Ultimate Street Car

USC - Ultimate Street Car - Fri 3rd to Sun 5th August 2018

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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Ultimate Street Car 2018 Highlights Video

Ultimate Street Car 2018 Report

Ultimate Street Car has a reputation as one of the largest, loudest, hottest and fastest car festivals in Europe and USC 2018 did not disappoint on all counts! The glorious British summer didn’t let us down with a scorcher of a weekend, blue skies and brilliant sunshine – we hope there aren’t too many burnt USCers out there today! The weekend will go down in history as one of the biggest and best yet with action where ever you looked!

Fighting off some tough opponents and putting those driving skills of speed and precision to the ultimate test, Mike Williams in his Renault Clio was the Winner of the USC Handling Track Competition 2018 with a time of 24.43 seconds – well done Mike!

USC 2018
USC 2018
Handling Track Competition
WINNER: Mike Williams

The Man vs. Food competition was yet again a sight to behold as participants scoffed and demolished their way through a cold tin of baked beans, a frozen sickly slush, a packet of cream crackers, a jar of anchovies in brine all rounded off nicely with a bag of candy floss! The jar of anchovies proved too much for some of our contestants – sick buckets were at the ready! A massive well done to winner Robert Kemp – our King of USC Man vs. Food.

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USC 2018
Man vs Food
WINNER: Robert Kemp

The on-stage entertainment was awesome as always with all sorts of fun and frolics - Mr and Miss USC was an awesome combination of cringy yet hilarious shenanigans! First up was Mr USC; after frozen t-shirts, knickers & lager, cheesy chat up lines, press ups and a strip tease or two we crowned Wayne Kitchng Mr USC – well done Wayne! Next up was Miss USC with carving cucumbers, crushing watermelons, musical positions, crowd searching and lap dancing. Eventually we crowned Stephanie Green winner of Miss USC – well done Stephanie – second year in a row!

USC 2018
USC 2018
USC 2018
USC 2018

As always, the awesome music line up at USC was as large, loud, hot, fast and jam-packed than ever before with world famous acts and DJs! Providing us with one hell of a USC soundtrack headline legends Lethal Bizzle, General Levy and Donae’O took to the Main Stage alongside the mesmerising Fuelgirlz whilst dance masters Med School and Club MTV with Philip George alongside the glamorous Narnishakers blew the lid off the Big Top. We partied hard over in Fuelers Bar, the Silent Disco kept those decks spinning with a variety of tunes to boogie along to until the early hours! DJ Richie Don and his eclectic crew of DJs and MCs kicked off the Saturday night celebrations and kept the party going on Sunday rounding off our USC weekend of mammoth music!

Other competitions were the Flameout and USC Burnout competitions which were both awesome. The USC Burnout was up first on the Saturday afternoon with tyre-shredding, rubber-burning, smoke filled action aplenty. Cheering the loudest, you guys deemed the winner Sam Booker in his BMW E36! As darkness fell, the Live Action Arena was lit up as contestants and their cars took part in the Flame Out competition. Man and machine attempted to outdo each other with the biggest cheer going to Sophie Wood from Autonations UK in her Toyota Supra! One of the highlights of the show is undoubtedly when all participants flameout at the same time!

USC 2018
USC 2018
Burn Out Competition
WINNER: Sam Booker
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USC 2018
Flame Out Competition
WINNER: Sophie Wood

Mayhem unfolded in Car Football as Santa Pod Staff took on Team Maximum Lock! The Live Action Arena played host to stunt shows and diverse displays. First up was the thrill-seeking freestyle motorcycle legend Lee Bowers with his fleet of Kawasakis; next up was a performance from Maltese masters of drifting, Team Maximum Lock and their compilation of synchronized, close formation precision driving.

The Autoglym Show & Shine competition on Sunday showcased a vibrant and varied congregation of immaculate cars with some very impressive modifications. It was a very tough decision process for the judges with some very high-spec vehicles on display. We salute all of you who entered! After many a turn around the Show Paddock, the judges had made their minds up, congratulations to the following winners:

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USC 2018
BEST INTERIOR: Nick Brown – White 1996 Honda Civic Coupe – Spoon engine, 24ct gold plated nuts & bolts. Full red leather interior – everywhere! Diamonds stitched into the roof, iPad in the dash and polished arms under the car.
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USC 2018
BEST ICE: Robin Evans – Dark blue 2006 Vauxhall Astra SRI – Absolutely mental – speakers pointing in every direction outside the car! One off dashboard.
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USC 2018
BEST EXTERIOR: Richard Lines – Sparkle White “Unicorn Spunk” 2012 Seat Leon – Full metal flake respray, complete one-off paint flake imported form America. 150 Fibre optics in roof lining, very rare Schmidt UN line alloys. Big brake conversion from Audi TTRS. Full red leather interior – dash, seats, doors, floor matts. Massive vibe Black Death audio install.
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USC 2018
BEST ENGINE BAY: Demitris Savva – Blue 2000 Nissan 200SX – Full nut & bolt restoration underneath that can be seen from the rear of the car.
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USC 2018
MOST EXTREME: Dick Davoll – White 1991 Renault 5 GT Turbo – Old Skool modified!
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USC 2018
BEST RETRO: Stuart Twite – Red 1986 Ford Fiesta XR2 Mk2 – Bespoke dash clocks. Multi concours winner at Ford Fair and XIROC Nationals – owned since 1992.
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USC 2018
SHOW & GO: Andrew Crank – Purple 1997 Vauxhall Corsa – 11.9 secs
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USC 2018
BEST WHEELS: Chris Scrivener – Pearl White 2011 VW Scirocco R – Genuine 20” Bentley Mulliner wheels painted in custom one-off Candy Teal over two sizes of metal flake and shadow chrome – stunning when the sun shines on them! Full pearl white re-spray, smoothed front and rear end. Rear plate recess shortened by 7 ½”. Daily driver.
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USC 2018
BEST ALL ROUNDER: Danny Stuart – Bronze 2000 Ford Fiesta Mk5 – Custom interior, smoothed engine bay, copper wheels, custom bodywork.
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USC 2018
JUDGES CHOICE: Jay Young – Black 1963 Audi S5 – One off!
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USC 2018
BEST OF SHOW: Mark Shaw – Red 2000 BMW E46 – Tesia screen, full smoothed dash, six speed, leather seats M4 front & rear. Smoothed engine bay, one off rims. All self-built from sub box to engine bay.

Bringing a heavy dose of flame and thunder to the USC party, the FireForce 3 Jet Funny Car took to the track; Martin Hill’s fire breathing machine reached an unimaginable 274mph in a breath-taking 5.88 seconds!

The Ultimate Drag Kart Shootout saw an exciting line-up of weird and wonderful drag karts hit the quarter mile. Congratulations to the following racers:

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#1 QUALIFIER: SCOTT COOPER – Honda CBR1000 Supercharged
RUNNER UP: GEORGE MACLEAN – Honda CBR600
WINNER: MICK DESMOND – Suzuki GSXR1100

The ¼ mile played host to some fierce competition with Round 4 of the FWD Drag Series seeing some very impressive runs on the dragstrip.

It was a to and fro battle for #1 qualifier between Andy Nicholls and Phil Reeves; Andy took the lead with a 9.46 @ 158mph but unfortunately went on to break in the semifinal. Dan Frost and Phil Reeves stormed ahead to the final; Phil broke seeing Dan taking the event win with a 9.69 @ 151mph - Congratulations Dan!

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USC 2018
FWD Drag Series
RUNNER UP: PHIL REEVES
WINNER: DAN FROST

Throughout the classes of the RWYB competition, we ended up with positions being clinched by hundredths of a second - ccongratulations to the following winners:

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Class A – Ste Wade – Honda Civic – 13.44 @ 103.98mph
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Class B – Louis Corber – Honda Civic – 11.55 @ 124.23mph
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Class C – Sean Dabin – Mev Rocket – 13.18 @ 99.28mph
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USC 2018
Class D – Ged Jefferson – Mitsubishi Evo 8 – 9.72 @ 148.65mph (every year!)
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Class E – Mark Biggers – Ford Mustang – 10.02 @ 122.55mph
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USC 2018
Class G – Sam Mutton – Mitsubishi Evo - 12.33 @ 117.43mph
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Class X – Richard Bradley – Nissan Silvia – 9.58 @ 146.71mph (second year in a row!)

The best reaction time of the RWYBers was Ar Ali Ahmadi with an impressive 0.0037.

So that’s USC done for another year! Thanks to every one of you that came along with your cars; we’re extra thankful to the clubs for their continued support and everyone that gets involved and takes part in one crazy competition after another. Stay tuned to see what we have in store for you next year at USC 2019 – see you then!

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