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RollHard: The Show 2017

Date: 13 August 2017

Location: Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree, Essex

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

When you’ve got an idyllic venue in the Essex countryside, tied with an incredible selection of show cars, it was no surprise that RollHard’s first show at Cressing Temple Barns was going to be a huge hit. However, I’m not sure anyone, including RH themselves, were under the impression that 2017’s show would be so popular that they’d have to close the gates half way through the day because it was so busy. To outgrow a venue in year two of an event is quite something, so props to them. Of course, this led to some nightmare traffic and parking situations for some people – but what do you expect when more people than they had anticipated turn up? (I think the majority of show-goers that turned up on time were okay, though). The quality of cars on display at this year’s show was something else and right up there in terms of quality and pure variation. There was also an impressive turnout of Europeans who decided to make the trip over – it’s always cool to see cars we don’t see often! If you’re an avid reader of Slam Sanctuary, you’ll know we’re big fans of classics cars… well, RollHard 2017 was an absolute haven for them. Anyway, I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking… Sit back and enjoy.

 

Wessel Renken’s bagged 1968 Volvo Amazon 133GT on American Racing wheels

@wesselrenken

 

 

Bastiaan Trienen’s static BMW E28 on BBS RS’

@b_trienen

 

Karel Spijker’s Mercedes-Benz W201 190E on Air by OCD / Air Lift suspension & OZ Futura’s

@karel190e

 

Aitzol Hernandez’s bagged BMW E30 Touring on OZ Futura’s

@aitzolovebmw

 

Micheal Evans’ Lexus LS on Air Lift suspension & WORK Durandal DD5.2’s

@v8fag

 

Jordan Saunders’ Mazda RX7 on AirREX / Air Lift suspension & SSR Professor’s

@j_airx7

 

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

@juangti86

 

James Dandridge’s ’48 Chevy pickup on AccuAir suspension & Cragar wheels

@jdandridge_13

 

Eden Cayless’ Volkswagen Type2 on Gotti’s

@eden__rh

 

 

Julian Göttschkes’ Audi 100LS on HP Drivetech/AccuAir suspension

@cptnlow

 

Gursh Chohan’s BMW E30 cabriolet on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS

@g_e30

 

James Brown’s Mercedes-Benz 190E on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform MBZ’s

@jamesyesyesbrown

 

Mike Neck’s Volkswagen Mk2 Golf on BBS RF’s

@n666eck

 

Stewart Davis’ BMW E30 Touring on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform RSE‘s

@stew.e30

 

Stuart Connell’s Volkswagen Mk2 Golf G60 on Air Lift suspension & BBS E87’s

@renegade_stu

 

 

Georgia Barker-Wright’s Lupo on Air Lift suspension & WORK Meister CR01’s

@gkbw

 

Jan-Eric Géugis’ BMW E24 635CSI on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s

@jan_elli.cmbr

 

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

@bm_bean

 

Joe P’e’s Volkswagen T25 pickup on hydraulic suspension & Rotiform CCV’s

@joe_t25

 

Connor Hollamby’s Mercedes-Benz W201 190E on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s

@connorhollamby_

(Click here to check out our feature on Connor’s 190E)

 

Scott Paterson’s static BMW E36 Touring on Throwing Stars

@scottpatersonphoto

 

Meguiar’s Ford Crown Victoria on Air Lift suspension

@meguiarsuk

 

Leroy Goddard-Fletcher’s bagged Mercedes-Benz W126 on custom Mercedes Intra splits

@the_royal_plasterer

 

Beinn Dale Goodchild’s static Polo Coupe

@beinndg

 

Conor Auld’s BMW E34 525i Sport on Air Lift suspension & ACS Type2’s

@conorauld

 

 

Carlos Gomez’ BMW E36 on Air Lift suspension & OZ Futura’s

@carlos_g88

 

Jamie Warne’s BMW E31 840ci on Air Lift suspension & custom-built 3pc Alpina’s

@bm.sharky

 

 

Dub-it’s Volkswagen Type2 on hydraulic suspension

@dub_it

 

Christian Canning’s Porsche Cayman on HP Drivetech / AccuAir suspension & Rotiform RSE‘s

@callmepicasso

 

Jon Lawrence’s Audi B5 S4 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform IND’s

@jon_lawrence

 

Alex Radford’s BMW E23 728i on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’

@radford_e23

 

Jay Fairgrieve’s Volkswagen Corrado VR6 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’

@jay_fairgrieve

 

Auto Finesse’s BMW F80 M3 on HP Drivetech / AccuAir suspension & ADV.1 wheels

@autofinesse

 

Matthew Hartle’s Mercedes-Benz W202 on Airridesystem.uk suspension & Brabus wheels

@hartle93

 

Dan Handley’s Toyota Corolla AE86 on SSR Mk2’s

@handlez_brokeboys

 

RollHard have got this selection process down to a t. As you’ve seen, the cars were certainly special… Loads of marques with room for all styles and tastes. Personally, I hope that they stick with this venue in the future, if it’s a possibility. Cressing Temple Barns is one of the most laid-back, beautiful, and quirky locations for a static car show. I love all the different areas, some secluded, and some wide open – plus the historic barns themselves. It makes walking around a static show that extra bit more enjoyable and special. There was also a great variety of trade stands, with plenty of ice cream and food & drink establishments to keep everyone happy (although I was gutted that there was no jerk chicken this time around, sort it out guys!). I’m looking forward to seeing what RollHard do with future UK events, I’m sure they’ve had plenty to learn from this year. It can only get better!

 

BONUS GALLERY

 

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More info on RollHard:

RollHard website

RollHard on Instagram

RollHard on Facebook

 

 

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Kustom Kolors’ Open Day 2017

Date: 5 August 2017

Location: Kustom Kolors HQ, Christchurch, Dorset

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

Following the success of their previous events, Kustom Kolors decided to open their doors to the public again this year. Based down in Christchurch on the South Coast (right on our doorstep), Kustom Kolors are expert vehicle refinishers specialising in custom paint, restorations, and crash repairs. You’ll also find that they can help with pretty much anything auto-related, including servicing and even air installation. With so many shared interests, it made perfect sense to team up with Colin (KK’s head honcho) and the team to bring you 2017’s Open Day. The whole ethos behind our event was to create something with a chilled vibe, tasteful music, good food (not the usual boring burger van) thanks to The Laughing Street Chef and of course some incredible cars. It worked out as a perfect opportunity for friends to meet up and spend the day with each other, as well as meeting other local’s who may have not this sort of thing before (and by that I mean slammed cars!). Oh, and we had the amazing Jimmy’s Iced Coffee in attendance, too, seeing as they’re based across the road from Kustom Kolors HQ. They were kind enough to keep everyone hydrated and enthused with lots of FREE iced coffee. What more could you want?

 

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

@a4lexx

 

Hannah Lowder’s Volkswagen Mk2 Golf on BBS RS’

@hannajadzia

 

Shop the ‘Burning Rubber’ tee on store.slamsanctuary.com

 

Carlos Gomez’ BMW E36 on Air Lift suspension & OZ Futura’s

@carlos_g88

 

 

Steven Doe’s BMW E21 on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & CCW D110’s

@doeboyfresh

(click here to check out our feature on Steven’s E21)

 

Shop the ‘Gasoline’ tee on store.slamsanctuary.com

 

Nick Sahota’s BMW F82 M4 DTM

@nicksinghsahota

 

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

@lucybarlow1994

 

 

Barry Smith’s BMW E36 328i on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & 3SDM 3.19’s

@santorinie36

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

 

Kustom Kolors’ 1967 Volkswagen Beetle

@kustom_kolors

 

Rob Redcliffe’s 1954 Volkswagen Oval Beetle

 

Oly Roberts’ Audi B5 RS4 Avant on Air Lift suspension

@ollieberto

 

Prizes from Kustom Kolors, Jimmy’s Iced Coffee, and Distinct Detail co.

 

Connor Hollamby’s Mercedes-Benz W201 190E on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s

@connorhollamby_

(Click here to check out our feature on Connor’s 190E)

 

 

Dan Bartlett’s Volkswagen Mk2 Golf on WORK Meister CR01’s

@westwolfvw

 

Ben Rees’ 1976 Toyota Celica GT on WORK Equip Spirit 11’s (front) & SSR Riverside R109’s (rear)

@shootall

 

Dave Walbrin’s Datsun 610

@davewalbrin

 

Mark Allen’s Volkswagen Mk4 Golf estate on Air Lift suspension & Eta Beta’s

@markvw89

 

Shop the ‘Car Night’ tee on store.slamsanctuary.com

 

Sebastian Nowogrodzki’s BMW E24 653CSI on Air Lift suspension & Style5’s

@sebastiannowogrodzki

 

Shannon Kiely’s Vauxhall Corsa D on Air Lift suspension & Fifteen52 Turbomac’s

@shannonmkiely

 

Ryan Biles’ Volkswagen Mk3 Golf estate on hydraulic suspension & Brock B1’s

@ryanbiles

 

Will Vincent’s Mk6 Ford Fiesta on hydraulic suspension & Schmidt TH-Line’s

@willyybeann

 

Nathan Pederson’s Audi A8 on Air Lift suspension & Radi8 r8cm9’s

@thinkitsabouttimesomeone

 

 

With double the attendance of last year, the Open Day was a massive success! We managed to raise just shy of £300 for pancreatic cancer, too, thanks to your kind donations. To all those who came down, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Our Pop-Up Store was up and the new ‘Smoke & Gasoline’ capsule collection was also flying out – thanks for all the purchases. It’s an unbelievable feeling to witness how big of a local following Slam Sanctuary actually has. Giving everyone a place to meet up and hang out is what it’s all about… So, who’s up for next year? We’re already putting a plan of action together – stay tuned. For now, don’t forget to have a browse of the Bonus Gallery below for a few more shots. See you next time.

 

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More info on Kustom Kolors:

Kustom Kolors website

Kustom Kolors on Instagram

Kustom Kolors on Facebook

 

 

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FittedUK 2017

Date: 30 July 2017

Location: Eventcity, Manchester

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

When FittedUK moved their show to Eventcity in Manchester last year, I wasn’t really sure what to expect, as the venue was staggering in size. However, they pulled it off and the show was a huge success, marking it as one of the UK’s largest indoor automotive events whilst catering for all sides of the industry, and the many styles that come with vehicle modification. The show has something for everyone… With four halls, 28,000 sq metres of indoor space, and 22,000 sq metres of outdoor space, it really is absolutely huge. You’d think it would be hard to fill such a vast space with quality cars, but yet again, the team at FittedUK smashed it and put on an incredible display. From new Lamborghini’s to hot rods, from custom bikes to lowriders… the variation was seriously impressive. The coolest thing about FittedUK? It’s got to be seeing select cars on raised podiums. Cool, or what? I’ve done my best to capture some of my favourite cars from the day, check them out below and don’t forget to browse the ‘Bonus Gallery’ too.

 

Jack Royston’s ’71 Volkswagen Type 3 Notchback on Air Lift suspension & BBS E30’s

@notchjack

 

 

Chill Winston’s Volkswagen Mk1 Scirocco on Mad’in wheels

@chillwinstagram

 

Chris Scragg’s Audi 100 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s

@fatlo_chris9n

 

Adam Lamont’s Mercedes-Benz W211 E270 on Air Lift suspension & custom AMG splits

@lam0nt93

 

Steve Fraser’s Audi S3 Saloon on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LAS-R’s

@s30bmx

 

 

Ashley Scutt’s BMW E30 M3 & BMW 2002 Tii

 

Simon Lynn’s static Honda EK Civic on BBS RM’s

@scrub.lxrd

 

 

Leroy Goddard-Fletcher’s bagged Mercedes-Benz W126 on custom Mercedes Intra splits

@the_royal_plasterer

 

Faz Ahmed’s S50-swapped BMW E30 cabriolet on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’

@fazalicious

 

Charlie Evans’ static BMW E28 on ACS Type 1’s

@charlie__evans

 

Josh Gresswell’s ’74 Volkswagen 1303 Super Beetle

@joshwaa___

 

George Wilson’s Volkswagen Polo 6N2 GTI on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’

@gw.uk

 

Cara McNeill’s Volkswagen Mk5 Golf on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform OZT’s

@caramcneill

 

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

@lucybarlow1994

 

Jamie McToldridge’s RX8 Rotary-swapped 1966 Datsun 520 on Air Lift suspension

@players_jaymac

 

Dalton Limbert Player’s VW Mk6 Golf R32 on H&R suspension & BBS RS861’s

@dxltz

 

Elliot Carter’s BMW E92 on Airdynamiks / AccuAir suspension & BBS RF’s

@y2_etc

 

Jorge Lupton’s Honda EG Civic on Air Lift suspension & BBS RM’s

@jxrgey_

 

 

Jake Kitching’s Volkswagen Mk2 Golf on BBS E50’s

@jake_kitching

 

Fraser Gatherum’s Volkswagen Mk4 Golf estate on Air Lift suspension & OZ Racing wheels

@fraser_mkiv

 

Sam Sandhu’s BMW E63 M6 on AirREX / AccuAir suspension & Art In Motion MA6’s

@that.m6

 

Chris Coles’ Volkswagen Mk6 Golf on Air Lift suspension & CCW Classic’s

@colesmk6_

 

Amar Flora’s Volkswagen Polo 6n2 on hydraulic suspension & CCW Classic’s

@amarrrrr

 

Ashley Gratton’s Volkswagen Mk1 Golf on BAGS by OCD suspension & BBS RS’

@ashley.gratton

 

Jake Hilling’s Beetle-panned ’78 Volkswagen Brasilia on Air Lift suspension

@littlejakebmx

 

Ben Rye’s ’57 Volkswagen Oval Beetle on Air Lift suspension & custom 3pc smoothies

@oldrag57

(Click here to check out our feature on Ben’s Beetle)

 

 

Niall O’Dowd’s Porsche 993 on hydraulic suspension & BBS RS’

@ni4llod

 

 

 

Penguin Speed Shop’s bagged ’49 Chevrolet Fleetline

@penguinspeedshopuk

 

Thomas Lacey’s Subaru Impreza STI on Air Lift suspension & Work Seeker FX’s

@dieseltom16

 

 

Stuart Grey’s Mk5 Golf R32 on Air Lift suspension & BBS E88’s

@kic_stu

 

Christian Canning’s Porsche Cayman on HP Drivetech / AccuAir suspension & Rotiform RSE‘s

@callmepicasso

 

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

@lamodz_official

 

Jack Butlin’s Ford Mk6 Fiesta on BAGS by OCD suspension & OZ Futura’s

@jackbutlin_

 

Adam Montgomery’s BMW F32 on D2 / Air Lift suspension & 3SDM C-1011 FR’s

@amonty1

 

 

 

Richard Lines’ Seat Leon on Air Lift suspension & Schmidt VN Lines

@richard_lines91

 

Max Edwards’ ’78 Beetle on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’

@maxisadogsname

 

Tom Lilico’s BMW Z3 on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & BBS RS’

@droppokesmokedope

 

 

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

@p5uml

 

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

@a4lexx

 

Carlos Gomez’ BMW E36 on Air Lift suspension & OZ Futura’s

@carlos_g88

 

Connor Hollamby’s Mercedes-Benz W201 190E on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s

@connorhollamby_

(Click here to check out our feature on Connor’s 190E)

 

Ethan Sexton’s BMW E30 318is on Air Lift suspension & Carline CM2’s

@ethansexton

 

 

With such a immense event, I wanted the Slam Sanctuary booth to follow the same ethos, and with the support of four stunning SS-feature cars, we really made an impact – I’m pleased to call this our best trade display yet. We also had the couch, TV, and Xbox set up with Forza on the go, and plenty of FREE Jimmy’s Iced Coffee with every purchase. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did! Most significantly, FittedUK saw the unveiling of our new ‘Smoke & Gasoline’ capsule clothing collection which went down an absolute treat. Thanks to everyone that came and picked something up! If you missed us, you can now buy everything online with FREE UK delivery – just visit http://store.slamsanctuary.com – Hurry as this collection is limited to just 100 pieces per design. Until next year, FittedUK… Keep up the good work. Catch you all this weekend for RollHard Cressing where our Pop-Up Store will be back out.

 

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More info on FittedUK:

FittedUK website

FittedUK on Instagram

FittedUK on Facebook

 

 

 

 

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