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Words and Photography by Michal Fidowicz
So we’re slowly approaching that part of the year where car events, be it small meets or large shows, start to pick up again. Even though Ultimate Dubs was the show opener, there’s a fair gap in the show calendar between UD and the next line of shows. I guess this then is the perfect time for car equipment shops to give customers an opportunity to see what potential customers can get their hands on in the run up to the big shows later this year. Car Audio Security did just that. They opened their doors to the public, sprinkled some top quality cars in and around the shop ground, and offered some tempting deals as a way to celebrate their open event.
Whilst their shop was open on both Saturday and Sunday, I was down at the shop on Sunday. I got to Matt’s (the one who owns the 7 series barge) early on in the morning and we headed to Car Audio Security in his car. I saw some photos from the prior day, and I was excited to see if the cars that were there on Saturday would also be there on Sunday.
I was not disappointed.
Let’s kick things off with probably one of the most attention grabbing builds I’ve seen since I’ve started running Candy. You can quite literally see the car’s body panels flexing to accommodate the BBS RSs. The stretched tires perfectly compliment the barrel of a lip on this thing, and the polished faces with black inner spokes work hand in hand with the white body as well as the chrome wing mirrors. Sam says that the black spokes are a way of cheating around having to polish the whole thing, however personally I think it sets the faces off. The white tails also help tie the whole look together – I still can’t quite get over how wide this thing is.
Whilst Sam demonstrates how to make a common car such as the MK4 stand out among the ocean of Golfs out there, Ernesto shows us how to make a car that is usually overlooked into a show stopper. I’m a massive fan of seeing uncommon cars given the lows treatment, and despite being part of the VAG family I can safely say I’ve never seen a Touran on air… until I saw Ernesto’s one at Players 10 last year. Since then, he’s taken the car to the next level by stepping up a set of Rotiform IDKs and going for fitment. I must say, he’s knocked it straight out of the park, and shows everyone that you can make a 7 seater family car the centre of attention. I absolutely love this thing, and I look forward to catching it at Stance Fever this coming weekend.
As you can imagine, the Car Audio Security guys filled their car parks with some of their best work, which also happens to be some of the best metal in the UK car scene. Their main warehouse area blew me away, although there were only a handful of cars in there they were finished to a pristine quality. The lighting was lovely too, a real photographers treat.
We didn’t stay for too long, and we know a lot of good cars turned up after we left – I guess that’s part of the fun of having an open day, an organic selection of cars can appear at any moment. We’ll be sure not to miss out on the action next time, and spend a bit longer lingering around.
I mentioned it above, however in case you missed it if you see your car photographed below you can hold down on the image and save it from your phone. This one is a fairly short article, however I’d like to think I got some nice shots in here. I’ll leave it there guys. Many thanks to Car Audio Security for hosting the day, their staff were all very welcoming and the cars, as you can see are clearly next level. We’ll be out and about this weekend, with more content coming onto the website next weekend. I hope I’ll see a lot you over at Stance Fever this Sunday!
Thanks for reading.