Member Updates


HRIA Education Days to Benefit Hot Rod Builders August 3-4


HRIA is gearing up to host its Education Days at the 2023 National Street Rod Association (NSRA) Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky, August 3-4.

With 12 seminars--six seminars per day--and each presented by a different hot rod manufacturer, the HRIA Education Days program provides a one-stop educational opportunity to learn about essential processes for modifying or upgrading your own hot-rod projects.

Click here to view the seminar schedule and session descriptions.

This year's presenting manufacturers and sessions are:

  • BluePrint Engines: How to Modernize Your Hot-Rod Engine  
  • Bowler Performance Transmissions: Transmission Decisions: Is More Gears the Way to Go?  
  • Classic Instruments: Providing Your "Finishing Touch"
  • Driven Racing Oil: Let's Talk About Oil: All Your Oil Questions Answered With the Expert  
  • Edelbrock Superchargers: Modern Supercharges for Street or Race Use 
  • Heidts: How to Choose the Best Suspension for Your Hot Rod 
  • Painless Wiring: Automotive Electrical Basics  
  • QA1: Optimizing Ride Quality and Driveablilty of Your Classic Car  
  • Steele Rubber Products: Where the Rubber Meets the Ride  
  • Vintage Air: Keeping You Cool: The Basics of Performance Automotive Air  
  • Watson's StreetWorks: Modern Security for Classic Rides 
  • Wilwood Disc Brakes: Brake System Basics  


An HRIA open meeting and social gathering will also take place at the Kentucky Expo Center on August 2, at 3:30 p.m. EDT in room B101. The meeting is open to current and prospective HRIA members and will include a chance to network and learn about industry resources for hot-rod business. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Register for education sessions and the open meeting here.