Dave Phillipson | Mk2 Golf

As the scene grows every larger, there’s a massive amount of conjecture flying round about what constitutes “building” your car. Some people maintain that you can’t say you “built” your shiny show queen unless you got your hands dirty, burning the midnight oil and machining your own air line fittings. “Paying someone else to do your work for you takes…

Ultimate Dubs 2017 | Telford

On the face of it, winter has been a fairly quiet time (car wise) for most of us. The odd picture appearing here and there of freshly built wheels, interspersed by the occasional “can’t wait for shows/summer/generic event” social media post. But delve a little deeper, and it becomes obvious how hard some of us have been beavering away, making…

Lucy Barlow | E21

Lucy Barlow’s E21 is a vehicle worthy of some high recognition, it has come a long way since the day she picked it up with no MOT and managed to drive it off the gentleman’s drive with seized rear brakes! This classic example of one of BMW’s finest designs, has been well and truly pampered since Lucy took on the…

Sam Curtis | MK2 Golf GTI 20VT

“A project car is never complete” I’m sure we all agree with Sam’s insight regarding his MK2 GTI, which he has been modifying since January. Purchased in May of 2015, shortly after joining the Auto Finesse team, Sam’s first step was to strip the body right down to bare metal and replace window rubber, bushings, all running gear, and fresh glass.…

Simon | 964 Carrera 2

So, I am pretty sure one thing we can all agree on in the automotive world, is that everyone at some point of their life has wanted or will want a Porsche. The sheer elegance of the body work, those beautiful curves, and classical designs, paired with their powerful and reliable engines; it’s kind of hard not to want one…

Ultimate Stance 2016 | Telford

The last event of the year, for anything, has to be something special. By it’s very nature, people expect something to blow them away, a final hoorah before the long winter months. For 3 years now, Ultimate Stance has fitted the bill perfectly, and the hard work shown by Dean and the Dub Shows team has always shone brightly. But with the…

Jake Ryan | E30

“Beauty in Simplicity.” Three simple words that explain so much. There’s something elegant about things that are unadorned by chintz and pomp. Something that appeals to our very nature, that tells us that “less really is more” sometimes, especially in a world that’s becoming ever more obsessed with technology and gadgets. It’s not necessarily about minimalism, more about ensuring the…

Nik Preusser | Jetta SportWagen

Every once and again, someone gets a car just right. This is one of those times. Any project is a sum of its parts. Not just a selection of items, but the combination of large and small details. Most of these smaller bits go unnoticed by the casual observer, especially among the more subtle & detail oriented Euro car crowd. This…

Andy Lataille | Mercedes 280CE

Some designs are timelessly classy, and Mercedes exists to prove this time and time again. Today, I get to share one of my personal favorite examples of beauty in engineering: Andy Lataille’s W123 Mercedes coupe. Bought on a whim nearly a year ago from a paint supplier who passed the not-so-casual sales pitch for months, the coupe came to Andy…

Airlift Performance | Lucky Facebook User

Unless you’ve been living it up in a cave over the last few months, you’ll have noticed a bizarre trend circulating on everybody’s favourite social media platform; Facebook. People (or “blaggers” if you pay attention to Slamber) were messaging big brands asking for expensive, desirable products, in return for a specific social media engagement return. Some frowned upon people asking for freebies…