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Many of you die-hard fans will al­ready have got wind of the all new As­tra Mk7, but for those of you who haven't we've taken a closer look over on page 16.

In or­der to gauge your re­ac­tion we posted it up on our Face­book page. Now nor­mally post­ing new mod­els brings out the grumpy brigade, liken­ing the car to umpteen other new mod­els, moan­ing that it's "not as good as their Mk3", or just be­ing down­right of­fen­sive. But we were sur­prised, and not a lit­tle re­lieved that there were plenty of pos­i­tive com­ments from peo­ple who were gen­uinely ex­cited about it. Ob­vi­ously we're wait­ing on the per­for­mance mod­els, and while there are ru­mours of a GSi vari­ant, noth­ing is of­fi­cial, not yet at least.

Vaux­hall are also tak­ing the rather un­usual step of re­tail­ing the Mk6 VXR along­side the Mk7 (pre­sum­ably un­til a Mk7 VXR gets signed off ).

If all this talk of new stuff is hav­ing y ou pin­ing for a bit of retro nos­tal­gia, then you need to get your­self over to page 82 where we've had a closer look at the Nova Sports as­sem­bled by the Nova Sport Reg­is­ter (www. nova-sport-reg­is­ter.

com) at Billing. It re­ally was a fan­tas­tic gath­er­ing, and was just one of the many high­lights of the an­nual VBOA event, which we've also cov­ered in de­tail on page 72.

As you've hope­fully come to ex­pect from Per­for­mance-Vaux­hall we've tried to give you an ex­cit­ing blend of old and mod­ern, and we very much hope you en­joy the read.

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