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Dorset Volksfest 2016

Date: 8/9/10 July 2016

Location: Wareham, Dorset

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

We’ve been supporting Dorset Volksfest (DVF) since their first show back in 2013. Being on our doorstep, DVF brings our local Volkswagen community together over a long weekend (Friday-Sunday). It’s the perfect excuse to have a short break with family and friends and admire some awesome VW’s at the same time. The show has continued to grow, with 2016 no doubt being their biggest and best event yet. It’s even started to attract people from all over the country which is truly amazing to see – it means Richie and the DVF crew are doing something right! If you’re looking for a chilled weekend away with plenty of food & drink, trade stalls and entertainment, then this is the show for you. This year we turned up on the Sunday and set up our pop-up store – thanks to everyone that stopped by and picked up some gear! Of course, whilst juggling the store, we managed to take a look around the Show & Shine area as well as the many cool cars dotted around the show field. Here’s our highlights…

 

 

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

@henry_slamsanctuary

 

Bradley Went’s bagged 1967 Beetle

@braderzzz788e

 

Nicola Smith’s VW Lupo on Air Lift suspension

@nikkijoy

 

Luke Baker’s Audi 50

@_lukes_fifty_

 

Ben Lewis’ 1971 Type2 bay window

@evilbens

 

 

Hamish Williamson’s bagged 1969 Westfalia

@fnl_hamish

 

Phoebe Hughes’ bagged 1956 Oval Beetle on Rocket Racing wheels

@fnl_phoebe

 

Adam Hutchings’ Volkswagen Mk1 Jetta on Stern splits

@hutch123

 

VAS Works’ T5 on 3SDM 0.08’s

@vasworks

 

VAS Works’ Caddy on Rota Grid’s

@vasworks

 

Jim Terry’s T5 on 3SDM 0.04’s

 

Mark Allen’s bagged Mk4 Golf estate on Eta Beta’s

@markvw89

 

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

@hodge_s3

(Click here to check out our feature on Adam’s S3)

 

Dale Smith’s Mk1 Golf on ATS splits

@daleg60

 

Callum Maher’s Beetle on banded steels

@callumandhisbug

 

 

 

Ratty Pete’s bagged Type2 panel van

@fnl_rattypete

 

 

Aaron Campion’s bagged Volkswagen LT28

@chestercopperpot666

 

 

Morgan Hall’s bagged 1968 Westfalia

@fnl_morgan

 

 

James McCafferey’s DKW F12

@jamesmk1

 

Coleman Sam’s T25 pickup on Porsche D90’s

@colemanbmx

 

Andy Payne’s 1964 Ragtop Beetle

@volksferkin

 

 

 

 

Graham Page’s Type2 Splitscreen panel van

@grum78

 

 

Lee Curtis’ 1962 Beetle ‘Purple Haze’

@curtisg40

 

Sam Axon’s Mk2 Golf GTI

@samk2

 

Pipey McGraw’s W8-powered Volkswagen K70

@pipey_mcgraw

 

Chris Allen’s rat rod

@chrisallenfury

 

 

Ryan Biles’ Mk3 Golf on hydraulic suspension & Schmidt Modern-Line’s

@ryanbiles

 

DVF’s T5

@dorsetvolksfest

 

It always seems to rain on the Sunday of Dorset Volksfest… Unfortunately this year was no different and we were drenched on arrival for most of the morning. Luckily though, the afternoon cleared up and it turned into one of the warmest days of Summer yet. With a fantastic range of air-cooled Volkswagens as well as a few water-cooled gems on display, the turnout was awesome offering something for every sort of Volkswagen fan. We’d like to say a big thank you to the DVF crew for allowing us to turn up late and set up shop, and for hosting another brilliant show yet again. Not forgetting all of you that made the trip down to Wareham for the whole weekend. Let’s make 2017 even bigger!

 

More info on Dorset Volksfest:

Dorset Volksfest website

Dorset Volksfest on Facebook

Dorset Volksfest on Instagram

 

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Eurosunday 2016

Date: 29 May 2016

Location: Lommel, Belgium

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

Last year was my first outing to Europe to experience a car show, it was a last minute decision to head over to Lommel in Belgium with my friend Mark in just one day. The show completely blew me away, and I knew that it would be on my list for this year. After speaking with the organiser, Kristof, I decided it would be worthwhile to trade at the event, a perfect opportunity to offer our European fans a chance to pick up some clothing without having to pay the overseas shipping charges. Naturally, in addition to setting up our pop-up store, I wanted to make the event coverage just as special as last year’s. Therefore, this is one our longest articles yet – so a WIFI connection is recommended before you continue, unless you’ve got unlimited data! You’ll notice the best thing about Euro shows is the pure variation. The Europeans don’t seem to limit themselves at all, so you’ll see plenty of newer Mercedes-Benz’s, Jaguars and even new Fords on air ride – it’s pretty incredible to see, really, as well as the classic cars that have received pristine makeovers. Plus everything in between. With so much to capture, this article highlights the cars that made the event so special for us…

 

 

 

Costa Xouras’ 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 on stepped-up BBS RS

 

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

@ivokusters

 

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

@kaydibee4

 

 

 

 

 

Only Charged Dubs’ Audi C5 Allroad on Airdynamiks / AccuAir suspension

& our C5 A6 on Air Lift / Bags by OCD / AccuAir suspension & Rotiform IND-T DDT’s

@onlychargeddubs / @henry_slamsanctuary

 

Only Charged Dubs’ Mercedes-Benz W201 190E on Air by OCD suspension & custom Barrock splits

@onlychargeddubs

 

Karel Spijker’s bagged Mercedes-Benz W201 190E on Air by OCD suspension & custom Barrock splits

@karel190e

 

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

@lucybarlow1994

 

 

Davy en Ine Huygen-Cox’s bagged Ford Focus estate on Bentley’s

@davyhuygenphotography

 

Nick de Prins’ bagged Volkswagen Jetta

 

 

 

 

Timmy Hermans’ bagged Volkswagen Mk1 Golf on BBS RM

@den_timmy

 

Danny Swartz’s bagged Beetle

 

 

 

Sam Wookey’s Volkswagen Mk1 Polo

@s_wookey

 

Stephan Calles’ bagged Volkswagen B8 Passat estate on BBS RS2

@stephan_calles

 

 

Fill Thws’ Volkswagen Mk2 Jetta on Gotti’s

 

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

@nickderond

 

Danny Busker’s BMW E60 on Air Lift suspension

@beemer_danny

 

Diego Coppens’ Volkswagen Passat CC on Air Lift suspension

 

Sven Deridder’s Volkswagen Mk7 Golf GTI on Air Lift suspension & OZ Futura’s

@dub_gti

 

Tijs Van Breda’s Volkswagen Derby on BBS E50’s

@tijsvanbreda

 

 

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

@georgie22

 

Gary Morgan’s Mk1 Ford Escort

@gmbodycraft

 

Alan King’s Volkswagen Mk3 Scirocco on Air Lift suspension & Ispiri wheels

@a20kgy_rollingroyaltyoffical

 

Rene Sauer’s Volkswagen Mk2 Golf GTI on Zero-RS Racing centerlock wheels

 

Langer Patrick’s bagged Volkswagen Passat CC on 19″ Rotiform BLQ’s

 

Pietjo Pruymboom’s Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG on AirREX suspension & Rohana RC7’s

@prestige_auto_couture

 

 

Prestige Auto Couture’s widebody Mercedes-Benz E-class W212 on AccuAir suspension & Ferrada FR3’s

@prestige_auto_couture

 

Jordy Mullens’ bagged Audi A4 on Rotiform BLQ’s

@jordymullens

 

Achten Nicky’s Volkswagen Beetle on Fuch’s

 

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

@blackman_k

 

 

 

Connor Hollamby’s bagged Mercedes-Benz W201 190E

@connorhollamby_

 

bagged Audi A5 on 3SDM 0.08’s

 

Quentin Allegretti’s Mazda RX7 on AccuAir suspension

@quentinrx7

 

 

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

@_samcurtis

 

Prakash Thanky’s BMW E21 on Air Lift suspension & Gotti’s

@prakash_thanky

 

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

@ragequitsch

 

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

@hapsss

 

Arnout van Brummelen’s Volkswagen Mk2 Scirocco on BBS E50’s

 

Rachid Ait Moumad’s Audi B5 A4 Avant on Air Lift suspension & OZ Ultraleggera’s

@rachidlkk

 

 

Jeremy Onyn’s bagged BMW E28 on Style5’s

@jeremy_onyn

 

Daniel Knight’s Audi S5 on D2 / AccuAir suspension & Rotiform CCV’s

@s5_daniel

 

Mitch’s static Volkswagen Mk3 Golf 20vt on BBS RS

@mitch_mk3

 

 

 

Ollie Roberts’ Audi B5 RS4 Avant on Air Lift suspension & RAD48 PR’s

@ollieberto

 

RM Concept’s bagged Audi 100 on BBS RS

@rubenmellaerts

 

 

Steve Fraser’s Audi S3 saloon on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform BLQ-2’s

@s30bmx

 

Jordy Vandergeeten’s widebody Audi A4 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform BWE’s

@jordyvandergeeten

 

 

Guido Schreur’s Volkswagen Mk2 Golf GTI G60 on BBS RS

@g_u_i_d_o__

 

Guy Manilla’s bagged Volkswagen Mk1 Golf on custom built 4×100 17″ Smoothies by 2Polished

@plexuz82

 

 

bagged Jaguar XF

 

Thomas Putman’s Audi B5 A4 on Air Lift suspension & Fifteen52 Turbomac’s

@b5_thomas

 

Roy Reimerink’s Volkswagen Mk3 Vento on Air Lift suspension & BBS RC042’s

@roy_jetta_mk3

 

Matthias Weertz’s Audi B5 RS4 Avant on H&R suspension & Vossen VFS1’s

 

 

 

 

Alessandro Costantino’s static Audi A8

 

Sven Raymaekers’ Audi B8 A4 Avant on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform BLQ’s

@raymaekerssven

 

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

@gary_ggrounded

 

 

Kenaii Vanransbeeck’s Volkswagen R36 Passat on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform OZT’s

@kenaiipsst

 

Mazda 6 on Vossen CVT’s

 

Vanoppen Steve’s Volkswagen Type3 Notchback

@nopke_lupke

 

Volkswagen Scirocco on BBS GT-2’s

 

 

Prestige Auto Couture’s Mercedes-Benz E-class estate

@prestige_auto_couture

 

David Petit’s BMW E30 M3 on PLS splits

@petit_david_

 

 

bagged Audi A4 Avant on Rotiform IND’s

 

Porsche 356 on BRM wheels

 

 

Gregory Granado’s BMW E28

 

BMW E34 540i on OZ Futura’s

 

 

 

 

What a turn out, don’t you think? Especially when the afternoon turned into rain showers, which was rather disappointing, although this didn’t seem to stop the attendees. Considering the poor forecast and dim day, the quality and quantity of cars was still incredible and bigger than a lot of UK shows. We all love Euro shows so much, it wasn’t surprising to see handfuls of British cars making it over for the weekend, too. So, if you’re thinking about heading over to Europe, Eurosunday in Lommel is definitely worth it. There’s plenty of accommodation locally for a nice weekend away which works out super cheap if you’re in a group, alternatively stay in Antwerp the night before like we did. It’s really not that far from the Eurotunnel/ferry. Anyway, thanks to Kristof and the whole Eurosunday team for having us. We’ll be back for the next chapter!

 

 

More info on Eurosunday:

Eurosunday website

Eurosunday on Facebook

Eurosunday 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!

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!

 

More info on Eurosunday:
www.eurosunday.be

 

 

Ultimate Dubs 2015 – Part 1

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

It’s been a long old wait, but this year’s show season has finally begun, kicking off with Ultimate Dubs at the Telford International Centre. This has always been one of the biggest car shows on the calendar, and being the first show of the year means people are attending with new projects and updates that have been worked on throughout the winter. Plus, like us and a lot of people in the show, there’s the option of staying overnight in a hotel, a good chance to catch up with friends in the bar until the early hours. To some people that’s part of the fun of Ultimate Dubs. Turning up the day before also means there’s usually some interesting cars scattered around the venue and the onsite hotel car parks, so it’s always worth a wander around. In Part 1 we’ll primarily be taking you around the outside areas of the show.

 

Every time we’re at the International Centre we bump into this beautiful 911, which is always worth a quick snap.

 

 

Opposite the Porsche, Alex Hurd’s bagged BMW E46 was parked up, check out the white-centred BBS RFs with gold hardware which work nicely against the silver paint and amber corners.

 

 

Over the road we caught Max Wilde’s gorgeous M4 and Shakey’s E39 M5 parked up whilst they spent a lot of the weekend in the adjacent hotel bar.

 

 

We thought we’d put this up to show that not everything runs smoothly at car shows. Our friend Kiran Mistry had some issues with his Mk1, involving a wheel falling off on route on the motorway at high speed. Luckily he’s OK, unfortunately the same can’t be said for his poor Golf.

 

 

It’s always fun to see the show car’s getting a clean outside before they queue up to their indoor spots. Here Aneysha (of FittedUK) giving her stunning ’64 Beetle a wash…

 

 

 

Out of the many Lupo’s in attendance, this was a clear favourite of ours, a bagged GTI sitting perfectly on Rota Zeros, it’s just a shame they’re not the genuine Work Equips, but other than that a great looking car.

 

 

 

We were also feeling James Cousins’ bagged Audi A5, there’s a definite chance that white cars are going to big this year.

 

 

Fifteen52 Tarmac’s on Mk4 Golfs are always a match made in heaven. Sean Lamb’s bagged R32 is pulling off this look flawlessly.

 

 

 

 

These two Jetta’s stood out, what’s not to like about a Mk1.. Jamie Lockyer’s example above, and  Travis Price’s bagged Jetta below.

 

 

Abi Clarke has upped her game with the addition of Zender Phase 2 Turbos and fans on her Polo, incredible wheels.

 

 

Vossen CVTs look spectacular on most modern cars, shown here on Kiran Attwal’s bagged Audi TT wrapped by S6 Wraps in an eye catching yellow.

 

 

 

We’re fans of static and bagged cars, but Scirocco’s always seem to look their best on air. Check out this silver stunner on black Rotiform INDs, spaced out for some awesome fitment.

 

 

Although Ultimate Dubs is primarily a VAG show, there’s always going to be a turnout of other marques like we’ve already seen. Let’s move on to some more BMWs… like David Mcdiarmid’s newly bagged E46. With rare factory white paint, M3 front bumper and amber corners, but more importantly those insanely wide OZ Breytons!

 

 

But the winner of perfectly executed fitment goes to our Thom William’s and his bagged E46 saloon on newly lipped BBS RFs. Absolutely killer.

 

 

 

Alex Gray’s EOS was turning heads, not surprising as it’s bagged on 18″ Artec Turbo splits which bring the car together brilliantly. We loved the decals, too.

 

 

Moving along to a couple of the Taunton boys, Adam Wyatt has unleashed his Vento with a super bright new colour, now fitted with Air Lift suspension and a set of Rays Nismo wheels, making this something really different!

 

 

Facing it, Aggs Gaines’ awesome new Polo 6R GTI, also on Air Lift suspension. The gold OZ Ultraleggera’s compliment this car so well.

 

 

 

We see a lot of cars throughout the year, but Porsche 968’s unfortunately don’t pop up that much. What a nice surprise it was to come across Giles Ramsden’s impeccable example.

 

 

The 3 piece Teledials were a nice touch to Tom Michael’s bagged Mini Cooper S which was also rocking a rather impressive boot build.

 

 

 

We don’t see too many bagged Mercedes CLS55’s, so it was cool to come across Lee Patterson’s AMG on Airrex bags. This thing sounded ridiculous, but that’s to be expected with a supercharged V8.

 

 

Wagons are a popular choice in this day and age, but how often do you see a Polo estate? Joe Stackman’s static example really looks the part.

 

 

 

Thankfully we did come across some air cooled goodness, including Khol Parker’s ’66 Beetle.

 

 

 

Our mate Jack Ellis made the journey up from down South in his static B3 Passat. That front heckblende still makes the car for us!

 

 

Mk5 Golfs, tough cars to crack as they are so popular within the show scene, but Lee Johns’ new look is ticking all the right boxes – a lovely example.

 

 

As we get closer to the heart of Ultimate Dubs, we spotted Nick Sahota queuing up to take his place indoors. Here’s a little teaser of one of our favourite BMW’s new look for 2015. Two words, Bugatti Centrelocks.

 

 

Or how about an M4 convertible….

 

 

That’s it for our outside portion of Ultimate Dubs. We’ve shown you a variation of car’s that stood out – we’ll continue into the halls in Part 2, so check back soon to see what all the trader’s have been working on during those winter months. The quality of cars will continue to improve – we were not disappointed.

 

 

Ultimate Stance 2014 – Part 1

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

It’s crazy to think we’re midway through November already, and 2014’s show season has already come to an end. So, as not to completely end the year prematurely, we’ve been keeping you waiting for this one. Behold… Ultimate Stance. Having first kicked off the year with Ultimate Dubs at the International Centre in Telford, it turns out the organisers (now fully established throughout the scene), wanted to step things up – to not only host the season starter, but finish off with the grand finale. It’s pretty much as you would expect… Ultimate Dubs, but with lots more non-VAG cars, and a hell of a lot of BMWs. We certainly don’t have a problem with this! With the Telford International Centre being such a huge venue, and the show surprisingly filling up four halls and the surrounding car park, we’re splitting our coverage into three parts. Hopefully this will also give you your show fix over the coming few weeks whilst everything is tucked away for Winter and there’s near to nothing going on.

 

Seeing as we made Ultimate Dubs a weekend affair, we decided to do the same for Ultimate Stance. With our onsite hotel sorted, we headed up and arrived at the venue on the Saturday afternoon, greeted by several cars lining up to get cleaned before parking up inside. It’s always quite interesting and sometimes a right laugh to see some of the bagged cars riding at their driving heights, but we’ll try not to embarrass anyone! Instead, let’s kick off with a shot of two vehicles you rarely see parked up side by side! Sam Beach’s E24 635csi and Matt Clifford’s E31 840ci, both bagged too. The weekend was already set to be good.

 

 

We bumped into Shakey and the rest of the guys from Studio Incar (check out our recent shop visit by clicking here) giving the Liberty Walk M3 and the rest of their line up and good ‘ol clean.

 

 

 

I think this was the first time I’ve seen the new M4 in real life, and I have to say, BMW have seriously stepped up their game with this one. Max Wilde’s example here, looking amazing in white.

 

 

Clearly, all was set for a varied show, after seeing this little Nissan Cube which I absolutely loved. Nice to see something different, this one bagged and sitting on Work Meisters.

 

 

Let’s move inside, to four halls of automotive heaven, not to mention additional spaces surrounding them! You certainly didn’t have to go far before you bumped into something cool.

 

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Matt Vanstone’s air’d out Audi S3 was looking glorious in it’s stunning Sprint Blue finish, on a set of 18″ 9j Mercedes Segin alloys.

 

 

Another set of flocked 3SDM’s (which are now up for sale) on Cara McNeill’s black bagged Mk5 Golf, a great look.

 

 

There’s something about Vossen wheels on modern cars, Team SPB’s beastly hydro’d Mercedes CLS is a prime example running on a set of CV7s.

 

 

 

The E36 game has become severely over crowded as of late, but Ruairi Coleman has built a car with all the right elements making for a perfect looking example. A 328i, resprayed in Estoril blue, one of BMW’s nicest colours of all time, plus those amber corners set it off nicely in addition to the boot spoiler. It sits really well on air suspension, and topped off with a set of 8j and 10j (rears) OZ Futuras.

 

 

 

We don’t come across too many stanced Alfa Romeo’s, so it was a surprise to see this 156, sitting low on a set of Rotiform NUE splits.

 

 

Alongside the Alfa was another rare car for the UK scene, a Honda Accord CU2 with a super eye-catching paint job, static too – impressive.

 

 

Over on the VIBE Audio stand was Mark’s bagged Mk5 Golf GTI on Lamborghini wheels…

 

 

Dale Masterman’s bagged Beetle always looks great on its Empi vintage style wheels.

 

 

One of our recent favourites is Aneysha’s 1964 Beetle. There are so many tasteful subtle touches to the car, it’s just right. Check out the recently added Albert Swan Neck mirrors…

 

 

 

You can’t beat an Audi Avant, and Myle’s Collins’ (the man behind FittedUK) bagged B7 looks awesome on BBS GT-004’s.

 

 

 

A beautiful set of Vossen CVT alloys on this bagged Audi TT owned by Kiran Attwal.

 

 

So, more hybrids are entering the show scene, check out this VIP style Lexus GS450h on D2 Air Suspension, awesome.

 

 

Good to see the boys from Somerset made it down, with Lee Johns in his bagged Mk5 Golf, sitting on a set of Mercedes Alphard rims.

 

 

Adam Wyatt’s VIP Lexus GS430 which we recently featured (click here to check out the feature).

 

 

 

Absolutely love what Matt Woodgate has done to his B7 A4, from the Rotiform IND-T’s with painted centres, to the Amaretto leather interior to match.

 

 

 

Another favourite has got to be this Mk6 Golf R with widened front arches made to fit the 20″ Vossen wheels. With the addition of air ride thanks to Airlift and AccuAir, the fitment is 100% spot on, making for an outstanding overall package and thing of full beauty.

 

 

 

 

 

So that’s the first hall done, let’s move through to outside, after stopping for a quick look at Shaun Morris’ static BMW E28 on a super cool set of OZ Breyton’s.

 

 

Luckily as the Telford International Centre is such a big venue, the car park is equally as large, with the majority of it being used for an outside area as part of the show. We think we found some real gems, like Tom Stephenson’s incredible E38 740i running on D2 Air Suspension. The rear is tucking so well, we were seriously impressed – this is how a bagged car should be.

 

 

 

We love Mk1’s of all kinds, Travis Price is the owner of this gorgeous Jetta CL on Schmidt TH-Line’s and recently installed air ride.

 

 

 

It’s always intriguing to come across a modified 1 Series at a show, because you simply don’t see many of them. Alex Smithson’s was a lovely example, on Airlift Performance bags and ACS splits with some great fitment.

 

 

 

Balls’d came down to the show in something pretty unusual, a Subaru Forester which they’ve only just slammed on Tein coilovers. Fair play for doing something different, Best Forester we’ve ever seen!

 

 

 

There’s nothing better than seeing a stunning home build. Rory Hamilton’s Mercedes W115 is breathtaking, and in white – a rare colour for one of these big Mercs.

 

 

 

It’s always exciting to see the latest menacing car to rock an SS Autowerks banner. This time it’s Christian Chapman’s Golf GTI. Obviously not just any Golf… but one with crazy aero all round and just generally over the top, but we love it.

 

 

Lewis Maher’s BMW E46 is certainly a strange colour, however the overall result is spectacular, bagged and sitting on a set of Rotiform VCE’s.

 

 

 

Nikki Harris has yet again changed the colour of the Brock B1’s on her supercharged Mini Cooper S. Still not sure which colour is best, they all seem to work equally well!

 

 

 

That about rounds up Part 1 of our Ultimate Stance coverage, and already we’ve seen some truly amazing cars. Check back soon for Part 2 in which we’ll take you through the rest of the outside zone, along with the second hall for more of this year’s best show cars.

Players 8.0 – Part 2: Hunting For Gems

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

Following on from Part 1 of this years Players show at North Weald in which we looked at the main show cars, I’m now going to take you through the rest of the event, highlighting the cars that were tucked away amongst the masses, that stood out to me. Now, this year’s show was enormous… When I arrived I didn’t even know where to start due to the sheer amount of cars in attendance, therefore it was definitely a challenge to get through everything, so I’m sure there’s regrettably a few cars that were missed.

 

Securing a good position at a show is pretty important if you want people to actually see your car right? Every time I see Jas Bains he always manages to sneak into some cool spots, I’m pretty sure I saw his car in several places throughout the day. Fair play because his static E38 on Oz Futura’s is stunning. This is a relatively new car to Jas, an upgrade to his previous silver example that you may have seen in our Bimmer Boys coverage.

 

 

 

 

It was incredible to come across the following two legendary cars, firstly this M635CSI which was in pristine condition, one of the great M cars.

 

 

Alongside it was this extremely rare E34 Alpina B10 BiTurbo, a car based on the 535i, that includes the M30 motor which Alpina completely rebuilt using forged Mahle pistons, two turbochargers, Bosch variable boost control and several other modifications which make this such a desirable car to the enthusiasts that are in the know.

 

 

There were a few Japanese vehicles that caught my eye, including this S14. It’s not often you see Oz Futuras on one of these, a nice marriage.

 

 

 

The Custom Cars stand always has a stunning selection of Bavaria’s finest, like Bhups’ immaculate E30 shown below.

 

 

 

The OEM+ look always works with BMWs, but it’s going that extra mile to make your car stand out that really does it, like Dips’ E36 Touring with gold Style32 rims. That’s one way to bring some attention to what he specialises in, custom paintwork.

 

 

 

This E46 couple sat amazingly well on a set of 2-piece OZ Mito Type 3s, a pretty rare sight.

 

 

 

Centra’s are a difficult wheel to pull off, but they looked super cool and period correct on this Opel.

 

 

There’s something just so perfect about dropping big modern saloon’s on air, like this Jetta. The retro style decals are a nice touch too.

 

 

Craig Mahoney’s Lupo looked amazing as always on a set of steels by Extreme Offset Wheels.

 

 

The amount of E24’s on display was surprising, and still more to come, it’s a shame I didn’t take mine!

 

 

Lovely to see this E30 M3 on ACS rims that we last saw back at Retro Rides Gathering, such a tidy example of a motorsport legend.

 

 

The guys at Studio Incar unveiled a new look for their Liberty Walk E92 M3, from a previous white wrap to something a little more subtle, preferred by the main man Shakey. it certainly looks a lot more menacing now, awesome work.

 

 

So thats a static example, now take a look at Joshua Hay’s E92, recently bagged by Studio Incar and what a fantastic result… this thing is seriously low.

 

 

 

 

When I saw this E28 I wasn’t expecting it to be hiding something special under the bonnet, until owner Jim Mountain came by and let us have a look..

 

 

Yeah, that’s an S38 from an E34 M5, casual. An amazing car and such a rare colour option, too – the gold-centred Style5 alloys work well with it.

 

 

Yet another BM bagged by the Shakey and the guys at Studio Incar, this E24 was looking mean on a set of Kerscher RX splits.

 

 

 

 

3SDM have stepped up the game with their latest 0.08 wheel release, shown off here on Danny Mellor’s bagged B8 A4. Such a good look.

 

 

 

 

 

I absolutely loved the craziness of Jack Smith’s Mazda 3, with the ridiculous rear camber setup, perfected with the WatercooledIND wheels.

 

 

 

 

Ben Walker’s E28 looked brilliant with the aid of a front splitter not often seen on E28’s, a nice touch along with the 16″ OZ Futuras, pulled off with a respectable static ride height.

 

 

 

Good to see Jack Ellis has picked himself up a new project, a cool B3 Passat estate, static of course!

 

 

 

Continuing the overwhelming presence of E24’s.. even these two OEM style cars were in attendance, pure beauty.

 

 

This is one of those cars that most would normally overlook, or pretend not to like, but when do you see a stanced Rover 75? I thought this was really tastefully modified, and loved the awesome set of Work Seeker DX.

 

 

 

 

Jack Waller’s stunning example of an R32 Golf, that also packs a supercharger in addition to a fresh wrap and Image split rims, I couldn’t resist this shot just as the sun was going down.

 

 

That concludes our Players 8.0 coverage, you’ll have to wait until Goodwood next year for your next slice of Players madness, the shows that are getting bigger and bigger every year. It’s getting difficult to keep up with all the cars, but hopefully the extensive coverage has given you an insight into what goes down here in the UK. We love to see people thinking outside the box, and the recent devotion to classic cars, especially from the younger generation. Keep it up guys and see you next year.

Early Edition 2014: Part 2

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

As I mentioned in Part 1 of our Early Edition coverage, the show was absolutely packed with people and cars, so many in fact that I had to split the report into two parts. There was so much to see with such a variation of vehicles including a countless amount of non-VAG cars finally being appreciated. Walking around the show, of course I still heard a few people complaining that Edition38 is a VAG show despite them being outside the show anyway. If you don’t like it, move on, and let others enjoy a day out with other car enthusiasts! So, let’s take a look at some of my highlights from the lower and upper car parks at the venue…

 

Starting off with the FourSeasons Audi’s. B5 perfection right there.

 

 

 

This was pretty badass, an EOS with Scirocco front end conversion.

 

 

I was ecstatic to see this classic, a BMW 2002 looking elegant.

 

 

 

 

A familiar set of wheels from Ultimate Dubs…

 

 

You don’t come across Mk1 Polo’s that often, except for Famous James’ of course, so this was a nice surprise.

 

 

A bagged E46 rocking the new Rotiform VCE rims.

 

 

 

These Mazdaspeed wheels were awesome!

 

 

 

I’m a sucker for RF’s, yes they are popular, but as we saw the TT in Part 1 pulled them off as 18″, and here on this E46 they’ve been stepped up big time. Very cool.

 

 

 

A personal favourite B5 wagon, I had to wait about 10 minutes crouching down to get this shot with the amount of passers by.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nice to see these two out together again, they make a great pair. Lovely clean examples of the E36 M3.

 

 

Later they were joined by two more…

 

 

 

 

An absolutely stunning E21 on air.

 

 

 

 

 

Both these guys are taking E46’s to the next level with seriously impressive static ride height.

 

 

 

There were also a few air cooled VW’s near the show entrance including this Beetle.

 

 

 

Moving on to the upper car park, there was even more variation to see.

 

 

 

Even a couple of nice Jap examples…

 

 

 

It’s always nice to see the LikeHell Mini, this year rocking new wheels!

 

 

 

It’s not often that you see these on anything other than a BMW, but this set of BBS RT splits seem to really suit the Mk3.

 

 

 

 

 

You’ll either love or hate Rota’s but I personally thought this E36 touring sat nicely on them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cool Fifteen52 TurboMac’s on this TT…

 

 

 

I’m not normally a roofbox fan but this “LOLVO” caught my eye with a few tasteful modifications.

 

 

 

 

 

Two nice examples of Rotiform IND usage, they seem to work on so many cars.

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve noticed that E39’s are becoming more popular this year already, perhaps people are getting inspired from Rich’s example we featured? Great to see.

 

 

That about concludes our Early Edition photo coverage. What a simply breathtaking turnout for the Edition38 guys, so thank you for having us. This was just the pre-show, I can’t begin to imagine what the main show and shine event will be like later in the year!

Event Coverage: Show & Glow

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

There has been considerable hype building up to the launch of Show & Glow, firstly as the show is making its debut and secondly it is the final UK show of the season. Expectations were high – the atmosphere queuing up to get in was that of excitement. Held at Bluewater shopping centre in Kent, this was the last place you’d imagine going to a car show, but it actually worked surprisingly well.

 

 

 

I thought I’d start off by highlighting this fine example of an S8, this sums up the quality of vehicles on display.

 

 

The Players wrapped Mk1 looking as good as ever.

 

 

How about a bit of supercharged goodness with this R32.

 

 

‘that 635’ that we all know and love. Yes, it was essentially a VAG show, but I don’t think anyone will complain about seeing this inside.

 

 

…along with this E30

 

 

James’ Mk1 Polo rocking some new shoes this time.

 

 

 

I don’t think I will ever tire of seeing this Audi 80.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This white Rallye was such a tidy example.

 

 

 

One of my favourites back from the Westside Show.

 

 

To most this will be considered Mk1 perfection. What do you think?

 

 

What a treat it was to see a Porsche Speedster!

 

 

In addition to two indoor floors, Show & Glow also had the top level of the outdoor car park for even more cars – let’s take a look…

 

This was awesome – a bagged VW Tiguan on Ferrari wheels. It’s nice to see something different and this really works!

 

 

 

Ben Anson’s newly wrapped E21 is always a stunner.

 

 

 

 

Another car spotted back at Westside VW, this E30 now on a fresh set of wheels.

 

 

 

 

I shot this Mini back at Edition38, it’s nice to see the Brock’s rocking a new colour. The fitment on this is just right!

 

 

 

 

 

Staggered Z3 wheels looking good on this E46.

 

 

 

 

Well there you have it folks. Show season is over! Congratulations to the Show & Glow team for such a successful debut, there’s no doubt in my mind that this is going to continue to grow and probably become one of the bigger shows of the year.

 

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