We don’t really need for it to be Women’s Month to celebrate all the strong women in motorsport, but it is, and for today’s column we’ve picked out a young woman with a kick-a** sound system.
Cindy Adams describes herself as a “shy 29-year-old residing in Steenberg” who grew up on the Cape Flats where “street racing and modified cars are very popular”.
She says: “Watching people do simple but effective changes to their cars made me want to be part of this creative scene.”
That’s a fine reason for getting in with the koppe, and here’s what she has been doing.
In short, her 2011 Hyundai Atos makes loud noise for a small car.
With a Pioneer head unit, two Targa Dynamite amps, two by eight Targa Streets for the low subs, and 6x9 Pioneer speakers, the set up makes enough decibels to vibrate the tiny chassis.
Installing gear like this takes an expert, to do it properly, and Cindy chose Ridwaan Mohamed of MasterSounds, who is mourned by his family and the car community after his recent passing. A real loss to the Cape car collective.
Cindy says: “I chose him because he’s the best in the business, a true legend.
Growing up, I believed in only using MasterSounds vans for any trip.”
Bobby Nitro had to ask what her experience of being in a scene that is kind of dominated by men.
This had, to be fair, changed dramatically over the years as we see many women in the mod game and on the track.
Cindy comes with an attitude of learning, saying: “Being in the car scene dominated mostly by men, has a positive side to it.
“As females getting more involved in the scene, men can teach us a thing or two!”
And she has a message for other women wanting to get involved: “Ladies go with your heart and your wallet (laughs).
“The car you modify is a representation of you as an individual.”
Cindy’s car’s exterior has had some treatment.
Originally white, the cabbie was wrapped in satin black with purple sides and a strip down the middle.
The interior remains stock, but for the audio install.
Cindy says: “I want to keep the car as uncomplicated as possible, which describes the kind of person I am.”
She chose the Atos because she considers the make to be fuel efficient, reliable and very economical all round.
And yes, Cindy is part of a crew, saying: “I am a proud member of the 8-inch Garage, managed and owned by the late Ridwaan Mohamed – Mister Master Sounds.
“The group mostly consists of men, I’m the only female thus far.”
She has just recently bought a 2020 Hyundai i20 and intends to modify it with sound, coilovers, 17-inch rims, the whole deal. Watch this space!