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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.

Big love,

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