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RollHard Cressing: The Show.

Words: Aron Norris | Videography: Thom WilliamsAsh Gardiner | Photography: Various

 

Thank you!

First and foremost, we would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your love and support.

RollHard would be nothing without you. Car culture belongs to all of us and we make it what it is, together.

We hope you enjoyed yourselves at Cressing, our brand new UK event. We were overwhelmed with the support shown and with such a massive variety of top quality cars from all around Europe it was a very proud day for us.

We do this because we love it. Before we continue any further… we will DEFINITELY be back in 2017 for more. Keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook and Instagram pages for news/updates.

 

Behind the scenes:

It's quite weird to write about something so personal, which has been all-consuming for so long. For myself and the other guys involved, planning this year's event was a full blown obsession.

It’s a little known fact that since our RollHard Duxford event in 2013, we had been on the lookout for another unique venue, one we could really make our own as an annual fixture: a "home" for RollHard in UK, so to speak. Since September 14th 2013, trust us, WAY too much time has been spent searching.

It took us a long time to find it. 690 days precisely. It was summer 2015 and out of nowhere, I happened to visit Cressing Temple Barns in Essex. I will never forget the first time I saw those barns in all their medieval beauty. I'm no history geek, but the medieval barns, outbuildings and walled gardens with their red brick and beams make this is a pretty damn cool place to be.

 

RollHard HAD to be here. We needed this venue.

You can imagine my relief at finding Cressing. Our email was sent over straight away to their events team, however joy soon turned to disappointment as their response was a very short “we’re not looking to host any car shows at Cressing, sorry”.

So, back to the drawing board you might think? Well, it simply wouldn’t be the RollHard way if it came easy to us, so I put together an alternative proposal and the rest, as they say, is history.

Life lesson here: when someone tells you no, think of a new way of asking it and go again.

As you might tell, my first impressions were very good, but more than that, with every visit in preparation for August 14th 2016, we fell a little more in love with this place as we discovered things we hadn't noticed before.

 

On the day:

RollHard Show 2016

We had great weather, badminton, a cinema, superb traders and with over 650 cars from around the UK, Belgium, France and Germany making this was our biggest UK event to date. This was a massive team effort with over 35 helpers.

 

 

What others said:

RollHard Show 2016

RollHard Show 2016

RollHard Show 2016

RollHard Show 2016

Because variety is the spice of life, we’re going to leave you with work from each of our contributing photographers. You’ll see how their unique styles tell our Cressing story in a different way… Enjoy!

Jonny Smith: https://www.instagram.com/strangenotes4/

RollHard Cressing Show - Jonny Smith 14-09-16

RollHard Cressing Show - Jonny Smith 14-09-16

RollHard Cressing Show - Jonny Smith 14-09-16

RollHard Cressing Show - Jonny Smith 14-09-16

RollHard Cressing Show - Jonny Smith 14/08/16

Sunny Mandair: https://www.instagram.com/sunny_mandair/

RollHard Cressing Show: Sunny Mandair 14/08/16

RollHard Cressing Show: Sunny Mandair 14/08/16

RollHard Cressing Show: Sunny Mandair 14/08/16

RollHard Cressing Show: Sunny Mandair 14/08/16

RollHard Cressing Show: Sunny Mandair 14/08/16

Sam Rutter: https://www.instagram.com/_sam.rutter/

RollHard Cressing Show: Sam Rutter 14/08/16

RollHard Cressing Show: Sam Rutter 14/08/16

RollHard Cressing Show: Sam Rutter 14/08/16

RollHard Cressing Show: Sam Rutter 14/08/16

RollHard Cressing Show: Sam Rutter 14/08/16

Scott Paterson: https://www.instagram.com/scottpatersonphoto/

RollHard Cressing Show: Scott Paterson 14/08/16

RollHard Cressing Show: Scott Paterson 14/08/16

RollHard Cressing Show: Scott Paterson 14/08/16

RollHard Cressing Show: Scott Paterson 14/08/16

RollHard Cressing Show: Scott Paterson 14/08/16

Greg Childs: https://www.instagram.com/greg_childs/

RollHard Cressing: The Show 14/09/16 Matty Loveridge mk1 golf

RollHard Cressing: The Show 14/09/16 E36 BMW

RollHard Cressing: The Show 14/09/16 Mercedes 190E

RollHard Cressing Show - Greg Childs 14/08/16

RollHard Cressing Show - Greg Childs 14/08/16

Danny Honour: https://www.instagram.com/dannyhonour/

RollHard Cressing: The Show 14/09/16 Danny Honour Julian Audi 100 Coupe

RollHard Cressing: The Show 14/09/16 Danny Honour E28 BMW

 RollHard Cressing: The Show 14/09/16 Danny Honour Mercedes

 RollHard Cressing Show - Danny Honour 14/08/16

 RollHard Cressing Show - Danny Honour 14/08/16

Alex Farrance: https://www.instagram.com/farrance/

RollHard Cressing Show - Alex Farrance 14/08/16

RollHard Cressing Show - Alex Farrance 14/08/16

RollHard Cressing Show - Alex Farrance 14/08/16

RollHard Cressing Show - Alex Farrance 14/08/16

RollHard Cressing Show - Alex Farrance 14/08/16

Ashley Gardiner: https://www.instagram.com/ashrgardiner/

RollHard Cressing Show - Ashley Gardiner 14/08/16

RollHard Cressing Show - Ashley Gardiner 14/08/16

RollHard Cressing Show - Ashley Gardiner 14/08/16

RollHard Cressing Show - Ashley Gardiner 14/08/16

RollHard Cressing Show - Ashley Gardiner 14/08/16



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