Organised by the SlammedUK crew, Gravity has become another firm fixture on the UK show scene. Based at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, the event, which is now in its third year, is proud of its anything goes policy. Basically, if the car is sick, then it’s in. There’s no politics or bullshit, just cool rides and nice people; it’s a great recipe and with over 500 cars on display, over three halls, there was literally something for every taste.
Into immaculate ’80s BMWs on air? You’re covered. Love aggressive Japanese racecars? They had it nailed. Need some American lowriders in your life? It was all here. It really is one of the most eclectic mixes of cars you’ll ever see under one roof.
The VIP Hall was the focal point of the event, boasting a main stage with live DJs throughout the day. The stage was flanked by two stunning cars – a slammed-to-the weeds BMW Z3 on some of the best hoops we’ve ever seen, and a retro 600bhp Escort, which went on to win the coveted Beauty and the Beast trophy.
The standard of cars on display was extremely high this year, so it’s tough to single any out for special mention, but we still had some favourites. Andrew Britton’s Liberty Walk-kitted BMW M4 was one, looking menacing in satin. As was the insane orange Mini with a Honda engine and a rather cheeky turbo sticking out of the front. Retro fans were well catered for with a rare Kenmeri Skyline and Fyse Fyson’s Datsun sending the Insta posts into overdrive. The Pennzoil R33 GT-R was also one of the most photographed rides of the day.
Throw into the mix some old-skool Yank lowriders, which were popping and bouncing, the Canon Run guys showing off a Roller, McLaren and Merc G-Wagon, plus many more innovative and well-executed builds and it was altogether something special.
A novel featured was the new Show and Shine comp, where entrants paid £20 to take part and the winner took the pot – in this case a cool grand (a super-rare Honda Odyssey bagged the cash this time).
We already can’t wait for 2019’s event.
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Words and photos Chris Presley