Remember the feature on the Team Galag TG3 that was built by Xquisite Productions? Well, we thought we’d show you what a company that makes cars like that might look like.
I should forewarn you though, I am not going to be able to share all of the juicy builds as they are under embargo. To enforce this secrecy is their fearsome guard dog, Hugo. Every shop needs a dog. I am particularly fond of French bulldogs so I was more than happy to keep him company whilst waiting for our shoot.
Outside is littered with all kinds of builds, offering a small insight into the range of creations that are made at Xquisite. A handful of Citroen “H-Van’s” converted into burger or coffee vans as well as converted ambulance with stacks and rather small looking Fiesta.
Matt House swung by and provided us with a nutritious lunch before we headed out for a mooch around the car park.
Now if you recognise this car but can’t put your finger on as to why, this is because all of the cars that are on E4’s Carjackers there was a few others there too but sorry, I can’t show you them, you’ll just have to watch the show. This is the infamous chicken nugget car which as it turns out wasn’t loved all too much by the owner. Yes that is all expandable foam! It has a crispy yet spongy texture. To be honest, I wouldn’t want to be seen driving it but I do like how the car show has a sense of humour.
You may also recognise this Peugeot 207 GTi from the show car jackers too as it was lurking in the background. Sadly that is about all I can show you from the workshop as there was a rather large project taking up most of the space. I find it fascinating how one company can have such a wide variety of projects and seemingly nail every single one of them. Burger Van? You got it! Bagged hatch back? No problem, batshit crazy Gumball car, coming right up!
With demanding clients and harsh deadlines it is so refreshing to see them never let go of their creativity, they certainly do have a great team there. I am certainly hoping we get to bring you some more features from them in the future. Or at least go and see Hugo again.
Words and Pictures: Dave Cox (ShootingDave)