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Steve M

Steve M

Name: Steve McLaughlin
Age: 20
Year of the Fix: 2014
Location: Carrickfergus, County Antrim
Campaign: To challenge negative stereotypes of young drivers in modified cars

Modifying cars isn’t just a hobby, it’s a passion of mine.

 

A particular auto trend my team and I are interested is stance, which requires heavy modifications to be made to vehicles, using the high-quality parts to achieve the best results.

 

Unfortunately, my friends and I often get stopped by the police, who see us in souped-up vehicles and automatically think we’re up to no good.

 

We’re not boy racers. We’re just young people involved in the car scene.

 

Being wrongly labelled can be incredibly frustrating, because it’s like nobody trusts you. And having to explain yourself over and over again can be really tiring.

 

With Fixers, my team and I have produced a short film about the car modification scene, discussing stance and what it’s all about.

 

Hopefully, it will encourage police and people in positions of power to give us a chance and not judge us on the basis of what we drive.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:

 

Conor Sturgeon

Dean Steele

Heather Sinclair

Kristian Smiley

Leeroy Kennedy

Matthew Gallick

Matthew Sharpe

Nicole Kennedy

Richard Gilmour

Shane Kelly

Stuart Langridge

Thomas Sturgeon

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