Eurosunday 2015 – “Belgian Sun”

Cloudless skies; blaring obscure German techno-house; girls in hot pants, indescipherable tattoos displayed for all to see – That’s what good European shows are made of. Kristof and the Eurosunday boys didn’t disappoint:

The first sight to greet us upon arrival, taking (quite literally later in the day) centre stage, was Tony Kersbergen’s incredible Porsche 356. This thing is the real deal. No fibreglass involved.

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The aircooled boys were certainly well represented in other ways, with a stunning array of Beetles and Type 2s…

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…Ben Gorssen’s Brazilia, which may or may not have stolen the show a little for us…

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…a few slightly more off the wall offerings, including the awesome little Trabby…

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…and this 964. The attention to detail on this was ridiculous. Chrono pack, full cage, 996 GT3RS seats… Nothing quite like a heavily modified flat 6 to stir the soul.

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When describing modified French automobiles to others, the words “boy racer” tend to crop up in conversation somewhat. So it was refreshing to see more than a few tastefully modified gallic creations there, with nary a jap-can in sight.

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Of course, the VWs outnumbered pretty much everything…

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…with the Audis following closely behind.

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It’s nice to see the humble MkIII making a come back on the scene, with a fair few very well done examples there on the day.

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2015 seems to be the year of the Porsche. Seeing one well done 964 was once a rare thing indeed, now they seem to be growing massively in popularity. With prices climbing ever higher, it’s good to see. These two, along with the orange one above, are certainly raising the bar.

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Every year the British effort seems to grow stronger and stronger. It was good to see Mr.Loose and the DubFiction guys arrive en masse…

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…as well as Faz and the Dapper UK guys, who came over with us on the Saturday.

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Special mention has to go to Jamie who, in typical Players’ style, decided the night before the show that he’d make the journey over in the Mk1.

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James Harper’s spanking new centre lock Ultraleggeras made their first outing here. Oof.

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Along with the usual VAG offerings, the Bavarian Motor Works’ fans certainly made their presence known. The blue E3 was drawing some pretty big crowds throughout the day.

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The attention to detail in some of the builds was sublime.

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If you’ve never been, you need to. This is without a doubt one of the best one dayers on the European calendar. We can’t wait until next year…

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You can check out all shots in the albums here:

https://flic.kr/s/aHskapJJxu

https://flic.kr/s/aHskarKY2Z

https://flic.kr/s/aHskdChuQb

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