Automobile Nirvana At Membership de Ultrace 2024



The phrase ‘pilgrimage’ is one with robust devout connotations. It’s related to trips which align with one’s religion or ideals. A quest to seek out divinity. Some argue that the phrase ‘pilgrimage’ shouldn’t be used for non-religious functions. 12 months after 12 months, changed automobile fans from all throughout Europe – and past – participate in a sacred adventure to Wrocław, Poland for one weekend of automobile indulgence.

Which type of automobile indulgence? Ultrace.

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Whilst Ultrace has been working since 2010 in a single shape or any other, 2024 was once the display’s first time out beneath the mildly-tweaked ‘Membership de Ultrace’ banner, and my first time attending. Judging by way of the next Adrian Kapica and his team have grown previously 14 years, they might exchange their identify to the rest and the development would keep growing in recognition.

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I’ll make it transparent from the off – Ultrace is probably the most spectacular automobile display I’ve ever attended.

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I’ve by no means noticed this kind of constantly prime usual of display automobile earlier than. Even the ‘tamest’ of builds experience on immaculate break up rims with unbelievable fitment and have selection changes to stand proud of the group.

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The variety of vehicles on show was once mind-blowing, with one thing for everyone without reference to style.

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I’m an open-minded automobile fanatic – I’ve my time at Speedhunters to thank for that. However it doesn’t matter what more or less wild builds I’ve featured over time, it’s a easy Ecu automobile on beautiful break up rims that has my center.

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Particularly if it’s a large saloon like those black 740s parked in combination. One BMW, one Volvo, each gangster.

Or at the different finish of the spectrum, I like somewhat sports activities automobile with a protracted bonnet and a brief tail. This gorgeous BMW Z4 M Coupé on AC Schnitzer Kind 3 Racing wheels was once very cool, however simply throughout from it was once a Mercedes-Benz SL ‘Pagoda’ on BBS RS wheels which I struggled to drag myself clear of.

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Are JDM vehicles extra your factor? How about this R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R on Paintings Meister S1 wheels, or one in all what felt like one thousand Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions on show. Either one of those vehicles received a coveted ‘Most sensible 16′ award.

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Regardless that on JDM vehicles, the drifting at Ultrace provides a lot of the weekend’s pleasure for spectators.

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Organised by way of a mysterious guy known as ‘Fiji’ and his staff at Subsequent Stage Flow, the primary automobile park is became a float monitor for the development. Drivers cram in as a lot sideways motion as can also be are compatible into the display weekend, leaving the Tarczynski Stadium in part engulfed in a cloud of smoke.

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The everyday Ultrace float setup is as follows: JDM wheels (three-piece preferably), a BN sports activities equipment (or identical), and a groovy livery for max taste issues when drifting.

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The float structure is quite small and the heavily-cambered vehicles don’t at all times carry out the smokiest drifts. However they make for some nice panning photographs if you’ll discover a excellent perspective.

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The float paddock vibe was once extra special. Folks serving to one any other out; smiling, waving and typically simply showing to let all their stresses move without delay.

Fallacious Staff have been unbelievable, pulling off some severely shut tandem float trains all weekend. I jumped from automobile to automobile with them for some monitoring photographs of the staff…

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…however Jake Crouch’s speedy and competitive runs in his RB26-powered Nissan Silvia have been probably the most thrilling. Introduced from the United Kingdom, Jake’s red S15 was once continuously noticed out with Becky Evans’ S15 hitting one of the crucial quickest runs of the weekend.

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There was once most effective such a lot 30°C+ climate I may take across the heat-soaked float vehicles, so some journeys to our pals at CSF and their air-conditioned sales space have been indisputably so as. Ravi Dolwani’s CSF Porsche 911 was once displayed on a podium, accompanied by way of Pit+Paddock’s BMW M3 GTS Traveling homage on any other forestall in their Ecu excursion.

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The American pair have been joined by way of some even additional afield vehicles such because the Liberty Stroll Lamborghini Countach and Ferrari Testarossa, and the Peaches Hyundai Pony which discovered itself in Poland from South Korea.

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Talking of travelling, 2024 was once the 12 months I after all met in individual fellow Speedhunters Alen and Vladimir. Stay an eye fixed peeled for his or her spotlights in a while.

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With such an unbelievable collection of vehicles, Ultrace’s standing as a display in 2024, and 3 Speedhunters provide – Alen had the concept that we must do one thing particular. Why now not use our years of auto display revel in, time across the best-modified vehicles on the planet and our style to select a Speedhunters ‘Automobile of the Display?’

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After some back-and-forth textual content exchanges between ourselves and the Ultrace team, the plan was once set – we might make a choice our favorite automobile of the 2024 display and provide an award on degree.

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You’ll need to look ahead to my characteristic for some correct data on our champion, however Martin Szombierski’s 1969 Mercedes-Benz W108 was once shocking and all of us agreed it deserved to be recognised on the match. I will’t look ahead to you guys to peer this…

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Our prize? A work of billet metal, engraved by way of the extremely gifted Mica Dori, who received a Most sensible 16 award in her personal Mercedes 190 E.

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Peaches’ Hyundai Pony took the highest spot, beating Liberty Stroll’s Lamborghini Countach for the Ultrace 2024 crown. All the Most sensible 16 received awards, and it’s protected to mention they have been all stunning vehicles.

That being stated, Ultrace had one closing marvel in retailer this 12 months. I believe without equal winner was once the chap who proposed to his female friend on degree. She stated sure!

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Why did I get started this text discussing pilgrimages? As a result of I’ve by no means noticed a fan base so excited for and devoted to creating it to an match. Ultrace is in a league of its personal. I will’t wait to make the adventure right here in my automobile too.

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The vibe at Ultrace is just unequalled. I’m already excited for 2025!

Mario Christou



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