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Edition38 Show & Shine 2016

Date: 2-4 September 2016

Location: Overstone Park, Northampton


Words & Photos by Henry Phull


It’s that time again… Edition38! This is probably the most anticipated show of the year for Volkswagen and VAG fans. It’s essentially a camping event held over a long weekend, the ideal opportunity to get together with friends and cars. Thanks to plenty of night-time entertainment, people treat it as a party weekend, followed by one of the best Show & Shines in the country at the end of it. Edition has grown so much, that each year I notice a stronger presence of cars that have travelled over from Europe. This year was no exception, as I was blown away by plenty of examples from the Netherlands, Belgium, and France which stood out from everything else – showing us Brits how it should be done. Now, due to the weather being absolutely disgusting on the Friday and Saturday of the event, we skipped them and made our way up on Sunday (the main day for Show & Shine), where the rain stayed away, luckily. Props to everyone that camped all weekend in the wet and mud – that’s dedication! Enjoy our round-up, with some of the UK and Europe’s highest quality dubs.



Matthias Niestroj’s Mk1 Golf on BBS E50’s



Alois Hankofer’s Audi B8 RS4 Avant on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform QLB’s




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



Christian Pack’s bagged Seat Leon on VSP Type2’s



Stefan Vandenabeele’s Mk1 Golf on KEAN Suspensions & BBS E50’s




Richard van Rooij’s Mk5 Golf on Autostrada Modena’s


Jack Cammack’s bagged Skoda Fabia VRS on OZ Futura’s





PJ Dickman’s bagged Scirocco on RAD48 LR’s




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



Sam Curtis’ Mk2 Golf GTI on Air Lift suspension & custom-built BBS RA splits



Stan Jalhay’s static Mk2 Golf GTI on BBS E50.2s




Adam Hodge’s Audi S3 on H&R suspension, Lamborghini BBK & 20″ Audi Rotor’s



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



Klaas van Schaijk’s Mk1 Golf GTI on centrelock BBS E50’s



Liam Handley’s Mk2 Polo Coupe GT on BBS RS’s




JC Asiat Nem’s Audi TT on Air Lift suspension



Nick de Rond’s bagged Mk3 Golf on face-mounted BBS RF’s



Aaron Would’s Lupo on Air Lift suspension & OZ Turbo’s



Ron Huijzer’s Porsche 964 on BBS LM’s



Vinyl Image’s Passat R36 on Air Lift suspension & Eta Beta VentiR’s



Emmanuelle Peereboom’s Mk1 Jetta



Mark Allen’s Mk4 Golf estate on Air Lift suspension & Eta Beta’s



Justdent’s R32-swapped Mk1 Caddy on Fifteen52 F40 Tarmac’s



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



Ivo Kusters’ Volkswagen Mk1 Jetta on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS




Vladimir Uzelac’s Porsche 964 on stepped-up BBS RS’s




Heaven on Wheels’ Audi A5 Sportback on Air Lift suspension on ADV1 wheels




Steven Boeykens’ Audi A6 Avant on Air Lift suspension




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






Jack Belfield’s static Mk2 Polo Coupe 16v on BBS RS’s



Sebastien Lobry’s bagged Mk4 Bora on face-mounted Speedline Mistral’s



HR Autoworks’ 1957 Volkswagen Oval Beetle



Ben Rye’s bagged 1957 Volkswagen Oval Beetle ragtop on custom 3pc smoothies



Sole Flavours’ Mk4 Golf on AccuAir suspension & WORK VS-XX wheels




Richard Skinner’s bagged Santana LX on BBS RA’s



Daniel Wasilewski’s bagged Phaeton on Bentley wheels




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



Gordon Milne’s bagged Mk4 Golf R32 on carbon BBS GT’s




Harry Chodha’s bagged Mk1 Golf Cabriolet on BBS RS’s



Tseerd Weulen Kranenberg’s Mk2 Golf Rallye



Simon Andrzejewski’s Mk2 Golf GTI 20vt on Air Lift suspension & OZ Futura’s




Alex Lambert’s bagged Polo




Barry Selwood’s bagged Mk1 Golf Cabriolet on BBS RS’s





Marco Tchan Schianchi’s Mk2 Golf G60 on BBS RF’s



Max Mummery’s Mk3 Golf on Air Lift suspension & BBS E50’s



EPS Motorsport’s 915hp Audi S1 Quattro on Rotiform LSR’s






Alex Buckingham’s bagged wide-arch VW Polo 6R on stepped-up BBS RS’s




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



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





Dan Gilligan’s Mk2 Golf Rallye on BBS E50’s





Fixawheel’s T5 on AirREX suspension & Rotiform CCV’s




Kristof Heyvaert’s static Mk2 Golf GTI on Ronal Racing wheels




Audis in the Park’s Audi B5 on BBS LM’s



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



Kat Giles’ Audi Q3 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform KPS’s




GRM Northampton’s Mk7 Golf R on AirREX suspension & Cast13 wheels



Chris Halliday’s bagged Tiguan on BBS E88’s



The Install Company’s Type3 Fastback on Air Lift suspension



Jack Ellis’ Audi C5 A6 Allroad on BC Racing coilovers & Rotiform IND-T’s



Jack Buckley’s Mk3 Golf on Gotti’s



Jack Moody’s static BMW E38 740i



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



BMW E30 on hydraulic suspension & Schmidt Modern-Line’s



BMW E34 on BBS RF’s




We sneaked in a few photographs of BMW’s, naturally, as you can often find plenty of non-VAG cars dotted around outside the show field, trying their best to join in. Looking at Volkswagens all day can sometimes become a little boring for us – Edition is one of the few shows left that has still stuck to the ‘VAG only’ rule, but fair play to them, they are still attracting the numbers and going strong, this is was their 16th show! But it still makes you wonder – will they ever give in and let other marques be part of the show? Time will tell. Despite the rain, it looked like most people had a fantastic weekend. Thanks to the Edition38 team for having us, we’ll be back.


More info on Edition38:

Edition38 website

Edition38 on Facebook

Edition38 on Instagram


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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

RollHard on Facebook

RollHard on Instagram


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A Final Farewell – Cj Smith’s 1991 Volkswagen Mk2 Golf GTI

Words & Photos by Henry Phull


Most of my closest friends are notorious for their love of Mk1 Volkswagens, and because of this I am forever surrounded by Golfs, Jettas and Caddys of that generation. I suppose they will always be my favourite sort of Volkswagen, probably because they’ve been forced upon me! Who knows… Anyway, taking a liking to anything else usually doesn’t go down well with the die-hard Mk1 enthusiasts. It would seem Mk2s, Mk3s, Mk4s and so on, just don’t cut it. I however am not one to judge so quickly. See, I’ve always had a soft spot for Mk2 Golfs. A few months back I was down in Taunton in Somerset shooting Louis Nobbs’ Mk2 Jetta, word spread that I was in town and a few other locals were interested in shooting with me, including Cj Smith, who I knew owned an absolutely stunning Mk2 Golf GTI on air, which I had noticed at last year’s Edition38 show. I jumped at the opportunity to meet up and take some photographs.



Built in 1991, Cj’s GTI is one of the later Mk2s produced, leaving the factory with a facelift which included the ‘big bumper’ upgrade, turning the GTI into a truly sporty looking hatchback. Cj had never really been the biggest fan of the bigger bumper cars, but this time thought it was rare, especially finished in Capri green which would help the car stand out from the crowd. It looked good in all the classified pictures and had a great history, so as soon as he went to look at the car in person, he knew it was the one. After that, everything fell into place.



The car was a completely original example, untouched and unmolested. Thankfully it wasn’t your typical GTI that had been ragged to death in the past by a boy racer owner. The standard GTI spec’d 1.8 8v lump was in adequate condition and running well, so Cj decided to leave it as is, apart from the addition of a cheeky K&N filter and full stainless exhaust for some much required extra noise.



Cj’s main focus was to get the car sitting as he wanted it… on the floor. There were obviously two options, coilovers or bags. Having owned a few small bumper Mk2s in the past that were static and ridiculously low, he’d been through it all already… including getting pulled by the cops into a VOSA checkpoint and smashing a cats eye on the way in, which didn’t seem to go down so well with them! For this project Cj did his research and only found a handful of bagged examples at the time, so thought it would be amazing to build one himself. Unfortunately this meant he had to give up his Mk1 Jetta which he owned and cherished at the time, but ultimately for a very good reason.



One body modification that has totally transformed the appearance of the Mk2 is the addition of G60 arches, which are much wider than the standard GTI ones, specifically sourced by Cj to give the car a far meaner look, and allowing them to sit flush with the lips. Onto those beautiful wheels, which took a while for Cj to decide on, spending ages running in circles in his head to find the right wheels for the car. He knew he didn’t want the common BBS RS or RM, as he’d run them both on previous cars. After trying a couple of Monoblock wheels, the car just didn’t look right. Finally, he bit the bullet and purchased another friend’s set of BBS E76 15×9 splits and added 185/45 tyres all round, resulting in outstanding fitment. Together with gold centres and genuine BBS lip stickers, Cj has done a fine job pairing these wheels with the rest of the car. The gold just works so strongly with the Capri green paintwork.



Air suspension has become extremely popular, this year especially, and it’s no surprise… it can completely transform a car, like it has done with the Mk2. You’ve got two options, pay a company to install an air ride kit for you, or attempt the build yourself. When you think about it, it’s really not as difficult as some people think. Getting it sitting correctly, and low enough, can sometimes be more challenging though. Due to previous experience with air, Cj decided to take on the project himself, and the result is obviously very impressive for a home build. Luckily a friend at the time was breaking his bagged Seat Ibiza Cupra, and although the air kit from the Ibiza wasn’t ideal for the Mk2, it still meant Cj was able to purchase air ride components for a fair price.




Cj eventually opted for top of the range management for his air build, utilising Air Lift Performance‘s AutoPilot V2, one of the most advanced controls on the market and a popular choice for its ease of use. In addition, he’s used an AccuAir tank along with two VIAIR 380c compressors for a rapid ‘airing-out’ process. Taking a look into the boot and you’ll notice a beautifully simple set up featuring fully carpeted turrets and a matching retrim on the back of the rear bench. Another nice touch are the awesome polished copper hardliners turning this into a classy affair. Hidden away underneath is a compartment for storage, and a false floor within the spare wheel well hiding the AutoPilot V2 manifold and ICE components such as the amplifier.



Cj believes you don’t need to go ‘all out’ on a boot build. He’s all about keeping things clean and simple. Having built numerous setups on his and friends previous cars, including audio installations, he’s now offering his services to anyone interested. So if you are based in the South West and are looking for a simple yet clean build, get in touch with him. After seeing his Mk2 and a few other cars rocking his work, he is clearly the man for the job.



A glimpse into the cabin, and it looks like a standard ultraviolet GTI interior, apart from a subtle US heater display panel and speaker faded switch in addition to a Kenwood 90s flip down headunit hooked up to JL Audio speakers all round. The AutoPilot V2 controller is nicely tucked into the ashtray, so it can be hidden away to keep the OEM look. You’ll also notice a 280mm Momo Team steering wheel and boss, for a more sporty and satisfying driving experience.




We took the shoot to a quiet industrial estate so we could completely take over the road, a chance to fully take in the Mk2’s presence. It truly is a thing of absolute beauty.



With a lot of car enthusiasts, boredom can strike at any moment… with constant classifieds and eBay temptations lurking, you’ll eventually want something new. It happens to us all. Cj built the Mk2 to perfection, doing literally everything he wanted to the car, to the highest standard. Hell, everything that was OEM on the car has been kept genuine Volkswagen, including the the wiring loom tape! When you’ve gone into such fine detail, going further becomes a struggle. Two years of ownership took its toll and unfortunately the Mk2 has now been put back to standard and is up for sale. Cj’s just picked up a new project of the air-cooled variety, a 1972 Beetle in ivory white, which he is also planning to put on air! I’m looking forward to seeing him work his magic on the new addition. Knowing Cj, it’s going to be good.