Education and networking were prominent at the various Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) events that took place during the 2023 SEMA Show.
Following is a recap of HRIA events targeted to the hot rod industry.
HRIA Unveils Inspiring Vehicle to a Worldwide Audience
J-Rod & Customs debuted a one-of-a-kind '78 Cherokee, which was displayed in the HRIA Booth. A yearly tradition at the SEMA Show, the unveiling showcases talented builders and allows manufacturers to present their brands and products to worldwide audiences. The '78 Cherokee also won the HRIA Design & Innovation Award.
Hot Rod Builders Discuss Current State of the Market During HRIA Panel
During the "Hot Rod Builders Panel, Powered by HRIA" seminar, Rick Love, president at Vintage Air Inc., guided a lively and entertaining discussion featuring panelists car designer and automotive artist, Chip Foose; Bobby Alloway, owner at Alloway's Hot Rod Shop; Jim Ring and Mike Ring, co-owners at Ringbrothers; and Troy Trepanier, owner at Rad Rides by Troy.
Attendees learned about the current state of the hot-rod segment, plus strategies to help them navigate the business of building hot rods and the latest trends.
Industry Passion Takes Center Stage at HRIA Reception
The HRIA Reception brought together industry leaders, friends and enthusiasts to celebrate a common passion for the hot rod market. In addition to celebrating HRIA's Award winners, attendees strengthened their business connections, mingled in a relaxed atmosphere, and learned about HRIA member benefits.
Stay updated on HRIA news and events throughout the year at www.sema.org/hria.