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




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



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



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



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




Ashley Scutt’s BMW E30 M3 & BMW 2002 Tii


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




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



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



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



Josh Gresswell’s ’74 Volkswagen 1303 Super Beetle



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


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



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



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



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



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



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




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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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


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



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





Penguin Speed Shop’s bagged ’49 Chevrolet Fleetline



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




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



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



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



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



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





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



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



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




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



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



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



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


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


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




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 – 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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