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Edition38 Show & Shine 2016

Date: 2-4 September 2016

Location: Overstone Park, Northampton


Words & Photos by Henry Phull


It’s that time again… Edition38! This is probably the most anticipated show of the year for Volkswagen and VAG fans. It’s essentially a camping event held over a long weekend, the ideal opportunity to get together with friends and cars. Thanks to plenty of night-time entertainment, people treat it as a party weekend, followed by one of the best Show & Shines in the country at the end of it. Edition has grown so much, that each year I notice a stronger presence of cars that have travelled over from Europe. This year was no exception, as I was blown away by plenty of examples from the Netherlands, Belgium, and France which stood out from everything else – showing us Brits how it should be done. Now, due to the weather being absolutely disgusting on the Friday and Saturday of the event, we skipped them and made our way up on Sunday (the main day for Show & Shine), where the rain stayed away, luckily. Props to everyone that camped all weekend in the wet and mud – that’s dedication! Enjoy our round-up, with some of the UK and Europe’s highest quality dubs.



Matthias Niestroj’s Mk1 Golf on BBS E50’s



Alois Hankofer’s Audi B8 RS4 Avant on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform QLB’s




George Wilson’s bagged Polo 6N2 on Gotti’s



Christian Pack’s bagged Seat Leon on VSP Type2’s



Stefan Vandenabeele’s Mk1 Golf on KEAN Suspensions & BBS E50’s




Richard van Rooij’s Mk5 Golf on Autostrada Modena’s


Jack Cammack’s bagged Skoda Fabia VRS on OZ Futura’s





PJ Dickman’s bagged Scirocco on RAD48 LR’s




 Oxford Car Audio’s Audi S5 on Audi S5 on Airlift / AccuAir suspension & Avant Garde F541′s



Sam Curtis’ Mk2 Golf GTI on Air Lift suspension & custom-built BBS RA splits



Stan Jalhay’s static Mk2 Golf GTI on BBS E50.2s




Adam Hodge’s Audi S3 on H&R suspension, Lamborghini BBK & 20″ Audi Rotor’s



Still Static’s Audi B8 on H&R suspension & Vossen LC105-T’s



Klaas van Schaijk’s Mk1 Golf GTI on centrelock BBS E50’s



Liam Handley’s Mk2 Polo Coupe GT on BBS RS’s




JC Asiat Nem’s Audi TT on Air Lift suspension



Nick de Rond’s bagged Mk3 Golf on face-mounted BBS RF’s



Aaron Would’s Lupo on Air Lift suspension & OZ Turbo’s



Ron Huijzer’s Porsche 964 on BBS LM’s



Vinyl Image’s Passat R36 on Air Lift suspension & Eta Beta VentiR’s



Emmanuelle Peereboom’s Mk1 Jetta



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



Justdent’s R32-swapped Mk1 Caddy on Fifteen52 F40 Tarmac’s



Dan Malley’s Mk2 Golf on D2 / Air Lift suspension & BBS RM’s



Ivo Kusters’ Volkswagen Mk1 Jetta on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS




Vladimir Uzelac’s Porsche 964 on stepped-up BBS RS’s




Heaven on Wheels’ Audi A5 Sportback on Air Lift suspension on ADV1 wheels




Steven Boeykens’ Audi A6 Avant on Air Lift suspension




Auto Finesse’s Mk2 Golf GTI 20vt on Air Lift suspension & Ronal Racing centrelock’s






Jack Belfield’s static Mk2 Polo Coupe 16v on BBS RS’s



Sebastien Lobry’s bagged Mk4 Bora on face-mounted Speedline Mistral’s



HR Autoworks’ 1957 Volkswagen Oval Beetle



Ben Rye’s bagged 1957 Volkswagen Oval Beetle ragtop on custom 3pc smoothies



Sole Flavours’ Mk4 Golf on AccuAir suspension & WORK VS-XX wheels




Richard Skinner’s bagged Santana LX on BBS RA’s



Daniel Wasilewski’s bagged Phaeton on Bentley wheels




Carl Shakespeare’s supercharged Mk3 Golf VR6 on OZ Ultraleggera’s



Gordon Milne’s bagged Mk4 Golf R32 on carbon BBS GT’s




Harry Chodha’s bagged Mk1 Golf Cabriolet on BBS RS’s



Tseerd Weulen Kranenberg’s Mk2 Golf Rallye



Simon Andrzejewski’s Mk2 Golf GTI 20vt on Air Lift suspension & OZ Futura’s




Alex Lambert’s bagged Polo




Barry Selwood’s bagged Mk1 Golf Cabriolet on BBS RS’s





Marco Tchan Schianchi’s Mk2 Golf G60 on BBS RF’s



Max Mummery’s Mk3 Golf on Air Lift suspension & BBS E50’s



EPS Motorsport’s 915hp Audi S1 Quattro on Rotiform LSR’s






Alex Buckingham’s bagged wide-arch VW Polo 6R on stepped-up BBS RS’s




Auto Finesse’s BBS-kitted VW Mk2 Golf on Air Lift suspension



Matty Loveridge’s Mk1 Golf Swallowtail on Air Lift suspension & BBS E76′s





Dan Gilligan’s Mk2 Golf Rallye on BBS E50’s





Fixawheel’s T5 on AirREX suspension & Rotiform CCV’s




Kristof Heyvaert’s static Mk2 Golf GTI on Ronal Racing wheels




Audis in the Park’s Audi B5 on BBS LM’s



Rob Palmer’s bagged Mk3 Golf VR6 on ceramic polished BBS RS’s



Kat Giles’ Audi Q3 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform KPS’s




GRM Northampton’s Mk7 Golf R on AirREX suspension & Cast13 wheels



Chris Halliday’s bagged Tiguan on BBS E88’s



The Install Company’s Type3 Fastback on Air Lift suspension



Jack Ellis’ Audi C5 A6 Allroad on BC Racing coilovers & Rotiform IND-T’s



Jack Buckley’s Mk3 Golf on Gotti’s



Jack Moody’s static BMW E38 740i



Jake Ryan’s M52-swapped BMW E30 on Air Lift suspension & OZ Futura’s



BMW E30 on hydraulic suspension & Schmidt Modern-Line’s



BMW E34 on BBS RF’s




We sneaked in a few photographs of BMW’s, naturally, as you can often find plenty of non-VAG cars dotted around outside the show field, trying their best to join in. Looking at Volkswagens all day can sometimes become a little boring for us – Edition is one of the few shows left that has still stuck to the ‘VAG only’ rule, but fair play to them, they are still attracting the numbers and going strong, this is was their 16th show! But it still makes you wonder – will they ever give in and let other marques be part of the show? Time will tell. Despite the rain, it looked like most people had a fantastic weekend. Thanks to the Edition38 team for having us, we’ll be back.


More info on Edition38:

Edition38 website

Edition38 on Facebook

Edition38 on Instagram


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Auto Grüppe’s Summer Run 2016

Date: 29 August 2016

Location: Southsea seafront, Hampshire


Words & Photos by Henry Phull


Auto Grüppe organised an event back in 2014… the congregation of some incredible cars at Beaconsfield services on the M40, followed by a leisurely drive to the rendezvous point at Southsea seafront in Hampshire, for a chilled evening with friends and cars. To this day, it remains one of the coolest gatherings that I’ve attended in the UK. I’ve been patiently waiting for the guys to plan the next one – This year they finally got their act together and set a date for the second event. The idea was exactly the same as before (why change something that worked so well, right?), another cruise from Beaconsfield down to Southsea. I decided to skip the convoy and meet up with everyone in Southsea along with a few other Southerners, seeing as we live around the area, anyway. When I arrived, there were already plenty of modified cars trying to take over the Avenue where the meet was being held – unfortunately it was a bank holiday Monday after a big music festival held at the same location, so there were a few vans and tractors moving about and clearing up the rubbish from the weekend, but we made the most of it and it didn’t seem to spoil the vibe. To top it off, the weather was glorious.


Steve Howson’s Mercedes-Benz 190E Cosworth on OZ Futura’s



Ash Squires’ 1987 Mk2 Toyota Soarer on Tein coilovers & SSR Mk1′s



Matthew Dear’s BMW E91 on Fifteen52 Tarmac’s




Georgia Barker-Wright’s static VW Lupo on WORK Meister CR01′s




Carl Shakespeare’s supercharged Mk3 Golf VR6 on OZ Ultraleggera’s




Billy Callow’s BMW E21



Carlos Gomez’s static BMW E36 on BBS Style19′s




Ryan Bosh’s Nissan SR13 on Extreme Offset Wheels



Sam Eaton’s Volkswagen Polo 6R on Air Lift suspension & Fifteen52 Tarmac’s




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



Adam Burton’s Mercedes-Benz W123 on hydraulic suspension




Steve Fraser’s Audi S3 saloon on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform KPS’s



Curtis Hughes’ bagged Volkswagen Polo 6R




Zak Starr’s Nissan Skyline GTR R32 on Cosmis Racing XT-005R’s



Jamie Salmon’s static wide-arch turbo’d Mercedes-Benz C250 on banded steels



Ryan Powell’s bagged Mk3 Golf VR6 on BBS LM’s


(click here to check out our feature on Ryan’s Mk3)



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


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



Bobby Valentino’s wide-body Honda Integra DC5 Type R on AccuAir suspension & BBS RS’s




Ethan Sexton’s BMW E30 318is on Air Lift suspension & Schmidt TH-Line’s




Mark Webb’s Nissan 200SX



Jack Hill’s Seat Leon Cupra




This was the sort of evening that sticks with you.. even more so than the typical car show, and don’t worry, not your average car park meet. It was definitely refreshing to see a turnout of quality vehicles take over a picturesque Avenue – particularly when you get such a beautiful sunset in the background. I think the photos speak for themselves, so props to Auto Grüppe for hosting yet another successful ‘Summer Run’. So this has got me thinking, we already have ‘Homegrown’ in West London and ‘Dub Club’ in the Midlands… perhaps we need something like this more frequently down on the south coast. What do you guys think? Leave your thoughts in the comments.


More info on Auto Grüppe:

Auto Grüppe website

Auto Grüppe on Facebook

Auto Grüppe on Instagram


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VW Days 2016

Date: 18/19 June 2016

Location: Seraucourt-le-Grand, France


Words & Photos by Henry Phull


This year is all about the European car shows here at Slam Sanctuary. I’d heard numerous good things about VW Days, which is organised every year by ‘Club Golf Ile de France’ and held in a quiet town just outside of Saint Quentin. This is nice for us Brits as the venue is less than a two-hour drive from the Calais terminal, and essentially one stress-free smooth toll road. Being a two day event, we set off on the Saturday morning from the Eurotunnel and decided to stay overnight in a hotel just ten minutes away, although for a majority of the show goers, it’s all about the camping experience. This year though, the weather on Saturday was horrendous – so I’m glad I had a hotel room! The rain put a few people off on day one making it a washout, but come Sunday the sun was out and the show transformed into something epic. I even came home with some sunburn! Much like when we were in Belgium, it was a nice change to see what the Europeans are building.  To adhere to the name VW Days, the event is very VAG-orientated, understandably, with a few exceptions that you’ll find throughout the article. All in all, I was blown away by the variety of builds and the sheer size of the show. Here are the cars that stood out from the crowd…




Marcel Klok’s Audi R8 on HP Drivetech/AccuAir suspension & BBS LM’s



Adam King’s Mercedes-Benz W220 on AccuAir suspension & Rotiform TMB’s



Carl Shakespeare’s supercharged Mk3 Golf VR6 on OZ Ultraleggera’s



George Wilson’s bagged VW Polo 6N2 on Gotti’s



Romain Buffaumene’s Renault 5 GT Turbo on OZ Futura’s





Charly Lannoy’s Audi TT on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform BRU’s



Lorenzo Magnani’s Mk1 Scirocco on BBS RM’s



Alexis Hue’s custom Beetle


Guillaume Michaud’s static Mk1 Golf Swallowtail on BBS E52’s



Nick de Rond’s bagged Mk3 Golf on face-mounted BBS RF’s



Christophe Waterplas’ Audi S5 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform IND-T’s




Romuald Dubreuil’s bagged Mk2 Golf on Ronal Racing wheels



Jack Dinsdale’s Audi TT on Air Lift suspension & Fifteen52 Tarmac’s



Air Lift Performance’s Mk7 Golf R



Stefan Vandenabeele’s Mk1 Golf on KEAN Suspensions & BBS E50’s




Kristof Heyvaert’s Mk2 Golf G60 on Ronal Racing wheels



BD Clean’s Mk2 Golf VR6 Turbo on BBS RS’




Vladimir Uzelac’s Porsche 964 on stepped-up BBS RS’s



Mercedes-Benz 560SEC



Gary Lux’s Porsche Panamera 4S on HP Drivetech suspension & OZ wheels




Twan Niemeijer’s static Corrado G60 on Ronal Racing wheels



Dylan Caels’ Mk2 Jetta on Speedline wheels




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


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


Alex Hurd’s BMW E46 330ci on Air Lift suspension & Fifteen52 Tarmacs



Benoit Couty’s Mk2 Golf on BBS E50’s


Matthieu Salomé’s static Porsche 944 on Tramont Cup wheels




Warwick French’s Audi RS3 on Air Lift suspension & 19″ Fifteen52 Tarmac 348′s



Jamie Mctoldridge’s Mercedes-Benz W123 230CE on Air Lift suspension



Quentin Ghysens’ Audi S3 on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & Awlest QG.001′s



Haiko Hartmann’s Audi C7 A6 Avant on AccuAir suspension & WatercooledIND LP1’s




Marco Pereira’s Mk5 Golf on AccuAir suspension & stepped-up BBS RF’s




Matt Carter’s Audi A5 on AccuAir suspension & custom Brabus Monoblock 3’s




Marcel Bäumer’s bagged Mercedes-Benz W108 280SE





Klaas van Schaijk’s Mk1 Golf



Alex Wright’s G60-swapped Mk1 Golf on BBS E30 magnesium wheels



Richard Payne’s Porsche 964 on on KW Suspension and Rotiform STR’s




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



Dionisio Silva’s Audi R8 on Rotiform BLQ’s



G’Rèm Verson’s Mk3 Golf on OZ Futura’s


Joe Stubbs’ Mercedes-Benz E350 on HP Drivetech/AccuAir suspension & Rotiform YVR’s





Ivan Manevtsov’s Mk3 Vento on Air Lift suspension & KW Turbo’s



Ilce Ilievski’s Mercedes-Benz W124 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’s




Phillipe Serexhe’s Audi B8 A4 Avant on AccuAir suspension & WORK VS’s


Wil LY’s Audi 80 on BBS RS



Fabien Boiselle’s bagged Mk2 Golf on face-mounted OZ Futura’s




Yoan Joaquim’s VW Mk5 Golf on Air Lift suspension & BBS E28′s



Our Audi C5 A6 Avant on Air Lift / Bags by OCD / AccuAir suspension & Rotiform IND-T’s



Brieuc Le Gall’s Mk3 Golf GTI on Air Lift suspension & Speedline Mistral’s



Dani Comd’s Audi Allroad on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform IND-T’s





Maxime Batibat’s Bora on face-mounted Speedline Mistral’s




Steve Fraser’s Audi S3 saloon on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform KPS’s



Rooth Jenkins’ Mk3 Audi TT on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform BLQ’s



Stephan Calles’ bagged Volkswagen B8 Passat estate on BBS RS2



Cris Chile’s Mk3 Golf cabriolet on BBS RF’s


Matt Clifford’s BMW E31 840ci on Air Lift suspension & BBS Bugatti EB110′s



Julian Göttschkes’ Audi 100LS on HP Drivetech/AccuAir suspension



Eddy Chhlang’s Mk2 Golf on BBS RS’s


Florent Arnaud’s Mk5 Golf


Romain Courtant’s Audi A5 on Air Lift suspension & BMW X5 wheels



Steven Foxall’s static BMW M50-turbo’d E30 on Schmidt TH-Line’s





Florian Nicol’s static Mk2 Golf on custom-built BBS RA splits



Kevin’s bagged B3 Passat



Benjamin Dubois’ bagged Mk5 Golf on BBS GT’s


Francois Karikari’s Mk1 Golf TDI on BBS RS’s



Jo Ritchie’s Mk3 Golf cabriolet on BBS RF’s



Juan van Oversteyns’ BMW E28 525i on D2 Racing coilovers & stepped-up BBS RS’s




Matt Woodgate’s Porsche 997 on HP Drivetech/Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LHR’s



What a variation, right? The quality of cars was just phenomenal, and it’s hardly surprising that so many people from the UK make the trip over for VW Days. It’s a petrolhead’s dream short break, whether you camp and enjoy the party onsite, or decide to hotel it and experience the local town that becomes completely taken over by modified cars from all over Europe – similar to a mini-Wörthersee in fact. Many thanks to Club Golf IDF for having us, we’ll certainly be back again! Our next European adventure will take us to M.I.V.W. in August. Until then, see you all at the coming UK events.


More info on Club Golf IDF & VW Days:

Club Golf IDF website

Club Golf IDF on Facebook

Club Golf IDF on Instagram


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Eurosunday 2015

Location: Lommel, Belgium

Date: 7 June 2015


Words & Photos by Henry Phull



Eurosunday is one of those European shows I’ve been wanting to go to ever since I started Slam Sanctuary. It’s the show that everyone always raves to me about. I thought I’d be missing it yet again this year – mainly due to low funds having recently spent too much on my project car. Sounds familiar, right? However, flashback to 8pm on the Saturday night before the show, and I received a message from my friend Mark saying “Eurosunday….?”. After a few minutes of laughing at each other, we checked the Euro Tunnel prices, £60 return. Doable! Belgium and back in one day… it seemed like madness, considering we are all the way in Bournemouth – 170 miles from Folkestone. But thinking about it, what else were we going to do on a Sunday? Alarms set for 3.30am, we set off at 4am and thrashed the Mk4 to the Euro Tunnel, with a McDonald’s breakfast and coffee stop tied in of course. To our dismay and after our stupidly early start, we arrived at the Euro Tunnel terminal only to be told there were delays of up to two hours… we weren’t impressed!



Once we finally boarded the train, a brief 40 minutes later we were in Calais, and set off straight away to the show venue. As we were now running late, we gunned it through the short stretch of France and over the border, making our way past Antwerp and then through the delightful countryside into Lommel. We only stopped once for a toilet break by the side of the road! The venue itself was situated in the nearby industrial estate, completely abandoned from the public, making it an ideal venue to host a car show.


We arrived just after Midday, and I was shocked at the sheer amount of cars in the show, it was definitely bigger than anything I’m used to in the UK. Plus to make things even better, it was super hot. After a quick glance at the cars whilst queuing to get in, we both knew we’d made the right decision to do this crazy last minute trip. Anyway, sit back, and let me take you through my show highlights…


Roberto Polo’s Vento front-ended Mk3 Golf on Air Lift bags and colour coded OZ Futura’s


Misha Strik’s Mk2 Golf on Eta Beta Turbo’s

I learnt that Misha, a good friend of the show organisers, unfortunately passed away recently… His friends and family are still taking his Mk2 to shows and keeping the dream alive, awesome!



Jan-pieter Luca’s Volkswagen K70 bagged on a custom KEAN Suspensions setup






Nato Stark Luis’ Mk4 R32 Golf


Matthias Niestroj’s Mk1 Golf


Danny Swartz’s bagged Beetle on the Streetcustoms.nl stand


Matt Clifford’s bagged BMW 840ci on 19″ Rotiform LHR’s on the Watercooled Society stand


Will Smith’s bagged VW Polo 6n2 on Rotiform TMB’s


Bryan De Bondt’s Audi A3 on OZ Futura’s


Matt Payne’s Mk2 Skoda Fabia running Air Lift suspension and 17″ SSR 3pc wheels on the Only Charged Dubs stand


KEAN Suspensions’ bagged Audi A6 Allroad on 22″ Vossen CVT’s


Ost Wesley’s Audi S3 sedan dumped on AccuAir suspension and Rotiform DAB’s


Anton Harnie’s BMW E82 123d, with custom KEAN Suspensions air ride and VIP Modular VRS15 Concave wheels



Keviin Do’s Mk6 Golf on OZ Futura’s from Luxembourg


James Harper’s Audi S3 on air and 19″ OZ Racing centrelocks


Jeffrey Paulusse’s Mk4 R32 Golf on Air Lift suspension and BBS E88 split rims



Davy Binst’s VW Beetle


John Vinx’s VW Passat on ACT split rims


Bart Liekens’ Mk2 Golf on BBS RF’s


Patrick Kreuz’s bagged Mercedes-Benz 190E W201


Julian Loose’s widebody B5 Audi RS4 on RAD48 LR 2.0 wheels and R8 ceramic front brakes



Georgie Marlow’s Mk1 Golf on ceramic polished BBS RM’s


Indy Virk’s static VW Passat “Stilltaxi” on Audi S8 wheels


Steve Fraser and Kats Giles’ Mk6 and Mk5 Golfs running Felgen Werkes’ ceramic polished Rotiforms


Kats Giles’ wide-arch Mk5 Golf on Air Lift suspension


Pro-Art’s BMW E90 with M3 body kit conversion and KEAN Suspensions air install


Andreas Langen’s bagged Audi Avant


Kiran Mistry’s Mk1 Golf on Air Lift suspension and BBS E50’s


Jamie McToldridge’s static G60-powered Mk1 Golf


Coenen Joery’s Mini GP running Robert Racing Airride (on AP coilovers) and Rotiform VCE’s


Wulteput Dietrich’s TA22 Toyota Celica GT on air ride



Kristof Mombaerts’ Porsche 964 sitting on gold-centred Rotiform LVS’s


Mark Allen’s Mk4 Golf estate “Wilma” with custom air ride, Bora front-end conversion and Eta Beta split rims


Faz Ahmed’s Calypso BMW E30 ‘vert on Air Lift bags and 16″ 7.5j & 8.5j BBS RS’s


Prakash Thanky’s BMW E21 with M50B25 engine conversion, Air Lift custom suspension and Carline CM2 splits with 3″ and 4″ dishes




Wim Ronal’s Mk2 Golf 4-door on OZ Turbo split rims


Mark Van de Watering’s bagged Audi Avant on polished Rotiform BWE’s


Dennis Werweissdasschon’s Mk3 Golf on 3-spokes



Maarten’s Porsche 964 sitting on BBS E88’s and KW V3 HLS suspension


 RM Concept‘s custom bagged Audi 100 on BBS RS’s



Patrick Prüß’s Volkswagen Beetle


Mk1 Golf on BMW BBS Style19’s


Volkswagen Brasilia




Stefaan’s BMW E30 M3 on BBS RS


Kevin Pourtois’s 1976 BMW E3 2.8L on custom air ride and BBS Style5’s



Steven Vleugels’ bagged VW Scirocco on 20″ Jaguar BBS Sepang wheels




Steve Vanoppen’s 1957 Oval on air ride and 17″ Fuchs


Bram Depraitere’s bagged Mk6 GTD wagon sitting on Eta Beta Porsche wheels


Laetitia Empain’s bagged Audi TT on RH splits


Dimii Jacobs’ Luxor beige BMW E30 on a custom Robert Racing Airride setup, custom sport interior and BBS RS wheels



Andy Hatton’s bagged Mk4 Golf estate


Sebastien Quintin’s Mk7 Golf on Air Lift suspension and 20″ Vossen CVT’s


Andy Willems’ 1973 Mercedes-Benz S280 W108 on custom air ride and 18″ Intro Wheels



Jack Frost’s Mk2 Jetta with colour-coded RH split rims


Glenn Op de Beeck’s Porsche 964 on KW Suspension and Eta Beta splits



Raf Jans’ BMW E46 coupe on ACS Type 1’s



Frederik Ceulemans’ Mk1 Scirocco with 16VT, BBS RS, air ride and custom retrimmed Porsche interior


Crabbe Jasper’s static Mk4 Golf on Eta Beta splits




Robert Schor’s Mk2 Golf with 16v G60 motor, US front and bumpers, sitting on BBS Le Mans wheels




Costa Xouras’ 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 on 16″ BBS RS’s, stepped up to 17″



Kevve Raekelboom’s old BMW E21 on custom AccuAir suspension by KEAN and BBS Super RS



Nick Oude Nijhuis’ static and caged Mk3 Golf on PLS 3pc splits



Faah Bio’s static B7 Audi A4 on Vossen CV7’s


Nick Sas’ BMW E24 with ACS wheels and bodykit


That sums up my Eurosunday highlights, hopefully you enjoyed my selection! We stuck around for a short while after the show but then remembered that we had another train to catch, so we hit the road again. Just before we got to Antwerp we bumped into Jamie, Kiran and the rest of the Players crew in their two Mk1’s. As they were also heading for the Euro Tunnel, we decided to join their convoy. Let me tell you, following these two beauties at neck breaking speeds through Belgium and France was quite a sight! Naturally I had to grab a few rolling shots…





I’m so pleased that I finally managed to get over to Belgium for the day. Not only was it my first Eurosunday, but my first ever European car show. You know those mates that constantly go on about how much better Euro shows are? We’ve all got them… Well I’m sorry to say, but I think it’s probably true! This has just made me want to do a lot more Euro shows as soon as possible! Don’t get me wrong, I love the UK shows, but it was certainly nice to mix things up a bit and see some cars I’m not used to seeing. On that note, I’d recommend it to anyone. Hopefully Slam Sanctuary will be back next year!


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Caffeine and Cars – Kicking Off The Year with Car Audio & Security

Words & Photos by Henry Phull


Whenever we hear of any sort of event that Car Audio & Security are planning, we know it’s going to be a mind blowing experience. Being the UK’s largest car electronics retailer, you can always expect to see the best and latest technologies on display. However, over the past few years they’ve become even better known as Europe’s number one Air Lift Performance and Rotiform dealer – therefore if you share our interest in the modified car scene, these guys will no doubt be a household name. So, was it worth the 190 mile round trip from the South Coast up to the Car Audio & Security headquarters in Hayes (West London)? Well with good coffee, good company, and of course incredible cars… the answer should be obvious.



‘Caffeine & Cars’ was all about unveiling the new Rotiform cast wheel collection, enabling people to pre-order any of the new sets before the rest of the general public. Plus, some appealing discounts on Car Audio & Security’s other products such as Air Lift, Rockford Fosgate, Kenwood and much more.



Unsurprisingly the weather was appalling, although this is fully expected for most of our trips to London. This somewhat had an effect on the overall turnout of cars, but nonetheless plenty of people were turning up throughout the day to grab some deals, talk cars and check out the new wheels. With Ultimate Dubs only two weeks away, most of the car’s we were hoping to see are still being finished off!



No problem for Car Audio & Security though, with their full line up of demo vehicles finished and on display – showing off the best of what Rotiform and Air Lift have to offer, always a winning combination with any modern Audi or Volkswagen platform in particular.



Vick Nagi’s red A4 Avant was certainly a talking point for most, he made the trip down from Leeds to show his support. Check out the widened arches allowing those 20″ RS5 rotor wheels to tuck perfectly all round.



Amongst all the German metal it is always a pleasant change to see the Dodge Challenger SRT8 demo car, complete on a full Air Lift kit making it an instant car for the wishlist. It just goes to show that you can bag anything if you really want to! No doubt this improves the stock ‘boaty’ handling, too.





On to the main spectacle and there’s no argument.. Parm’s latest RS4 is an absolute beast. A refined and tasteful build kitted out with full Air Lift suspension, tucking a brand new set of Rotiform SPF in a gorgeous double dark tint (DDT) resulting in an utterly mean look. It’s finished off with one of the nicest boot installs we’ve come across in a while. What more could you require from an Avant…





Tuck was certainly an occurring theme of the day, even with this Mk6 Golf R on 20″ Rotiform BLQs.




Another new set of the beautiful SPF’s were found on the Car Audio & Security Mk5 Edition 30.



Just in case you hadn’t seen enough Rotiform and Air Lift!





Outside, we captured a few cars that caught our eye, some even still in Winter mode like a certain bagged S4 you may recognise…



We loved Ricardo’s bagged A1 on Rotiform VCEs…



And Mark’s Mk4 Golf estate with Bora front end conversion on yet another set of VCEs which really suit this car.



An awesome afternoon was had, spent mostly catching up with some of our friends and meeting new ones. We’re blown away by some of Rotiform’s latest offerings, so if you’re looking to upgrade for show season, they’ve certainly upped their game even more so this year. We’re glad we could make the trip up to witness Car Audio & Security’s high level of standard as per usual. If you missed out on the action, head over to their website (caraudiosecurity.com) to check out the new collection. Thanks for having us, here’s hoping we see a few more of these smaller events throughout the year, especially when the weather improves.