Restoring a classic car is unlike modifying any new vehicle on the road today. With dozens of models that can be restored in different ways, staying informed on new trends and build request types can help businesses expand their customer base, as well as their creative wit.
ARMO members were invited to a panel discussion where they heard from builders and businessowners sharing their take on current trends.
The ARMO General Membership Meeting and Panel Discussion featured Joanna Agosta Shere of Steel Rubber Products as moderator, and panelists Lou Santiago, host of Garage Insider TV on YouTube; Amy Fitzgerald, owner of Cool Hand Customs; and Douglas Glad, head of editorial at Hemmings, where they answered questions on:
- Top restoration trends for hobbyists and businesses
- What's hot and what's not at car shows
- Where restomods and EVs fit in the restoration world
This meeting featured a brief presentation from the ARMO Select Committee, where they discussed the current state of the automotive restoration market and the council's current initiatives.