Trax 2016 – VW Scene on Point

This year’s Trax was the biggest and most varied in the history of the show. Sprawled across Silverstone, it was a vast array of modified cars from across the spectrum of brands, clubs and scenes.

There was a great vibe throughout the day; even the intermittent rain couldn’t put a dampener on the enthusiasm of the owners and show goers who’d made the trip to Silverstone, many arriving at first light. If you’ve not been to Trax before one of the things that you’ll quickly understand is the vastness of the show. It takes up a large proportion of the in-field area of the circuit and (as we did) you can easily lose most of the day looking at the show cars, talking to owners, browsing the many supplier stands or watching the on-track action.

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VW Group cars are always among the best represented at Trax shows and 2016 was no different with cars from across the VW spectrum on point across the vast show ground. We were particularly taken with some of the classic dub’s at Trax, with Beetles, Mk1 Golfs, Polos and Passats from across the country attending.

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As ever, stance was a big part of the show. We were taken by a few cars including a brace of tastefully modified Polos and Golfs as well as a couple of Audi A1s sitting low and looking good. ICE specialists, Vibe, had also brought along their Audi A6 Avant display car which not only sits on air, but displaces a vast amount of it thanks to a sound system so extreme it was setting off car alarms in the next field. We approve.

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It’s definitely worth giving a shout out to Jak Titch whose Facebook request to get his car wrapped by friend James Paige went a bit too far, and he therefore had his Polo decorated in Donald Trump livery. Jak, we salute you!Trump web 3

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Away from the static displays there was track action throughout the day. Despite the intermittent rain, stars from the British Drifting Championship plied their craft through the Brooklans/Luffield complex, coating the site in a haze of tyre smoke. There was also plenty of opportunity for visitors to get on track in ‘run what you brung’ sessions around the National Circuit.

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Overall, Tax 2016 was a real success, chocked full of everything you want from a car show; a huge variety of vehicles including some of the best modified cars in the UK, entertaining on-track action and plenty of suppliers. We can’t wait to come back next year!

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