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Old 03-02-2018, 09:27 PM   #1
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What happened to the modified car scene?

As per the title.

I'm sure I'm not the only person that used to be in to this but it seems to have died on its ****. Why is that?

Obviously, the likes of Max Power is no longer around but at one stage there was 'Max Power Live' at the NEC.

How did it change so fast?

I loved the modified scene, had 3 modified GT Turbos (one was a HUGE spec engine), a 2.0 Nova, a 2.0 C20LET Corsa Gsi (with nitrous etc on top) but now it's dead.

I get that people move on so the old 'modders' are probably now more bothered about doing the same with a house etc but why is there a serious lack of people taking pride in their car and putting their own stamp on it?

It was a great community to be involved in.

The most I see now is some sort of VW on coilovers. I don't see anything with transplants etc?

Is it because finance is so easily available?

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P.S. No disrespect intended but I could imagine a modified show should still have a greater pull than Waxstock?
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Old 03-02-2018, 09:33 PM   #2
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I've noticed a lot more early 20's driving round in brand new bmws, pcp will give them good cars. At that age it's all about status
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Old 03-02-2018, 09:43 PM   #3
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Leasing and status.. I think those two alone have completely killed the scene.

Shame really.
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As per the title.

I'm sure I'm not the only person that used to be in to this but it seems to have died on its ****. Why is that?

Obviously, the likes of Max Power is no longer around but at one stage there was 'Max Power Live' at the NEC.

How did it change so fast?

I loved the modified scene, had 3 modified GT Turbos (one was a HUGE spec engine), a 2.0 Nova, a 2.0 C20LET Corsa Gsi (with nitrous etc on top) but now it's dead.

I get that people move on so the old 'modders' are probably now more bothered about doing the same with a house etc but why is there a serious lack of people taking pride in their car and putting their own stamp on it?

It was a great community to be involved in.

The most I see now is some sort of VW on coilovers. I don't see anything with transplants etc?

Is it because finance is so easily available?

Discuss...

P.S. No disrespect intended but I could imagine a modified show should still have a greater pull than Waxstock?
I was thinking the same recently. I used to be into the modified cars and shows. Even had a feature in fast car with a previous car.
Still enjoy the modified car scene where credit is due, with the amount of work and effort that goes in to some cars. Just like detailing In some ways.

Still a few good shows about though, if your willing to travel for a good day out.

I also agree with the whole status thing and leasing/pcp makes it so easy. Latest car and latest phone seems to be the in thing.

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Old 03-02-2018, 09:43 PM   #5
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Yup, its probably a result of the "have it now" generation being too proud to be seen in a used car of any sort - as said above, get the best Audi or Merc that you can finance. Small engine and the most OEM trim/accessories you can get.

Then mod your body with tats, piercings, fake bake and plastic surgery / steroids.
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I don't think reality tv helps. I wonder how many think there going to be famous YouTube bloggers, that seems to be in the in thing.
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Old 03-02-2018, 09:54 PM   #7
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I think they realised spending £40k on a Corsa maybe was not a good idea , and the revving its nuts off in a B&Q car park was pointless, just get M135i or A45 chip it and your the king of the highway ?
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Gone are the days with Saxos and big body kits and neons. I've seen some sights over the years near McDonald's car parks.
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I was thinking the same recently. I used to be into the modified cars and shows. Even had a feature in fast car with a previous car.
Still enjoy the modified car scene where credit is due, with the amount of work and effort that goes in to some cars. Just like detailing In some ways.

Still a few good shows about though, if your willing to travel for a good day out.

I also agree with the whole status thing and leasing/pcp makes it so easy. Latest car and latest phone seems to be the in thing.

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I used to love going to the shows in a huge convoy.

15-20 cars all going to the same place, all with the same 'mentality' even though some cars were crap.

Some of the best times in my life.

It's really sad that some people won't experience that feeling.
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