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Amy Slade’s Fairlady Z with Clarion, by Platin...

Aug 27 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

Sometimes, I write about cars that may be their owner’s pride and joy but are nonetheless old heaps. And sometimes I get close to true show cars that are so posh they are not fit to drive every day. But this time, it was all about the Lady. Or rather t...

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ELVIS PRESLEY’S PINK CADILLAC

Aug 12 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

Once, for Home Cinema Choice magazine, I was sent to write up the home theatre of a genuine first generation Elvis fan. I went along having already decided that this was going to be a dire and boring experience and came away, slightly embarrassed at ho...

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The Steve Meade TAHOE interview

Aug 11 2015 01:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

At last, I am able to release the STEVE MEADE TAHOE INTERVIEW VIDEO! I caught up with him in Las Vegas and this was the start of the feature in Fast Car about to be published. A HUGE THANKS are due to Rockford, who paid to ship Fast Car's BRILLIANT sna...

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MODESTEP & JL AUDIO UK

Jul 30 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

Here is the reason why JL Audio UK have been so bloody quiet in recent weeks! I call, I nag, I beg for news… and figured it was just because they were busy. Bloody hell were they busy? Modestep, a jolly cool beat combo much beloved, I gather, by young...

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Amazing Old Stager Available To Restore c/w TEN...

Jul 21 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

Truly older bass heads will recall reading about Kam Jagpal. I recently heard from his lad, Kraig, all grown up and dealing with stuff for his dad. I will let his words do the explaining: “Hello Adam, I appreciate you do not know me, however I do know...

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I think I might need the help of a professional...

Jun 08 2015 02:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

Regular readers may already have seen today's "This Week" column. It which I rashly bragged that I was going to upgrade my chum Adam's Transit Connect van. In fact, not only had I got the wrong adapter and failed to get an FM antenna converter but also...

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CAITLYN ROYCE’S HUMMER - “WHEN YOUR DADDY IS A...

May 13 2015 03:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

The old and wrinkly among you may recall a red Pug with Spearmint Rhino graphics and a mad Mmats ProAudio system in it. I featured it in Max Power a long time back… with a HUGE crane truck in the shoot. It was a happy accident, as we went to the A1/M25...

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JBL Install Epic Systems in Two Smart Cars!

May 13 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

HARMAN delivers special JBL sound for smart show cars : HARMAN cooperated with smart and X-Dream Car Audio, a German tuning company, to transform two smart fortwo into genuine “boom boxes” (This was written for mainstream readers, people…! Ed.) Kar...

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BACK TO THE FUTURE!! ALPINE DELOREAN OF...

Apr 13 2015 01:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

I can honestly say that I have never enjoyed writing a headline quite as much as that one. If you read my This Week column, in which I get Humble Pie but no custard, you will know that Mitch Pirie saved my kao and invited me to the Gadget Show Live to...

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Lexus & Levinson: Rayner Auditions The New...

Jan 29 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

Long term regular readers may know that I have had some really cool access to top end cars by press offices for top marques in the past. I have, as described in this week’s column, sat inside brand new Jaguars and also Maseratis with Bowers and Wilkins...

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Scott Buwulda of HAT & IASCA: The Internati...

Jan 21 2015 02:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

I visited the IASCA booth in the North halls and found it small but perfectly formed. Scott Buwulda of Hybrid Audio Technologies, had a full brand booth of his own last year. This year, he was at CES as the representative of the IASCA car audio sound c...

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Mmats Polaris ATV: The International CES, Las V...

Jan 21 2015 01:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

I visited Mmats in the North halls and can reveal that Mr. Thompson, who bought the company from the owner some few years back, created the original BoomZilla cartoon strips. He would wear a white lab coat and had a small ‘shack’ on the show floor. It...

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MTX POLARIS SLINGSHOT: The International CES, L...

Jan 21 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

I visited MTX in the North halls. Their position very near the entrance denotes that they have been exhibiting non-stop for very many years. Clarion used to be in that hall but now use a private suite in what used to be the Hilton. The thing is, they a...

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Orion: The International CES, Las Vegas 2015

Jan 15 2015 01:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

I visited Orion As I spotted that they once again had made the install of the CES 2015. A Jeep, (hello Ian Edgar – he gets so excited when I do that, bless him, as he pilots “The Mighty Jeep Commander”) but stripped-down of doors and roofy bits and au...

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AMY SLADE: 350z Star Petrol Head! CLARION S...

Jul 22 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

I have had to wait a while before publishing this high level sponsored car. The owner, is Amy Slade, who is a real star, having impressed the heck out of a slew of hard bitten PR professionals, with her personality, achievements and media follow throug...

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OXFORD CAR AUDIO JL AUDIO GRAFFITI BEETLE

Jun 25 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

Now, regular readers may know that I am an experienced soul when it comes to car audio. In terms of the sheer breadth of systems and how long I have been doing it, I may well be um, just possibly a Mister Worldwide! Daft but true, if you think about it...

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The Punisher Hearse; WAKING THE DEAD

Jun 19 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

SYSTEM OF THE MONTH: Once upon a time, there was a ‘playas’ styled mag online, called MyMod magazine. It was frankly about cars and well, awfully naughty girls. Not ‘merely’ that side of modelling called glamour – meaning nude – but actual porn stars a...

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Morel Mondays (On a Tuesday...) Mansory Lamborg...

Jun 03 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

My job has the most wonderful moments. Stuff I should damn well tweet about but sadly just cannot let a second social media obsession into my time. I find it hard enough to get to read the Angler’s Mail, more’s the pity! I get to do stuff and report on...

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Morel’s Grand International Installation Contest

Mar 12 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

Israeli expert speaker makers Morel, have the most literally awesome sounding kit for cars and home use. From their Fat Lady home speakers made of carbon fibre, to the massively sexy limited edition Elate three-way car systems, they all sound good and...

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ORION TRUCK: The International CES, Las Vegas 2014

Jan 22 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

I have quite a long history with Orion in the UK. Way back when, it was one of the major ‘power audio’ brands I was made aware of by the mad looking American car audio mags we would get from time to time and which sparked off the old Car Stereo & Secur...

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HAT: The International CES, Las Vegas 2014

Jan 22 2014 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

My BIG thing is magnets. I never outgrew the fascination. As I learned a bit more about magnets and how an electromagnet could be so mighty, I was smitten. But essentially, the absurdity of trying to make really good impersonations of sounds reproduced...

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Morel Mondays: VW T2 Campervan

Dec 23 2013 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

No brand of car (or van) in existence has quite the same ubiquity and lunacy amongst support as Volkswagen. The cultures of the different sorts of VW vehicles are as multifarious as their types and all are ‘adhesive’. They love each other. And suffice...

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Morel Mondays: Twisted P10 Land Rover

Dec 02 2013 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

Land Rover used to be the ONLY name in Africa that mattered and while the posh people and ‘naice’ expats still buy and use their legendary vehicles, the continent these days is dominated by the Toyota Land Cruiser. However, in a land where the Range Ro...

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Morel Mondays: Aston DB9

Nov 25 2013 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

Here’s a tale very few know. Once upon a time, Aston Martin, in Newport Pagnell at the time, (nicely en route to Santa Pod raceway..) had Linn Audio and Alpine kit in them as OEM. Very nice but the speaker locations were dire, ‘stock’ ones. In years si...

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Morel Monday: Classic ‘Vette

Nov 18 2013 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations

The CARS they have parked up at Auto Audio on any given day are always exciting but this one gave me the most awful Ten Commandments contravention, for as against my neighbour’s ass, I coveted this car something awful. I wanted above all, to hear it cl...

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