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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?

 

BONUS GALLERY

 

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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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The Learning Curve – Ethan Sexton’s 1990 BMW E30 318is

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

Looking back on 2017, I think it’s fair to say that the E30 has easily been one of the most fashionable cars in the ‘stance’ scene, which is kind of weird, considering how much prices have soared. That said, buying one now would be a justified investment for the future, as values are only going to continue to rise, so maybe that’s what everyone’s doing? Or could it be down to the fact that the E30 is still one of the most enjoyable, driver-oriented, and beautiful, cars that money can buy? Probably a mixture. Well, with so many examples out in the wild, you do have to filter through them to find the real gems, which brings us to Ethan Sexton’s gorgeous 318is, one E30 that’s been on our radar for a while now. Having owned the car for almost five years, Ethan has put it through several guises during his ownership, but it wasn’t until earlier this year that I felt the car was at its best, so, naturally, I was eager to set up a shoot.

 

 

Ethan’s story is like that of most BMW owners, it was a family affair. His dad happened to own a beaten up 325i Sport for a brief period, but long enough for Ethan to fall in love with BMWs… “I’ll never forget drifting around in it and realising how fun cars could be” he exclaims. The E30 was the car that truly sparked his interest in all things automotive, and when he turned 18, Ethan bought an E46 318ci. Although he loved the car itself, he was disappointed with its lack of power for a new, heavy car. That constant want of an E30 was at the back of his mind, and after seeing lots of modified examples online, he knew he had to have one for himself. The search was on!

 

 

It’s worth mentioning that before buying the E30, Ethan had no experience with modifying cars. It was the BMW that changed everything and allowed him to learn so many new skills. “I’ve had access to a fairly big workshop for the last few winters and I’d spend pretty much every evening there with friends just messing around with each other’s cars”. So the E30 that Ethan ended up buying, was a 1990 318is, which he selected over the normal 318 due to the “is” model being a fair bit quicker and sportier looking. Unfortunately, a straight-six model was out of the question at the time because of high insurance prices. Amazingly, Ethan found his Alpine White example under an hour away from home, owned by a Volkswagen enthusiast who had only owned it for a short period.

 

 

“I literally knew nothing about cars when I bought the car” Ethan explains… “But I had seen a white E30 online, it was slightly lowered and on BBS RS’. At the time, plans to get the car looking anywhere near similar to the one I’d seen online seemed very unrealistic, but things soon spiraled out of control!”. Ethan started out by doing everything cheaply to get the car looking how he had imagined as quickly as possible, but soon came to realise that it was worth investing more money when buying parts, especially considering he never wants to sell the car.

 

 

At first, Ethan fitted some cheap JOM coilovers, but quickly became sold on the idea of air suspension. “It gives you the flexibility to use the car practically, as well as being able to have it looking exactly as you want it when aired out” Ethan explains. Plus, his girlfriend was living in Birmingham at the time, so driving up from Southampton regularly was out of the question for a very low static car, and the 318is M42 sump sits incredibly low, too. “I still find it surprising how many people expect a car on air suspension to handle extremely poorly… to me at least, I think it’s perfect for a road car. And not soft/sloppy as many people expect.”

 

 

Ethan decided to go for an Air Lift Performance setup with AutoPilot V2 management for his air suspension package. At the time, he wasn’t clued up on air ride, and had heard plenty of great reviews of Air Lift products. He opted to visit his local installer, Shakey at Studio Incar who ended up fitting a completely custom setup, as an E30-specific kit hadn’t been released at the time. Shakey had experience with E30’s, having bagged Nick Sahota’s M3 previously, the first bagged E30 M3 in the UK (Click here to check out that feature!). Shakey also created a bespoke hardline boot setup at the same time, although Ethan eventually wanted his spare wheel and boot space back. As a result, he’s reworked the installation and is now running an air tank mounted on the rear parcel shelf which looks super cool.

 

 

Getting a classic car sitting right isn’t usually just as simple as installing the bags. Ethan has fitted a new shallow sump to allow the car to air out even lower. Plus, the rear subframe was dropped to fit a CAtuned camber kit, designed to remove negative camber which the E30 chassis naturally gains once lowered. Ethan mounted the kit in the opposite way to gain more negative camber. At the same time, he fitted Revshift poly bushes on everything, along with Powerflex front lollypop bushes. The car now sits extremely well. Evidently, it was worth the extra effort!

 

 

Looking into the cockpit, “It’s always been a bit mix and match, due to me always changing my mind about things and cheap seats coming up for sale” Ethan laughs… The E30 actually started off with the standard “is” interior, then to a set of OMP retro/classic bucket seats, and finally to a pair of Recaros removed from a Rover. These grace the car currently, along with a Nardi Deep Corn wood steering wheel and matching gear knob. Ethan then sourced a new carpet to update the original retired example, and dyed it from grey to black, along with the rear bench. Being a bit of an audiophile too, he wanted to update the retro audio system, opting for Hertz component front speakers and a JL Audio subwoofer.

 

 

Believe it or not, the first wheels that Ethan purchased for the car were a set of BBS RS’ reps.. yes, REPLICA wheels. Although we’ll forgive him, as he later saw sense and fitted a set of brand new 17″ Schmidt TH-Lines which he ran for quite a while – they looked great. Now, however, things have been switched up again with a set of 16″ Carline/Dyna CM2’s. “I knew I wanted some new wheels but couldn’t decide what to go for, until my decision was finally influenced by Sean Crompton’s E36 on Carline CM6s, so when I saw that Prakash Thanky was selling his CM2s off of his E21, I just had to go for them” Ethan explains.

 

 

After roughly measuring the car, Ethan let excitement get the better of him and went to pick up the CM2s regardless of not being sure whether they’d fit. Often with second-hand wheels, they don’t. Amazingly, the rears did fit just as he’d imagined, but the front wheels did have to be rebuilt with 3″ lips, changing them from 8J’s to 9J’s, and still required 15mm spacers to get them to fit exactly as he wanted. “Fitting tyres to them was a nightmare, due to the inside design of the barrels, the usual tyre shops were unable to fit the tyre sizes I was after and I ended up driving back to Luton, where I’d bought the wheels from, to see Faz at Specialist Tyres, who had come up with a method of fitting the tyres and got them on with no issues” he recalls. The wheels are now 16×9 up front with 195/40 tyres, and 16×10 rears with 215/40 tyres. As a result of the wheel building and work to get the front end lower and having the arches rolled, Ethan now has that glorious arch-to-lip fitment he desired.

 

 

Bodywise, Ethan has replaced the bonnet and both front wings due to their poor condition. At the same time, he had the “is” bootlid spoiler removed, although he now slightly regrets doing so. Various front lips have been fitted over the years, including a Reiger-style lip, which ended up in two pieces! He’s now settled for a genuine “is” lip and side skirts. Aside from that, you’ll also notice the euro-style yellow lights which compliment the Alpine White bodywork nicely. The M42 engine remains stock (other than the shallow sump, and the addition of a K&N air filter), but he did, however, have a complete custom stainless exhaust fabricated by Powerflow in Totton for a sportier driving experience.

 

 

Having recently bought himself a remapped BMW 123d daily driver, Ethan can now keep the E30 on the driveway and tinker with it as and when he pleases, without having to worry about it every day. With no plans to get rid, I get the feeling it will be a forever ongoing project. With a car like this, there’s always something do to, and Ethan absolutely loves a challenge and admits that the car is constantly changing (there are even talks of an M50/M52 swap in the future). Props to him for keeping at it for so long, his hard work has definitely paid off and he should be proud to have built himself one of the most eye-catching E30’s in the UK. Let’s see what next year brings!

 

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@ethansexton on Instagram

 

 

 

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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

@rajsangha964

 

 

 

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

@doeboyfresh

(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

@htsmotorsport

 

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

@amarrrrr

 

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

@richie_milestone71

 

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

@littlejakebmx

 

 

Meguiar’s Ford Crown Victoria on Air Lift suspension

@meguiarsuk

 

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

@rajsangha964

 

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

@christian.bsln

 

 

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

@sency_mk1

 

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

@shannonmkiely

 

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

@7th.seal

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

 

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

@jamesyesyesbrown

 

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

@jake_stanford91

 

 

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

@st4rk3y

 

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

@hapsss

 

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

@s30bmx

 

Ameet Sagoo’s Volkswagen Mk1 Jetta on BBS RS’

@ameetsagoo

 

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

@gus247

 

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

@robmk2

 

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

@crescenttyres

 

 

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

@johnnyvicemercy

 

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

@players_vex

 

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

@parm_m3@rajsangha964

 

 

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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Gravity 2017

Date: 16 July 2017

Location: NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

When I think of SlammedUK, variation comes to mind. Regardless of their name, the brand is essentially an open book when it comes to their following of modified cars, which is why their show ‘Gravity’ appeals to all sorts of cars in the community. Following the success of last year’s debut event, Gravity returned to Stoneleigh Park for a second year. I was seriously impressed with last year, but I have to say, the latest offering completely blew 2016 away in terms of cars, trade, music, and the sheer amount of public attendees. So, another congratulations is in order for Jordan and his team at SlammedUK! Whether you’re into Volkswagens, BMWs, Lowriders, RWBs, or Jap cars… the list goes on. Gravity had it all within two huge indoor halls, as well a vast outdoor area (apologies – our booth was so busy that I didn’t get a chance to photograph outside this time!). I managed to sneak around the show before it opened to the public to capture a few of our favourite cars. Take a look below…

 

PROFUSION Customs’ Porsche 964 RWB on Work Meister S1’s

@profusioncustoms

 

Mark Loony’s Honda Civic EK on hydraulic suspension & BBS RS’

@looooony

 

Alex Hurd’s BMW E46 330ci on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & WORK Meister’s

@e46_alex

 

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

@hapsss

 

 

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

@likehelldesign

 

Lewis Parker’s Volkswagen UP! on Air Lift suspension & OZ Futura’s

@l3wup

 

Jean Colaert’s bagged Audi B5 A4 on WORK Equip 3-spoke’s

@caps_b5 

 

 

Leeroy Makewell’s Volkswagen Mk5 Golf on Air Lift suspension & Bentley’s

@leeroymak

 

Matt Hollands’ bagged BMW E38 on Style297’s

@matt__hollands

 

Tom Grimshaw’s Audi Q5 on AccuAir suspension & Ferrada FR4’s

@tomlg_q5

 

Zoe Langley’s Mazda MX5 on Air Lift suspension & WORK Meister CR01’s

@mx5zoe94

 

 

Corey Nolan’s BMW F32 435i on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & OZ Futura’s

@corey.nolan

 

Lydia El-Hoss’ static Honda S2000 on Schmidt Revolution Tracer Tech 2’s

@l2k_

 

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

@e30_parr

 

 

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

@lamodz_official

 

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

@ccwill1975

 

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

@a4lexx

 

 

Arfan Talib’s Mercedes-Benz W126 “Trasco” 1000SEL on BBS RF’s

@arfan.retrobling

 

Mikel Roe’s Volkswagen Mk6 Jetta on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & OZ Futura’s

@mikey_plush

 

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

@j_airx7

 

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

@fazalicious

 

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

@immi_001

 

Jamie Warne’s BMW E31 840ci on Air Lift suspension & custom-built 3pc Alpina’s

@bm.sharky

 

 

Jens Evensen’s Pandem-kitted Porsche Cayman S on Air Lift suspension & WatercooledIND MD1’s

@jens_tbgstance

 

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

@josh_stokes

 

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

@y2_etc

 

 

Ross Firth’s Ford Fiesta ST on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’

@rossfirth_

 

Jemima Cox’s Volkswagen Polo 9n3 on Air Lift suspension & Autostrada Modena’s

@jemimacox

 

Matt Honeywill’s Subaru Impreza WRX on Air Lift suspension

@yellowbits

 

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

@dte46 / @wheel_unique

 

 

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

@doeboyfresh

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

 

What a selection of cars… (and yes, I’m aware there’s quite a few E46 M3’s in there, but with so many great examples in the scene at the moment, I couldn’t help myself!). I’d just like to say a big thanks to anyone that dropped by the Slam Sanctuary booth and picked up something in our exclusive Summer Sale. We pretty much sold out and we’ve finally said goodbye to our ‘Steering Wheel’, ‘Spark Plug’ and ‘Helmet’ tees – they won’t be printed again, however, we’ll be dropping a brand new capsule collection at FittedUK this weekend in Manchester, so make sure you stop by and check out the new gear. If you liked the previous collection, you’re definitely going to dig what we have coming up.

 

BONUS GALLERY

 

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SlammedUK on Instagram

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Spring ’17 – 10 Years of The Wheel Specialist Fareham

Date: 13 May 2017

Location: The Wheel Specialist Fareham, Hampshire

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

Back in the Spring of 2015 I was invited to an Open Day at The Wheel Specialist’s (TWS) Fareham branch. Not knowing what to expect, it turned out to be one of the biggest Southern event’s that I’ve attended with a surprisingly high standard of cars in attendance. Two years later, TWS got in touch to say they were organising another Open Day event to celebrate 10 years in business, and they wanted Slam Sanctuary to be involved. Naturally, I agreed, with the intention of targeting the sort of cars that we love – of the slammed variation of course. Well, TWS smashed it once again. The event was a huge success, with all sorts of cars taking over the surrounding industrial estate. With a DJ, burger van, a bar, and great coffee from The Splitscreen Barista, the vibe was perfectly chilled, giving us southerners a much-needed chance to catch up with one another as well as getting a chance to chat to TWS about their services and get an insight into what they do. With so many cool cars popping in and out throughout the day, I captured a few of my favourites, check them out…

 

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

@7th.seal

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

 

 

Tom Hams’ Volkswagen Scirocco on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform TMB‘s

@tomhamsyo

 

Chris Phillips’ BMW E36 on BC Racing coilovers & WORK Equip’s

@chrispy_clean

 

Sebastian Nowogrodzki’s BMW E24 653CSI on Air Lift suspension & Style5’s

@sebastiannowogrodzki

 

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

@ben_scenemedia

 

Nathan Pedersen’s Audi D2 A8 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform CCV‘s

@thinkitsabouttimesomeone

 

Nick Sahota’s Lamborghini Diablo

@nicksinghsahota

 

Joseph Cummins’ bagged BMW E38 on Alpina Dynamics

@666joseph

 

 

Carlos Gomez’ BMW E36 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’

@carlos_g88

(Click here to check out our feature on Carlos’ E36)

 

 

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

@doeboyfresh

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

 

 

Mark Riccioni’s Mazda RX-7 on Rotiform LAS-R’s

@mark_scenemedia

 

Nick Sahota’s Koenig Ferrari Testarossa

@nicksinghsahota

 

The Slam Sanctuary Audi C5 A6 Avant on Air Lift / AccuAir / BAGS by OCD suspension & Rotiform KPS

@henry_slamsanctuary

 

Sean Crompton’s BMW E36 on HSD coilovers & Carline CM6’s

@s_crompton

 

Vernon Kerr’s bagged Grumman LLV postal truck

@thewheelspecialist_fareham

 

Thomas Lenthall’s Mitsubishi Evo 6 on WORK Meister S1’s

@super_triple_l

 

Jake Nest’s Mazda RX-7 on Cosmis Racing XT-206R’s

@nest225