Players 9.0

Date: 20 September 2015
Location: North Weald Airfield, Essex
Words & Photos by Henry Phull


What do I love about Players? Well, most importantly, everyone and everything is accepted. This isn’t just your typical show that is significantly biased over one or two marques of car. At Players, you’ll see everything from oval Beetles, lowriders, American muscle cars and hot rods all the way to race and drift cars. Plus, everything in between of course. Although it is often recognised as a ‘scene’ car show, if you look around, it really isn’t. Naturally all our favourites are there, but always alongside a healthy mix of the complete opposite. Every year, hundreds of these show and project cars gather at North Weald Airfield in Essex for what is one of the most exciting shows of the season, now in its ninth year. Even with an exclusive hangar with pre-registered show cars, ample hard standing surroundings in addition to a huge grass area, the show just keeps getting busier and busier. At times, you could say that cars have had to be squeezed in – that’s pretty incredible! It’s a show you certainly won’t get bored at, as it took me the whole day to get around and shoot, and I probably still missed plenty of cars…



Car Audio & Security’s Porsche 964 on Rotiform FUC’s with Recaro A8 seat upgrade



Car Audio & Security’s Dodge Challenger SRT8 on Air Lift suspension



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


James Manner’s Audi B5 RS4 Avant on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LVS’s


Jamie McToldridge’s static G60-powered Volkswagen Mk1 Golf


Aaron Capasso’s 1961 Volkswagen Beetle on Air Lift suspension



Gary Morgan’s Mk1 Ford Escort


James Brown’s bagged Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 on Rotiform 2pc MBZ’s


Georgie Marlow’s Volkswagen Mk1 Golf on Air Lift suspension & ceramic polished BBS RM’s


James Aveil’s bagged Mercedes-Benz W114 on SSR Visconti’s


Josh Stokes’ Nissan 350z on Air Lift suspension & SSR Vienna wheels


Max Fleckney’s KP Toyota Starlet on Advan A3A wheels


Dave Mcdiarmid’s bagged BMW E46 coupe on stepped-up BBS RF’s



HTS Motorsport’s BMW E30 Touring on Air Lift suspension & Schmidt TH-Line’s


Tom Lilico’s bagged BMW Z3 on face-mounted Lamborghini Diablo splits



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



Steven Doe’s BMW E21 316 on Air Lift suspension & CCW D110′s

(Click here to check out our feature on Steven’s E21)


Nick Sahota’s Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth



Becky Evans’ BMW E21 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform BM1′s


Audi S5 Sportback on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform IND-T’s





Josh Mussell’s (LikeHell Design) static 350z on WORK Meister S1’s


Charlie Sixbe’s bagged Volkswagen Mk5 Golf 18″ Rotiform VCE’s


Billy Hilton’s Audi A6 Allroad on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform IND’s


Simon Weitz’s Volkswagen K70


Lee Curtis’ stripped Volvo 240 on banded steels


Adam Rickards’ Volkswagen Mk7 Golf R on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform CCV’s



James Brown’s bagged Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 on Rotiform 2pc MBZ’s


Kiran Mistry’s Mk1 Golf on Air Lift suspension & BBS E50′s


Jon Naish’s Nissan President on hydraulics


Leigh Cornish’s Honda Del Sol on hydraulics & CCW wheels


Corbyn Dickason’s Volkswagen Mk1 Golf on BBS E75’s


Rick Arris’ Volkswagen Mk5 Golf Edition30 on Air Lift suspension & OZ Superleggera’s




Indy’s bagged Mercedes-Benz W210


Jordan O’Sullivan’s Mini Cooper S on Carline CM6’s


Chevy V8-powered BMW E21


Alex Wright’s static BMW E36 328i Sport

(Click here to check out our feature on Alex’s E36)


Lea Aucott’s static BMW E36 Touring on BBS RF’s


Volkswagen Type 3 Notchback



Mark Ikeda’s Audi TT on H&R suspension & BBS GT’s


Will Drayson’s BMW E92 on Air Lift 3H suspension & 19″ Rotiform BLQ’s



Dan Grimstead’s BMW E30 on Air Lift suspension


Bagged Renault Megane CC on Jaguar wheels



Monster Energy / Ken Block’s Gymkhana 7 Ford Mustang



Matt Carter’s bagged Audi A5 on stepped-up OZ Futura’s



Wolfgang Meier’s bagged Audi TT on Eta Beta’s



Matt Rudd’s ’63 Volkswagen Beetle



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



Ricky Sadasivan’s static BMW E36 cab on Gotti’s


Jason Debono’s Mercedes C63 W205 on Gepfeffert / KW V3 suspension


Volkswagen Mk6 Golf on BBS E88’s


Paul William’s Volkswagen G60 Rallye on Schmidt TH-Line’s





Xenonz UK’s widebody kitted Audi RS7 on 21″ Damnraw Honeycombed concave directional wheels



Greg Fulford’s Volvo 240 GL


Gordon Milne’s Volkswagen Mk4 Golf R32 on BBS GT’s


Nicholas Pritchard’s Ford RS500 Cosworth


Carl Levy’s Volkswagen Mk1 Caddy on BBS RM’s


Prakash Thanky’s BMW E21


Paul Harding’s ’84 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera



Ryan Perkins’ 1972 Volkswagen Beetle on Air Lift suspension



Randell Mario Forte’s VW Golf Cabriolet on hydraulics & Cromodora CW10′s



Jay Kalsi’s Mtech1 E30 convertible on OZ Futura’s


RIIVA Design’s Audi A6 C7 on Air Lift suspension & 21″ Rotiform CCV’s


Ryan Powell’s bagged Volkswagen Mk3 Golf VR6 on BBS LM’s

(Click here to check out our feature on Ryan’s Mk3)


Chris Phillips’ static Lexus IS200 on BBS RS

(Click here to check out our feature on Chris’ Lexus IS)


Players co-founder Jamie ‘Jaymac’ McToldridge announcing the Show & Shine winners




Phew! Thanks for sticking it to the end, as you can see the turnout of cars was simply vast, and that’s only a small portion of what was actually on display. In addition to the show cars, to keep everyone on their feet throughout the day and not limiting it as a static event, there was plenty of action going on thanks to Monster Energy & Fueltopia’s Barrel Sprint taking place throughout. It’s always nice to have a little bit of motorsport going on at a car show, right? With such a high calibre of cars, a chilled vibe, good music and quality traders, Players remains one of our top events of the season and should not be missed, irrespective of what sort of cars you’re interested in – you’ll find something you’ll love here.



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