'Wheelz' roll out in full force

Friday, October 12, 2018

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DESPITE the recent heavy rains, organisers of annual car competition — Heelz & Wheelz — are giving the event thumbs up. The occasion, dubbed Lowered vs Lifted, was held at the National Stadium parking lot in St Andrew, on Sunday, September 30.

“The show turned out well despite the rain as most cars came, regardless. Many from out of town, which I, and the fans were grateful for,” Andrew Lee-Sing, event promoter, told the Jamaica Observer's weekly Auto magazine.

Scheduled to start at 1:00 pm, with judging set for 3:00 pm, things ran a bit later than expected as organisers waited for the weather to clear up and gave contestants the chance to clean their vehicles after the showers.

By late evening, the venue was packed with both man and machines. The show's layout made it easy for everyone to get their fill of the imaginative modified vehicles on display. The theme for the day was clear with off-road camp, Wilmotorsports, greeting all with their aggressive lifted setup. They were matched by lines of modified cars, many 'slammed' to the ground to complete the lowered part of the competition. The rear of the venue was left open for those with 'monsters' in their engine bays to let loose for the flame-spitting Loudest Two Step and Best Burnout categories.

For the duration of the event, the crowd was kept actively involved in the judging process across the several categories like Best Engine Bay, Best EG & EK Civic, Best Rims, Best Paint Job, Lowest Ride, and Best Interior.

One winner was Courtney Adams, who took home the Best EG Civic trophy with his 1995 Honda Civic.

“It was stock when I bought it a year ago. I modified it to this level even though it's my daily driver,” he explained.

— Rory Daley

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