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