Nine pm on a Sunday night and Tesco car park has more cars than it ever does when it’s open. Tonight is the 6th Shutter Gang meet up and hundreds of customised and modded cars of all makes, ages and value have converged to create the biggest car meet in the region.
The Shutter Gang website says “We are relatively new car community established in 2016 in Buckinghamshire. We started as a group of friends who loved two things: cars and photography – hence shutter in our name. We bring the biggest and most fun car events in the area, we spend hours planning every little thing so you can enjoy your night and this is what gives us satisfaction! Our ideas clearly work as there was over 500 of you at our last meet of 2016 and we had over 300 cars in there!”
It’s fantastic to see this kind of subculture thriving. It’s especially fascinating for me because I’m interested in how subcultures around a shared interest develop and what model is used to create a community. I hope the Shutter Gang meets continue and the community grows in the way the organisers want it to.