Players Classic 2016

Date: 11 June 2016

Location: Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester


Words & Photos by Henry Phull


Players Classic 2016 is a big one for me, it marks the 3 year anniversary of Slam Sanctuary, as this was the show that kickstarted my love of photographing cars. Since then the car scene has come a huge way in terms of quality and builds, just as this show has. Every year the team somehow seem to take over more and more of the Goodwood Motor Circuit grounds to the point where you’ll fail to find a patch of land that isn’t taken up by a show car. Players Classic is the biggest show of the year since Ultimate Dubs back at the start of the season. It’s become so popular that a lot of the show is now largely filled with cars that have made the journey over from Europe. Also, Players is so well-known in the car world that people even fly over from the USA to check out the show and network. It’s become one of the coolest events on the calendar, much down to the venue itself and of course the incredible diversity of cars that are selected and shown throughout Goodwood’s historic paddock. In addition to numerous companies trading in the exclusive ‘Trade Village’ (including us this year!), ‘Classic’ combines a static show with plenty of track action including the pre-booked track day experience and various drifting displays throughout the day – plenty to keep you entertained. Well, on to our photo coverage, it’s another long one, so you might want to grab a cuppa!



Ben Anson’s BMW E21 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS



Tom Heap’s bagged Mercedes-Benz C124 on OZ MAE’s




S6 Wraps’ BMW E92 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform TMB’s





Ben Hughes’ Mini Cooper on BC Racing coilovers & OZ Futura’s



Jamie Hitchcock’s static BMW Z4 on WORK Meister’s



James Barr’s bagged VW Polo 6N2 GTI on BBS RM’s




James Munro’s bagged Porsche 356 Speedster




Robert Cumberbatch’s Hillman Imp on Air Lift suspension & J A Pearce Magna’s



Tom Lilico’s bagged BMW Z3 on Lamborghini Diablo splits



James Ibbotson’s static Hillman Imp on Alleycat & Revolution wheels



Dan Malley’s VW Mk2 Golf on D2 Air suspension & BBS RM’s



Christopher Purr’s Subaru BRAT



Sam Eaton’s bagged VW Polo 9N3



Thom Williams’ Honda S2000 on Air Lift suspension & BBS LM’s





Steven Foxall’s static BMW M50-turbo’d E30 on Schmidt TH-Line’s



Tijl Matthijs’ VW Mk2 Golf G60 on Air Lift suspension & custom splits



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



Rory Hamilton’s bagged Mercedes-Benz W115 240D on BBS Mahle’s



Paul’s Audi B5 S4 Avant on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform DIA’s



Kats Giles’ Audi Q3 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform CCV’s



FYD Apparel’s bagged ’66 Cadillac Coupe Deville



RIIVA Design’s Austin Healey on Air Lift suspension



Jaik-Meriden Golloghly’s bagged Mini Cooper S on custom Saab 900 Turbo splits



Kiran Mistry’s Audi 80 on Air Lift suspension & BBS E50′s



Jamie Mctoldridge’s Mercedes-Benz W123 230CE on Air Lift suspension




Ben Fraser’s Nissan 180SX on Rotiform LVS’s



Steve Howson’s Mercedes-Benz 190E Cosworth on OZ Futura’s



Still Static’s Audi B8 A4 on H&R suspension & 21″ Vossen LC105-T’s



Ben Rye’s bagged 1957 Volkswagen Oval Beetle ragtop on Ultra’s



HR Autoworks’ 1957 Volkswagen Oval Beetle



Maarten’s Porsche 964 on KW V3 HLS suspension & Cargraphic Racing wheels





Mark Gale’s static Ferrari F355



Jake Ryan’s M52-swapped BMW E30 on Air Lift suspension & OZ Futura’s



Richard Smith’s Toyota Yaris on custom Air Lift suspension by Only Charged Dubs & BBS RF’s




Owen Burnell’s VW Mk4 Golf R32 on Air Lift suspension & OZ Super Leggera III’s



Jordan Hill’s static Volkswagen Mk2 Golf on OZ Fittipaldi’s



Jake Stanford’s VW Tiguan R on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform TMB’s



Sumil Pancholi’s E39 530i on Air Lift suspension & Hartge splits



Matt Clifford’s BMW E31 840ci on Air Lift suspension & BBS Bugatti EB110’s



Chevrolet C10 on AccuAir suspension


Angus Munro’s Porsche 964 on BBS Super-RS’s




Paul Mclean’s BMW E34 on BC Racing suspension & stepped-up BBS RS’s





Matt Glassup’s Porsche 964 on Eta Beta’s



Joe Saunder’s TFSI Volkswagen Mk3 Golf on OZ Turbo’s



George Wilson’s bagged VW Polo 6N2 on Gotti’s




Karl Runeckles’ BMW Z4 on hydraulics & custom-built Style32′s



Lucy Barlow’s bagged BMW E21 on BBS RM’s



Dean Meeson’s Lotus Esprit on AccuAir suspension & custom Lotus splits




Dave Mcdiarmid’s BMW E46 on Air Lift suspension & stepped-up BBS RF’s



Joey Hazell’s BMW E36 ‘vert on hydraulic suspension & stepped-up BBS RS’s



Vladi’s Volkswagen Mk3 Vento on Air Lift suspension & KW Turbo’s



Adam King’s Mercedes-Benz W220 on AccuAir suspension & Rotiform TMB’s




Lee Curtis’ Audi C5 Allroad on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform CCV’s / Jack Ellis’ Audi C5 Allroad on BC Racing suspension

@curtisg40 / @staticjack


Ben Walker’s BMW E28 on Broadway Static suspension & OZ Breyton’s





Sukhi Kang’s Porsche 964 on stepped-up BBS RS’s



Adam Hodge’s Audi S3 on H&R suspension & Audi Rotor’s



Jamie Mctoldridge’s Volkswagen Mk1 Golf G60 on H&R suspension & Rotiform YVR’s




Matt Woodgate’s Porsche 997 on HP Drivetech/Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LHR’s



Steven Doe & Becky Evans’ BMW E21’s on Air Lift suspension

@doeboyfresh / @queenb_uk


Matty Loveridge’s Audi TT on H&R suspension & BBS GT’s



Kenneth de Bock’s BMW E92 335i on AccuAir suspension & OZ Futura’s



Brian Henderson’s Audi RS2 on Rotiform STR’s




Rob Palmer’s bagged Mk3 Golf VR6 on ceramic polished BBS RS’s



Craig Sims’ BMW E28 on BC Racing suspension & 16″ BBS RS’s



Car Audio & Security’s BMW E30 M3 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform OZT’s



Tom Penny’s Mini on Air Lift suspension & Fifteen52 Formula TR’s





Joe Burman’s body-dropped Volkswagen Mk1 Golf



Joe Stubbs’ Mercedes-Benz E350 on HP Drivetech/AccuAir suspension & Rotiform YVR’s




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



Ashley Morell’s BMW Z4 on AirREX suspension & Borbet/MK Motorsport wheels



Kelvin Clifford’s Volkswagen Mk5 Golf on Air Lift suspension & Verein Sport Club One’s



’42 Ford pickup


Paul Harding’s ’84 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera



Josh’s wide-body BMW 2002 on 7Twenty Style44’s



Carl Raine’s Fiat 126



Harvey Howe’s BMW E82 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s



Carl Shakespeare’s supercharged Volkswagen Mk3 Golf VR6 on Momo R3’s




Chris Phillips’ static Lexus IS200 on Enkei NT03+M’s




Edward Johnston’s wide-body BMW E36 Touring w/S50 M3 conversion, Air Lift suspension & custom BMW splits





Carl Deakin’s bagged Volkswagen Mk2 Jetta on Schmidt TH-Line’s




Adam Wyatt’s Nissan PS13 & Lee Johns’ Toyota Supra SZ-R on WORK Meister’s

@iamwhisk / @jza80_lj


Meguiar’s Ford Crown Victoria on Air Lift suspension




Reece Chapman’s Audi TT on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS



Yoan Joaquim’s VW Mk5 Golf on Air Lift suspension & BBS E28’s



Jordan Clifton’s VW Beetle on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform CCV’s



That just about sums up our highlights of 2016’s show. Jamie, Carl and the rest of the Players team absolutely smashed it again. They’ve got that ‘chilled’ show vibe perfected, which makes it a pleasure to attend year on year. I must’ve bumped in to 90% of the people I know through cars and the automotive industry which just goes to show that people really do love this event. Catering for all motoring fans (even those who prefer two wheels), there’s something for everyone. If you missed it, then don’t worry… Players is back with their main show later this year at North Weald, Essex on the 18th of September 2016. Keep your eyes peeled on the Players social media and website to make sure you get the chance to enter your car into the Show & Shine. We’ll see you there!


More info on Players Show/Classic:

Players Show website

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Players Show on Instagram


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