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ULTIMATE STREET CAR - Fri 5th to Sun 7th August 2016

USC at Santa Pod Raceway is the Largest, Loudest, Hottest and Fastest, modified car festival in Europe featuring Run What Ya Brung public track time, Drag Racing, Music, Club Camping, Traders, Show & Shine, Drifting, Stunts Displays, Jet Car and much more, it's the UK's most extreme Car Show.

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USC 2016 HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO

USC 2016 REPORT

Ultimate Street Car 2016 was a massive affair with wall to wall sunshine and wall to wall modified machinery everywhere you looked. The RWYB was massive, Show & shine – massive, Mr & Miss USC - massive, head line acts, you guessed it – massive!

The number of you lot that took part in the RWYB was phenomenal and the RWYB competition was as fierce as always. Congratulations to the overall winners who were:

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FWD without power adders
Khac Huy Nguyen
Honda Civic
13.6850 @ 103.98mph

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FWD with Turbo, Nitrous and/or Supercharger
Ricardo Houra
Honda CRX
12.4051 @ 122.07mph

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4WD/RWD without power adders
David Houlton
Tesla P90D
11.7917 @ 115.53mph

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4WD/RWD with turbo, nitrous and/or Supercharger
Matthew Jeff
Nissan Skyline R33 GTR
9.9305 @ 139.41mph

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All cars with 8+ Cylinder
Jeff Portman
Lamborghini Huracan
11.1539 @ 127.01mph

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Fastest Female
Fallon Buckley
Subaru Impreza
13.0557 @ 105.05mph

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Non Road Legal
Francis Garcia
Nissan GTR
8.7520 @ 164.27

In addition to the RWYB was some serious racing with USC being round 4 of 5 for the FWD and Jap Drag Series. In FWD, Paul Atkinson had another excellent weekend taking the win for the 2nd event in a row. Paul qualified number 1 too and met Dan Frost in the final after Dan took out championship contender Allan Duthie in the 2nd round. It was an excellent race with the 2 door handle to door handle all the way up the track with Pauls 10.02 defeating Dans 10.18.

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Winner - Paul Atkinson

In the Jap Drag Series, the racing followed the formbook with championship rivals Brent Crooks and Jeff Ludgate meeting in the final in their Nissan Skylines. Brent took the spoils with an 8.44 at 164mph defeating a valiant 8.86 from Jeff.

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Winner - Brent Crooks

It was great to see David Greenhalghs new Pro S15 car hitting the strip too and he laid down a stunning 7.1 second pass in only his 2nd event with the new machine. Martin Hill provided us with not one but 2 jet cars for us to enjoy. The FireForce 3 Jet Funny car ran an impressive 5.91 at 273mph whilst he went as low as a 5.29 hitting speeds of 290mph on a separate run in the FireForce 5 jet dragster.

The on stage entertainment was awesome as always with all sorts of shenanigans. Mr and Miss USC was nothing short of epic and drew a massive crowd. First up was Mr USC and the winner was the hilarious (and we can only assume hammered) Scott Archer. After inventing his very own sex position of the frog and rapping about his cheap clothing and life in general, his fate as the winner was sealed.

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Winner - Scott Archer

Then we had Miss USC which involved girls running around the crowd collecting items, demonstrating sexual positions and generally doing whatever the crowd shouted at them. The eventual result was a split decision and the money was deservedly shared between Alisha Hart & Sarah Burness.

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Winners - Alisha & Sarah

The Man vs. Food competition offered more fun and frolics as competitors raced through foot long hot dogs, gravy milkshakes, 750,000 scoville curry and the difficult dry crackers. Congratulations to the winner Nico Tanner from Brighton.

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Winners - Nico Tanner

The Autoglym Show and Shine was one of the biggest we’ve ever seen with well over 200 entries making the judging as difficult as always. The quality of the paddock meant that there were some big cars that went away without trophies. Congratulations to the winners who were:

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Mike Fisher
Citroen Saxo VTS

Mike’s Saxo is another serial winner here as he walked away with the Best of Show trophy from USC last year too and it was great to see Mike back with new mods to defend his crown! The car was painted and hand built by Mike with as many mods as you can think of and was absolutely pristine.

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Aaron Palmer
Mitsubishi  Evo IX

A 12.3 second ¼ mile pass is incredible for any car but to look as good as Aaron’s evo takes something special. It’s also worth noting that this is the 3rd year running Aaron has walked away with this trophy.

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Chris Scrivener
VW Scirocco
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The pearlescent pink Bentley wheels certainly made this Scirocco stand out and it was great to see another ex-winner coming back with something different

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Matt Desroches
Honda Integra

Matts Integra was quite unassuming but closer inspection revealed Matts Integra as somewhat of a sleeper boasting a stunning 600bhp!

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Mark Shaw
BMW E46

Mark’s BMW was a contender for most extreme with mods throughout but it was the crazy, full JL audio install that saw Mark walk away with the ICE trophy.

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Paul Hull - Audi S3

The paint (which we believe was Renault colour) on Paul’s S3 was pristine and that combined with some superb bodywork mods provided a winning formula

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Nick Brown
Honda Civic Coupe

Nicks Civic was good all round but it was the interior trophy he walked away with on this occasion. The full custom interior featured diamonds stitched in the roof lining and ipad in the dash.

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Jake McConnell
Ford Cortina

This 69 Cortina featured a 1600 crossflow engine with what looked like freshly restored bodywork, custom interior and a pretty mad ICE install too! It ticked all the right boxes.

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Daniel Pritchard
MGZR
Daniels MG was a new car to us and featured an insane amount of customer mods with carbon throughout.

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Richard Lines
Seat Leon

Richards impressive Seat took an interior trophy last year but took things up a notch for 2016 with new wheels, work on the audio install and work in the engine bay to take the all rounder award this year.

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Pete Leppan
Honda Civic

This is the judges favourite trophy as it’s totally subjected and the judges were almost unanimous in their decision  to give this old school cool civic the judges choice.

The handling track took place on the Friday afternoon this year and the winner was Mike W in his nippy MX5 with an impressive time of 24.78 seconds – well done Mike!

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Winner Mike

Other competitions were the flameout and burnout competitions which were both awesome. The burnout was up first on the Saturday afternoon and we lost count of how many tyres were tortured. It was a close call and somehow a fat man in the crowd nearly won the trophy but eventually we settled on the mighty Nissan Micra which was the overall winner.

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The flameout took place on Saturday night and it was very well supported this year and you lot deemed the winner as a white Nissan Skyline. One of the highlights of the show is undoubtedly when all participants flameout at the same time and it was a sight to behold!

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The ultimate strongman competition was another new one for 2016 and those that came along gave it their absolute all with a tyre flipping race, deadlift round, farmers walk and a car pull to top it all off. Congratulations to Josh who took the crown and thanks for donating your beers to the crew!

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Winner - Josh

So that’s a wrap on another crazy USC. The headline acts all stepped up to the plate and we had a couple of awesome evenings with Chip, Wretch 32 and we must say a special thanks to Dave Pearce who stepped in at the last minute and killed it in the big top. Thanks to everyone of you that came along with your cars and we’re extra thankful to the clubs and everyone that gets involved and takes part in one competition of another. We’ll see you back here for more of the same in 2016!

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