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Players Classic: Supercharged Mk1 G60

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Do you remember the car magazine you ever bought? was a copy of Mini World in and I remember it vividly. On the cover was a really cool yellow that was completely stripped-out and road legal. In fact, I’m not if it was road legal at all. It was of irrelevant though, because way then I was just 15 years old and too to drive. But inside my head I myself driving that Mini racer on the streets. And if I my eyes I could be in the driver’s attacking the twisty B-road led back to my house.

Those automotive dreams resulted in me an affinity for pretty much any car stripped-out and caged-up. Perhaps why I like Jamie ‘Jaymac’ Mk1 Golf so much.

Or maybe it In fact, I am going to go with the The bare innards and the roll are not the most attractive feature of car. For me the main event firmly behind these

… and this grille. The supercharged G60 that powers this car is a enthusiasts’ dream. In the grand of things these engines particularly powerful, but that matter so much in this Why? Because G60 lumps incredible and over 260 horsepower in a car very lightweight can be an enormous of fun. I shall get to the engine in a

While we’re on the subject of – or lack thereof – it would be to talk about these (but very effective) IND wheels. Rolling stock is a choice for any car, but Volkswagen tend to be particularly fussy. The wheels up-front tip the scales at 14.9 pounds (6.7 a piece. The more girthy wheels, measuring 16×8-inch, much more. I’ve loved it when people mix when building cars. at Rotiform worked with Jay to these one-off wheels feature lovely crackle centres that contrast with the understated brushed which have been coated to help cope the harsh UK weather.

Details. It’s the little that are important with Handle swaps have the norm in the VW scene for as long as I can People used to go to great just to get a certain handle onto their car’s Audi 80 door handles a super-popular choice with and Corrado owners – anything to get rid of the OEM openers and smooth out the lines of the The effort involved in fitting filler caps and other modifications is starkly contrasted by the of today’s Volkswagen tuner. Now all about keeping things Jaymac’s done this the Porsche handles, which add an dash of retro to the build.

I say “Jaymac’s done this”, I actually mean is that his Richie Payne at Milestone71 has this, and, well… much everything in fact! has been responsible for multiple nights putting the car together.

fibre end caps adorning the and rear chromed small have been produced by at C6 Carbon. The thing about the scene you have to try to understand is for the most part, it’s style. Form over is rife. Quality is very But above all, it’s having fun. This, for me, is I love about the VW scene. I it’s fair to say that’s almost all car culture enthusiasts to gain from their and the automotive adventures that out in the lifestyle we lead: fun.

In fact, the whole ethos of the GTi was based upon delivering a and enjoyable driving experience and the car was to deliver the ultimate fun factor. Jay’s Mk1 didn’t start as a GTi, but the Swallowtail has been put with this mindset. At the end the carbon fibre duckbill is absolutely stunning, but it’s all the ‘charged lump that the front end masks.

This is like an old friend to Jay. also one of the more serious G60 engines you’re likely to in a Mk1 bay. Originally though, the was in Jay’s highly controversial ’Zero Lip’ Mk2. It was during this that the engine was tuned at JD in Holland. I went along to out the mapping session and the 1900cc complete with a whole of other top-of-the-line performance worked together to produce and 314lb/ft of torque. The sound it is intoxicating. I literally cannot put words how amazing the noise is this engine produces. If you get to any VW shows in Britain this then make it your to hunt Jay down and get him to fire it up!

wise, the Mk1 sits on KW Automotive 3 coilovers, which were sourced by Richard Good at KW UK and Ultra-Low damper bodies. teamed with Ground top mounts, result in a car that can run super-low to the tarmac while a large range of damping. The bay, and the rest of the car’s paintwork, can be accredited to Tony Richie’s father, who is one of the most Volkswagen painters in the UK. As you would the job is absolutely killer and keeps the identity of the bay alive.

And here’s all that noise comes The G60 supercharger has been fully and features a toothed belt with a 65mm pulley all with a boost return SamcoSport coolant and boost are used for reliability and there’s a Motorsport oil cooler to keep in check.

The custom Edwards Motorsport manifold sports an equal design and looks very too. Sorry to go on about the but on initial start-up this car the most aggressive note. Its system barks fiercely the motor’s intentions and reminds you how this G60 power plant is.

The seat is a pretty sweet to be! Black and orange with a of yellow all against that VW White hue results in a quality This is the epitome of minimal!

The made Cobra FIA Historic are a fitting choice and look spot-on. Again, the weight of seats is pretty mimimal and work very well the build that Jay has executed.

minimalist action; this the instrument pod has been redesigned to carbon fibre and a more ETB DigiDash2-LITE, all of which have integrated into the Series-1

Now this is a real sight to Despite looking like a item, the CAE Automotive shifter the OEM H-pattern, but reduces throw and gearbox feel. In my opinion, it is the best looking shifter you can buy for the I’d kind of like one of these in my – I’m not sure what for yet, it could be redesigned to help me squeeze oranges every To be honest, I really don’t – I just want to look at it day. Anyway, it’s my thing about the interior by a shot. Even the cage and the pale into comparison. strapped into the awesome seats, my eyes just constantly glued to that piece of engineering by CAE.

Anyway, I’m sure you’ve established that I like shifter thing. Moving this piece of carbon door card complete no-frills puller-opener device. To be I am not sure what else to say it, but I’m into the photo that has taken, so it seems a shame to delete it from this because I am coming up short on to type. So feel free to the arty photograph of this of black gold.

Vehicles in 1976 here in the UK got a ‘P’ registration In the ’70s the registration letter at the end of the plate. Later on the letter be swapped so it came at the beginning of the I find it pretty cool in the United States, so many licence plate options are (and for such low cost to UK prices). On this side of the a registration number is only issued once for the whole of the UK and plates, or ‘vanity plates’, are strictly controlled by a specific set of The Nevada plate on Jay’s Mk1 subtly into the whole Show ‘ vibe. Players was by Jay and his friend Carl Taylor over seven years Carl has built some VAG cars in his time, including Audi RS4. and between the two of they clearly have the of how to put on an awesome car show .

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Over the many cars have put together by Jay and Carl to promote the brand. This year the duo turn things up a notch and the first show of its kind to Motor Circuit delivering a new car culture offering called Classic. which Speedhunters is to be an event partner. Jay’s Mk1 is to receive further changes being taken on track at event, and again, this be a cool opportunity to check out how the sounds at full chat!

The whole Volkswagen tuning has always been at one with OEM parts from different Back in the ’80s and ’90s and Porsche wheels were fitted to VWs to gain a different with a sort of original This Porsche Motorsport not only works nicely Milestone71′s roots as a Porsche (Richie is a factory Porsche technician), but it also keeps up a VW tuning tradition of adding parts from car brands have business ties the Volkswagen Group. I could about the weight reduction or benefits the battery has, but in the of Volkswagens it’s more for being straight-up cool!

If I 15 years old again, this probably be my ultimate daily I’d make sure that view of the cage, and the sweet Swallowtail rear end, be all that other drivers ever see. Man, I love track-inspired cars. At like Autosport and any circuit-related I can just stare at the stripped-out for more time than I to share with the world!

The day I that copy of Mini  my passion for cars and the culture them, was increased massively. that moment on it became my to build, own and drive some vehicles on a regular basis. shares that exact thought process and his Mk1, with the success of the Players is a testament to this passion. going to be interesting to see how this car over the forthcoming months and importantly, how it sounds howling Goodwood. In the meantime, just your eyes and imagine this stripped-out weapon on favourite piece of twisty

Ben Chandler

Photos by  Paddy

Max Power – 268bhp, Max Torque –


Bored out 1900cc with lightened balanced bottom Schrick baffled sump tray, Wossner custom-spec pistons, Wossner rods, CNC head, CNC match-port inlet smoothing, custom-spec Schrick gold anodised vernier HTN finned rocker cover, paddle clutch, gold BBM billet fuel rail fuel regulator, stainless hoses throughout, W5DPO G40 plugs, red top fuel injectors full-blend R1+ supercharger with gold-plated tensioner, G-Werks toothed pulley system with pulley gold anodised and return kit, Custom SNS chip, Pipercross induction SamcoSport coolant and boost billet oil dipstick, custom top-fill radiator, inlet / cylinder head / supercharger / and ancillary brackets powder in Harley Davidson black wrinkle paint, carbon pipe and oil cap, Forge oil cooler, custom Edwards stainless steel equal exhaust manifold and system, by JD engineering in Holland

Heavy-duty clutch, shortened and carbon dipped driveshafts


KW V3 Ultra Low coilover system, Control top mounts, carbon dipped wishbones, ARB TCAs, Ultra Lite front Scirocco 16v rear brake braided brake lines

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