Waxstock 2016 Detailing World

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Waxstock 2016 Detailing World

Waxstock 2016 Detailing World

WHERE AND WHEN. WAXSTOCK IS HELD IN THE JAGUAR EXHIBITION HALL AT THE RICOH ARENA IN COVENTRY. THE POSTCODE IS CV6 6GE AND THE ARENA IS WELL SIGNPOSTED AND CLOSE TO MAJOR ROUTES, INCLUDING THE M1, M6 AND M40. GETTING TO WAXSTOCK HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER.

Getting There. You can find detailed travel information and directions here. The show opens at 9.30am on Sunday 24th July 2016 and closes at 4.30pm on the same day. It is only open to the public during these times and it is a ticketed event (via wristband). FREE PARKING. Parking at the event has been subsidised by us, the show organisers, to ensure that no parking charges apply. Some Exhibition Arenas now charge up to £12 for the privilege of parking your car at an event. That’s ridiculous. At Waxstock, all you pay is the reasonable entry price (even more reasonable if you book in advance!). And the savings you make on detailing products on the day should also offset the cost of a wristband, meaning that coming to Waxstock could pay for itself...

Getting There. You can find detailed travel information and directions here. The show opens at 9.30am on Sunday 24th July 2016 and closes at 4.30pm on the same day. It is only open to the public during these times and it is a ticketed event (via wristband). FREE PARKING. Parking at the event has been subsidised by us, the show organisers, to ensure that no parking charges apply. Some Exhibition Arenas now charge up to £12 for the privilege of parking your car at an event. That’s ridiculous. At Waxstock, all you pay is the reasonable entry price (even more reasonable if you book in advance!). And the savings you make on detailing products on the day should also offset the cost of a wristband, meaning that coming to Waxstock could pay for itself...

Detailing World SHOWDOWN. SHOWDOWN winner from 2014 takes centre stage in the 2015 Top 16. The most impartial and most rigorously-judged Show and Shine in the UK is the Detailing World SHOWDOWN. Daily driver or garage queen, bagged scene star or family runabout, if it’s detailed to the highest levels it stands a chance of winning some silverware. And EVERY entrant gets a goody bag stuffed with detailing supplies (worth about £80 last year!). It works like this. Five judges scrutinise the 16 entries from nose to tail, using a sophisticated ‘weighted’ points system. The top and bottom marks from each judge then get deleted, to prevent bias, and then we tot up the scores to find our winners. Previous winners include a 100k mile VW Lupo and a 1966 Ford Cortina, so any car could win. Note that cars need to be present for selection on Saturday 23rd July (prep day) by 12pm and have the fuel light on, ready to be embedded in the hall overnight. Enter by choosing the ‘SHOWDOWN ENTRY Reserved Indoor Space’ ticket type here. Those who don’t make final selection on the Saturday will automatically be entered into the indoor Arrive and Shine and placed in a premium position within the hall on Saturday afternoon. Note: you won’t have access to your car on Saturday night and can’t drive it out of the hall until after the show closes on Sunday (post 5pm).

Demo Zone and Feature Cars. Due to the success of 2015’s Demo Zone, we have improved the stage area and will have a full schedule of product and process demos taking place throughout the day. We also plan on having one – or even two – live detailing demo cars under the polisher. We won’t quite know what will be on, where, until nearer the show date, so keep an eye on our Facebook page as we approach the day itself.

Nanolex Arrive and Shine. Arrive and Shine at Waxstock The Nanolex Arrive and Shine event is a wider competition, mostly for cars that turn up on the day. There are a limited number of reserved indoor spots - see here for more info. Early arrivals (from 8am) may be selected for indoor display at 8.30am (if there are any no-shows/spaces available) - if you want to display your car inside, ensure that your fuel light is on and that you are happy to leave your car in the Arena until after show closure at approx 5pm. Unless you have a reserved indoor ticket, we can't guarantee indoor selection as it depends if we have spaces left inside the hall. The main Arrive and Shine display will be in the car park at the front of the Arena, a short walk from the hall. Entry to the Arrive and Shine closes at 10.30am and the winners will be announced on stage at around 3.30pm with trophies and prizes generously sponsored by Nanolex car care products. The categories are: BEST FINISH BEST NEW CAR (< 3 YRS) BEST OLDER CAR (3 > 10YRS) BEST CLASSIC CAR (10 > YRS) BEST WORKS VEHICLE CAR CLUB WINNER The Works Vehicle category is fiercely contested by professional detailers and valeters, with work vans battling it out for top honours. Car Clubs compete for a trophy by means of a points system – the three highest-scoring club cars make up the team entry.