UL­TI­MATE STANCE

THE TRI­UMPHANT SHOW-SEA­SON CLOSER RE­TURNS FOR ITS THIRD AN­NIVER­SARY, WITH HUN­DREDS OF DREAMY MODS – AND ONE BONKERS BOAT

Fast Car - - Contents - WORDS & PHO­TOS: Jon Davies

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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