Photography by Jeroen Willemsen
Amongst the baked brown-red brick walls of the Citadel Deist in Belgium, the Rollhard gang parked a diverse collection of all things automobile; from a Porsche 964 sitting on BBS RS wheels to a MkI Golf, there was a bit of something for anyone with a passing interest in the hobby.
This show, their sixth in the country, made the switch to the Citadel this year to provide the ultimate location for a car meet, and their followers responded in kind, showing out some seriously sweet pieces of machinery.
The picturesque backdrop—an ex-Army barracks—furnished a welcome contrasting image to the high-quality show cars, and gave the European enthusiasts a place to present their perfectly-modified pieces of automotive excess. Our European correspondent, Jeroen Willemsen, was on scene to document the details of this collection of quality.
Juan van Oversteyns’ E28 525 belies its 1981 vintage, with a perfect tuck of the rear wheels and paint that glistens under the late summer Belgian sun. D2 Racing coilovers and stepped-up BBS RS wheels complete the package.
What do you get when you take a BMW M3 and add KEAN Suspensions’ performance struts and drop it on air with KNTRL management? You get this slick piece, which also wears VIP Modular VLS450 wheels, Toyo 888R tires, TubeXpert exhaust, and a custom carbon-fiber Rocket Bunny body kit. Kirkey candy-red racing seats and a Wiechers rollcage complete the interior, while the exterior wrap by WrapJunkies ties the whole package together.
This gorgeous E21 3-Series belongs to Ben Anson, and has a few custom touches which make it totally unique: the M50B25 DOHC engine is from an early-90s-vintage 525i, and the car sits just right on a set of BBS RS wheels and an Airlift Performance air system. Turbofans finish off the appearance up front.
Since we’re on the topic of the M50 engine, check out this wild crossbreed: Tom Maes’ M-B W124 chassis, which has an M50 stuffed between the Clinched flares. The interior is bare, adding to the stark nature of the car, while it’s been lowered with KEAN Performance struts and an Accuair E-Level air system. Wrapjunkies finished off the exterior.
The R32 Skyline GTS-t isn’t exactly a familiar sight in Belgium; this one is worth stopping to check out for sure. Four-piston front brakes were a rarity in the early ‘90s, but were standard equipment on this trim level.
They call it The Pininfarina Dream, and for good reason: this 308 GTB is simply stunning. Owner Andy Neirinck of KEAN Suspensions completely redid this car recently, finishing it off with Accuair E-Level air management and a set of AL13 Heritage S20 wheels.
Enjoy the rest of Jeroen’s captures of the amazing European machinery from Rollhard Belgium in the gallery below!