Embracing Vauxhall’s centenary year (1903), we now reach the 21st century in Vauxhall’s Decade-a-Day series, and see a concerted effort by the company to return to its sporting roots with the launch of the VXR brand. And the first model off the start line? The VXR220.
Vauxhall Motors is fielding two pre-1905 cars from its Heritage Collection in this year’s Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, one of which has entered the famous event at least 64 times since 1927.
Vauxhall will be hosting a very special automotive guest this weekend, as Jason Plato’s BTCC Astra race car joins the ‘Astra at 40’ display for Sunday’s Heritage Centre Open Day.
A brace of high-profile transport events will come together on one day this summer, as Vauxhall’s Heritage Centre Open Day joins with the Luton Festival of Transport to create a motor-vehicle spectacular with an audience of well over 5,000 people.
Proving that Vauxhall’s slogan, ‘British Brand since 1903’, runs more than skin-deep, two of the company’s oldest vehicles – one of which was built in the year Vauxhall was founded as a car manufacturer – will be taking on next Sunday’s Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.(more…)