Steve Walton - Viva Drivers Club.
The club are saddened to learn of the sudden death of Steve Walton of the Viva Drivers Club.
John Saunders - Founder of the Stondon Motor Museum.
The club are saddened to learn that John Saunders - Founder of the Stondon Motor Museum has lost his battle with Cancer.
New Gerry Marshall Trophy race named after racing legend.
To his fans and to the motorsport community at large, Gerry Marshall was so much more than a consummately skilled racer.
So it's with great delight we cab share the news that the Goodwood has been allowed by Gerry's family to commemorate the late, great tin-top racer at the forthcoming 72nd Members Meeting. The announcement gives everyone at the circuit a very warm feeling, and the Gerry Marshall Trophy for pre-1982 Group 1 saloon cars is sure to do the same for spectators and participants at an event that will break exciting new ground for Goodwood.
Next year, the Gerry Marshall Trophy promises to bring together a number of ex-Marshall machines, helping to fill a grid that's destined to be the finest since the Group 1 races were originally staged. We can hardly wait!
Vauxhall and I
Why not take a trip down memory Lane. Vauxhall is 110 Years Old this year and they have launched the Vauxhall and I Website where you can go and post story's about yourselves and how you come to have a Vauxhall.
Auto Express Drive the Heritage Centre's Cavalier Mk2.
In this weeks 25 Year Anniversary Edition of Auto Express, they have driven the Heritage Centre's Vauxhall Cavalier Mk2 CDi Hatchback across Europe to Russelsheim.
Rush Film (2013)
The film Rush which is on general release on September 13 2013 film directed by Ron Howard and written by Peter Morgan about the 1976 Formula One Season and the rivalry between drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. James Hunt was at this time a Vauxhall Ambassador and took part in various promotional films and events for Vauxhall. The film tells the story of the catastrophic crash at the 1976 German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring that could have killed Niki Lauda and how he returns to face his rival James Hunt in their pursuit of the 1976 World Championship at Fuji in Japan. The official site for Rush is found here http://www.rushmovie.com
Bodelwyddan North-West Vauxhall Opel Day.
The Club took the runner-up prize for Best Club Stand at the Bodelwyddan North-West Vauxhall Opel Day on the 21st July. Well Done to all involved.
Vauxpedia.com Brilliant Website all about Vauxhall.
www.vauxpedia.com is a truly brilliant website for All things Vauxhall. I recommend that everyone has a look at this site as it is excellent and contains information on models that were produced and also ones that didn't get past the design stage. Link again for the site as follows.
All road's lead to Billing Aquadrome.
Don't for get it's the 31st Anniversary of V.B.O.A Billing this year which falls on the
13th & 14th July. And also this year mark's 25 years of the Vauxhall Cavalier Mk3.
Classic Car Weekly Wednesday June 19th - Club Cars at Cholmondley Pageant of Power.
On Page 12 of Classic Car Weekly you will find a review of the Cholmondley Pageant of Power 2013 and you will also find a picture of two cars on the club stand at this event. Vince Poole with his 1981 Cavalier Mk1 LS 'Chalkie' and Kevin Bricknall with his Cavalier Mk2 Calibre. Also pictured is Richard Watt.
Lou Meets Pete Clarke
Lou meets Pete Clarke, An Ex Vauxhall Employee At Luton.
Cholmondeley Pageant of Power 2013.
Please visit our Club stand at the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power 2013. We are located in the Club Area in Block B, pitch number B18. The show runs from Friday 14th June to Sunday 15 June. More details can be found on the events website www.cpop.co.uk including details of admission prices and opening times.
Drive-it Day 2013
Please be aware that the Vauxhall Heritage Centre at Luton is NOT open for Drive-It Day.
Also Club Members please post your Drive-It day photo's up on the Club Forum.
It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing away of Bill Crombie on the morning of Sunday 17th March 2013. Bill was a founder of the Autobahnstormers and long time VBOA committee member. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
We will pass on funeral details when known.
NEC 2012 Club Stand in Total Vauxhall
The Club Stand from the Classic Motorshow NEC 2012 is in the current issue of Total Vauxhall on pages 68 and 69.
Club in Classic Car Weekly.
The Club is mentioned on Page 78 of Classic Car Weekly issue dated 13th March 2013 with regards to the Cavalier Mk3 being 25 Years old. Pictured are Simon Down's F-Reg Cavalier Mk3 1.6 L Hatchback and Kevin Bricknall's Cavalier Mk3 2.0 Diplomat Automatic Saloon.
Cavalier Mk3 - 25 Years Old.
As part of the celebration of the Cavalier Mk3 being 25 Years old we refreshing the Vauxhall Cavalier Mk3 - Super Touring Car in the 90's page of the website. At the moment the page has more pictures of the Cavalier Mk3 in action with further exciting information to follow.
Practical Classic - Vauxhall Calibra Buyers Guide.
The current issue of Practical Classic has a very interesting Buyers Guide to the Vauxhall Calibra. And the Calibra is 24 years old this year. It came out at the end of 1989 and to quote the advert at the time 'And Vauxhall make a stunning start to the 1990's'
Classic Car Weekly and Classic Car Buyer W/C 24th February.
Both Classic Car Weekly and Classic Car buyer have features on the Cavalier Mk1 in them this week.
1988 - 2013 The Cavalier Mk3 is 25 Years Old.
This year marks the 25th Birthday of the Cavalier Mk3. Launched in 1988 on a F-Reg and face lifted in 1993 and continued in production till 1995. The Cavalier Mk3 was sale's success for Vauxhall and was also a very successful race car in the British Touring Car Championship with Jeff Allam, David Leslie, James Thompson and most memorable John Cleland who won the Championship in 1995 and came oh so close in 1992.
Stay tuned to the website for further information for events planned for the year.
The current issue of Total Vauxhall has a 4 page feature on the Cavalier MK1 GLS from the Heritage Centre at Luton.
This site was last updated 11/22/13