The Players events are world famous for being among the biggest, most exciting, and extremely diverse. Players Classic is no exception, boasting a variety of vehicles unparalleled in “the scene”. While having a car show and track/racing combination event isn’t a novel concept, few pull it off as well as the crew from Players.
CSF Europe (master distributor) and some of our European Dealers were there to represent CSF. The morning of Saturday June 17th at Goodwood Motor Circuit welcomed thousands of show goers and hundreds of vehicles. Modified classics, hot rods, circuit monsters, drift cars and everything in-between could be seen rolling into Goodwood.
CSF at the Players Classic
This was CSF’s 10th year at Players Classic and was definitely one for the memory books. The show is a fan favorite though so it wasn’t surprising to see a lot of familiar faces and builds. However, as the event continues to get bigger every year, there is a wider variety and more cars than ever pushing the limits.
Cooled by CSF Photo Galleries
CSF Europe did an amazing job curating a great selection of vehicles for the “booth”. They teamed up with dealers and marketing partners such as R44 Performance and Hack Engineering for a little extra spice. Here are some of the cars at the show and in the booth that we thought were especially unique and cool.
ES1500 Porsche 991 Turbo S – ESMotor
ESMOTOR is known worldwide as building some of the world’s quickest Porsches. This beauty belongs to Amir from ESMOTOR. It currently makes around 1500 WHP and there are plans to add quite a bit more in the future. What’s unique about this 911 is the custom intercooler setup. While other ES1500 packages have featured the our 991 Turbo/Turbo S Twin Intercooler Set (CSF #8112), this car features a new custom Air-to-Water setup. A custom charge-air-cooler built around two CSF #8084 intercooler cores sits in the engine bay similar to a 992 Turbo intercooler. The heat exchangers for the charge-air-cooler are located in the factory intercooler location. Those heat exchangers are two CSF #7065B Universal Radiators.
The cooling doesn’t stop there though. The ES1500 also features CSF 991 High-Performance Radiators up front. Left (CSF #7069) , Right (CSF #7070), and Center (CSF #7068). You can check out the setup and build progress on ESMOTOR’s YouTube channel. Definitely some of the most exciting custom work done with Porsches anywhere.
BMW 3.0L M20 powered E30 & Toyota AE86 – Ryan Stewart
Ryan Stewart (aka 7.nth) is the Technical Editor for Speedhunters and a longtime friend of CSF. He is one of the purest car enthusiasts out there building and racing some of the coolest cars. While we could go on about the cars in his stable, this E30 is just epic. Powered by a blueprinted and stroke M20B25 more that’s been stroked out to 3.0L and mated to a sequential gearbox, this car absolutely sings. So many details went into this build but the end result is an absolute monster that just oozes nostalgia. If you’d like to know more about what went into the build you can read more about it on the Speedhunters’ article or check out Ryan’s Instagram.
There are countless things we could say about this AE86. However, we want to keep post this short and sweet. The AE86 has always been regarded as one of the greatest driver’s cars of all time. Ryan’s track prepped Levin is just a thing of beauty. Some might criticize the missing grille, but we love the fact that you can see the CSF radiator peeking through. Head over to the Speedhunters article to read more about it.
BMW M140i – Hack Engineering
Hack Engineering is a prominent BMW Tuner based in the UK and well known for their B58 Tuning Packages. Sadly we don’t get to see a lot of the M140i models stateside. These hot hatches look amazing and can really move around the track. This Hack M140i frequents Goodwood Motor Circuit and the team is always pushing hard to make it faster. The car is currently running the CSF Heat Exchanger (CSF #8131/8131B) but we have some additional goodies in the works headed their way soon.
Audi B5 S4 – Tempest Performance
Tempest Performance built this stunning B5 S4 pretty much from the ground up. The car was picked up with the RS4 body conversion, but from there all the work was done in house. Troy, the owner, used the car to learn and refine a lot of fabrication skills that have built Tempest’s reputation. The roll-cage, framing, mounts, and even a custom air jack system were all designed and built by Troy. This S4 is still powered by the original 2.7L Twin Turbo V6. However this is no stock engine producing around 800 WHP to all 4 wheels. Featuring the CSF High-Performance Triple-Pas Audi B5 S4 Radiator (CSF #7071).
BMW E36 328i – Dan Wikles
While Dan Wikles E36 make seem unassuming, we can assure you it is quite the dedicated track build. Dan personally tore this car down to the frame and has touched pretty much every bolt on it. It has a full welded in role cage, updated suspension, drive train, and more. The styling is spiced up a bit with some M3 bits, but the focus of this car has been the driving experience. It doesn’t boast wild horsepower figures, but it is a wonderful example of a car purpose built to race and is rock solid on reliability. Dan has told us the CSF #3054 radiator really played in big role in that resolving the overheating issues the car had on this first few track days.
An event to remember
The show and track event were absolutely incredible. Just an amazing turn out of both cars and people that can really only be experienced here. If you ever get the chance to attend a Players Classic, just do it. You can check out the rest of the event photos from Parker Media, @r44dylan, and Evolve Automotive below.