Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Find the dipstick Girls

Be honest have you ever looked under the bonnet?

Don't get stuck in the rain this winter with a flat battery, tyre and foggy windscreen.
Jump into the driver’s seat and never get caught out again! We will help you pop the bonnet and find the dipstick.

Join us at one of our Galmatic Know Your Car Workshops for Girls
Our 2 hour workshops will have you feeling road safe and car savvy
- all in an interactive and fun environment.

Learn some car care tips and tricks and how to save $ on repairs.
Jump onto our website and find out more and book into our
May Workshops.
Special Offer

Every booking made in April will receive a complimentary
Galmatic Car Care Handbook for Girls!

Too shy to come on your own? Type the code ‘GAL’ into the comments box at the checkout and receive a complimentary pass for a friend! Be quick as we only have 2 passes per workshop.

Let all your friends know and get more girls taking the driver’s seat.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Greased Lightening

Since the 1950’s guys have connected with cars and car clubs, gangs, street racing and
burn-outs, all adding to a young man’s introduction to cars and the freedom they can
provide. Rat Rods, cruisers, panel vans and the Holden Commodore – the list is endless.
But go to a wedding, 21st or any party and it is the girls that know all the words to Greased
Lightening! And that’s one cool car.

Do you know all the words?
Well this car is automatic, it’s systematic, it’s hydromatic
Why it’s greased lightnin’!
We’ll get some overhead lifters, and four barrel quads, oh yeah
Keep talkin’, whoah keep talkin’
Fuel injection cut off, and chrome plated rods, oh yeah
I’ll get the money, I’ll see you get the money
With a four-speed on the floor, they’ll be waitin’ at the door
You know that ain’t shit when we’ll be gettin’ lots of tit in greased lightnin’
Go, greased lightnin’, you’re burnin’ up the quarter mile
Greased lightnin’, go greased lightnin’
Go, greased lightnin’, you’re coastin’ through the heat lap trials
Greased lightnin’, go greased lightnin’
You are supreme, the chicks’ ‘ll cream for greased lightnin’
We’ll get some purple French tail lights and thirty-inch fins, oh yeah
A palomino dashboard and duel muffler twins, oh yeah
With new pistons, plugs, and shocks, I can get off my rocks
You know that I ain’t braggin’, she’s a real pussy wagon - greased lightnin’


Sexy and Cool

What a gorgeous juxtaposition, the divine Ms Jolie dressed to kill in 1950’s inspired pencil skirt and sweater, luxuriously embodying the demure and elegant sex kitten in camel.
In the film Mr and Mrs Smith, Jane Smith has an awesome car scene where she chases down Mr Smith – Pitt. Unlike most male car scenes it is sharp and short; he is the object that she is chasing.

The car is silver and a station wagon and yet an awesome powerful tool for her revenge. So sexy to see a woman in control of a scene without the usual red bikini, boobies out, driving a black convertible. Check out the car scene

Monday, April 6, 2009

Crown Sunglasses Competition

This competition is too fabulous to miss. Everyone that follows us on twitter, subscribes to our blog or newsletter, or adds a post on our forum goes into the running to win a pair of Crown Pinstripe Sunglasses in Cherry Gloss Red.

Every sale from the Galmatic website gets two draw entries! Tell your friends.
These premium glasses are valued at $199.00. Competition open until Midnight 30th April 2009.
Chat with us on
twitter, our blog, join our forum watch our movie at vimeo or youtube subscribe to our newsletter and remember to tell all your friends!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Do you do lunch with your Agent?

Writing and the trials of being an author have been captured on the big and small screen countless times. Ripped sheets of blank paper out of type writers, waste paper baskets overflowing with lamented words, unpaid bills, countless cigarettes and solitary work burning the midnight oil. So much Film Noir is based on the tortured narrator author.

The other extreme is the modern portrayal of the author – agent relationship. Long lunches, glasses of wine and closer than close relationships. It began with us wondering whether Carrie really could afford an apartment in New York and that wardrobe writing one article a week (and one novel through the entire series); in every authors dream, can I have her agent please!

Maron First from the short lived ‘Men in Trees’ had her agent follow her all the way to Alaska and both met gorgeous men. One novel published.

Hank Moody would have to take the cake for having the ultimate author agent relationship; he and Charlie shared countless meals, hangovers and lots of women. The only thing they didn’t do was publish a novel.

So, with my book self published in Australia and with a new agent in the States for US publication – here’s to long lunches!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Can't get you out of my Head

Kylie comes screaming into the voyeurs lap in a canary yellow kit car, draped in black; lipstick a pale tan colour to match the tan gloves that wrap around the gear stick. Hand and mouth powerful yet non obtrusive. The dark horse driving into whose head? Which head?

Watch the video again. The scarlet lips (men’s least favourite lipstick colour) and cleavage don’t appear until after the car scene. Whilst driving, the power she yields does not need any of the conventional symbols of sexiness. Yet again the car is the sexual object working as a character of the woman’s empowerment.


Thursday, April 2, 2009

The car as the sex object

There are so many years example of women on cars, in cars and selling cars. But not all girls are objects used to sell cars and other things to men. There are so many sexy women who use cars as characters of their art, story, personality and lifestyle.

Not too many things sexier or more empowering than a woman in control of her car.

Cars have played a prominent role in the western male subcultures, working often as extensions of boys personalities, reflecting their standing in gangs and often sexual dominance.

A woman’s sexual prowess has by comparison had little artistic representation with cars in literature and film, one exception to this is the music video.
Adalita, from Magic Dirt – who is looking at the car?


To wrap or not wrap

As you can imagine, people assume that my car will always be squeaky clean; after all I run car care workshops for girls. It has become one more OCD. Can I go out today to that event? Is the car clean enough? Friend’s houses are OK. With two kids, my car is always cleaner than my friends who have kids, but at school drop off, meetings and of course workshops I break out into a fever.

The weekly clean doesn’t seem often enough. Should I give her a chamois – just in case? What if someone asks me what I do and then sees a little dirt on the bonnet? I remember the days when a little mud down low was a token of cool.

I am now in the quandary of getting a car wrap for the car. Will this only heighten my need to keep it clean? After all, the silver car is the Galmatic daily cruiser; shopping, little kids, chores and errands.

The car wrap is going to have a huge Georgie and Galmatic logo. I’m not sure how much of it is my brand awareness campaign in full swing, and how much is the Euro trash side coming out. It is a Holden Commodore, lowered and with a spoiler.

Hey the 32 Model T in the Garage makes up for it, as does my little 1985 FC Holden.
To clean or not to clean – back to wrap design for me. Branding or Euro roots; wrap I will!