Sunday, 01 August 2021

Vintage Vauxhalls on display to mark 111-years

Vintage Vauxhalls on display to mark  111-years
VAUXHALL Motors will be supporting the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at Birmingham’s NEC on November 14 to 16, with a line-up of rare and unique vehicles from its Luton-based Heritage Centre.

But this year, Vauxhall’s presence will be even more impactful, thanks to the support of four of the marque’s leading clubs: the Droop Snoot Group, Autobahnstormers, the Vauxhall Cresta Club and the Chevette Owners’ Group, each of which will be sharing stand space with the manufacturer. PR manager for Vauxhall product and heritage Simon Hucknall said: “We wanted to bring marque clubs together in a stand that had a more cohesive feel for show-goers.

“We also wanted to make a bigger statement about the importance of Vauxhall’s heritage; we’re Britain’s oldest surviving car company with a continuous manufacturing history for 111 years, so our display vehicles needed to support this message.”

Star billing in a year commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War is the D-Type staff car.

Vauxhall was one of only a few manufacturers to continue building vehicles during hostilities, and the D-Type saw active service throughout the war.