Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Business as usual at Gaydon

So another year has flown by since the last outing at Gaydon celebrating 100 years of the iconic and well known 3 letter acroymn. It was pretty much business as usual, the BMW festival that brings out like minded enthusiasts both young and old together to share a common interest.

Setting off in the early hours of the morning as part of the Custom Cars stand we took a leisurely drive up to the Gaydon motor museum to be part of a great show and catch up with old friends.
As a regular to the show over the years one of my little criticisms has been getting the cars into the venue, but have to say the last few years now have been great on the Car Clubs part. As you would usually expect with a big show you would wait in a stacked car queue but they have really got this down to a tee with little to no hold up driving towards our stand area.

Every year the venue has been going through a little metamorphosis and where there were club stands in a particular area last year there is now building work being carried out. As the venue is quite large this didn't affect allocating cars throughout the area. If you plan your day out right you can quite easily view all that was on display.

There was some great cars to see all ranging from clean OEM cars to finely modified examples and we kick off with some pictures the Custom Cars stand and a selection from the show.

Vlad's E91 330d tourer with Performance brembo calipers all round. Instagram @mr_vys
Nadeem's Atlantis blue E46 M3 as featured in Performance BMW mag Sept 2015.
Katie's rare frozen blue edition E92 M3. Instagram @katiesm3x
Steel grey E46 M3 as featured in Bimmers Magazine Jan 2017 and Performance BMW Mag April 2017. Instagram @djsyxx
Lush E36 M3 cabriolet in techo violet and rare hartge design C wheels. Instagram @parmisingh
Dips ruby red cabriolet with a rare set of Iconz 880 wheels. Instagram @dips346
Aired out E46 M3 on a set of CCW LM5T. Instagram @hapsss
Chris's fine 330 clubsport and also for sale. Instagram @modifiedmpower
Shaun's infamous aired E92 335. Instagram @sasag01
Yaman's clean E36 328 sport. Instagram @yaman_alda
Instagram @muzzy_m4
Instagram @m3paul1403
The classics were out on display and didn't disappoint.
A great addition to the show is the podium ramp where the Car club interview owners about their cars and give a rundown on what they have done like with this E46 M3, the owner who has turned it into an all out track weapon, taking out the S54 and in its place the legendary S85 V10 engine.
The original M1 drew in large crowds throughout the day and for me was the car of the show for me. It was pretty much faultless and a car you really need to appreciate seeing in the metal.
Forum/club stands were represented well respectively from the likes of E30 Zone, TotalMCars, M3 Cutters, BMW E39 Club UK and more.

Instagram @m3loon & @perfekt_lighting
Instagram @marvel_detailing
Instagram @rajsangha964
With great weather on the day it was an enjoyable outing. One of things that I felt was lacking a little last year was the trade stands but I am glad that this time round the car club have addressed this and there was a decent amount of traders from the likes of SSDD Motorsport, Powerflex, Autobrite Direct, A Reeve performance and more. The Car Club have done a great job and look forward to next years installment.

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Words and photos by Richard Ansari.

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