Welcome to my world, my world of turbos, tyre smoke, and tuning...
Tuning cars, driving cars, testing parts, and complaining about everything. It's my job, and a the majority of my non-work life too...
Everyone seems to know me as that fountain of (pretty geeky) tech knowledge on tuning, especially anything turbo related, as well as the person who does unusual projects and goes against the grain when it comes to tuning. I'm contacted constantly by strangers asking for tuning advice as I seem to have become known for my no BS and 'Experience only' advice, and due to this people have, for years, said to me "You should start a website/business giving your advice, it would do really well".
The thing is, aside from total lack of time to do this, my question always has been "But how the hellfuckshit does a website of my knowledge, experiences, and opinions going to make me any money, regardless of its popularity?". Well to be fair I've yet to work that bit out, but I've came up with a plan of how I'd like the site to look and read, and I've got so many things that's worth sharing, I've decided it's worth a punt, and hopefully something worthwhile comes of it before I give up!
So here's how it's gonna work...
Basically, rather than the enormous tech features or reviews I write for magazines, which I will still do of course, what's going to be on here is going to be no less detailed or useful, in fact maybe more so, but it will be on one small subject at a time, so like "Turbine housing A/Rs" as one post, rather than the entire subject of turbos in one big lump.
It won't just be straight up tech info either, it will be a LOT of reviews, but on things I've experienced, and very honest too, no cliches or bullshit; what I'm saying is what I've experienced of it.
It will be car/tuning parts I've used, tuners I've dealt with, and of course cars I've driven, both standard and tuned. Reviews will be both things I've experienced years ago, plus anything new I experience. HOPEFULLY Stav-Tech becomes popular, and companies contact me asking if I'd like to review their parts/cars/whatever too, which will allow some more in-depth reviews with better pics too (as I have to go through my archive etc for old ones!) but we will see what happens.
This website is going to be ME, and because of that it'll have some swearing, and no doubt WILL have controversial opinions, which to be fair is why a lot of people like my opinion, as it's not the usual cliche'd rubbish that most stuff regarding performance cars and performance tuning is!
However, what I'm NOT though is some kind of awful shock jock, Katie Hopkins, type of person who says things are shit just to stir up controversy, as frankly that boils my piss and smacks of someone who can't become well known just for being good.
What I am though is HONEST, and my controversial stuff will just as much be me saying things are far BETTER than popular myth says they are, as me saying they're worse.
If something's better than people think, I'll say so, and if something's over-rated, trust me, I'll say it!
So where do we go from here? Well, I suck at the internet, so bear with me when it comes to the website's layout, as I've a LOT to learn, so apologies this isn't the slickest most amazing looking website- It's not about that though, it's about good info.
Regarding when I post, I'd hope to add something on here every day, or every other day, or a couple times a week, who knows, I've not tried yet, but every day if possible! I won't post stuff just for the sake of it though. All killer, no filler. Cheers!
Hi, I'm Stav...
You may or may not have heard of me, but I've spent the last 15 years working full-time in the tuning scene, and the last decade or so writing for various car magazines.