Published Mon, Jul 11, 2022 5:25 PM
One of the hottest days of 2022 saw the circus surrounding Shred Shed Live descend on the normally peaceful Warwickshire countryside, as the show took to the tarmac of the Stoneleigh Agricultural Centre, home since 2016 to one of the UK’s most popular car shows– Gravity.
With Shred Shed Live making a massive splash during its debut at the show last year, it came as no surprise to any of us that a conversation with Jordan and the Gravity Team led to an immediate “how can we make it bigger and better?” Quicker than you can say “more tyre smoke and all the noises please”, a plan was hatched, and the team were determined to make this the best Shred Shed Live yet. They didn’t disappoint.
With a record crowd of more than 25,000 fans attending the one-day event, most of whom had come specifically to check out the unique spectacle that is Shred Shed Live, decent viewing angles were at a premium, but thanks to the purpose-built grandstand, fans were given the opportunity to not miss a second of the 4-hour stunt extravaganza.
For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, Shred Shed Live sees two teams go head to head; the super slick & polished FastR, and street-punks WeCrewsade, in a series of games and challenges. Two of the UK & Ireland’s top drifters head up the teams; FastR’s Aims Hill [LINK TO BIO] and WeCrewsade’s Peden Nielsen, and they were joined this time by world-famous Monster Energy athletes Tessa Whittock & Luke Woodham, 15-year-old Archie Harmer, “Danger” Dave Bastin, Rich Grindrod, Marcus Clare and Scotty (Surname?).
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The 8 drivers, all of whom were in heavily modified and immensely powerful rear-wheel-drive cars built specifically for the purpose of entertaining crowds, put on a spectacular display for the crowd, many of whom were stacked up to 10 people deep at the outer safety fences. With a unanimously positive response, both at the venue and in the days since the popularity of the event is growing stronger every day.
The next Shred Shed Live takes place at the upcoming Cinch British Motor Show, giving the public & motoring journalists the opportunity to watch more of the UK & Ireland’s top drift & stunt drivers do their thing in the Cinch ‘Live Arena’. With more than 100,000 people expected over the 4-day event, and in excess of 300,000 attending the following event at Coventry Motofest, the next few months promise to be exciting for the Shred Shed Live drivers & crew.
FastR Founder, Luke Clayton – “Despite this only being the third event we’ve done, the response has been beyond our wildest expectations. Literally, thousands of fans have posted across social media about Shred Shed Live, and we’re blown away by the positive response by the 25,000-strong crowd at Gravity.
“With a crowd more than 10x the size expected at Coventry Motofest, we’re more excited than ever about showing the public what these cars and their incredibly skilled drivers can do. Engaging fans and encouraging the next generation of motorsport fanatics, drivers, and support staff is key to our long-term goals here at FastR, and I’m genuinely so proud of the hard work everyone has put in. The 10th of September can’t come soon enough!”
Al Harris, Crewsade Driver & Co-Creator of Shred Shed Live - “Shred Shed Live is not a drift demo, it is an entertainment show, and I think after Gravity ‘22, that was proven tenfold. Planning the concept and seeing it come to life from an event production view and a driver's point of view is utterly surreal!
“The crowd was incredible, and we saluted everyone who supported the show in such insane heat! To see how many Shred Shed Live fans we have after just 3 shows is insane; I cannot wait to bring some noise to the British Motor Show and Coventry Moto Fest with my fellow drivers.”
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