Classic car lovers’ Vauxhall treat

The Luton Festival of Transport, organised by the Chiltern Vehicle
Preservation Group, will combine with an exhibition of the largest
private collection of Vauxhall cars at the Vauxhall Heritage Centre’s
annual open day on Sunday June 8th 2008.

A free bus service will shuttle between the two events.

The Heritage Centre houses the very first 1903 Vauxhall through to the
last ever Monaro, the Lotus Carlton, the racy VXR 220, and the latest
addition to the 50-strong fleet, a 1975 Vauxhall HP Firenza ‘Droop Snoot
(awaiting light restoration) as well as the 4S rally car and an ex-BTCC
racer.

2008 sees Vauxhall celebrating ten million Astra sales since the model first appeared in 1980.

Vauxhall also tops the manufacturers’ table at the HiQ MSA British
Touring Car Championship after Vectra drivers Tom Onslow-Cole and Matt
Neal narrowly missed out on first place at Donnington Park during the
Bank Holiday weekend’s event. That honour went to the diesel-powered Seat Leon driven by Jason Plato, which also broke the 2005 lap record time of 1:12.677 (averaging 96.95mph).

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