The modified car scene is saturated, and with good reason. It’s a passion, an expression of skill, of self, of style and amounts to one of the most blogged about topics on the planet. It’s no longer cool to have a car that’s simply known in your hometown or city, the benchmark seems to be elevated to internet and international fame status. With this in mind, it’s fair to state that it is becoming increasingly difficult to find a sole car that truly stands out among ‘the pack’.
Every once in a while a car enthusiast emerges from the rest. An enthusiast like this, much like an artist, knows that style comes from simplicity and minimalism. One such person who inspires many people in the South-East Queensland region of Australia is Zak Denman, who many of you may know as the founder of Streetkarnage.
In a scene that is obsessed with Japanese car culture, Zak, like many pioneers before him, has pushed against the grain. Enter his remarkably clean example of a 1995 BMW 730iL.
Running for just over two years now, The-LOWDOWN.com wanted to lift things off the ground with their first big event, Showcased, which attracted audiences from all over Australia. Of course, when the boys from Streekarnage caught wind of this event they knew they had to be there to cause some trouble.
Last week, The-Lowdown.com’s first proper event ‘Showcased’ was held in Sydney. The online hype surrounding the event created much anticipation, and so I took the 2000km journey down from Goldy with the Streetkarnage crew to see what all the fuss was about. In this first post I will be taking you behind the scenes of our 13 hour roller coaster trip down, with many highs and lows along the way.
I have been getting plenty of people asking me when the next slider session is going to kick off, and I hear ya! I’m keen to get back out and ride these things too!
Good news is I have been talking with the boys at Streetkarnage , and while we haven’t got anything planned yet we will be looking at doing something soon. So sit tight!
For now, if anyone has any suggestions on spots, feel free to hit us up!
So aside from the unfortunate circumstances towards the end of the day, who enjoyed the Streetkarnage and Excitment! Car Magazine Slider session? I’m incredibly proud to see so many people turn up to the event, and I’m especially impressed how well behaved everyone was. We are looking forward to bringing you guys another one of these events, but obviously we have to re-think locations and event organisation.
Well while the Streetkarnage and Excitement! Car Magazine slider session really didn’t go to plan, we still had some fun. We got some decent photos coming to you guys in the next few days, many of which are thanks to James Dean of James Dean Photography.
Once again, I’m very sorry for anyone that received a fine on the afternoon. I assure you I copped the worst of it by being stranded there until well after dark. The fact that my car has been defected off the road has never been what I have been upset about, the fact that the police deliberately cornered us to defect our cars while we were doing something as nonthreatening as sliding tricycles is what really pisses me off. Believe me when I say I will not lay back and take it, especially when that is what we are expected to do.
I would like to ask anyone that has thought about revenge or wrecking havoc due to all this to not give them the satisfaction. It won’t solve anything, and it will only justify their reasoning behind all this.
Don’t forget guys! It’s this Sunday!!
See you all there!
So we have just recently found a new spot to take our sliders to and are very happy to announce we will be organizing a session in the future in conjunction with Streetkarnage!
Michael Harris from SK will have a flyer for you guys with all the details in the next couple of days so be ready!
Once again the lads from Streetkarnage grouped together on a lazy Sunday afternoon for an awesome huffy slider session. Even though this session didn’t seem to last as long as the first one, the attendance was just as large!
Well… It was bound to happen sooner or later with all the slider sessions that have been happening lately; I am now the proud owner of a very cool huffy slider! With many thanks to Aerron Gough from Streetkarnage! Today’s slider session was just as amazing as the previous event from several weeks ago.
This time armed with my trusty GoPro I managed to get some fairly awesome footage of all these guys powering down the hills as well as some in car (on slider) footage of me going down the hill. Hold tight for the full set of images from the day as well as all the footage in the next week or so!
The last event was awesome, I cannot wait for this one!
Here’s the collection of our final images from Streetkarnage Slider Session that was held on the Gold Coast.
Sometimes the most amazing things in life are so simple. It amazes me that as people that spend so much time, money and agony on high performance cars we can gain so much fun out of something as basic a tricycle with plastic wheels on the back. If you haven’t seen these things before, you’re in for a treat because huffy sliders are an insane amount of fun.
Oh, and did I mention that A Current Affair doesn’t like them? So you will LOVE them!
I have just come back from the Streetkarnage slider session and I have to say it has been some of the best fun I have had in a loooonnng time. Aside from being hassled by yet another Woolworths owner (we seem to be having a bad run with those guys) the entire day was pretty well awesome. I have a tonne of photos to shot you guys from the entire afternoon and Josh has a few photos from his 5D which he strapped to the front of his slider. This photo here give you just a small glimpse of how many people came out.
I’ll have all the shots in the next few days, so till then sit tight!
Yes it’s Christmas time and everyone is meeting up for their end of year meets. Lovers of cars add no exception; we love hanging out with each other so why not! Just this Sunday past, Streetkarnage held their end of year meet for all of their beloved friends.
For this particular meet however I almost had no chance of being able to make it due to being at work. “Working on a Sunday, what an outrage!” you say? Well I would say that too, but thankfully I was able to leave just a little early in order to get some photos.