Letstance Show at Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

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If you had asked Simon and Rowen 6 months ago would they have just ran their first car show the answer in short would have been no. After a discussion in passing the two guys, both local to Carrickfergus and long time friends got to work on starting and running Letstance’s Show and Shine 2015.

The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum paid host to their first event. With the lead up week having beautiful weather everything was crossed that it stayed for Saturday and allow us to run the show.

Having taken entries from all corners of Northern Ireland and even entries from the Republic of Ireland they couldn’t wait for the cars to start arriving. A 4 am start wasn’t their idea, but when you have a 180 mile journey to make there’s no other way to do it which was the case for one particular entrant from County Mayo.

With over 200 cars scheduled to attend the venue they couldn’t wait for them to arrive. It wasn’t long until everybody was parked and out cleaning their cars before the show started. With the sun splitting the sky it wasn’t long before there was that unmistakable buzz that only comes when the car community come together to show off their hard work and catch up on the latest modifications they’ve carried out .

The calibre and variety of cars that had made the journey to Letstance definitely didn’t disappoint us. With something for everybody’s taste you were guaranteed to see something that caught your eye. Weather it was Martin’s retro Beetle. Toner’s bright yellow 350z, to Desy’s immaculate GT4 Celica.

Retro Beetle that Impressed at Letstance


Judging wasn’t made easy with the volume of quality of cars available on offer. Only 12 of them could take away one of our awards, including our main supporter and sponsor’s, The Kleen Freaks Choice.

After a lot of deliberation between the judges the winners had been chosen. With everybody gathered round for the obligatory awards ceremony, the awards were presented to their worthy winners and our first show came to an end.

“A massive thanks to our trade stands and supporters. Blackwater Graphics, Bubble Nation, Design RMC, I Love Bass, Paintworx, Total Xenon, Wheel Whores and our main Sponsor Kleen Freaks and MFA Scenewerks.”

Top 10 Awards

Steph Fulton – Mitsibushi Evo VIII

Martin Neal – Volkswagen Beetle
Dale Feathers – Volkswagen Golf Mk2
Blaine Leathem – BMW 840 E31
Daniel Henderson – Seat Exeo
Ciaran Clarke – Volkswagen Polo (CNZ 2981)
Mark Wood – Volkswagen Corrado
Darren Donnelly – Volkswagen Jetta *06-C
Mark Stewart – BMW 1 Series
Graham Culligan – Mazda MX5

Kleen Freaks Choice
Desy Donaldson – Toyota Celica GT4

Car of the Show
Steven Toner – Nissan 350z

It was a great compliment to hear how the museums events manager “Absolutely loved it”.

Thanks to Simon Clarke and Rowen Corey for the words (and orgainising this great event).
Photos by Anton McCreight.


About Author

Andy is the founding member of RMS, and when he's not following motoring events around the UK and Ireland he can be found on the track (sideways, having competed in top level drifting for a decade), or of course he'll be on the forum.

RMS Forum Comments

O.C.D replied at 13:21, Sat 11 Apr, 2015
Great turn out folks ...well done.
Gemma replied at 13:53, Sat 11 Apr, 2015
Wee cheeky pic...great turn out today :) rained for like 2mins at 1.30 but all good lol
dubimage replied at 17:27, Sat 11 Apr, 2015
Good day, more pictures and a feature to come. www.dubimage.co.uk
Sonny replied at 19:40, Sat 11 Apr, 2015
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syecadelic replied at 20:33, Sat 11 Apr, 2015
Thanks for all the support folks. We're really happy with how the event turned out. People from as far as County Cavan, Ballycastle, Eniskillen, Roscommon and closer to home made the effort which was fantastic. Great thanks to Kleen Freaks out main sponsor, Design RMC, Total Xenon, I Love Bass, Bubble Nation and Paintworx for their trade stands and support. We are aware the catering facilities were not the best, however we were told that they would facilitate us. Any feed back on how to improve is welcomed (within reason :p ) Thanks again www.letstance.co.uk The report will be up soon along with our updated shop
56oval replied at 20:51, Sat 11 Apr, 2015
Drove past today on the way to Bangor, looked packed (y)
Sonny replied at 20:56, Sat 11 Apr, 2015
| Was a decent show, so well done to the organisers. Good spectrum of motors @S0NNY spotted you several times flat out shooting so didn't get to speak Was good to get a catch up with @Noel McQ, fingers crossed you get the beast running well again, and get your parts. Give me a shout when it is mapped up so I can grab a passenger run.
Didn't even see you dude. I had my wee boy with me and he wasn't in the best of moods lol He loved @marky 135i, kept pointing and shouting at it lol. He got to meet aunty @Gemma though :P
dubimage replied at 21:03, Sat 11 Apr, 2015
Few more https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8763/17111694782_5eecb951ac_z.jpg https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8767/17087261786_7cc12cce49_z.jpg Letstance 2015 by Dubimage Photography, on Flickr https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8771/16905117897_39c146afa6_z.jpg _DSC0031 by Dubimage Photography, on Flickr
rwdmad replied at 21:56, Sat 11 Apr, 2015
Any pics of the Nissan sunny
clrrk replied at 22:11, Sat 11 Apr, 2015
I've only managed to edit 2 pictures so far, a teaser for Facebook and 1 of my own car cos it actually looked purple today :D https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/10866282_752167308213763_7089244456885909893_o.jpg https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpt1/t31.0-8/11095395_10206551636008383_3885810598607520642_o.jpg