In an effort to recognize young talent and foster the future growth of the automotive aftermarket industry, the 2018 SEMA Young Guns Regional Program provided car builders age 27 or younger throughout the country an opportunity to showcase their vehicles at the 2018 SEMA Show.
HRIA Member Updates
The Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) invites members who are in town for the Media Trade Conference or the Grand National Roadster Show to its open meeting, to be held Friday, January 25, at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center in Pomona, California, from 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
SEMA has recently launched a new program entitled SEMA Senior Class, A Mentoring Program. Through this free program, all SEMA members are welcome to search and connect with an industry mentor. SEMA mentors are current or former business owners, presidents, CEO’s and advisors all specializing in the automotive aftermarket industry.
Hot Rodders Capture the Spotlight
HRIA does not take or offer any political stance, but we do urge you to research issues pertaining to your business and the industry, and remember to cast your votes in the upcoming elections. Don’t let your voice go unheard!
HRIA Feature Vehicle Program
The Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Education Days have announced the dates for 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky at the NSRA Street Rod Nationals. Twelve manufacturers in the hot rod segment will be giving hour long presentations on not only their product lines but tips and tricks for your own projects and builds.
On Thursday, November 1 join in on an interactive panel discussion with well-established hot rod builders and shop owners. Led by Rick Love of Vintage Air, the builders will go through their best practices in customer-relations, business operations and building tips, tricks and stories.
In addition to the HRIA car being unveiled, you will find another five display vehicles, three from the Restoration segment and two more representing the Hot Rod segment. One of the ARMO vehicles will also be revealed for the first time. The unveilings or reveals commence at 11:00 am on Tuesday morning. Don’t be late.
The doors open for the 2018 HRIA Awards Reception at 5:15 pm on Wednesday, October 31 in the Paradise Event Center at the Westgate Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.