Education Days: Hot-Rod Manufacturers Discuss Products, Techniques, Build Tips and More

By Katie Carson

During the 2018 HRIA Education Days, 12 manufacturers in the hot-rod segment will give hour-long presentations on their product lines, and tips and tricks for attendees’ projects and builds.

The Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Education Days will be held Thursday, August 2–Friday, August 3, at the NSRA Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. Twelve hot-rod manufacturers will give hour-long presentations on their product lines, and also provide tips and tricks for attendees’ projects and builds.

Sessions will begin at 9:15 a.m., with the last session concluding at 4:30 p.m., and are open to all NSRA Nationals attendees. This is a popular event and seats are limited.

Reserve your spot in the sessions that most interest you.

The following is a sneak peek of the manufacturers and the discussion topics scheduled for the 2018 event:

FAST EFI – “Understanding EFI”
Presenter: Kevin Winstead

FATMAN Fabrications – “Chassis Design”
Presenter: Brent VanDervort

Borgeson – “Power Steering Conversions”
Presenter: Jeff Grantmeyer

Classic Instruments – “Instrumentation For Your Dash”
Presenter: John McLeod

Painless Performance – “Dos and Don’ts of Wire Harness Installations”
Presenter: Dennis Overholser

Edelbrock – “Edelbrock Has Your Fuel System Solutions”
Presenter: Cary Redman

Vintage Air – “Basics of Air Conditioning”
Presenter: Rick Love

Steele Rubber Products – “Pro Tips on Weather Strips”
Presenter: Danny and Matt Agosta

American Autowire – “Wiring Solutions”
Presenter: Scott Hughes

Wilwood Disc Brakes – “Understanding Brake Systems”
Presenter: Bob Roese

Lokar – “Being Prepared for the NSRA Safety 23”
Presenter: Howard Cook and Jeff McClure

Total Cost Involved – “Basics of Modern Suspensions”
Presenter: Evan Dalley

HRIA General Membership Meeting—Louisville

Prior to Education Days, HRIA will kick off NSRA Nationals weekend in Louisville with a General Membership meeting on August 1. The event serves as a great opportunity to get together with industry friends and associates and learn more about what HRIA has been up to and what’s next. The meeting also provides attendees an opportunity to interface directly with HRIA leadership and bring suggestions to the table.

Join HRIA at the Kentucky Expo Center in room B101 on August 1, at 3:30 p.m., where the HRIA select committee will provide updates on the latest council initiatives and activities. Register now for the meeting. 

For questions, contact Jim Skelly at 909-978-6690 or