Cannock is pimped-out car central
A distributor of motoring parts has delved into its data to discover which areas of the UK have the most pimped-out cars. You may be forgiven for thinking the bigger cities like London and Manchester would take the crown, however residents of Cannock, in Staffordshire, are officially the most likely to modify their cars.
Just missing out on the top spot were the drivers of Slough, who also appear to be keen modifiers, despite the fact the population is only 140,000. With 21% of South East cities within the top 80 overall, the region is by far the most popular with modifying enthusiasts.
Top Pimped-Out Places
The Top 10 UK towns and cities for car modification are:
The gender split was as expected, with 91% of performance purchases being made by male customers. However, only 4% of purchases came from 18 to 24 year olds, with those aged between 25 and 34 (43%) buying the most performance car parts.
Aesthetic modifications proved most popular, showing that it’s about looks in the motoring world as much as the internal performance – something that resonates with recent modifier, Michelle Henry. Her team at HNS Signs, Birmingham, wrapped the car with a textured vinyl and changed the look entirely.
Michelle said: “I wrapped my car because I wanted to protect the paintwork. I own a sign company and the apprentices had just finished their vehicle wrapping course so it was nice for them to do it for real. I didn’t just want colour change though, I wanted to do something different, so we used a texture vinyl underneath the blue vinyl to give an embossed effect.”
Top 5 Modifications
- Wheel Trims
- Parking Sensors
- LED lighting
- Brake Caliper Paint
- Lowering Kits
Paul Baylis, of Euro Car Parts, the company behind the research, said: “It’s great to see the interest of car modification is still going strong, as it can be a time-consuming and quite arduous hobby, but one that has rewarding results when complete.
“We see requests for a range of performance parts, some more unusual than others – the biggest, and most unexpected hit this year has to be our Streetwize Headlamp eyelashes – weird, wonderful and unique!”