At the beginning of the year, we had a dream... to host an event that would bring together our local car, bmx, and skate scenes in one place, for a very special Jam. After talking with our local park, Prevail Skatehouse in Poole, they agreed to let us put on 'Spring Jam'. This wasn't just going to be for the skaters and bmx'ers, we wanted it to be a lot more. Starting at 6pm til late, we wanted an evening event to bring a different atmosphere and offer something to spectators for free. This still gave us enough daylight for a select car display out front, showcasing some of the south coast's coolest rides. Inside the venue, our local brewery Eight Arch Brewing Co came along and set up a bar. We had our good mate and barber Josh Foxx's on hand offering haircuts all night. Furthermore, 608 Skate Shop set up their pop-up inside along with the Slam Sanctuary Pop-Up Store. It's safe to say that the vibe was awesome.
The evening started off with a selection of cars on display alongside the park entrance, in addition to numerous cars that turned up on the road outside, too, surrounding the local area! The weather worked out absolutely perfectly, giving us an awesome sunset, which made the evening even better, so, before the action started in the park, there was an hour or two for people to check out the cars before heading indoors.
We also launched our collaboration t-shirt with the one and only Profile Racing. You can buy it online HERE
Photography by Paul Taylor
We ran the bmx and skateboarding jam side-by-side, splitting up the park into sections. This worked well and everyone had a proper chance to ride and skate. Thanks to our sponsors, we had some awesome prizes to giveaway from Profile Racing, Meguiar's UK, Jimmy's Iced Coffee, Hot Mank Skateboard Co, 608 Skateshop, Entity BMX, and of course lots of clothing from ourselves! We even had DJ Specifik of B-Line Recordings on the decks, dropping old-school funky hip-hop all night long. Here's some of the highlights...
BMX Highlights by SteevCVM
Spring Jam was a massive success! We'd like to thank Prevail and all of the event sponsors for helping us put on such a cool event. And of course everyone that stopped by to check it out. We hope you had as much fun as we did. Until the next one!