Ultimate Dubs marks the beginning of the show season in the UK. It’s one of the most exciting and anticipated shows because everybody gets to see all the changes everybody has been making over the winter months, and this year was no exception.
Having been to the past four shows I was excited to say the least. Traveling over 3 hours we set off early Saturday morning to arrive in Telford by just after midday. As soon as we pulled into the hotel car park I could already tell the bar had been raised this year.
After arriving we dumped our bags in the hotel room and went out with some friends we hadn’t seen in a long time, which to me, is what shows like Ultimate Dubs is all about! After a long Saturday night we awoke early to prepare for the day ahead, pulling the cars into the show hall and giving them a last, quick clean before everybody began arriving. Just from walking around outside we knew there would be some serious competition inside for the show and shine awards.
Every time you turned your head you would notice another car with just enough small details to set it apart from all the rest, and with four rooms and an outdoor section, there was a lot of head turning.
Cars which particularly stood out though were the yellow E63 AMG built by Design4automotive, the red Mk5 R32 owned by Katie Fuchs and the orange E30 M3 with a brand new air kit fitted! It was nice being able to be outside the sunshine (what little we do get in the UK) and the excellent caliber of cars this year.
I can honestly say in the five years I’ve been going to Ultimate Dubs this has been the best year by far, and if next year’s show can follow suit then we’re in for another spectacular weekend. Congrats to my good friend Adam King with the grey A6 pictured for picking up the “Dirty Stancing” award too!
Words and Photos – Jonny Elliot
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