Alright, so we've been making waves all over West London and not to blow our own trumpet but we've become known enough within the car world to become something of a recognised name over this side of the big L. So what now? Well James gave me an add on facebook and dropped me a message and some texts were exchanged which led to me agreeing to get up on here and making the West London Collective group.
From Bring Em Out 1 - Stew's EG (soon to be up for sale!) and Rumy's EG Civics
We began by having a photoshoot, purely by accident, in the Hayes indoor Sainsbury's car park (any budding photographers, get down there for some snappy snaps) and we were only shooting a few cars, none of them massively special but as they were all good friends, I figured I could use the practice and they could use the free photos. This led to us all thinking about having a proper car meet in the same car park..
So as you can see above, we began by having the meets in the car park. Although this quickly proved to be fatal to our plans as we were moreorless instantly booted from the car park. We turned up and as we pulled in the security told us to do one and get out. So we were all about to head over to our back up plan, the Chimes car park in Uxbridge when someone just suggested we pulled up outside Best Buy, which was relatively empty, and carry the meet on there. Which we did and about 30 to 40 cars came up for the night, a reasonable success.
So after we judged Bring Em Out to be a success, we begun to plan more. We decided that the second weekend of every month, outside the same Best Buy, would be home to our meets. We've now grown into our own and have a reasonable following with more and more people showing up to the meets each month and people travelling for miles to head on down, it's not only West London now but North, South and East London all come to the meet, we have people making the two hour drive from Brighton and people meeting with them from Crawley to head up, people driving over from Reading, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Bristol, Swindon, Worthing, Gravesend, Essex literally everywhere in the South of England, people are making movements this way! Check out the pictures below from previous Bring Em Outs!
Above: Vinay's Garage D R32 GTR Skyline along with a rather nice R35 GTR. These guys turned up a little early to BEO2 hence an empty car park. Below: A quick shot down one of the bays outside Best Buy at BEO2 showing the diverse cars that show up to the meet.
Bring Em Out 3 enticed many, many more people down from your bog standard Corsas with wheels and sounds to full on track weapons in disguise. The Honda boys were rolling out in full force with some of the finest metal on offer as well as some of AutoBahn25's amazing German vehicles.
So finally we reach Bring Em Out 4, our biggest meet yet. People put numbers at BEO3 at over 100. BEO4 topped that number by far. Unfortunately there was always going to be one absolute moron who paid no attention to the rules and decided going sideways in the empty bit of car park was a good idea and some thought that doing burnouts in amongst rows of cars was again a good idea but both stopped in short order once told that it quite simply wasn't. But what most will agree is that at BEO4 we really did push the bar. We premiered our video made of some of the UK's finest Hondas, shot in and around Worthing and Brighton, as well as having Dance Dance Revolution projected onto the side of a building! We also had some crazy cars come out for the meet and people come from miles! It was great to see so many people out in force representing their clubs and cars and we can't wait to see you all at the next meet, West London Collective Presents: THE BIG ONE. Check out all the links at the bottom of the page for more but first, check out the BEO4 pics! We've also got our own designated photographers, all of their pages will be linked and listed at the bottom so drop them a like and a message for information on photoshoots!
BRING EM OUT 3:
BRING EM OUT 4
Lastly, the Video that we made down in Btown with the Hondas In South lot. Massive thanks goes to everyone involved, Canibeat, Fast Car and G-Werks for the online features!
Video Credit: Mitesh Tailor - Clarity Rebirth
Links and plugs!!
West London Collective Forum: www.westlondoncollective.co.uk
West London Collective Facebook: www.facebook.com/westlondoncollective
West London Collective Presents: THE BIG ONE (Event page): http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=208924025821118
Loony Photography: http://www.facebook.com/loonyphotography
ShutterSpec Photography: http://shutterspecphotography.yolasite.com/
Clarity Rebirth: http://www.clarity-rebirth.co.uk/
Nineteen64 Photography: http://www.facebook.com/ashb1964
Thanks to everyone who's helped this far, specially all the staff on West London Collective, Ryan, Teshi, Loony, Ben, Rumy, Adam, George, Mitch and Chris! If you want to know more, you want stickers or other Merchandise, feel free to get in touch!