Ash Wednesday's 'Double Dose' car show at the UDC Car Park, New Kingston, had a gladiatorial air, complete with spectators gathered around the competitors' arena and wild cheers for favourites.
In this case, though, the defeated drivers were not dragged away and sawdust applied to the oil slicks of 'also ran' motor vehicles, although, after each winner was announced, the other participants drove their vehicles out of the rectangle cordoned off by guard rails. And at least one loser showed his emotions on leaving, sending persons scurrying from the railings as the dust thrown up by the tyres of his Nissan Skyline clouded the air.
When the dust of competition settled, the winners were:
Best of the Show - Nickardo Daley (Porsche Panamera)
Best Honda - Andrew Morgan
Best Rims and Tyres - Unique Rides
Best Old School - Roger Maxwell
Best Interior - Andre Royes
Hottest Mercedes - Eti Fraser
Best Paint Job - Shamaro Smith
Best Engine Bay - Robert Livingston
Lowest Ride - Careem Mullings
Hottest Scion - Careem Mullings
Best in-car Entertainment - Kenute Dennis
Best Mitsubishi - Rayan Goulbourne (1st place), Eddie Bond, Team Stainless (2nd place)
Best BMW - Unique Rides
Best Female Ride - Tiffany 'Pinky Trouble' McDaniel
Best Nissan - Tiffany McDaniel
Car Stereo Competition - Andrew Bichard (1st place, 2000 Honda CR-V), DJ Archie (2nd place, 2001 Toyota Hilux Surf)
The competition apart, car enthusiasts looked through the many vehicles on display, with quite a few for sale. Music thumped from the mobile sound systems on hand and, in the ring, short shorts-clad ladies added their own dancing touch to the Double Dose action.
Sponsors of the show included Fone Solution, Petcom, Superior Parts Ltd, Tyre Warehouse, Syntek Atreme Fuel, Stash Couture and Lee-Sing Concepts.