Over 4,000 visitors flocked to Springfields Events Centre at the weekend for the fifth annual Kustom Kulture Blastoff.
An art and lifestyle show with a difference, it is based around an eclectic mix of elements taken from 1950’s American culture. Organiser Lynda Johnson said: “ Kustom Kulture Blastoff is the most vibrant, colourful, amazing spectacle.”
“There is no way to mark out exactly what it is or what it stands for.”
Visitors certainly had a variety of amusements to partake in, with car enthusiasts being particularly well catered for. Not only was there a ‘Show and Shine’ competition for the best airbrushed and pinstriped vehicles, but Horny Mike, star of the History Channel’s “Counting Cars”, was a guest at the show.
Show-goers were also treated to performances by stilt walkers, world champion jive dancers and Wildwind, a rockabilly trio.
For those inspired by the Kustom Kulture pin ups and teddy boys at the event, there was the chance to get a makeover, with many tattooing and hairdressing stalls to be found, as well as those selling 50s clothes and memorabilia.
In amongst the retro crowd could be found a wide array of weird and wonderful sights as a result of the amazing artwork of the UK Bodypaint League, who transformed one visitor into a six foot tall white rabbit.
Lynda went on to say: “The UK has never seen a show like this before.”
“It’s great to bring something so unique to the Spalding area, as it attracts visitors from all over the world.”
“We hope to be back next year, even bigger and better than ever.”
Dates for Kustom Kulture Blastoff 2015 are to be announced soon.