HRIA Education Days

July 12-13, 2024

GoodGuys Summit Racing Nationals
Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH

HRIA Education Days at the Goodguys Summit Racing Nationals will include seven seminars covering a range of topics, from the basics of hot rod and muscle car air conditioning to digital gauge systems, instruments and gauges and more.

Friday Sessions Saturday Sessions


11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Trick Tools Logo

Taking the Mystery Out of Tube Bending

There are a wide variety of tubing bender options that pertain to hot rod builders, chassis fabricators, and exhaust shops, however, rarely is there a once-size-fits-all tubing bender that can handle every application. In this seminar, we'll discuss the variety of tubing benders on the market, their benefits and intended uses, and how the right tubing bender can increase efficiency during the building process.

Presented by Carter Vos.

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Vintage Air

The Basics of Hot Rod and Musclecar Air Conditioning

We'll discuss the basic components and operation of a modern aftermarket climate control system and how to choose the right system for your vehicle. We'll also talk about how the parts of the system work together to keep you comfortable, along with installation tips to keep your system operating at optimal efficiency.

Presented by Rick Love.

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Classic Instruments Logo

Instruments & Gauges: The Finishing Touch

When you are choosing the finishing details for your latest build, instruments are one of those key components. John will discuss the history of the company as well as tell you about exciting new products along with options to consider when looking for gauges. Lastly, John will go over what the future technology holds in helping to develop more options on how you can add your own personal touch to any of their products to create your own "Finishing Touch".

Presented by John McLeod.


10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Wilwood Engineering logo

Brake System Basics

Miguel will be reviewing the basic functions on how to set up a brake system. From the pedal to the caliper, we will be reviewing both proper Manual Brake, Power brake and Hydroboost options. What master cylinder is best for your application, to make the proper pressure and pedal feel, for your car or truck will be a key take away from this session.

Presented by Miguel Jimenez.

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dakota Digital Logo

An Introduction to Digital Gauge Systems

This session will cover an overview of the different products, technology, and features and benefits of digital gauges. Attendees will also learn the basic wiring required for an installation. Along with that, late model engine, fuel injection and ECU integration will be covered as well.

Presented by Justin Olsen.

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Detroit Speed logo

Modern Suspension Technology for your Classic Car

Discuss modern suspension technology and its application to classic cars. Cover vehicle usage and how component selection can make or break the performance goals of your build. Discuss suspension tuning for performance, ride quality, and solutions for common handling issues.

Presented by Nathan Peterman.

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Garrett's Rod Shop logo

So you want to build a Hot Rod?

You've seen them. You want one of your own! So what does it take to build a hot rod? Our panel of experts in the hot rod builder world will share what goes into building a sweet ride. From design, to engineering, paint and body work to finishing touches, you'll learn the process and commitment that comes with creating one of these works of art. Participants will be able to ask questions about their current or future builds.

Presented by Karl Schulman (Moderator) Dustin Foust, Jonathan Goolsby, Francisco Murillo (Panelists).


HRIA, the Hot Rod Industry Alliance is a section of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). HRIA is the driving force behind the iconic hot rod culture, connecting professionals, builders, and businesses alike. With a focus on community, education, and advocacy, we're not just preserving the legacy of hot rodding – we're propelling it into the future!

Marcy Ann Yanus

HRIA Director