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Setting Trends – Becky Evans’ 1983 BMW E21 316

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

If you asked me to list some of the most influential classic BMWs of our generation, Becky Evans’ E21 would be right up there. Both she and this little 316 have become icons throughout the global car community (you’ll probably know her as Queen B on Instagram and her recent YouTube channel). Becky’s E21 is the absolute epitome of the classic ‘bagged BMW’ combo, and although the recipe is nothing mind-blowing, the car as a whole has become a complete trendsetter. Simply introducing a classic to the ground and adding the right wheels (notably, a set of BBS RS), effectively blew people’s minds a good four or so years ago. Now, everyone wants their classic BMW to look like hers – that must be quite the compliment. With the car going through several transformations during her ownership, Becky has finally got to a stage where she’s happy with it. Having known her for years, I’ve watched the car progress, and waited a long time to get this gorgeous E21 in front of my lens. Earlier this year that time finally came…

 

 

Prior to the E21, Becky has been interested in cars since her childhood. With both her parents being petrolheads, she spent a lot of time around motorsport and racing. Naturally, she was going to be into cars. When she passed her test, she got a Mk4 Golf 1.4, and the fascination with the modified scene grew. “People really used to go to town on body modifications. Smoothed this, smoothed that. OEM+ parts, adding in later-gen features to older generation cars.” she explains and admits that her Mk4 got a taste of the times, with US-spec bodywork and smoothed tailgate in addition to all the usual mods of the moment.

 

 

However, when the time came for something new, Becky remembered about her mum owning an E21 back when she was her age. “I wanted to recreate this image of her in my mind” she explains. Plus, she had always been fascinated by BMW’s unique style herself. Unsurprisingly, an internet search began… which led her to a Henna Rot example that hadn’t made its reserve price on eBay. “I rang the seller quickly, and asked ‘Is it really as clean as it looks?’ and she said ‘yes, I promise you!’ – so then we grabbed the trailer and made the trip down to deepest darkest Somerset – baring in mind that I lived in Coventry at the time.” Just a two-owner car, the previous (also a woman) owner had only used it around town and to go to the shops. “She was super cool though, and wanted to know that the car was going to a good home. I promised her that I had a plan for it…” Well, I think it’s safe to say that Becky kept that promise.

 

 

The E21 was clean and rust-free, only requiring a small amount of cosmetic work to make it presentable, which made it the ideal original candidate for what Becky was envisioning. “I knew I always wanted to bag it, having gone through the pain having a static car, bags were really the way to go. I always loved the BBS RS wheel, but never had a car that I could put them on. That was the initial vision.” It only took four months to get the car bagged and on wheels, making its first debut at Ultimate Dubs 2013. However, to get it to the level it’s at now took four years. “The overall quality of the build has been lifted over the years, with an amazing paint job, better engineering of the air system and the final finish on the wheels” Becky explains, which we’ll be looking at next…

 

 

In its latest guise, the E21’s air suspension system was completely redesigned by Henry at RIIVA Design, including re-engineered custom air struts (using universal bags front and rear), upgrading to Air Lift Performance 3P management and creating a new tasteful boot build featuring a body-coloured seamless tank and hard lines, trimmed to compliment the rest of the interior. As a result, the car now drives and handles better than it ever did.

 

 

On to Becky’s beloved BBS RS073’s, which were owned previously by several people within a circle of her friends, so she knew they had been looked after. “These ones are pretty special in that they came stepped from the factory, they are 30-bolt centres, as opposed to 34 which traditionally come on the 16s. So these have that smaller centre, stepped lip look that I love but are original from factory like that” she explains. The wheels are spec’d as follows: 16×8 (2″ step) fronts, 16×9 (3″ step) rears with 195/35 and 215/30 tyres.

 

 

The BBS’ were originally purchased at the same time she bought the car, when they had polished lips and powder coated centres with gold hardware – pretty much the go-to spec. More recently, the wheels have undergone complete refinishing by Elie at Voodoo who has ceramic polished everything along with matching hardware and custom quarter height hex nuts. They now compliment the car perfectly.

 

 

It was time to attack the interior. Becky wanted to keep this as original as possible, but just wasn’t a fan of the original SE-style seats, especially considering one of them was damaged. A massive fan of the Ford Escort Recaro fishnet seats, she knew they would look right at home in the E21, if they were trimmed correctly. She finally found a set of Recaro’s from an RS2000, and began hunting for some original BMW material to trim them in, with the intention of matching the original rear bench.

 

 

Becky opted for the services of Dave Goodwin (Dave The Trimmer) to undertake the re-trim. “I wanted it to be perfect, so in the end, the search took us to some guy in Italy who happened to have a roll of the 83 pergament corduroy that we needed.” After a long time waiting, the seats were finally trimmed and now look like they could have been there from the factory. The interior is finished off with a Nardi Torino wooden steering wheel, naturally.

 

 

After running the car in its original cosmetic state for a number of years, Becky finally saved enough money to get a top-level paint job to match the overall picture she had in her head. She enlisted the services of Steve Denton at Stylehaus to carry out a complete bare metal respray in the original Henna Rot red. “The finish on the car is insane, I can’t thank him enough for the job he’s done.” she remarks. Along with the immaculate paint, you’ll notice a few subtle changes, like the rear window louvre, heckblende, and the headlights which have been converted back to a single setup, creating an overall sublime package.

 

 

Aesthetically, Becky has revised the E21 to the point of perfection… truth be told, nothing else needs to be done to the outside of the car without the risk of ruining it. Unlike a lot of people, she doesn’t feel the need to go overboard by trying to win over the internet, even though she’s had the car for so long (a lot of people would get bored, right?). To Becky, it’s been about refining her dream BMW with that timeless look. Of course, like all project cars, there’s still work to be done behind the scenes… The original M10 engine remains untouched (apart from much-needed maintenance), so her next port of call is to fit a set of carbs that are currently sat in the garage, and shaving/painting the engine bay over Winter time. Until then, the car is being enjoyed whenever she gets the time!

 

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More info on Becky Evans:

@queenb_uk on Instagram

Queen B on YouTube

 

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Ultimate Dubs 2017

Date: 11/12 March 2017

Location: Telford International Centre, Shropshire

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

It’s been a long, drawn out, winter for us at Slam Sanctuary. So, we were fully stoked to finally arrive at Ultimate Dubs in Telford last weekend for the ‘show season’ opener. Hosted over a Saturday evening and all day Sunday, it’s a great chance for friends to catch-up after being busy with their normal lives… With the majority of people staying overnight, there’s plenty of time for social gatherings, whether it’s over cars, food, or beers – unless you’re too busy setting up and running a stand, like us, unfortunately! That’s because we’ve been sitting on the brand new Spring ’17 clothing collection for a couple of months waiting to drop it on you all at Ultimate Dubs. Well, it went down an absolute treat – we can’t thank everyone enough for almost clearing out the whole store. In fact, we’ve already had to restock a lot of items, which should be available through our online store in a few weeks time. We also supported our good friends at Distinct Detail Co. with debuting their new brand of boutique car care products on our booth – they’re definitely a company to watch!

 

This year we displayed Ben Rye’s ’57 Beetle (which we recently featured), Jack Royston’s incredible Type 3 Notchback, and of course, (with us being us) we had to have a BMW on the booth… in the form of Jack Williams’ E28, which was finished just a couple of days prior! I’ll let the photographs do the rest, sit back and enjoy…

 

Our Pop-up Store all set up and ready for the day

 

Jack Williams’ M52-swapped BMW E28 on Air Lift suspension & OZ Breyton’s

@j2xck

 

Ben Rye’s ’57 Volkswagen Oval Beetle on Air Lift suspension & custom 3pc smoothies
@oldrag57
(Click here to check out our feature on Ben’s Beetle)

 

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

@notchjack

 

 

Richard Skinner’s ’83 Volkswagen Santana on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s

@g60golf1980

 

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

@parm_m3

 

 

Dwane Thompson’s Vauxhall Adam on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform RSE’s

@dwxne__

 

Vick Nagi’s Mercedes-Benz W126 560SEL on Air Lift suspension & BBS E28’s

@vick_nagi

 

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

@mark_scenemedia

 

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

@s30bmx

 

 

Dan Taylor’s BMW E46 M3 on Air Lift suspension & WORK Meister R’s

@dte46

 

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

@players_jaymac

 

 

Ryan Stewart’s Alpina B10 3.3 Touring on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform RSE’s

@7th.seal

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

 

Becky Evans’ BMW E21 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’

@queenb_uk

 

Jason Zeigler’s VW Mk7 Golf R on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LSR’s

@f3jbl

 

Nicholas Pritchard’s Ford RS500 Cosworth on Compomotive TH1882’s

@63np

 

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

@kagggie

 

 

Max Lumb’s Porsche 944 S2 on Airdynamiks / Air Lift suspension & OZ Futura’s

@h1mvx

 

Julian Loose’s Audi B7 RS4 Avant on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & Ispiri FFR7/FFR8’s

@julesloose

 

Ben Chandler’s Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG on Rotiform SLC’s

@ben_scenemedia

 

Faye Collins’ Audi RS3 on HP Drivetech / AccuAir suspension & Rotiform YVR’s

@xofsc

 

Jack Hogg’s Audi A7 on HP Drivetech / AccuAir suspension & AG AGL24 SPEC3’s

@hoggy_x

 

Alex Begley’s BMW F80 M3 on Air Lift suspension & Fifteen52 Formula GT’s

@alex_3b

 

Rachid Ait Moumad’s Audi B5 S4 Avant on Air Lift suspension & RAD48 VR’s

@rachidlkk

 

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

@jay_l_w

 

Only Charged Dubs’ Audi C5 Allroad on Airdynamiks / AccuAir suspension & stepped-up OZ Futura’s

@onlychargeddubs

 

 

Alex Challinor’s Mk2 Audi TT on Air Lift suspension & BBS CH-R’s

@alexchallinor

 

Kristof Mombaerts’ Porsche 964 on KW suspension & Rotiform STR’s

@kleenfreaks_kris

 

David Paiva’s Audi B5 A4 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’

@davidzzz6

 

Black Sheep Belgium’s Porsche 964 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LHR’s

@blacksheepautomotive

 

Rob Kelly’s Audi C7 A6 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform OZT’s

@rob_fitteduk

 

Sean Robbins’ bagged Datsun 240Z with BMW M52 2.8l engine swap on Extreme Offset Wheels

@seannaayyy

 

 

Ben Braeckman’s Volkswagen Passat CC on Air Lift suspension & RAD48 LR 2.0’s

@benbraeckman_

 

 

Corey Nolan’s BMW F32 435i on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & Rotiform RSE’s

@corey.nolan

 

Jack Smith’s bagged Mk1 Golf on Fifteen52 Tarmac 348′s

@smithjack

 

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

@dimmaman

 

André Neudert’s Volkswagen Beetle on Air Lift suspension

@andrew030bln

 

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

@_samcurtis

 

Glenn Sweeck’s Audi Allroad on Air Lift / Accuair suspension & BBS RS2’s

@sweecky

 

Bradley Mckee’s bagged ’78 Volkswagen B1 Passat on BBS LM’s

@brad_mckee

 

Auto Finesse’s BMW F80 M3 on HP Drivetech / AccuAir suspension & ADV.1 wheels

@autofinesse

 

 

Niall Fearon’s Volkswagen Mk3 Scirocco on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform OZT’s

@niall_4n

 

Alistair Cox’s Porsche 996 GT3 on Airdynamiks / AccuAir suspension & BBS LM’s

@coxy914 / @ceautomotive

 

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

@dubfordstyling

 

 

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

@liamhandley1

 

 

Toby Wilkinson’s Mk2 Audi TTS on StillStatic / H&R suspension & MB LV1’s

@milkytts

 

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

@a4lexx

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

 

Marc’s Volkswagen Mk4 Golf on Air Lift suspension & BBS RC300’s

@maaarcmk4

 

Ian Kelly’s Audi SQ5 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform wheels

@onenightinthemuseum

 

James Munro’s Porsche 356 Speedster on Air Lift suspension

@tosh_carrera

 

Yeah, yeah, I know… It didn’t seem like much of a ‘Dubs’ show, but let’s face it, that argument is getting old now. Times are changing, and there just aren’t as many people building Volkswagens anymore, or at least there aren’t many stand-out builds. Ultimate Dubs is much more of a trade exhibition these days, and if companies are building BMWs, Mercs, and Jap cars, then that’s what you’re going to see. We still did our best to showcase some of our favourite VAG examples, though – but we’re always going to photograph what captures our attention and what we feel is ‘cool’. We hope you all had a fantastic weekend if you attended, and you’ll be glad to hear that our next event will be entirely Volkswagen based, as we’re heading to The Volksworld Show on the 25/26th March!

 

BONUS GALLERY

 

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More info on Ultimate Dubs:

Ultimate Dubs website

Ultimate Dubs on Facebook

Ultimate Dubs on Instagram

 

Players 10.0

Date: 18 September 2016

Location: North Weald Airfield, Essex

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

There’s one show that, undoubtedly, initiated the birth of several modified car shows in the UK… the one and only Players at North Weald Airfield. Founded by Jamie McToldridge and Carl Taylor, their vision came into fruition by hosting a new type of show that catered for all petrolheads within the clustered automotive world, but most importantly, oozing anything cool. Naturally, Players is known to have a strong presence of cars sporting Air Lift suspension and Rotiform wheels, but that’s to be expected when they are the main sponsors of the event. BUT, it’s balanced out with plenty of diversity. For example, walking into the main show, the first thing that would’ve met your eyes was a jacked up Chevy Impala lowrider. Followed by the UK’s first RWB Porsche. Then a classic Mercedes-Benz to a brand new BMW M4 on air. From a selection of Mk1 Golfs, to a Bagged Austin Healey! And people say that there’s no variation left these days? Well, I’m sorry, but that’s just plain B.S. – Jamie and Carl are two guys with quite the opposite taste in cars – put them together and you’ve got a team of incredible curators, showing us what is cool, and what’s going to ‘wow’ you as soon as you step foot into their show. Players 10.0 proved that they’ve still got it, ten years later.

 

Pav Gill’s Chevrolet Impala SS lowrider on hydraulics

@psychopav

 

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

@profusioncustoms / @rwbuk

 

 

 

James Brown’s bagged Mercedes-Benz 190E on Rotiform MBZ’s

@jamesyesyesbrown

 

 

Raj Sangha’s Audi RS2 on Rotiform STR’s

@rajsangha964

 

 

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

@p5uml

 

 

Kim Cowden’s Mk1 Golf

@kim57t

 

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

@cptnlow

 

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)

 

 

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

@players_jaymac

 

 

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

@elmo_rh

 

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

@baeumers

 

 

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

@caraudiosecurity

 

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

@will_dra

 

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

@rajsangha964

 

 

JAG’S Bodyshop’s Audi B5 S4 Avant

@jagsbodyshop

 

Max Marshall’s Austin Healey on Air Lift suspension

@madmaxmarshall

 

 

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

@players_jaylos

 

 

Dan Tuttle’s 1960 Chevrolet Impala on Air Lift suspension

@dantuttle

 

 

Jamie McToldridge’s Mercedes-Benz W123 230CE on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LHR’s

@players_jaymac

 

Ryan Stewart’s track-spec Porsche Cayman on Rotiform LSR’s

@7th.seal

 

 

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

@1987soarer

 

Jon Naish’s Nissan President on hydraulic suspension

@johnnynaish

 

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

@players_jaymac

 

 

 

Andy Maguire’s Audi B5 RS4 Avant on Air Lift suspension

 

Jamie Wootton’s 1966 Volkswagen Beetle on Empi wheels

@motojamie7

 

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

@stevenfoxall

 

 

 

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

@stillstatic

 

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

@bm_bean

 

Andy Ware’s Mk6 Golf on Air Lift suspension & stepped-up BBS RS’s

@aajware

 

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

@players_vex

 

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

@classic_stance

 

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

@alex_3b

 

HR Autoworks’ 1957 Oval & Ben Rye’s 1957 Oval Ragtop

@hrautoworks / @oldrag57

 

James Ellerker’s static Mk1 Ford Fiesta

@bone__idle

 

Dub-It’s Volkswagen Type2

@dub_it

 

Matt Bampton’s Mk3 Golf GTI ABT 16v on Air Lift suspension

@mjbampt_rbauto

 

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

@lamodz_official

 

 

JAG’S Bodyshop’s Liberty Walk BMW E92 M3

@jagsbodyshop

 

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

@s30bmx

 

Beth Halsey’s Audi A1 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform BLQ-2’s

@hxlsey

 

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

@edward_e36

 

Joe P’e’s Volkswagen T25 pickup on hydraulic suspension

@joe_t25

 

Chris Wallis’ Mk5 Golf GTI on Air Lift suspension & OZ Futura’s

@christopherrw

 

 

Hunain K’s Mk6 Golf R on Air Lift suspension & OZ Futura’s

@nain_r20

 

 

 

 

Rich Tapp’s Nissan Skyline R32 on OZ Futura’s

@flatliner32

 

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

@kagggie

 

Mikel Roe’s Mk6 Jetta on AccuAir suspension & OZ Futura’s

@mikey_plush

 

Chris Phillips’ static Lexus IS200 on WORK Equip’s

@chrispy_clean

 

 

Alex Hurd’s BMW E46 330ci on Air Lift suspension & WORK Meister S1’s

@e46_alex

 

Billy Hilton’s Audi S8 on KW suspension & Rotiform CCV’s

@bigdollarbilll

 

Sean Crompton’s static BMW E36 ‘vert on Carline CM6′s

@s_crompton

 

 

Bekir Iskender’s BMW E39 540i on Air Lift suspension & custom 19″ 3pc Alpina Softline’s

@beck34ist

 

 

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So, Players remains on top with variation and unbeatable quality of cars – but, and it’s a big but, is it enough in this fast-moving automotive community? With so many new shows on the horizon, it’s clearly becoming more and more of a chore to keep up with the youngsters and new breed of car enthusiasts. With content from shows popping up on Instagram before you even have a chance to look around in person, there’s an unfortunate sense of impatience in the car scene these days. I get the feeling that the North Weald show is gradually becoming second to its younger sister, Players Classic, which is the event that seems to get bigger and better each year – plus there’s the history and motorsport heritage that comes with the location of Goodwood Motor Circuit. North Weald will always remain a special place to ourselves and others that have been part of the scene for years – but could it be time for a change of format? We’ll be supporting it nonetheless.

 

More info on Players:

Players website

Players on Facebook

Players 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!

RollHard: The Show 2016

Date: 14 August 2016

Location: Cressing Temple Barns, Essex

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

Established back in 2010, RollHard is now one of the most recognised groups in the modified car scene… They choose to focus on the sense of community that comes with the lifestyle of a petrolhead, “All makes, all models, one community” as they state, which I absolutely love. It’s not hard to work out why so many car enthusiasts choose to be a part of RH and of course rock the stickers on their cars. Let’s face it, if you’re into cars, you’ve heard of RollHard. They’re everywhere, and even have a huge following over in Europe. Having previously held a few events (RollHard Duxford back in 2013, The Belgian Chapter in 2014 and 2015, and their Charity event also in 2015), a new idea was brought to life this year after discovering an absolute gem of a location in Essex – the Cressing Temple Barns. Imagine a beautiful, scenic venue in the remote countryside, featuring 13th Century Medieval barns, outbuildings, gardens, and paddocks. Not your usual recipe for a car show, but that’s what made this one just that extra bit special. With plenty of nooks and crannies throughout the venue, cars were dotted all over the place, which made it more fun to explore than say, strolling past rows upon rows of cars like at other shows. Usually, I’m not the biggest fan of car events on grass, but the quirkiness of this venue definitely made up for it. So, sit back and check out the highlights below…

 

 

Jack Smith’s Lexus GS300 on D2 / Air Lift suspension & Weds Kranze LXZ’s

@smithjack

 

 

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

@elmo_rh

 

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

@bigj_223

 

 

 

Chris Goring’s BMW E46 on BC Racing coilovers & WORK Meister M1’s

@larm46

 

Josh Mussell’s static Nissan 350Z on WORK Meister S1’s

@likehelldesign

 

Jordan O’Sullivan’s static Mini Cooper S on Tracer Tech 2’s

@jordzzz

 

Micheal Evans’ Lexus LS430 on Air Lift suspension & WORK Durandal DD5.2’s

@v8fag

 

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

@bm_bean

 

 

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

@juangti86

 

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

@cptnlow

 

Frederik Ceulemans’ bagged Mk1 Scirocco w/16VT & BBS RS

@joenge

 

 

 

Edd Fell’s Mk2 Audi TT on Air Lift suspension & BBS E28’s

@3ddr0

 

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

@e46_alex

 

Andy Willems’ bagged 1973 Mercedes-Benz S280 W108 on 18″ Intro Wheels

@willemsandy80

 

Jon Naish’s Nissan President on hydraulic suspension

@johnnynaish

 

Sven Haegeman’s bagged BMW E12 528 on BBS Style19′s

@haegemansven

 

 

Scott Paterson’s static BMW E36 Touring on Throwing Stars

@scottpatersonphoto

 

Rob Blackwell’s Honda S2000 on Air Lift suspension & CCW D110′s

@rob_blackwell

 

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

@thomwilliams_

 

Eric French’s Mk2 VW Polo Coupe on Schmidt wheels

@ericfrenchie

 

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

(Click here to check out our feature on Rory’s Mercedes)

@rory_fourtyfour

 

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

@matty_mk1

 

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

@taxi_

 

 

 

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

@chrispy_clean

 

Andy Guyett’s BMW E36 Touring on Air Lift suspension & M Parallel’s

@gus247

 

Meguiar’s Ford Crown Victoria on Air Lift suspension

@meguiarsuk

 

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

@blackman_k

 

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

@players_jaylos

 

Mark Sime’s BMW E82 on Air Lift suspension on Zito wheels

@mark.sime

 

Shaun Fielding’s Porsche 911 on Fifteen52 Outlaw’s

@shaun2250

 

 

Roger Ramjet’s Audi B5 RS4 Avant 

@g60dw

 

Reece Chapman’s Mk1 Audi TT on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’s

@chapmanmx

 

Mark Riccioni’s Mk7 VW Golf R on Air Lift suspension

@mark_scenemedia

 

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

@1987soarer

 

Paul Burns’ bagged BMW E28 on Gotti’s

@b_instahype

 

 

Elliott Waterman’s static Renault 5

@ewr5

 

Tom Sandys’ Mk1 Audi TT on Air Lift suspension & Fifteen52 R43’s

@tomsandys

 

Liam Richardson’s bagged Beetle

@grease_ball13

 

 

Gary Morgan’s Mk1 Ford Escort

@gmbodycraft

 

Richard Harris’ Audi B7 A4 Avant on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform IND’s

@richard_thomas

 

Hannah Edwards’ Seat Leon on Air Lift suspension & Bentley wheels

@h14nnu

 

 

 

Darron Burrows’ Nissan 370Z

 

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

@oxfordcaraudio

 

Sam Harman’s Mk6 VW Jetta on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & Rotiform TMB’s

@samharman45_tsi_

 

Connor Hollamby’s bagged Mercedes-Benz W201 190E

@connorhollamby_

 

 

Sam Williams’ bagged Mazda MX5 on BBS RF’s

@samwilliamsz

 

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

@autofinesse

 

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

@letitgoletitflow

 

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

@gkbw

 

Bekir Iskender’s BMW E39 540i on Air Lift suspension & custom 19″ 3pc Alpina Softline’s

@beck34ist

 

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

@ethansexton

 

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

@_craigsims

 

Matt Vanstone’s Audi S3 on Air Lift suspension & RAD48 DR1’s

@m9tvy

 

Will Smith’s Audi D2 A8 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform CCV DDT’s

@renegadewill

 

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

@ollieberto

 

James Brown’s bagged Mercedes-Benz 190E on Rotiform MBZ’s

@jamesyesyesbrown

 

James Aveil’s bagged Mercedes-Benz W114

@james.aveil

 

David Hanagan’s Audi A5 Sportback on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform SPF’s

@david.hanagan

 

Tej Bajwa’s static BMW E30 M3 on ACS Type 1’s

@c9tej

 

Rash Bajwa’s BMW E34 M5 on BC Racing coilovers & Throwing Stars

@rash_4q

 

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

@shakey_studioincar

 

Max Wilde’s BMW M4

@maxwilde808

 

Nick Sahota’s BMW E34 540i on BC Racing coilovers & custom-built 3pc Throwing Stars

(Click here to check out our feature on Nick’s 540i)

@nicksinghsahota

 

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

@carlos_g88

 

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

@s30bmx

 

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

@markvw89

 

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

@lucybarlow1994

 

Hoho Chan’s BMW E92 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS2′s

@hoho15_nmls

 

 

RollHard: The Show was certainly one of the more unique car events on the calendar. With plenty of gorgeous cars to look at, gardens to explore, their own cinema, badminton (yep!), on-site tea rooms with ice cream and refreshments, as well as some very tasty food stalls (which makes a nice change!), it made for the perfect day out. For their first event at this venue, I think they did a fantastic job. Here’s to the next one – thanks for having us!

 

More info on RollHard:

RollHard website

RollHard on Facebook

RollHard on Instagram

 

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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!

RIIVA Design’s #SundayShowcase

Location: RIIVA Design HQ, Market Harborough

Date: 9 August 2015

 
 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

Following the successful BBQ hosted by Meguiar’s a few weeks ago that we attended, it wasn’t long after until the guys at RIIVA Design decided to throw their own open day. A chance to show off their premises, cars and available services whilst providing a meeting place to catch up with friends, and the all-important inclusive barbecue, of course. Catching a glimpse of people’s workplaces is always an added bonus to me, I find it really interesting – hopefully you do too! RIIVA have only been in the game for about a year now, in fact the BBQ was created to celebrate the one year milestone, and in that short period of time they’ve already made a big name for themselves with their impressive niche air-ride and boot install work. The guys behind RIIVA are some of the friendliest, down-to-earth people you’ll meet in the car community, and when they’re producing stunning work it was no surprise to see a massive turnout on the day with people coming from all over the country.

 

Cars were scattered around RIIVA’s unit

 

 


 

Jason Debono’s Mercedes C63 W205 on Gepfeffert / KW V3 suspension

 

 

Dale Buckley’s bagged Audi TT on BBS RS’s

 

Tom Inskip’s 1970 Mk1 Ford Escort on Air Lift bags & Schmidt TH-Line’s

 

Olly Barwell’s bagged Caddy van on Rotiform TMB’s

 

Wesley Keough’s static Mk4 Golf GTI on BBS RC’s

 

Aneysha Wakelin’s static 1964 Beetle

 

James Barton’s Mk1 Golf Swallowtail on Ronal Racing splits

 

 

Vick Nagi’s bagged Audi A4 Avant on 20″ RS5 rotor wheels

 

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

 

 

Josh Jones’ Mk2 Golf VR6

 

 

iKUSTOMS’ Volkswagen Notchback

 

Jordan Warren’s bagged Audi RS4 on Rotiform DUS’s

 

 

Daniel Allard’s Volvo 240 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s

 

Ben Young’s bagged VW Scirocco on Rotiform SPF’s

 

Sam McMahon’s Mk2 Golf G60 Syncro on BBS RS’s

 

Nick Ackroyd’s bagged Mk3 Scirocco on Rotiform CSW’s

 

left: Becky Evans’ BMW E21 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform BM1’s

 

 

 

RIIVA’s BMW E36 on Air Lift suspension, Rotiform ROC’s & Rocket Bunny kit

 

RIIVA’s Audi A6 C7 on Air Lift suspension V3 & 21″ Rotiform CCV’s

 

 

 

 

I know some of you will be thinking that these invite-only events must be pretentious, but let me tell you.. when you’re holding an event at your business premises, you can’t just invite the whole world. Things would quickly be getting out of hand, so keeping the event private is the best way for these kind of things. Thanks to the guys for the tour of the premises and delicious food, even if I was late! Slam Sanctuary will be back soon.

 

More info on RIIVA Design:

RIIVA Design website

RIIVA Design on Facebook

RIIVA Design on Instagram

 

 

Players Classic 2015

Location: Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester

Date: 13 June 2015

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

 

It’s that time of year again, Summer has finally arrived along with Players Classic – the immense car show that us petrol heads swarm upon to embrace the season. With people travelling from all over the World, Goodwood once again opened its doors to the Players crew, who are famous for hosting the UK’s biggest and most successful modified car shows. From classics to cars fresh out of the factory, from custom bikes to track cars, Players Classic has it all – there’s no doubt that it’s the best place to check out vehicle customisation on all levels and be able to appreciate our nation’s prime offerings. Boasting a huge Show and Shine area (which was expanded for this year), Air Lift Performance display, Trade village and BTCC track testing with Nicolas Hamilton throughout the day, there was something for everyone. Plus to keep with the traditional Goodwood motorsport theme, track time was available to those that pre-booked – so there were plenty of impressive track cars hooning around the historic circuit. So sit back, brace yourself for Slam Sanctuary’s longest write up yet, and enjoy my show highlights…

 

RIIVA Design’s demo cars taking on prime position on the Air Lift stand

 

Tom Gilbert’s BMW E36 with full Rocket Bunny wide arch kit, Air Lift suspension and Rotiform ROC wheels

 

Henry Gilbert’s Audi A6 C7 running Air Lift suspension and huge 21″ Rotiform CCV’s

 

Becky Evan’s bagged BMW E21 on a new set of Rotiform BM1’s

 

Robert Cumberbatch’s Hillman Imp on Air Lift and Ronal Racing 3pc splits + James Williams’ static Imp on Compomotive’s

 

 

Dean Meeson’s Lotus Esprit boasting a 24v Alfa Romeo V6 engine, air ride and Compomotive CXN wheels

 

Bruce Gowans’ BMW M135i with a full BTCC body kit, wrapped with a BMW Art Car inspired design by JD Wraps, plus a stunning air and audio install by Studio Incar. The car is finished off with a set of black Brada BR1’s

 

 

Lawrence Warner-Green’s BMW E60 bagged on Air Lift suspension by Studio Incar, sitting on a set of 20″ 3SDM 0.08’s

 

Also on the Studio Incar stand, Am Singh’s slammed E70 X5M on Brada BR1’s

 

Static BMW E28 on the SlammedUK stand rocking a set of Rondell 0067 split rims

 

Guy Higgs’ stripped BMW E30 track car, with an S50B32 engine swap and OZ Racing wheels

 

A JAGS Bodyshop Mercedes 190E Cosworth

 

Jack Ellis’ static Volkswagen B2 Passat on Votex wheels

 

Nathaniel Shannon Warth’s bagged BMW E28 featuring a BBS body kit and stepped-up BBS RS’s

 

 

Alex Wright’s static BMW E36 328i with SS Autowerks supplied over-fenders, engine raise kit and widened AC Schnitzer splits

 

Mark Allen’s Mk4 Golf estate with rear US bootlid

 

Ryan Powell’s Mk3 Golf VR6 bagged on gold-centred BBS LM’s

 

Kevve Raekelboom’s Belgian BMW E30 on AccuAir suspension and VIP Modular VXS210 wheels

 

 

Car Audio & Security’s Audi RS4 on Air Lift suspension and Rotiform INDT’s owned by Parm Panesar

 

Ryan Botton’s Phoenix yellow BMW Z3M Coupe on OZ Futura’s

 

Jaik-Meriden Golloghly’s Mini Cooper S on air ride and custom built Saab 900 Turbo splits

 

 

Tom Inskip’s 1970 Mk1 Ford Escort on Air Lift bags, AccuAir management and sitting on Schmidt TH-Line’s

 

Benny Rees’ RA28 Toyota Celica GT2000 on Racing Service Watanabe A-type’s

 

Jamie Hithcock’s static BMW Z4 on WORK Meister’s
(Click here to check out out our recent feature on Jamie’s Z4)

 

Tom Lilico’s bagged BMW Z3 rocking face mounted Lamborghini Diablo splits with 10j fronts and huge 11.5J (4.5″ lips) rears

 

 

Ricky Sadasivan’s static Technoviolet BMW E36 ‘vert on Gotti’s

 

 

Bruce Holder’s 1948 Series 1 Land Rover V8, dropped on a Rover P4 chassis

 

Ben Chandler’s Mk1 Jetta Coupe on Air Lift suspension and T5 steels

 

Nicholas Pritchard’s Ford RS Cosworth on Compomotive TH Motorsport wheels

 

Craig Levens’ bagged Mk5 Golf on 19″ RSV Forged 3pc splits, complimenting a Forge big brake kit

 

Steven Doe’s Alpine white BMW E21 on Air Lift suspension and CCW D110 wheels
(Click here to check out our recent feature on Steven’s E21)

 

Kay Singh’s BMW E30 M3 rocking a classic set of gold-centered BBS RS’s

 

 

Adam Hamill’s blue VW UP! on hydraulic suspension and BBS E55 centrelock wheels

 

 

Charlie Sixbe’s Gulf-inspired Mk5 Golf on 18″ Rotiform VCE’s

 

Patric James’ VW Corrado running Air Lift suspension and Schmidt TH-Line’s

 

 

A BMW E38 Alpina B12 / 740i V8 dropped on coilovers

 

Darren’s bagged Mk4 Golf on Carline split rims

 

Ben Walker’s BMW E28 on OZ Breyton’s, dropped with Broadway Static coilovers and running an SS Autowerks’ engine raise kit

 

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Rich Tapp’s static Nissan Skyline R32 on OZ Futura’s

 

Tom Heap’s Mercedes 300CE with Zender bodykit, BMW E36 Vader seats, custom air suspension and  OZ Futura’s

 

 

Prakash Thanky’s M50B25-swapped BMW E21 with Air Lift custom suspension and Carline CM2 split rims

 

A static Honda EK Civic on 15×9 WORK Meister wheels

 

Steve Fraser’s Mk6 Golf GTI on Air Lift suspension and ceramic polished Rotiform CCV’s

 

Kristof Mombaerts’ static Porsche 964 on Rotiform LVS’s

 

Andy Willems’ bagged 1973 Mercedes S280 W108 and 18″ Intro Wheels

 

Matt Edge’s 1968 Porsche 911T sitting on 16″ BBS RS001’s

 

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

 

 

Immi Hussain’s BMW E46 saloon on hydraulic suspension and OZ Futura’s

 

Kevin Fitzgerald’s E30 325i Touring on Air Lift suspension and Klutch SL1 wheels
(Click here to check out our feature on Kevin’s E30)

 

Ross Ward’s bagged BMW E36 M3 on custom face-mounted ACS’s

 

Lucy Barlow’s BMW E21 on air ride and 14″ Compomotive TF 3pc splits

 

Will Smith’s Polo 6N bagged on Air Lift suspension and 15″ Rotiform ROC’s

 

 

Richard Payne’s ‘Milestone 71’ Porsche 964 on KW Suspension and Rotiform STR’s

 

 

Oli Bourne’s static BMW E30 coupe on 16″ Gotti splits

 

FYD Apparel’s 1966 Cadillac Coupe Deville

 

Laurence Turner’s static BMW E10 1602

 

Paige Walton’s ‘S6 Wraps’ static BMW E91 320d Touring on 18″ Rota Grid’s

 

Jack Buckley’s static Mk2 Golf on Schmidt TH-Line’s

 

Luke Polyblank’s Mk2 Golf on slammed on air ride and BBS E30’s

 

 

Beth Halsey’s VW Lupo on Air Lift suspension, widened arches, and wheels ceramic polished by Felgen Werkes

 

Nicolas Wlostowski’s 1973 Karmann Ghia on custom split steelies/smoothies

 

James Aveil’s bagged Mercedes-Benz W114 on SSR Visconti split rims

 

Edward Johnston’s static BMW E36 Touring with an S50B30 engine swap

 

 

Alex Perkin’s static BMW F82 435i on ST coilovers and Rotiform CCV’s

 

 

Max Fleckney’s KP Toyota Starlet on Advan A3A wheels

 

Tej’s BMW E30 M3 finished in Santorini Blue and sitting on ACS splits

 

James Brown’s Mercedes 190E 2.6 on Air Lift suspension and custom 17″ Rotiform 8-hole’s

 

Dale Buckley’s Audi TT on Air Lift suspension

 

Ian Clement’s bagged BMW 1M on Air Lift suspension and Rotiform OZT’s

 

Nick Singh Sahota’s BMW E30 M3 with S54-swap, Bugatti centrelock wheels and Air Lift suspension & audio install by Studio Incar

 

 

Ben Anson’s bagged BMW E21 on Schmidt TH-Line’s

 

Rob Goodwin’s Audi RS4 Avant on Air Lift and Rotiform SPF’s

 

 

Jake Hilling’s bagged 1965 Beetle on widened smoothies

 

 

Austin Greatorex’s Mk5 Golf bagged on Air Lift suspension by RIIVA Design and sitting on Rotiform SCN’s finished in Rose gold

 

 

James Fisher’s VW Bora widened, bagged and tucking 20″ Bentley wheels

 

Sam’s bagged Mk6 Golf R on BBS E28’s

 

Michael Ralph’s Mk4 R32 and James Harper’s Audi S3

 

Our static BMW E24 635CSi on 17″ OZ Futura’s and SS Autowerks’ engine raise kit

 

I hope you have enjoyed my highlights from what was yet another incredible Players Classic. Just like last year, the weather started off rough but finally turned good in the end. There’s something about Goodwood’s heritage and stunning surroundings that makes this show so engaging. Furthermore, the organisers were somewhat more relaxed this time around, allowing people to park freely, which actually worked out surprisingly well. Instead of having cars lined up in rows (which can be boring, and cars get missed), they were scattered about throughout the paddocks, making the show evermore appealing with the extra space an added bonus. As far as UK shows go, this is a hard one to top. See you at the next one.

Early Edition 2015

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

Edition38’s Show and Shine is quite some time away, but why should we have to wait until then? Luckily the organisers of one of the Summer’s biggest VAG shows seem to share this view, and yet again saved us from our show blues with their newer show, Early Edition, which kicked off as usual at The Saints stadium in Northampton. Early Edition has always been a relatively small show, it is of course mainly a warm up event for the big one later on in the year. But unsurprisingly, it is forever growing. The attendance, like last year, was off the chain. They’ve had to expand the show ground itself to give everyone more space, which means even more show cars. Also I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I much prefer shows that are on tarmac, it’s where cars belong, right? It always beats shooting a car on a grass field.

 

On to the show, and I’ll start things off with Oxford Car Audio’s awesome Audi S5 demo car, sitting on Air Lift bags and Avant Garde F541 SPEC1 wheels.

 

 

Opposite, Joe Caudwell’s supercharged Audi RS5 was equally jaw dropping, bagged by Plush Automotive with AccuAir suspension and also rocking a set of Avant Garde carbon split rims, F431 SPEC2’s. I think the dude on the floor must’ve been eyeing up some brakes.. ha.

 

 

I loved the colour of Jak Johnston’s LHD 1981 Mk1 Golf GL and I’m looking forward to seeing it on a set of BBS E49’s in the very near future!

 

 

I was admiring Dale Buckley’s Mk1 Audi TT back at Ultimate Dubs, but it was nice to finally see that fresh new colour outdoors. It looks even better than I’d previously thought, along with those gorgeous BBS RS’s.

 

 

 

The recent addition of Rotiform LHR’s have done great things for Will Smith’s Polo, which is still one of the cleanest 6N2’s you’ll ever come across.

 

 

It is refreshing to see that more and more air-cooled cars are being accepted into the community, here we have Aneysha Wakelin’s ’64 and Kirsty Greatrex’s ’69 Beetles.

 

 

 

 

For me personally, Matty Loveridge’s Miami Blue Mk1 Golf swallowtail was car of the show. I’ve always had a soft spot for this car back when it was on BBS RS’, but he’s recently added a super cool set of Compomotive Turbo’s and bagged the car on Air Lift suspension. I thought it’d be difficult to top what he already had, but Matty has done it. And to perfection.

 

 

 

You’ve gotta love a bagged Audi Avant, Nick Bulmer’s A4 here on huge 20″ BBS RS2’s and AccuAir suspension.

 

 

Adam Wyatt unveiled the new look for his Vento only very recently at Ultimate Dubs, but it looks like he’s already changed the wheels to a set of Advan 3 spokes which work incredibly well.

 

 

Continuing with the ‘traffic light’ colours, check out Matt Woodgate’s A4 on Air Lift suspension and Rotiform splits finished completely in black.

 

 

 

Finishing up with those colours is Luke Polyblank’s bagged Mk2 Golf on a gorgeous set of Gotti’s. I love the rear heckblende which really pulls the body striping together.

 

 

 

Over on the StillStatic stand, VRS Northampton’s Mk7 Golf R stopped me in my tracks. It must be the lowest static Golf R around, surely? Finished off nicely with big brakes and mbDESIGN wheels.

 

 

The colour combination of Nick Ackroyd’s Scirocco was something else… Viper Green paintwork and gold centred Rotiform CSW’s, what a thing of beauty. Along with an interior and boot build by RIIVA Design and EDGE Automotive, this car everything you could want in a show car.

 

 

 

BBS E50’s have to be one of the all time greatest wheel designs, which go so well on Jason Buckley’s Mk1 Golf. Early Edition was certainly a haven for all kinds of Mk1 goodness.

 

 

I’m starting to see that glorious signature ceramic polished finish on a lot of wheels recently, all hailing from the guys at Felgen Werkes. Here’s Tim Smith’s Mk4 R32 rocking his finished set of WatercooledIND’s.

 

 

And look, another ceramic polish finish on Kats Giles’ widened Mk5 Golf… although this time with a stunning set of Rotiform LHR’s.

 

 

Over on the Players’ stand, I’m glad Kiran Mistry got his Mk1 back on the road after an unfortunate incident prior to Ultimate Dubs a couple of month’s ago. It’s now looking awesome.

 

 

It’s pretty cool to see a bagged Seat Leon, as they’re not a car you see that often. Nicola Sidney’s Mk2 shown here on an eye-catching set of OZ Pegasus splits.

 

 

And believe it or not, more pink wheels… D2 Forged on Mark Lampard’s bagged Audi TTS.

 

 

You thought I was done with the Mk1’s? Too bad.. there’s more to come. Jacob Moore’s example was getting a lot of attention due to its classic BBS combo, absolutely timeless.

 

 

Shaking up the game, however, was Route 32’s immaculate Mk1, which has been around for a while now, and always popular due to that R32 engine conversion and stunning interior. This year they’ve added a set of custom B-Star wheels which look incredible on the car, especially with that contrasting turquoise centre colour.

 

 

 

 

I do enjoy seeing people think outside the box of the ‘usual wheels’, and making different choices. There’s so many wheels out there. The 20″ OZ Superturismo’s work great on this bagged Scirocco.

 

 

More of that Felgen Werkes polished magic on Georgie Marlow’s BBS RM’s complimenting her Mk1.

 

 

 

The second time I’ve seen Auto Finesse’s Air Lift equipped Mk2 demo car, and it looks even better in daylight. That BBS bodykit really makes the car!

 

 

 

So I’ve shown you my highlights of the show, now I’m going to take you outside into the surrounding car parks where there’s more wonderful cars to see, including lots of non-VAG. I’ll start with Olly Snow’s stunning Mulberry Mk3 VR6 on BBS RS.

 

 

Considering what bargains S8’s are nowadays, I’m surprised we’re not seeing more of them. Billy Hilton just slammed his awesome example on KW coilovers and 20″ Rotiform SNA’s.

 

 

It’s a car we all saw a lot of last year, and a relief to finally see back out again… Becky Evans’ beautiful BMW E21 bagged on BBS RS.

 

 

The VIP Modular VX210 wheels on Mark Gunning’s Audi A5 are monstrous, check out the size of those lips! Bagged by Only Charged Dubs, this car sits extremely well too.

 

 

 

Some more handiwork from Only Charged Dubs, with Josh Hall’s Mk6 on Autostrada Modena’s.

 

 

These BBS GT004’s looked glorious on Myles Collins’ R32.

 

 

 

It’s been a while since I’ve shot James Aveil’s Mercedes W114, I love this thing.

 

 

Of course there’s Rory Hamilton’s W115, too. These two looked fantastic together and it’s cool to see more of these big Mercs already this year.

 

 

I really dig Alex Herman’s E46 M Sport, it really suits those 2-piece OZ Mito Type 3’s.

 

 

Here’s a double whammy of white centred BBS RF’s, firstly on a pre-facelift E36 ‘vert…

 

 

And another set working equally well on Alex Hurd’s bagged E46 M Sport.

 

 

 

Steven Doe made the trip from down South in his stunning BMW E21, bagged on CCW wheels. I’ve shot the car a lot already this year, but it’s still a clear favourite.

 

 

Parked alongside was Chris Phillips static Lexus IS300, looking incredible on stepped-up BBS RS. Chris has recently fitted some Vertex skirts which makes it hard to believe this car is static.. tough as hell!

 

 

 

Being a BMW enthusiast myself, something like this will always make my heart melt. I loved Jake Ryan’s 318is, bagged and on OZ Futura’s. A strong look.

 

 

 

I’ll finish up with some LikeHell Design repping, starting off with Jamie Hitchcock’s static BMW Z4 that we recently featured (click here to check out the feature).

 

 

And more WORK wheels on Josh Mussell’s (the man behind LikeHell) static Nissan 350Z.

 

 

This was the first time I’d come across this, but that white centred WORK Meister look seems to work on a lot of platforms. Check out Nath Howell’s bagged Subaru Impreza. Cool or what!?

 

 

Finally, Jordan O’Sullivan’s R53 Mini Cooper S on Carline CM6’s remains to be one of the nicest Mini’s out there.

 

 

That’s it for our Early Edition coverage. As usual, the event was huge… just imagine how big Edition38 is going to be later on in the year. Unlike Ultimate Dubs, the organisers here didn’t allow ANY non-VAG into the main show this time, even on trade stands. How do you feel about this? We want to know, leave your thoughts in the comments. However we’re still glad that there was such a large turnout even in the car park, it shows you’re all interested nonetheless. Thanks to Edition38 for having us, we’ll see you again at the main Show and Shine on 4/5/6 September. Next up on our agenda is The Car Show Collective’s ‘Show of Shows’ in Kent on the 17th May. Don’t miss it!