The Air Lift Show & Shine BBQ 2017

Date: 27 August 2017

Location: Car Audio & Security, Hayes


Words & Photos by Henry Phull


We only recently visited Car Audio & Security (CAS) back in April this year to attend their annual Open Weekend, so to hear that they were opening their doors again a few months later was great news. We always look forward to the laid-back vibe that comes with any CAS event… this time around, they were set to host Air Lift Performance’s Show & Shine BBQ, which promised to present some of the highest quality bagged cars in the UK. Tied with valuable show & shine prizes from sponsors including Meguiar’s, Rotiform, Kenwood, GoPro, Alpine, Rockford Fosgate, JL Audio, and ourselves… a BBQ with all the trimmings (completely free of charge – nice touch!), plus, plenty of instore deals as is to be expected from Car Audio & Security, they were on to a winner. It just so happened that the weather was absolutely perfect, too, which meant the turnout was even better than expected. CAS’s premises were completely overrun by modified cars, including the surrounding roads and industrial estate. It was quite a sight! Check out some of our favourite cars from the day below…


Raj Sangha’s Porsche 964 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform STR’s





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


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



HTS Motorsport’s M52-swapped BMW E30 Touring on Air Lift suspension & Schmidt TH-Line’s



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



Richie Payne’s Porsche 964 on KW suspension & Rotiform STR’s



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




Meguiar’s Ford Crown Victoria on Air Lift suspension



Raj Sangha’s BMW E30 M3 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform OZT’s



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




Spencer’s Volkswagen Mk1 Golf on H&R suspension & BBS RS’



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



Ryan Stewart’s supercharged Alpina B10 3.3 Touring on Air Lift suspension & RAYS TE37’s


(Click here to check out our feature on Ryan’s B10)


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



Jake Stanford’s Volkswagen Tiguan on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform IND-T’s




Rob Goodwin’s BMW E28 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’



Haps Gill’s BMW E46 M3 on Air Lift suspension & CCW LM5T’s



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



Ameet Sagoo’s Volkswagen Mk1 Jetta on BBS RS’



Andy Guyett’s BMW E36 Touring on Air Lift suspension & Racing Dynamics RRS’



Robin Kellam’s Audi A1 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LSR’s



James Manners’ Audi B5 RS4 Avant on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LVS’




Johnny Mercy’s bagged Mercedes-Benz SL500 on WORK VS-KF’s



Patric James’ Volkswagen Corrado on Air Lift suspension & Eta Beta’s



Parm Panesar’s BMW F80 M3 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LAS-R’s / Raj Sangha’s BMW M4 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LSR’s




Air suspension is more popular than ever before, evidently, it’s become an essential element to any build these days. From practicality, performance, and visual transformation, it’s a no-brainer. Air Lift Performance continue to lead the pack here in the UK and it’s great to see them constantly involved with our car community. They even gave away a complete 3P management system to a lucky winner! The Show & Shine BBQ acted as a perfect opportunity to show how stunning any car can look when slammed on air suspension. Hell, it just makes us want to go out and bag everything and anything! It was also rather refreshing to see that they’d allowed a few static and hydro’d cars into the event too. At the end of the day, this is what car culture should be about – acceptance and respect for everyone. After this year’s successful BBQ, we have a feeling that it’ll be making a return, so keep your eyes peeled in 2018 for details. Big thanks to Car Audio & Security for hosting and inviting us down with our Pop-Up Store. Don’t forget to check out even more photos below in the Bonus Gallery.




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