Located at the picturesque Shawnee Inn, Dubs on the Delaware is literally feet from the edge of the Delaware river. It is the river that inspired the name for the event, not the similarly named state that is about an hour’s drive away. The location is in Pennsylvania, and New Jersey is a mere stone’s throw. Dubs on the Delaware has been producing the same winning formula for a few years now. Cars parked in an upscale setting on the front lawn of a local golf course with the lazy river meandering by in the background makes for a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Organizers have not changed important components such as placement on the busy show season calendar or the aforementioned location, and this all has combined to attract enthusiasts back in record numbers. We don’t remember a year when there were as many rows of cars on the lawn. We also don’t remember so much automotive diversity.
In truth, part of this diversity likely comes from the stance scene. The formula for stance is simple. The main tenet is style, which centers around the way the car sits on its suspension and the positioning of the wheels in relation to the arches… thus the name stance. The way a car looks sitting at a show or in a photograph is important, often the lower the better. Witness the cars at Dubs on the Delaware and in our photo gallery, with rolled tires parting from the outer lips of wheels and seemingly split by the sheetmetal. Done right, one can drop a car like a first-generation Mk1 as low or lower than a hyper exotic like a Lamborghini or Ferrari. Still, you wouldn’t want to drive the car that way and that’s why they employ the air suspension that can be readily raised.
For detractors of course debate the performance benefits of dropping a car on the ground and that it doesn’t always look good on every car. Aficionados will disagree as dropping the car to them is what it’s all about, but we’re guessing most won’t argue with the remaining aesthetic of the look. Many cars in the scene, including several shown here, are cleanly built with masterfully refinished vintage wheels and custom tailored interiors. Lesser specimens, and these exist in any modifying genre, rub like hell, with rippled or blistered bodywork at the tops of fender arches.
Of course Dubs on the Delaware wasn’t just about stance as there is a great assortment of VW’s, Audi’s and more on display. A nearby playground and sand volleyball pit on the property of the Inn, food available on premises and the lazy Delaware river next to the field all offer something to do for those who may ride along but don’t have the attention span to look at modded cars for hours on end. Making a weekend of this event is also a viable choice, with plenty of nearby Pocono amenities and even a few tertiary activities planned by show organizers.
If you live in the North East, we highly suggests you put Dubs on the Delaware on your calendar. The full gallery of photos can be found HERE.