Recent reports that the government plans to put an end to the ‘boy-racer’ culture among Ireland's car-modification enthusiasts drew attention to a burgeoning industry on the periphery of mainstream motoring culture.
The government's intentions - part of a planned reform of the National Car Test in January - are concerned primarily with tinted windows and modified exhaust noise. Its argument is that certain modifications create road safety hazards.
According to Justin Delaney, editor...
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