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Players Classic 2018

Date: 23-24 June 2018

Location: Goodwood Motor Circuit

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

Players Classic, it’s got to be one of the most anticipated car events on the calendar, and for good reason… Take the historic Goodwood Motor Circuit, fill it with the best modified cars from the UK and Europe, add some incredible sponsors, traders, entertainment, and of course great people, and the results speak for themselves. Players Classic has that chilled vibe, crucial to the success of a car show. This year, Jay, Carl, and the rest of the team behind Players decided to take things a step further and turn it into a two-day event. The idea was to make day one (the Saturday) a track day, with the usual pre-booked track cars taking to the circuit all day long, with a similar show car layout to previous years – imagine cars scattered around the grounds of Goodwood, it’s a pretty amazing sight. Day two (Sunday), saw the track taken over by show cars – which were parked all up and down the main straight – in a similar style to Goodwood’s own events, this was an awesome opportunity to actually see many more cars than you would have in past Players Classic shows. If you want to see variation, this is the place to be. Check out our highlights from this year’s event, and don’t forget the bonus gallery at the end!

 

James Dandridge’s 1948 Chevrolet pickup on AccuAir suspension

@jdandridge_13

 

Lloyd Jackson’s 1950 Volkswagen Beetle

@deluxerestoshop

 

Denis Goleszny’s BMW E23 735ia on Air Lift / Airforce suspension & custom TRX wheels

@dengol93

 

 

 

Angus Munro’s Porsche 964 on Air Lift suspension & Verein Club Zero’s

@dubfordstyling

 

Kenneth de Bock’s BMW E92 335i on AccuAir suspension & OZ Futura’s

@_kaydibee_

 

Chris Phillips’ static Lexus IS200 on WORK Equip’s

@chrispy_clean

 

KEAN Suspensions’ Ferrari 308 GTB on KEAN / AccuAir suspension & AL13 Heritage S20’s

@keansuspensions

 

 

 

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

@ni4llod

 

Matt Hollands’ BMW E38 on Air Lift suspension & WatercooledIND JB1’s

@matt__hollands

 

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

@connorhollamby_

 

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

@st4rk3y

 

Adam McPeake’s static BMW E28 on CAtuned suspension & BBS RS’

@adammcpeake

 

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

@joe_t25

 

Josh Gresswell’s Honda Accord (gen1) on SSR Mk3 / Techno Racing wheels

@joshwaa___

 

 

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

@mr.ed_911

 

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

@j_airx7

 

Harvey Howe’s BMW E82 on Air Lift suspension & WORK Equip’s

@harv_e82

 

Haps Gill’s Volkswagen Mk7 Golf R on Air Lift suspension & CCW LM5T’s

@hapsss

 

Gursh Chohan’s BMW E30 ‘vert on Air Lift suspension & custom 3pc Alpina’s

@g_e30

 

 

Tristan Holmes’ Jaguar XKR on Air Lift / BAGS by OCD suspension & Weds Kranze Bazreia’s

@tris_xkr

 

Meguiar’s UK’s Datsun Sunny pickup on Air Lift suspension

@meguiarsuk

 

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

@carlos_g88

 

 

Tim Tremlett’s Nissan S15 on Air Lift suspension & 7Twenty Style 49’s

@s15_bey

 

Alex Douglas’ Toyota JZX100 Chaser on Air Lift suspension & Weds Cerberus II’s

@alex_jzx100

 

Nick Pritchard’s BMW F81 M3 Touring on KW suspension & 6Sixty Crypto’s

@63np

 

Oshe Design’s Porsche 911

@oshe.design

 

 

 

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

@conorauld

 

 

Mikel Roe’s Honda S2000 on AccuAir suspension & BBS RS’

@mikey_plush

 

Joseph Cummins’ static BMW E36 on WORK Equip’s

@666joseph

 

Ben Hodgson’s BMW E28 M535i on Air Lift / Airforce suspension & Gotti’s

@e28_b.hodg

 

Remco Gijzen’s Opel Kadett on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’

@trabantman

 

Immi Hussain’s BMW E46 M3 ‘vert on Air Lift suspension & Carline CM6’s

@immi_001

 

Faye Collins’ Audi RS3 on ABP/AccuAir suspension & Rotiform HUR-T’s

@xofsc

 

Lukas’ BMW E34 540i/6 Touring on BC Racing suspension & ACS Type1’s

@lukasm60b40

 

Lee Curtis’ BMW E24 635CSI on BAGS by OCD / Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’

@lee_slamsanctuary

 

 

 

Lucy Barlow’s BMW E21 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RM’s

@lucybarlow1994

 

Players Classic was the first ever show we attended back in 2013 as Slam Sanctuary – it’s amazing to see how much it has grown since then. All these years later, it still very much remains one of our favourite car events in the UK. The quantity/quality of cars, variation, and perfect setting would be very difficult for anyone to top. Combining so many aspects into two days has just made it even more enjoyable and accessible to everyone. Can we just go back every weekend?

 

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VW Days 2018

Date: 16-17 June 2018

Location: Saint-Quentin, France

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

Once you go to VW Days, you can’t help but go back every year for the foreseeable future. Last weekend was our third year at France’s premium modified car show, and, although it is a Volkswagen show, it’s started to attract fans of other marques. Why? It’s simple really, VW Days is one of the best weekend’s a car enthusiast can experience. Once you’ve crossed over from the UK into Calais, it’s just a quick drive (under two hours) down one toll road, into Saint-Quentin. You can choose to either camp onsite at the show, or stay in the nearby hotels in the heart of the town. We recommend taking a few friends and turning it into a long weekend / mini break. Every year we are blown away by the quality of cars on display and the chilled atmosphere. Held over two days, there’s plenty of time to see everything. So, here are our highlights from the weekend…

 

Matt Carter’s Audi A5 on AccuAir suspension & Asphalt Dreams x MACHEINS wheels

@stancefaktor

 

 

Marco Pereira’s Audi C7 A6 Avant on AccuAir suspension & Carline CM6’s

@mch1_marco

 

 

Florian Höck’s Porsche Cayman S on HP Drivetech / AccuAir suspension & Asphalt Dreams 5.Star Modern’s

@florian__hck

 

 

Emir Taletovic’s BMW F80 M3 on Air Lift suspension & Vossen LC-108T’s

@emir_ggrounded

 

 

Jean Colaert’s Jaguar XJ300 on Air System FR suspension & WORK Equip 3-spoke’s

@caps__5

 

 

 

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

@joe_t25

 

 

Jak Johnston’s VW Mk1 Golf G40 on StillStatic/H&R suspension & Ronal Racing wheels

@jak_lowsocial

 

Jessy Morais’ bagged Volkswagen Mk2 Golf G60 on BBS RS

@jessmk2g60

 

 

Stan Jalhay’s Volkswagen Mk2 Jetta on BBS E50.2’s

@stanjalhay

 

Tani Caglayan’s BMW F83 M4 on H&R suspension & Rotiform LAS-R’s

@tani_tr7

 

 

Joao Ferreira Reis’ Porsche 911 on OZ Futura’s

 

 

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

@connorhollamby_

 

 

Johann Pasquier’s BMW E30 on Air Lift suspension & ACS Type 1’s

@jo_cpnt

 

Olivier Bugskull’s ’65 Volkswagen Beetle

@olivierbugskull

 

Benjamin Eddy Michel’s 1971 Volkswagen Beetle

@miniairsociety

 

 

Tiago Santos’ Volkswagen Mk3 Golf VR6 on Air Lift suspension & custom BBS RC041’s

@tiago2800

 

Patrick Rodrigues’ Volkswagen Mk6 Golf R on HP Drivetech / Air Lift suspension & Rotiform YVR’s

@pat_sbx

 

 

Alexandre Galeotti’s BMW E30 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’

@e30_bggd

 

 

Florian Dmgt’s BMW E28 on A2K Air suspension & OZ Futura’s

@floriz78

 

 

HR Autoworks’ 1971 Volkswagen Type181 on custom air suspension & Radar wheels

@hrautoworks / @littlejakebmx

 

Francois Karikari’s Volkswagen Mk2 Jetta on G.A.S / Mr Airride suspension & BBS RS’

@betefonce

 

 

Popof Vlad’s Porsche 964 on BBS RS

@vlad_srb

 

Mickael Marques’ Volkswagen Mk1 Golf on BBS E50’s

@mickael_marques

 

I know what you’re thinking… Yes, the quality of cars was indeed incredible, so you know you need to get it in your diary for next year – trust us, you won’t be disappointed! Furthermore, if you’re a fan of nightlife, then the onsite festivities are highly recommended by many, equally, if you decide to stay in a hotel, there’s plenty going on for the three nights surrounding the show. Regrettably, some Brits went a bit too far this year… let’s calm it down guys, we don’t want this show disappearing due to the stupidity of a select few. Again, thanks to Ilce and the organisers at VW Days for being so welcoming, see you next year!

 

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Car Audio & Security’s Open Weekend 2018

Date: 28-29 April 2018

Location: Car Audio & Security, Hayes

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

Last time we popped down to Car Audio & Security, it was summertime, the sun was shining, and it was glorious. This time, however, we were met by the typical dull British weather. Fear not though… Being the UK’s biggest car audio retailer, the forecast seemed to have no effect on the turnout – the CAS HQ was packed all weekend, as usual! Held over two days (Saturday 28th and Sunday 29thh April), they opened their doors to host their annual SALE event – the perfect opportunity to grab some absolute bargains from Air Lift, Rotiform, Kenwood, Alpine, JL Audio, Hertz, JBL, Rockford Fosgate, Pioneer, GoPro, and more. It’s also an ideal chance to check out CAS’s updated lineup of demo vehicles along with a whole host of incredible guest cars. For that reason, we never miss it. Enjoy a few of our highlights from the Saturday…

 

Parm Panesar’s BMW F80 M3 on Air Lift suspension & forged Rotiform LAS-R’s

@parm_m3

 

Players Show’s 1950 Ford F1 on Air Lift suspension

@players_shows

 

 

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

@jake_stanford91

 

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

@rajsangha964

 

 

Amal Patel’s BMW E93 on Air Lift suspension & cast Rotiform LSR’s

@100ud_amz

 

Kenwood’s Voomeran-kitted VW Scirocco on Air Lift suspension & forged Rotiform VCE/LHR

@kenwooduk

 

 

Steve Fraser’s Audi S3 Saloon on Air Lift suspension & cast Rotiform SIX’s

@s30bmx

 

Ben Chandler’s BMW F80 M3 on Air Lift suspension & forged Rotiform SIX’s

@ben_scenemedia

 

Car Audio & Security’s BMW M4 on Air Lift suspension & forged Rotiform LSR’s

@rajsangha964@caraudiosecurity

 

Jay Patel’s Nissan 350Z on Air Lift suspension & cast Rotiform KPS’

@f16jrp

 

Parm Panesar’s VW Mk2 Golf on BC Racing suspension & BBS RS’

@parm_m3

 

Meguiar’s Ford Crown Victoria on Air Lift suspension

@meguiarsuk

 

Keil Critten’s R32-swapped VW Mk3 Golf on Air Lift Suspension & custom-built Mk3 GTI splits

@keil_mk3

 

Our clothing collection now available in store at Car Audio & Security!

 

As you can see, the lineup of cars was nothing short of amazing. There were customer cars popping in and out all weekend as well, so make sure you check out the Bonus Gallery below for even more snaps. What made the weekend even more special for us, was the fact that CAS are now official stockists of Slam Sanctuary clothing – which means you can now head down to their store whenever you like to check out and purchase our gear in person, pretty cool right?

 

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Old & New – Reflex Auto Design’s Slantnose Porsche 997

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

There are some incredible demo vehicles within the UK modified car industry, but today’s feature car has got to be one of the most eye-catching builds that we’ve seen in a very long time. Sadly, we’re rarely rewarded with such high-calibre cars over here, so on first glance, you’d expect this sort of machine to hail from the USA, Japan, or Europe where folks tend to put a lot more money into their show builds. Reflex Auto Design’s Porsche 997 has been at the forefront of social media since it was unveiled a couple of weeks ago, mainly because this is no normal 997, but one which has been fitted with an ‘Old&New‘ slantnose body kit, a sort of homage to the early flatnose/slantnose “Flachbau” Porsche 930S. Thanks to Reflex’s expertise and bodywork experience, the final results are absolutely phenomenal. Naturally, we had to make a trip to Northamptonshire to take a closer look, nabbing the 997’s first ever feature shoot.

 

 

The Porsche is a joint-venture between Reflex Auto Design (a bodyshop based in Daventry, Northamptonshire) and Matt Clifford, who works with Reflex – dealing with their social media and marketing. The whole idea for the car was to get Reflex back into the modified car community spotlight… well, it looks like they’ve done just that! Matt and Reflex initially considered countless options for a project car… Being a Liberty Walk dealer/fitter already, a car with one of the kits was tempting, but they just couldn’t find anything that hadn’t been done and within budget. Eventually, they considered the Porsche 997 Liberty Walk kit, which then led to the discovery of a Japanese Old&New kit that existed for 996’s and 997’s. After some initial research into the kit, it turned out that their friends at V.A.D Design just so happened to be the UK supplier for Old&New. They got talking, and eventually placed an order.

 

 

With the kit on its way, Reflex had the task of deciding how the car was ultimately going to look. “We all decided to go for a race car theme… Paying homage to the Porsche 962 Le Mans race cars, we had several options such as the Leyton House and Hawaiian Tropic liveries, and we even considered the modern red and black design seen on the newer GT3 911’s” Matt explains. In the end, they came to the realisation that nothing was more iconic than the Rothmans Porsche livery. With the theme set for the 997, they needed to finalise a design and concept to work towards.

 

 

It just so happened that Matt had been in touch with Khyzyl Saleem, a concept artist at EA, for the past year and have become friends. Khyzyl (aka. The Kyza), has become well known for his conceptual automotive imagery, just check out his Instagram on @the_kyza and you will see why. Anyway, back to the Porsche… “I dropped him a message and told him what we were building and that we wanted a Rothmans Livery, I sent a photo of Phazes slant nose in America and a Render he had created of a 964 with a Rothmans livery previously… after a few weeks he sent us over a completed visual, which we all thought looked badass” Matt comments. With the image on everyone’s mind, it was time to set about making the dream a reality.

 

 

Next, Matt had to source a suitable Porsche 997 to use as a base car, eventually settling for a black 2005 Carrera 3.6. He decided not to fork out unnecessarily on a ‘Turbo’ or ‘S’, just to chop it to pieces on their first big build. “Personally I’ve never really been a big fan of Porsches, plus I could never work out all the different 911’s! But now, after driving and owning one, there’s much more to it than their looks, it’s the feeling behind the wheel… they’re so planted on the road.” he tells us.

 

 

The Old&New kit finally turned up in a huge box all the way from Japan, consisting of a front bumper, front wings, air ducts, rear arches, side skirts, rear bumper, tailgate, headlights, DRLs and fuel cap. Having worked with countless fibreglass kits in the past, Reflex knew what was needed to make everything fit correctly, with only minimal work required to get everything lined up as it should. They also decided to alter the rear bumper to house an exposed exhaust set up. “We really wanted our car to the best Old&New Porsche in the world, so nothing but perfect would suffice.” Matt explains. With Reflex being a paint and bodyshop, they also wanted to show off their skills, so rather than simply painting the car white and wrapping the rest, countless hours were spent hand-painting all the colours and stripes you see on the livery, made up of Ford Imperial blue, Rolls Royce gold, Audi Misano red, and Audi Pearl white.

 

 

“We knew the car wanted air, it had to for the look and audience we have” Matt tells us… so given their previous experience working with Air Lift Performance kits, they opted for Air Lift universal bags/struts tied to a 3P management setup (which all sits nicely in the trunk under the bonnet). After considerable measuring and fabrication, the new bag set up was installed in-house and made to sit perfectly with the front bumper touching the ground once fully aired-out. It really is a nice modern twist on a traditional race car. And, let’s face it, with the way this body kit sits, there’s no way it would survive the dreadful UK roads on a low coilover setup.

 

 

Inside the cockpit, you’ll notice the racer theme continues with the addition of Recaro Pole Position seats, and a half cage painted in white to match the main body colour. Capital Seating in Leicester supplied these, and re-trimmed the dash, centre console, and door cards in black alcantara with red stitching to conform to the seats and exterior stripes. Reflex also painted the interior plastics in a gloss piano black which really helps to bring the interior together. Furthermore, the Air Lift 3P controller has been tastefully moulded into the centre console and a Kenwood double-din headunit added for some refinement and entertainment on long journeys.

 

 

Getting the wheels right was hugely important for this build. Having run several 3-piece Rotiform wheels in the past, Matt and Reflex opted to stick with them, describing them as the “show wheel kings”. To pull off the Rothmans Porsche livery, they selected Rotiform LVS design with hidden hardware, a cool modern twist on the traditional magnesium gold BBS wheels you would have seen on the original race cars. Rotiform sized these to 19×10 and 19×13 to fill the huge arches, fitted with 265/30 and 305/30 tyres. There are also plans to create some turbo fans for the front wheels in the future to complete their initial vision/concept!

 

 

Whilst the stock 3.6 motor has been left alone, the 997 still needed a big noise to go with the big bodykit, so Reflex enlisted the services of Dave at EMP Performance to create a custom exhaust, which is completely exposed at the rear of the car to showcase his welding porn. We can 100% confirm that this system sounds awesome, and is ridiculously loud! The stock brakes weren’t going to cut it either, so a Forge Big Brake kit was installed up front along with new EBC rear discs and pads. All these elements really help this race-car inspired build to come into fruition.

 

 

 

Whether you’re a Porsche fan or not, you can’t disagree that this build is completely nuts! There’s no doubt it will be dropping jaws throughout the year when it hits all the major car events – if you don’t see it coming (you’d have to be visually challenged, mind…), you’ll definitely hear it. The 997’s first stop will be Wörthersee at the end of the month. We’re humbled to have been given the first opportunity to photograph it, making it an incredible first feature car for us to kick off 2018. We’ll also be in Wörthersee from 6-10 May and looking for more quality cars to shoot, so don’t hesitate to get in touch via Instagram or email if you have something mind-blowing.

 

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Ultimate Dubs 2018

Date: 11 March 2018

Location: Telford International Centre, Shropshire

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

Show season truly kicks off for us in early March, when we make the trip up to the Telford International Centre, this time playing host to Ultimate Dubs (UD). There’s always a ton of anticipation regarding what has become the season opener. Although it’s predominately a Volkswagen/Audi-group based show, you’ll find all sorts of custom car fans at the event, there to check out what’s current in the car world, and catching up with old friends. Now our fifth year attending UD, it’s clearly become more of trade event than a typical car show, but, that’s no bad thing… We see it as the perfect opportunity to check out what’s new in the car industry, including new demo/project cars that the host of traders are showing off. It could be described as a mini-SEMA Show for the modified scene in the UK, in fact. With plenty of non-VAG cars on trade booths, a large selection of pre-approved show-cars dotted about throughout the halls, as well as outdoor space with car clubs and more pre-selected cars (don’t forget to check out our Bonus Gallery), we’ve done our best to capture our top-rated slices of metal, enjoy…

 

Kiran Mistry’s S2-converted Audi 80 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform SIX’s

@blackman_k

 

Car Audio & Security’s Nissan GT-R on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform SFO’s

@caraudiosecurity

 

RIIVA Design’s VW Arteon on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform ROC’s

@riivadesign

 

 

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

@rajsangha964

 

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

@a4lexx

 

Russ Whitefield’s VW Mk2 Jetta on BBS RS’

@russ_droppedndriven

 

Aaron McMahon’s Audi RS5 on ABP/AccuAir suspension & Rotiform LAS-R’s

@aron_rr

 

Faye Collins’ Audi RS3 on ABP/AccuAir suspension & Rotiform BUC’s

@xofsc

 

 

Plush Automotive’s VW Caddy on ABP/AccuAir suspension & Rotiform HUR-T’s

@plushautomotive

 

Plush Automotive’s VW T6 on ABP/AccuAir suspension & Rotiform HUR-T’s

@plushautomotive

 

GepfeffertUK’s VW Mk1 Golf on Gepfeffert V3 suspension & Eta Beta’s

@gepfeffertuk

 

 

Ryan Stewart’s BMW E92 M3 ‘Frozen Edition’ on Bilstein suspension & BBS E88’s

@7.nth

 

Justdents’ VW Mk1 Caddy R32 on Air Lift suspension & BBS E50’s

@justdents

 

 

MMR Performance’s BMW M4 GTS on Air Lift suspension & Ispiri FFR6’s

@mmrperformance

 

Jordan Forbes’ Mini R50 on Bags by OCD/KNTRL suspension & BBS RC041’s

@jordan_onlychargeddubs

 

 

Peter Kornelis’ Audi S4 Avant on KNTRL suspension & RAD48 LR 2.0’s

@kntrl_system

 

Only Charged Dubs’ Audi C5 A6 Allroad on Airdynamiks/AccuAir suspension & 3SDM 0.09’s

@onlychargeddubs

 

Carl Atkins’ VW Mk2 Golf on Bags by OCD/Air Lift suspension & BBS RM’s

@carl_onlychargeddubs

 

Jak Johnston’s VW Mk1 Golf G40 on StillStatic/H&R suspension & BBS E76’s

@jak_lowsocial

 

 

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

@rajsangha964

 

Nathaniel Warth’s bagged BMW E28 on BBS RS’

@oldbeginningsengland

 

 

Jamie Webster’s ’83 VW Santana on Air Lift suspension & custom-built P-Slot’s

@santana__jamie

 

Ben Kmita’s supercharged Mk3 Golf VR6 on Air Lift suspension & ACT’s

@benthecarpainter

 

Tom Raybone’s Audi RS3 on H&R CCK/Air Lift suspension & MBDesign LV1’s

@tommyblue82

 

Neil Chapman’s VW Mk7 Golf GTI Clubsport on H&R suspension & BBS GT’s

@neil220182

 

Rebecca Sweetland’s VW Mk7 Golf GTD on H&R suspension & MBDesign KX1’s

@stillstaticbecks

 

Faahbio Faah’s Audi B7 RS4 Avant on Air Lift suspension & Damnraw Lobomotive’s

@faahbiio

 

 

Beth Halsey’s Audi S1 on Air Lift suspension & Fifteen52 Formula GT’s

@hxlsey

 

Sonny Frost’s Audi A3 on H&R suspension & BBS RS861’s

@sonnyfa3

 

Tom Waller’s static ’59 VW Beetle

@toms59vw

 

 

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

@notchjack

 

The UK car scene is distinctly alive and well… it wasn’t difficult to find cars that we’ve never seen or photographed before, although we typically had to throw in a few of our all-time favourites that just keep getting better and better every time they go on display. But for all those that we missed, fear not… show season has only just kicked off! We can’t wait to get stuck in with more events throughout the year – 2018 is going to be a big one for us. Catch our Pop-Up Store and new demo car soon!

 

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Ultimate Stance 2017

Date: 5 November 2017

Location: Telford International Centre, Shropshire

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

The Telford International Centre has become something of a second home for us. Starting the show season off with Ultimate Dubs in March, and finishing it in November with Ultimate Stance, both shows are certainly a must if you’re interested in custom cars – the perfect opportunity to see what’s new in the car scene. If you’re not an avid Volkswagen/VAG fan, Ultimate Stance might be the preferred show for you, however. Being open to all marques, there’s plenty of interesting stanced cars on display to take your fancy, whereas the display cars at Ultimate Dubs are strictly ‘VAG’. Being the final event of the year, we’ve typically seen most of these cars throughout the year, nonetheless, there were still a handful of gems that seemed to have appeared from nowhere, as well as a few European cars that made the long journey over. Overall, there was plenty to look at, including a UK Lowrider display keeping everyone entertained outdoors (check out the Bonus Gallery), and the carpeted hall which we were based in also hosted a retro car display and retro arcade and pinball zone. Here’s a few of our highlights…

 

Dan Taylor’s BMW E46 M3 on Air Lift suspension & BBS E88 centrelock’s

@dte46 / @wheel_unique

 

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

@jxrgey_

 

 

 

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)

 

Hoho Chan’s BMW E92 330d on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS2’s

@hoho15_nmls

 

Parm Panesar’s BMW F80 M3 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LAS-R’s

@parm_m3

 

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

@v8fag

 

 

Kenny Germeau’s Jaguar XJ40 on Epsilon Southern Way’s

@kenny_germeau

 

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

@karel190e

 

 

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

@markvw89

 

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

@notchjack

 

Monique Chadwick’s Audi A3 on Air Lift suspension & OZ Futura’s

@moniqueadele_

 

 

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

@droppokesmokedope

 

Liam Elmore’s Audi TT on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform OZT’s

@elmo_rs_

 

Kenneth de Bock’s BMW E92 335i on AccuAir suspension & OZ Futura’s

@_kaydibee_

 

Matt Hollands’ bagged BMW E38 on WatercooledIND JB1’s

@matt__hollands

 

 

Ben Walker’s BMW E28 on Broadway Static suspension & OZ Breyton’s

@bnjmnwlkr

 

Kiran Halsey’s BMW F80 M3 on Intermotiv suspension & OZ Futura’s

@lord_halsey

 

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

@jamesyesyesbrown

 

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

@the_royal_w126

 

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

@rajsangha964

 

George & Jack Heath’s BMW 1602 on hydraulic suspension & BBS RS’

@e10low

 

Reece Parr’s BMW E30 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s

@e30_parr

 

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

@lucybarlow1994

 

 

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

@a4lexx

 

 

Nick Sahota’s BMW E30 M3 on Air Lift suspension & BBS Bugatti EB110’s

@nicksinghsahota

 

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

@carlos_g88

 

 

 

As always, Ultimate Stance had an incredibly high standard of cars to drool over… the show never disappoints. It also marked the launch of our Winter clothing collection which went down an absolute storm – big thanks to everyone that popped by our store and picked up something, whether it was anything from a sticker to a hoodie… we couldn’t do what we do without you guys and girls. We’ll be back in the same location for Ultimate Dubs on March 11 with our new Spring collection – you’re not going to want to miss it! Get those cars finished and we’ll see you soon!

 

BONUS GALLERY

 

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More info on Ultimate Stance:

Ultimate Stance website

Ultimate Stance on Instagram

Ultimate Stance on Facebook

 

 

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