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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

 

 

Carter Harris’ custom Harley Davidson

@tha_carter01

 

Ethan Sexton’s BMW E30 318is on Air Lift suspension & Carline CM2’s

@ethansexton

 

 

 

The Wheel Specialist Fareham are lucky enough to refurbish wheels on all sorts of rare and quirky vehicles, as well as the typical everyday car – this brought a lot of interesting examples to the Open Day. We may love slammed and stanced cars, but it’s always nice to see things that we rarely see – we’re petrolheads after all. Make sure you check out the Bonus Gallery below for more of these gems. As well as TWS giving away an award for ‘Best Wheels’ of the day (won by Sean Crompton and his Carline CM6’s), we also ran our own Instagram-based competition throughout the day – congratulations to David Cooper for winning with his photograph of Ryan’s Alpina B10 (Click here to check out the photo), he took home some Slam Sanctuary merch and a Meguiar’s Mirror Bright detailing kit. Big thanks to everyone that took part. Nicely done, TWS, here’s to another ten years!

 

BONUS GALLERY

 

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More info on The Wheel Specialist Fareham:

TWS Fareham website

TWS Fareham on Instagram

TWS Fareham on Facebook

 

Picking up a couple of exotics

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

I hadn’t planned on doing much last Saturday, but that all changed rather quickly after I received a call on Friday evening from my friend Nick Sahota (If you frequent the website, you might’ve heard of him. He owns the E30 M3 and E34 540i that we recently featured, along with a large collection of cars). “I’m picking up the Testarossa and Diablo tomorrow, do you want to come with me?”. Well, what would you have done? This did, however, mean a very early start for myself. I left mine at 6:15am, to get to Nicks in Southampton for 7am. The day started, almost catastrophically, with me aquaplaning twice along the A31 because the rain was so bad. Luckily, after doing a maximum of 50mph down the motorway, I made it in one piece to Nicks, where there were two commercial trailers waiting to be hitched up. The tow vehicles of choice were Nick’s X6M (his daily driver) and his friend Dean’s Nissan Navara pickup, with Chris and Steven piloting it. Still dark and pouring with rain, we connected the trailers and hit the road again for a 250-mile drive up to Bradford.

 

 

The weather throughout the drive was still dire, but the X6M made the journey a breeze thanks to the 4wd system, and with every optional extra ticked it was certainly the most comfortable BMW I’ve ever had the pleasure of being a passenger in. It turned out to be an ideal towing vehicle, too… Nick had to keep reminding himself that there was a trailer behind us as it was that unnoticeable. With a breakfast stop and a couple of toilet breaks, we finally made it up north to the luxurious A Kahn Design headquarters, the dealer which Nick purchased the cars from.

 

 

The Bradford branch is one of three Kahn dealerships (the other two in Leeds and London) and the main headquarters, full of some incredibly rare classic supercars including some of Kahn’s personal collection. These are the sort of cars you just don’t see, so walking upstairs into this first-floor showroom took my breath away.

 

 

After half an hour of wandering around and admiring these exotic beauties, we were led downstairs into the workshop, where Nicks new cars were waiting for him. The first car being a 1994 Lamborghini Diablo VT with just 29k on the clock. A Japanese import, the car has some questionable modifications, but fortunately, they’re mostly just badges, LED’s and old-school ICE that will be promptly removed, Nick assures me. The original Lamborghini teledial wheels were sourced too, so these will also be swapped over eventually.

 

 

The second car (because why not buy both, right?) is a Koenig Specials 1989 Ferrari Testarossa, again with a few trinkets (yes, more LEDs) that need removing, but a solid car with just 29k miles on it, like the Lambo. Nick has sourced a set of OZ Futuras to rebuild for the Testarossa which should totally transform it from the BBS wheels currently fitted.

 

 

With the cars checked over, it was time for the fun part… getting them on to the trailers. We were now super-worried that neither of the cars would fit, as they were so much wider than what we’d anticipated, especially the Lamborghini. Typically, Nick hadn’t actually measured anything prior to leaving. This made for an unforgetful experience.

 

Nick eyes-up the trailer

 

The Diablo VT patiently waiting to be loaded up

 

 

The problem we had was that the trailers Nick had brought were far from ideal. One trailer had sides and end poles that could not be removed on site, so it took numerous maneuvers to get the Testarossa onto the trailer properly. None of us really had any idea what we were doing so the whole debacle took some two and a half hours, mostly spent trying to get the Testarossa out of a sticky situation. It had become so late in the day, that we were starting to worry about it getting dark.

 

 

 

Being a Saturday afternoon, 90% of Kahn’s staff had gone home, so we were left with just one very helpful mechanic who went the extra mile to help us out. Getting the Diablo loaded was much easier, considering the other trailer had no protruding sides to get in the way, although it was still a tight fit. We finally managed it, although we’re probably on the internet elsewhere making fools of ourselves… I imagine any videos posted would be titled along the lines of “How not to load a supercar” or similar. In hindsight, it must have looked rather funny to anyone passing by.

 

 

We stopped half a mile down the road in the nearest petrol station to check whether the cars were comfortable on the trailers, and to fuel the tow vehicles for the long road home. All was good, although we took it a lot slower this time. Amazingly, Nick still didn’t even notice he was towing anything, even with a Diablo onboard. If you’re looking for a tow-car, I can’t recommend the X6M enough! By the time we hit the motorway it was already getting dark, which made for an extremely boring, and utterly stressful 5-6 hour drive home. We received plenty of thumbs up and people losing their minds once they spotted the cars though!

 

 

We made it back to Southampton with no issues and stopped to refuel one final time so that the new cars were ready to drive. Unloading the cars back home in near total darkness was also rather interesting, but after the earlier messing around, we were more confident with unloading.

 

 

Being up, close and personal with these cars was an unreal experience. These were the two cars that most of us dreamt of during our childhood. Does anyone else remember driving them on the old Need For Speed games? I never thought I’d be this close to either of them, let alone sit in them. It’s nowhere near the same as experiencing a modern-day supercar, as these two are simply iconic. Congratulations to Nick for finally adding two of his dream cars to the garage. I can’t wait to see him put his touch on them… I’m trying my best to convince him to put one of them on air, so who knows…

 

 

The next day, and with Nick being Nick, the Testarossa got some use straight away!

In The Blood – Adam Hodge’s 2009 Audi S3 8P

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

If you’re from Dorset and have an interest in modified cars, then you’ll probably know of Adam Hodge. He’s one of our county’s most well known people when it comes to tasteful low cars. Being a mechanic at a VAG Specialist (VAS Works) as well as having owned twelve of these cars, he’s become the source of all information for everyone who wants help getting their A3/S3 quicker or closer to the ground. If you’re into your A3’s and S3’s, face it, you’ve heard of him. Seriously, the amount of queries he gets is mind-blowing. But when you do something so well, it’s hardly surprising that so many people want to replicate it. So, when Adam told me that his first ever car was actually an A3, I was hardly surprised! He first caused a stir a few years ago with a bright orange S3 on air ride, which was one of the first cars in the UK on AccuAir’s e-Level. After that he switched back to static suspension with a gorgeous TT which did the rounds last year, but he still can’t seem to get the S3 out of his system. At the beginning of 2016 he went and picked up another example, but his time he’s opted for a more subtle, OEM+ approach.

 

 

Adam has loved the brand ever since his first car, and it’s not difficult to appreciate why, with Audi’s notorious build quality and styling. Plus working at a VAG specialist has its perks when it comes to working on the car and especially when things go wrong, which makes perfect sense as to why Adam has never really moved away from the manufacturer. “I’ve modified every car I’ve owned” he tells me, “I’ve only usually done small bits and bobs but since doing the orange S3 I’ve always felt like I’ve had to raise the bar on each build I do”.

 

 

In fact, his life completely evolves around cars. He works on them all day at work and then spends most evenings doing private jobs – the life of a mechanic! Then when he gets home, he’s forever talking to people about cars. “I love all the friends I have met through the cars/shows and will carry on with it for a long time” Adam says. Therefore, free time to work on his own car is actually very limited.

 

 

As he’d built the orange S3 previously, he knew what would and wouldn’t work this time around. In fact, he even started purchasing parts for the new car before he’d even found one to buy, as he had a vision in his head. The right car finally came along, which happened to be one the best spec’d S3’s in the country at the time, a 2009 S3 8P finished in Phantom Black. The original seller was bombarded with potential buyers as soon as it was listed online, but luckily Adam got there first. Along with a great history, factory wingback seats and nav, the car did look a little tired from the outside – but with a proper detail and some time with the dent removal man, it looked as good as new.

 

 

 

Adam has owned four cars on air ride, but prior to this S3, he became a dealer for AH Exclusive H&R Ultralow coilovers, so it made perfect sense to run them on his own car to demonstrate just what the suspension can do. However, getting the car to sit this low was much more technical than just fitting the coilovers, mostly because he wanted to run 20″ wheels, just to make things more difficult for himself! “Getting a car this low on 20″ wheels is far from easy… running 18″ and even 19″ wheels on this chassis is a piece of cake but 20″ is another ball game” he explains. With the rears doable, the problem laid with the front fitment.

 

 

In order to allow the front to be lowered enough, Adam opted for a pair of SRS-Tech front arches, which are 30mm wider, giving the wheels clearance and making the car look more menacing. These were colour coded by Scott at Specialist Paintworks along with the front bumper to eradicate any stone chips. Alas, it still wasn’t sitting right until he enlisted the services of Paul at Coltech Classics for a chassis notch on the drivers side. Finished off with a full suspension geometry, the S3 finally sat and drove just right.

 

 

Deciding on which 20″ wheels to go for was frustrating for Adam. Initially he wanted a set of OZ wheels, but nothing in 20″ was coming up for sale. Plus, everyone seemed to be jumping on to the ‘Motorsport look’ bandwagon. So, and rightfully so, he decided on an OEM+ theme for this car. A genuine set of 20×8.5j Audi Rotor Arm alloys came up for sale, which were in quite a state – so he picked them up for a bargain and had The Wheel Specialist Bournemouth work their magic and bring them back to new. Add a set of 225/30/20 Nankang NS2 tyres for just the right amount of stretch and they look right at home on Adam’s car.

 

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With five-spoke wheels like the Audi Rotors, it leaves the factory brakes completely exposed. Adam decided to replace these with a big brake kit. Up front he sourced and fitted RS7 6-pot callipers along with 390mm RS7 wavey discs, finished with Ferodo DS2500 pads and custom machined front brackets to make everything fit perfectly. To compliment the front brakes, the rears have also been replaced with Lamborghini 4-port callipers, an additional Ferrari F458 handbrake calliper with Lamborghini 356mm discs and more Ferodo DS2500 pads. These were fitted to the car with custom Vagbremtechnic rear brackets. The result is stunning, with painted yellow callipers demonstrating that this isn’t a normal S3.

 

 

With the car finally looking as he had imagined it would, it was time to address the power. Adam remaps Audi’s for a living at work, so it was blatantly going to happen. He added a Revo intake, Scorpion downpipe and decat, Milltek non res cat-back with ceramic black tips, furthermore he installed Autotech fuel pump internals and an RS4 fuel return valve, Audi R8 coilpacks and a CTS turbo outlet pipe. All these modifications came to life with a Revo stage2+ map which completely transformed the responsiveness and overall power of the car.

 

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With the car already so high spec’d from the factory with heated Wingback seats, Adam didn’t want to do much in the way of changes. Just a few refined mods have been installed, which most people won’t notice, but they really do make the interior pop. This includes carbon door inlays in the front and rear, a carbon ashtray cover and carbon gear gator surround. Plus, the centre console knee braces and steering wheel centre trims have all been painted gloss black.

 

 

 

The carbon theme continues on the exterior, with the addition of carbon wing mirrors – which he prefers to the genuine silver mirrors found on most S/RS vehicles. Some may also notice the carbon B pillars, a rear wiper delete and genuine RS3 grill up front. It’s all about the subtle touches for Adam, with nothing too in your face. Besides, he’s done that before with the old S3. As I said before, his cars are maturing just as he is… in the best possible way.

 

 

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There’s something about seeing a slammed static car rolling… Naturally I had to take a few shots along the dual carriageway, just so you can see how it transforms and shows off the big brakes. It’s restrained but completely in your face at the same time. It’s a seriously aggressive, sophisticated and cool car, so hat’s off to Adam on what I think is his best build yet. The question is, how long will he hold on to this one? With talks of another TT.. or even switching brands altogether.. who knows? But I have a feeling if he does ever sell this beauty, he’ll still end up in another in the near future. They’re in his blood.

 

More info on Adam Hodge:

@hodge_s3 on Instagram

Players Classic 2016

Date: 11 June 2016

Location: Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

Players Classic 2016 is a big one for me, it marks the 3 year anniversary of Slam Sanctuary, as this was the show that kickstarted my love of photographing cars. Since then the car scene has come a huge way in terms of quality and builds, just as this show has. Every year the team somehow seem to take over more and more of the Goodwood Motor Circuit grounds to the point where you’ll fail to find a patch of land that isn’t taken up by a show car. Players Classic is the biggest show of the year since Ultimate Dubs back at the start of the season. It’s become so popular that a lot of the show is now largely filled with cars that have made the journey over from Europe. Also, Players is so well-known in the car world that people even fly over from the USA to check out the show and network. It’s become one of the coolest events on the calendar, much down to the venue itself and of course the incredible diversity of cars that are selected and shown throughout Goodwood’s historic paddock. In addition to numerous companies trading in the exclusive ‘Trade Village’ (including us this year!), ‘Classic’ combines a static show with plenty of track action including the pre-booked track day experience and various drifting displays throughout the day – plenty to keep you entertained. Well, on to our photo coverage, it’s another long one, so you might want to grab a cuppa!

 

 

Ben Anson’s BMW E21 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS

@bm_bean

 

Tom Heap’s bagged Mercedes-Benz C124 on OZ MAE’s

@tommk1

 

 

S6 Wraps’ BMW E92 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform TMB’s

@s6wraps

 

 

 

Ben Hughes’ Mini Cooper on BC Racing coilovers & OZ Futura’s

@ben_r56

 

Jamie Hitchcock’s static BMW Z4 on WORK Meister’s

@bigj_223

 

James Barr’s bagged VW Polo 6N2 GTI on BBS RM’s

@barr_end

 

 

James Munro’s bagged Porsche 356 Speedster

@tosh_carrera

 

 

Robert Cumberbatch’s Hillman Imp on Air Lift suspension & J A Pearce Magna’s

@robertiain

 

Tom Lilico’s bagged BMW Z3 on Lamborghini Diablo splits

@droppokesmokedope

 

James Ibbotson’s static Hillman Imp on Alleycat & Revolution wheels

@jamesandrew_67

 

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

@dandub95

 

Christopher Purr’s Subaru BRAT

@pneumachris

 

Sam Eaton’s bagged VW Polo 9N3

@_yeknom_

 

Thom Williams’ Honda S2000 on Air Lift suspension & BBS LM’s

@thomwilliams_

 

 

 

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

@stevenfoxall

 

Tijl Matthijs’ VW Mk2 Golf G60 on Air Lift suspension & custom splits

@_tyl_matthijs_

 

Ron Huijzer’s Porsche 964 on stepped-up BBS RS

@ron_964

 

Rory Hamilton’s bagged Mercedes-Benz W115 240D on BBS Mahle’s

@rory_fourtyfour

 

Paul’s Audi B5 S4 Avant on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform DIA’s

@players_jaylos

 

Kats Giles’ Audi Q3 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform CCV’s

@kagggie

 

FYD Apparel’s bagged ’66 Cadillac Coupe Deville

@jamie_fyd

 

RIIVA Design’s Austin Healey on Air Lift suspension

@riivadesign

 

Jaik-Meriden Golloghly’s bagged Mini Cooper S on custom Saab 900 Turbo splits

@jaikgolloghly

 

Kiran Mistry’s Audi 80 on Air Lift suspension & BBS E50′s

@blackman_k

 

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

@players_jaymac

 

 

Ben Fraser’s Nissan 180SX on Rotiform LVS’s

@benfraserbmx

 

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

@ukmercman

 

Still Static’s Audi B8 A4 on H&R suspension & 21″ Vossen LC105-T’s

@stillstatic

 

Ben Rye’s bagged 1957 Volkswagen Oval Beetle ragtop on Ultra’s

@oldrag57

 

HR Autoworks’ 1957 Volkswagen Oval Beetle

@hrautoworks

 

Maarten’s Porsche 964 on KW V3 HLS suspension & Cargraphic Racing wheels

@dimmaman

 

 

 

Mark Gale’s static Ferrari F355

@argentoelemneto

 

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

@e30_jr

 

Richard Smith’s Toyota Yaris on custom Air Lift suspension by Only Charged Dubs & BBS RF’s

@r11xws

 

 

Owen Burnell’s VW Mk4 Golf R32 on Air Lift suspension & OZ Super Leggera III’s

@owen_r32

 

Jordan Hill’s static Volkswagen Mk2 Golf on OZ Fittipaldi’s

@jordancharles_

 

Jake Stanford’s VW Tiguan R on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform TMB’s

@jake_stanford91

 

Sumil Pancholi’s E39 530i on Air Lift suspension & Hartge splits

@p5uml

 

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

@matt_wcs

 

Chevrolet C10 on AccuAir suspension

 

Angus Munro’s Porsche 964 on BBS Super-RS’s

@dubfordstyling

 

 

Paul Mclean’s BMW E34 on BC Racing suspension & stepped-up BBS RS’s

@paulmclean92

 

 

 

Matt Glassup’s Porsche 964 on Eta Beta’s

@mglassup

 

Joe Saunder’s TFSI Volkswagen Mk3 Golf on OZ Turbo’s

@g3_oem

 

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

@george_dvsn4

 

 

Karl Runeckles’ BMW Z4 on hydraulics & custom-built Style32′s

@juicy_ron

 

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

@lucybarlow1994

 

Dean Meeson’s Lotus Esprit on AccuAir suspension & custom Lotus splits

@dean_esprit

 

 

Dave Mcdiarmid’s BMW E46 on Air Lift suspension & stepped-up BBS RF’s

@dmcd_46

 

Joey Hazell’s BMW E36 ‘vert on hydraulic suspension & stepped-up BBS RS’s

@j3ey

 

Vladi’s Volkswagen Mk3 Vento on Air Lift suspension & KW Turbo’s

@mk3_vladi

 

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

@addms

 

 

Lee Curtis’ Audi C5 Allroad on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform CCV’s / Jack Ellis’ Audi C5 Allroad on BC Racing suspension

@curtisg40 / @staticjack

 

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

@bnjmnwlkr

 

 

 

Sukhi Kang’s Porsche 964 on stepped-up BBS RS’s

@classic_stance

 

Adam Hodge’s Audi S3 on H&R suspension & Audi Rotor’s

@hodge_s3

 

Jamie Mctoldridge’s Volkswagen Mk1 Golf G60 on H&R suspension & Rotiform YVR’s

@players_jaymac

 

 

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

@bagged_997

 

Steven Doe & Becky Evans’ BMW E21’s on Air Lift suspension

@doeboyfresh / @queenb_uk

 

Matty Loveridge’s Audi TT on H&R suspension & BBS GT’s

@matty_mk1

 

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

@kaydibee4

 

Brian Henderson’s Audi RS2 on Rotiform STR’s

@rotiform_brian

 

 

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

@robg60

 

Craig Sims’ BMW E28 on BC Racing suspension & 16″ BBS RS’s

@_craigsims

 

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

@caraudiosecurity

 

Tom Penny’s Mini on Air Lift suspension & Fifteen52 Formula TR’s

@tompenny_

 

 

 

Joe Burman’s body-dropped Volkswagen Mk1 Golf

@mk1burman

 

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

@joe.stubbss

 

 

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

@crescenttyres

 

Ashley Morell’s BMW Z4 on AirREX suspension & Borbet/MK Motorsport wheels

@p22oke

 

Kelvin Clifford’s Volkswagen Mk5 Golf on Air Lift suspension & Verein Sport Club One’s

@kelv_rollinlow

 

’42 Ford pickup

 

Paul Harding’s ’84 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera

@s1oww

 

Josh’s wide-body BMW 2002 on 7Twenty Style44’s

@76build

 

Carl Raine’s Fiat 126

@93carlraine

 

Harvey Howe’s BMW E82 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s

@harveyhowe

 

Carl Shakespeare’s supercharged Volkswagen Mk3 Golf VR6 on Momo R3’s

@shakey_studioincar

 

 

Chris Phillips’ static Lexus IS200 on Enkei NT03+M’s

@chrispy_clean

 

 

Edward Johnston’s wide-body BMW E36 Touring w/S50 M3 conversion, Air Lift suspension & custom BMW splits

@edward_e36

 

 

 

Carl Deakin’s bagged Volkswagen Mk2 Jetta on Schmidt TH-Line’s

@some_lad_called_carl

 

 

Adam Wyatt’s Nissan PS13 & Lee Johns’ Toyota Supra SZ-R on WORK Meister’s

@iamwhisk / @jza80_lj

 

Meguiar’s Ford Crown Victoria on Air Lift suspension

@meguiarsuk

 

 

Reece Chapman’s Audi TT on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS

@chapmanmx

 

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

@yoan73

 

Jordan Clifton’s VW Beetle on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform CCV’s

@jordanclifo

 

That just about sums up our highlights of 2016’s show. Jamie, Carl and the rest of the Players team absolutely smashed it again. They’ve got that ‘chilled’ show vibe perfected, which makes it a pleasure to attend year on year. I must’ve bumped in to 90% of the people I know through cars and the automotive industry which just goes to show that people really do love this event. Catering for all motoring fans (even those who prefer two wheels), there’s something for everyone. If you missed it, then don’t worry… Players is back with their main show later this year at North Weald, Essex on the 18th of September 2016. Keep your eyes peeled on the Players social media and website to make sure you get the chance to enter your car into the Show & Shine. We’ll see you there!

 

More info on Players Show/Classic:

Players Show website

Players Show on Facebook

Players Show on Instagram

 

Seen your car above? If we haven’t named you, drop us message a through our Facebook page or email info@slamsanctuary.com and let us know if you’d like your name added to the article! Also be sure to let us know if we made any errors regarding your cars modifications. Sometimes we make mistakes, albeit rarely, but we like to make things right!

 

 

 

 

Early Edition 2016

Date: 24 April 2016

Location: The Saints, Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

When April comes around, the talk and excitement building up to Early Edition echoes throughout social media. It’s not surprising, as ‘EE’ is the next biggest event to follow Ultimate Dubs back in March. If you missed that, then EE is the show to debut your car at, and let’s face it, it’s still early on in the show calendar. Held at The Saints stadium in Northampton, the Edition38 crew take over the venue every year to host the pre-show to their established Edition38 ‘Show & Shine’ later on in the year. However, Early Edition has grown considerably over the past couple of years, making it nearly as big. Well, usually that is… This year was a little different, but more on that later! As per usual, we were surrounded by an outstanding selection of cars, traders, food and drink (including the all-important bar), plus glorious weather. We tried to capture as much as we could from the main show itself, in addition to the surrounding car parks with anything that took our fancy.

 

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

@matty_mk1

 

 

 

RIIVA Design’s Mk6 Golf wagon on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform VCE’s

@riivadesign

 

 

 

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

@wardog701

 

 

Olly Barwell’s Audi S3 on Air Lift suspension & BBS LM’s

@ollybarwell

 

Amar’s Audi A5 on Air Lift suspension & Vossen CV7’s

@amar7128

 

Alex Rogers’ Polo GTI on Air Lift suspension & BBS RC041′s

@alexrogers92

 

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

@j44jdx

 

Still Static’s Audi B8 on H&R suspension & 21″ Vossen LC105-T’s

@stillstatic

 

Georgie Marlow’s Mk1 Golf on Air Lift suspension & BBS RM’s

@georgie22

 

Alex Collins’ Audi A1 on HP Drivetech suspension & Vossen VFS-1’s

@alex_collins98

 

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

@s30bmx

 

 

Jack Irwin’s Mk2 Golf on Air Lift suspension & Votex wheels

@thatvotexmk2

 

 

 

Joe Stackman’s Polo Coupe S on hydraulic suspension & PLS Hockenheim’s

@joestackman

 

 

Reece Ward’s 6n2 Polo GTI on Air Lift suspension & Extreme Offset wheels

@reeceward_brokeboysuk

 

GRMnorthampton’s Mk7 Golf on Airrex suspension & Cast13 wheels

@grm_northampton

 

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

@hodge_s3

 

Ryan Castleman’s bagged Mk5 Jetta wagon on custom built Audi A8 Winter wheels

@ryancastleman93

 

Adam Baggott’s TFSI-swapped Mk1 Golf Cabriolet on Airdynamiks suspension & BBS RM’s

@baggie131183

 

 

Sole Flavours’ Mk4 Golf on WORK VSXX wheels

@sole_flavours

 

James Munro’s bagged Porsche 356 Speedster

@tosh_carrera

 

 

 

Stuart Gray’s Mk5 Golf R32 on Air Lift suspension & BBS Super RS’s

@kic_stu

 

Matt Wright’s Mk3 Golf VR6 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform CCV’s

@mk3matt

 

Eddie Edwards’ Audi A1 on HP Drivetech suspension

@eddedwards

 

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

@_samcurtis

 

 

Stan Jalhay’s Mk2 Golf GTI on OZ 35th Anniversary wheels

@stanjalhay

 

Owen Burnell’s Mk4 Golf R32 on Air Lift suspension & OZ Super Leggera III’s

@owen_r32

 

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

@bagged_997

 

 

 

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

@g_lowcollective

 

Andy Rowell’s Mk5 Golf on Air Lift suspension & stepped-up BBS RS’s

@x18ndy

 

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

@robg60

 

Tariq Alam’s static Audi A1 on Verein Club One’s

@mrg40

 

Jordan Hill’s static Mk2 Golf on OZ Fittipaldi’s

@jordancharles_

 

Dan Birkinshaw’s bagged Mk5 Jetta on BBS GT004’s

@birk999

 

Kats Giles’ Audi Q3 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform CCV’s

@kagggie

 

 

VRS Northampton’s Mk2 Golf VR6 on Compomotive’s

@vrsnorthampton

 

Daniel Wasilewski’s bagged Phaeton on Bentley’s

@airridesystem.uk

 

Lee Curtis’ Audi A6 Allroad on Air Lift suspension & 20×10 Rotiform CCV DDT’s

@curtisg40

 

Charlie Dunn’s B7 Audi RS4 on Air Lift suspension & 20″ Rotiform SPF’s

@charliedunnn

 

Matt Sullivan’s Mk4 Golf R32 on Air Lift suspension & Rota MC3’s

@mattsullivans

 

Dave Clee’s static UP! on Porsche D90’s

@that_white_up

 

 

 

Jason Bowes’ Audi A5 on Air Lift suspension & Vossen VFS-2’s

@lordbowes

 

Michael Ralph’s Mk4 Golf R32 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform IND’s

@ralphyroots

 

Julian Loose & Michelle Waters’ Audi B5’s

@julesloose / @chelle_df

 

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

@crescenttyres

 

Marc Jarvis’ Mk6 Golf on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & 19″ VIP Modular VS220’s

@tukcustoms

 

Al Langford’s Audi B8 A4 Avant on Air Lift suspension & 3pc Rotiform IND’s

@al_langford

 

Volkswagen Santana

 

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)

 

Mitch Davis’ BMW E36 on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & Team Dynamics centrelock wheels

@mitch_plush

 

Adam Willstead’s BMW E46 on Air Lift suspension & OZ Futura’s

@chicking_mayo

 

Marcin Kobylański’s BMW E28 525i on ACS Type1’s

@marcinkobylanski

 

Chris Phillips’ static Lexus IS200 on Enkei NT03+M’s

@chrispy_clean

(click here to check out our feature on Chris’ Lexus)

 

Harrison Conner’s static EOS on XXR 968’s

@harrisonconner_

 

Sean Crompton’s static BMW E36 cab on Carline CM6′s

@s_crompton

 

Craig Sims’ static BMW E28 on Rial wheels

@_craigsims

 

If you are reading this but didn’t actually attend the show, it may look like it was rather busy from the photographs. In reality, the turnout at this year’s Early Edition was unfortunately about half of what it has been in the past. Who knows what could have actually caused this, but we think it might have had something to do with a lot of the usual suspects heading to Wörthersee in Austria earlier than usual. We also heard that the Show & Shine had changed to a pre-booked method – maybe most people didn’t know about this? With most of the public car parks full of perfectly worthy cars, the show venue itself had plenty of empty spots that could have easily accommodated them. All in all, it was rather disappointing and there was a definite feeling of this in the air from most people we spoke with. But what can you do…? Shit happens as we all know. No doubt the Edition38 team will learn from this and come back bigger than ever next year. We will still be there and you should be too!

 

 

More info on Edition38 / Early Edition:

Edition38 website

Edition38 on Facebook

Edition38 on Instagram

 

Seen your car above? If we haven’t named you, drop us message a through our Facebook page or email info@slamsanctuary.com and let us know if you’d like your name added to the article! Also be sure to let us know if we made any errors regarding your cars modifications. Sometimes we make mistakes, albeit rarely, but we like to make things right!

Ultimate Dubs 2016

Date: 12/13 March 2016

Location: Telford International Centre, Telford

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull / Additional Photos by Steph Clarke

 

It’s been a long time coming, but show season has finally returned for 2016, kicking things off last weekend in Telford at the one and only Ultimate Dubs. To most of us this is the big show to start the year with – a perfect opportunity to show off the new builds and projects which have been hidden away during the cold Winter months. With that in mind, there was pure excitement in the air – we’ve all been away from the car community for a a few months which seemed like forever. Not have we been away from the cars, but friends too – so UD is the perfect reunion! Plus, following our success at Ultimate Stance back in November, we decided to bring back our Pop-Up Store for this show, with plans to hit a lot more events throughout the year – so keep your eyes out for us. As hectic as it is trading at a busy show like Ultimate Dubs, we still managed to get some time in for the all-important photographs. So sit back, grab a cuppa, and enjoy what the modified car scene has to offer so far…

 

Our pop-up store all ready for trading!

Missed us? Check out the online store HERE

 

 

Pipey McGraw’s W8-powered Volkswagen K70

@pipey_mcgraw

 

 

Nick Sahota’s BMW E34 540i manual on BC coilovers and custom built 18″ Throwing Star M-system wheels

@nicksinghsahota

 

 

 

Shaun’s Mk5 Golf R32 on Air Lift suspension & OZ Superleggera’s

@greedforspeed

 

Kleen Freaks Belgium’s Caddy on Rotiform YVR’s

@kleenfreaksbelgium

@blacksheep_kris

 

Route 32’s R32-swapped Mk1 Golf on Air Lift suspension

@route_32_that_mk1_golf_

 

Kats Giles’ Audi Q3 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform BLQ-2 DDT’s

@kagggie

 

RAD 48’s bagged Scirocco on LR 2.0’s

@rad48

 

Haps Gill’s Mk5 R32 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform NUE’s

@hapsss

 

Prakash Thanky’s M50-swapped BMW E21 on custom Air Lift suspension & Gotti splits

@prakash_thanky

 

Radioworld’s Lamborghini Gallardo on D2 Air suspension

@radioworld_dale

 

Amar Flora’s static Polo 6n2 on BBS RM’s

@amarrrrr

 

 

Dan Taylor’s BMW E36 328i ‘vert on WORK Meister’s

@dte46

 

 

Only Charged Dubs’ bagged Mercedes-Benz W201 190E on custom Barrock splits

(click here to check out our feature on the OCD Merc)

@onlychargeddubs

 

Carl Atkins’ bagged Mk2 Golf 16v on BBS RM’s

@carl_onlychargeddubs

 

Danny Mellor’s Mk2 Audi TT on Airdynamiks suspension & 3SDM 3.25’s

@danny_onlychargeddubs

 

Matt Payne’s Audi A6 Allroad on Airdynamiks / AccuAir suspension

@onlychargeddubs

 

 

Josh Hall’s bagged Mk6 Golf on BBS RS (step-up from 16-18)

@joshmk6

 

Ryan Castleman’s bagged Mk5 Jetta wagon on custom built Audi A8 Winter wheels

@ryancastleman93

 

Guy M. Plex’s bagged Mk1 Golf on custom built 4×100 17″ Smoothies by 2Polished

@plexuz82

 

Juan van Oversteyns’ Mk2 Golf GTI 16v on BBS RS

@juangti86

 

 

Corbyn Dickason’s ‘Manila Green’ Mk1 Golf on BBS E75’s

@cdbmx

 

Richard Colvill’s custom Porsche 911

@corv26

 

Eden Cayless’ Type2 Bus

@eden__rh

 

 

Dave Paulus’ Mk1 Golf GTI on AccuAir suspension & BBS E50’s

@daveke1977

 

 

Eddy Chhlang’s Mk2 Golf on BBS RS

@clubgolfidf

 

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

@stefan_vda

 

Auto Finesse’s BBS-kitted Mk2 Golf on Air Lift suspension & Ronal centrelocks

@autofinesse

 

Auto Finesse’s Mk1 Caddy on Air Lift suspension & BBS E50’s

@autofinesse

 

 

Jamie Hitchcock’s static BMW Z4 on WORK Emotion CR2P’s

@bigj_223

 

Forge Motorsport’s Mk1 Golf

@forgemotorsport

 

Alex Hurd’s BMW E46 on Air Lift suspension & WORK Meister’s

@e46_alex

 

Grant Owens’ Audi 100 on Rayvern Hydraulic suspension

@granty_gee

 

Vento R32 on BBS E50’s

@rawr_32

 

Brandon’s BMW E30 on AccuAir suspension and VIP Modular VXS210 wheels

@25_brandon

 

Matt Clifford’s BMW E81 840ci Sport on Air Lift suspension

@matt_wcs

 

Liberty Walk UK’s Mini Cooper S with their full LB kit & 3SDM 3.01 FX’s

@libertywalkuk

 

 

Kelly Holliday’s bagged Mk4 Golf R32 on HRE 501’s

@hrekel32

 

Plush Automotive’s Audi RS6 Avant on HP Drivetech / AccuAir suspension

@plushautomotive

 

Jay McToldridge’s G60-swapped Mk1 Golf on Rotiform YVR’s

@players_jaymac

 

Sole Flavours’ Mk4 Golf on WORK VSXX wheels

@sole_flavours

 

The Install Company’s Type 3 Fastback on Fuchs

@theinstallcompany

 

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

@s30bmx

 

Parm Panesar’s Audi RS4 Avant on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform KPS

@parm_rs4

 

Will Drayson’s BMW E92 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform BLQ’s

@will_dra

 

Chris Scragg’s Audi A5 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform CCV’s

@fatlo_chris9n

 

Raj Sangha’s BMW M4 on Air Lift Suspension & Rotiform RSE’s

@rajsangha964

 

Vick Nagi’s T5 on Air Lift suspension & 19″ steels

@vick_nagi

 

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

@j44jdx

 

RIIVA Design’s Mk6 Golf wagon on Air Lift suspension

@riivadesign

 

Alex Rogers’ Polo GTI on Air Lift suspension & BBS RC041’s

@alexrogers92

 

Alex Begley’s BMW E92 M3 on Air Lift suspension & Fifteen52 Integrale SC’s

@alex_3b

 

 

 

Patrick Brennan’s wide-arch Mk1 Golf on BBS RS

@mk1_vw

 

Mk5 Jetta coupe on Air Lift suspension

@mk5jettacoupe

 

Still Static’s Audi B8 on Vossen LC105-T’s

@stillstatic

 

Matt Woodgates Porsche 997 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LHR’s

@bagged_997

 

 

Mk2 ‘Shorty’

@motdate_mot_tax_reminder_app

 

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

@robg60

 

Balls’d Type 181 (Trekker)

@ballsd

 

Vick Nagi’s Mk5 Golf R32 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform IND-T’s

@vick_nagi

 

Tom Harding’s Mk5 Golf Edition30 on Air Lift suspension & BBS GT001’s

@tom_x3trh

 

Bagged Mk6 Golf GTI

 

BMW E21 Alpina

 

Craig Sims’ bagged BMW E28 on Gotti’s

@_craigsims

 

 

Conor Elliott’s static Mk2 Golf on Extreme Offset Wheels

@thatconorkiddy

 

 

Jason Bowes’ Audi A5 on Air Lift suspension & Vossen VFS2’s

@lordbowes

 

Ryan Stewart’s Porsche Cayman on Fifteen52 Formula LTW’s

@ryan_garage_midnight

 

Ben Hughes’ bagged Mini Cooper on BBS RF’s

@ben_r56

 

Dave Mcdiarmid’s BMW E46 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s

@dmcd_46

 

Manda Fry’s Audi B8 A4 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform SNA’s

@audi_manda

 

And there you have it, it was a long one so thanks for sticking it to the end. As you can see, we have another exciting show season ahead with some incredible cars, if Ultimate Dubs was anything to go by. We’d also like to say a big thank you to everyone that came down to support our trade stand – we were tucked away, so it does mean a lot to those that made the effort to track us down! Look out for us at upcoming shows if you’re interested in grabbing some of our clothing.

In the meantime, you can check our our web store (store.slamsanctuary.com) which now includes Air Lift, Rotiform, VIAIR, AccuAir, Airdynamiks and BC Racing coilovers in addition to our soft goods.

 

 

More info on Ultimate Dubs:

Ultimate Dubs website

Ultimate Dubs on Facebook

Ultimate Dubs on Instagram

 

Seen your car above? If we haven’t named you, drop us message a through our Facebook page or email info@slamsanctuary.com and let us know if you’d like your name added to the article! Also be sure to let us know if we made any errors regarding your cars modifications. Sometimes we make mistakes, albeit rarely, but we like to make things right!