Edition38 Show & Shine 2015

Date: 4/5/6 September 2015

Location: Overstone Park, Northampton


Words & Photos by Henry Phull


For most people in the Volkswagen world, Edition38’s Show & Shine is the big one… a weekend event catering for all V.A.G. cars that seems to get bigger and bigger, with this year being their 15th year on the scene. Most people spend the weekend camping and partying with friends. This time, however, I made my way up to Overstone Park on Sunday (the final day of the show) to capture some highlights. Edition is a show that attracts a lot of Europeans from across the water, including dozens of mint condition Mk1’s which just makes for an incredible sight – unfortunately not so easy to photograph when they are constantly surrounded by avid enthusiasts trying to get a closer look! You have to be there to fully appreciate it. With lots of new builds to drool over, in addition to the familiar faces, Edition has it all. So, on to my show highlights…



Matt Rudd’s ’63 Beetle





Jacob Nelson’s Karmann Ghia


Rob Palmer’s Mk3 Golf VR6 Highline on BBS RS




Patric James’ Corrado on Air Lift suspension & Eta Beta splits


Kiran Mistry’s Mk1 Golf on Air Lift suspension & BBS E50′s




Auto Finesse’s BBS kitted Mk2 Golf on Air Lift suspension


Auto Finesse’s Bay Window Hightop


Joe Stubbs’ bagged Lupo GTI on WORK wheels


Georgie Marlow’s Mk1 Golf on BBS RM’s




Jack Dee’s widearch Audi A1 on Fifteen52 Turbomac’s


Corrado VR6 on Hartge splits




Shane Van der Steen’s Mk6 Golf GTI on Air Lift suspension & Speedline splits


Adrian Hassall’s Mk4 Golf on ceramic polished Kerscher KCS’s





Keith Jarrett’s Mk5 Golf on Air Lift 3H suspension


Joe Yip’s Mk5 Golf on Air Lift suspension & Fifteen52 Tarmac’s


Josh Hall’s bagged Mk6 Golf on Autostrada Modena’s



Tom Meeson’s bagged Audi TT on Rotiform BLQ’s


Oxford Car Audio’s Beetle audio demo car


Oxford Car Audio’s Audi S5 demo car on Air Lift bags & Avant Garde F541 SPEC1 wheels


Leanne Thompson’s Mk5 Golf R32 on AccuAir suspension & Avant Garde F421’s


Kieran Collick’s Audi RS3 on AccuAir/HP Drivetech suspension



Mark Ikeda’s Audi TT on H&R suspension & BBS GT’s




Michael Ralph’s bagged Mk4 Golf R32 on Rotiform IND’s


Route 32’s Mk1 Golf w/R32 lump & custom B-Star wheels



Jack Hall’s bagged Mk6 Golf on Rotiform wheels


Ian Kelly’s Audi SQ5 on StillStatic suspension & Rotiform DUS’s


Ollie Manuello’s Audi R8 on AccuAir/HP Drivetech suspension & BBS E89’s



Sam Johnson’s Mk1 Caddy



Bryan De Bondt’s Audi A3 on OZ Futura’s



Xenonz UK’s widebody kitted Audi RS7 on 21″ Damnraw Honeycombed concave directional wheels




Lupo on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’s


Vick Nagi’s bagged Audi A4 Avant on Rotiform centrelocks


GRMnorthampton’s bagged Mk5 Golf GTI on BBS RSII’s


Dale Buckley’s bagged Audi TT on BBS RS’s


Luke Baker’s bagged Polo GTI on BBS RM’s


Stefan Edge’s static Mk3 Golf wagon on ACT splits


Mk6 Golf R on Air Lift suspension & OZ Ultraleggera centrelock’s


Alex Wright’s G60-swapped Mk1 Golf on BBS E30 magnesium wheels


James Manners’ Audi RS4 B5 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LVS’s


Tom Harries’ static Polo G40 on SSR Mesh’s


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


Mitch Davis’ bagged BMW E36 323i on Autostrada Modena’s


Adam Ralph’s BMW E30 Touring on Pontiac wheels


Jake Ryan’s bagged BMW E30 318is on OZ Futura’s



Successfully running an automotive event for fifteen years is quite an accomplisment, and awesome to see that the organisers are still keeping everything fresh, but even greater to see that the Volkswagen scene is still thriving. Edition38 has become tradition to a majority of V.A.G. owners in the car community, and it’s not surprising… A weekend filled with some of the best cars in Europe, friends, food, beer and party time, what’s not to love? If you’ve still not been, make sure you add it to your diary for next year. Camp from Friday to Sunday, or make a day of it on the Saturday or Sunday. No other event has the same vibe you get at Overstone Park.


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