I have plenty mates in the business of cars, one of them is Miggz Camacho. He's a car guy through and through with a pretty wicked 250kW Audi A3 that's seen at most GP-based events. He's one of those car guys that have managed to turn their passion into a business - FSU Developments. Under the FSU banner (literally, he's online), Miggz retails the absolute coolest, big name performance products like Sparco, HKS, GReddy, BRIDE and plenty more. Added to that is a great range of awesome merchandise and gadgets that will make many enthusiasts wanna cut the kids' pocket money and put the wife on a diet just to be able to kit themselves out properly.
One of the brands found at FSU Development is TAKATA Racing, a Japanese performance brand that is world-renowned for their multi-point harnesses and race seats, which you'll see under the asses and over the torsos and crotches of some of the world's best drifters and racecar drivers. They also make some wicked merchandise, like TAKATA tow straps, key rings and wallets. Besides the big stuff, I really like the tow straps, I mean just look how cool it looks on the FSU Developments Audi.
While I like the strap used as intended, I also like that you can use the straps for anything you put your mind to. Miggz uses one as a (lengthy) key ring; I've seen one attached to a race bike, one on a tool box, one on a roll cage - you can pretty much attach them to whatever you want, well if you want that anything to look cool. I have a great use for one which I'll get to after showing you the tow strap. Take a look at this little slice of cool...
TheTAKATA tow strap is made using only the highest quality material and components to ensure the highest level of performance and safety. Features ultra strength and high quality, bendable stainless steel bolt-on hardware for up to 7/16″ or max 12mm bolt and it's capable of pulling over 1800kg.
"What does a tow strap have to do with Chris Wall Media?" I'm glad you asked. As you should know, I'm a photographer during my waking hours, and that means I lug a camera around so often that people don't recognise me without one. I'm always on the lookout for cool additions to my gear, and the TAKATA tow strap makes for the perfect camera hand strap. The OEM strap is too long and gets in my way often, and the hand strap I bought is just odd, but the tow strap is just right, which is why I hooked up one from FSU Developments. Check how cool this is! I'm so happy I could wet myself. I may modify it a little at a later stage and remove the metal bit and make a different connection to the camera, but it's not a necessity - I just like messing with things.
I figured since it worked so well that someone else may want to do the same as me, which is why Miggz has given me one to give away to one of you lucky chaps. Of course, the winner doesn't need to strap it to a camera, he or she or it is free to bolt it to whatever tickles their fancy (yes, even that). So how do you win yourself a red TAKATA tow strap? Easy, just follow these steps:
* Like the FSU Developments Facebook page
* Like the Chris Wall Media Facebook page
* Tell us the selling price of the TAKATA tow strap on the FSU Developments website.
* Post the answer on the Chris Wall Media Facebook page in the same post as this here competition OR make your own post to the page OR use the comment box below - I'll be checking all these places for the entries.
That's it, Robert's your mother's brother. A draw will take place on Thursday 1 September and one of you will have a cool TAKATA tow strap to do with as you please - although I'm expecting you to send a pic of that use, even if it's PG.