Organised by the same team who host the “opening show” of the year, Ultimate Dubs, and held at the same venue, Telford International Centre – it’s easy to see why Ultimate Stance is so hotly anticipated. Unlike the Dubs show though, this one caters for every make and model, and packs in the best of the best in the UK and further (with several cars making the long journey from Belgium and Holland).
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 (one of
which being Aaron Harrison’s recently featured Volvo C30). 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. There were plenty of trade stands to tempt the public to part with their money, including Auto Finesse’s Like Hell Design and plenty of sticker stalls.
Once again, in the third hall, Wheel Whores had a massive take over featuring some of the best newer cars, as well as some epic retro classics, showing you don’t need the latest or most expensive car to be a looker. Also on display, once again, were the amazing stanced and slammed kids cars, with a specific award for the best one. To top off that hall, Work Wheels had a diverse stand showing off Driftworks’ incredible, battle-scarred DW86 as well as a stunning Lamborghini Murcielago.
Between the third hall and the carpeted red VIP room there were a few more top motors on display including Shane Lynch’s drift-ready Nissan 370Z, Rayvern Hydraulics’ VW Amarok and James Cowley’s stunning supercharged Honda S2000. In the final carpeted hall, there was a small display from Retro Rides, a Studio InCar stand featuring Nick Singh Sahota’s stunning E30 M3 and Bruce Gowan’s BTCC kitted, widebody BMW 135i. Outside there was just as much variety in motors, with rat, track, VIP and, of course, stanced cars.
When it came to trophies, sponsors Wheel Whores once again pulled out the stops with their ridiculously fantastic and over-sized trophies. Third place went to Edward Johnston’s cream BMW E36 tourer on custom three-piece bottle-cap splits. Second place went to James Brown’s Mercedes 190e on one-off Rotiform 8-holes. And first place, taking home the outstanding 16-foot trophy, was Richard Colvill with his stunning classic Porsche 911 and its incredible attention to detail. Also on offer at Ultimate Stance was the Auto Finesse Choice Award, which went to Prakash Thanky’s beautiful BMW e21.
With a second year of success, Ultimate Stance is definitely establishing itself as one of the leading shows in the UK car scene and is a must for 2016. So make sure you’re there!