The deadline for hot rod builders to submit project vehicle proposals for the Hotrod & Restoration Display Vehicle Program is Feb. 28, according Denver, N.C.-based Steele Rubber Products, which is sponsoring the program for the fifth consecutive year.
The Hotrod & Restoration Display Vehicle Program includes pre-1980 hot rods, street rods, muscle cars, classic trucks, customs, antiques and race cars. Show attendees can expect to see more than 50 diverse vehicles and including several debut builds, according to Eric Saltrick, vice president of marketing at Steele Rubber and the program’s coordinator.
“Last year, we had nearly 50 cars; that was the most we’ve ever had,” Saltrick said. “It’s one thing to have 50 cars, but it’s another thing to have 50 that represent all aspects of the industry. We had cars from every decade-1930s, ’40s, ’50s and through the ’70s. And we had different styles.”
When choosing featured vehicles, Saltrick considers builders who were successful at past shows, local car clubs and big-name shops. He also tries to spotlight up-and-coming builders and satisfy exhibiting vendors. No vehicle is ever featured twice at the show, and all cars are placed in display spaces on a first-come first-served basis. This ensures that all builders receive the same treatment, Saltrick noted.
Hot rod builders interested in displaying a vehicle at the 2014 Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show should call Saltrick at 704-483-9343, ext. 219, or email him at [email protected].
The Hotrod & Restoration Trade Showand the new Restyling & Truck Accessories Trade Show, which are scheduled for March 26-28 at the Indianapolis Convention Center, are presented by Restyling, Performance Business andHotrod & Restorationmagazines, all publications of National Business Media.
For more information about the trade show events, visit http://www.hotrodshow.com/.