FittedUK 2016 – Part 2

Date: 31 July 2016

Location: EventCity, Manchester


Words & Photos by Henry Phull


Welcome back to our FittedUK coverage – in this final part I’ll take you through the remaining highlights from the incredible show at EventCity, the new location for 2016. You’ve already seen that the event was full of high quality cars and now it’s about to get even better. It’s time to take a look into the carpeted hall, show a few gems that we missed from the rest of the venue and even more of the cars from the Slam Sanctuary booth. There’s something special about an event of this size. All the excess space glorifies the cars on show, allowing you to fully admire them. When they’re squashed together (like at a lot of smaller shows) you’re much more likely to walk straight past or pay less attention. FittedUK was like an art exhibition for cars… They truly nailed what a static automotive event should be. Anyway, on to the all-important photos…


Rory Hamilton’s bagged Mercedes-Benz W115 240D on BBS Mahle’s

(Click here to check out our feature on Rory’s Mercedes)




Alex Buckingham’s bagged wide-arch VW Polo 6R on stepped-up BBS RS’s



Ben Rye’s bagged 1957 Volkswagen Oval Beetle ragtop on custom 3pc smoothies





Grant Owens’ Audi 100 on Rayvern Hydraulic suspension






Jake Parsons’ wide-arch VW Mk5 Golf GTI on Air Lift suspension & stepped-up BBS RS’s





Richard Colvill’s custom Porsche 911 “Porkchop” on Fuchs’


Nick Sahota’s BMW E34 540i on BC Racing coilovers & custom-built 3pc Throwing Stars

(Click here to check out our feature on Nick’s 540i)







Day’s Mini Cooper on Air Lift suspension & BBS LM’s



Rhys Armstrong’s bagged VW Lupo on Gottis





Pete Matthews’ Audi TT on Air Lift suspension & stepped-up BBS RS’s





Dean Meeson’s Lotus Esprit on AccuAir suspension & custom Lotus splits





Steve Fraser’s Audi S3 saloon on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform KPS’s



Kat Giles’ Audi Q3 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform KPS’s




Jack Smith’s bagged Mk1 Golf on Fifteen52 Tarmac 348’s




Rooth Jenkins’ Mk3 Audi TT on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform BLQ’s





Will Drayson’s BMW E92 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform BLQ’s



Matt Neilson’s Honda Integra DC5 on Air Lift suspension & SSR Longchamp’s





Alex Begley’s BMW E92 M3 on Air Lift suspension & Fifteen52 Tarmacs



Wayne Kelly’s bagged VW Mk5.5 Jetta on EC62 wheels




Kelly Holliday’s Mk4 Golf R32 on AccuAir suspension & HRE 501′s



Dave Mcdiarmid’s BMW E46 on Air Lift suspension & custom-built Style32 splits




Adam Hutchings’ static Volkswagen Mk1 Jetta on Stern splits



Andy Rowell’s VW Mk5 Golf on Air Lift suspension & stepped-up BBS RS’s



Tony Cousins’ VW Scirocco R on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & Rotiform SCN’s





Daniel Sanders’ Audi S5 on AccuAir suspension & WatercooledIND LP1’s



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





Prakash Thanky’s M52-swapped BMW E21 on Air Lift suspension & CCW D110′s



Tom Healey’s Mk2 Golf on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’s




Adam King’s Mercedes-Benz W220 on AccuAir suspension & Rotiform TMB’s




Alan Edward’s bagged Audi A3 on DAMNRAW wheels



Sumil Pancholi’s BMW E39 on Air Lift suspension & Hartge splits





Apparently next year’s show will have cars hanging from the ceiling! When I first heard that, I thought “really…?” but after seeing what these guys can pull off, I wouldn’t be surprised if they get it done. Not only was this my favourite UK show of the year so far, it was Slam Sanctuary’s best stand yet – thank you to everyone that came and picked something up in our Summer Sale and had a look around the cars on display; Nick Sahota’s E34, Sumil Pancholi’s E39, Sean Crompton’s E36 and Mark Allen’s Mk4 wagon. If you missed out on our sale, fear not, you can still shop online and get 30% OFF until the end of August. I’m super excited to see what the FittedUK team have up their sleeves for 2017 – if you didn’t get the chance to go this year, mark the following date on your calendar: Sunday 30th July 2017. We’ll be there – hopefully you will be too.


More info on FittedUK:

FittedUK website

FittedUK on Facebook

FittedUK on Instagram


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