Car tuning is both an industry and a hobby, in which a car is modified in order to improve its performance and handling and improve the owner’s driving style. As most cars leave the factory set up for average driver expectations and average conditions, tuning has become a way to personalize the characteristics of the vehicle to the owner’s preference. For example, cars may be altered to provide better fuel economy, produce more power at high RPM or the ride comfort may be sacrificed to provide better handling a major facet of tuning includes performance modification to the car exterior. This includes changing the aerodynamic characteristics of the vehicle via side skirts, front and rear bumpers, adding spoilers, splitters, air vents and light weight wheels.
The 30th May sees the first of what is hoped to be an annual event held in Alcalá on the west coast of Tenerife, where prizes will be awarded for best sound, lighting, interiors and exteriors etc.
Date: 30/5/09 from 9am
Venue: The Alcalá horse riding centre turn off the main road near the CEPSA garage.
Entry fee for competitors: 10 euros
Tel 660 73 22 50 for more information