Words & Photos by Henry Phull
In Part 1 of our coverage, we highlighted some awesome cars from outside the Telford International Centre for Ultimate Dubs. Let’s continue from where we left off, with Nick Sahota’s E30 M3. This car was one of the most talked about show cars of 2014. We often wondered.. what else could you possibly do to improve the car? Well, Nick has smashed it for this year, adding a set of BBS Motorsport Bugatti centre lock wheels, thanks to a costly conversion. They have totally transformed the car into something visually mesmerising, and far more appropriate. It also continues to be the most photogenic car, so roll on the photographs…
It’s always a pleasure to run into Dougie Flockhart’s PVW featured Mk3 VR6 Turbo on black centred BBS LMs. The attention to detail on this car is outstanding, even if it’s not to everyone’s taste!
Auto Finesse blow us away at every show, they put on the coolest and best quality display, hands down. Of course their Mk1 Caddy project was keeping everyone interested…
…But this year the guys have built something new to keep the Caddy company, nicknamed ‘Project 80s’, a Mk2 Golf with full BBS kit, E50s, and on Air Lift suspension. It was one our favourite cars of the show by a long mile.
Over on the Fueled Society stand, Matthew Richardson’s bagged Edition30 Mk5 Golf was sitting beautifully on a set of stepped up BBS RS with gold hardware and finished with red caps to match the car.
Another car that did it for us was Thomas Flanagan’s Mercedes W201 190 on custom wheels rebuilt from single to 3 piece, along with a stunning air install by Novak & Boden. A modern touch on a classic – an outstanding piece of work.
Also on the Fueled Society stand was Jack Bodenham’s Golf on an amazing set of gold Advan 3 spokes. We love these and don’t see them often, a nice choice.
Across the hall, Hayley Brzezinski’s static Dragon Green Mk3 Golf was looking good on a set of Corvette salad shooters over on the UKMK3s stand.
We also caught a peek of Owen Burnell’s bagged Mk3 wagon that we recently featured – click here to check out the feature!
You’ve probably already realised that Ultimate Dubs has now become about more than just VWs. Some people seem to have a problem with this. Our opinion is… there’s more to car culture than just Volkswagens, plus the show would be boring if most of these non-VAGs weren’t here.
Our friend Matt Clifford (yeah that video guy with the E31 8 series we featured) just had his new wheels delivered from Rotiform just in time for the show. Here it is in all it’s glory on the Obsessive Detail stand. The 19″ 9.5j and 10.5j LHR’s have certainly transformed an already incredible car.
Only Charged Dubs, a company we’ve recently been keeping a close eye on, were out in force with a huge stand to display some of their VAG air ride installs. Check out Josh Hall’s Mk6 Golf below on a colour coded set of Autostrada Modena splits.
Danny Mellor’s Audi A4 B8 has been through a bit of a change up since we last saw it at Ultimate Stance last year. 2015 brings a set of Vossen VLE-1s which really look the part against this car’s extraordinary paintwork.
Opposite we were drawn in by a badass Audi A5 owned by Mark Gunning, which sits on a huge set of VIP Modular VX210 wheels with SPF centres and chrome flat lips.
Moving on to the WORK Wheels UK stand, we bumped into Alex Flanagan’s E36 on Work Meisters and overfenders. It’s static, too. This is one intimidating car!
Alongside Alex’s E36, the Driftworks E90 M3 was on display, this sits on HSD coilovers and 19″ 10j & 11.5j Work Meisters in a black finish to complete the ‘Murdered out’ look.
Over the winter months, there are some cars in particular you keep seeing on Instagram and Facebook. One of those cars was Tom Heap’s Mercedes 300CE over on the SlammedUK stand. Rocking a Zender bodykit and 17×9/17×12 Impul R5s, it may remind you of the previous Merc he built about two years ago. Alas, there’s a colour and wheel change on the horizon soon!
Paige Walton’s (S6 Wraps) static BMW E91 Touring was certainly drawing in the crowds with a striking gold wrap, along with RH Crossline wheels in black with gold hardware to match.
Georgie Marlow’s Mk1 Golf was looking even shinier than usual, thanks to some recently ceramic polished BBS RMs – a fine job by the guys at Felgen Werkes.
Over to the LikeHell and RollHard stand, our friend Jamie Hitchcock was unveiling his BMW Z4’s new look, some gorgeous 18×9.5/18×10 Work Meisters. Oh, this is also static. Yeah…
One of our favourites back from Ultimate Stance last year was Jordan Fielding’s bagged Audi 100L on Gottis, so it was awesome to see this again.
Dale Buckley’s Audi TT alongside was spectacular with a fresh new colour and huge BBS RS’s, unsurprisingly this came in the Top 25.
One of our all time favourite Beetles, nicknamed ‘Macy’ and owned by Matt Rudd was on display over on the FittedUK stand. Not bad for a ’63!
We saw Vick Nagi’s bagged A4 Avant a few weeks ago at the Car Audio & Security ‘Caffeine and Cars’ event, when it was on the Audi Rotors which looked perfect. We didn’t actually think he’d be able to top that, but here it was, on Rotiform CENTRELOCKS. Well played, Vick!
That wraps it up for Part 2 of Ultimate Dubs 2015. As you can see, the quality of cars has continued to improve, so check back very soon for the final part of our weekend in Telford where we’ll be looking inside the final two show halls.