Last weekend a new show was born when Players Classic came to Goodwood. This is not your typical modified car show. There are no car clubs here, no cars with nothing more than after market wheels, no sheds, no endless rows of identical Focus STs or Mitsubishi EVOs.

Players Classic Feature

Every car on display was hand picked by the organisers with everyone else relegated to the public car parks and that was apparent from the moment you drove through the Goodwood circuits hallowed gates.

Desire personified

Everything from full-on track monsters to diesel Audis with super-low air suspension and impressive ICE installs were in attendance.

JBLs show cars

Beautiful Beetle from Kenwood

Everything looked amazing against the historic Goodwood backdrop.

Quality cars everywhere at Players Classic

The shaded groves and white painted building on the entrance gave a Mediterranean feel, helped by the perfectly clear blue skies.

Hidden VW camper at Players Classic

Whatever your thing, style wise, there was something there for you, from this Mk1 Golf pickup…

Golf pickup

…to the insanely low show VAG cars of air suspension specialists Airlift Performance with their creative registration numbers.

Airlift show car

If you like your cars a little more high end, Aston Martin had a few models on display in the Speedhunters paddock area.

Aston Martin joined Speedhunters at Player Classic

But they didn’t draw the crowds quite like Mad Mike’s “Bad Bull” drift RX-8.

Mad Mike's RX-8 draws some crowds

Especially after he and Fredric Aasbo had been out on track to show off what their cars can do.

Mad Mike living up to his name

For the very first time drifting was allowed at Goodwood.

Fred and Mike drifting at Goodwood

Lot of cars were wearing Rotiform wheels (one of the event sponsors) but there also seemed to be a a mix and match theme occurring, with VWs wearing Porche and Bentley wheels and this big Mercedes shod in, of all things, Land Rover wheels!

Merc meets Land Rover

This chap spent a few hours patrolling the show. Word has it he was looking for a new window to stick his head out of.

Chosing a window to hang out of

Even the service vehicles at Goodwood are a bit special.

Even the service vehicles at Goodwood are special

And only here would you find this combination in the car park!

In the car park... only at Goodwood


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