Our longest running event, held on the first Saturday (1st July 2017), as it has been from its inception back in 2004. We present our most relaxed and chilled show & shine event of the year. A chance for everyone to bask in the sunshine at Castlewellan forest park, it includes our charity BBQ and the ever popular car limbo contest.
Find out more at www.gtini.com/castlewellan
With a summer of travelling to shows throughout Ireland, Scotland and England, the GTINI team like to close out the car show season on the last Saturday in September with Titanic Dubs. It is held at the unique heritage location of the Titanic’s Dry Dock & Pump House; the very dock where the Titanic itself was built. Once again like Castlewellan this is a laid back show, and a great way to end the season.
Find out more at www.gtini.com/titanicdubs
Following the success from the 2016 event, we change things up a gear, keeping the show fresh and interesting; bringing you the most awesome German cars from across Ireland and the UK, together with more motorsport, trade stands and attractions. Keep an eye on our social media pages for the latest updates!
Last year Dubshed was bigger and better than ever at our brand new venue! For the first time we opened the event for all German cars, plus the I Love Bass hall, showcasing handpicked brands from around the globe. We also introduced some new elements to the show including a round of the NI Autotest championship, back to back drag sprints from ‘Luftkuhlers’ Air Cooled VW’s and off road buggy racing for anyone to have a go! (www.f13kcancer.com/www.airambulanceni.org)
Year six, and we’re still growing. After the success of last year’s preview day, we open the show on the Saturday again, the response was amazing. Anyone who attended the show on Saturday and Sunday, will tell you that there was a serious crowd both days. Approximately 10,000 people attended over the weekend, and over 800 cars shown indoors and out. This year we decided upon an Audi TT to modify with help from our sponsors. We raised £10,000 for Cancer fund for Children (www.cancerfundforchildren.com)
5th Anniversary of Dubshed, and not to rest on our laurels, we introduced a lot of further attractions to the show. We wanted to put on something new, something that we would see at a show and think ‘Cool!’. We had record numbers of both cars and spectators the year before, with that came a lot of logistical problems, so we made the decision to open the show on the Saturday afternoon as a ‘preview day’ to try and calm the numbers of spectators attending on the Sunday. We chose a Seat Leon Cupra as our car to modify with help from our sponsors, and raised £10,000 for Tiny Life charity (www.tinylife.org.uk).
Our Fourth show, and the one we call ‘The monster’. The expansion of the King’s Hall Complex into their new pavilion Hall, projected our show to a new level. Everything stepped up a level, we now had a 50x100m hall, along with the Alexander Halls to fill with the best VW’s around. We had real challenges this year, we introduced our online entry system to choose from the hundreds of people looking to get their cars indoors. Our chosen car to modify this year was a VW Lupo and again we went to town on it, with assistance from our sponsors. We raised £10,000 this year for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice (www.nihospice.org).
Building on the demand for show space, we took all available halls at the King’s Hall Complex, allowing us to showcase around 450 Cars and having nearly double the spectator numbers from 2011. This year we modified a Mk3 Golf, and raised £5,000 for a different charity, Headway (www.headway.org.uk)
Our second year, after the success of Dubshed 2010 we expand to use the Londonderry Hall along with the Alexander Hall, at the King’s Hall Complex. We had over 240 cars and spectator numbers increased dramatically with word of mouth from 2010. We showcased our modified Polo and raised around £4,000 again for Clic Sargent.
Our First show held in the Alexander Hall at the King’s Hall Complex. With 200 Cars, and around 600 people, Dubshed was born. Grown from our monthly meets, to showcase the best VW’s in Ireland. Without the support of those people, dubshed would never have become the success it has. We raised £1,700 for Clic Sargent in collections (www.clicsargent.org.uk)