If you’re a regular visitor of our website, you should be aware by now that every months we attend two meets hosted by our friends over at Fourinstance. Like with the previous articles, I’ll show you my shots from the Krispy Kreme meet first.
July’s Krispy Kreme meet was definitely bigger than the ones in the past. A day prior to it, we did a photoshoot with Connor and Adam and mentioned the meet to them. It was sweet to see them turn up with a large group of friends and more familiar faces, and it’s safe to say the car park was filled to the brim with show quality cars. The meet was also a chance for Sonny’s dad to take out his fresh MK5 for the first time. We’ll be shooting the feature of the MK5, as well as releasing Connor’s and Adam’s article in the coming month.
We’ll kick things off with some shots of Connor’s E190 and Adam’s 6r as a little preview of what can be expected from our upcoming feature of their cars.
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Joe’s yellow T25 was putting on a show for everyone all evening. The hydraulics kit on it allows for some serious lift, and can hit the floor quicker than most air kits out there. The sight of this thing bouncing up and down was grabbing everyone’s attention, and I’d say the car took centre stage at the meet. On top of this it was parked right by the entrance to Krispy Kreme, which proves that arriving early to grab the best parking spots definitely pays off!
As nice as it is to have a busy meet, it’s a struggle for us photographers to grab some quality shots. As we slowly approach the end of the year it’s also getting darker sooner. Unfortunately I didn’t bring my tripod along so didn’t get to make the most of the meet, and wasn’t able to take shots of some of the cars which turned up later on in the evening.
So now onto the Earls Court meet. The good thing about this one is that it’s all indoors, and the lighting isn’t half bad. This meant I didn’t have the worry of carrying the tripod around and adjusting it all the time.
At the previous Krispy Kreme meet I had the pleasure of meeting the guys from Rix Garage. Unfortunately because it was so dark I didn’t get a chance to get any usable shots, however they came down to the Earls Court meet. The amount of work put into these Golfs is crazy, and the guys behind it are real down to earth car people. We look forward to bumping into them again at future meets.
We also finally had the chance to catch up with Jamie, one of the people behind Fourinstance. Jamie’s done something I’ve always wanted to try to do, and wrapped his Audi A4 all by himself. He got the vinyl from a top secret website (eBay) and cracked on with the task. The colour is definitely more eye catching than before, and except from the predictable imperfection here or there it came out lovely.
All in all, I was chuffed with the outcome of the two meets. Every time I come down to these meets I end up chatting to someone new, like Jamie, or seeing something I’ve not seen before, like an Audi A8 on Range Rover wheels.
We’ve already attended August’s Krispy Kreme meet, and the Earls Court meet is taking place on the 20th of August. As always I highly recommend coming down if you can, and as always I’m going to leave you guys with the rest of the photos I got on the day.
Thank you for reading!
Words and Photography: Michal Fidowicz
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