Kustom Kolors' Open Day 2017

Date: 5 August 2017
Location: Kustom Kolors HQ, Christchurch, Dorset
Words & Photos by Henry Phull


Following the success of their previous events, Kustom Kolors decided to open their doors to the public again this year. Based down in Christchurch on the South Coast (right on our doorstep), Kustom Kolors are expert vehicle refinishers specialising in custom paint, restorations, and crash repairs. You’ll also find that they can help with pretty much anything auto-related, including servicing and even air installation. With so many shared interests, it made perfect sense to team up with Colin (KK’s head honcho) and the team to bring you 2017’s Open Day. The whole ethos behind our event was to create something with a chilled vibe, tasteful music, good food (not the usual boring burger van) thanks to The Laughing Street Chef and of course some incredible cars. It worked out as a perfect opportunity for friends to meet up and spend the day with each other, as well as meeting other local’s who may have not this sort of thing before (and by that I mean slammed cars!). Oh, and we had the amazing Jimmy’s Iced Coffee in attendance, too, seeing as they’re based across the road from Kustom Kolors HQ. They were kind enough to keep everyone hydrated and enthused with lots of FREE iced coffee. What more could you want?


Alex Wright’s static BMW E36 328i Sport on ACS Type 1’s



Hannah Lowder’s Volkswagen Mk2 Golf on BBS RS’



Shop the ‘Burning Rubber’ tee on store.slamsanctuary.com


Carlos Gomez’ BMW E36 on Air Lift suspension & OZ Futura’s




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


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


Shop the ‘Gasoline’ tee on store.slamsanctuary.com


Nick Sahota’s BMW F82 M4 DTM



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




Barry Smith’s BMW E36 328i on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & 3SDM 3.19’s


(Click here to check out our feature on Barry’s E36)


Kustom Kolors’ 1967 Volkswagen Beetle



Rob Redcliffe’s 1954 Volkswagen Oval Beetle


Oly Roberts’ Audi B5 RS4 Avant on Air Lift suspension



Prizes from Kustom Kolors, Jimmy’s Iced Coffee, and Distinct Detail co.


Connor Hollamby’s Mercedes-Benz W201 190E on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s


(Click here to check out our feature on Connor’s 190E)



Dan Bartlett’s Volkswagen Mk2 Golf on WORK Meister CR01’s



Ben Rees’ 1976 Toyota Celica GT on WORK Equip Spirit 11’s (front) & SSR Riverside R109’s (rear)



Dave Walbrin’s Datsun 610



Mark Allen’s Volkswagen Mk4 Golf estate on Air Lift suspension & Eta Beta’s



Shop the ‘Car Night’ tee on store.slamsanctuary.com


Sebastian Nowogrodzki’s BMW E24 653CSI on Air Lift suspension & Style5’s



Shannon Kiely’s Vauxhall Corsa D on Air Lift suspension & Fifteen52 Turbomac’s



Ryan Biles’ Volkswagen Mk3 Golf estate on hydraulic suspension & Brock B1’s



Will Vincent’s Mk6 Ford Fiesta on hydraulic suspension & Schmidt TH-Line’s



Nathan Pederson’s Audi A8 on Air Lift suspension & Radi8 r8cm9’s




With double the attendance of last year, the Open Day was a massive success! We managed to raise just shy of £300 for pancreatic cancer, too, thanks to your kind donations. To all those who came down, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Our Pop-Up Store was up and the new ‘Smoke & Gasoline’ capsule collection was also flying out – thanks for all the purchases. It’s an unbelievable feeling to witness how big of a local following Slam Sanctuary actually has. Giving everyone a place to meet up and hang out is what it’s all about… So, who’s up for next year? We’re already putting a plan of action together – stay tuned. For now, don’t forget to have a browse of the Bonus Gallery below for a few more shots. See you next time.





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