We check out Players Classic 2017. What a show!
Our pals behind the Players show franchise are clearly doing something right. With their long-standing September show held at Essex’s North Weald airfield only getting increasingly popular as time’s gone on, they decided to add a second show to the calendar five years ago in the form of Players Classic, which as you can probably see from the pictures has gone on to become one of the best shows of the year in its own right!
Held at the height of the summer in the absolutely stunning grounds of Goodwood Circuit down on the south coast, Players Classic is a modified car show that simply oozes class – something which is certainly reflected in the invite-only metal that’s on display in the grounds.
With an appreciation for anything slammed, race-based, classic or just plain interesting, the show is always a fascinating mix of everything from hydro’d-out hot rods to full-on track day Porches.
There’s always something rather exciting going on out on track, too – this year the general track time was mixed up with drift sessions from Steve ‘Baggsy’ Biagioni himself in his mental V6-powered Nissan PS13. Watching this legend shredding rubber and creating clouds on such a prestigious circuit never gets tiring, that’s for sure…
It was also nice to spot a handful of FC feature cars past, present and future on the scorching hot day such as Danny Webster’s slammed Fiesta, Kode’s super-wide 3-Series and Meguiar’s aired-out Police Interceptor at what has to be one of the most chilled car shows going.
The Players boys also announced it was getting so popular that next year’s instalment may well be a two-day affair. We sure hope so!
Words and photos Sam Preston