SEMA HRIA Education Days

Learn from the Pros – HRIA Tech Seminars at the Goodguys Summit Racing Nationals

Have you ever thought about installing air conditioning in your car, but worried that it might be a bit too much? Or how about installing disc brakes, modern gauges or suspension updates? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to learn a few best practices or things to look for before tackling a big upgrade on your car? The SEMA Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) is here to help!

The future of hot rodding starts with helping enthusiasts and even builders learn more about popular products and systems used on today’s hot rods. To help achieve that, the HRIA will be hosing seven different tech seminars during the Goodguys 26th Summit Racing Nationals presented by PPG this weekend (July 12-14) for FREE!

HRIA is the Specialty Equipment Manufacturer Association’s (SEMA) driving force behind the iconic hot rod culture, connecting professionals, builders, and businesses alike. With a focus on community, education, and advocacy, they’re not just preserving the legacy of hot rodding – they want to propel it into the future!

SEMA HRIA Education Days

The HRIA has been hosting their Education Days program for over a decade at different hot rod events across the country. This year they’ll host seven different tech seminars that will answer many questions about product selection, installation and fundamentals of hot rod products. The seminars take place Friday (12th) and Saturday upstairs in the Kasich Hall of the Ohio Expo grounds . You can walk up to register for one or all at no cost or pre-register at HRIA Education Days.

The presenting companies this year include:

Friday, 12th

11:15 – 12:00  Trick Tools – Taking the Mystery Out of Tube Bending

12:15 – 1:00  Vintage Air – The Basics of Hot Rod and Muscle Car Air Conditioning

1:15 – 2:00  Classic Instruments – Instruments and Gauges, the Finishing Touch

Saturday, 13th

10:15 – 11:00  Wilwood Disc Brakes – Brake System Basics

11:15 – 12:00  Dakota Digital – An Introduction to Digital Gauge Systems

12:15 – 1:00  Detroit Speed – Modern Suspension Tech for your Classic Car

1:15 – 2:00  Garret’s Rod Shop – So You Want to Build a Hot Rod?

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Todd Ryden is first and foremost a car guy and admits to how lucky he is to have been able to build a career out of a hobby that he enjoys so much. He’s owned muscle cars and classics, raced a bit and has cruised across the country. With over 25 years in the industry from the manufacturing and marketing side to writing books and articles, he just gets it.