Kustom Kolors' Open Day 2016

Date: 9 July 2016
Location: Kustom Kolors HQ, Christchurch, Dorset
Words & Photos by Henry Phull


If you haven’t heard of Kustom Kolors, well you’re in for a treat… They’re a local bodyshop specialising in everything from crash repairs to full restorations and custom work with plenty resulting in magazine features. Some of the rarest and most exotic cars pass through the workshop, so when Colin (the head honcho) got in touch a few months ago and suggested that I come along with the Slam Sanctuary pop-up store for their 2016 Open Day, I was completely game. In the past, their open days have always been a massive success, bringing numerous local car enthusiasts together. It’s awesome to team up with nearby businesses to show off what our area has to offer. Plus, being neighbours, Jimmy’s Iced Coffee got involved with sponsoring the event and came down in their huge Mercedes-Benz camper truck and were offering free iced coffee all day – perfect on a sunny day, which it was! Oh, did I mention that there was a free BBQ all day, too?


Richie Farrington’s Mk1 Golf GTI on BBS RM’s



Lucy Barlow’s bagged BMW E21 on BBS RM’s



Lawrence Warner-Green’s BMW E60 on Air Lift suspension & 3SDM 0.08′s



Carlos Gomez’s static BMW E36 on BBS Style19′s



Chris Phillips’ static BMW E36 saloon on Rota Grid’s









A customer’s Porsche 911 Speedster


John Meade’s 1983 Ford Escort on banded steels w/Chevrolet hubcaps




Harry Hindmarsh’s static Mazda MX5 on WORK Equip’s



James Manners’ Audi B5 RS4 Avant on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LVS’s





Dan Bartlett’s static Mk2 Golf on Extreme Offset Wheels



Steven Doe’s BMW E21 on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & CCW D110′s


(click here to check out our feature on Steven’s E21)





A customer’s Shelby Cobra



A customer’s Lotus Esprit


Oly Roberts’ Audi B5 RS4 Avant on Air Lift suspension & RAD48 PR’s





Sinclair Ellis’ narrowed 1949 ex-border patrol Split Beetle on Sprint Stars


Tom De Villiers’ static Mazda MX5 on WORK Meister S1’s



Sean Crompton’s static BMW E36 ‘vert on Carline CM6′s



Mark Woodford’s bagged Chevrolet C10



Steven Doe & Lucy Barlow’s BMW E21’s




With plenty of Kustom Kolors customers in attendance, it was a perfect line up to show the variety of projects KK have the pleasure of working on. Seeing them all together just makes it extra special. Congratulations to everyone that took home an award, and simply for attending and showing support for your local companies – it means a lot to all of us. We even managed to raise some money towards Macmillan Cancer Support – awesome! There are now talks of holding a second event come Winter time, so keep your eyes peeled on the Kustom Kolors social media and don’t miss the next one.


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