Engines roared into action and Hollywood Park became a throng of activity as hundreds of modified car owners descended on Barrow in 2005.

Close to 500 modified cars packed into the retail park as drivers showed off their engines and talked the torque.

A fleet of cars from around the UK drive in for the event, one of the largest of its kind in Cumbria.

The art of modifying cars, with extra bumpers, neon lighting and upholstered interiors, had flourished in recent years. People from as far away as Preston, Wales and Scotland headed to Barrow for the event.

Nigel Stafford, 21, from Preson, displayed his Toyota Celica.

He said: "Some people can't afford houses when they are young. Doing this is like a mini house, I am just furnishing it."

Millom postman Lynden Darby, 29, took his Subaru Impreza to show to the crowds. He said: "You want to personalise it and make it your own. A new car with no modifications is not the same."

The event was organised by Cruise West Cumbria.