100% Tun­ing

WE HEAD TO ROT­TER­DAM TO CHECK OUT WHAT THOSE CRAZY EURO­PEANS HAVE BEEN UP TO

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The pi­rates love this show and so do we. Ahoy, here we come!

here aren’t enough car shows with hi­lar­i­ous names. Imag­ine how much more en­ter­tain­ing it would be if you were cruis­ing in your freshly buffed pride-and-joy down to an event called Yoohoo Dar­ling, or Was­su­u­uup, or Hey You There Be­hind The Bushes. There’s Straight Outta Kemp­ton, of course, which is pretty clever… but if you want a re­ally com­i­cal show name (and some­thing in your brain makes you hes­i­tant to go for the ques­tion­ably-ti­tled Ra­ceism in Poland) then you need to turn to the Nether­lands – and, specif­i­cally, Ahoy Tun­ing.

Things get slightly less hi­lar­i­ous when you re­alise that Ahoy is ac­tu­ally the name of the con­ven­tion cen­tre where the event is held, but your sen­si­bil­i­ties will be suit­ably mol­li­fied by the stag­ger­ing ar­ray of cars on dis­play at 100% Auto Live – which is what the show’s ac­tu­ally called. It’s one of Europe’s big­gest events for mod­ded cars, stretch­ing over nu­mer­ous colos­sal in­door halls, and it’s been build­ing in stature over the years to be­come the place to be seen with the coolest projects on the scene; en­thu­si­asts come from all over Europe and beyond to get their cars un­der those bright lights – so nat­u­rally we had to be there to soak up the at­mos and see what you guys have been road-trip­pin’ across the con­ti­nent in. Qual­ity is guar­an­teed ow­ing to the fact that each hall’s dis­plays are hand­picked by a panel of ex­perts to rep­re­sent the best in mod­i­fy­ing from each coun­try in the Union – you’ll find VAG and Euro builds grouped to­gether, JDM stuff else­where, Amer­i­can rides in yet an­other av­enue, and so on and so on, and there’s even a Nankangspon­sored ac­tion arena to en­sure that the go matches the show. It’s an es­sen­tial event on the show cal­en­dar, so we turned up with a snap­per and cap­tured the essence for you…

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