Words and Photography: Michal Fidowicz
So, we’ve gone full circle. It’s now been one year(ish) since we opened up candyshowroom.co.uk and posted our first ever article which covered Early Edition 2016. We almost over looked the fact that last year the general car park of the show was just as fun as the main show as we were just full of excitement to show off the website. Since then, we’ve changed massively. The quality of my photos has gotten sharper, our website has grown three fold in features and professionalism and we’ve met so many incredible people it would be hard to try and list half let alone all.
So this year there was no way we could have missed the show which started it all off for us. We knew the venue was going to be new, and we knew a lot of our friends were going to be there, so 8:00 sharp we headed off from Cobham up towards Sywell Aerodrome. I was hoping the general car park would be full of non VAG gems like last year’s one, so upon arrival I was a little disappointed to see that us non show car peasants got given a long grassed field to park the cars in. Not good for photos, but very good for people like Will who saw this as an opportunity to yank up that handbrake and recreate scenes from the Initial D comics. When I say Initial D i really do mean it, Will’s Toyota really was going sideways… although his one looked a bit more like a green Yaris rather than a white Corolla, but I’ll let it slide (no pun intended.)
So onto the show then. The new location was stunning, the weather was lovely and it was great being surrounded by an active air field – you could tell there was organisation involved in planning the whole thing out. Although I didn’t take any photos of the hangar, as you can imagine it was full of world-class builds which easily 1000s of hours dumped into them. So as expected, the Edition 38 crew pulled through and hosted a selection of cars which didn’t disappoint. If you don’t believe me, simply look at the photos below…
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And I’ll leave you on that image of Olly driving away. I’m sorry this article was a little dry on words however I’m in a terrible rush to go and help William lower his Yaris… but more on that later. We’ll be back next week with our coverage of Stance Fever.
Thank you for reading!