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RollHard: The Show 2017

Date: 13 August 2017

Location: Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree, Essex

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

When you’ve got an idyllic venue in the Essex countryside, tied with an incredible selection of show cars, it was no surprise that RollHard’s first show at Cressing Temple Barns was going to be a huge hit. However, I’m not sure anyone, including RH themselves, were under the impression that 2017’s show would be so popular that they’d have to close the gates half way through the day because it was so busy. To outgrow a venue in year two of an event is quite something, so props to them. Of course, this led to some nightmare traffic and parking situations for some people – but what do you expect when more people than they had anticipated turn up? (I think the majority of show-goers that turned up on time were okay, though). The quality of cars on display at this year’s show was something else and right up there in terms of quality and pure variation. There was also an impressive turnout of Europeans who decided to make the trip over – it’s always cool to see cars we don’t see often! If you’re an avid reader of Slam Sanctuary, you’ll know we’re big fans of classics cars… well, RollHard 2017 was an absolute haven for them. Anyway, I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking… Sit back and enjoy.

 

Wessel Renken’s bagged 1968 Volvo Amazon 133GT on American Racing wheels

@wesselrenken

 

 

Bastiaan Trienen’s static BMW E28 on BBS RS’

@b_trienen

 

Karel Spijker’s Mercedes-Benz W201 190E on Air by OCD / Air Lift suspension & OZ Futura’s

@karel190e

 

Aitzol Hernandez’s bagged BMW E30 Touring on OZ Futura’s

@aitzolovebmw

 

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

@v8fag

 

Jordan Saunders’ Mazda RX7 on AirREX / Air Lift suspension & SSR Professor’s

@j_airx7

 

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

@juangti86

 

James Dandridge’s ’48 Chevy pickup on AccuAir suspension & Cragar wheels

@jdandridge_13

 

Eden Cayless’ Volkswagen Type2 on Gotti’s

@eden__rh

 

 

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

@cptnlow

 

Gursh Chohan’s BMW E30 cabriolet on Air Lift suspension & BBS RS

@g_e30

 

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

@jamesyesyesbrown

 

Mike Neck’s Volkswagen Mk2 Golf on BBS RF’s

@n666eck

 

Stewart Davis’ BMW E30 Touring on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform RSE‘s

@stew.e30

 

Stuart Connell’s Volkswagen Mk2 Golf G60 on Air Lift suspension & BBS E87’s

@renegade_stu

 

 

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

@gkbw

 

Jan-Eric Géugis’ BMW E24 635CSI on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s

@jan_elli.cmbr

 

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

@bm_bean

 

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

@joe_t25

 

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)

 

Scott Paterson’s static BMW E36 Touring on Throwing Stars

@scottpatersonphoto

 

Meguiar’s Ford Crown Victoria on Air Lift suspension

@meguiarsuk

 

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

@the_royal_plasterer

 

Beinn Dale Goodchild’s static Polo Coupe

@beinndg

 

Conor Auld’s BMW E34 525i Sport on Air Lift suspension & ACS Type2’s

@conorauld

 

 

Carlos Gomez’ BMW E36 on Air Lift suspension & OZ Futura’s

@carlos_g88

 

Jamie Warne’s BMW E31 840ci on Air Lift suspension & custom-built 3pc Alpina’s

@bm.sharky

 

 

Dub-it’s Volkswagen Type2 on hydraulic suspension

@dub_it

 

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

@callmepicasso

 

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

@jon_lawrence

 

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

@radford_e23

 

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

@jay_fairgrieve

 

Auto Finesse’s BMW F80 M3 on HP Drivetech / AccuAir suspension & ADV.1 wheels

@autofinesse

 

Matthew Hartle’s Mercedes-Benz W202 on Airridesystem.uk suspension & Brabus wheels

@hartle93

 

Dan Handley’s Toyota Corolla AE86 on SSR Mk2’s

@handlez_brokeboys

 

RollHard have got this selection process down to a t. As you’ve seen, the cars were certainly special… Loads of marques with room for all styles and tastes. Personally, I hope that they stick with this venue in the future, if it’s a possibility. Cressing Temple Barns is one of the most laid-back, beautiful, and quirky locations for a static car show. I love all the different areas, some secluded, and some wide open – plus the historic barns themselves. It makes walking around a static show that extra bit more enjoyable and special. There was also a great variety of trade stands, with plenty of ice cream and food & drink establishments to keep everyone happy (although I was gutted that there was no jerk chicken this time around, sort it out guys!). I’m looking forward to seeing what RollHard do with future UK events, I’m sure they’ve had plenty to learn from this year. It can only get better!

 

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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

@smithjack

 

 

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

@elmo_rh

 

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

@bigj_223

 

 

 

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

@larm46

 

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

@likehelldesign

 

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

@jordzzz

 

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

@v8fag

 

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

@bm_bean

 

 

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

@juangti86

 

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

@cptnlow

 

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

@joenge

 

 

 

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

@3ddr0

 

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

@e46_alex

 

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

@willemsandy80

 

Jon Naish’s Nissan President on hydraulic suspension

@johnnynaish

 

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

@haegemansven

 

 

Scott Paterson’s static BMW E36 Touring on Throwing Stars

@scottpatersonphoto

 

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

@rob_blackwell

 

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

@thomwilliams_

 

Eric French’s Mk2 VW Polo Coupe on Schmidt wheels

@ericfrenchie

 

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

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

@rory_fourtyfour

 

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

@matty_mk1

 

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

@taxi_

 

 

 

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

@chrispy_clean

 

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

@gus247

 

Meguiar’s Ford Crown Victoria on Air Lift suspension

@meguiarsuk

 

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

@blackman_k

 

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

@players_jaylos

 

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

@mark.sime

 

Shaun Fielding’s Porsche 911 on Fifteen52 Outlaw’s

@shaun2250

 

 

Roger Ramjet’s Audi B5 RS4 Avant 

@g60dw

 

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

@chapmanmx

 

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

@mark_scenemedia

 

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

@1987soarer

 

Paul Burns’ bagged BMW E28 on Gotti’s

@b_instahype

 

 

Elliott Waterman’s static Renault 5

@ewr5

 

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

@tomsandys

 

Liam Richardson’s bagged Beetle

@grease_ball13

 

 

Gary Morgan’s Mk1 Ford Escort

@gmbodycraft

 

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

@richard_thomas

 

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

@h14nnu

 

 

 

Darron Burrows’ Nissan 370Z

 

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

@oxfordcaraudio

 

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

@samharman45_tsi_

 

Connor Hollamby’s bagged Mercedes-Benz W201 190E

@connorhollamby_

 

 

Sam Williams’ bagged Mazda MX5 on BBS RF’s

@samwilliamsz

 

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

@autofinesse

 

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

@letitgoletitflow

 

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

@gkbw

 

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

@beck34ist

 

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

@ethansexton

 

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

@_craigsims

 

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

@m9tvy

 

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

@renegadewill

 

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

@ollieberto

 

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

@jamesyesyesbrown

 

James Aveil’s bagged Mercedes-Benz W114

@james.aveil

 

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

@david.hanagan

 

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

@c9tej

 

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

@rash_4q

 

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

@shakey_studioincar

 

Max Wilde’s BMW M4

@maxwilde808

 

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)

@nicksinghsahota

 

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

@carlos_g88

 

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

@s30bmx

 

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

@markvw89

 

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

@lucybarlow1994

 

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

@hoho15_nmls

 

 

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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