Modified car owners are sending out the message that they are not boy racers.
A group called 'UK Street Cars' is working with road safety officers on the Island to raise awareness of how to stay safe on local roads.
In September, they will be bringing a so-called 'Takeover Event' to the Island, with an overriding emphasis on safety.
UK Street Cars is a group of people who modify their vehicles, but Michael Lewis from the organisation told IW Radio that their enjoyment comes from taking pride in looking after their cars rather than driving at speed.
"We do have a genuine passion for cars. We have members of our club who have spent in excess of £50-60,000 on their car. They don't really want to be driving round at 100 miles an hour, they want people to be looking at their cars, they want people to be able to appreciate what they've done to them. Nine times out of 10, they're doing it for their own benefit, they want their car to look like that, it's a personal thing - it's all about being an individual.”
Through the event, being held 29-30 September, Michael is hoping to dispel the myths surrounding their hobby. They are also raising money for Meningitis UK after one of their members lost their son to the illness.
For more information visit www.ukstreetcars.co.uk/home.html