Raceism THE Event 2018

Date: 29 June-1 July 2018

Location: Stadion Wrocław, Poland

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

Last year, I made my way to Wrocław for the first time. Why? Well, the biggest stance event to hit Europe takes place in Poland. 2017’s show completely blew my mind, within the first few minutes of being there I knew I’d be returning in 2018. It’s an experience that will completely change your mindset into what a car show should be. So, after a mere two-hour flight from Stansted to Wrocław, I was ready to experience this year’s even bigger Raceism, which has now grown into a three-day event. Not only is it the biggest event in its class, it’s also the highest quality. It’s turned into such a prestigious event in the stance and modified scene, that enthusiasts travel from all over Europe, (as far as Russia!) to show their cars at this incredible spectacle. Wrocław stadium is transformed into what can only be explained as a “stance paradise”, taking place on the hard-standing outer area of the stadium, with cars scattered around as the owners wish to park them. There’s none of the strict parking in rows, which is so common to most car shows – quite frankly, I’m bored of that. Raceism let’s you experience the cars in a much more enjoyable way. Whilst previous year’s events only managed to fill up to half the exterior of the stadium, this year it’s finally grown to occupy the entire perimeter, which means you can actually walk around the whole stadium.

 

The addition of new branding and an insanely huge poster as the backdrop on the stadium, featuring this year’s Raceism promo vehicle (a BMW M4 with a badass wide arch kit designed by Khyzyl Saleem), was the perfect touch, along with several blue shipping containers making up the stage area. All this was visible on the walk into the venue, which gave me goosebumps – I knew I was about to have my mind blown before I had even stepped into the event! Add some international judges, live music acts, breakdancing competitions, and great tunes throughout the day, the atmosphere was perfect. And of course, the drifting. How can I forget the drifting… Organised by Next Level Drift, you can watch drift teams take to the self-constructed track on one side of the venue throughout the whole weekend. Everyone involved seemed to give no fucks, either – it’s so much fun to witness. More of this further into the article.

 

This was one of those shows where I just wanted to photograph everything, hence once of our longest write ups ever. Enjoy our coverage and don’t forget to check out the Bonus Gallery at the bottom for even more quality cars.

 

Edelweiss Customs’ Ferrari 250GTO replica on AccuAir suspension & Rotiform DNO’s

@edelweisscustoms

 

Sebastien Polit’s static Dodge Viper GTS on Rotiform ROC’s

@sebastienpolit

 

 

Kerstin Kreis’ BMW Z4 on Air Lift / HP Drivetech suspension & BBS RS’

@tweetybmwz4

 

Christian Ammer’s Porsche 964 RWB on AccuAir suspension & Messer ME15-3’s

@mr.ed_911

 

Andi Schoba’s BMW E36 on K-Sport air suspension & custom BBS RC’s

@andi_downshift_e36

 

Mike Laszkiewicz’s static BMW M4 on Rotiform 917’s

Wide arch kit designed by Khyzyl Saleem & built by Maxton Design

@goodchubby / @the_kyza@maxtondesign

 

 

Frode Dale’s BMW F80 M3 on Air Lift suspension & OZ Futura’s

@frodedale

 

 

Moritz Enderle’s Porsche 997 on AirREX / AccuAir suspension & RAD48 RSI’s

@moe_pipifein

 

Simon Bauer’s Porsche 964 on H&R suspension & WORK Meister’s

@simon_964

 

Michael Fett’s BMW E46 Touring on TA-Technix air suspension & BBS RC300’s

@micha_honour

 

 

Martin Weiß’s Audi R8 V10 on KW suspension & custom OZ Mae / Super Futura’s by MACHEINS

@elfkncharro

 

 

 

Cool-Tints’ BMW E30 w/Rocket Bunny kit, AccuAir suspension & Messer ME16-3’s

@cool_tints

 

Maxklusiv Carworks’ BMW i8 on G-Ride / AirREX suspension & mbDESIGN KV3.3’s

@maxklusivcarworks

 

Alex von Ostrowski’s bagged Mercedes-Benz W111 280SE on RAD48 BR’s

@dwnrs_rs3_alex39

 

 

 

Daniel Braconier’s BMW E46 M3 CSL on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS2’s

@csl_dani

 

Piotr Mrozowski’s bagged BMW E34 on custom M-System’s

@piotrmrozowski

 

 

 

Vincenc Lang’s BMW E36 on Air Lift suspension & CST Hyper Zero’s

@vlong36

 

Marco Prochaska’s bagged Audi 80 cabriolet on BBS RS’

@marco__pro

 

Mario Mattick’s Mercedes-Benz SL500 on AccuAir suspension & RAD48 ZR’s

@rad48_mario

 

 

Rudi Johne’s BMW E31 840ci on AccuAir suspension & RAD48 RUD’s

@rudi_840

 

 

Tobias Lampinen’s bagged BMW E38 740i on custom M-System Throwing Stars

@lampinen_vlnt

 

Olli Grimme’s BMW 2002 on AccuAir suspension & BBS E50 centrelocks

@olli_grimme

 

 

 

 

Jiří Flexa’s BMW E38 on Air Lift suspension & custom Style32’s

@juraservis

 

 

Maximilian Ernst’s BMW E23 on WCP / Airforce suspension & BBS RS’

@ernstlmax

 

 

Mariusz Michalski’s bagged Pontiac Fiero GT on Kerscher New Star’s

@fiero_street_army_stance_

 

Sebastian Scherb’s Porsche 964 RWB on Rotiform 917’s

@scherbiinator

 

Christoph’s BMW F11 Touring on HP Drivetech suspension & Rotiform LAS-R’s

@kwzy.r

 

Phil’s supercharged BMW E92 M3 on KW suspension & BBS RS2’s

@phil_m3e92

 

Alex Bachmann’s BMW E24 635CSI on Air Lift suspension & custom TRX’s

@alex.lxfelgen

 

Michał Erpel’s Peugeout 205

@averniejadek

 

Ed Fxyz’s BMW E63 on HP Drivetech / Air Lift suspension & 3SDM 3.41’s

@ed_35d

 

 

Gabriel Hardwood’s BMW E36 on Air Lift suspension & BBS E50’s

 

Mattias Levin’s bagged BMW E61 Touring on ACS Type 2’s

@snowgubben

 

 

 

BaggedParts’ BMW E38 on K-Sport / AccuAir suspension & Hamann PG1’s

@lowsevenfifty / @baggedparts

 

Nick Werner’s BMW E38 on K-Sport air suspension & Speedline Mistral’s

@nck.thirty8

 

Christian Reichhart’s Volkswagen Mk2 Golf GTI on AccuAir suspension & RAD48 RSI’s

@chris_reichhart

 

Evgeny Ivanov’s static Porsche 997 on BC Racing suspension & WORK Emotion CR’s

@mickeysanta

 

Ju Scha’s BMW E91 Touring on AccuAir suspension & Vossen LC-2 C1’s

@julezz_lnm

 

Alex Steff’s static BMW E9 on Style5’s

@qualitatief

 

 

 

Lexy Roxx’s Liberty Walk Lamborghini Huracan on AccuAir suspension & R3 H6’s

@lexyroxx

 

 

Bremi Grabowski’s bagged Audi Mk1 TT on BBS RS’

@bremibreakboy

 

Chris’ Audi Allroad on Air Lift suspension & WatercooledIND JB1’s

@chr_87

 

Michael Königshofer’s BMW E24 M635CSI on Air Lift suspension & custom BMW wheels

@michael_e24m6

 

Alexander Richter’s BMW F06 M6 Grand Coupe on Air Lift / AirREX suspension & LX-FELGEN LXVT4’s

@richter_cmbr

 

Mateusz Karwowski’s static BMW E28 on BBS RF’s

@karas.owaty

 

Cezary Piechowicz’s bagged Mazda RX7 FC on BBS RS’

@bagged_mazdarx7fc3s

 

Yourboxe’s Nissan S14A on Air Lift suspension & WORK Emotion’s

@yourboxe / @oddityworks

 

 

Let’s not forget, Next Level Drift…

 

Whilst the main stance event takes place, the drift spectacle goes on simultaneously. Organised by Don Musk and ‘Next Level Drift”, this is proper hardcore, raw drifting on a make-shift track built on the stadium’s car park. However, that doesn’t mean it’s full of typical beater drift cars, the Polish guys take things to the Next Level. Wide body E46 M3’s, V8 E30’s, S50 E28’s, E38 740i’s, all stanced and on split rims… This makes for the most visual pleasing drift experience ever. Well, I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking…

 

Kacper Knapkiewicz & Don Musk’s BMW E46 M3’s

@ziomkacper / @donmusk

 

Dima Teslenko’s M60B40 V8-swapped BMW E30 on BBS RS’

@teslenkodima

 

 

 

Mlodydrft’s S50B30-swapped BMW E30

@mlodydrft

 

 

Łukasz Szymborski’s BMW E28

@blackmnky_fsquad

 

 

 

Raceism continues to break the boundaries in the stance community. With fans flying in from all over the world (I met Americans and South Africans!), clearly, Adrian and the team behind the event are doing something right. I think I said the same thing last year, but it’s still valid… If you have to do just one car show a year, make sure it’s Raceism. You will not be disappointed. I can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeves for 2019, I’m expecting great things. Thanks for having us!

 

BONUS GALLERY

 

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More info on Raceism:

Raceism website

Raceism on Instagram

Raceism on Facebook

 





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