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6TWO1 PRESENTS IMPACT 2013

First and main point I want to make, so I will make it right now, at the very beginning. THANK YOU to EVERYONE who made the effort to come down to the meet. I was overwhelmed once it all sunk in on just how many people came to the first show I hosted. All the time, money & sleepless nights I went through become abundant once I saw all the cars rolling in, the DJ's playing and even though the weather wasnt on our side, people smiling. That really did make my day. It was awesome! I have already had a meeting regarding the day & Rebooking it all for next year, which will be named IMPACT TWO14. So watch out for sneak previews of that. I want to start this story from the week before the show. I got to work & started off doing a few general orders I had to do, whilst cutting out some stickers, my machine at itself. I started to panic slightly. I tried everything, even getting a new computer (I say new, it was an old one laying around in the office that was no longer occupied by a previously employee) running. After days of trying to contact the forever useless idiots I bought it off, I just decided to bite the bullet and buy a new machine, which thankfully arrived at 8:30am on the Thursday. Thursday I spent the whole day printing stickers, not cutting / weaving, just printing. Simon Bucknell arrived at around 7ish after a super long drive from his home near wales or somewhere miles away like that. I put him straight to work. The next 24 hours nearly completely involved weaving stickers. I thought Simon was going to just walk out and go home haha, thankfully though he helped me all day, I wouldn't have been able to complete what we did without him. Saturday, was a nice treat. Thankfully my girlfriend & her best friend were willing to help do the stickers whilst Simon & I cleaned up our cars. We had also heard from Hoho & his group of mates that they were driving down from Newcastle. I couldn't actually believe it. Once everyone was at the house, the driveway looked amazing. We all got stuck in detailing the cars, I had to remove all the Advertising stickers off my EG so I got no pictures, thankfully Henry Yeung who came down with Hoho decided to start snapping away 1 (Photo Copyright Henry Yeung Photography) 2 (Photo Copyright Henry Yeung Photography) Si dc5 (Photo Copyright Henry Yeung Photography) EG hoho (Photo Copyright Henry Yeung Photography) EG MUGEN Once we had spent a good few hours on the cars, the northern boys departed for their hotel to have a shower & Relax before meeting us for dinner, later on, last minute we managed to get a table big enough for the 8 of us at Zizzi's in Colchester Town before heading for the Pre-Drinks at V BAR. Not many people turned up to V bar, wether it be through my lack of organisation or just people being to tired. It was a shame because the people that did turn up had a great evening (Some of them got very drunk). It was great to put some internet faces to names, Very chilled out evening & thank you to V Bar for giving us the floor for the night. The next morning came my 5:00 am Alarm, Along with the nervs and anticipation. I am not going to lie, I was very nervous. After putting the final bits into my Civic, seeing the clouds and needing a jumper, I was even more worried. I had ordered sun, not this cold depressing british weather. Regardless, I knew I had everything in place to be set for a good day. Once again I need to extend my gratitude to Simon Bucknell, even though he was on the verge of throwing up all of last nights meal & alcohol he still helped my dad and I set up the 6two1 Stand. stand At around 7:30am, cars started arriving, Liam B was one of the first in as always. Shows great support to myself & The 6TWO1 brand, this does not go un-noticed !! I didnt get to get my camera going until mid-day because I was so busy organising cars and trying to make the day run smooth, but here are my photos. I will also be including links to others gallery's of the day! My good friends at own the night clothing had a trade stand with Pete's DC2 out front. I know a lot of you grabbed some of their merchandise. Great company : check them out here : www.facebook.com/ownthenightclothing ownthenight Yellow EK9 Ek9 Clair's Epic J's Racing S2000. I gave this car the award of Car of the show. Because it blew me away! Front js J's racing All morning I spent lining the cars up. I'm sure a lot of people wondered why I was being so anal about how they are parked but to me this is one of the most important things at the event. Next year I will have more marshals to get everyone in a bit quicker. Doing it all on my own was a bit of a pain in the arse. Thank you to Sam Brazier for helping me on the spur of the moment too haha. lineup One of the Shootall Ballers Cars, Incredible DC2. Dc2 Matt Howards K-swapped Phoenix Yellow DC2, is one of my favourite cars around at the minute. Simplicity at its finest with a killer engine swap hiding under the bonnet. As soon as I saw him pull in I put him right next to the 6TWO1 stand haha. matth 2 Matts Dc2 4GUK Also arrived very early in the day, I never actually made it round to their side of the show site with my camera. I had a good look around earlier but didn't get many pictures, this is one of the lineup I did manage.. 4g H Life also came down in a large group early on. Alex's pristine DC5... dc5 EG Big thanks goes out to Dave @ Endless Horizon for all his help getting the word out there via social media too, but mainly for being on time. In all my years knowing Dav, I think this was the first time ever he's been on time for an event. haha. I feel honoured it was mine he chose to be on time for. EH Dav also bought a long his friend with an incredible EVO which you may recognise from the Mimms meet post, now on new Enkei Wheels! evo One of the 2 DJ's of the day - Ed Billing. I have literally known Ed the whole time I have been into modifying cars. He was the resident DJ of a car club I first joined at 18 called Street Legal & When I was looking for a DJ he was the first that sprung to mind. Both himself and the other DJ for the day did an epic job with the tunes & WILL Be back next year!!! dj ed Zak's Jordan being photobombed by Jonny from ILOVEBASS zak jordan Mr JDMGram Himself (Check instagram, you're probably already following him!) all day he kept telling me off for drinking redbull haha. jdmgram Matt & Dave capturing the atmosphere nicely in this image! happy Tom Walker's Legend took home award for best wheel/stance combo. What a looker it is!! Legend legend Stevens EK is absolutely flawless. EK9 ek zk ek bay HLIFE Integras... integras Harv's EK4 with its fresh bonnet pins.. ek4 Nath turned up in his brothers R8 Convertible R8convertible Smokehoes had arrived super early too, their 300bhp naturally aspirated EP3. With Si's DC5r in the background Ep3 Lance from Smokehoes GTR-34 GTR GTR Glenn Osborne's EG EG Silver Ek with a green theme rolling around.. Ek Really nice White EP3... EP3 Sam "The Man" Anderton's Carbon EP3 - He also very kindly did a MC Set completely off the cuff. EP3 Real clean EP3 next to Sam's EP3's OEM, Clean white S2000 S2000 James K20 EG EGk20 Gareth Ashcroft's New EM1... em1 Waj from HighEndPerformance.. waj A clean late registration DC2R. DC2r So glad Scott Palmer could make the trip from Oxford. Was a bit touch & go but so glad his amazing b18 converted EJ9 on SE37's scottpalmer Clean Jordan on Rota Grid V's.. jordan Shuthan's EJ9 converted to B18, Very clean car with a very impressive spec list including a Toda Manifold & Regamasters.. Shuntans shunthan Best engine bay went to Ben Parkers EK9, Smoothed & resprayed blue.. EK9 The paintwork on this EJ Coupe was fantastic. Really poped in the Sun (When it came out!!) green coupe Ben Barnes EG.. ben barns I LOVED this Track EG. I was so torn between this & Si Bucknell's DC5 for best track car.. Eg eg Dan's DC5 on Enkei NT03's.. dc5 One thing I did insist on was that regardless of the depth of the build, I wanted it on show. This white Civic showed off a nice OEM Flair EK4 Sundips Accord Type R & Dans DC5... Sundips Matt Cole & Amiee Hunts Slammed Ek's on Purple & pink wheels.. eks slammed Another look at Amiee's Amies This is Luke Wood's Coupe. He is taking it down the "I dont give a fuck rusted Rat look" I guess, He goes by the screen name "rapey McRaperson" or something a long those lines on the forums... coupe Clean Green EK.. Ek Will Baxters EK keeps on getting better.... Ek Jon Webb is one of the dudes that came and chilled in V bar the night before. Great to meet him and his crew. Below is his super clean EG. Jon webb His Friend Ed's 98spec DC2 DC2 Hard looking Red EG. Loved it! Great inspiration also I believe this had perspex windows eg EK look's like its been through a few battles on the track! EK Track Benny's EG took home best honda - I felt it deserved the award because of a few reasons, for one, its an awesome build so far in the time he has had it. Dude has a great personality and is enthusiastic about building his car. How it should be. He doesn't build it for awards, he does it for himself, go introduce yourself at a show and you probably wont even start talking about cars until you need to be somewhere else. This is how OUR scene needs to stay. Keep the one time award idiots away. benny front side Benny rear Black JDM EG5 with a B16A swap eg Really clean EK4 with body coloured Wheels.. EK4 ep Fn2 Stu Payne's Audi on 3SDM, also can spot World Number 1 Pro Freestyle MTB Rider Sam Pilgrim who stopped by the show in the background... audi Really nice Honda Integra DC5 Type R on Enkei RPF1's... DC5 Coupe dc2 ep3 Jonny from ILOVEBASS's Polo 6N ... 6n polo Tom Wilkinson's Mk6 on Fifteen52 Snowflakes, great looking car... golf mk6 Love seeing more FN2's being experimented with. This black one with the carbon bonnet & Rays TE37's caught my eye... Fn2 Local Jake turned up in his Audi S4 on Rota grids... audi s4 Another shot of the white Ep from earlier ep Andy Warners Euro R is incredible. I friggin love this thing, SE37's work amazingly on it too... Andy warner euror Tuan's EK4 on black Regas.. reagas ek4 I just so happened to have a present in my Civic, to which I gave to my good friend's Danni & Damo's little boy, I hope this is something that made his day a little bit special. presetn Robsey's new S13 that he's been working on.. RObsey K20 DC2 on Wedsports... K20 Tico's DC5..These guys turned up super early which was really appreciated !! DC5 The Newcastle boys before they headed home.. newcastle Like I said I did not get around the show with my camera, I was so busy all day the brief time I did manage to get around with my camera was like I said, very brief! So to those that did get even more images, please leave a comment below with a link to where people can find your images!!! So i can add links below :) Thank you again for EVERYONE who came. I hope you had a great day, we will be hosting IMPACT next year, all because of the reception it got this year. Date is below, put it in your diary. Thank you to everyone once again for coming. ad1 For best photo quality view on Retina Mac Dear facebook pages who are here just to save the pictures to post to their page, I have no issue with this but please can you give credit by linking the 6two1 facebook page which can be found here: www.facebook.com/6two1
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