Monthly Archives: April 2016

Slam Sanctuary x The Wheel Specialist Bournemouth Open Day 2016

Date: 9 April 2016

Location: The Wheel Specialist Bournemouth, Ferndown, Dorset


Words & Photos by Henry Phull


Down in Bournemouth we don’t have much going on in terms of modified cars… well, ‘quality’ cars I should say. Evidently, they are out there… there’s just been nowhere to congregate, until now. Most weekends we travel all over the country to see cars we adore, but every now and then it’s nice to do something local. Our partners, The Wheel Specialist Bournemouth have always wanted to improve on their open day, so we decided to join forces and organise something special, and different to the area. With a select few hand-picked cars, and the rest of the event open to the public, we invited some of our favourites to come down to TWS’ premises in Ferndown for a full look into their facilities and what services they can offer. Their neighbours very kindly allowed us to take over their car park, making the event as large as possible. Mix this with a food truck, coffee van and music, we were on for a fun day. Plus, we were out with our Pop-Up Store keeping you all looking fresh.



Lawrence Warner-Green’s BMW E60 on Air Lift suspension & 3SDM 0.08’s



Benny Rees’ 1976 Toyota Celica GT on Watanabe wheels




David Mcdiarmid’s BMW E46 on Air Lift suspension & WORK Emotion CR2P’s





Craig Yate’s BMW E36 on Air Lift suspension & Rota wheels



Rich Tapp’s Nissan Skyline R32 on OZ Futura’s




Matty Davis’ BMW E30 on WORK Seeker CX’s




Lee Curtis’ 1962 Beetle “Purple Haze”




Harry Hindmarch’s Mazda MX5 on WORK Equip’s



Freya Filippa’s Honda Integra Type R on Desmond Regamaster EVO’s





Ryan Powell’s bagged Mk3 Golf VR6 on BBS LM’s


(click here to check out our feature on Ryan’s Mk3)




Mark Allen’s bagged Mk4 Golf estate with Bora front-end on Rotiform VCE’s



Nugget Caldicott’s BMW E82 on AccuAir suspension & BBS RF’s



Adam Hutchings’ Volkswagen Mk1 Jetta on Stern splits





Chris Phillips’ static Lexus IS200 on stepped-up BBS RS’s


(click here to check out our feature on Chris’ Lexus)




Sean Crompton’s static BMW E36 ‘vert on Carline CM6’s



Ethan Sexton’s BMW E30 318is on Air Lift suspension & Schmidt TH-Line’s



Carlos Gomez’s BMW E36 on Style19’s




Matt Beddis’ turbocharged Lexus IS200





BMW E31 850ci Sport manual


Lucy Barlow’s bagged BMW E21 on BBS RM’s




Neil Clements’ Mitsubishi EVO 4 on Wedsport SA-90’s




Lee Curtis’ Audi Allroad on Air Lift suspension & 20×10 Rotiform CCV DDT’s





Dan Bartlett’s Volkswagen Mk2 Golf



Volkswagen Scirocco on 20″ ETA BETA Venti-R’s


Dan Lewis’ static BMW E28



Adam Hodge’s static Audi S3 on 20″ Audi Rotor’s




Connor Clark’s bagged Lexus GS300 on Weds Kranze LXZ’s



Dorset Volkfest’s VW T5 & Oli Thorpe’s BMW E46





The Wheel Specialist Bournemouth’s Volkswagen Mk1 Caddy on Porsche D90’s



This being Britain, the weather was all over the place.. starting with perfect sunshine in the early morning and leading to rain showers and even hail later on. Everyone seemed to stick with it though, so thank you! We were so impressed with the quality of cars that made the effort to come down and support us and The Wheel Specialist. So much so, that we are looking to make this an annual thing, or maybe even twice a year. A lot of you were saying that more Southern events are needed, so keep an eye on our Facebook page for upcoming events – we are thinking about an End of Season event to finish off 2016.



More info on The Wheel Specialist Bournemouth:

TWS website

TWS on Facebook

TWS on Instagram


Seen your car above? If we haven’t named you, drop us message a through our Facebook page or email and let us know if you’d like your name added to the article! Also be sure to let us know if we made any errors regarding your cars modifications. Sometimes we make mistakes, albeit rarely, but we like to make things right!

The VolksWorld Show 2016

Date: 2/3 April 2016

Location: Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey


Words & Photos by Henry Phull


Show season may have already begun for most of us, but the air-cooled guys and girls have been patiently waiting for their first UK event… the VolksWorld Show. Every April, Sandown Park racecourse in Esher is taken over for the weekend by the country’s finest air-cooled Volkswagens, which I can assure you, makes for quite a sight. It’s an extremely mixed show – with mint show cars residing indoors, along with crowds of people and traders packed in – busy is an understatement! Outdoors, there’s a chilled vibe with various club stands and yet more traders. For us at Slam Sanctuary, this is where most of our sort of cars can be found. From a photographers point of view, VolksWorld is pure pornography – hours could be spent shooting the patina alone and exploring every detail these cars possess. Most of these Volkswagens may look rusty and un-roadworthy, but that’s what I love about this scene… usually they’ve been completely rebuilt underneath – but keeping the original worn out and rough bodies, making every car unique. If you’re into Volkswagens at all, there’s something for everyone at this show. Here’s our highlights…


Ben Rye’s 1957 Oval Beetle ragtop




Marc Kyle’s 1959 Lowlight Ghia




Pipey McGraw’s W8-powered Volkswagen K70



Lee Curtis’ 1962 Beetle “Purple Haze”






Kirsty Greatrex’s 1969 Beetle



Ross Tutty’s 1973 Beetle on Air Lift suspension



HR Autoworks 1957 Zwitter




Sam Trigg’s 1961 Mango Splitscreen



Freddie Lynch’s Type 3 Squareback



Kriss Gordon’s 1966 13-window Deluxe Splitscreen



Mike Birch’s Type 3 Notchback




Niall Wright’s 1963 Beetle




Joe Riley’s 1972 Beetle



Owen Eacott’s 1967 Beetle



Steve Elson’s Type 3 Squareback



Aaron Capasso’s 1961 Beetle on Air Lift suspension






Jake Hilling’s 1957 Beetle



Max Edwards’ 1978 Beetle on Air Lift suspension



Colin Pace & Steve Parsons’ Splitscreens

@pacenotes / @ste_parsons


Tess Baylis’ Karmann Kabriolet




Rob Robinson’s 1957 Oval Beetle




ob1’s Karmann Ghia



David Hall’s Type 3 Notchback





Limebug’s 1967 Beetle on Air Lift suspension




Steve Lawrie’s 1968 Beetle ‘vert





Aaron Campion’s LT28



Alex Kerry’s 1973 Beetle





What an extraordinary range of air-cooled goodness on display, right? That sums up our highlights of the show, as per usual, it was near on impossible to shoot most of the vehicles inside, due to the crowds. Hopefully we caught enough cool stuff outdoors for your liking, though. It has been a great weekend catching up with the air-cooled community, hopefully we’ll catch some more events over the season.. know of anything happening? Don’t hesitate to drop us an email and let us know.



More info on VolksWorld Show:

VolksWorld Show website

VolksWorld on Facebook

VolksWorld on Instagram


Seen your car above? If we haven’t named you, drop us message a through our Facebook page or email and let us know if you’d like your name added to the article! Also be sure to let us know if we made any errors regarding your cars modifications. Sometimes we make mistakes, albeit rarely, but we like to make things right!