We start off the issue with the most excellent news that the date for the Performance Vauxhall Show has been announced. 12 June is the date, and it's going to be a big one!
But that's obviously months away, so in the meantime you'll have to get your Griffin fix elsewhere – and where better than this very magazine! We've got a top mix of cars in this issue, from the last ever BTCC Cavalier (how cool!) to a Kadett GSI rep that literally had Jarkle drooling over his keyboard.
We often know about potential feature cars long before they happen – such is the nature of forums and social media – cars like Ian Waterfield's 500bhp Zafira (page 92) and Dave Hughes immaculate Vectra (page 40) but occasionally cars just turn up out-of-the-blue, cars that have been completely off our radar appear and surprise us all. One such car is the RWD Astra sleeper (page 84) belonging to Andy Griggs. It's a lovely example of the rare Mk1, but with an awesome secret hidden within.
Slightly less surprising, but no less impressive is the Oschersleben Opel Treffen show report – Every year our roving reporter Steve McCann sets off in search of the German madness, and we had the task of whittling down hundreds of images to give you a taste of what the event is all about. Go and have a look for yourself on page 28, and if you like what you see, why not make it your mission to head over there yourself in 2016?
That's enough from me, I really hope you enjoy the mag!