Vlogger Ali-A helps a sporty brother and sister from Wales modify their family car both inside and out. But what will their mum think of the transformation?
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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.
That was awesome!
My Superchargers team - mechanic Rebecca...
Doing a grand job.
..and cool car nerd Sideways Sid...
Nah, this is too cold.
..are as mad about motors as I am.
Look what's in front of us.
The ultimate supercar.
Together, we'll be helping kids all over the UK
transform their old family bangers...
It's a bit...disgusting.
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...
That is amazing.
..and giving the outside of the car a spectacular new look.
Whoa, it's perfect.
And the best part?
Their parents don't have a clue what it will look like
until it's too late.
He's got to remember he has to go to school in this.
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 in...
Cardiff, meeting a bog-standard banger
who's become a big part of the family.
Hi, I'm Yasmin, I'm 11 years old,
I like singing, baking and tae kwon do.
Hi, I'm Eslam, I'm 13 years old,
I like basketball, music and eating.
This is my mum, Summer,
this is my stepdad, Stevie...
..and this is Big Red Hulk.
We really rely on it to take us to all of our sports clubs
There are all these dents and marks on the car.
This is our wing mirror.
Look at that! I can stick my hand right in it.
Look at all these marks.
Oh, this is rubbish.
The inside's even worse.
If you look at these seats,
they're all going a funny colour and my mum thinks it's going mouldy.
Plus we store all of our tae kwon do kit in the boot.
It really stinks.
For some reason, the boot is not opening...
Um, it's definitely unlocked.
The car is unlocked.
-I've got to say, it is perfect timing, though, isn't it?
Thank you, yes, thanks for that.
Ali-A, we love Big Red Hulk
and want to keep him in our family for ages.
He really needs a makeover, but we don't know anything about cars.
So, guys, welcome to Superchargers.
Eslam and Yasmin,
I see you guys have got medals, you've got trophies.
What have you done to get these?
-Tae kwon do.
-Tae kwon do.
Nice. So, basically, don't mess with you?
Now, then, Steve and Mum,
is there anything that you're worried
these guys are going to do to the car
but you're just like, "Please, please do not do"?
Not neon colours. Please, not neon colours.
-No neon colours for Steve.
I would just like it to be just shinier again,
and all the little bumps and lumps removed.
I've got my handy vlog camera right here.
Let's actually have a closer look at the car.
What on earth has happened to this wing mirror?
What is this going on, this DIY job?
-I think that mirror is ready to fall out at any second.
Why don't we head on inside the car?
Let's have a look.
HE SNIFFS Slightly funny...
Ooh, that is a pong and a half.
Why is that smelling so much?
Is that down to all your sports kit?
-It does stink, doesn't it?
We're going to have to put some air fresheners in there,
something to make it smell a little bit nicer.
I can see a lot of stuff in the boot.
The grand unveiling.
What on earth have we got going on in here?
What is this?
A big deer.
We got it for free from, like, this arts and craft shop.
Have you got a name for this deer?
No Idea - why is it called No Idea?
-Because we have no idea what to do with it.
That's a very good name.
I like that a lot.
Thank you for that tour.
We're obviously going to make sure it's road safe
and in working condition.
Eslam and Yasmin, come over here, because this is the fun part.
We get to work on the design of the car together.
Basic split colour down the middle?
No, it doesn't really have the Big Red Hulk feel to it, does it?
We need to keep that, that's a very good point.
How about - bam?
What are we thinking, right on the side of the car?
-Look at their faces!
There was one with medals on,
and I think that one was really good,
-cos we're a sporty family.
How about something like this?
-Oh, I like that.
-I like that.
-I actually like that.
-I think it's really nice.
-OK, so, so far, you'd say this one is the winner.
-For them to agree, it's got to be something awesome really.
They trust us, so we don't want to lose that trust,
but then we want to do what we like.
We can wind them up a little bit, though.
I'm going to ask for the keys, please,
because it's time for the handover.
Bam, the keys are in your hands.
Time for Mum and Steve to say goodbye
to the family car they know and love.
I'll be honest, I'm having trouble letting go of Big Red Hulk,
but hopefully he'll be better than he ever was next time we see him.
From now on, Yasmin and Eslam are in charge.
I've lined up my mate Sideways Sid...
..a car vlogger and encyclopaedia of motors,
to help Yasmin and Eslam with their secret design.
Check that out. I mean, that's quite a cool colour.
Today, Sid's got them VIP access to a famous racetrack
to see what gives a motor that sporty look...
I like it. It makes it stand out.
It does make it stand out.
..and to watch a championship race
with someone very familiar competing.
-Great to meet you both.
What is it like being a racing driver?
Really good fun.
I get such a buzz from competing with other cars, other drivers.
How do you feel when, like, you're the only girl racing?
Once we put our crash helmets on,
it doesn't matter whether you're a girl or a boy.
We're all racing drivers.
Would you two like to sit in the car?
OK, Yasmin first.
This is my dashboard.
That tells me what my lap time is
and also tells me if there's a problem with the car.
How fast does it go?
It goes very fast.
It's not the easiest to get in and out,
but I think that kind of works.
Eslam, your go.
I like the feel of the steering wheel.
Do you think that Big Red Hulk would benefit
from a sporty steering wheel?
-It might have stripes on it, as well.
-I mean, that's pretty epic.
-Catch you later on.
Rebecca is competing against 29 other drivers...
..all hoping for first place.
They're all going so quick.
Try and spot Rebecca.
I like the style of the racing cars.
-They look really nice.
-She did fantastic.
-Thank you! Did you enjoy that?
-You went really fast.
Oh, thank you.
I was four seconds quicker than yesterday, so I'm really pleased.
It was amazing to watch.
Awesome work, Rebecca.
Time for Yasmin and Eslam to get some last-minute styling tips
for Big Red Hulk's sporty design -
and they're immediately drawn to one particular colour.
This car behind us, I really like that shade of red.
What do you think, Yas?
-Yeah, I like it.
-I'm really liking that.
It sounds like these two need to work out how much their car's name
is going to influence their final design decisions.
Back home, Yasmin and Eslam's ideas are coming thick and fast
after their trip to the track...
We want, like, really shiny wheels.
We want to try and get hubcaps, as well.
-Which are basically like...
..wheel caps that cover the wheels.
Pretty epic. I don't know if we'll be able to get them, though.
..but the secrecy is starting to worry Mum and Steve.
They do a lot of whispering, so maybe they've had more ideas.
It's quite funny, they'll have a little conversation
in the corner of the room, they'll go quiet and both their heads pop up
like meerkats looking around
and then they'll scuttle off out the room.
It looks like Yasmin and Eslam's day at the track
gave them tons of ideas,
but before their secret design decisions can be made,
Rebecca's meeting them at the superchargers workshop.
The biggest problem with Big Red Hulk are his tyres.
There's a really simple test you do to see if your tyres are completely
worn out. You put a 20p piece
in between the patterns
and the edge,
if you can see it, that means your tyres could be unsafe.
-Would you like to have a go?
They are borderline, aren't they?
-Shall we get them changed?
A smooth tyre is dangerous as it slides across rather than grips the
road if it's wet. The cut pattern, or tread,
has been cleverly designed to stop that happening.
The water is pulled into the grooves and away from the surface
of the tyre, so it can keep a firm grip on the road.
So we're now removing the tyre, as you can see.
-Yasmin, I've got some universal tyre mounting paste here.
And you're going to put it on.
It helps the tyre to slide on, because it's quite tricky and fiddly
to get the tyre on anyway.
We're almost there.
Now it's ready, it's time to put it back on the car.
Rebecca is an expert,
so please don't try to fix your car on your own.
Go, stop. Perfect, absolutely perfect.
When we were fixing Big Red Hulk, I was really surprised,
like, I didn't know I could do that much.
Try your horn.
It's not working!
-Shall we fix it, then?
OK. The horn is really important as a warning to others
who may not have seen you.
It's powered by electricity but the fuse needs replacing.
Fixing the horn is so much fun.
See if it works.
Especially when we got to beep it at the end.
-HORN HONKS REPEATEDLY
OK, very good, guys, give me a high-five.
-We just fixed the horn.
I am pleased to tell you that the Big Red Hulk is now 100% roadworthy.
Yasmin and Eslam have given their car a much needed servicing.
Now that everything is up to scratch,
it's time for them to nailing down their final surprise design ideas.
Here's a sneak peek of what's coming up.
Yasmin and Eslam get stuck in.
Whoa! It's perfect.
But how will Mum and Steve react to their new-look family car?
ALL: Open the door!
And for more Superchargers action,
why not head over to the CBBC website to see a bit of this.
Ooh! I love it.
Try your hand at this
and play your friends at this. Let's get it playing.
HORN HONKS A TUNE
Shock on both their faces at the moment.
Christine and The Queens, Tilted.
-That is right.
There is more hilarious song honking action over on the CBBC website,
so go and check it out.
At home, Yasmin and Eslam are working on a solution
for their stinky sports kit.
How about we draw a sketch of what we'd think should happen?
Yeah. We can have, like, boxes by here
that can keep all our tae kwon do stuff in
and just storage in the car.
After all the drawing and the thinking and the secret chats,
is Big Red Hulk getting a name change?
We definitely want to keep Big Red Hulk red.
It looks like Jasmine and Eslam have chosen a red inspired by race day.
After seeing Rebecca speeding on the track, sports stripes on the bonnet.
OK, so, you guys need to take one end.
As I push it, you guys will lay it down.
You don't want any air bubbles here at all.
All right, I think that's enough squeegee.
This is a real skill to get right.
It's meant to be like that.
Cos I wanted it to be like that.
-You want it to have creases and...?
-We'll probably leave it to the professionals, shall we?
Whoa! It's perfect.
-Check that out!
-How did we do this?
I don't even know how you guys did this.
That's better. What next?
We want to remind ourselves of our medal, so we want gold wheels
and a gold roof.
At least this should be easy.
-Oh, you lost a nut.
-Are we getting all this on camera?
-Shall we cut this out?
-I am loving those gold hubcaps and the diamond
seat covers look super sporty.
Time to tackle the messy boot.
-What is that?
-It's No Idea.
It is a papier-mache deer and you've got oranges, bottles...
-Shall we get cracking on?
-Right, go on. I'll hold the bin.
-I can't believe they are getting rid of No Idea.
I love that papier-mache guy.
Hold on, what's that?
Deer cushions? Nice touch, he will never be forgotten.
We've still have a lot of work to do, so we need to get cracking.
The sporty look is coming together, but what will Mum and Steve think?
Feeling a bit nervous about what they have done to the car.
I hope the car will be brighter and less dingy on the inside.
Right then, Big Red Hulk is ready for the road.
I'm a little bit worried about how they're going to react with the car
because I really want them to like it.
Welcome back, everyone,
to the Superchargers headquarters where Yasmin and Eslam are about to
reveal their transformed Big Red Hulk.
I have for you a Superchargers certificate just to say that the car
is road safe. But let's remind ourselves, guys -
what did the Big Red Hulk look like when it first came to us?
It was full of scratches.
-It stank because of our sports kit.
-And the wing mirror was broken.
Mum, Steve, what do you not want to see when we lift up the door?
Anything too bright and garish.
Nothing too bright and garish.
-OK. So, are you guys ready?
In three, two, one.
ALL: Open the door!
Mum, what are you thinking? Steve, what are your initial reactions?
-It's still red.
-That's the big thing.
-It's still red.
-It is still the Big Red Hulk,
just supercharged obviously.
Big Red Hulk has gone from dull and old to red and gold,
with cool black racing stripes fit for our sporty family
and that dodgy wing mirror is gone for good.
Let's go in.
You can see it a bit closer.
We wanted to have a lot of gold to incorporate gold medals, cos that's
-what we want to get.
-You've got the black lines coming down.
-Like a medal. I thought that's what you were going to say.
That's smart, guys. Really, really smart. It looks amazing.
Inside, Yasmin and Eslam have crammed in sporting accessories
including a steering wheel cover inspired by Rebecca's racing car
and stunning seats to replace those smelly stained ones.
-Also the horn is working now.
-And for proof.
HONKS HORN REPEATEDLY
Yasmin and Eslam have also sneaked in a few extra deer to honour their
Oh, my gosh, you've got deer cushions as well.
In memory of No Idea.
-It's like a different car, isn't it?
-It's a massive change.
And there's a little surprise for me in the now supercharged boot.
What is that?
We've taken his head and we have mounted it.
-No Idea will always be remembered.
-That is sick!
Yasmin and Eslam have done an incredible job.
They've really thought about us as a family as well and it really
represents us, even more than it did before.
I'm really proud of you guys, really creative. Well done.
There are the keys.
Jump in, grab your seats.
I will see you very soon for even more Ali-A's Superchargers.
All that's left to do is to let them drive away for the very first time
in their transformed Big Red Hulk.
I love how they've clearly thought about our medals and our trophies.
It's better than I could've imagined.
Ali-A, thank you so much.
I'm really happy at how unique the car is.
Nothing is like it.
Do you know what? I really missed Hulk but it's back better than ever.
It looks like a sports car.
Now that we don't have No Idea any more,
it is like he died and was reincarnated
into the new form of a car.
You have honestly done such a good job.
-You have done such a good job.
Yasmin and Eslam are a sporty brother and sister from Wales who have many complaints when it comes to the family car they call Big Red Hulk. There is a lingering pongy odour from their dirty sports kit, a wing mirror falling off, and the seats are going mouldy. The family cannot afford a new car, so unless they want to start getting the bus everywhere, Big Red Hulk is in dire need of a makeover. Step in Ali-A and his supercharging team.
Yasmin and Eslam meet Ali-A at Superchargers HQ along with Mum and their stepdad Steve. They show Ali-A the worst offending areas, including a random papier-mache deer hiding in the back of the car amongst the other junk. They brainstorm makeover ideas with Ali-A, but Mum and Steve can't see the designs.
Car vlogger Sideways Sid has a surprise for Yasmin and Eslam - he takes them to Silverstone racetrack where they are met by Superchargers mechanic and racing driver Rebecca before her next race! The brother and sister get an exclusive tour of her car and are buzzing with excitement, but how will they transfer their sporty-themed inspiration onto Big Red Hulk?
Back at the workshop, Rebecca helps the siblings make Big Red Hulk roadworthy again when they change the worn-out tyres and fix the horn.
Now that their family motor is completely safe, Yasmin and Eslam can finally start putting their big and bold design ideas into practice. But will Mum and Steve love or hate its new look?