If there’s one occasion that actually encompasses the modified and customized automobile scene within the Netherlands, it’s 100% Auto Reside.
The 18th annual occasion returned to Rotterham Ahoy conference middle within the nation’s second-largest metropolis final weekend, and I joined hundreds of different fans from everywhere in the Netherlands and past to test it out.
This two-day occasion showcases all elements of Dutch automobile tradition. With an indoor show stuffed with all the things from modified road and race vehicles to supercars and lowriders, and an outside motion area for burnouts, drift demos and drift taxi rides, there was one thing for everybody.
100% Auto Reside has at all times been a preferred day journey occasion for households, however this time round I observed an enormous variety of younger car-spotters taking pictures all their favorites throughout the 4 enormous corridor areas, which was nice to see.
Supras and Skylines on one facet; Lamborghinis and even a Koenigsegg Regera on the opposite.
As soon as upon a time, this present was known as 100% Tuning, and for 2023 it lived as much as that moniker once more. There was an actual inflow of what we name ‘tuning vehicles’ within the Netherlands, however you may know as builds from the Max Energy period or ‘intercourse spec’. Within the early 2000s, when the Quick and Livid franchise had simply begun, massive bumper kits, 17- and 18-inch chrome wheels and trunks filled with audio system and screens outlined a contemporary present automobile. A late-model stance automobile is at this time’s equal.
Not solely does 100% Auto Reside entice plenty of totally different vehicles, it additionally attracts homeowners who deliver them from overseas. This yr, fans from Belgium, Germany, Italy and the UK represented in Rotterdam alongside native fans.
Due to exhaust noise and emission rules within the Netherlands, virtually all drifting has sadly died out, together with the Dutch championship we had many moons in the past. All that’s left is a small oval monitor that solely permits drifting when it’s moist. So it was nice to see that there are nonetheless motivated people round who wish to placed on a present for the folks and share their love of drifting with the following technology.
This black Nissan 350Z was deliver piloted by the legend Remmo Niezen, who’s greatest recognized for his Falken-liveried BMW E30.
I can’t neglect the burnouts.
I discussed the Quick and Livid franchise a second in the past, and though the unique – and greatest film of the bunch – got here out 22 years in the past, the vehicles and the early ’00s tradition they signify appear to be as fashionable now as they have been again then. Each the ‘outdated heads’ of the tuning scene and people which can be guiding the way in which now can admire them.
All the Quick and Livid vehicles on present at 100% Auto Reside have been real screen-used examples, which makes them further cool.
Because the Netherlands has Germany as a neighbour, German vehicles – and Volkswagens particularly – are very fashionable right here.
The VW scene has maybe been the largest scene of all for many years, however issues have been slowly altering within the final couple of years, and Japanese automobile tradition is getting actually massive amongst youthful Dutch fans.
Enjoyable truth: this little VW Polo 6N has been proven at 100% Auto Reside on quite a few events, its proprietor of 20 years, Corly, taking it by 4 totally different iterations in that point.
I have to make particular point out of the small however super-impressive group of lowrider homeowners who placed on an awesome present. There’s by no means actually been a lowrider scene right here, however these guys and ladies are representing with some beautiful builds.
In a former life, this blue convertible Impala was featured in a Snoop Dogg music video. You may’t get way more genuine than that.
Modified and late-model sports activities automobile possession within the Netherlands isn’t straightforward, and on high of the exhaust rules I discussed earlier, there’s additionally crippling highway tax for prime CO2 emitters – substantial when the automobile is model new. However the upshot of all this can be a automobile scene constructed on whole ardour, and that makes it fairly particular.
That’s it for 100% Auto Reside 2023. I’ll be again subsequent yr, however till then there are much more photographs so that you can try under.
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