Edition38’s Early Edition 2017

Date: 14 May 2017

Location: Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

Last year, Early Edition’s future was not looking promising. With poor attendance and blatant slating happening within the community, something drastic had to be done to prevent the show from fading away – the Edition38 team clearly needed to reassess the whole event. Well, they did just that… Finally, a new venue was announced for 2017 – Sywell Aerodrome, just down the road from their main “Show & Shine” event at Overstone Park (held in September). With the disappointment of 2016’s Early Edition, I don’t think anyone, including ourselves, knew what to expect with the new venue. However, I’m pleased to report that Edition38 have well and truly bounced back with their latest offering, which was almost on par with their main event. Venue-wise, Sywell Aerodrome provided some well-needed hard ground, an indoor hangar (carpeted and looking rather exclusive), plenty of traders, food/drink, plus a HUGE field-based showground. With plenty of room for expansion too, there’s no telling how big this event could now become… You know they’ve got it right when it actually feels like the Edition38 weekender on arrival – it had the vibe – something which the old venue just didn’t ever possess. The weather always makes for a better day, right? Enjoy our highlights below.

 

Jason Buckley’s Mk1 Golf on H&R suspension & BBS E50’s

@j12buk

 

Jay Fairgrieve’s Corrado VR6 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’

@jay_fairgrieve

 

 

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

@autofinesse

 

Auto Finesse’s Mk2 Golf GTI 20vt on Air Lift suspension & Ronal Racing centrelock’s

@autofinesse

 

 

Ollie Manuello’s Audi RS6 Avant on BBS LM’s

@ollie_rs79

 

Robert Hare’s Mk4 Golf estate on Air Lift suspension & OZ Futura’s

@roberthare225

 

George Wilson’s Polo 6N2 GTI on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’

@gw.uk

 

 

Georgia Barker-Wright’s Lupo on Air Lift suspension & WORK Meister CR01’s

@gkbw

 

Sam Grant’s Audi TTRS on Air Lift suspension & ADV.1 15’s

@samg77

 

Chris Williams’ Porsche 964 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LHR’s

@ccwill1975

 

 

 

Jon Lawrence’s Audi B5 S4 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform IND’s

@jon_lawrence

 

 

Christian Canning’s Porsche Cayman on HP Drivetech / AccuAir suspension & Rotiform RSE‘s

@callmepicasso

 

 

Amber O’Connor’s Mk7 Golf estate on HP Drivetech / AccuAir suspension & custom Audi A8 splits

@amber_airtisan

 

Lee Reeson’s bagged Mk3 Golf VR6 on BBS RC041’s

@l99pee83

 

Matty Loveridge’s Mk1 Golf on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & Ronal Racing magnesium wheels

@matty_mk1

 

 

Alex Lambert’s Mk2 Polo on Air Lift suspension & Compomotive Turbo’s

@polo83lambert

 

 

Scott Christopher’s Seat Leon Cupra R on Air Lift suspension & CCW Classic5’s

@scott_c93

 

 

Lewis Parker’s UP! on Air Lift suspension & OZ Futura’s

@l3wup

 

Josh Gresswell’s ’74 1303 Super Beetle

@joshwaa___

 

Anthony Orton’s Mk2 Golf GTI 20vt on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s

@ant_dublogic

 

 

Chris Porter’s VW Mk6 Golf GTI on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & Rotiform BLQ‘s

@porter1287

 

Joshua Bradley’s Skoda Fabia on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s

@braderz_in_the_faberz

 

 

Rich Stockley’s Mk4 Golf on Air Lift suspension & BBS RC300’s

@p11atv

 

 

Beinn Dale Goodchild’s static Polo Coupe

@beinndg

 

 

Nathan White’s Bora VR6 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’

@nathan_lowcollective

 

 

Jamie’s Mk1 Audi TT on Air Lift suspension & Verein Sport Club One’s

@jamie_mk1_tt

 

Jason Such’s ’67 Beetle on Air Lift suspension & Fuchs’

@_jasonsuch

 

Evidently, the attendance level was up there with some of the biggest shows, which was rather impressive for a brand new venue! We loved the fact that the show field actually had a mixture of hard standing and soft ground – this really sets the feel of an event and doesn’t make you feel like you’re stuck in a field all day (It also makes for better photographs, too!). We spoke to our fair share of people throughout the day and the comments seemed to be generally positive – most would like to see more hangars if possible, more pre-selected quality cars at the forefront and more going on on the concrete areas. Oh, and let’s not forget the non-VAG. Edition, when are you going to give in and allow BMWs and the like into the show? We’d like still to see a small non-VAG area in the future – there’s plenty of space now to make this happen. Anyway, back to the positive… Early Edition 2017 was a breath of fresh air and has returned to being one of the most anticipated events of the year. Congratulations to everyone involved, we’ll be back. Don’t forget to check out the Bonus Gallery below…

 

BONUS GALLERY

 

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More info on Edition38:

Edition38 website

Edition38 on Instagram

Edition38 on Facebook

 





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