The show season is off to what looks to be an excellent start with Lowstad’s awesome day out, the highly anticipated Slammed at the Lake.
Taking place in a rather unique venue, the Hillcrest quarry in Durbanville, the show saw about 160 vehicles showing off their stuff last weekend.
It was a riot of colour, awesome backdrop, kwaai tunes, gedropte karre and gesellige petrolkoppe put together by Lowstad organisers Natheer and Nahwaal Moses and Donovan Rudolph.
Bobby Nitro spoke to Donovan after the show. He says: “It was so hectically busy it was almost overwhelming but we showed a cool exterior and just kapped aan.
“The day itself was mindblowing, and it was Lowstad’s very first show so I don’t know how we are going to top this one.”
They landed the choice quarry venue, with its imposing sides, lake at one end and green grass.
“He says: “The owner was a bit nervous at first but after seeing how well the day went down and how well behaved us petrolkoppe were (no burnouts!), he has invited us back.
Lowstad scored an Emcee with proper gees, none other than Jason Williams of BoostSA, who brought his in-depth knowledge of the scene and passion for all things on four wheels to the event. Coupled with other stars, like DJ Ready D and Gone Boys, Lowstad had a line-up that kept mense well entertained. And in an absolute first for a car show, there were speedboat rides on the quarry lake.
Organiser Nahwaal says her top moment was: “We invited a group of underprivileged kids from Hangberg in Hout Bay, under the auspices of Jeffery Christ, and gave them a day where they were brought into the feel of the car community. We spoiled them and it was fabulous to see their appreciation.”
Best of show was taken by Chad Magnet’s fully customised BMW E35, a sure fire winner. Sometimes total customisation can be a tun-off, but this BMW manages to pull it off without looking too circus, the parts blend and create an overall impression of kwaainess.
Runner up was the blue golfie “Pocket Slammer” slammed so low it almost looked as it the wheels were not actually attached to the frame.
In other news, Emcee Jason famously called out Fabian Petersen, known as “Scandyking”, awarding him a mounted microphone for his straight-up personality.
Jason says: “Fabian has been in the car scene for the longest time. On Facebook the scene is fraught with controversy, and Fabian is the guy who weighs in on those scandals, stirs the pot and sets the record straight. He keeps the negativity out.
“In Fabian’s words, he won the fun prize for “basically being a skinnerbek”.
Zuheir Mowlana’s two Quantum vans, as always, drew the spectators with the red one winning Best Boot Display.
Robyne Kruger was awarded the Best Female owned ride for the day with her cool Ford Focus ST, while Brandon Coottee brought his late brother Daryl’s Pontiac out, keeping his legacy alive as promised.
Jason adds: “This event is something that Cape Town really needed, we’ve been so bottled up. This is the first proper show in 18 months and people had a lot of time to revamp cars. It was a nice refresher.”