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Hot Rodder Highlight: HRIA Welcomes Two New Members

The Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) is dedicated to preserving and promoting the hot-rod industry. HRIA members consist of hot-rod manufacturers, builders/fabricators, dealers, car clubs and enthusiast publications. HRIA welcomes two new members:

Brett Littlefield's ’67 Ford Galaxie 500 fastback.

Brett Littlefield, Auto Meter Products Inc.

New HRIA member Brett Littlefield, OEM, commercial and military sales manager of Auto Meter Products Inc., was convinced by current SEMA Board member Jeep Worthan to come work for the company 11 years ago.

When Littlefield isn’t making sales calls, he is working on his ’67 Ford Galaxie 500 fastback. He chose this car for its uniqueness—it's nearly 18-ft. long. He enjoys attending local car shows to show off his prized possession.

Professionally, Littlefield received his MPA from Northern Illinois University, capturing all major high-performance OEM platforms in Detroit. On a personal note, Littlefield is married and has a son, Chase, who is a Ford fan.

Bob Shetrone, Progressive Automotive Inc.

HRIA would like to welcome Bob Shetrone, president of Progressive Automotive Inc. Shetrone started his business 32 years ago because of his love for hot rods and he wanted to build parts for them. His passion runs in designing, building and refurbishing these cars. “Hot Rodders were the first recyclers,” he says.

In his spare time, Shetrone is currently working on a ’55 Chevy 210 Handyman wagon for his wife. His love for ’55 Chevy cars started when he saw the movie American Graffiti, which he has seen so many times he can recite almost every word. For this reason, no one else will watch it with him.

Shetrone has been married to his wife Amy since 1992. They have two children—a daughter Taylor and “car guy” Sam.