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“We re­ally don’t want to have to shell out for a new name plaque for the ed­i­tor’s of­fice door,” came a cry from

Per­for­mance Vaux­hall HQ fol­low­ing the re­cent de­par­ture of Dan (White) from the PV hot seat. Okay, so that claim might not be en­tirely true, but you’ll be pleased to know that as one Dan passes the ba­ton to another, the mag­a­zine you love is in safe hands!

I’ve been string­ing to­gether sen­tences for Per­for­mance Vaux­hall for many years, but more im­por­tantly, I’m a fan of the mag who cares pas­sion­ately about its future and the au­di­ence that it serves. You can imag­ine how ex­cited I am about be­ing able to bring you news sto­ries and ar­ti­cles that show­case the very best of what our cor­ner of the mod­i­fied mo­tor scene has to of­fer.

Ad­di­tion­ally, I’m de­lighted to be able to launch of a num­ber of new reg­u­lar fea­tures, two of which kick off in this very is­sue. ‘Builds’ takes a look at im­pres­sive future fea­ture cars that are cur­rently in the process of be­ing as­sem­bled, while ‘The Big In­ter­view’ is our op­por­tu­nity to chew the fat with movers and shak­ers on the Vaux­hall scene past and present. The se­ries starts with none other than Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship leg­end, Mr John Cle­land. Find out how he got in­volved in com­pet­i­tive mo­tor­sport (and what he re­ally thought of the Mk3 Cava­lier) on page 46.

As the name of our hum­ble bi­monthly sug­gests, there are plenty of big power Vaux­halls for you to feast your eyes on, in­clud­ing Si­mon Murphy’s 748bhp su­per­charged VXR8. The car is equipped with a mod­i­fied LSA V8 and Aston Martin gears. It’s noth­ing short of bril­liant, and sets the tone for the ex­tra­or­di­nary Corsa D VXRs and Lo­tus-dressed VX220 that we’ve un­cov­ered. You’ll also find Cava­lier Tur­bos, a C20LET-pow­ered Corsa B on air ride and ev­ery flag­ship per­for­mance As­tra from MK1 GTE to GTC VXR in the mag. There might the odd Lo­tus Carl­ton lurk­ing about too!

Of course, I want to hear about the great Griffins that you’re building. Whether it’s a bonkers-spec VXR or an OEM+ retro ride, drop me a line with a brief spec and pics of the car in ques­tion. You can email me di­rectly at dan.furr@kelsey­media.co.uk or send me a mes­sage via the Per­for­mance Vaux­hall Face­book page www.face­book.com/Per­for­manceVaux­hal­lMag. I’m on Twit­ter too. Hit me up @DanFurr. In the mean­time, sit back, re­lax and en­joy the mag!

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