If every weekend could be hosted by Player’s Shows life would be pretty sweet, right? I mean not so much for JayMac, Carl and the rest of the team having to do all the work, but hey that’s a small hurdle we’re sure they’d overcome in no time…
What we’re trying to say is, Player’s Classic 2018 redefined awesome. We don’t think there’s another show on the calendar which single-handedly brings together so many styles and scenes, and that’s all down to the passionate team behind the show who work tirelessly all year round to make it possible. Don’t believe us? It’s cool, you’ve clearly never visited Goodwood in the past give years.
And here’s the really impressive thing… five years really isn’t a long time in the grand scheme of things. Not to achieve everything Player’s have with Goodwood Circuit. Air Lift Performance is massively proud to have been a title sponsor for this show ever since day one, and seeing how far it’s developed in such a short period of time makes it feel all the more special to be a part of. We’ll stop now, we’re welling up…
But all this success hasn’t happened accidentally, and each year they’ve had to put a whole lot on the line. 2018 was one of those years.
When a show’s performing well, it’s easy to become stale and allow it to plod along year after year without change. But that format quickly gets stale, and Player’s have always been about listening to show-goers needs and giving them exactly that. So for 2018 the decision was made to switch Player’s Classic from a one-day event to a two-day event… a brave move considering a lot of this show’s success is down to the variety of cars on display.
Saturday would function just like previous years, with the day split between track time (on er, track) and show time (within the complex itself) ensuring there was plenty going on throughout the day for all to enjoy. Sunday however would see the track time ditched in favour of an expanded show & shine, a brave move given how popular the track sessions are, but an essential one in order to cater for the hundreds of show cars eager to get a spot year after year.
With cars lining most of the circuit throughout Sunday, Player’s Classic had a completely different vibe not just from the Saturday, but from every year prior to it. Seeing so many badass cars dotted around a place like Goodwood never gets old, and with even more makes & models catered for it unearthed a wide range of cars we’d never seen before. Some show cars even traveled as far as Eastern Europe to be there!
And if you were still unsure of just how awesome Player’s Classic is, that’s all you need to know right there. Show goers prepared to embark on a 3000+ mile round trip just to be a part of it? They must be doing something right…
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