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REBECCA SMITH : TAKEN TOO YOUNG 12/7/1986 - 5/1...

Oct 06 2016 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

Sometimes the Circle Of Life gets taken the ripping piss out of. We are all supposed to be orphans one day, for the only alternative is our parents living to see their children die before them. Once, I had to take my VERY pregnant wife to her Uncle Tom...

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Modified Nationals Show 2016 - My Last

Jul 28 2016 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

Hilariously, this was my 13th, Modified Nationals Show. Odd but true, this article has taken me some time to get round to writing. This is because I had the most unpleasant experience at a car show of my entire career. So much so, that I’ll not be atte...

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HARMAN On Board The Ferrari 488 GTB Spider

Sep 16 2015 08:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

MORE UTTERLY SEXY NEWS FROM THE FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW. This JBL OEM system is 1.25kW! The new Ferrari 488 GTB Spider features premium JBL by HARMAN audio for best-in-class listening experience – even at top speed! International Motor Show (IAA), Frankfu...

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EMMA Round 5 & Championship Presentation

Sep 16 2015 01:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

Coming up rapidly, this Saturday week, as the oldies say, on the 26th September next.... It is round FIVE of the never-been-better EMMA Sound Off Series. THE UK FINAL EVENT! To be held at the open weekend at Car Audio Security and sponsored by Car Audi...

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ICE T-21

Aug 11 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

Like an old but loved Christmas Bauble, the ICE-T meet write ups always start with this bit pulled out of the box… “The Ice T meetings have a long and illustrious history for Talk Audio. For as well as meets up and down the land and those on the beach...

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Ultimate Street Car 2015

Aug 07 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

The Santa Pod drag strip has heritage for me going back twenty years and even more. As a thirteen year old in the blistering summer of 1976 (yes I AM that ancient…) when we moved house, we had this builder working on the fixer-upper we moved to, called...

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ICE-T21: August 8th 2015

Jun 08 2015 08:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

I don't usually highlight any given thread on the forum but this needs to be seen by everyone, even those few who see the mag but might miss a post. It's self explanatory and very cool. I shall most certainly be there to snap and video...ta_sjo and Rug...

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MEET TALK AUDIO TV'S DUTCH CORRESPONDENT

Jun 06 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

Just when I was starting to feel a tiny bit cleverer about actually moving from gonzo no-cuts videos to some degree of edited video work, I get sent this stuff. It is brilliant. Way better than the state of my weak art. For I got a serious bite on my r...

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Modified Nationals Show 2015

May 29 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

Now in year twelve, the Modified Nationals Show, long since simply called ‘The Nationals’, was showing some kind of new trend and growth at last. Not in sheer numbers, as this scene is only for folks with some disposable income, after all. But in the n...

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Huets Ice Nite Six

May 28 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

Some while back, I started my article about the last Huets Ice Nite by saying: “Huets The In-Car Specialists team have done event organising for twenty years, including a full blown sound off attached to a custom car show at Hickstead showground. I won...

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CEA Announces Record 176,676 Attendees at 2015...

May 14 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

This will be of interest to the trade readers and is also being published to show off a bit! For I have been a very, very fortunate bloke, repeatedly. I have been to Las Vegas to the International CES. I was first made aware if it by the sales dude at...

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EMMA ROUND ONE AT CAS 2015

Apr 30 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

These days, it isn’t Doncaster Racecourse that marks the start of the car show and the sound off season any longer. The moment that show moved from the racecourse, it died for me. However, one of the coolest parts of that show now happens at the Modif...

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Car Audio & Security Open Day & Audio E...

Apr 12 2015 23:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

In what has now become a time-honoured tradition, the very first soundoff of the year is to happen at the CAS Spring weekender, this weekend April 25th/26th. Mad bargains on kit throughout the two days, with CAS offering stuff from humble to awesome. (...

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JL Audio, Pizza & Pompey's Finest - The...

Apr 01 2015 03:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

JL Audio are particularly good at looking after their family. They have a network of their top dealers who go to all the trainings and stock enough product so that you can go and try before you buy. Brian Car Sounds in Croydon-shire-ish had an evening...

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CLARION: Amy @ The Ace!

Mar 25 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

Equipment sponsorship is a funny thing. Lots of wannabes think they are a rolling ‘gift’ to car audio manufacturers and seem to wear a sense of entitlement. As if their own self importance is all that matters, with vague assurances offered by them, tha...

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JL Audio Sponsored VIP Night at Sextons Pompey...

Mar 06 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

Regular readers may recall that the JL Audio UK folks sponsored a wicked VIP night at Brian Car Sounds & Security, a few months back. Here, if you missed it, is the link to the BCSS story. http://www.talkaudio.co.uk/index.php/index.html/_/features/show...

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Caffeine & Cars At Car Audio & Security

Feb 24 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

This Saturday, at Car Audio & Security’s Pump Lane. Hayes location, they are having a launch event for the new range of Rotiform wheels. CAS are the UK distributors for these loved-by-those-who-know rims. The new range of cast Rotiforms will cover thre...

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Cerwin Vega: The International CES, Las Vegas 2015

Jan 16 2015 01:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

I visited Cerwin Vega in the North halls and while I utterly failed to bump into Gavin and Co, from UK distros G7 Direct, on the booth, for they went and hung out, I was delighted to once again see Larry Fredrick, who was on the booth right after knee...

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JL Audio @ The Palms: The International CES, La...

Jan 16 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

I visited JL Audio way up high in the sky in the single most glamorous location I have ever been in, in that city. Fully ten grand a night, (last year’s prices!) with a bent-Lexan-surrounded plunge swimming pool that sticks OUT OVER THE GROUND at thirt...

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Alpine: The International CES, Las Vegas 2015

Jan 15 2015 06:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

I visited Alpine and while I only managed a terribly brief greet and meet with Steve Crawford of Alpine USA, he remains one of my all time coolest dudes ever. A long time ago, I was a journalist on a press trip to Japan and he was there. My memories of...

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Clarion: The International CES, Las Vegas 2015

Jan 15 2015 05:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

I visited Clarion They were in a private suite inside what was once called the Hilton and was famous as Elvis’s stomping ground. It has been sold and renamed something so forgettable that I forgot it. (Westgate, Adam. Guru.) Going to see them meant a s...

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JVC: The International CES, Las Vegas 2015

Jan 15 2015 03:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

I visited JVC who are of course ‘JVC/Kenwood’ these days and share technologies with Kenwood. But the unit we were shown by Matt from JVC USA, was gripping. It has an HDMI in its behind and its connectivity is thus top end. Here’s why MHL and HDMI are...

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Rockford Fosgate: The International CES, Las Ve...

Jan 15 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

I visited Rockford Fosgate to interview Steve Meade for Fast Car Magazine and also to get the background for doing the famous Tahoe as a feature install in the magazine – as well as have it here in due course. Last year, they showed crazed bass prototy...

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The International CES, Las Vegas 2015

Jan 14 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

I have learned a few things ‘pon the ‘net. And one thing I can rely upon is the public’s ever decreasing attention span. It is even kicking e-book readers in the bollocks! To my utter delight, despite getting a lot of my mum’s work digitised, the sales...

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DAY ONE: LAS VEGAS INTERNATIONAL CES

Jan 07 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events

I have decided to throw down with video this year – as it will get the stuff to you the faster. I have made a bunch of still photography with my lovely new Canon EOS D7 already and will get at more data, later to go with the shots I shall turn into ga...

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