The Maxxd team visited Santapod again this year and were graced with good weather, and lots of automotive PORN!
We’re pleased to present to you these pics (Thanks to Garage Awesome!) Enjoy!
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Now then, we don’t often get dictatorial here.. but for once, we’re going to.. so listen up! Whatever you did have planned for the three days between the 6th and 8th of August, cancel it!.. because you’re all hanging out with us, instead! Why? Because it’s only the bloomin’ weekend of USC, that’s why!
If you’ve never been before, let me enlighten you with the elevator pitch. The finest drag strip in Europe. 35,000 modifying disciples. (many of which are pert and female) The UK’s most superbly executed show cars. The best bands, DJs and tuners. Are you in yet? USC has justifiably achieved the status of ‘legend’ on the show calendar, and a single visit will soon tell you why. No other show packs as much into three days, with real heads-up quarter mile action playing out against a backdrop of high-octane antics that make Ferris Bueller’s Day Off look like the Teddy Bear’s Picnic. To top things of, those lovely Pod people have even frozen the tickets at last year’s prices, so you have no excuse!
Top level drag racing is the order of the day, with Euro Sports Compact drivers battling it out in the kind of times that make Ferrari owners weep into their leather. Or, if you prefer, why not wander over to the drifting area where sideways is the new forwards and tyre smoke is the new oxygen.
In addition to a head spinning line up of acts like Slinky, DJ Luck and MC Neat and the Artful Dodger, you can bank on a (literally) record breaking line-up of stunt performers, Monster Trucks, Jet cars and show cars.
Ever ones for a challenge, we’ve even added the Dotz Mod Pod live build area where our carefully assembled team of spanner wielding artistes will be standing by to rip apart and rebuild a stock hot hatch into a modified thing of beauty over the show weekend. Yep, as DJs spin some of the choicest vinyl in the background, our long-suffering team will be gutting a tuner-scene favourite back to a shell before commencing with a full-bore rebuild including chassis, interior, induction, exhaust, tints, wrap, lighting and audio.. and of course, a simply stunning set of Dotz rims. With only 3 days to do what takes most tuning houses at least a full week, plus of course, the added pressure of 35,000 petrolheads… and a TV crew. Oh yes! almost forgot to mention, the entire show is being shot for Eurosport and Motors, so if you, your car, your missus are camera friendly, who knows, you might end up on the telly! Actually, seeing as we are on drinking terms with the producers, we might even put in a good word for you!
Of course, elsewhere on site, there are simply acres of space for club camping, hardcore BBQ action and chance to kick back with a cold beer and recant your tales of quarter mile heroics. Stock up before you arrive, and you’re free to park up the motor and seriously over-indulge for the entire weekend as everything you need is on site, with several bars and even a lap-dancing club!
Sprinkle on a side order of live stage, Lowriders display, Burnout and Flameout comps and the Autoglym showcar paddock and pretty soon, it becomes the ultimate road trip weekend away. You’ll kick yourselves if you miss it, so don’t!
We’ll see you there guys! Check it all out at www.ultimatestreetcar.co.uk
Now, many people chose not to go to USC this year as the ticket prices are extortionate – but there is always a few who will go, and Spener, alanman and posse visited and reported back with some pics and a lil report for us all.