Sunday, 31 October 2010

Auto-Media headed to Hull!

Yesterday saw Auto-Media head to Hull to find the perfect location with Darren Mallinson (Mallo, to his friends!) for a shoot with the Supra. The Supra had not had a professional shoot in its current Autoglym colours or with the new interior and ICE and its was great to be asked. You never know when a change will be made to it and this was a fantastic opportunity to have a skilled photographer make the most of the work we had done over the year to complete this current build and give us a permanent record of this.

A search around the area of the old fruit market and water front gave us the location we were looking for. The sun shone on the Marina with racing yachts and cruisers as a fantastic back drop. 

Hull as always was cold but the locals were extremely friendly and made the day interesting. Mallo chatted during the shoot about techniques, his love of photography and his thoughts on the scene as a whole.  It was refreshing to get the view of a fellow modifier who had been in the scene as long as us and also turned it into a career. 

After the shoot, a bite to eat and some warmth in a friendly pub under the Humber Bridge we all headed over to the Fast-N-Modded Hulloween Cruise. A charity event in its second year raising money for Cancer Research UK.  The location of the Humber Bridge Country Park with its cafe, hard standing and numerous car parks made it a suitable and safe location for what was one of the biggest cruises of the year. The Fast-N-Modded team worked incredibly hard on this event, both in promotion and getting support of the Road Safety Team and local businesses. The turnout was excellent, all types of cars from american muscle, to euro style with everything in between turned out, with many owners in Halloween fancy dress.

The final total raised will be over £1000 with donations still coming in. Plans are afoot for a meet in the warmer weather where, with evening sun, we will all be able to appreciate more of the cars that turn out.  It was good to chat with the cruisers and also the rally cross teams that were there about Thor Racing and World Wide Wonder, hopefully there may be an interesting project or two to report about in the coming year!  If you have any photos or videos please do not forget to upload them on and also onto the Auto-Media group on Facebook.

Auto-Media's Supra and Mallo's Golf

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

What a fantastic day at Thor Racing! The team had a great time meeting regulars and new customers and welcoming them to the new premises.

There were many discussions on mapping, conversions and also getting your car ready for winter and, of course, not forgetting to have them ready for next years race and show seasons!

The new Labour Loyalty and gift voucher schemes were launched and those that attended received bonus discounts.

Next weekend will see us heading to support Fast-N-Modded and Cancer Research UK at the Hulloween Cruise. Max Power will be with us on our stand so come over and say hi and talk to us about Thor Racing, World Wide Wonder and 2011.

Monday, 18 October 2010

World Wide Wonder - if they know, you know and you know, they know!

Check out  This site aims to become the most comprehensive resource for your benefit.

Head over, join  up, post details about your club, your events, your cars - where you have been, what you have done, what your plans are for the future.

Modified, performance, racing fans - its for all of you!

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Bargain of the century!!

Grab yourself a bargain!! 675bhp Skyline R32. This mental ex Time Attack car is now up for sale to make way for a new beast and now is the time to get it. All I can say is NO RESERVE!!

Time Attack Skyline R32

A project from over the past few years that has seen some great developments and interesting challenges along the way! Running in the 11`s in 2008 at Santa Pod with no NOS, water injection and several other additions she was always fast.

Now fully rebuilt with uprated specs in many areas..., a fresh re-spray and some new body changes she`s ready for a run again with the aim of getting well into the 10`s. Running 600bhp then a shot of nitrous taking it to 675bhp, combined with the launch control, it`s enough to bring a tear to your eye. Sitting on 18 x 10 Rotas and r888’s, grip is no problem and setup to track race she handles superbly with the grip levels surpassing what you would normally expect.

The huge front and rear big brake kit is also another incredible experience with braking levels you will struggle to find in anything but a supercar. A road legal slayer of pretty much any supercar around with a 0-60 in the 3 second category! The ECU fitted from AEM is truly world class giving you things like managed nitrous release, launch control, water injection management, shift light control level setting and a whole host of other options.

Short of cutting the car apart you do not need to do a lot more to her to make her go faster round a corner!

Even though the spec list is long, there are still probably more modifications that are not listed!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

What's happening in October.

Thor Racing open day, Sunday 24th October

Thor Racing are opening their doors to the public on 24 October 2010 to celebrate moving into their brand new 5500sq ft purpose built premises.

There will be lots to see and talk about as Thor welcomes you to have a nose around the workshop. See finished projects as well as ongoing projects and talk to the experts about what will be best for your car whether it might be a full engine transplant to a simple nut and bolt check, Thor Racing will talk you through everything.

Thor Racing are not just Japanese specialists, they can cater for all makes and models, so if you have a Ford, VAG or any other non-jap make, get yourself to the open day to see what they can do for you.

Thor Racing will giving demonstrations on their 1600hp Dynapack rolling road where you will be able to see how you can get the most accurate BHP and Torque readings for tuning your car.

Visitors to the open day will receive a Beat The VAT discount voucher which can be used in conjuction with the new Labour Loyalty Scheme which is being lauched at the open day.

If you know what you want for Christmas then why not add a Thor Racing Gift Voucher to your Christmas list. Talk to us about this at the open day!

Tea and coffee will be available and there are plenty of places to eat nearby. 

Hulloween Cruise 

Auto-Media will be attending the Hulloween cruise on Saturday 30th October. Why not come and show your support for the local Car Club, Fast-n-Modded and do your bit for cancer research. 
So, come and enjoy what will possibly be the last event before the winter sets in and talk to us about what we've got planned for 2011.

See you there!!
Auto-Media - Who we are and what we do!

Auto-Media is the UK's only specialist in Modified and Performance show car competition management. We provide a start to finish service for competitions, including promotion, pre-event selection, supplying judges, on site management including layout, competitor and sponsor liaison, post-event reviews and discussions.

But this isn't our only forte - Auto-Media keeps you in touch with the best events in the UK, how to book, when to book, track time specials, sponsors and traders.  Our team provide a full online and “at event” publicity service using our extensive experience and knowledge.

We also provide PR support to a number of UK businesses, this is both online and face to face. 

Our final service and Auto-Media’s original starting point is “Make Your Car Famous!”. If a business, trader, or agency need a car for a music video, TV programme or advertising our extensive database of vehicles and many years experience will help find a car to fit their requirements.  Our credits include MTV, Sony Records, Sky TV, Men and Motors, Nissan UK, Balls of Steel 2 & 3, Dirty Sanchez and much more.