Vlogging sensation Ali-A helps fashion-mad Molly transform her family's 'Old Banger' forever. But what will Molly's parents think of its glamorous new look?
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I'm Ali-A and this is Superchargers,
the show that puts YOU in the driving seat to transform
your boring and broken family car into the ride of your dreams.
My Superchargers team, mechanic Rebecca...
Get your muscle in it!
..and cool car nerd Sideways Sid...
Nah, this is too cold.
..are as mad about motors as I am.
This is where all the big boy stuff's kept.
Together, we will be helping kids all over the UK transform
their old family bangers...
Look at the state of that!
You're hit by not the best of smells.
..into wow-factor wagons...
..by fixing up problems under the bonnet...
This is the most intense thing in the world.
..funking up the inside with gadgets and gizmos...
Feels like I'm a billionaire who lives in a mansion.
..and giving the outside of the car a spectacular new look.
It's absolutely awesome.
And the best part? Their parents don't have a clue
what it will look like until it's too late.
Goodbye, Old Banger.
I'm about 50% nervous. I'm going to 60 now.
Three, two, one...
-Open the door!
-Look at it!
Hold on tight - this is Superchargers.
Hello and welcome to the show that puts you in charge of transforming
your family wagon both inside and out.
You might know me as a gamer, but I'm also car crazy.
So me and my team, mechanic Rebecca and cool car nerd Sideways Sid,
are on a mission to supercharge family vehicles all across the UK.
And today we're with a family in...
Portsmouth, whose worn-out old motor is in
desperate need of our supercharging help.
Hi, my name is Molly and I'm ten years old
and I love EVERYTHING to do with fashion.
This is one of my favourite designs.
I like how the dark blue contrasts with the light pink.
My mum is originally from Uganda
and my dad loves listening to reggae music.
This is my baby brother Benjamin and he's two years old.
This is my little sister Josie.
She is seven and she loves messing around on her laptop
and eating sweets and chocolate.
This is our car, and it is old.
And I mean REALLY old.
Next year it's going to be 20 years old
and this is why we call it the Old Banger.
There are lots of scratches and the seats are out of fashion.
Why have you had the car for such a long time?
Well, now I've got three children and I have to keep paying for
school trips, I don't have enough money for a new car!
Please, Ali-A, help us supercharge our car.
I reckon I can make it stylish enough to drive on any catwalk.
I know the car is really special to my dad.
I know he's really nervous about what I'm going to do to it.
Welcome, guys, to Superchargers.
I hope you're all really, really excited.
Mum and Dad, you've given all the power to Molly here.
How are you feeling right now?
I'm rather anxious that this car might come back
covered in red lipstick and pink flowers!
You never know!
We've also got little Benji here as well. Does he like riding in it?
He loves getting in the front seat and steering it, blowing the horn.
-Upsetting all the neighbours.
I like it!
Now, Molly, I know that you are super into fashion.
What do you think of your dad's fashion sense today?
-Do you like it?
-You don't like it?
What about my fashion sense today?
-It's all right.
OK, very harsh critic.
Let's talk a little bit more about your car
that you've brought along here.
It's got a very interesting paint job to it.
Have you guys done that yourself?
I did that. I mixed up my paint.
That's Venetian green, which you cannot buy.
We are actually going to do a little bit of our own vlog right here.
Is there anything you know we need to change
that we're not too keen on at the moment?
Well, the seats are definitely going.
-OK, not liking the seats.
Look, Benji's coming in. Do you want to hit the horn, honk the horn?
PARP! Wa-hey! Wow!
Look at that grin. He absolutely loves it.
I'd like to change this because it's really bad...
PARP! Oh, Benji is at it again.
I see you. I see you.
So, Molly, we're obviously going to make sure it's road safe
and in working condition but, for the moment,
whilst I'm here, we have a very, very cool part
of the supercharging process.
If you come stand next to me, look at this.
This is the Superchargers app.
We're going to be doing some design brainstorming
and only you and I will be able to see this, OK?
We're going to start with my favourite. And be honest.
What are you thinking?
-I find it ugly.
-Oh! Wow, OK.
I'll move on. What are we saying about that?
OK, well, that's not happening.
Mum and Dad are like, "What on earth could that be?"
Hopefully she won't go too crazy with her designs!
How about something like this?
That's all right. I like the decorations on it.
I wouldn't like too many of them,
but maybe they could be a bit smaller.
Well, that's some great brainstorming there.
My favourite idea in the brainstorm was for the white one with
-the diamonds on it.
-At first I wasn't worried.
But now I'm getting worried.
I'm afraid it's time for me to grab the keys.
Look after it, Ali.
We will. The keys are in my hands, guys.
I'm going to give it to you, Molly.
All the power is in your hands and you're ready to supercharge it.
Goodbye, Old Banger! We'll miss you!
Are you going to miss the green?
-Yes, I love my green!
This is the last time
Molly's family will see their car until the big reveal.
Oh, the poor Old Banger. I hope she's all right.
From now on, its fashionable new look is top-secret.
Back home, Molly's keeping her design under wraps.
Right now, my head is buzzing with ideas.
But I couldn't really say them now because my mum is literally across
the room from me and if I say it, it will give the game away.
While Mum and Dad are in the dark,
there's someone who knows what her sister's planning.
I think Molly's idea might be fabulous.
I can't wait until I see the big reveal.
My worst fear is that it's going to come back bright pink,
covered in red lipstick.
Do you think Molly would do that?
Well, you never know, anything could happen.
I've lined up my mate Sideways Sid,
a car vlogger and encyclopaedia of motors...
..to help Molly bring her secret design to life.
Today, Sid sorted backstage passes to a graduation catwalk show
and a chance to get ideas from a real fashion designer.
Molly, this is Alicja Teper.
Some of her work has been featured in Vogue magazine.
I've never worked on a car before,
so it's a very interesting project to get stuck into.
Molly's set to open the show,
so with stage make-up applied, it's time to chat fashion.
That's one of my designs.
A very simple dress.
Because sometimes when you design, less is more.
Alicja was really interesting and her fashion designs were awesome.
That's the one which was featured in Vogue.
I thought her collection was really original and cool.
That's the top which goes with skirt.
I like this one because of colours.
I really like her splatter prints because it looks really cool on the
clothes and I thought it might look really cool inside the car.
I want to show you one more thing.
All my models, they're going to wear these kind of headpieces.
When you get to design your car, you can think about not only the car,
but also the accessories to make it special.
I like your thinking, Alicja.
The right accessories could transform the whole look.
Now time for Molly's big moment.
I would like to officially launch
the Solent Graduation Fashion Show 2017.
Hope you enjoy it.
Good job, Molly. Now just sit back and enjoy.
The fashion show was awesome.
I am SO looking forward to decorating the car
and putting my twist on it.
I wonder what Mum and Dad would think of
some of these designs on the Old Banger!
Before Molly completely finalises her car's surprise design
she needs to make sure it is totally safe to drive.
Rebecca is waiting for her at the workshop.
But what will she have discovered needs fixing on the Old Banger?
Welcome to the Superchargers workshop.
It's time to get started.
The first problem we need to address is the gearbox.
A car's gearbox is made up of loads of different cogs that change
the speed of the wheels depending on how fast you want to drive.
But these cogs won't work unless they have enough oil
to keep them turning smoothly.
Before we get it up in the air,
I want to show you the condition of the oil.
Look at that.
It's all brown and yucky. It's disgusting.
I've never fixed a car before. This will be my first time.
It's meant to do that, don't worry.
I'm just about to drain the oil out.
This can be a really messy job, Molly.
Can you see my hands?
I was really excited to help fix the car with Rebecca.
It's really interesting and fun.
It actually looks a little bit like treacle mixed with maple syrup,
What we need to do now is put the oil in.
Now, don't squeeze it too much, because it will splash back.
I didn't get as greasy and dirty as Rebecca,
but I did get some yucky stuff on my gloves.
Everything that you are squeezing out now is going into Old Banger's
There are lots of things families can do to keep a car road safe,
but never try to fix your motor on your own.
Rebecca is an expert.
Brilliant. Job done!
We've got one final fix today.
It is this big gap that's all the way around the door.
You must have noticed it being quite loud, maybe windy inside.
Well, my dad normally keeps the window down,
so we just think it's the window.
-Shall we fix it?
Fixing up the old car was really fun.
I have loosened it off slightly, and if you give it a little tap...
Tap, tap, tap, tap.
I felt just really good, because now I know...
-And then down again.
-..what it takes to fix a car.
Wow, look at that. Old Banger is in much better condition
than when he first came in, and will now pass his MOT.
It's time for Molly to turn her thoughts over
to her final fashionable designs
for both the inside and outside of the car.
Here's a quick sneak peek of what's coming up.
Molly's keeping Mum and Dad guessing...
She told me it was a surprise.
I am very worried about this.
..but what will they make of her fashionable four-wheeled creation?
-Open the door!
Oh, what does Mum think?
And if you can't get enough of Superchargers,
there's more on the CBBC website.
Stuff like this...
..games like this,
and our musical quiz, Honk A Song.
Let's get playing.
CAR HORN PLAYS MELODY
-I do know it, I just can't think.
-I know it.
Oh, they both know it.
James Arthur, Say You Won't Let Go.
And there's more hilarious song-honking action
over on the CBBC website, so go and check it out.
Back at home, Molly is busy giving the Superchargers vlog cam
her very own fashion show.
Hi, guys. I am going to show you how I'm dressed.
So I'm just wearing this, like,
white flowery dress and these nice golden hoop earrings.
And here's Benjamin.
He's wearing a nice flowery green top and some green trousers.
And when it comes to her secret car design,
Molly knows WHO she wants to keep happy.
My baby brother Benji loves the Old Banger so much,
I really want to do something special for him inside the car,
but I'm not sure what.
I can't wait to see how the Old Banger's going to come out.
Molly, you're on.
Have you had any more thoughts on your design?
Well, when I was with Ali-A, I saw this one where it was like
a white background and some jewels and diamonds on it.
I really liked it, but I want to use different-coloured jewels.
And not as big.
Classy choice, Molly.
My car's white, too.
Now for a bit of sparkle.
I quite like these two colours.
I think they would look nice.
Let's get these cut out and put on the car.
Oh, I see. Molly's gone with Alicja's less-is-more styling tip.
Oh, yeah, that looks good.
-Has Molly said anything about what she's doing to the car?
-She told me it's a surprise.
-I'm very worried about this.
Molly gets stuck in, transforming the Old Banger's 20-year-old wheels.
But what will she choose for those very fashionable new seats?
This one's just like a nice, creamy-white colour.
And I think I quite like pink stitching.
-I think it will look nice in the car.
Seats sorted, and now for a little treat
that Molly's adding for a reggae-loving family.
Shall we give it a little test?
-Right, let's do this.
-What do you think?
Er, guys, you've still got some work to do!
Molly and Sid knuckle down to give the Old Banger
a good old-fashioned clean.
But something's missing.
So then, Molly, what do you think?
It's a bit plain.
I love animal print, so could it have some, like, accessories inside?
Go for it, girl!
And with the interior leoparded up to the max,
Molly has a few more final touches.
I really like the paint spatter design
that I saw at the fashion show,
so I have worked it into the car.
Molly's thought of everything.
She's even given car-mad Benji his own steering wheel.
There you go, your car is now supercharged and ready for the road.
How are you feeling about it?
I'm really excited and I can't wait to see my parents' reactions.
I've got a bit of mixed thoughts of what they'll think,
because they'll either love it or hate it.
Welcome back, everyone, to the Superchargers headquarters.
We are about to reveal for the very first time Molly's supercharged car.
First off, Molly, we have a little certificate here.
This is the Superchargers MOT certificate,
so the car is road-safe and legal, which is great.
Now, Molly, why don't we remind ourselves what the car was like
when you first brought it to us?
It was a horrible Venetian green.
It was all dusty and dirty inside and it was just really old.
Let's remind ourselves who painted it green.
-Dad, over there.
Very proud of that paint, very proud of that paint.
Now obviously, Molly, you've seen it,
but the rest of your family haven't.
What do you think your parents are going to think, though?
I've got mixed thoughts,
but I just can't wait to see their reactions.
Mum and Dad, is there anything that you're really scared of?
-This vision of pink worries me.
OK. Have you got anything lined up
just in case it is not what you want?
Is Molly in for some punishment?
Zero pocket money for the rest of the year!
And when we drop her off at school,
we're going to really honk the horn.
Are you guys ready?
Right, in three, two, one...
ALL: Open the door!
Look at it!
Look at it! Wow!
Mum and Dad, what are your reactions?
Well, I can't see too much pink. That's a bonus.
-It's beautiful. Yeah, that's good.
The Old Banger has gone from out of fashion
to fashion-fuelled and bejewelled.
-Shall we go and take a closer look?
-Let's do it.
Let's go on inside.
-Wow! Look at it!
-It's very, very cool.
That's beautiful, Ali-A, beautiful.
I think Benji's liking it. He's a little confused.
He's not even sure if this is his car, it's changed so much!
Molly let her creative side go wild with a bold leopard theme interior.
-It reminds me of some of her outfits.
We have got a new radio.
Molly's also worked in just a few hints of pink
from the sparkling jewels to those brand-new seats.
The pink stitching on there, the leather seats,
look amazing, don't they? What a lovely touch.
And what does Benji think of his little treat?
Wow! Benji's driving the car.
TOY HORN TOOTS
The Old Banger is ready to rock the catwalk.
-Grab the key...
-..to your car.
Jump in and get ready for your first drive.
I will see you very soon for even more Supercharging goodness.
It's time to let them drive the car for the very first time.
I was massively relieved that it looks super cool, looked groovy.
The radio's really cool and the seats are just amazing.
I can see the Old Banger rolling on for another ten years!
I can't believe it's over already.
It's just been such an amazing experience.
I love this fresh white colour with the diamonds.
It's better than the old green look.
Feeling fresh, just like Superdad!
You're the most embarrassing person ever!
Fashion-mad Molly from Portsmouth is very embarrassed about her family car. Nicknamed 'Old Banger' for obvious reasons, it's approaching its twentieth birthday and is covered in scratches. Molly's dad has agreed to let her loose on the car, and she thinks with the help of Ali-A and his supercharging team that she can make it stylish enough for any catwalk.
After Molly scrutinises Ali-A's fashion sense, the pair chat through possible new designs for Old Banger. The rest of the family can't see the designs they are talking about, so Dad is worried about his car returning in bright pink and covered in lipstick!
Ali-A hooks up Molly with Sideways Sid, a motoring guru with an eye for design. Sid takes Molly to a university catwalk show in Southampton to try and find an on-trend look for the Old Banger. She has the honour of opening the show and meets Alicja Teper, a designer whose work has appeared in Vogue. Molly's time with Alicja leaves her feeling inspired and ready to make her family car stand out.
She then pays a visit to mechanic Rebecca, who gets to work with Molly fixing Old Banger in the Superchargers workshop. The pair give the gear box a good seeing to, Molly's hands have never been this dirty! Once they are finished, Old Banger is ready for its fashionable makeover.
Sideways Sid returns to help give the car the extra sparkle it's been in desperate need of. But when it comes to the big reveal, will mum and dad be as into Molly's fashionable design as she is?