EVENT: Hull Motor Show – East Park, Hull

Posted: September 1, 2010 in Modified car Events

Hull: Famous for its impressive Humber Bridge, sealife museum ‘The Deep’, John Prescott, The Beautiful South and, for 1 day of the year, East Park is turned into an area for car enthusiasts of all persuasions to show off their pride and joys as The Hull Motor Show takes over.

This is actually the 4th year I’ve been to the show, and although the layout and ideas haven’t changed or been updated, it retains that relaxed, casual wander round and family orientated feel to it, something a lot of the mainstream shows lack, so it would be rude for Garage Awesome not to have a wander round and bring you coverage of one of the scene’s smaller events on the calendar and in between the showers, the sun came out, so we did just that!

Bayside Blue R34

Smaller it may be, but the effort involved from both the organisers and the car owners stands out, with the Hull Motor Show team working really well with local authorities and organisations to allow something to happen that many local authorities would frown upon. Upon our arrival, the park is already filled with gleaming cars and the sound of some impressive music systems blasting out in the background. Entry is FREE, yes you read it right, a FREE show in the UK, although the guys on the entrance were collecting via a voluntary donation box which I’m sure most threw some change in allowing the team to raise nearly £1500 for the Dove House Hospice, top work guys!

A quick walk round and we find the usual suspects on display, local modified car club Fast ‘N’ Modded had an impressive stand right at the top of the field, including various full on show cars, a 40ft lorry trailer and a DJ! Other stands that caught our eye included the large Japanese car club Nippon Squad, Gloynboyz and local gang Hull Cruise, not to mention the local branches of various Vauxhall and Ford owners clubs.

Mick's Vauxhall Vectra

As you can see from the pics; the variety of polished metal on display varied loads, with all things catered for at Hull from classic tractors right up to modern classics. Highlights for us, and it is difficult to pick out a few from such a large selection of cars, but Mick’s Vauxhall Vectra is one of the cleanest cars you are likely to see, with an engine bay you could eat your dinner off, although I’m not suggesting you do! Hull Cruise provided some lovely retro rides including a Lancia Delta HF Integrale and a smart 2.0ltr Vauxhall Nova. Some really smart cars from under the Japanese banner could not be ignored, a couple of bedroom wall poster favourites the Bayside Blue R34 GTR skylines were on display, some hot Civics, Starlets, 350Z’s and 200SX’s along with some big power Evo’s and Subarus and finally it was Fast ‘N’ Modded again who provided a sweet S2000 and one of the UK’s best modified Suzuki Swifts.

Hullcruise Lancia Delta

The Mini Club were out in force too, with some smart rides on their stand, the baby blue Saxo and everyone’s dream family wagon a Zafira GSI got our attention on the Modified Addicts stand.

With a perfect mix of cars, there really is something of interest to all and although the smaller numbers on display indicate the show might need to evolve and add a few extra things to get the numbers back up, it can certainly lend a few of its own ideas to some of the larger shows, notably the proper food prices, area and amenities for younger children and inter-club voting systems to allow the prizes to be given out fairly and to help give everyone a say.

So make a note in your diary, it falls nicely on the bank holiday and in that quiet period between USC and Trax. The Team have a Facebook page, (search ‘Hull Motor Show’) to keep abreast of the plans for 2011, and whilst you’re there why not keep up to date with the rest of the news and features from the scene by finding us on Facebook too, www.facebook.com/garageawesome.

Pic Credits – Ollie Novell

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