Ultimate Stance 2016

Date: 30 October 2016

Location: Telford International Centre, Shropshire


Words & Photos by Henry Phull

Additional Photos by Matthew Dear


Slam Sanctuary has just hit another milestone! One year has passed since debuting our booth, clothing range and pop-up store back at Ultimate Stance 2015. That’s one whole year of taking our brand and products around the UK and Europe, and I have to say, the reception has been phenomenal and better than I could’ve imagined. You are all making my dream come true, so thank you – every single one of you who continues to read the blog, purchase our products and visit us when we are out at events. I’m seeing more and more people wearing our clothing at shows – it means so much that so many of you want to spend your hard earned cash on supporting the brand. With that said, the return of Ultimate Stance this year meant that we had to top our previous efforts. Naturally, we returned to our favourite spot, the VIP carpeted hall in the Telford International Centre, with four of the UK’s best BMWs… representing the two worlds of suspension that we now offer, with Bekir’s E39 & Az’s E92 both on air, and Nick’s E34 & Alex’s E36 showing what can still be achieved on static coilovers. As well as having our new Autumn/Winter clothing collection available, we also brought down our sofa and TV with Xbox One S and Forza Horizon 3 for people to play during the day, it turned out to be a great hangover cure for those not wanting to do much after a heavy night of partying. Ultimate Stance is always the perfect end-of-season event – there’s always a huge variety of cars on display, and I’d say it’s a show completely different people and cars from the automotive world finally come together for one final blowout. Take a look at the highlights…



Xbox One and Forza Horizon 3 set up on our booth




Bekir Iskender’s BMW E39 540i on Air Lift suspension & stepped-up BBS RS’s



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)



Alex Wright’s static BMW E36 328i Sport on ACS Type 1’s

(Click here to check out our feature on Alex’s E36)




Az Riz’s BMW E92 330d on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & WORK VS-XX’s




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




Dan Guirey’s Volkswagen Mk1 Golf



Sam Duckett’s Nissan Pao



Adam Jones’ Rocket Bunny Toyota GT86 (Stage 3 AVO Turbo) on WORK Meister M1’s





Rob Blackwell’s Honda S2000 on Air Lift suspension & CCW D110’s



Nath Howell’s static Subaru WRX on WORK Emotion CR’s



Nicholas Pritchard’s Supercharged BMW E91 M3 Touring on Breyton wheels




Barry Smith’s BMW E36 328i Sport on AccuAir suspension & 3SDM 3.19’s


3SDM’s wheel lineup



Danny Mellor’s Mk2 Audi TT on Airdynamiks / Air Lift suspension & 3SDM 3.25’s



Sam Muccinni’s Vauxhall Astra VXR on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform TMB’s



Ben Anson’s BMW E21 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’s



Chris Phillips’ static Lexus IS200 on WORK Equip’s



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



Alex Hurd’s BMW E46 330ci M Sport on Air Lift suspension & WORK Meister S1′s



Jack Smith’s Lexus GS300 on D2 / Air Lift suspension & Weds Kranze LXZ’s



Josh Parker’s wide-body BMW 2002 on 7Twenty Style44′s



Lala Miah’s BMW 635CSi on Air Lift suspension & custom-built M-system Throwing Star splits




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

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



Ben Fraser’s Nissan 180SX on Rotiform LVS’s



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





Charlie Croker’s bagged 1977 Lotus S1 Elite



Carl Raine’s Fiat 126



Sean Robbins’ bagged Datsun 240Z with BMW M52 2.8l engine swap on Extreme Offset Wheels



Beinn Dale Goodchild’s static Volkswagen Polo Coupe



Retro arcade gaming consoles set up in the ‘Retro Display’ hall


Oxford Car Audio’s Audi S5 on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & Avant Garde F541’s



Adam Rhys Burford’s Volkswagen Mk2 Jetta coupe on BBS RF’s




Kenny Germeau’s BMW E32 730iL on BC Racing coilovers




Juan van Oversteyns’ BMW E28 525i on D2 Racing coilovers & stepped-up BBS RS’s



Ford Focus ST Mk2 on Air Lift suspension & Jaguar wheels



Kiran Halsey’s Rocket Bunny Toyota GT86 on Air Lift suspension & BC Forged HB29’s



Dips Amin’s BMW E46 M3 ‘vert on Air Lift suspension



Zak Hobbs’ VW Lupo on “Sudani-style” Compomotive CX501’s




Conor Christy’s Volkswagen Mk4 Golf R32 on Air Lift suspension & Fifteen52 TurboMac’s



Arfan Talib’s Mercedes-Benz W126 “Trasco” 1000SEL on BBS RF’s



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



Plush Automotive’s Audi RS6 on AccuAir suspension & Rotiform SFO’s




Christian Pack’s bagged Seat Leon on VSP Type2’s



Mat Ward’s Eurocco kit car




Pete Blackhurst’s El Camino lowrider


Steve Townley’s Cadillac Fleetwood lowrider



’65 Chevrolet Impala ‘vert lowrider


Ultimate Stance really is a great way to end the car show season. Turning into an overnight event for those displaying cars and trading, it’s a bit more chilled, allowing more time to be spent with friends that probably won’t be reunited again until next year when the season starts again with Ultimate Dubs at the same venue. With some cool touches, like the Wheel Whores display, a Retro Hall packed with classic cars and retro gaming consoles free to play, and even a gathering of Lowriders outdoors… there was plenty going on to keep everyone occupied for the day. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed this season of events in the UK, plus the few we were lucky enough to head over to mainland Europe for. Our next show will indeed be Ultimate Dubs in March 2017 – keep an eye social media and save the date when it’s announced. In the meantime, we have plenty of content coming up to keep you entertained during the winter months, so check back to slamsanctuary.com soon.


More info on Ultimate Stance:

Ultimate Stance website

Ultimate Stance on Facebook

Ultimate Stance on Instagram



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