SHOWIN’ ’EM UP
THE V 4&ROTARY NATIONALS IS ONE EVENT THAT ANY HALF-DECENT CAR LOVER WILL DARE NOT MISS, AND THIS YEAR BOTH DAYS LAID OUT THE GOODS HEAVY
Come January each year, car lovers embark on a crazy 72 hours of energy drink and rubbish food–fuelled madness to get their builds finished in time to cram them into the V 4&Rotary Nationals halls. We lurked between the rows and have picked out our favs from the show and the drags for your viewing and reading pleasure.
Ah, nationals. The one weekend a year when all car people subject themselves to a crazy 72-hour period of energy drinks and rubbish food–fuelled madness to revel in all things fast, low, loud, and mind-meltingly creative. That feeling of rocking through the doors early on Friday morning, getting a hearty whiff of the fuel and exhaust filling the halls, taking in enough raucous noise to send you deaf a few times over, and experiencing a visual overload from all the next-level shit that has gone on throughout the previous year — it’s truly next to none. We congratulate both the organizers and competitors on another rad year — which took place over January 28 and 29 — and would like to acknowledge the step up in quality overall from last year’s show line-up, and the huge presence felt at the drags, too. But you probably don’t want to read us rambling on about it; you probably want to take a closer look at some of the sweet shit we spotted while sifting around. Enjoy.