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Volkswagen will always be known for the hot hatch revolution which started in the Seventies with the iconic Golf GTI, last week I photographed the rare MK2 G60 version at a new location...
Today location was Headcorn Aerodrome which provided a unique setting for the bright red Golf G60 to be photographed against, on a cold but bright day the addition of the Profoto lighting gave some contrast and drama to the final images. Owner Any Bolger has had the car for some time and done a full restoration on the car, the photoshoot was to capture the car in its entirety along with some detailed images. The 1.8 G60 engine debuted in August 1988 in the B3 Volkswagen Passat G60 saloon, and the Mk2 Volkswagen Golf G60 hatchback. In the Golf G60, it was capable of propelling the car from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.8 seconds, reaching a top speed of 216 km/h (134.2 mph).

A little history on the airfield, back in 1911 Shenley Farm (the land on which Lashendei Headcorn operates from) was acquired by a family who had recently returned from Canada. They increased the size of the fields having been inspired by the vast expanse of the Canadian prairies, which didn’t go down too well with the locals. However in 1914 a member of the Royal Flying Corps was sent from the ministry to find a sight for a possible First World War training school, Shenley Farm turned out to be the perfect place and was used throughout the duration of the Great War.