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Top Manufacturers Present Free Training at Autorama

By Amanda Gubbins

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HRIA Education Day takes place Friday, March 5, at the Detroit Autorama.

There is still time to register for the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Education Day, which will take place tomorrow at the Detroit Autorama.

Education Day will be held in Cobo Hall from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and will consist of 24 sessions, led by some of the biggest names in hot-rod parts manufacturing. These product specialists will demonstrate their parts and train attendees about product features, benefits and installation guidelines. Aside from this product exposure, it is a chance for dealers, installers and builders to get up close and personal with new products and the representatives who can answer their questions. The presenters will also be prepared with selling tips and techniques related to their product lines.

The full Education Day schedule follows so you can plan your day before registering online.

2015 Education Day Schedule

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.2:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Ron Francis Wiring
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Electrical Devices: How & Why They Work

Driven Oil

Proper Fuels & Lubricants for Classics

Comp Cams/FAST

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TCI/Quartermaster

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MSD
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Lokar

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Edelbrock

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Wilwood

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Fuel Systems for the Hot Rod

Powertrain Control Solutions
Modern OD Automatic Transmissions
Flaming River
Steering System Solutions
Vintage Air
Basics of Performance Air Conditioning
American Autowire
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Bowler Transmission
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Holley
Holley EFI: Installation and Tuning

Award-Winning Builders Join Panel Discussion

HRIA will also host a Builder’s Panel at Autorama, Saturday, March 7, at 3:00 p.m., in Room 140 A&B of Cobo Hall. Bobby Alloway, Jesse Greening, Dave Lane, J.F. Launier, Andy Leach and Troy Trepanier will discuss their secrets to success and what they’ve learned from setbacks, along with some great stories. Council members and prospective members alike are invited to attend and learn about the reality of hot-rod building from this impressive lineup.