Much like the various other events hosted by Capestance, this one did not disappoint. One noticeable difference was the fact that the stance scene seemed smaller in comparison to former years, however the quality 10 fold better! Fitfest 2017 was held in the heart of Woodstock, Cape Town, one of the most trendy places in South Africa at the moment. The location was perfectly suited for the seemingly trendy cars on show in the fairly modern take on a warehouse/storage space.
The venue itself is better known for the Mash Tun, which is a craft beer, gin and wine eatery. The Mash Tun played their own functional part of feeding and providing beverages to everyone on the day. Entering the area where the cars were parked, the first thing you noticed was a plume of smoke and a hazy ambiance, upon further investigation we realised that it was not a car with busted piston rings or seals, but it was in fact a stall selling various flavours of oils used in E-cigarettes.
As the smoke cleared, our eyes immediately fell on a slammed grey e92 M3, flawlessly executed with the right amount of add ons. It kind of made you wonder whether the car came straight from the factory like that. The M3 basically set the tone for the entire show, we expected it to be top class and nothing less, a contributing factor was the fact that an R34 Skyline was just casually parked on show minding its own business. It is definitely something you don’t get to see everyday in Cape Town.
Another factor is that in order to get to the R34 you had to cross paths with a truly mint Nagaro Red 350z slammed on all white XXR 527s. It doesn’t matter which way you look at it, the event seemed to portray the aim of bringing the stance scene forward and take it to unimagined heights, which in all honesty was definitely achieved on the day.
From meeting old faces and witnessing the level at which each car respectively competed, we can whole heartedly say that we look forward to Fitfest 2018. Enjoy the coverage below.