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Westside Treffen 2016

Date: 25 September 2016

Location: Chalfont St. Peter Cricket Club, Gerrards Cross

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

Westside Treffen is the hidden gem of modified car shows in the UK. It really does surprise me how many people don’t know of its existence when I mention it. From people that have been, including all the regulars, you’ll constantly hear “Come to Westside. It’s THE most chilled out show.” Well, they ain’t lying! The quality of cars on display is usually top notch too, and that’s partly what makes this show awesome. It could also have something to do with the time of year, being the last outdoor event on the calendar, a lot of people are about to tuck their show cars away for winter. Westside is one final stage for your pride and joy to make a spectacle before the new show season (Unless you’re attending Ultimate Stance this weekend, of course – but the crowd there is slightly different). The ideology for Westside is pretty simple really. Book out a cricket club on the outskirts of West London, bring your friends and their cars (of which 80% happen to be concourse condition classic Volkswagens), get the family to help out with some incredible home-cooked food, 80s/90s music and you’re onto a winner. It’s no surprise that the show has grown year on year but still remains a small, relaxed event.

 

Julian Loose’s widebody Audi B5 RS4 on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & RAD48 RSI’s

@julesloose

 

 

Shaun Grazette’s BMW E92 on Air Lift suspension & Blitz Technospeed Z1’s

@sasag01

 

Liam Chapman’s BMW E46 on BC Racing coilovers & Rotiform BLQ’s

@liam_e46_

 

Sandeep Gill’s BMW E30 325i cabriolet on Air Lift suspension & Schmidt TH-Line’s

@sgill78

 

 

Adam Farrington’s Seat Leon

 

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

@shakey_studioincar

 

 

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

@bm_bean

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

@p5uml

 

 

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

@renegadewill

 

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

@markvw89

 

Gursh Chohan’s BMW E30 cabriolet on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS

@gursh_cc

 

Scott Paterson’s BMW E36 Touring on BC Racing coilovers & Throwing Stars

@scottpatersonphoto

 

Sam Ratcliffe’s BMW E46 M3 on APEX ARC-8’s

@samratcliffe_

 

HTS Motorsport’s M52-swapped BMW E30 Touring on Air Lift suspension & Schmidt TH-Line’s

@htsmotorsport

 

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

@likehelldesign

 

 

Jamie Hitchcock’s static BMW Z4 on WORK Meister S1’s

@bigj_223

 

Kay Singh’s BMW E30 M42-Turbo on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform TMB’s

@kaysinghh

 

 

 

Car Audio & Security’s Porsche 964 on Rotiform FUC’s

@caraudiosecurity

 

Car Audio & Security’s Dodge Challenger SRT on Air Lift suspension

@f2jbl

 

Car Audio & Security’s BMW M4 & E30 M3

@caraudiosecurity

 

Car Audio & Security’s BMW M4 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform RSE’s

@caraudiosecurity

 

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

@caraudiosecurity

 

Mark Fisher’s Volkswagen Mk5 Golf GTI Edition30 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS-GT’s

@mark_five_golf

 

Car Audio & Security’s Audi RS2 on Rotiform STR’s

@caraudiosecurity

 

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

@f3jbl

 

 

PROFUSION Customs’ Porsche 964 RWB on WORK Meister S1′s

@profusioncustoms / @rwbuk

 

George Assi’s BMW E24 635CSI on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS

@georgeassi

 

 

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

@e46_alex

 

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

@ollieberto

 

 

Jay Kalsi’s static BMW E30 cab on OZ Futura’s

@yung_kromez

 

 

Jas Singh Bains’ static BMW E38 on OZ Breyton’s

@jaswiththeseven

 

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

 

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

@classic_stance

 

Bally Hanspal’s BMW E46 M3 cabriolet on Air Lift suspension & ACS Type 2’s

@bally_hanspal

 

 

Kelly Holliday’s VW Mk4 Golf R32 on AccuAir suspension & HRE 501′s

@hrekel32

 

David Sanders’ VW Mk5 Golf Edition30 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS

@dav_sanders

 

 

Anton Elliott’s VW Mk1 Golf

 

Jeeten Ghedia’s BMW E38 on BC Racing coilovers

@j33ten

 

Ben Macrae’s bagged VW Mk6 Golf on 3SDM 0.06’s

@ben_macrae

 

Tony Saund’s Audi C5 S6 on BC Racing coilovers & Radi8 R8A10’s

@dfinitiv

 

 

 

Michelle Waters’ widebody Audi B5 S4 on Air Lift suspension & RAD48 VR’s

@chelle_df

 

Stuart Connell’s VW Mk2 Golf GTI on Air Lift suspension & BBS RM’s

@audi_stu

 

Harry Chodha’s bagged Mk1 Golf Cabriolet on BBS RS

@harry_chodha

 

Kos Loizou’s BMW E24 635CSI on ACT splits

@bubblebmw

 

 

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

@lucybarlow1994

 

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

@dubfordstyling

 

 

 

 

 

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

@joe_t25

 

Joe Saunders’ VW Mk3 Golf TFSI on OZ Turbo’s

@g3_oem

 

Carl Levy’s VW Mk1 Caddy on BBS RM’s

@cars_cats_ink

 

 

Rad Khalil’s Audi B7 RS4 on Air Lift suspension & BBS E28’s

@rs4rad

 

 

I’m really pleased that Westside has stuck to the same venue. It seems like they could move somewhere bigger every year with ease. Instead, they stick to what they know and what works. Let’s face it, there’s plenty of larger shows you can visit, but this is partly what makes Westside unique. Some worry about getting their car into the show because of the limited space – I say just turn up earlier! I think I said it in my previous article, but 2016 has not been kind to us in regards to rain… Luckily the rain stayed away for this show, but it had been chucking it down the previous night, which meant wet roads on route to the show. This blatantly put a few people off, but it just so happened that people turned up a bit later than usual. The show was heaving. I turned up, caught up with loads of friends, admired some impressive cars, and feasted on some fantastic Jamaican and Indian food. What’s not to love? If you’ve still not been to Westside, you’ve been missing out.

We’ll catch you all very soon with our booth at Ultimate Stance (Telford International Centre) on Sunday 30th October.

 

More info on Westside Treffen:

Westside website

Westside on Facebook

Westside on Instagram

 

 

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Retro Rides Gathering 2016

Date: 28 August 2016

Location: Shelsley Walsh, Worcester

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

It’s that time of year where we take a break from the usual shenanigans of static ‘stance-orientated’ car shows, and head deep into the British countryside… more specifically, the idyllic Shelsley Walsh in Worcester, to the historic hill climb. It’s here that every year, members of the Retro Rides forums get together for one big event, the ‘Gathering’. Now, this isn’t like any typical car show. Here you’ll find cars that you won’t see anywhere else, in fact, a lot of them only attend this one event on the calendar, and I’m pretty sure a lot of them aren’t even that active on social media. I know right, that sort of messes up our usual style of event coverage, but let’s go with it. Anyway, I’ve been attending the Retro Rides Gathering since 2013, and it just keeps getting better, year on year (regardless of the weather). Over this time I’ve noticed that more and more classic car enthusiasts are finding out about this motorsport-orientated event, bringing a higher calibre of cars each time I visit.

 

IF IT’S RETRO, IT’S COOL…

 

It’s as simple as that. There’s a huge sense of appreciation for all marques at this event – and no whining about what and what isn’t acceptable like in the VAG scene. You’ll see everything from rat-look to fully prepped race cars. And it’s not just the high-performance cars that get a go up the hill climb either, the variety of cars can be hilarious at times – even a hearse went up this year (which you’ll find below)! I’ve done my best to select the images that show off what the Gathering is all about… A broad range of cars, but still focusing on what you guys and gals come to Slam Sanctuary for. But first, let’s take a look at some of the cars that ventured up the hill.

 

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

@stevenfoxall

 

 

Retropower’s Audi Sport Quattro SWB rep

@retropower_marc

 

 

Joshua Tamwar O’Sullivan’s Mazda MX5

@joshuatamwar

 

 

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

@jamesandrew_67

 

Pipey McGraw’s W8-powered Volkswagen K70

@pipey_mcgraw

 

 

 

Jonathan Briggs’ Renault Extra Van w/GT Turbo conversion

@brigsygtt

 

Andy Bower’s Mk1 Ford Capri

 

Luke Herbert’s Mk2 Volkswagen Polo

@lukeherbss

 

Adam Hazlewood’s M52-swapped BMW E30

 

 

 

Tom Barry’s BMW E30 325i

@tom.barry

 

David Whitefield’s Cadillac Brougham Hearse

 

Richard Woolmer’s Austin A35

 

Alex Penberthy’s Mk2 Volkswagen Polo

@alex_86c

 

Daniel Lark’s C33 Nissan Laurel

@sundance_lark

 

Luke Drinan’s Mk2 Ford Escort

@lukedrinan

 

Rob Phillips’ M50-swapped BMW E30

@rob_phillips

 

Murray Eversham’s Ford Escort RS Turbo

@murray_eversham

 

James Cass’ C32 Nissan Laurel

@jamesblackletter

 

Mark Brown’s BMW E30 M3 on KW suspension & BBS Magnesium split rims

@mark_e21

 

 

ON TO THE CLUB FIELD…

 

If the burnouts, tyre smoke and the sound of cars going up the hill climb get a bit too much, there’s always a chance to take a stroll through the club field. Now, unlike most static car shows, the display part of the Gathering is made up of club stands – these are pre-booked prior to the event. This works really well, guaranteeing groups of friends the ability to park up together for the day. There’s also a “Retro Parking” area, too, which allows cars that turn up on the day to still be involved.

 

Benny Rees’ 1976 Toyota Celica GT on WORK Equip Spirit 11’s (front) & SSR Riverside R109’s (rear)

@shootall

 

 

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

@flatliner32

 

Lily Carton’s Nissan Silvia S14

@lilyfive

 

 

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

@dean_esprit

 

Chris’ bagged Ginetta G15

@cjimp

 

 

Joe Scott’s BMW E21 on Compomotive TS501’s

@joe_e21

 

Luke Polyblank’s Toyota AE86

@lukas_ae86

 

Anthony Steel’s Volvo 240 on Advan SA3R’s

@letpigsfly1

 

Carl Raine’s Fiat 126

@93carlraine

 

Audi RS2 Avant

 

BMW E34 Touring

 

C10 Nissan Skyline

 

 

Mark Bullock’s Vauxhall Cavalier Turbo

 

Conor Elliott’s Volkswagen Mk2 Golf

@thatconorkiddy

 

Si McNally’s VR6-swapped Volkswagen Mk2 Golf on Fifteen52 Formula TR’s

@si_wcs

 

Eden Cayless’ VW Type2 on Gotti’s

@eden__rh

 

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

@arfan.retrobling

 

 

 

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

@lamodz_official

 

 

 

BMW E12 Alpina B7 S Turbo

 

 

William Harris’ Austin Mini Clubman

@hegnirst

 

 

 

Adam Burton’s Mercedes-Benz W123 on hydraulic suspension

@hardslamadam

 

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

@jamesandrew_67

 

 

Robin Whitfield’s ‘Bosozoku-style’ Nissan Sunny

@epic_specialz

 

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

@seannaayyy

 

LET’S END WITH A BURNOUT…

 

 

There’s not much more I can say really, other than if you haven’t been to Retro Rides Gathering before, don’t let yourself miss it again – book it in the diary for next year. You’ll be amazed by the unmatchable vibe that it possesses. With wacky, rare and intriguing cars, it’s completely different to any other automotive event on the calendar, something I constantly tell people when they ask about it. We will be back again next year, without a doubt.

 

More info on Retro Rides Gathering:

Retro Rides Gathering website

Retro Rides Gathering on Facebook 

Retro Rides Gathering 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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FittedUK 2016 – Part 2

Date: 31 July 2016

Location: EventCity, Manchester

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

Welcome back to our FittedUK coverage – in this final part I’ll take you through the remaining highlights from the incredible show at EventCity, the new location for 2016. You’ve already seen that the event was full of high quality cars and now it’s about to get even better. It’s time to take a look into the carpeted hall, show a few gems that we missed from the rest of the venue and even more of the cars from the Slam Sanctuary booth. There’s something special about an event of this size. All the excess space glorifies the cars on show, allowing you to fully admire them. When they’re squashed together (like at a lot of smaller shows) you’re much more likely to walk straight past or pay less attention. FittedUK was like an art exhibition for cars… They truly nailed what a static automotive event should be. Anyway, on to the all-important photos…

 

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

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

@rory_fourtyfour

 

 

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

@alex6r

 

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

@oldrag57

 

 

 

Grant Owens’ Audi 100 on Rayvern Hydraulic suspension

@granty_gee

 

 

 

 

Jake Parsons’ wide-arch VW Mk5 Golf GTI on Air Lift suspension & stepped-up BBS RS’s

@ekajsnosrap

 

 

 

Richard Colvill’s custom Porsche 911 “Porkchop” on Fuchs’

@corv26

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

 

 

 

 

 

Day’s Mini Cooper on Air Lift suspension & BBS LM’s

@slammeduk_day

 

Rhys Armstrong’s bagged VW Lupo on Gottis

@rhysy1996

 

 

 

Pete Matthews’ Audi TT on Air Lift suspension & stepped-up BBS RS’s

@lighthairedpete

 

 

 

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

@dean_esprit

 

 

 

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

@s30bmx

 

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

@kagggie

 

 

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

@smithjack

 

 

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

@roooth

 

 

 

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

@will_dra

 

Matt Neilson’s Honda Integra DC5 on Air Lift suspension & SSR Longchamp’s

@mattxneilson

 

 

 

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

@alex_3b

 

Wayne Kelly’s bagged VW Mk5.5 Jetta on EC62 wheels

@jetta_mk5.5

 

 

Kelly Holliday’s Mk4 Golf R32 on AccuAir suspension & HRE 501′s

@hrekel32

 

Dave Mcdiarmid’s BMW E46 on Air Lift suspension & custom-built Style32 splits

@dmcd_46

 

 

Adam Hutchings’ static Volkswagen Mk1 Jetta on Stern splits

@hutch123

 

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

@x18ndy

 

Tony Cousins’ VW Scirocco R on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & Rotiform SCN’s

@shinless.90

 

 

 

Daniel Sanders’ Audi S5 on AccuAir suspension & WatercooledIND LP1’s

@r9trd

 

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

@s_crompton

 

 

 

Prakash Thanky’s M52-swapped BMW E21 on Air Lift suspension & CCW D110′s

@prakash_thanky

 

Tom Healey’s Mk2 Golf on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’s

@texastom_lowcollective

 

 

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

@addms

 

 

Alan Edward’s bagged Audi A3 on DAMNRAW wheels

@alanedwards

 

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

@p5uml

 

 

 

Apparently next year’s show will have cars hanging from the ceiling! When I first heard that, I thought “really…?” but after seeing what these guys can pull off, I wouldn’t be surprised if they get it done. Not only was this my favourite UK show of the year so far, it was Slam Sanctuary’s best stand yet – thank you to everyone that came and picked something up in our Summer Sale and had a look around the cars on display; Nick Sahota’s E34, Sumil Pancholi’s E39, Sean Crompton’s E36 and Mark Allen’s Mk4 wagon. If you missed out on our sale, fear not, you can still shop online and get 30% OFF until the end of August. I’m super excited to see what the FittedUK team have up their sleeves for 2017 – if you didn’t get the chance to go this year, mark the following date on your calendar: Sunday 30th July 2017. We’ll be there – hopefully you will be too.

 

More info on FittedUK:

FittedUK website

FittedUK on Facebook

FittedUK on Instagram

 

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Gravity 2016

Date: 17 July 2016

Location: NAEC, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

Launching a new automotive event in the congested UK show circuit is a daunting task. For people that do what we do, a dedicated show is the ultimate dream and accomplishment, which our friends at Slammed UK have managed to achieve this year with their debut show ‘Gravity’. With more and more shows popping up on the calendar, the venue has become the ‘make or break’ factor. Jordan, the main man behind Slammed UK and Gravity, spent a lot of time getting it right, opting for NAEC at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire – just outside of Coventry. An ideal central location, easily accessible for the rest of the country, and with plenty of indoor space – absolutely critical now that the British weather has become as unpredictable as ever. With two halls; a VIP-style room similar to those at Ultimate Dubs, a main hall with barn-like lighting & attributes, plus a large outside area, there was a nice contrast of backdrops which makes for an overall captivating feeling. Slammed UK are known for their variation in the car scene and their show was the perfect example of that. Take a look at our highlights…

 

Paul Burns’ bagged BMW E28 on Gottis

@b_instahype

 

 

 

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

@joe.stubbss

 

Jack Parson’s Volvo S40 on D2 / Air Lift suspension & BBS SR’s

@ecm__jack

 

Daniel Coates’ Mk6 Golf GTI on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform BLQ-T’s

@dco473s

 

Mat Finch’s Porsche 997 Gen1 CSR on HRE forged wheels

@matfinchuk

 

Chris Howes’ VW T5 on Air Lift suspension & Detroit Steel Wheels

@cr55how

 

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Luke Shaw’s Mk3 Golf on Air Lift suspension & BBS RC041’s

@emkaythree

 

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

@_samcurtis

 

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

@autofinesse

 

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

@elmo_rh

 

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

@lamodz_official

 

 

 

Danny Webster’s bagged Mk6 Ford Fiesta on BBS RS’s

@dannyfidi3

 

 

Abi Clarke’s VW Beetle on Air Lift suspension & 3SDM 0.08’s

@shwwty

 

Rich Knowles’ Mazda MX5 on hydraulic suspension & WORK Meister S1’s

@igglepiggle_time

 

Joshua Woodward’s Mini Cooper S on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’s

@joshhwoodward

 

Shaun Grazette’s BMW E92 on Air Lift suspension & Blitz Technospeed Z1’s

@sasag01

 

 

Sam Roden’s bagged Renault Clio 197 on OZ Futura’s

@samrodenn

 

Joe Chatfield’s Mk2 Jetta on Air Lift suspension & Fuchs’

@joejetski94

 

Ben Hughes’ bagged Mini Cooper on Fifteen52 Tarmac’s

@ben_r56

 

 

Team SPB’s Mercedes-Benz CLS on hydraulic suspension & Vossen CV7’s

@teamspb

 

 

 

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

@dean_esprit

 

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

@stevenfoxall

 

James Cowley’s static wide body Honda S2000 on WORK Meister S1’s

@jimbo_s2k_uk

 

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

@rob_blackwell

 

 

Kaz Singh’s BMW E39 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LHR’s

@kaz_singh

 

Adam Moore’s Mk4 Golf on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform IND-T’s

@adds20vt

 

Tom Grimshaw’s Audi Q3 on AccuAir suspension & Rotiform IND-T’s

 

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

@ronn_x_

 

Sam Dean’s VW Lupo on Air Lift suspension & custom Exip wheels

@sammdean

 

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

@gtrzak

 

 

 

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

@robertiain

 

 

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

@aajware

 

 

Dan Taylor’s BMW E46 M3 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS2’s

@dte46

 

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

@thomwilliams_

 

Meguiar’s Ford Crown Victoria on Air Lift suspension

@meguiarsuk

 

 

 

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

@p5uml

 

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

@birk999

 

Charlie Evans’ static BMW E28 on AC Schnitzer Type 1’s

@charlie__evans

 

 

George Powell’s static Hillman Imp on Ultralite wheels

@george_powell96

 

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

@looooony

 

 

Tom Heap’s bagged Mercedes-Benz C124 on WORK Meister S1’s

@tommk1

 

Az Riz’s BMW E92 on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & WORK VS-XX’s

@azriz

 

 

 

Joe Addison’s static BMW E36 cabriolet on Gotti’s

@joeaddisonyo

 

Beinn Dale Goodchild’s static Polo Coupe

@beinndg

 

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

@henry_slamsanctuary

 

Lee Curtis’ Audi C5 A6 Allroad on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform CCV DDT’s

THIS CAR IS FOR SALE – CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

@curtisg40

 

 

So, did Gravity exceed our expectations? I’d say so. It’s difficult to stand out from other shows, but the choice of venue completely made it for us. We don’t always want to see a perfect looking show hall, and Gravity’s main hall was different to most shows – with more of an air-cooled vibe to it, which actually worked really well with the range of cars on display. Of course, being a debut show, there were a few things that could be improved on, but that’s to be expected – I’m sure Jordan and the team now have plenty to think about and are already planning next year’s show. If you missed it, don’t think twice about attending in 2017 – Gravity is definitely one to watch.

 

More info on Gravity/Slammed UK:

Gravity website

Slammed UK on Facebook

Slammed UK on Instagram

 

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OEM+ – Nick Sahota’s 1994 BMW E34 540i

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

If you’re an avid BMW fan, you’ve most probably heard of Nick Sahota, the owner of the bright orange E30 M3 on air that we recently featured. Sure, the M3 is an incredible car, but it’s just one of the many stunning vehicles in his garage, which also includes a brand new X6 M, supercharged Kahn Range Rover, Aston Martin V8 Vantage – plus the recently acquired Ferrari Testarossa and Lamborghini Diablo. So yeah, there’s no hiding that Nick likes to splash the cash on his toys, but he still stays true to his motoring roots, a marque which he can never seem to get away from, BMW. He grew up with these cars, and is still a true enthusiast at heart. He also owns several E30’s to go along with the M3, in addition to an E34 M5 and E34 Alpina B10, which brings us on nicely to today’s feature car, the E34 540i. Unsurprisingly, he actually owned a 540i/6 a few years ago, which became an engine donor for his E30 V8 project car, alas the rest of the car was broken and sold on for parts. In hindsight, I’m sure he somewhat regrets it now. The 540i, and especially manual examples, have become more and more popular over the last couple of years. They used to be sold for peanuts, whereas they’ve now become recognised as one of BMW’s best classic V8 examples. With a manual box, they are now fetching upwards of 5k+, and that usually gets you a dog of a car. With so few left in the UK, Nick had to look further afield when he had his heart set on finding another manual car.

 

 

I actually remember when Nick started the hunt for a 540, as I helped him in the search of the UK for a decent example, alas, they all seemed to be autos and had ridiculous price tags attached to them. So, he started looking on some European websites and came across a few examples with much better spec, condition and prices than the ones in the UK at the time. One particular example in Poland caught his eye. After that, everything happened unbelievably quickly. He tracked down a friend that spoke Polish, who sorted out the sale for him, and even flew over and drove the car back to the UK – now that’s dedication!

 

 

You’ve got to really want a car to buy it blindly, let alone from another country! I saw the car a few days after it arrived back in the UK… His gamble had paid off. It was in better condition than most 540i’s I’d ever seen in the UK. Evidently, the previous owner in Poland had spent quite a lot of money on the car. It was sat on 18″ RH split rims, had a complete interior re-trim in black leather, including dashboard, extended leather options and black rooflining. If that wasn’t enough, the car came with some incredibly rare Recaro front seats from the E34 M5 ‘Winkelhock’ edition, with just 51 produced. Most importantly, it had a manual box.

 

 

However, the more Nick drove the car, he realised that the previous owner cared more about the looks than the way the car drove. An inspection underneath revealed that a lot of maintenance had been forgotten about over the years. Body wise, the car was solid and the paint was in great shape. The bushes, suspension and other steering components would need a complete overhaul, though, which isn’t cheap on these cars.

 

 

When you drive faster modern cars every day, you don’t want to get into your classic car and have it feel like a bag of crap. Sure, it will never be the same driving experience as something newer, but when set up correctly the E34 can be a proper drivers car. But first Nick wanted to amplify the sound of the M60B40 V8 engine, which meant a trip to Hard Knocks Speed Shop where Chris ‘Badger’ Bourton built a complete custom stainless system which sounds insane. From my experience with V8’s, a loud exhaust is almost always a necessity – if you’re paying the fuel bills, you might as well have the pleasure of hearing the roar of the engine.

 

 

The next port of call was to address the suspension. The car had already been lowered on some home-brew coilovers, which were completely maxed out and drove dreadfully. After seeing how well my own E24 635CSI drove on BC Racing coilovers, Nick made the decision to order a set of ‘Extra Low’ BR Series coilovers for the 540i. With the help of Alex Wright and Nick Hart at SS Autowerks, they supplied and installed the new suspension for him and sorted out a complete 4-wheel alignment. As a result, the car now sits even lower and drives as it should. For the money, it’s hard to find a rival to the BC coilovers, so after experiencing them on my own car and seeing how well Nick’s rides, we now stock them ourselves. (Visit our online store for more info).

 

 

With the stance nailed, Nick had to decide what to do about the wheels. As pleasing as the car previously looked on the RH splits, keeping them on the car didn’t seem appropriate, as he wanted to put his own stamp on it. Most wheels have been done on E34’s, so improving on the RH’s was not an easy task. Go for another aftermarket design, or stick to a BMW OEM wheel? Or… build your own?

 

 

Coincidently a custom set of M-system Throwing Stars and Turbines were doing the rounds throughout social media at the time. Rimal Chand over in the USA had created his own custom split version of BMW’s M-system wheel, originally found on the E34 M5 and E31 8-series. This involves a custom face which can be used with lips and barrels, turning it into a split rim. For BMW enthusiasts worldwide, this was a god-like achievement. Nick knew he had to have a set on the 540i, as they’d look right at home on an E34.

 

 

After a few messages back and forward between Nick and Rimal, a deal was done for him to get the custom faces built and shipped over to the UK. Again, the services of Alex and Nick at SS Autowerks were sought after to get the custom wheels built and fitted on the car. This involved lots of measuring and precision to ensure everything would fit so that they could order the correct barrels and lips.

 

 

Luckily Nick already had a genuine set of Throwing Star covers in his parts collection, so these were donated to the project straight away. Unfortunately, some information was lost in translation the first time round, which is easily done when you are dealing with multiple people around the world! At first the wrong barrels and lips were ordered, so it was immediately back to the drawing board with lots of waiting around and customs holding on to shipments.

 

 

The new deadline was to have the car ready for our Slam Sanctuary stand at Ultimate Dubs 2016 back in March. They delivered just in time – with the wheels and tyres being fitted only a few hours before the show opened. The wheels were finally built to 18×9.5 fronts and 18×11 rears which fit perfectly inside the E34’s arches with 225/35 and 245/35 tyres. The final result is breathtaking, if I do say so myself.

 

 

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I think this is how they should have left the factory at BMW. It has completely revitalised an old wheel design, which are rare themselves nowadays. This has made them even more unique, and they really do look right at home on Nick’s car. Just like the original M-system wheels, the faces can be easily unbolted so that the ‘Turbine’ covers can also be used with ease, but he decided to stick to the Throwing Star covers as they suit the car much better.

 

 

Finished off with genuine smoked Hella headlights and rear lights, plus an E34-specific heckblende surrounding the hilarious private plate (U AS5), Nick’s vision has come to life. Having already dominated the E30 scene, he’s now doing it with the E34 equivalent, albeit on a much more moderate scale. The 540i isn’t over the top – it’s just right. With subtle styling and wheels that only die-hard BMW fans will notice, it’s a definite example of OEM+ done tastefully. Given that custom exhaust system, it looks and sounds the part, and breaks plenty of necks. With most E34 fans actually preferring the 540 over the M5 because of the V8 powerhouse, this is the ultimate dream car. I can’t wait to see what project Nick has up his sleeve next.

 

 

More info on Nick Sahota:

@nicksinghsahota on Instagram

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!

Project 635csi

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

I’d like to welcome a new addition to Slam Sanctuary, a car I have dreamt about owning for years, ever since my dad had an M635CSi during my childhood. From that moment I was hooked on BMW’s, with the E24 forever stuck in the back of my mind. It’s that classic shark nose that does it for me, a timeless shape. Anyway, I was originally on the hunt for an E34 540i, another personal favourite. Having looked at a couple, the search was proving difficult. Then out of nowhere, a friend mentioned he knew of an E24 coming up for sale. He sent me some bad phone photos and I saw that it was white in colour, pretty rare especially in the UK. I phoned up the seller immediately and arranged to have a look…

 

 

I drove up to view the car with hardly any details or specifications, other than it had a few issues. It happened to be a 1990 635csi. Yes, a 1990. They stopped production of these in 1989, so this would probably have been sitting on a forecourt somewhere before it was registered, making it one of the very last E24’s. I gave the car a test drive, inspected it with a friend, and the deal was done. She drove home with no issues whatsoever.

 

 

When I picked up the car, it was sitting on a very tired set of original metric wheels with tyres nearing the limit, so I had to change them as soon as possible. I had a set of BMW Throwing Stars in the garage, waiting to go on an E34 I had planned to buy. After a bit of googling, it turns out these bolt straight on to E24’s, so I sent them off to be refurbed. The guys at The Wheel Specialist Bournemouth did a fantastic job on them. I’ve already had mixed opinions on the wheel choice, but they’ll do me for now until I am ready for some deep dish splits.

 

 

After a bit of DIY at Coltech Classics, we have the 635 temporarily sitting a little lower than when it left the factory. The ultimate question for the future is, bags or coilovers? A difficult decision for this car!

 

 

 

On the whole, the car is a little rough in places and its going to need a bit of TLC. I’m already in the process of replacing the brakes all round. The tappets are pretty noisy, there’s an oil leak, quite a few bushes need doing, the fuel pump is on the way out, and countless small issues to add to the list… but to be honest it’s not surprising with such an old, expensive car.

 

 

Inside is the definition of 80’s luxury, with the full leather interior including the dashboard, door cards and headlining.

 

 

The 4 speed automatic gearbox suits the 6 series as a cruiser, but maybe one day I’ll look at a manual swap, which isn’t too difficult on an M30 engined car.

 

 

 

As much as I was looking forward to 540 V8 ownership, It feels great to finally be driving my dream ride. The looks this thing gets literally everywhere is incredible. I think everyone can appreciate a 635csi, even if you hate BMW’s, this shape just oozes ‘cool’. I can’t wait to get it how I want it, and on the floor of course. Keep your eyes peeled for updates in the near future and come and say hello at shows, the 6 will be there!