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Monday, April 15, 2024

Open Season: Your Final Dubs 2024 Mega Gallery

The annual Final Dubs weekend can solely imply one factor: a brand new present season is upon us.

Spring has sprung in the UK, bringing with it torrential rain, extra motorway visitors, and a spike within the gross sales of fast detailer spray and microfibre towels.

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Final yr’s Final Dubs was a blended bag, which introduced considerations over the state of one-make automotive exhibits. There have been some highlights, however the recipe started to really feel a bit stale, and I hoped it was only a dip in kind for the Dubbing dynasty.

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2024 might have been quieter than earlier years – thanks in no small half to the terrible climate – however I’m happy to report the present itself felt like a lower above what we noticed in 2023.

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The vehicles had been properly organized, and photographers had room to breathe, which meant extra scope for capturing.

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The centre stage corridor was a primary instance of that with the brand new carpet format and what I noticed as the largest enchancment – sturdy, impartial white lights above.

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My go-to digicam is my beloved Sony A9, which I upgraded to from a Sony A7iii that struggled to maintain up when panning GT3 race vehicles. However even with the A9’s implausible sensor and broad dynamic vary, the previous lighting state of affairs was a nightmare.

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It was additionally nice to see some continental European vehicles had made the journey over, together with this pair of Audi A1s with camber starting from excessive to ridiculous.

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Not solely was the present ground organized higher, however the high quality of vehicles was very excessive for probably the most half too. Even these located in smaller commerce stands appeared extra fastidiously chosen than what we’ve seen in earlier years.

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Air Carry Efficiency had their show-stoppers out in drive.

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Being the ’90s Euro fanboy fanatic that I’m, my highlights from the stand had been Marc Knight’s purple, BBS-equipped Porsche 968, and Dougie McColm’s Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5 Cosworth, which I might be displaying you in additional element in a separate highlight.

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As all the time, the ‘Crimson Room’ showcased a few of the UK’s most interesting VAG builds. The Final Dubs, if you’ll.

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And the out of doors house was as various as ever, with a variety of proprietor golf equipment and show-and-shine exhibitors within the combine.

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Add in BMX stunt shows, RC drifting, and a charity raffle to do some good while having fun with our passion, and also you’ve received your self a family-friendly automotive present.

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There have been just a few excellent machines that I can’t wait to point out you by means of standalone spotlights, so hold your eyes peeled.

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It might not be the hectic Final Dubs of previous, however I feel the venerable Telford automotive present is again in a giant manner. I count on the 2025 occasion to be busy once more – as long as the climate performs ball.

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If it ain’t broke, don’t repair it in spite of everything, however just a few tweaks have gone a great distance after 18 years. Welcome again Final Dubs, it’s good to see you once more.

Mario Christou

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