HRIA will hold a general membership meeting at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona, California on Friday, January 23. The meeting is open to all hot rod industry professionals. Non-HRIA members are welcome to attend.
In 2014, HRIA once again collaborated with the Automotive Restoration Market Organization to showcase the artistry of their members in a Hot Rod Alley booth. This was a destination point for members who needed a break or wanted to reconnect with old friends. The booth featured three display vehicles representing the hot-rod niche and three others representing the restoration market. Throughout the week, members visited to enjoy the cars, rest their feet and share information about the council with other visitors to the booth.
Here are the SEMA Council & Network awards presented at the 2014 SEMA Show.
Each year at the SEMA Show, a walk through Hot Rod Alley gives attendees a snapshot of the market’s artistry. For the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA), the week is a chance to highlight a few creations by members displayed in the council booth and at the organization’s annual reception. It’s an initiative that’s much more than just eye candy, according to HRIA Chair Rick Love.
We have a great reason for you to get up bright and early on Friday of the SEMA Show.
The HRIA Awards Reception is the second-largest event held during SEMA Show week with over 600 attendees and is emceed by the voice of SEMA, Dave McClelland.
FREE WEBINAR: SEMA’s Trade Show Director, Tom Gattuso and SEMA’s Director of Education, Zane Clark will present an exclusive exhibitor webinar on Thursday, September 25th at 10 a.m. pdt entitled “Preparing Yourself for a Successful SEMA Show – On and Off the Floor.”
This year, the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) joins the Posies Driven Dirty Tour with the goal of connecting a new generation to opportunities in the industry. The route will run October 25–November 2 from Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The tour is a natural fit with HRIA’s Futures in Hot Rodding initiative, which is an effort to encourage the industry’s next generation by identifying, communicating and promoting hot-rod-specific educational resources and career opportunities.
Exhibiting at the SEMA Show takes preparation, and there are a number of details that may not occur to a first-timer until just a few weeks before the doors open!
The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) has recruited three new staff members to fill critical roles as the organization grows. The focus for these new hires includes systems development, member recruitment and product data services.