Gravity 2017


Posted on: July 23, 2017

Words and Photography: Michal Fidowicz 

 

Last year Gravity was without a doubt my favorite show of the season. I couldn’t quite pin point the reason as to why, but the atmosphere at the venue was just perfect. The weather was amazing, and it was mine and Will’s first ever adventure in his ¬£100 Micra. Fast forward a year and quite a lot has changed. We’re no longer going to a show just for the cars but now for the people too. We’re not in a Micra but we’re in my BMW and this year it’s not just Will and I, as Matthew decided to come along too. Whilst unfortunately we didn’t have the beautiful weather return for the 2017 show, it was clear from what we could see on Instagram that the quality of cars attending would be second to none.

Upon arrival, you could instantly see that SlammedUK guys have expanded. The ticket queue stretched far out of the building, and the venue was filled to full capacity. Both with people, and with cars. It’s good to see the car scene growing more and more with every show that we attend.

We’ll kick our coverage off with the VIP hall. One of the cars that really stood out to me here was Haps’ bagged E46 M3. This one really grabbed my attention for the small details, from the cut down rear plate, to the ambered indicators and gloss black interior trim. I’m a massive fan of the E46 chassis (I’m biased, I own one) and it’s nice to see more and more M3s being bagged in the UK.

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However BMW obviously weren’t the only brand at Gravity. The SlammedUK team made this a show for everyone, offering the one thing we feel is key to a successful show: variety.

 

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Moving on from the VIP hall onto the outside area. Now, I must this is the area I covered last, and because I spent 30 minutes trying to get out of the general car park for lunch (i took half the field with me) when we arrived back a few of the cars had already disappeared – most likely to get lunch themselves.

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Now moving onto the last part of the venue, and without doubt the largest. The Main Hall hosted a large percentage of trade stands and fine selection (and variety once again) of metal. A lot of cars I’ve never seen before at UK shows also came out of no where which was a nice surprise, and definitely mixed things up for me.

 

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So that sums up our Gravity experience. Whilst the buzz of a car show day was definitely present, Gravity still has it’s own pace and feel. It’s safe to say that now after its second year, the SlammedUK team have embedded themselves well into the show season calendar. We’ll be back again next year!

Next weekend we’ll be up in Manchester to cover FittedUK. Boy oh boy am I excited.

As always, thanks for reading!

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