Posts tagged flux babes
Have you ever tried to write a first post on a blog before, only to discover you’re sat there 6 hours later with a blank screen? Yep, sounds like me! “What on Earth do I write?!” has been a question on my mind for a while now. I’m Paul by the way; I’ve been working at Adrian Flux for 4 years (to the month) and have a wealth of IT and Internet-related knowledge through my ever-progressing career path within the Company. Feel free to wave – that’s me in the picture there…
So why am I blogging?
This year sees my gradual move into the Marketing department, where I have managed to bag myself full responsibility of all of our websites (including this one) – from making sure they stay up and running all day long, to designing and developing new features or maintaining existing ones. It’s not for the faint hearted though, let me tell you! It would seem this responsibility also comes with the requirement to submit blog posts – hang on, that was never in the job description? Was it?!
You may have also experienced some of my work if you’ve recently visited the Flux Babes website – as my annual employee review recently pointed out I’ve provided a new talent for future use by photographing the new Flux Babes all the way back in May!
So that’s an introduction – keep your eyes peeled for more posts from me!
“These tires are airless and are scheduled to be out on the market very soon.The bad news for law enforcement is that spike strips (aka stingers) will not work on these tires.
This is what great R&D will do, and just think of the impact on existing technology:
A. no more air v r compressors at gas stations…
C. no more repair kits…
D. no more flats…”
OK, what happened to B???
Of course, any adrianflux customers who read our original piece on the Tweel in issue 1 of influx, may already know that the big problem is excessive road noise over 50 mph and the wheel is not expected to be in production until at least 2015.
But how did we know? Well, some of the Flux Babes have a very close relationship with the Michelin man:
Since the Fast Car photoshoot at the office a couple of weeks ago, I’ve spent every spare moment (I don’t get that many, which is why it has taken 2 weeks) looking at the hours of footage we took on the day and editing it down into something you might actually want to watch – here it is:
Last Friday we had an interesting day at the office as FastCar descended on East Winch Hall to take some photos of the Fluxbabes. Scary and Trev from the mag, along with photographer Dan and make-up artist Holly Newberry – yes, that Holly Newberry (!WARNING! Links Are Not Safe For Work!).
Babes, Charlie, Jemma, Laura, Sam and FluXFactor winner Gemma were chosen to represent the Flux Babes for this shoot, and all did really well in front of the cameras.
We shot a behind the scenes video, which we are editing at the moment, and will post that on the Flux Babes site, along with photos from the day.
Meanwhile, look out for the Flux Babes on your newsagents shelves in the next couple of months, and don’t forget, you can see loads of them at the French Car Show on the 22nd of June.
Well this year she’s driving in the Porsche Club Championship, in a 1978 Porsche 911 SC. The first race was Easter Monday at Donington Park, and congratulations are due to Sarah, who finished her first two races with a class win and a third in class finishes. A great achievement – and Sarah is the first woman to win in the history of the Porsche Club Championship.
Sarah has really pushed the boat out this season – as you can see, she’s had an outfit made to co-ordinate with the Flux Babes,
And has even decorated the side of her bright pink Porsche with the URL of this blog.
What’s more Sarah is convinced she can improve in races to come, saying “I am really looking forward to the rest of the season as I am still getting used to racing 30 year old technology!”
Best of luck Sarah. She’ll be at Oulton Park this weekend, and starts as class leader, so I’m sure she’d appreciate any support if you’re in the area.
No, it’s not Gerry’s usual reason for canceling an important underwriters’ meeting.
Trinity Lane, an underwriting company we deal with quite a lot, are, being stuffy insurance bigwigs, not exactly ‘down with the kids’, and don’t have a proper website yet, though I’m told they are getting one.
Unfortunately (and amusingly) if you do a web search for their name, the all-powerful Google brings back the Internet Movie Database profile of an.. ahem.. adult film star, who has appeared in such silver screen classics as “Love Thrust” and “Gushers 9″.
I managed to find a (clean) picture of the lady in question, who probably doesn’t realise she shares a name with an insurance company – and I have to say she’s not a patch on any of the Flux Babes. And because she doesn’t work here, she’s not eligible to become a Flux Babe, although she can, like you, vote for some Flux Babes here. And like you she could maybe even win a SatNav plus some VIP tickets to the Adrian Flux French Car Show, which might be some compensation for all those bizarre calls she’s probably getting about transferring no claims bonus.
From an ageing fluxette…….
Customer service boss and Flux Babe extraordinaire, Jenny, is probably going to kill me, so if I don’t post for some time, you’ll know why.
As mentioned in my last post, the flux babes site is now live and you still have a little time to try and win yourself a free calendar featuring the girls, who, of course all work for us.
But we’re not the only insurance brokers with a calendar out this year. Kwik-Fit have also released a calendar featuring staff members, and their employees are featured posing stark naked.
I’ll leave it to you to decide which you would rather have hung on your wall…
Hopefully your answer is the same as mine!