This has to of been my 4 or 5th visit to Players Classic held at the historic Goodwood Motor Circuit based in Chichester. Some how the guys at Players always manage to pick a date with amazing weather. With the UK heatwave in full effect we were in for a scorching hot day.
This year the event was split in to two days over the weekend, the Saturday being mainly focused on track time while the Sunday was focused on show cars. I headed down with the camera on the Sunday and oh wasn’t there some beautiful cars on show.
Can always count on a VW camper van being on show in the UK.
Michal’s static E46 coupe on OEM wheels. Insta – @fidowicz
Callum’s Volcano Orange Nissan S14 on SSR Koenigs. Insta – @Lawes24_TOG
Ben Hughes Mini Cooper s R56 has gone through a massive overhaul in the last year or so. Far more track focused, I’m a big fan of the look. K Sport 8 piston brakes tucked up front also. Insta – @Ben_R56
Matthew’s 400BHP bagged MK7 Golf on Rotiform cast wheels. Insta – @TheColenso
Tom Penny’s Mini Cooper on Rotiform cast wheels. Insta – @TomPenny_
Chris’s Lexus IS200.
Sean’s static E36 running Carline splits. Less is more and this just works. Insta – @SeanCrompton_
Patrick’s Mazda 3 MPS gleaming in the sun rocking our 500mm gloss white ‘Certified.’ banner. Insta – @Paddy1901
VW Golf MK6 GTD on OZ Motorsport wheels & K Sport brakes.
GRM Northampton’s VW Arteon running Airlift struts & 3p management and custom 3SDM wheels. Insta – @GRM_Northampton
Dan Garner’s Honda S2000 on air & Work Meister S1’s. A perfect combo. Insta – S2FKR
Jordan Saunders’ bagged Mazda RX7 – Picked up a Top 10 award over the weekend too. Well deserved, until he blew his diff upon exiting the show haha. Insta – @J_AirX7
VW Beetle Interior.
11J Audi Rotor fitted to Conor’s MK4 R32. Insta – @ConorMK4
The heat was picking up to 30+ degrees, luckily players had visitors covered with free Monster Energy drinks. This helped while people sat around watching the England World Cup game against Panama.
Excuse the beautiful Ferrari in the way.
Jamies bagged Honda Integra DC5 on OZ Futura splits. Insta – @Jamie__DC5
Sometimes you just need a dash of VIP added to your lifestyle.
The guys from players really do bring a great variety of cars to display from retro VAG’s to classic Opel’s.
Nick’s 400+BHP MK3 Audi TT-S on show after travelling over from Belgium. Insta – @LWHS_TTS
This Porsche 911 / 964 was one of my favourites of the show. This car just defines automotive perfection for me.
The colour of Lance’s VW Polo Breadvan was unreal in the full sunlight. Insta – @Lance.365
Lucy’s BMW E21 sat gracefully & understated in the trading area. Insta – @LucyBarlow1994
Jorge’s peach Honda Civic EG has certainly been a trendsetter. The colour looks even better in person. Insta – @Jxrgey_
The black paintwork on this S14 was impeccable. Black paint can be so rewarding when taken care of! Take note guys and girls.
Glad I finally got to see Alex’s JZX100 chaser in person. What a machine. Insta – @Alex_JZX100
Joe’s Fiesta seems to be running far more stretch each time I see it. Insta – @JoeJanny
Must be nice to wake up on show day and have to decide whether to bring your Honda or your S15 to display. Insta – @Looooony
Who said Volvo’s can’t be cool? Obviously no one ever!
If there is ever a guy to really prep his car in detail for the next show, it’s Chris. This car is always in the bodyshop having imperfections sorted but boy is it worth it. Insta – @Christopherrw
During half time of the England vs Panama game, I tried to get a few photos and really show of the width of this RWB. Literally insane.
Alan’s Audi S3 rocking a set of RAD48 LR2.0 with a humongous brake set up and the cleanest engine bay I have ever seen. Insta – @AlanEdwards
Some people just have a natural eye & skill for car builds, fortunately for Amar, he is one of those guys. Insta – @Amarrrrr
I have a major soft spot for Audi A4 B5’s, especially when paired with a set of Fifteen52 Tarmacs. Insta – @LowAnSlow
Micheal Evans’ Lexus LS430 is in a complete league of it’s own and requires it’s own shoot and write up to go in to detail. Watch this space. Insta – @V8Fag
Carlos’ E36 build is timeless. Insta – @Carlos_G88
Mercedes 190E soaking up the sun rays gleaming away.
I think I first started following Scott’s E36 touring build in the early days on Pistonheads. The amount of ‘behind the scenes’ work that has gone in to this car and rare part sourcing is unreal. Far more than the typical lowering and wheels. The fact that the car is static and the bodywork is so clean amazes me. Insta – @ScottPatersonPhoto
This really comes down to less is more for me once again. Simplicity really pays off. It also helps when your boyfriend is Mr Wheel Unique and he can build you a killer set of OZ Futuras. Insta – @MoniqueAdele_
I really missed out by not attending on the Saturday to watch the track time, but nonetheless Players Classic show is still a brilliant all rounder, it brings out some of the best cars in the country and the rest of Europe. You can even get sunburnt in the mean time with the killer weather they always pull out the bag. Oh and of course being such a popular show you get to spend the day with a great bunch of friends from all over the country.