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Interview with Thor, the god of thunder

22 July 2010 30 Comments

Checrolet Lumina SS

Some say that dark clouds follow him like the moon follows the sun.  Some say the infamous “we will rock you” tune, were writtin especially for him.  All we know, is his called Thor.  We caught up with him at a secret location where he told us all about his latest ride, the mods his done to it and what he’s got planned for this lightning fast Chevrolet Lumina SS.  It was a cloudy morning but that’s only because Thor was happy to see us.  Here is how it all went down.The sound system

AM:    How did you get involved in the automotive aftermatket industry?

Thor:    I always made my rides extreme with aftermarket parts

AM:    Why did you choose the Chevrolet Lumina SS sedan?

Thor:        I have owned many vehicles in my life but this time I was looking for a V8.

AM:    Where did you manage to get hold of Jan Steyn for the Rockford Fosgate sound installation?

Thor:        His scoobi’s crazy , saw it at pretoria show last year

AM:    How did you manage to get hold of Craig who did the awsome R28000 lightnig strike airbrushing?Airbrushing on the bonnet

Thor:        Got hold of him at the Top Gear show at the dome.

AM:    What is your coolest mod on the vehicle?

Thor:        Definitely the airbrushing and the soundsystem.

AM:    What modification cost you the most and which one the least?

Thor:        The soundsystem the most and the airbrushing the least

AM:    What have you got planned for the future of Thor?

Thor:        A wide-body kit and a twin-turbo setup oh and a set of 20” Black chrome rims.

AM:    You’ve recently ordered a set of 20” Black Chrome deep dish rims for the chevy.  What was the damage on your wallet?Current mags

Thor:        The mags cost me R28000 and I can expect them within 8 weeks.

AM:    Any wise words for young modifiers?

Thor:        Do anything you do the first time right.

AM:    Why have you decided to use “Thor” as the name of your SS?

Thor:        Thor is known as the “god of thunder” and what better name other than Thor.

AM:    If you could describe the Chevrolet Lumina SS sedan in 1 word, what will it be?  You are not aloud to use Thor.

Thor:        ”MONSTER”

AM:    Youre interest is spl (sound competitions) and show and shine.  This seems very odd coming from a Lumina driver.  Why not aim for speed and brut power such as dragracing and trackdays?
The sound system from inside the vehicle
Thor:        It’s amazing to see what people can do with their rides, I tried it too.

AM:    What has been your best db reading in spl competition to date?

Thor:        137.9 DB’s with a sound quality system

AM:    What have you, in total, spent on your ride to date other than the cost of the car?

Thor:        R220 000.00

AM:    How much are you still planning on spending?

Thor:        R250 000.00. Remember that the turbo system is R157000.00 and then I would like to do some extra work on the soundsystem.

AM:   Although the car is still somewhat standard (engine) can you give us some stats, such as fuel usage and tyre usageThe engine bay?

Thor:        6.8 k/per litre, ha – I don’t spin a lott!

AM:    I saw your car at the Castrol Extreme Motor Show in May under the great care of Speed And Sound Magazine.  What was the response from the public?

Thor:        Amazing !! What an experience

AM:    Coming from Pretoria, this question seems to be the most rhetorical but I’l go ahead anyway.  Which rugby teams do you support in the currie cup and super 14?

Thor:        The Bulls !

AM:    So Thor, your car is pretty much kitted out with sound, this is a follow up to your other answer, what are/is your goal DB?

Thor:    150 DB’s with an SPL system after sound change.The dvd player in a custom carbon fibre installation

AM:    What battery have you fitted to the SS and have you ever needed to replace or recharge it?

Thor:        No never and It’s still the standard battery.

AM:    The Lumina is a RWD car correct, have you ever had her ass hanging out sideways and if could you tell us where it was

Thor:        Oh yes, once. I went around a bend underneath a bridge in Pretoria North and I turned it around 180 degrees.

AM:    Everybody has there dream car, what is yours and why.. Will you keep it standard or would you splash out on a few personal touches?

Thor:        I believe I have my dream car and like you can see I am adding my personal touches. Lol.

AM:    Have you check out our website, yet? If so what do you think and what would you like to see more of?Airbrushing on the boot

Thor:        Yes, I visit often and I would enjoy to see more pictures.

AM:    The rhetorical interview question, if you could be any super hero or celebrity in the world who would you be and for what reasons?

Thor:        Thor !!!!  there will be thunder everywhere !! lol !

AM:    Are there any mods you have done to Thor that you wise you had not done, if so can you tell us about them?

Thor:        No.

AM:        Every car has its shelf life, what you planning on getting next?

Thor:    Waw !! GT 500 !! Fully  modded ! Airbrushed of course !! lol !

Just freaken brilliant

Willie aka Thor is the new co-owner of Team Thunder and they’re main focus is “SPL sound shows” and “show and shine shows”.  They are sure to hit Gauteng with a storm of surprises when it comes to event hosting and competitions. Keep your eyes open on our events page for more info on this event. If you are interested in joining the club you can get the clubs details here.

The Rockford Fosgate Amplifiers


30 Comments »

  • thor said:

    thanx to joe and auto modified ! brilliant !

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  • Jomacher said:

    Thanks for the opportunity Thor. It’s been awsome.

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  • SANDY ASHTON-SMITH said:

    I am privilege to say I had a sit in this amazing creation, as the car the owner take care of everything he loves his wife is in the same shape lol!

    It is not his hobby, it is his pride and joy, if ever you meet him in the street walk over and say hello, go and see for yourself this awsome wow! Hope Thor will be my wedding car in November……

    I am mad about this amazing ride.

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  • chrisg said:

    Thanx very much for article Thor. Your car is absolutely amazing. Wish i had the opportunity to see it in person!! And thanx to Jo for nicely done article!

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  • tanya said:

    Awesome ride, i had the privilege to see Thor twice, last at Mahem speedworth, hope you got all the drool off that hectic airbrushing saw a few people with theire mouths hanging open LOL.

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  • hannes said:

    this is one sick-sick ride ! omg its awesome!

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  • Blair said:

    Great interview Jo, and thanks Thor for the amazing opportunity you gave the AutoModified Team.. Im so inlove with the sound install in your boot!
    That thing must definitely bang out some crazy sound :D

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  • thor said:

    thanx blair , it’s great to share this with auto modified , i believe in time to come auto modified will be one of the top sites to visit!
    ”AND THERE WILL BE THUNDER!!”
    thanx
    ”Thor”

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  • Blair said:

    Thanks for the kind word, we look forward to doing a follow up on those mods you planning on getting done :D

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  • TEAM THUNDERGP said:

    ” THUNDER ”

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  • thor said:

    my new shoes coming soon,i will keep auto modified up to date !

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    Blair Reply:

    Yea, and here is the link to “Thor” new mods on the AutoModified Forum
    Mod upgrades
    “Thor” gets new shoes

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  • thor said:

    I LOVE THIS SITE !! BRILLIANT BLAIR ! BRILLIANT !THIS SITE COVER EVERYTHING FROM BUMPER TO BUMPER !A FUELHEAD’S DREAM !!

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  • Kifazoid said:

    Awesome artical nice and car is good hey Willie is even going more hectic soon

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  • thor said:

    thanx kifa ! great to see you on the site , join us in the forums..

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  • Kifazoid said:

    Ya just awaiting for Activation now :)

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  • TEAM THUNDERGP said:

    great bud !

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  • Nathan Lee said:

    my dream car is the Ford GT. that car is truly a muscle car with lots of horsepower;*~

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  • thor said:

    FEATURED BY ”MAX MY RIDE ” 1ST SEPTEMBER ISSUE – GET ONE ….. SOME CRAZY PIC’S IN THAT FEATURE .. THANX, ENJOY -THOR-!

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  • Blair said:

    Great work bud, i like the cover of the mag, woulda looked even better with Thor on it :D

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  • teamthundergp said:

    now some thunder with a c-note to it..

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  • THOR said:

    ”THOR ” WAITING FOR HIS NEW SHOES !!!!!!!

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  • Max said:

    i also like to purchase my dream car which is a porsche 911″*;

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  • THOR said:

    NICE MAX..I WOULDN’T MIND A GT3…!

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  • THOR said:

    ATLEAST THE NEW SHOES IS ON…

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  • THOR said:

    MAYBE SOME C-NOTES FOR THE MATERIA…

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  • THOR said:

    THIS INVERVIEW WAS DONE BRILLIANT..AND STILL A LOTT OF PEEPS READING JO’S STORY..

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    Blair Reply:

    We can check that, Google “Thor Chevy”
    and click images!
    That’s how we roll bud!

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  • Oozhjjvu said:

    rainbow stars,

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  • !!MAX!! said:

    AWESOME!!! I SAW THOR AT THE GAUTENG MOTOR SHOW THE 2ND. THE SOUND IS TOTALY DEAFENING!! I’M GLAD THAT THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE WHO APPRECIATE THE LUMINA SS FOR WHAT IT REALLY IS…. AWESOME!!!

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