Monthly Archives: October 2013

Event Coverage: Show & Glow

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

There has been considerable hype building up to the launch of Show & Glow, firstly as the show is making its debut and secondly it is the final UK show of the season. Expectations were high – the atmosphere queuing up to get in was that of excitement. Held at Bluewater shopping centre in Kent, this was the last place you’d imagine going to a car show, but it actually worked surprisingly well.

 

 

 

I thought I’d start off by highlighting this fine example of an S8, this sums up the quality of vehicles on display.

 

 

The Players wrapped Mk1 looking as good as ever.

 

 

How about a bit of supercharged goodness with this R32.

 

 

‘that 635’ that we all know and love. Yes, it was essentially a VAG show, but I don’t think anyone will complain about seeing this inside.

 

 

…along with this E30

 

 

James’ Mk1 Polo rocking some new shoes this time.

 

 

 

I don’t think I will ever tire of seeing this Audi 80.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This white Rallye was such a tidy example.

 

 

 

One of my favourites back from the Westside Show.

 

 

To most this will be considered Mk1 perfection. What do you think?

 

 

What a treat it was to see a Porsche Speedster!

 

 

In addition to two indoor floors, Show & Glow also had the top level of the outdoor car park for even more cars – let’s take a look…

 

This was awesome – a bagged VW Tiguan on Ferrari wheels. It’s nice to see something different and this really works!

 

 

 

Ben Anson’s newly wrapped E21 is always a stunner.

 

 

 

 

Another car spotted back at Westside VW, this E30 now on a fresh set of wheels.

 

 

 

 

I shot this Mini back at Edition38, it’s nice to see the Brock’s rocking a new colour. The fitment on this is just right!

 

 

 

 

 

Staggered Z3 wheels looking good on this E46.

 

 

 

 

Well there you have it folks. Show season is over! Congratulations to the Show & Glow team for such a successful debut, there’s no doubt in my mind that this is going to continue to grow and probably become one of the bigger shows of the year.

 

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Event Coverage: Westside Treffen 2K13

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

Westside VW, one of the last shows of the season, returned this year to Chalfont St. Peter in Buckinghamshire. I’d been looking forward to this one, it’s always a nice chilled out day with plenty of quality on display – this year did not disappoint. Luckily the weather was on our side and the sun was shining! Chalfont St. Peter Cricket Club with its freshly mowed lawn was a perfect venue to host the gathering of some of Germany’s finest exports.

 

I never get tired of admiring Jason Buckley’s Mk1, it must be that colour combo – stunning!

 

 

There was a nice turnout of Mk2s, including this GTI rocking Brock B1s.

 

 

 

This Caddy sounded real nice.

 

 

The last time I saw this 964 cab was at Players Classic, such a lovely example.

 

 

 

This was a VW show in essence, but I was amazed with the quantity of BMWs in attendance.

 

 

One of my all time favourite E21s, Ben Anson’s bagged example.

 

 

 

This tidy red E30 I snapped back at Players, which sounded like it’s running a V8. Tasty!

 

 

A few Jap cars were also on display, including this bagged Honda Integra DC2 on Gotti wheels. This combination works so well.

 

 

A nice classic Celica.

 

 

 

 

Nice colour on this E32 and Alpina splitter to match.

 

 

Rich Weller’s E39 Sport sitting well on E60 Style 32s.

 

 

 

Mark Allen’s bagged Mk4 Golf estate with Bora front end conversion.

 

 

 

 

Caught James having a little clean of his immaculate Mk1 Polo.

 

 

I loved this Mk1 Golf…

 

 

..and the colour of this one is not something you see every day, with banded steels to compliment.

 

 

 

 

Sam Ratcliffe’s awesome E46 M3 now running a square set up. Looking hard!

 

 

 

 

A personal favourite, Audi 80 Sport.

 

 

 

 

Whether you prefer static or air, there were plenty of both to keep everyone happy…

 

 

 

A slightly camouflaged Mk1 Polo…

 

 

 

 

Hartge splits looking incredible on this E92.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A nice E36 cab sitting on Throwing Stars.

 

 

 

 

It was great to see this E12 528i again. This is E12 perfection.

 

 

 

 

There isn’t much to say about this M3, other than amazing!

 

 

 

Lovely paint job on this E36 touring…

 

 

There we have it.. and I’ll say it, this has been my favourite show of the year so far. The venue, size and atmosphere were all spot on. I want to thank the organisers as well for actually booking proper food stalls, there was some amazing food being served, so well done! Not the usual burger van rubbish… other shows take note!

 

There’s not many shows left now for the remainder of this year. We’re now excited for Show & Glow coming up in a few weeks, hope to see you there!