The VW Golf GTI has surpassed all my expectations. I have become accustomed to the attention it draws, but at the Knebworth House Mini and VW Show on 30 May 2011 it became a show winner in the VW category ’85 to ’90. The GTI came runner up to a totally original, low mileage Golf G60 Rallye.
The judges gave the GTI a special runners up prize because they loved its original, yet improved specification. My philosophy of taking the key parts of a great classic and subtly bringing the specification up to modern standards rang true. As a result the car received a huge amount of attention at the show. This provides further validation that my philosophy is sound and popular amongst enthusiasts.