Players Classic 2017

Date: 17 June 2017

Location: Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

There’s no better way to describe Players Classic than to call it the UK’s premium event for modified cars. Everything here is just cool. I always look forward to this one because of the historic venue, Goodwood Motor Circuit, which is transformed and packed-out with high quality show cars for one day a year. If variation is what you want, then this event does this oh so well… Walking through the show you’ll be presented with everything from pristine Porsche 356’s, to drift cars, lowriders, and everything in between – and, luckily for us, plenty of slammed vehicles. Players Classic is a pre-approved event, which means the show organisers (Carl Taylor & Jay McToldridge) spend a lot of time choosing which cars will gain a place in the show, and decide on where they’ll be placed. Clearly, they’ve become rather good at selecting a suitable mixture of absolute quality – the cars on display definitely seem to be getting better and better each year, they’ve got this on point. It’s forever expanding too, which means if you’re not lucky enough to gain a space for your car within the immediate show area, there are now even more locations within Goodwood’s grounds in which you’d most likely be placed. This means there was even more to see this year, I’ve done my best to pick some of my favourites, so enjoy the Slam Sanctuary highlights below…

 

Jamie McToldridge’s RX8 Rotary-swapped 1966 Datsun 520 on Air Lift suspension

@players_jaymac

 

Meguiar’s Ford Crown Victoria on Air Lift suspension

@meguiarsuk

 

Tom Lilico’s BMW Z3 on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & BBS RS’

@droppokesmokedope

 

Marcel Bäumer’s Mercedes-Benz W108 280SE on Air Lift suspension

@baeumers

 

Alex Rogers’ Audi S1 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LSR’s

@alexrogers92

 

Ryan Stewart’s supercharged Alpina B10 3.3 Touring on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s

@7th.seal

(Click here to check out our feature on Ryan’s B10)

 

Rob Goodwin’s BMW E28 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’

@st4rk3y

 

 

Matt Glassup’s Porsche 964 on KW suspension & Eta Beta’s

@mglassup

 

James Brown’s Mercedes-Benz 190E on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform MBZ’s

@jamesyesyesbrown

 

Joe P’e’s Volkswagen T25 pickup on hydraulic suspension & Rotiform CCV’s

@joe_t25

 

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

@_kaydibee_

 

Kiran Mistry’s Audi 80 saloon (S2 spec) on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform VCE’s

@blackman_k

 

Car Audio & Security’s BMW M4 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LSR’s

@rajsangha964@caraudiosecurity

 

Patric James’ Volkswagen Corrado on Air Lift suspension & Eta Beta’s

@players_vex

 

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

@rajsangha964@caraudiosecurity

 

Alex Radford’s BMW E23 728i on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’

@radford15

 

Jordan Warren’s Rocket Bunny Mazda RX-7 on AirREX / Air Lift suspension & WORK Meister R’s

@jay_l_w

 

Jay McToldridge’s Datsun 260Z on Rotiform GTB’s

@players_jaymac

 

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

@lucybarlow1994

 

Victor Korotkov’s Audi C7 A6 Avant on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & Rotiform HUR’s

@victor_korotkov

 

Dalton Limbert Player’s VW Mk6 Golf R32 on H&R suspension & BBS RS861’s

@dxltz

 

 

 

Angus Munro’s Porsche 964 on Air Lift suspension & BBS Super-RS’

@dubfordstyling

 

Josh Mussell’s static Nissan 350Z on WORK Meister L1’s

@likehelldesign

 

Parm Panesar’s BMW F80 M3 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LAS-R’s

@parm_m3

 

Shaun Morris’ Mk1 Vauxhall Astra on GAZ suspension & Ronal Racing wheels

@old_skool_cool

 

Harvey Howe’s BMW E82 on Air Lift suspension & OZ Breyton’s

@harveyhowe

 

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

@bnjmnwlkr

 

Elliot Carter’s BMW E92 on Airdynamiks / AccuAir suspension & BBS RF’s

@y2_etc

 

Tristan Holmes’ Jaguar XKR on BAGS by OCD / Air Lift suspension & BBS Paris Oyster’s

@tris_xkr

 

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

@letitgoletitflow

 

Ethan Sexton’s BMW E30 / Carlos Gomez’s BMW E36, both on Air Lift suspension

@ethansexton / @carlos_g88

 

Adam King’s bagged Chevrolet C10

@addms

 

Benny Rees’ 1976 Toyota Celica GT on WORK Equip Spirit 11’s (front) & SSR Riverside R109’s (rear)

@shootall

 

Car Audio & Security’s Ford Mustang on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform KPS’

@f2jbl

 

Leroy Goddard-Fletcher’s bagged Mercedes-Benz W126 on custom Mercedes Intra splits

@the_royal_plasterer

 

Lukas’ BMW E34 540i/6 Touring on BC Racing suspension & OZ Mito’s

 

 

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

@ccwill1975

 

Remco Gijzen’s Opel Kadett on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS’

@trabantman

 

Reece Parr’s BMW E30 on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s

@e30_parr

 

 

Charlie Dunn’s Audi B7 RS4 on Air Lift / AccuAir suspension & Rotiform IND-T centrelocks

@charliedunnn

 

Stuart Grey’s Mk5 Golf R32 on Air Lift suspension & BBS E88’s

@kic_stu

 

Jake Stanford’s Volkswagen Tiguan on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform IND-T’s

@jake_stanford91

 

Connor Hollamby’s Mercedes-Benz W201 190E on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s

@connorhollamby_

(Click here to check out our feature on Connor’s 190E)

 

Steve Fraser’s Audi S3 Saloon on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LAS-R’s

@s30bmx

 

Jamie Gough’s track-spec Mk2 Ford Escort

@jaymk2

 

Josh Stokes’ BMW E46 M3 on Air Lift suspension & Carline CM6’s

@josh_stokes

 

Greg Robins’ Mitsubishi Evo X on Airdynamiks / AccuAir suspension & BBS LM’s

@gregrobins

 

Danny Webster’s bagged Ford Fiesta on Speedline Mistral’s

@dannyfidi3

 

 

Chris Downes’ 1965 Chevrolet Impala on hydraulic suspension

@lowriderchrisuk

 

Players Classic has always been lucky with the weather (bar a rather harsh freak-downpour a couple of years back), but 2017’s show was certainly the hottest one yet! Monster Energy were on hand giving out plenty of energy drinks to keep everyone hydrated, and they even brought down their sponsored British Drift champion ‘Baggsy’ and his PS13 for a few drift displays on the track. Furthermore, keeping up with the venue’s motorsport heritage, there was also a track-day happening simultaneously throughout the day, with all sorts of cars going out. So, there was plenty to see if you did happen to get bored of wandering around show cars. Players Classic’s overall package is everything you want from a car show. It’s great news to hear that 2018’s event will be held over two days, it sounds like it’s about to get a whole lot bigger – I can’t wait to see what they have planned!

 

BONUS GALLERY

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

More info on Players Show:

Players Show website

Players Show on Instagram

Players Show on Facebook

 





0 comments