VW Days 2017

Date: 10/11 June 2017
Location: Saint-Quentin, France
Words & Photos by Henry Phull


After attending Club Golf IDF’s VW Days last year for the first time, I knew it wasn’t an event I wanted to miss again, so I made sure to booked my travel and accommodation for the 2017 show well in advance. Held over two days, this show makes the perfect long weekend, or mini holiday if you’re travelling from another country. Whether you decide to camp at the show venue and take advantage of the onsite night-time entertainment, or stay in the nearby hotels and takeover the local town (which is what we did), VW Days is more about spending time with friends – it just so happens to be an incredible car show, too. With high quality cars attending from all over Europe, there was plenty to see – what they’ve achieved is, no doubt, France’s answer to a premier car show. Although I’d say the event is 90% VAG, Ilce and the organisers are partial to the odd BMW, Mercedes-Benz and non-VAG car being allowed in, which makes for a nice change, because although the Europeans build some of the best Volkswagens and Audis that I’ve ever seen, it’s still good to offer some variety – they seemed to get this just right. Just take a look at my highlights below…


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




Klaas van Schaijk’s Mk1 Golf on BBS E55’s


Marcel Klok’s Porsche 964 on H&R Deep suspension & BBS E28’s



Many Many’s Mk2 Golf GTI on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s



Ben Rye’s ’57 Volkswagen Oval Beetle on Air Lift suspension & custom 3pc smoothies


(Click here to check out our feature on Ben’s Beetle)


HR Autoworks’ ’57 Volkswagen Oval Beetle




G’Rèm Verson’s Mk3 Golf on Air Lift suspension & Gotti/ACT SX’s



Marco Pereira’s Audi C7 A6 Avant on AccuAir suspension & OZ Futura’s




Romain Moncelet’s Mk5 Golf ED30 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform LSR’s



Yoan Joaquim’s BMW E92 M3 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform SIX’s




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



Julien Jacinto’s Volkswagen Santana on Air Lift suspension & Gotti/ACT SX’s



Antonino Trunfio’s Mk1 Golf on Borbet A splits



Abi Clarke’s Polo Coupe on Zender Phase 2 Turbos / fans



Rob Kelly’s Audi C7 A6 on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform OZT’s



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




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



Joshua Bradley’s Skoda Fabia on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s



Eloise Saunders’ Audi Mk3 TT on Air Lift suspension & Rotiform RSE‘s



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





Guillame Michaud’s Mk2 Golf on BBS E52’s




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



Andrew Carter’s Mk2 Golf on H&R Ultralow suspension & BBS E26’s



Nicolas Ogé’s ’62 Deluxe Beetle




Nick de Rond’s Mk3 Golf on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s




Alexandra Schwing’s Polo Coupe


Matt Carter’s Audi A5 on AccuAir suspension & WORK Meister’s




Kevin Devert’s Beetle



Alex De Oliveira’s Mk2 Golf GTI on Air Lift suspension & Eta Beta’s





Vincent Plonquet’s Mk7 Golf R on Air Lift suspension & OZ Superturismo’s



Dimitri Léouna’s Mk3 Golf on Air Lift suspension & Eta Beta’s



Warwick French’s Audi RS3 on Air Lift suspension & Fifteen52 Penta GT’s




Douglas Degroodt’s Mk1 Golf on Air Lift suspension & BBS RF’s



VW Days is truly an amazing weekend away. Situated in Northern France, it’s a really easy drive along one toll road from the Euro Tunnel and ferry terminals (approx. 1hr45min). Plus it’s close to neighbouring countries too – which explains the large turnout of foreign cars mostly from Belgium and Germany. Whether you’re into camping, or prefer the luxuries of a hotel, I can’t recommend VW Days enough – it’s probably the next best thing to the Wörthersee experience and a lot more affordable. With so many cars to admire, make sure you check out the Bonus Gallery below to see even more. Big thanks to Ilce and the team for welcoming us – we’ll be back next year. Don’t think about it, do it!





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