RollHard: The Show 2016

Date: 14 August 2016

Location: Cressing Temple Barns, Essex


Words & Photos by Henry Phull


Established back in 2010, RollHard is now one of the most recognised groups in the modified car scene… They choose to focus on the sense of community that comes with the lifestyle of a petrolhead, “All makes, all models, one community” as they state, which I absolutely love. It’s not hard to work out why so many car enthusiasts choose to be a part of RH and of course rock the stickers on their cars. Let’s face it, if you’re into cars, you’ve heard of RollHard. They’re everywhere, and even have a huge following over in Europe. Having previously held a few events (RollHard Duxford back in 2013, The Belgian Chapter in 2014 and 2015, and their Charity event also in 2015), a new idea was brought to life this year after discovering an absolute gem of a location in Essex – the Cressing Temple Barns. Imagine a beautiful, scenic venue in the remote countryside, featuring 13th Century Medieval barns, outbuildings, gardens, and paddocks. Not your usual recipe for a car show, but that’s what made this one just that extra bit special. With plenty of nooks and crannies throughout the venue, cars were dotted all over the place, which made it more fun to explore than say, strolling past rows upon rows of cars like at other shows. Usually, I’m not the biggest fan of car events on grass, but the quirkiness of this venue definitely made up for it. So, sit back and check out the highlights below…



Jack Smith’s Lexus GS300 on D2 / Air Lift suspension & Weds Kranze LXZ’s




Liam Elmore’s Audi TT on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform OZT’s



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





Chris Goring’s BMW E46 on BC Racing coilovers & WORK Meister M1’s



Josh Mussell’s static Nissan 350Z on WORK Meister S1’s



Jordan O’Sullivan’s static Mini Cooper S on Tracer Tech 2’s



Micheal Evans’ Lexus LS430 on Air Lift suspension & WORK Durandal DD5.2’s



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




Juan van Oversteyns’ BMW E28 525i on D2 Racing coilovers & stepped-up BBS RS’s



Julian Göttschkes’ Audi 100LS on HP Drivetech/AccuAir suspension



Frederik Ceulemans’ bagged Mk1 Scirocco w/16VT & BBS RS





Edd Fell’s Mk2 Audi TT on Air Lift suspension & BBS E28’s



Alex Hurd’s BMW E46 330ci on Air Lift suspension & Fifteen52 Tarmacs



Andy Willems’ bagged 1973 Mercedes-Benz S280 W108 on 18″ Intro Wheels



Jon Naish’s Nissan President on hydraulic suspension



Sven Haegeman’s bagged BMW E12 528 on BBS Style19′s




Scott Paterson’s static BMW E36 Touring on Throwing Stars



Rob Blackwell’s Honda S2000 on Air Lift suspension & CCW D110′s



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



Eric French’s Mk2 VW Polo Coupe on Schmidt wheels



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

(Click here to check out our feature on Rory’s Mercedes)



Matty Loveridge’s Mk1 Golf Swallowtail on Air Lift suspension & BBS E76′s



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





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



Andy Guyett’s BMW E36 Touring on Air Lift suspension & M Parallel’s



Meguiar’s Ford Crown Victoria on Air Lift suspension



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



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



Mark Sime’s BMW E82 on Air Lift suspension on Zito wheels



Shaun Fielding’s Porsche 911 on Fifteen52 Outlaw’s




Roger Ramjet’s Audi B5 RS4 Avant 



Reece Chapman’s Mk1 Audi TT on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’s



Mark Riccioni’s Mk7 VW Golf R on Air Lift suspension



Ash Squires’ 1987 Mk2 Toyota Soarer on Tein coilovers & SSR Mk1′s



Paul Burns’ bagged BMW E28 on Gotti’s




Elliott Waterman’s static Renault 5



Tom Sandys’ Mk1 Audi TT on Air Lift suspension & Fifteen52 R43’s



Liam Richardson’s bagged Beetle




Gary Morgan’s Mk1 Ford Escort



Richard Harris’ Audi B7 A4 Avant on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform IND’s



Hannah Edwards’ Seat Leon on Air Lift suspension & Bentley wheels





Darron Burrows’ Nissan 370Z


Oxford Car Audio’s Audi S5 on Audi S5 on Airlift / AccuAir suspension & Avant Garde F541′s



Sam Harman’s Mk6 VW Jetta on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & Rotiform TMB’s



Connor Hollamby’s bagged Mercedes-Benz W201 190E




Sam Williams’ bagged Mazda MX5 on BBS RF’s



Auto Finesse’s Mk1 Caddy on Air Lift suspension & BBS E50′s



John Meade’s 1983 Ford Escort on banded steels w/Chevrolet hubcaps



Georgia Barker-Wright’s static VW Lupo on WORK Meister CR01’s



Bekir Iskender’s BMW E39 540i on Air Lift suspension & custom 19″ 3pc Alpina Softline’s



Ethan Sexton’s BMW E30 318is on Air Lift suspension & Schmidt TH-Line’s



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



Matt Vanstone’s Audi S3 on Air Lift suspension & RAD48 DR1’s



Will Smith’s Audi D2 A8 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform CCV DDT’s



Oly Roberts’ Audi B5 RS4 Avant on Air Lift suspension & RAD48 PR’s



James Brown’s bagged Mercedes-Benz 190E on Rotiform MBZ’s



James Aveil’s bagged Mercedes-Benz W114



David Hanagan’s Audi A5 Sportback on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform SPF’s



Tej Bajwa’s static BMW E30 M3 on ACS Type 1’s



Rash Bajwa’s BMW E34 M5 on BC Racing coilovers & Throwing Stars



Carl Shakespeare’s supercharged Mk3 Golf VR6 on OZ Ultraleggera’s



Max Wilde’s BMW M4



Nick Sahota’s BMW E34 540i on BC Racing coilovers & custom-built 3pc Throwing Stars

(Click here to check out our feature on Nick’s 540i)



Carlos Gomez’s static BMW E36 on BBS Style19′s



Steve Fraser’s Audi S3 saloon on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform KPS’s



Mark Allen’s bagged Mk4 Golf estate on Eta Beta’s



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



Hoho Chan’s BMW E92 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS2′s




RollHard: The Show was certainly one of the more unique car events on the calendar. With plenty of gorgeous cars to look at, gardens to explore, their own cinema, badminton (yep!), on-site tea rooms with ice cream and refreshments, as well as some very tasty food stalls (which makes a nice change!), it made for the perfect day out. For their first event at this venue, I think they did a fantastic job. Here’s to the next one – thanks for having us!


More info on RollHard:

RollHard website

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RollHard on Instagram


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