HRIA Education Days

August 4 – 5

NSRA Street Rod Nationals
Louisville, Kentucky

A popular component of the NSRA Nationals, Education Days provide event attendees with a chance to participate in high-powered education sessions featuring top manufacturers in the hot-rod and auto-restoration segments. Twelve manufacturers will give hour-long presentations on their product lines and share tips and tricks for hot rod projects. Attendees will learn valuable information as it relates to their businesses and connect directly with the manufacturers.

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Thursday Sessions Friday Sessions


9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. | Room B101

Steering Systems & Solutions

This presentation will cover the following:

  • Made in the USA Tilt Steering Columns
  • Rack and Pinions and Billet Accessories
  • Rack and Pinion Cradle Conversion Kits
  • Microsteer Electric Power Steering

The featured product will be the FR40200M65PL. 65-66 Mustang Polished Column with integrated Microsteer.

Presented by Brett Domin.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Room B102
Vintage Air

The Basics of Hot Rod and Muscle Car Air Conditioning

Our seminar will begin with a discussion of the basic components and operation of a performance aftermarket climate control system. Then, we will move on to talk about common misconceptions about how the systems work and mistakes to avoid. Tips will also be shared highlighting the best installation practices that help insure optimal A/C operation and performance.

Presented by Rick Love.

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. | Room B101

How to Choose the Best Suspension for Your Hot Rod

Picking out the right suspension system for your dream Hot Rod can be a daunting task as there are many options available. Our goal with this seminar is to remove as much of the mystery as possible and give you enough information so you can make a well planned and thought-out blueprint for success. We will be discussing straight axle and IFS front suspensions, rack and pinion steering for both power and manual, shock absorber systems including air ride adjustable coil overs and standard hydraulic.

Presented by Mike Ruth.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Room B102
Zycoat Hushmat

Heat is the Enemy of Speed, Performance, & Comfort

Tim, an expert in the field of automotive acoustics and thermal insulation, will discuss the latest in how to use ZyBar high temperature heat dissipation coatings to keep your headers, exhaust and other engine components looking great and performing at their best under the most extreme conditions. Furthermore, he will be discussing the application of HushMat sound deadening and thermal insulation materials to every hot rod and restoration project.

Presented by Tim McCarthy.

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m | Room B101

Oil & Storage: Preserving Your Engine

Learn the benefits of choosing the right engine oil for your Hot Rod for best performance and increased engine life. We will also discuss the proper way to store your engine and fuel system for the winter and how to bring your ride back to life in the spring. Discussion points include engine oil formulations for Hot Rod & Classic engines and the impact of ethanol found in today’s gasoline on carburetion and fuel injection systems.

Presented by Bill Alexander,
Driven Racing Oil

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Room B102
Wilwood Brakes

Brake System Basics

In this fast-paced presentation, Wilwood's Carl Bush will dissect and explain the function and influence of the individual components that make up the brake systems commonly used on custom hot rods, muscle cars, and competition vehicles as well. The goal of this presentation is to provide the attendees with a better understanding of the interaction of each component within the system to better optimize the configuration and performance of the braking system as it applies to their particular application.

Presented by Carl Bush.


9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. | Room B101

Advancements in Push Start Ignitions and Installing a Safe Steering System

How to safely install a steering column including proper measurement, installation, proper safety guidelines.

Presented by Derek Auten & Eddie Mohr.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Room B102
Wizards Products

Automotive Detail and Ceramic Coating

This presentation will cover the following:

  • Reasons for Detailing
  • How to properly Detail a Vehicle
  • Preparation for Ceramic Coating
  • Application of Ceramic Coatings
  • Maintenance for Ceramic Coatings
  • Q & A Session

Presented by Jason Latham.

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. | Room B101

Air Suspension Basic

This presentation will cover the following:

  • The basics of Air Suspension systems
  • The right and wrong ways to use and install Air Systems
  • Troubleshooting Air Systems (in the event you miss steps one or two)
  • Q & A Session

Presented by Greg Fuesler.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Room B102
Inland Empire

Power Train Vibrations and How to Cure Them

This presentation consists of 15 minutes exploring the physics operating on driveshafts, followed by 45 minutes of discussion regarding the real drive shaft troubles brought up be those attending.

Presented by Greg Frick.

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m | Room B101

The Hook Up: Steering Linkage Connections & Components

This presentation will focus on the various methods of safely connecting your steering column to your steering box or rack and pinion. We will be covering all the do's and don'ts as well as the components available and how to correctly install them to insure a safe, long lasting steering system.

Presented by Jeff Grantmeyer.

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Room B102

Alternators & Starters - Install it Right the First Time

In this informative seminar, the Powermaster team will explain why it's so important to select the right alternator and starter for your application. They will also share important installation details and wiring steps to ensure a reliable charging and cranking system for years to come.

Presented by the Powermaster Tech Team.