With the specially selected show cars spread across three massive halls, it was clear to see that each one had a well-deserved spot in the show. As we’ve come to expect from 100% Tuning there was a style of car for everyone to appreciate, from the tightest of fitments, to three-wheeling lowriders, to big power Jap rides, to body kitted masterpieces from Italy. The thousands of people who flocked to the show over the weekend had a huge variety of show cars to check out.
Hall 1, the biggest hall at Ahoy, featured the largest number of show cars, a huge display stand from Streetgasm with a fair few high-end cars including a kitted Lamborghini Murcielago, the hologoraphic ‘Selfie’ Lambo Gallardo and a crazy bagged Ferrari 360 Spider. Also returning for 2015, there was a live car-wrapping competition going on over the two days. Featuring three teams, they spent the entire two days wrapping one car on their stand in their own unique way. Hall 1 also held the majority of the UK cars that made the trip to Rotterdam and even featured a ride-in a WRC simulator.
As well as more show-cars, Hall 2 also featured a big stand from Streetcustoms.nl who spent the majority of their weekend creating live air installs using Air Lift products. The other main attraction in this hall was the Audio area. There was an abundance of audio trade stands all keen to show their best products and amazing demo cars – one of the loudest was undoubtedly VIBE UK’s VW T5 van which could literally be heard from any of the three halls! And there was yet another competition going on, this time with four teams all competing to build the best audio install within a tight 48-hour timescale. The pressure was on.
Last year, one of the show’s stand out vehicles was the monster sized Pioneer Ford F-650 complete with DJ booth on the back which, at the time, was very impressive. Well, not to be out-done, Rockford Fosgate brought a boat…yes, a BOAT to a car show! It was fully kitted out with the latest Rockford Fosgate marine speakers and certainly wowed the stunned crowds.
In the final hall there was loads of trade stands for people to part with their hard-earned Euro’s in exchange for some seriously cool products. Plus, there was a staggering display of lowriders. The crowds were once again treated to an amazing live action arena where a few of the cars were able to show off exactly what they were built to do. And I was lucky enough to be asked by the man behind the legendary Penguin Speedshop if I wanted to go for a ride in their award-winning Chevrolet ‘Pink-pala’ Impala. This consisted of some three-wheeling around the arena, bouncing to music and a parade lap around the Ahoy centre – and not to mention the three lovely promo- girls that happened to also join us for the ride!
Outside there was the Auto Week live drift area, with some of the best Dutch drivers performing some amazing drifts in a selection of highly tuned BMWs and Jap machinery. It was a massive crowd pleaser and the surrounding paddock was packed-out with people desperate to watch the sideways action. With door-to-door twinning, and some massive burnouts it was an impressive sight to watch and added that extra live excitement that is often missing from most static car shows.
Finally, the highlight of many attendees was the trophy ceremony. With 40 Best of Show awards on offer for the 230+ cars that attended I certainly wouldn’t have wanted to be one of the judges picking a winner! Out of the those 40, there were an impressive 18 UK cars that took home trophies with the organisers crowning Jon Livermore’s stunning 702bhp and carbon clad Mitsubishi Evo as car of the show!
The plans for 100% Tuning 2016 are already in motion so you’ve got until October 2016 to check out the selection process if you’d like to enter your car – however even if you’ve not got a show car, we’d fully recommend this as an amazing experience! Definitely one to look out for in 2016!