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20150117 193711Last week Chris Doss and I had the pleasure of attending the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona to show off the Ariel Atom 3 as well as the power plant from the new Atom 3S.  Even though we were surrounded by automotive legends including (but not at all limited to) classic Ferraris, original AC Cobras, antique Rolls Royce limousines, million dollar collectors’ cars, and racecars from every era of the sport, the Atom drew enormous crowds and recognition from enthusiasts, drivers, and celebrities alike. 

It was an amazing experience speaking to people about the Atom, regardless of the reason for their interest; most came for the looks but stayed for the blistering performance.  As always, the Top Gear test of the Atom was a huge hit – watching Jeremy Clarkson’s face melt under the force of the Atom’s acceleration never gets old – drawing huge numbers of auto enthusiasts to the booth.  The Atom 3S engine was as big a draw as the car itself, eliciting shocked reactions from the vast majority of people that saw its performance capabilities.  At first many people seemed disappointed that there is not a V8 or higher displacement engine option until they saw the performance figures, which caused many a jaw to hit the floor. 

20150117 133516We had the opportunity to meet all kinds of people from all walks of life, but by far my favorite memory involved a young kid, all of seven years old, who grabbed his dad by the hand, led him to the side of the Atom, and proceeded to regale him with accurate, detailed information about the Atom with no prompting from any of us manning the booth.  The enthusiasm, knowledge, and gumption of this kid were especially exciting to watch, but he was by no means the only youngster to do just that.  Thanks to video games such as Forza 5 and Need for Speed, a new generation of Atom enthusiasts has emerged, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to the fold.

Events like Barrett-Jackson serve to remind us here at TMI AutoTech just how truly special the Ariel Atom really is, and how well received it is by people from all walks of life.  It is our responsibility to continue to spread the joy and wonder of this amazing vehicle, but we cannot do it without the support of our loyal owners, fans, and 20150118 150856followers.  Take a moment to tell your friends and family about the Atom – as it becomes more of a household name more people will order their own, leading to more of us having the pleasure of seeing one in person, as opposed to it being relegated to the glossy pages of magazines and internet publications.  If we all spread the word about the Atom, we all reap the benefits.

 

 

I am happy to talk to you about anything Atom, give me a call anytime at (434)822-9130. 

 

 

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Barrett-Jackson – Now there is a name everyone that is a car enthusiast knows.

Personally I’ve watched countless auctions on television and have always been mesmerized at the beauty of some of the cars that roll across the auction block. I think part of the what always compelled me to watch the auctions was that no matter what type of cars you are into, there is something for every genre at Barrett-Jackson. You can see sports cars, classics, luxury vehicles, concepts, one of kinds, custom builds, and oddities all in one spot. It is the showcase of all things automotive and brings in some of the most immaculate vehicles in the world. The next auction takes place in Scottsdale, Arizona January 10-18, 2015 and I can say that we are excited to be a part of it!

TMI AutoTech will have a booth set up in conjunction with Forman Motorworks showcasing the Ariel Atom. The display is being set up as I type this and I will be heading out Wednesday along with David, our vehicle sales representative. There will be an Atom 3 on display as well as an exhibition for showing off the engine and turbo set up for the New 365bhp Atom 3S. INDE Motorsports Ranch will also have a SPEC:RACEATOM set up in their section in the outdoor area. It should be an exciting event with a lot of people in attendance and I look forward to introducing many people to the Atom. So if you’re heading to Scottsdale next week, come by booth 26 and check us out!

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Driving on the race track - That is where my passion is.  It can be racing or simply a lapping day....there really is nothing better than working hard every lap to learn the track, improve your line, or simply try to become one with the car. 

This past Saturday I was fortunate enough to give some demo rides around INDE Motorsports Ranch located in Willcox, AZ in a Spec:RaceAtom car.  The weather was perfect....and the turn out of members and guests was great. 

The track layout is very well suited to the SRA car - I can't wait to do more laps.  I was able to drive from 9:30am until 4:00pm and only put gas in the car(only 91 octane) which was a great showing for the reliability of the SRA car. I was certainly tired at the end of the day....but there are worse jobs I could have :)

Looking forward to the possibility of more Atoms in Arizona.