Hot-Rod Manufacturers to Share Product Insights at Goodguys July Event

HRIA Education Days

By Ashley Reyes

SEMA Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Education Days at the Goodguys Summit Racing Nationals will provide visitors with the chance to participate in seven seminars led by top manufacturers in the hot-rod space. The seminars--scheduled for July 12-13 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio--will highlight important information regarding the manufacturers' product lines, as well as best practices for installing, working with and choosing certain products.

"We're excited to offer a lineup of seminars that will enrich the knowledge and confidence of the hot-rod community," said HRIA Council Director Marcy Yanus. "By attending the seminars, participants can engage directly with the manufacturers, gain clarification on processes and discover build tips that may be hard to find anywhere else."

Seminars include:

Friday, July 12:

  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Taking the Mystery Out of Tube Bending | Presenter: Trick Tools 
  • 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: The Basics of Hot Rod and Musclecar Air Conditioning | Presenter: Vintage Air
  • 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Instruments and Gauges: The Finishing Touch | Presenter: Classic Instruments

Saturday, July 13:

  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Brake System Basics | Presenter: Wilwood Disc Brakes
  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: An Introduction to Digital Gauge Systems | Presenter: Dakota Digital
  • 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Modern Suspension Technology for Your Classic Car | Presenter: Detroit Speed
  • 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: So You Want to Build a Hot Rod? | Presenter: Garret's Rod Shop

HRIA Education Days is a part of the council's mission to ensure the prosperity and longevity of the hot-rod industry. Seminars are free to all Goodguys Summit Racing Nationals attendees and pre-registration is not required. Descriptions of each seminar can be found at