Ultimate Car and Truck Show Moves to Lisburn

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The Ultimate Car & Truck Show has become an enduring favourite for car enthusiasts, raising a mountain of money for charity and now in its thirteenth year, moved to Lisburn for the first time.

Kevin Haveron, one of the main driving forces behind the show, along with a reliable team of friends and volunteers, accepted the offer of a vast warehouse on the outskirts of the city and as such, moved the show indoors for the first time that I can recall.

Ultimate Car and Truck Show Moves to Lisburn

Having suffered poor attendances in the past due to weather, as well as the fact that this great show seemed to always clash with at least one other event, it was great to be able to enjoy this show under cover, with no care as to what the weather was doing outside.

It was a much more enjoyable show today also, in the knowledge that I wasn’t scheduled to cover a couple of other events, with the only other thing happening being The Cannon Run which was due to hit Belfast after the halls of The Ultimate Car & Truck Show had emptied.

Ultimate Car and Truck Show Moves to Lisburn

It’s hard to believe that this ‘anything goes’ event is now a teenager, I am pretty sure I attended the very first one that was hosted all them years ago, a sign of old age for me I guess, though it is great that the event is still very much alive and well.

Cars ranged from incredibly well preserved modern classics to on-the-floor modified machines, whilst the race and rally fraternity was well represented alongside some off-road motorsport machinery and an eclectic mix of vintage steeds was a welcomed sight.

The best thing about these type of gatherings are the little gems that just happen to be parked up, some of those that caught my eye include Ralph Jess’s racing car, an E30 BMW M3 which as it happens, I saw being stripped some five years ago in his workshop before being turned into what was presented today.

Ultimate Car and Truck Show Moves to Lisburn

A Vauxhall Nova Sport, which can be described as nothing short of factory fresh, attracted a serious amount of attention during the day whilst a Toyota Glanza finished in black with gold wheels really was the full package, offering big power along with a racing inspired interior and reworked exterior.

A Chevrolet pick-up truck finished in a light blue over white, not only caught my eye, but brightened up the show, while a yellow E36 BMW and bronze Toyota Supra both got a nod of approval as I walked past.

Ultimate Car and Truck Show Moves to Lisburn

For truck fans, there was a couple of vintage lorries in attendance and inside the hall, a few airbrushed masterpieces sat as clean as any other vehicle there on the day, a testament to their owners considering these big rigs are working machines that will do ten times the mileage of most well used cars.

The day was in aid of the Northern Ireland’s Children’s Hospice and I am pleased to report that an amazing £3,150 was raised to help those sick kids in need at the most difficult times of their lives.

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Graham is a professional photographer and motoring writer with over 15 varied years of coverage from manufacturer press launches to international motorsport and rally events throughout the world. Graham is a full member of the Guild of Motoring Writers. See more at grahamcurry.com

RMS Forum Comments

Mark315 17:41 | Sun 29 Jul, 2018 | Report
Really enjoyed the show today, good variety of cars on show and had brilliant craic with some friends! 202336
Gemma 18:10 | Sun 29 Jul, 2018 | Report
Good wee show, £3 in, can't complain :) Was indoors as well so that's a bonus but don't think it was advertised as indoor?
Graham 18:24 | Sun 29 Jul, 2018 | Report
good show as usual !
colin84 18:34 | Sun 29 Jul, 2018 | Report
I thought it was quite good. Not the biggest show, there was plenty room for more, but good quality of cars. | Really enjoyed the show today, good variety of cars on show and had brilliant craic with some friends! 202336
I was admiring the Golf, I hadn't even realised it was one from on here.
Sam_FN2 22:51 | Sun 29 Jul, 2018 | Report
Thought it was a decent enough show, good standard of cars, and some nice vintage stuff.
Graham 10:32 | Mon 30 Jul, 2018 | Report
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