Meguiar’s BBQ Club 2015

Location: Meguiar’s UK, Daventry

Date: 12 July 2015


Words & Photos by Henry Phull


Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the bigger shows and spend the day somewhere more chilled out. With a big selection of car shows to choose from last weekend, I finally opted to attend a little shindig that Meguiar’s UK were organising. For the past few years they’ve held an open day event at their headquarters in Daventry, and this year we were invited to the ‘BBQ Club’, in participation with Scene-Media. A day of stunning invite-only cars, prizes and a complimentary barbecue with beverages – one could describe it as the perfect Sunday. The guys did a fantastic job of inviting a welcoming variation of cars, so we weren’t completely surrounded by the same sort of thing. In convoy with a few friends from the South coast, we arrived around half past ten to an already crowded Meguiar’s HQ and surrounding vicinity. I snapped some photographs in between the rain showers, so here’s my highlights from the event…



Grant Ross’ track spec BMW E46 M3 on Apex ARC-8’s


Dean Meeson’s custom bagged and Alfa Romeo V6 swapped Lotus Esprit on Compomotive CXN’s 


Billy Hilton’s Audi B6 S4 Avant on 19″ Rotiform NUE DDT’s and Air Lift suspension



Nick Sahota’s BMW E34 540i/6 on RH splits


RIIVA Design’s BMW E36 with Rocket Bunny wide arch kit, Air Lift suspension & Rotiform ROC wheels


Our BMW E24 635CSI on BC Racing coilovers and 17″ OZ Futura’s


Car Audio & Security’s Dodge Challenger SRT8 demo car on full Air Lift suspension


Car Audio & Security’s Audi RS4 Avant on Air Lift suspension and 20″ Rotiform 3pc IND-t’s


Becky Evans’ Air Lift BMW E21 running Rotiform BM1′s


Nick Sahota’s S54-swapped BMW E30 M3 on custom Air Lift suspension and Bugatti wheels


RIIVA Design’s Audi A6 C7 on Air Lift suspension & 21″ Rotiform CCV’s


Aaron Capasso’s custom bagged 1961 Volkswagen Beetle



Benny Rees’ RA28 Toyota Celica GT2000 running Racing Service Watanabe A-type’s


Alex Chatzidakis’ (Elite Car Care) Porsche 964 on BBS LM’s


Matt Eastcoast’s Chevrolet Monte Carlo lowrider on hydraulics


Kats Giles’ wide-arch Mk5 Golf on Air Lift suspension and ceramic polished Rotiform LHR’s


Shaun Mint’s 1985 Mk1 Nova saloon on G60 banded steels



VRS Northampton’s VW Mk7 Golf R on H&R coilovers & 20″ Vossen VFS2’s


Thom Williams’ bagged BMW E46 & Steven Foxall’s BMW M50-turbo E30 on Schmidt TH-Line’s


Josh Stokes’ Nissan 350z on Air Lift suspension and SSR Vienna wheels (with 6″ lips)



Jamie McToldridge’s static G60-powered Volkswagen Mk1 Golf


Sam McMahon’s Volkswagen Mk2 Golf G60 Syncro on BBS RS’s


Mark Fisher’s bagged Volkswagen Mk5 Golf GTI Edition30 on face-mounted BBS RS-GT’s



Ben Anson’s BMW E21 with rear louvre


Sam McMahon’s Mango Green Volkswagen Splitscreen bus on Randar RDW’s


Ben Chandler’s Volkswagen Mk1 Jetta Coupe on Air Lift suspension & T5 steels


Steven Doe’s BMW E21 on Air Lift suspension & CCW D110’s
(Click here to check out our recent feature on Steven’s E21)


Dale Buckley’s Audi TT on BBS RS’s & Air Lift suspension


Sam Ratcliffe’s track spec BMW E46 M3 on KW coilovers and Apex ARC-8’s


Alex Hurd’s BMW E46 coupe on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s


Zac Miles’ (Forge Motorsport) Air Lift bagged Volkswagen Mk1 Golf on OZ Turbo’s



Audi A5 on Vossen VLE1’s


Nath Howell’s bagged Subaru Impreza on WORK Meister S1’s


Latham Papworth’s static Audi B5 RS4 on BBS LM’s


Nicholas Pritchard’s custom built BMW E91 M3 Touring on KW V3 coilovers & 20″ Breyton Race GTSR-M wheels


Chaydon Ford’s Toyota AE86 on Watanabe’s




Luckily I managed to snap my photos before the heavens opened majorly later on in the day, which you can see in that last shot! Not fun, and plenty of windows got left open too.. oh dear! Anyway, Meguiar’s put on a terrific day for everyone in attendance, a perfect chilled vibe, friendly people and awesome cars on display. I’ll be keeping an eye out for this next year, it’s not one to miss if you are lucky enough to be invited. Thanks for having us, guys!


More info on Meguiar’s UK:
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