HiQ News & Blog


Austin makes debut as HiQ Blogger

Fans favourite Rob Austin, known for his loyal following, aviator sun glasses and competitive nature will write for the HiQ BTCC Blog on the Monday after each race weekend. The column, the drivers first, is part of a new offering from the Team Championship sponsor this season.

The Fast Fit network is launching a new look site dedicated to everything touring car celebrating its renewed multi-year sponsorship deal. The site will provide the latest on the paddock, behind the scenes videos and host its ever popular Driver of the Day competition.

Rob Austin’s blog will provide an insight into the championship, the…

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When You Were Young

Following the success of our 'Back to School' competition we have decided to run a secondary 'Pink October' edition, in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

The question we are now asking is 'What did you want to be when you were young?' was it an astronaut exploring the stars and travelling through space, or maybe a ballerina playing the graceful lead in Swan Lake, to hundreds of loving fans? Either way, let us know your dream job when you were young.

Email your answer along with your name, postal address, email address and telephone number to competitions@hiqmarketing.net. …

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Project Pink

The Great Charity Bake-Off!

Customers and staff at the Blyth, Gateshead and Sunderland branches of HiQ have been tucking into pink cupcakes and drinking gallons of tea to raise £550 for Breast Cancer Care.

During the last month, as part of HiQ’s ‘Project Pink’, franchise owner Alister McGill offered customers that visited the garages cupcakes in exchange for a donation to the charity, as the network aims to hit it’s £100,000 fundraising target.

Alister, who operates five HiQ centres in the north east, asked his sister-in-law, 51-year-old Cheryl Ferguson, to take on the mammoth task of baking 300 cupcakes for his customers and promised a free cup of tea with each cake sold,…

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Project Pink


Three adventurous members of the HiQ fast fit network are taking to the hills to help the company hit its £100,000 fundraising target for Breast Cancer Care.

Franchisee Chris Kisby, marketing manager Emma-Jane Kisby and Claire Murray - a father and daughters team from Easy Tyre & Autocentres, HiQ’s largest franchise partner - are setting off to complete the National Three Peaks Challenge from the 18th - 20th October, as part of HiQ’s Project Pink fundraising efforts.

The challenge will see the intrepid trio trek the dizzy heights of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon over three days, climbing for over 15 hours and driving 11 hours from peak to peak…

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Project Pink


The HiQ fast fit network is swapping its usual cyan hues for pink this October as centres all over the country pull together to hit its £100,000 fundraising target for Breast Cancer Care.

HiQ has been a proud sponsor of Breast Cancer Care for three years, and in that time has raised over £87,000 for the charity. Its push to hit the £100,000 target sees franchisees across its 140 centres taking part in various ‘Project Pink’ activities this month.

The fast fit network has turned its website pink and is pledging £5 to the charity for every tyre sold and every MOT booked on its website, www.hiqonline.co.uk…

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Project Pink


The HiQ fast fit network’s nationwide search for a grid girl is over as 24-year-old Jodi Hall from Brackley has beaten nine other entrants to be crowned the winner of the competition.

HiQ scoured Britain for a candidate to represent the brand and its partnership with Breast Cancer Care at the final round of Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship racing at Brands Hatch in October. Now, after thousands of votes were cast and verified, Jodi Hall has been named HiQ Grid Girl 2012.

Jodi said: “I can’t believe I’ve won. I didn’t expect it - I feel excited and nervous all at once! I have a…

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Project Pink


The HiQ fast fit network’s search for a grid girl is hotting up, as after fierce deliberation between the judges, 10 girls have made the final cut.

HiQ has scoured the nation for a candidate who will represent the brand and its partnership with Breast Cancer Care at the final round of Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship racing at Brands Hatch in October.

Now, three months since the search began, the entries have been pored over and whittled down to the final 10. The finalists are from all over the country and now face the public vote to be named HiQ Grid Girl 2012. The finalists are:…

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