Supercharged hot rods and modified cars caused a lot of interest at the UK Streetcars rally.
SIX hundred streetcars expressing all sorts of desires of their owners were driven to the Isle of Wight Takeover.
After an inaugural rally last year, the event has grown and organisers promised that next year it would return, probably with entertainment, to the County Showground, at Northwood.
It was staged by UK Streetcars, run by Kate Jacobson, who moved from the Island to Northampton, and her partner, Mickey Lewis.
Mr Lewis said: "There was a drag car and supercharged, hot-rodded and modified cars — many worth tens of thousands of pounds.
"We had cars turn up from all over the country and we were helped in that by the sponsorship we received from both Red Funnel and Wightlink, which cut down on the costs of people getting to the Island."
The event was used by the emergency services to get their safe driving message across, staging their emotional crash display.
There were static displays by Supercharged Outlaws members and the Isle of Wight Mud Runners 4X4 Club, plus skateboarding and BMX competitions at Newport Skatepark.
There were also Island cruises, where cars hit the road and turned heads.
Organisers estimated 1,000 members of the public visited the showground over the weekend to get a closer look at the free display.
Mr Lewis said: "We took the opportunity to emphasise responsible driving and to promote the message most drivers of modified cars are not boy racers, as many people perceive."