Words & Photos by Henry Phull
Whenever we hear of any sort of event that Car Audio & Security are planning, we know it’s going to be a mind blowing experience. Being the UK’s largest car electronics retailer, you can always expect to see the best and latest technologies on display. However, over the past few years they’ve become even better known as Europe’s number one Air Lift Performance and Rotiform dealer – therefore if you share our interest in the modified car scene, these guys will no doubt be a household name. So, was it worth the 190 mile round trip from the South Coast up to the Car Audio & Security headquarters in Hayes (West London)? Well with good coffee, good company, and of course incredible cars… the answer should be obvious.
‘Caffeine & Cars’ was all about unveiling the new Rotiform cast wheel collection, enabling people to pre-order any of the new sets before the rest of the general public. Plus, some appealing discounts on Car Audio & Security’s other products such as Air Lift, Rockford Fosgate, Kenwood and much more.
Unsurprisingly the weather was appalling, although this is fully expected for most of our trips to London. This somewhat had an effect on the overall turnout of cars, but nonetheless plenty of people were turning up throughout the day to grab some deals, talk cars and check out the new wheels. With Ultimate Dubs only two weeks away, most of the car’s we were hoping to see are still being finished off!
No problem for Car Audio & Security though, with their full line up of demo vehicles finished and on display – showing off the best of what Rotiform and Air Lift have to offer, always a winning combination with any modern Audi or Volkswagen platform in particular.
Vick Nagi’s red A4 Avant was certainly a talking point for most, he made the trip down from Leeds to show his support. Check out the widened arches allowing those 20″ RS5 rotor wheels to tuck perfectly all round.
Amongst all the German metal it is always a pleasant change to see the Dodge Challenger SRT8 demo car, complete on a full Air Lift kit making it an instant car for the wishlist. It just goes to show that you can bag anything if you really want to! No doubt this improves the stock ‘boaty’ handling, too.
On to the main spectacle and there’s no argument.. Parm’s latest RS4 is an absolute beast. A refined and tasteful build kitted out with full Air Lift suspension, tucking a brand new set of Rotiform SPF in a gorgeous double dark tint (DDT) resulting in an utterly mean look. It’s finished off with one of the nicest boot installs we’ve come across in a while. What more could you require from an Avant…
Tuck was certainly an occurring theme of the day, even with this Mk6 Golf R on 20″ Rotiform BLQs.
Another new set of the beautiful SPF’s were found on the Car Audio & Security Mk5 Edition 30.
Just in case you hadn’t seen enough Rotiform and Air Lift!
Outside, we captured a few cars that caught our eye, some even still in Winter mode like a certain bagged S4 you may recognise…
We loved Ricardo’s bagged A1 on Rotiform VCEs…
And Mark’s Mk4 Golf estate with Bora front end conversion on yet another set of VCEs which really suit this car.
An awesome afternoon was had, spent mostly catching up with some of our friends and meeting new ones. We’re blown away by some of Rotiform’s latest offerings, so if you’re looking to upgrade for show season, they’ve certainly upped their game even more so this year. We’re glad we could make the trip up to witness Car Audio & Security’s high level of standard as per usual. If you missed out on the action, head over to their website (caraudiosecurity.com) to check out the new collection. Thanks for having us, here’s hoping we see a few more of these smaller events throughout the year, especially when the weather improves.