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IT IS OFFICIAL, THE “AFTERMARKET” NO LONGER EXISTS

Oct 06 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials

Exciting news, tinged with a touch of nostalgia for how it used to be. We are going to be massively ramping up our involvement with the superstars at Alpine Electronics. The only company ever to hold a World Press Conference, where I met magazine journ...

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PLANS COMING TOGETHER

Sep 13 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials

Just call me ‘Hannibal’! Because I have plans that are getting all A Team and coming together… For these days, I am launching my ebullient self upon the mainstream car market, too. I am not entirely certain they know quite what to make of me but they a...

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WARRANTY MATTERS

Aug 31 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials

I once bought an electric oven from Currys in Watford. PC World was in another vast selling unit in the shopping park on the other side of the ‘park’. I recall once a PC world assistant aggressively asserting at me that I knew not what I was talking ab...

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DECIBEL DRAG RACING TO RETURN TO UK!!

Aug 14 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials

THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING!!!! Well, In time, I reckon they might… as a crew of Russian cars drove to Salzburg, in Austria, taking three days, to the Euro finals one time! The UK is just 24 hours more and now, they shall have a reason. The dB Drag Racing...

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End Of a Volvo Era in Watford

Jul 24 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials

When we are young, we feel immortal and hearing the wrinkly old grunters chatting on and on about who has died, gets really old, fast. Young people do not like old peoples’ topics of conversation, as they seem too bothered only about who has bred and a...

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RAYNER INVITED TO CAR LAUNCH!

Jul 11 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials

I have a whole new world of politics to grasp. Whereas most of the serious players in car audio were simply Japanese, the car makers offer Swedes, Teutons and Koreans and many other nations and approaches to grok. Even inside the corporate milieu of ca...

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CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR!

Jun 13 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials

I have an old and long since proper bald mate we used to call ‘Scary Steve’. He was editor of Fast Car magazine back then, (long since the demesne of Jules Truss) and now is group editor of the motor yachting titles of a publishing group in Dubai. His...

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SUMMER IS A COMIN' IN, LOUDE SING CUCKOO!

May 25 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials

Climate change, despite the disbelief by Trump, is real. And while that can mean more intense storms and misery at this time of year, it has this time meant a lump of hot air from Europe is bringing serious sunshine to the UK as we go from Spring, to s...

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Editorial: OEM AUTOMOTIVE STUFF GOING A BIT ‘A-...

Apr 27 2017 04:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials

It’s funny how some cultural references almost enter the language in their word pattern and lyrical lilt. Like the famous line, “I LOVE it, when a plan comes together!” Always famously uttered by George Peppard as John “Hannibal” Smith in all five seas...

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Editorial: A VERY HAPPY EASTER FROM ALL AT TALK...

Apr 13 2017 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials

As we ponder the Judeo-Christian significance of eggs and the fecund rabbit as a symbol of the Biblical death and resurrection of The Nazarene, whilst the tree from Yule rots in the garden, we can rest easy that The Intu Shopping centre at least, will...

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