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Old 05-02-2018, 08:49 PM   #41
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Just come to Great Yarmouth on a Sunday evening... they all seem to be here, everything from 1lt polo’s scraping on the floor with traffic cone and cherry bomb Right up to a few lary idiots in c63’s that only seem to drive around at 7,000rpm in 2nd decorating leaving last weeks new tyres all over the road. What I do seem to notice is there’s far less big bass about, or they just too scared to give it the biggun, speaking of which I have a loft full of subs amps etc, maybe ile stack it in the
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Old 06-02-2018, 08:36 AM   #42
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Vids from a few Audi meets/shows I’ve been to over the past couple of years, featuring a fair few modified cars...

There were plenty more, but I didn’t make vids

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Old 06-02-2018, 11:36 AM   #43
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Those wanting a slice of modified nostalgia can, look no further

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Old 19-02-2018, 02:32 PM   #44
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I think the magazine industry dying off hasn't helped although the brand specific mags are still going (Total Vauxhall etc..)

The days of 90's "excess" has gone and people have moved on to subtle modding. This also gets harder to make cars stand out. I remember going to PVS and seeing row after row of pretty much standard Astra VXRs... lovely but bit repetitive!

Also I think people now want "good quality mods". Cheap fibreglass body kits (even subtle ones) are scorned for being rubbish quality.

I mod my car, always have but end up with very subtle things that most people wouldn't notice. When I started driving in 2011, I just ended up putting parts from better trim cars onto it. With the exception of after market lights etc.

The scene has adapted but is still there.

I also find it interesting how some new cars coming out now seem to have been influenced to some extent by the modded car scene (in my opinion anyway...)

New MX5 appears to have a "bad boy bonnet"
Number of cars with "large exhaust trim" as opposed to small pea shooters you used to get, even on high spec cars.
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Old 19-02-2018, 03:34 PM   #45
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Ahh, I miss those days.
Completely agree with almost everything mentioned - insurance, fashion, finance deals etc.
It’s probably why so many 30-something’s such as myself now have a ‘nice car’ we take pride in polishing up have ended up on here...!!

I don’t miss fibreglassing my ‘5mm off the floor front splitter and rattle canning it’ every other weekend though like in my younger days lol
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Old 19-02-2018, 04:21 PM   #46
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After reading this thread i started to look at ebay at old max power mags etc and bagged a bargain of 71 magazines of max power and fast car for 17 quid
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Old 19-02-2018, 04:24 PM   #47
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Going by the cars at the Ponderosa café yesterday the modified scene is alive and well, no more tasteful than it ever was but alive all the same
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Old 19-02-2018, 09:26 PM   #48
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There is still a modified scene but it's definitely evolved from when I was first driving. I past my test at the end of 1999, the early 2000s were an interesting time for modified cars.

It was all about having the biggest wheels you could fit on a Saxo or putting a Jap style kit on a Corsa. Silly, garish, over the top yet kinda fun and a two fingers up to all the 'normal' car drivers out there. As I got older and could afford the performance I tended to go for faster cars that I didn't feel warranted modification.

That said there is still a big scene but it's more divided up. You have all the VW lot who get very excited about a VAG motor, usually sitting on air ride, split rims etc. Sadly they seem quite generic. There's still a Jap scene etc etc.

I definitely think that finance and accessibility of newer/more expensive cars probably doesn't help. Rather than plough money into an older used motor, the 'youth' can get a new/nearly new car on X amount a month and not think too much of it.
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Old 20-02-2018, 02:38 PM   #49
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This is the reason it's died....

Nuff Said.
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Old 20-02-2018, 02:49 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by Starbuck88 View Post
This is the reason it's died....

Nuff Said.
That looks terrible. I'm sure I saw it ages ago on auto****e, so it must have been knocking about for sale for a fair while. Although I'm sure anyone with more brain cells than eyes can understand why.
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