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RIDE OR DIE…VOLKSWAGEN GOLF

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 –



KATHRYN GILES AND
STEVE FRASER VERY MUCH FIT THE MOLD OF A POWER COUPLE.

Words by Joshua McGowan for SuperFly Autos

Photography by Tony Matthews


No, not really. Let us explain. The definition of a ‘Power Couple’ according to the Urban Dictionary – A couple who seems to have a fairy tale romance. Also, both parties involved in the power couple have tremendous influence over people around them because of their good looks* and seemingly perfect relationship with their significant other.



A couple is mostly mistaken for a couple who has it all. Trouble with that is that they usually fall apart upon a closer look. At Kats and Fisher however you can look as close as you want and you get exactly what you see. They share the same passion, are 100% focused on their goals, and together, share an unwavering dedication and passion for their cars and friends.


At the ripe age of only 23 and 22, you can tell they are only just getting started. We for our part can’t wait to see what the future brings for them. As a couple working together on any passion, there are bound to be pitfalls. Just like anything really that you share with a loved one Kats and Fisher do have their own fair share of troubles but at the same rate they do believe the benefits far outweigh the negatives on that note.






‘’I say we are lucky! Yeah we have had our ups and downs, but to be able to share your passion with your best friend & the one you love… It really is just the best! I mean when you’re rolling down the motorway and you look out the window and your partner is rolling next to you, that’s an awesome feeling!’’ ‘’From day dot we have helped each other out with the cars.



It just is good because our paydays are separate, so it’s like we have 2 paydays! Ideas are always flowing, I admit I’m the worst for thinking of things we could do… I drop Steve a text & then it kinda just goes from there & it just happens!’’ says Kats. There has been by no means luck in their success, they put It down to hard work and saving, as well as the passion for what they both love.




They epitomize the hard working mind-set that can get you far, but also have a genuine love that makes them so appealing; one look at their social media presence and the willing and helping hand of all their friends proves that. They haven’t been gifted anything, it is all down to hard work and never giving up, and as a couple they really show that no one is in charge of their own destiny but themselves.




Both have full time jobs to help supplement their passion of customizing cars, with Fisher working as an engineer at British Gas and Kats working as an employee in Marketing & Media at Legend Vehicles. Using the money they make from full time employment they have managed to finance their love of customizing, helping one another really embrace their love for cars and customizing.


They are not going to lie however, and admit there can be struggles with being identified as a ‘power couple’.‘’ The arguments when things go tits up, that’s annoying, it is always one thing after another with us. The money sucks too at times. Those things are downers, but then we look at our cars like – yooo! It makes us happy again. And hey, I mean when you are rolling down the motorway and you look out of the window and your partner is rolling next to you, that’s and awesome feeling!”


The heated discussions of who knows better etc….People butting their noses in, it is hard living such a public life… But we only show 10% of our lives, people either assume or make up the rest! No one is perfect & neither is life, it is just what you make of it which makes it better! It unquestionably makes them a lot stronger working together, they compliment and suit each other not just from far but also at a very close look emotionally.



Sharing the burdens as well as the ecstatic highs that come with working together to build a great reputation in the customizing scene. Do they seem to have it all going for them? Young and in love, they are slowly building a reputation together and seem to get everything they want? Kats summarised perfectly how they came to where they are: “Of course you really need to do the work, as in – I worked my arse off and saved! There is no one who does it for you, even if you are getting products to use.


You have to do the work otherwise your first will be the last too!” In summary you can say, that there commitment as a couple of hard working young adults carving out a name for themselves within our scene is quite apparent. We can see this to be the seed for our beloved custom car scene to weather any future storms.

Specifications Vehicle: Kats Volkswagen MKV Golf
Engine: 1.4T engine stage 1 re map, with forge air intake system, forge dump valve, custom exhaust system. Chassis: Airlift V2 XL slamkit
Wheels & Tires: 3 piece Rotiform LHR’s 17” with stepped up dishes to 18”
Bodywork: US custom jetta front end, custom widened wings, shaved boot lid, R32 rear bumper. Leather wrap roof & wing mirrors. Shaved bonnet, badgeless honey comb grills.
Interior: Jaguar F type seats full retrimmed. MK5 GTI rear bench MK6 R flat bottom steering wheel
Audio: Vibe speakers & tweeters With space 12” sub Pioneer double din headunit
Specifications Vehicle: Steve’s Volkswagen MK6 Golf
Engine: 2-litre TSI, Forge Motorsport intake, intercooler, cooland hose kit, Miltek downpipe with EMP Performance, engine/fuse box/battery cover in alcantara trim.
Chassis: AirLift XL Slam air ride suspension, iForge sixpot brake conversion.
Wheels & Tires: 9×19-inch Rotiform three-piece Monoblock MHG’s, Toyo tyres.
Bodywork: Golf R smoothed front bumper, Kerscher carbon fibre front lip, gloss black sideskirts, gloss black rear diffuser, smoothed boot lid.
Interior: Recaro CS seats with Nappa leather fronts and red alcantara rears, all interior cabin retrimmed in charcoal alcantara, custom sections to house the audio installation and air tanks.
Audio: Kenwood Double-Din headunit, Vibe Audio black Air amp, Vibe Audio Black Air speakers.

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