We end the year as we started it, with a GTINI show in Belfast - this time at the home of the boat that's world famous for not being very good at floating.
Titanic Dubs – the third of GTINI’s annual headline events – is a firm favourite of ours. Set around the iconic dry dock and pump house that once created the worlds most famous ship it is the perfect backdrop for the final show of the Northern Irish show season.
Much like Castlewellan, another GTINI affair, Titanic Dubs is a laid back show. With the rest of the season already played out it provides an avenue for people to display there cars one last time and say farewell to friends that they may not see again for another six months.
Our friends from keepitclean made the journey over – we cross paths regularly throughout the year with them coming to Belfast for Dubshed while we travelled across the water to their show, Cleanfest, and also enjoyed a ‘few’ beers and a bit of banter with them at Edition38. Travelling strong with Lee’s Harlequin VR6, Stu’s R36 Passat, Mikey’s Lupo and Darren’s Golf GTI it was good to see them over in ‘our wee country’ again.
On our own stand we had the privilege of seeing Niall’s Jetta for the first time since fitting his Rotiform OZT’s and Owen Maguire in his custom blue, US spec Vento joined myself and Nikki’s Golf and Polo.
Another car we enjoyed was Peter Matthew’s Audi TT which has been widened an inch and given a coat of Fiat 500 Mint Green Paint. Speaking of custom arches, we must give a mention to the blue Audi A4 for being one of the most convincing replica’s we have seen in a long time – the workmanship that has went into to the RS4 arches which tuck those super concave Rotiform LHR’s in the rear is second to none.
So with the curtains closed on NI 2015 we look forward to a pair of shows remaining this year – Coolnights in Dublin and Ultimate Stance in Telford. It’s not over until the fat lady sings…