It’s early March, we are in the tail-end of winter and spring is less than two weeks away (dammit, depending when you’re reading this, it might actually be spring). Not only does that mean daffodils and bluebells will soon be in full bloom. But more importantly, it signifies the begining of the show season.
This means it’s time for a good old-fashioned spring clean. Don’t worry, we’re not telling you to sort out your sock draw and hoover under the bed. We’re not your mum. But we are telling you that your car probably needs a good clean and we’re going to show you the best methods, products and tools to get the job done – as quickly, but also as thoroughly, as possible.
Someone who knows all about the above is this month’s cover car owner, Simon Andrzejewski, a detailer by trade. Now his car’s style isn’t what you’d expect of someone from his trade. But that’s what makes it all the more awesome. “I spend all week cleaning cars. When I get to a show, the last thing I want to do is clean my own.” There’s definitely method in his madness. And although the exterior might look like it’s been washed with paint thinners and coffee (probably because it has), the innards are far more traditional with a cleaned bay and tweed cockpit. Anyway you can read more about Simon’s bonkers Mk2 build over on page 10.
While I’m pretty certain a lot of you will love the rat-inspired cover car, I’m also under no illusion that a lot of you won’t. But that’s OK, because I’m sure they’ll be something in the eclectic mix of feature cars in this issue from Garage Ill’s aero-clad R8 to the clean lines of Az Riz’s E92 BMW! Until next month, where we celebrate Fast Car’s 30th birthday with a bumper collector’s edition of the magazine. God bless and godspeed.