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We’re only a few days into 2011 and already some news has landed in the Garage Awesome in-tray that’s got us a little more excited about the forthcoming year!

We have compiled 90% of the calendar of events for us to visit throughout 2011, but we are still hanging on for a couple of the competitive race series to release their final dates and venues.
Those who followed us through the back end of 2010 will remember that Time Attack is a strong favourite of ours and was the top of our list to try to cover each and every bit of action in 2011.

Now we have the dates and locations of the increased 7 rounds of the Championship, including a double header at Kent’s Brands Hatch Indy Circuit. The finale remains at Snetterton, but takes in their new 2011 track the “200” and new on the calendar for the competitors is a trip out into Wales as Anglesey makes its début appearance on the Time Attack hit list!
The other rounds are made up from last year’s favourites including an opener at Oulton park, a trip north to Scotland and Knockhill and the crowd favourite; Cadwell Park.

No news on the “Modified Live” supporting show as yet, although I’d be very surprised to find it not running following the success of last year’s Kleers backed events.
In the meantime we are going to bring you any extra team news, and hopefully get out there and feature some of the cars prior to them hitting the circuit.

Whip out your diaries, and make sure these dates are in it and click on for more information


NEWS: Merry. Christmas.

Posted: December 24, 2010 in News
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Its just 24hrs until the Fat Man arrives and fills our stockings with goodies, and hopefully the Garage Awesome team have all been good this year!

So whilst everyone is in a festive mood, from the 3 of us here we would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and we thought we would use all our creative skills on making a cheesy christmas card for you all!

Merry Christmas

OK, so it doesn’t feature the scene you would normally see on a christmas card, but one we have adapted from our coverage of the Roger Albert Clark rally we did earlier this month

So thank you for supporting Garage Awesome and have a fabulous xmas day and festive break

Ollie. Rich. & Chris.

NEWS: Hellaflush Are Heading Our Way!

Posted: December 6, 2010 in News
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It seems that Twitter really is the best way to find out about goings on in the world of modified cars and motorsport, so imagine our delight when just yesterday some information appeared on Twitter that we are already looking forward to… more than Christmas!

Now the information we have is a little sketchy at this moment in time although more has been released today, with more to follow next week, but it seems that plans are well underway for US based stance, wheel fitment, offset and style gurus; Hellaflush, to bring their highly popular brand of unique shows and events over to good old Blighty!

In a statement released on their Twitter page (@Hellaflush) it advised us to “clear our calendars” as the guys over at Hellaflush are preparing the flyer for their maiden UK event on the 24th July 2011!

Hellaflush UK

If you’re not sure what Hellaflush is all about, where have you been? It’s a site dedicated to showcasing the coolest and most radical & perfect wheel fitment on a wide range of cars, anything with stance and wheels fitting “Hellaflush” is featured on their site, it really is worth a look. Follow the link on our blogroll to the left of this post and check it out for yourselves!

The location for the event is the site once used for Donny South and last year’s Players Show, a large expanse of tarmac and airfield on North Weald Airfield, just off the M11 in Essex. As they’re in the early stages of planning we’re not entirely sure on the format of the event, but if the events over the pond in the US are anything to go by, expect some of the finest, highest quality cars in the UK in attendance. Of course Garage Awesome will bring you full coverage from the event, and in the mean time any further news we can bring to you, we will do!

In the meantime, click >here< for the official announcement page from Hellaflush

NEWS: Max Power Magazine Runs Out Of Fuel!

Posted: November 12, 2010 in News

We’re saddened to hear in a statement released by the popular and much-loved monthly magazine; Max Power that the February 2011 issue is set to be their last!

When rumours first started this afternoon, we were all a little confused and thought that it’s probably some story that’s got way out of hand, but unfortunately just after half past 3, i received an email from Mark Guest, the current Editor of the Mag confirming the news that the monthly sale of the magazine and website would be pulled in January of next year!

Max Power Ends

This has put a massive downer on the day here at Garage Awesome, we’re big fans of Max Powers event coverage and photography and it has become the Bible for many a car enthusiast over the years

No official reason has been released as to why this decision has been made, just that owners Bauer Media have decided to stop the magazines production. Maybe the rise in Online media, including blogs and forums around the world having the ability to bring coverage as it happens or just hours after has put a nail in the monthly magazines coffin, or even the recession has a major part to play with people and advertisers spending less through belt-tightening measures.

One things for sure, its sad news and one we hope can be reversed at some point in the future and of course, Garage Awesome will bring you any further news we can have, for now here is a copy of the official email we were sent this afternoon confirming the disappointing news.

Bauer Media has reluctantly taken the decision today to suspend the monthly publication of Max Power magazine and its accompanying website.

We anticipate that the February issue of Max Power, on sale 12th January 2011, will be the last issue in its current guise and will be a collectable super-sized issue celebrating modifying past and present. It will embrace all that is great within our scene and boast more feature cars than ever before. This really will be an event that’s not to be missed and a fitting celebration to the incredibly colourful, loud and irreverent history of Max Power.

It is our intention to keep the Max Power brand alive in the future with a series of “one shots” and special issues and some possible exciting new adventures. Keep your eyes peeled for future new projects and we will endeavour to keep you updated with all the latest news from the Max Power brand.

I’d like to personally thank you for your support of Max Power.

Mark Guest
Max Power”

NEWS: Donny Show/ISTS Update

Posted: September 19, 2010 in News
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For fans of the infamous Donny Show, this update will be music to our ears! Traditionally, Donny or ISTS (International Styling & Tuning Show) as it became for the last few years has been the season opener.

For many, it gives people a chance to unveil there projects that they have been working on all winter and the clubs to get back together after a winter break along with Traders and manufacturers showing off their fresh products for the year

Garage Awesome has managed to find out a date for 2011, and advises that if you’re planing on going to keep the 22nd – 24th April a clear 3 days in your diary!

On top of that we have had a hint of a venue change, and it appears after the flop at Silverstone last year, and ongoing development of the newly owned Donnington Park, Garage Awesome can reveal that Donny Show, Will be back as Donny Show as it is highly suspected it will return to the East Midlands circuit, Donnington.

We will keep you posted with any future updates or announcements made by the team working on the show, these are sxciting times already for the 2011 season, could it be there year the UK Scene changes and how do things changes, we will see and we will see YOU there!

NEWS: Follow Us on Facebook

Posted: July 1, 2010 in News, Uncategorized
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As a new Blog, we realise the importance of keeping people who stumble across the blog up to date with all our goings on, our latest reports, cars and other pictures we feel you need to see!

So you can now Follow us on Facebook, the worlds largest social media and networking site

Facebook Page

We have our own page so all you need to do is click the “Follow us on Facebook” Button above and “Like” Us

We will keep both Facebook and the blog regularly updated and use the Facebook page to find UK-based Feature cars for our site

You can also send us messages, photos, your cars and links to things we might be interested in

So Join up today for the full Garage Awesome Social media experience