By far one of the largest modified/tuned car shows of the year, Modified Nationals caters for all cars in every corner of the scene. From the stanced VAG cars to the performance based JDM models and everything in between, this year the competition was fierce.


Friday morning welcomed all the early birds looking at setting up their camp sites ready for the weekend ahead. Peterborough Showground went from silence to harmonious engine revving in a matter of hours.

VW Beetle

Friday was set-up day for many of the Traders at the show (including myself), so it was no surprise people where queuing near the doors to get a quick peep at what cars have been selected for indoor spaces.

Modified Nationals

As soon as the doors opened on Saturday morning, the human flood began.  This Porsche 911 by VAD had a lot of attention sitting between the Main Hall and the Fitment Junkies hall.

Porsche 911 VAD

Darren’s Legnum, which was showcased on the Performance Direct stand back in March for Fast Show, managed to bag a spot in the Top 16. No one will ever notice this, but the Legnum is rocking an EVO front end – didn’t see that now did you?

Legnum Legnum

A friend of mine, Ben Henderson, had his Fiesta MK7 on display – freshly wrapped. The colour suits the car perfectly and under the right light it pops out at you and in the dark is subtle enough to grab your attention. Well deserved to have a space in the hall.

Ford Fiesta MK7

Loads more cars made it into the Top 16, along with this Honda Del Sol on CCW’s running hydraulic suspension. This was inside the hall last year and has had a lot of work done to it since then. Another car that deserved a spot in the Top 16.

Honda Del Sol

A car that grabbed my attention massively was this little red Saxo. The paintwork was just fantastically clean! It probably rolled out of the body shop a few days before – but I could be wrong.

Citroen Saxo

Another friend of mine, who also had a car on the Performance Direct stand previously, Miles, brought his Polo along with its new look. With many teaser shots on Instagram, no-one was quite sure what Miles was planning, but it was well worth the wait. With a fresh wrap and a new set of Whistler Wheels, the car was looking very fresh – proudly on display on the Havair stand.


Moving onto the outside, the Performance Direct girls were allowed to wreak havoc  on the show-grounds. As we know, Scooby-Doo is popular with everyone, including the ladies.


Touring the outside it was clear the level of quality was there. Haps finally decided to come along with his freshly wrapped MK V R32 Golf. The Matte Metallic Green suits the car well with the silver accents.

VW Golf

Mark Loony had his Civic EK on display in the Plaza, sitting on its new Work Miester R’s with a healthy dose of camber.

Honda Civic

I would like to say a massive thank you to both of our Photographers – Simon & Darren – for the work they have put in. For now though, here are some more images from the show:

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