Both PD and VE can be modded to make good power. The PD block etc is stronger in standard form. Darkside has a 90bhp VE TDI at 279.8bhp and a shed load of torque. My daily is a modded Passat with a PD (not standard granted)and 240bhp on standard injectors. Next work will be nozzles to get me past 275bhp. I also have a PD in a MK2
Basically saw the diesel golf for about 20 seconds max very early in the day, I didnt see it again me being the gathering noob I didnt realise the show fields would start emptying soon after the awards so by the time I got around the fields near 4pm half the cars had gone. Note to self, get your ass around the fields before lunch time next year. Yes I was kicking myself some for not getting my Lupo tdi there or on the hill, next year awaits.
Might help if you give people a bit more to work with, features (aside from diesel) and like mk1, mk2 etc.
There was only one, so that was quite a narrow field to choose from.
I realise after seeing one of the photos above that I did actually get a pic of this one whilst it was in the paddock, but I didn't realise it was a diesel at the time as it wasn't running whilst parked.
I also just wanted to make sure it was a Golf as whilst it is a car forum, you never know, people can assume a car is one thing when it's something else entirely.