Players Classic 2015

Location: Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester

Date: 13 June 2015

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

 

It’s that time of year again, Summer has finally arrived along with Players Classic – the immense car show that us petrol heads swarm upon to embrace the season. With people travelling from all over the World, Goodwood once again opened its doors to the Players crew, who are famous for hosting the UK’s biggest and most successful modified car shows. From classics to cars fresh out of the factory, from custom bikes to track cars, Players Classic has it all – there’s no doubt that it’s the best place to check out vehicle customisation on all levels and be able to appreciate our nation’s prime offerings. Boasting a huge Show and Shine area (which was expanded for this year), Air Lift Performance display, Trade village and BTCC track testing with Nicolas Hamilton throughout the day, there was something for everyone. Plus to keep with the traditional Goodwood motorsport theme, track time was available to those that pre-booked – so there were plenty of impressive track cars hooning around the historic circuit. So sit back, brace yourself for Slam Sanctuary’s longest write up yet, and enjoy my show highlights…

 

RIIVA Design’s demo cars taking on prime position on the Air Lift stand

 

Tom Gilbert’s BMW E36 with full Rocket Bunny wide arch kit, Air Lift suspension and Rotiform ROC wheels

 

Henry Gilbert’s Audi A6 C7 running Air Lift suspension and huge 21″ Rotiform CCV’s

 

Becky Evan’s bagged BMW E21 on a new set of Rotiform BM1’s

 

Robert Cumberbatch’s Hillman Imp on Air Lift and Ronal Racing 3pc splits + James Williams’ static Imp on Compomotive’s

 

 

Dean Meeson’s Lotus Esprit boasting a 24v Alfa Romeo V6 engine, air ride and Compomotive CXN wheels

 

Bruce Gowans’ BMW M135i with a full BTCC body kit, wrapped with a BMW Art Car inspired design by JD Wraps, plus a stunning air and audio install by Studio Incar. The car is finished off with a set of black Brada BR1’s

 

 

Lawrence Warner-Green’s BMW E60 bagged on Air Lift suspension by Studio Incar, sitting on a set of 20″ 3SDM 0.08’s

 

Also on the Studio Incar stand, Am Singh’s slammed E70 X5M on Brada BR1’s

 

Static BMW E28 on the SlammedUK stand rocking a set of Rondell 0067 split rims

 

Guy Higgs’ stripped BMW E30 track car, with an S50B32 engine swap and OZ Racing wheels

 

A JAGS Bodyshop Mercedes 190E Cosworth

 

Jack Ellis’ static Volkswagen B2 Passat on Votex wheels

 

Nathaniel Shannon Warth’s bagged BMW E28 featuring a BBS body kit and stepped-up BBS RS’s

 

 

Alex Wright’s static BMW E36 328i with SS Autowerks supplied over-fenders, engine raise kit and widened AC Schnitzer splits

 

Mark Allen’s Mk4 Golf estate with rear US bootlid

 

Ryan Powell’s Mk3 Golf VR6 bagged on gold-centred BBS LM’s

 

Kevve Raekelboom’s Belgian BMW E30 on AccuAir suspension and VIP Modular VXS210 wheels

 

 

Car Audio & Security’s Audi RS4 on Air Lift suspension and Rotiform INDT’s owned by Parm Panesar

 

Ryan Botton’s Phoenix yellow BMW Z3M Coupe on OZ Futura’s

 

Jaik-Meriden Golloghly’s Mini Cooper S on air ride and custom built Saab 900 Turbo splits

 

 

Tom Inskip’s 1970 Mk1 Ford Escort on Air Lift bags, AccuAir management and sitting on Schmidt TH-Line’s

 

Benny Rees’ RA28 Toyota Celica GT2000 on Racing Service Watanabe A-type’s

 

Jamie Hithcock’s static BMW Z4 on WORK Meister’s
(Click here to check out out our recent feature on Jamie’s Z4)

 

Tom Lilico’s bagged BMW Z3 rocking face mounted Lamborghini Diablo splits with 10j fronts and huge 11.5J (4.5″ lips) rears

 

 

Ricky Sadasivan’s static Technoviolet BMW E36 ‘vert on Gotti’s

 

 

Bruce Holder’s 1948 Series 1 Land Rover V8, dropped on a Rover P4 chassis

 

Ben Chandler’s Mk1 Jetta Coupe on Air Lift suspension and T5 steels

 

Nicholas Pritchard’s Ford RS Cosworth on Compomotive TH Motorsport wheels

 

Craig Levens’ bagged Mk5 Golf on 19″ RSV Forged 3pc splits, complimenting a Forge big brake kit

 

Steven Doe’s Alpine white BMW E21 on Air Lift suspension and CCW D110 wheels
(Click here to check out our recent feature on Steven’s E21)

 

Kay Singh’s BMW E30 M3 rocking a classic set of gold-centered BBS RS’s

 

 

Adam Hamill’s blue VW UP! on hydraulic suspension and BBS E55 centrelock wheels

 

 

Charlie Sixbe’s Gulf-inspired Mk5 Golf on 18″ Rotiform VCE’s

 

Patric James’ VW Corrado running Air Lift suspension and Schmidt TH-Line’s

 

 

A BMW E38 Alpina B12 / 740i V8 dropped on coilovers

 

Darren’s bagged Mk4 Golf on Carline split rims

 

Ben Walker’s BMW E28 on OZ Breyton’s, dropped with Broadway Static coilovers and running an SS Autowerks’ engine raise kit

 

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Rich Tapp’s static Nissan Skyline R32 on OZ Futura’s

 

Tom Heap’s Mercedes 300CE with Zender bodykit, BMW E36 Vader seats, custom air suspension and  OZ Futura’s

 

 

Prakash Thanky’s M50B25-swapped BMW E21 with Air Lift custom suspension and Carline CM2 split rims

 

A static Honda EK Civic on 15×9 WORK Meister wheels

 

Steve Fraser’s Mk6 Golf GTI on Air Lift suspension and ceramic polished Rotiform CCV’s

 

Kristof Mombaerts’ static Porsche 964 on Rotiform LVS’s

 

Andy Willems’ bagged 1973 Mercedes S280 W108 and 18″ Intro Wheels

 

Matt Edge’s 1968 Porsche 911T sitting on 16″ BBS RS001’s

 

Ron Huijzer’s Porsche 964 on stepped-up BBS RS’s

 

 

Immi Hussain’s BMW E46 saloon on hydraulic suspension and OZ Futura’s

 

Kevin Fitzgerald’s E30 325i Touring on Air Lift suspension and Klutch SL1 wheels
(Click here to check out our feature on Kevin’s E30)

 

Ross Ward’s bagged BMW E36 M3 on custom face-mounted ACS’s

 

Lucy Barlow’s BMW E21 on air ride and 14″ Compomotive TF 3pc splits

 

Will Smith’s Polo 6N bagged on Air Lift suspension and 15″ Rotiform ROC’s

 

 

Richard Payne’s ‘Milestone 71’ Porsche 964 on KW Suspension and Rotiform STR’s

 

 

Oli Bourne’s static BMW E30 coupe on 16″ Gotti splits

 

FYD Apparel’s 1966 Cadillac Coupe Deville

 

Laurence Turner’s static BMW E10 1602

 

Paige Walton’s ‘S6 Wraps’ static BMW E91 320d Touring on 18″ Rota Grid’s

 

Jack Buckley’s static Mk2 Golf on Schmidt TH-Line’s

 

Luke Polyblank’s Mk2 Golf on slammed on air ride and BBS E30’s

 

 

Beth Halsey’s VW Lupo on Air Lift suspension, widened arches, and wheels ceramic polished by Felgen Werkes

 

Nicolas Wlostowski’s 1973 Karmann Ghia on custom split steelies/smoothies

 

James Aveil’s bagged Mercedes-Benz W114 on SSR Visconti split rims

 

Edward Johnston’s static BMW E36 Touring with an S50B30 engine swap

 

 

Alex Perkin’s static BMW F82 435i on ST coilovers and Rotiform CCV’s

 

 

Max Fleckney’s KP Toyota Starlet on Advan A3A wheels

 

Tej’s BMW E30 M3 finished in Santorini Blue and sitting on ACS splits

 

James Brown’s Mercedes 190E 2.6 on Air Lift suspension and custom 17″ Rotiform 8-hole’s

 

Dale Buckley’s Audi TT on Air Lift suspension

 

Ian Clement’s bagged BMW 1M on Air Lift suspension and Rotiform OZT’s

 

Nick Singh Sahota’s BMW E30 M3 with S54-swap, Bugatti centrelock wheels and Air Lift suspension & audio install by Studio Incar

 

 

Ben Anson’s bagged BMW E21 on Schmidt TH-Line’s

 

Rob Goodwin’s Audi RS4 Avant on Air Lift and Rotiform SPF’s

 

 

Jake Hilling’s bagged 1965 Beetle on widened smoothies

 

 

Austin Greatorex’s Mk5 Golf bagged on Air Lift suspension by RIIVA Design and sitting on Rotiform SCN’s finished in Rose gold

 

 

James Fisher’s VW Bora widened, bagged and tucking 20″ Bentley wheels

 

Sam’s bagged Mk6 Golf R on BBS E28’s

 

Michael Ralph’s Mk4 R32 and James Harper’s Audi S3

 

Our static BMW E24 635CSi on 17″ OZ Futura’s and SS Autowerks’ engine raise kit

 

I hope you have enjoyed my highlights from what was yet another incredible Players Classic. Just like last year, the weather started off rough but finally turned good in the end. There’s something about Goodwood’s heritage and stunning surroundings that makes this show so engaging. Furthermore, the organisers were somewhat more relaxed this time around, allowing people to park freely, which actually worked out surprisingly well. Instead of having cars lined up in rows (which can be boring, and cars get missed), they were scattered about throughout the paddocks, making the show evermore appealing with the extra space an added bonus. As far as UK shows go, this is a hard one to top. See you at the next one.





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