Published August 16th, 2016
I would be willing to put money on the fact that every individual who’s into this car scene has heard of RollHard. In fact, there have been times in the past where I’ve tried to explain to non-car people what the whole idea behind our stance culture is and I’ve simply said to them “just look up RollHard on Instagram, that’s basically all you need to know.” The guys behind RollHard are known for their authenticity and passion for cars, and when we heard they were planning a full on show, we knew there was no way we could miss it.
So we got the gang together, pulled a few strings to get days off work and set off for the trip in Ken’s MK5 (we’re saving photos of it for its feature.) Upon arrival we were greeted by a beautiful venue. The village was everything I hoped it would be, with genuine old buildings packed full of history, and loads of finely cut grass for the cars to sit on. With Sonny hanging from the prior night’s antics, I grabbed Matt and did a few loops of the show. Matt recently got his hands on a camera, so a few of the pictures in this article will be his.
The first car I have to mention is MrLaef’s static W126 Benz. At least MrLeaf is what I know him as. We first started chatting on Stance Works back when he had his E34, however in recent times he swapped to the big body Benz. He was one of the first people to rock our Candy sticker, and I’ve been following his build since he bought it. Travelling about 800km one way for the show, I was very impressed to hear that the car made it there and back with no trouble at all. We used to joke about him coming over to England for a show so we could finally meet, so it was rather surreal finally meeting Landolt and seeing the Benz in the flesh. A memory I will definitely cherish, and I hope we can attend a French show in the not too distant future.
The Benz parked up next to his was definitely a show stopper too…
The general feeling of the show was as I expected. The RollHard guys were great hosts, and their organisation and planning was executed without any noticeable issues. Their cars speak for themselves too. The quality of the cars on their main stand in the middle of the village was second to none. RollHard’s Belgian division also came in full force, and gave me a chance to shoot some absolute gems which we don’t get to see at every show. An example of this would be this fine Renault R19 convertible, a perfect example how breaking away from the mould can result in a well fitted, attention grabbing car.
It was also great to see so many cars representing our content through our Candy Stickers. We got to catch up with a lot of people such as Tom with the blue MK3, and got to meet some new faces such as Gaz from the blue E36 which featured at the start of our Gravity coverage. Unfortunately we were so distracted with chatting that embarrassingly we forgot to take a picture of the car. At least I know which car I’m shooting first at the next show!
Thank you to everyone who has bought a Candy sticker. You can get one over at our store by clicking here.
Oh did I mention, we just got a new batch of black ones? Go get ‘em whilst they’re hot.
However the most important thing that RollHard did right was stick to their original promise. They said their show would be filled full of all makes and models, and they kept their word. We saw a perfect mix of everything, from well fitted MX5s to decked old Bugs, from Puntos to Fiestas, and from fast Fords and Vauxhalls to well executed BMWs. I could go on forever about how much we enjoyed the show, but I know most of you want to see more pictures.
So I shall leave you with just that.
Thank you for having us RollHard, and we’ll be back again next year.
Thank you for reading!
Words by: Michal Fidowicz
Photography by: Michal Fidowicz & Matthew Pawley
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