Friend of Watercooled Society and owner of Specialist Tyres, Faz Ahmed, has been growing his event “Stance Fever” for the past couple of years. Along with Nick Rance the co-organiser of the event they have had to change venue several times, as the show grows in size and stature, striving to find the best possible location every time. Last years event didn’t go quite to plan, with the weather not playing ball for Faz. This year was quite the opposite, and after securing Rockingham circuit as this year’s location, the team were feeling positive and looking forward to a great day. The sun was shining, the smell of detailing products was in the air, and the fever was in full flow…
The show was open to all marques of car, which always brings a smile to our faces. We love seeing variety; after all, it is the spice of life.
Perfect first example: Nick Allen’s awesome Volvo 1800ES. Of course, that height couldn’t be achieved without a totally one-off air-ride system. We’ve been saying for years that somebody needed to lay out one of these things. Ultra cool Swedish barge.
Speaking of barges, hows about this glorious example of VW’s flagship, the Phaeton? Sitting imposingly on some perfectly suited Bentley splits, this thing is baller with a capital B.
The show was strongly represented by the BMW community, showcasing a variety of split rims and different styles on their rides.
Matt Cooper has turned his E46 cab into a true showstopper, utilising a custom CSL front end and a unique set of Style 3 splits, finished off with neochrome hardware. The fitment on this is jaw dropping.
Following on with the custom wheel theme, Karl Runeckle’s juiced Z4 is a thing of beauty. The one off Style 32s sit millimere perfect. Stance Fever indeed.
A few years ago, RFs were one of the less desirable wheels from German spoke creators, BBS. But now, scenesters across the world are scrapping over the five spoke centres, like Arnie in that Christmas calamity, “Jingle All The Way.” Harry Howe has managed to bag himself a set, and they look absolutely stunning on his 1 Series Coupe.
Jamie Hitchcock’s Z4 looked epic as usual, over on the Slam Sanctuary stand. Yep, that’s static as well. (Hi Henry 🙋🏻.)
We love to see people getting creative with their boot builds. These were just a couple of our favourites from the day.
It was nice to catch up with the Auto Finesse team after our venture out to Worthersee. The guys have always got time for story swapping, and in particular wanted to hear about our exploits with a certain German adult entertainer. We took the opportunity to grab some goodies; Quick detailer and the ever awesome Aqua Deluxe drying towel.
The show had one of the best vibes of the season so far, with the suntrap area in the Rockingham grounds proving to be a perfect location. Fever was definitely in the air.
We look forward to seeing what Faz and the team can come up with for 2017. If they stick with their past record, next year’s will be an absolute blinder…
Photos by Matt Clifford