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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



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



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




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



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



Russ Whitefield’s VW Mk2 Jetta on BBS RS’



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



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




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



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



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




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



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




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



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




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



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



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



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




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



Nathaniel Warth’s bagged BMW E28 on BBS RS’




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



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



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



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



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



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




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



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



Tom Waller’s static ’59 VW Beetle




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



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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Players Classic 2017

Date: 17 June 2017

Location: Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester


Words & Photos by Henry Phull


There’s no better way to describe Players Classic than to call it the UK’s premium event for modified cars. Everything here is just cool. I always look forward to this one because of the historic venue, Goodwood Motor Circuit, which is transformed and packed-out with high quality show cars for one day a year. If variation is what you want, then this event does this oh so well… Walking through the show you’ll be presented with everything from pristine Porsche 356’s, to drift cars, lowriders, and everything in between – and, luckily for us, plenty of slammed vehicles. Players Classic is a pre-approved event, which means the show organisers (Carl Taylor & Jay McToldridge) spend a lot of time choosing which cars will gain a place in the show, and decide on where they’ll be placed. Clearly, they’ve become rather good at selecting a suitable mixture of absolute quality – the cars on display definitely seem to be getting better and better each year, they’ve got this on point. It’s forever expanding too, which means if you’re not lucky enough to gain a space for your car within the immediate show area, there are now even more locations within Goodwood’s grounds in which you’d most likely be placed. This means there was even more to see this year, I’ve done my best to pick some of my favourites, so enjoy the Slam Sanctuary highlights below…


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



Meguiar’s Ford Crown Victoria on Air Lift suspension



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



Marcel Bäumer’s Mercedes-Benz W108 280SE on Air Lift suspension



Alex Rogers’ Audi S1 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LSR’s



Ryan Stewart’s supercharged Alpina B10 3.3 Touring on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s


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


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




Matt Glassup’s Porsche 964 on KW suspension & Eta Beta’s



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



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



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



Kiran Mistry’s Audi 80 saloon (S2 spec) on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform VCE’s



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



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



Car Audio & Security’s BMW E30 M3 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform OZT’s



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



Jordan Warren’s Rocket Bunny Mazda RX-7 on AirREX / Air Lift suspension & WORK Meister R’s



Jay McToldridge’s Datsun 260Z on Rotiform GTB’s



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



Victor Korotkov’s Audi C7 A6 Avant on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & Rotiform HUR’s



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





Angus Munro’s Porsche 964 on Air Lift suspension & BBS Super-RS’



Josh Mussell’s static Nissan 350Z on WORK Meister L1’s



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



Shaun Morris’ Mk1 Vauxhall Astra on GAZ suspension & Ronal Racing wheels



Harvey Howe’s BMW E82 on Air Lift suspension & OZ Breyton’s



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



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



Tristan Holmes’ Jaguar XKR on BAGS by OCD / Air Lift suspension & BBS Paris Oyster’s



John Meade’s 1983 Ford Escort on banded steels w/Chevrolet hubcaps



Ethan Sexton’s BMW E30 / Carlos Gomez’s BMW E36, both on Air Lift suspension

@ethansexton / @carlos_g88


Adam King’s bagged Chevrolet C10



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



Car Audio & Security’s Ford Mustang on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform KPS’



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



Lukas’ BMW E34 540i/6 Touring on BC Racing suspension & OZ Mito’s



Chris Williams’ Porsche 964 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LHR’s



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



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




Charlie Dunn’s Audi B7 RS4 on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & Rotiform IND-T centrelocks



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



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


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



Jamie Gough’s track-spec Mk2 Ford Escort



Josh Stokes’ BMW E46 M3 on Air Lift suspension & Carline CM6’s



Greg Robins’ Mitsubishi Evo X on Airdynamiks / AccuAir suspension & BBS LM’s



Danny Webster’s bagged Ford Fiesta on Speedline Mistral’s




Chris Downes’ 1965 Chevrolet Impala on hydraulic suspension



Players Classic has always been lucky with the weather (bar a rather harsh freak-downpour a couple of years back), but 2017’s show was certainly the hottest one yet! Monster Energy were on hand giving out plenty of energy drinks to keep everyone hydrated, and they even brought down their sponsored British Drift champion ‘Baggsy’ and his PS13 for a few drift displays on the track. Furthermore, keeping up with the venue’s motorsport heritage, there was also a track-day happening simultaneously throughout the day, with all sorts of cars going out. So, there was plenty to see if you did happen to get bored of wandering around show cars. Players Classic’s overall package is everything you want from a car show. It’s great news to hear that 2018’s event will be held over two days, it sounds like it’s about to get a whole lot bigger – I can’t wait to see what they have planned!




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Tradition. Recrafted. – A day with Meguiar’s Mirror Bright range

Words & Photos by Henry Phull


If you’re a car enthusiast, it’s highly likely that you endeavor to keep your pride and joy squeaky clean. However, with so many different cleaning products on the market, it’s hard to decide which products to start with. Luckily, Meguiar’s have released a new kit with all the essentials for keeping your car clean. Founded all the way back in 1901, there’s no doubt that you’ve heard of the brand… And with so many years experience in the car care industry, you know you can feel safe using their products. In fact, we already use their gear on our cars, so when we heard that they’d had just released a new range, we were eager to try it! The Mirror Bright collection sees the company revisit their roots, mimicking their old school glass bottles and metal screw tops with a modern-day plastic interpretation, for a vintage feel. With classic branding in black and white, the kit is designed to fit right in with classic cars. The Mirror Bright products are made up of completely new formulas too, for a premium performance and user experience – Meguiar’s tell us that these are truly high-quality items. Of course, with such a cool looking product range, we had to get our hands on it to try out on some classic cars. Our friends at Meguiar’s UK kindly sent over some gear, so we called up a few friends and decided to make a day of it and use the products on the cars.


The classic style Mirror Bright kit bag looks right at home in Doey’s classic interior


The Mirror Bright range consists of all the cleaning essentials: Polishing Wax, Detailing Spray, Automobile Shampoo, Wheel Cleaner and Leather Lotion


Naturally, we needed some Meguiar’s essentials to fully test the new range; microfibre wash mitts and towels, Water Magnet drying towels and a few Applicator pads (not pictured)




First up, we got to grips with the Mirror Bright Automobile Shampoo. With a hefty 1.4 litre bottle, you’re getting a lot for your money (RRP £18.00). It’s formulated for all automobile finishes, and Meguiar’s states that it’s been refined by over 110 years of experience and R&D. The texture of the shampoo itself is equally awesome – a carnuaba milk formula that cleans AND waxes while washing. It’s also designed specifically to work hand-in-hand with the Mirror Bright Polishing Wax, which we’ll look at later.



The Meguiar’s Microfibre wash mitt makes it easy to apply the shampoo



Chris showing that the Shampoo works just as well on his vinyl-wrapped Lexus IS200


Doey rinses the shampoo off of his BMW E21


The Meguiar’s Water Magnet drying towel worked wonders, soaking up any remaining water





Next up, we tried out the Mirror Bright Wheel Cleaner (650ml bottle priced at RRP £13.00). All of our friends run polished wheels and they often have trouble finding a wheel cleaner that is actually safe to use on their valuable wheels. Luckily the Mirror Bright Wheel Cleaner is gentle enough that it’s safe on all types including painted, aluminium, chromed and polished wheels.


Doey rinses down his wheels first before applying the product


The pH balanced soaps and special ingredients easily dissolve brake dust remnants, with the liquid turning purple after a few minutes


Another essential rinse was required to wash away the remaining product once it had done its job


The results were brilliant, with no harm done to Doey’s polished CCWs




For the best clean, polishing is absolutely essential for a proper shine and overall paint protection. The Mirror Bright Polishing Wax is sold in a 414ml bottle, with an RRP of £22.50. Meguiar’s use unique natural and synthetic ingredients to gently polish all painted finishes, revealing a maximum gloss, depth of colour and “Mirror Bright” reflections. Once again, this product is safe for all glossy paint types including lacquers, enamels and clear coats.


The screw-top bottle makes it ideal to pour onto the Meguiar’s Applicator pad


Sean applies the product to his BMW E36 using the Applicator pad, and buffs with a Microfibre towel


The result is a true mirror-like reflection!




Detailing spray, or “quick detailer” as it’s known to most people, is probably the most essential item for any car-show goer. It’s the perfect finishing touch to get that show-shine finish super quickly on arrival to an event, or simply in between washes. The Mirror Bright Detailing Spray (650ml bottle for RRP £13.00) cleans both exterior AND interior surfaces. It’s made up of a non-scratch formula and safe for all paint types. Seeing as we already cleaned the cars properly, we decided to try the Detailing Spray on an interior.


Carlos sprays the product directly onto a Microfibre towel before applying to the interior of his BMW E36


It worked a treat and left a great shine on the whole interior, including the doorcards, dashboard, centre console, instruments and even the front and rear screens




Finally, we ended with the Mirror Bright Leather Lotion (available in a 414ml bottle for RRP £12.00). This is an impressive product to clean, condition and protect your leather interior with. It’s made up of gentle cleaners that help to remove dirt and grime that has attached itself to your leather over time. It’s even packed with UV Sunscreens that help prevent sun rays from fading your seats.



Carlos pours the Leather Lotion onto a Meguiar’s Applicator pad, before applying to his BMW Vader leather seats. As you can see, the pad picked up plenty of dirt.


After application, a Microfibre towel was used to buff off the excess product, instantly leaving a revitalised, natural looking interior – no slipperiness or fake-looking shine here!


Cleaning done, everyone stands back to admire their work


The two bagged BMWs looking super shiny


Carlos’ ceramic polished OZ Futuras looking like new after a dose of Mirror Bright Wheel Cleaner



The static boys, looking “Mirror-bright”!


Sean’s Carline CM6s also came up amazingly


You don’t often see a wrapped car looking this shiny




After spending a whole day with the Mirror Bright range, we can safely say that these kits will be in our boots for the rest of the show season. Everyone loved the products, from an application point of view (perfect sized triggers on spray bottles, and quick release screw top lids on the others making for easy pouring), and of course from the actual results. The cars were actually left with a true “Mirror Bright” shine. Plus, the products themselves look damn cool, too – The vintage branding goes hand-in-hand with our favourite sorts of cars, classics! All the products tested are available now individually, or as a complete package. Check out the Meguiar’s UK website below and join the revolution of car care products.


More info on Meguiar’s UK:

Meguiar’s UK website & online store

Meguiar’s UK on Instagram

Meguiar’s UK on Facebook


The cars:

BMW E21 – Steven Doe – @doeboyfresh

BMW E36 coupe – Carlos Gomez – @carlos_g88

BMW E36 ‘vert – Sean Crompton – @s_crompton

Lexus IS200 – Chris Phillips – @chrispy_clean




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