MAXERS heads to the Motherland of cruising. Right in our backyard...
Us MAXERS boys are always keen for a cruise, so when the Southend Throwback Cruise cropped up in our Essex backyard we were down there like a shot, fond memories of modified motors going mental back in the day quickening our steps.
Arriving before sunset - keen or what?! - and there were already a few Max motors parked up - with a tidy white Scooby leading the way - and plenty more soon started to turn up to the gig in aid of the air ambulance.
The power of the Blue Oval is strong in Essex and there was a tasty handful of turbo Fords on show. This Cossie in its rare factory grey paint, plus a super-clean RS Turbo, and a sleeper (albeit bright green!) MK1 Focus with a wad of turbo grunt under the hood. A great start.
As the sky darkened more and more modded motors arrived, cruising up and down the seafront road, exhausts crackling and popping. Just like the old days. Luvly jubbly!
Things got pretty chocha pretty quick with cars cruising the strip or parking up and playing tunes. Groups of Maxers called for 'burnouts' from any driver that stopped in front of them. A couple obliged, but with coppers on the prowl, hoonery was mostly kept on the down low.
Of course, cruising is all about noise and action, so while you're here you should definitely check out our MAXERS video of all the good stuff.
On with the pics...
It's been a while since we've enjoyed some cruise action on a big scale in Southend and it was great to be part of this throwback event. If this many people turn up on a nippy night in March, when summer comes it's surely gonna kick off in style. How awesome would that be?!
Plenty more pics in the gallery below :)