By Ashley Reyes
Restoring a classic car is unlike modifying any new vehicle on the road today. With dozens of models that can be restored in different ways, staying informed on new trends and build request types can help businesses expand their customer base, as well as their creative wit.
SEMA Automotive Restoration Organization (ARMO) members and businesses in the restoration segment are invited to a panel discussion where they will hear from builders and business owners sharing their take on current trends.
Taking place June 14, at 10:00 a.m. (PDT), the ARMO General Membership Meeting and Panel Discussion will feature Joanna Agosta Shere of Steel Rubber Products as moderator, and panelists Lou Santiago, host of “Garage Insider TV” on YouTube; Amy Fitzgerald, owner of Cool Hand Customs; and Douglas Glad, head of editorial at Hemmings, answering questions live on:
- Top restoration trends for hobbyists and businesses.
- What’s hot and what’s not at car shows.
- Where restomods and EVs fit in the restoration world.
This meeting features a brief presentation from the ARMO Select Committee, where they will discuss the current state of the automotive restoration market and the council’s current initiatives.