Hot (Rod) Transfer Trends

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Here are just a few of the full color automotive-themed designs available from Wildside West. See more designs online or even more when you request a catalog.

Here are just a few of the full color automotive-themed designs available from Wildside West. See more designs online or even more when you request a catalog.

In a past conversation with Frank of WildSide West, he mentioned he’s been having a lot of sales success with automotive-themed, full color transfers. When I asked him why, he mentioned that the interest in classic cars–and cars of all kinds for that matter–seems to be booming.  We talked about the abundance of car shows, (especially during the upcoming summer months) as well as all the online tv shows about cars. It’s true that you can find large, medium and even very small car shows in just about every community on any given weekend. There’s a website called NationwideCarShow that lists over 1600 shows throughout the U.S.  Some of the shows are called “cruise-ins”. But no matter what they’re called or what kind of cars are on display, one thing you can be sure of, there will be t-shirts for sale. Car shows are a great niche market for custom apparel suppliers that specialize in heat printing. With a heat press, you can easily customize a stock design with a date and place. This is normally called doing a “name drop.”  And since car lovers are also usually lovers of great artwork, full color designs are in high demand. This past weekend there was a show here in North Branch, Michigan, put on by the Deerfield Fire Association.

Local car shows come in all shapes and sizes but one thing they all usually have in common is a need for a commemorative custom t-shirt.

Local car shows come in all shapes and sizes but one thing they all usually have in common is a need for a commemorative custom t-shirt.

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4 comments

  1. HELLO, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE TRANSFERS CATALOG STATEMENT: HOT ROD CLASSIC MOTOR, MOTORCYCLE CLASSIC, CLASSIC CARS, ETC ..
    ALSO MINIMUM PRICES AND QUANTITIES, THANKS.

  2. Steve Vigus says:

    Some nice designs from WildSide West. Thanks for sharing, Ted.

  3. Jason Mueller says:

    Hello,

    I came across your website today and I have to say as a car enthusiast and proud owner of a classic pickup I really enjoyed what I seen. It would be an honor to do a guest post on your blog. A topic I had in mind ¨´How to Sell Your Hot Rod&”but I am really open to suggestions, if you have a topic in mind it would be a pleasure to write the article as long as it’s something horsepower related.

    Kind regards,

    Jason

  4. Ted says:

    Thanks for reading. The blog is actually about heat printing and how to grow your heat printing business. But sometimes we do talk about cars. Right now I am not looking for articles but I wish you all the best. Have fun with your classic!

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