THE TRIUMPHANT SHOW-SEASON CLOSER RETURNS FOR ITS THIRD ANNIVERSARY, WITH HUNDREDS OF DREAMY MODS – AND ONE BONKERS BOAT
We’ll give you three guesses what this show is all about.
Organised by the same team that run Ultimate Dubs (incidentally, the first show of the year) and at the same venue in the Telford International Centre – it’s easy to see why Ultimate Stance is so hotly anticipated.
If you didn’t already know, unlike the VAG-focused Dubs show, Ultimate Stance caters for every make and model (and even a boat. Yes, a boat) and boasts the best of the best from the UK and further afield.
Before the public entered the main hall arena, they were given a taste of what to expect when they walked through the big doors, with a few cars parked pride of place at the ticket stand. Once inside, other than the mass amounts of super-clean show cars, there was an RC track laid out in one corner, for RC-drifters to show off their skills, and plenty of trade stands to tempt the public to part with their money, including Auto Finesse, Car Audio Security, Kleen Freaks and 3SDM.
Once again, in the third hall, Wheel Whores had a massive take over, featuring some of the best new-school cars as well as some epic retro classics, showing you don’t need the latest or most expensive car to be a looker. You can always count on the Wheel Whores guys to put something on display that’s going to pull the crowd. Last year they had a dragster and an Infinity Motorcycle monowheel. Now, going back to what we
mentioned at the beginning, this year they really upped their game and brought along a boat. Dropped on a Beetle chassis with an air-cooled engine, it drove into the show and broke necks everywhere it went.
In the final carpeted hall was a display of retro amazingness including Carl Raine’s awesome little Fiat 126 on hydros, Rory Hamilton’s Mercedes-Benz W115 and a couple of stunning Mk2 Golf Rallyes to name a few. There was also a small selection of stunning motors representing Retro Rides including two past feature cars – both Dean Meeson’s incredible bagged Lotus Esprit and Luke Gilbert’s stunning bagged Lotus Elite.
And when people had finally seen enough cars for the day, some amazing retro arcade
machines were provided for anyone and everyone to use free of charge!
When it came to trophies, there were the 20 Best of Show and the Sponsor’s Choice Awards. Wheel Whores awarded their trophy to Mark Fisher with his incredible carbon BBS wheels. Auto Finesse awarded their trophy to Brandon Trumble and his impressive BMW E30 and the RollHard Sponsor’s Choice award went to Alex Lambert’s stunning Mk2 Polo Breadvan. And finally, the overall car of the show went to Simon Rooke’s jawdropping VW Splitty.
And so 2016’s show season comes to an end and once again Ultimate Stance is making its mark as one of the leading shows in the UK car scene. But don’t worry, it’ll be back in 2017 and so will we!
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