NEW 'N' OLD!
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.