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No prizes for guess­ing what we’re fo­cus­ing on in this bumper is­sue of Per­for­mance Vauxhall! As I write this in­tro­duc­tory piece, I’m won­der­ing what re­cently built Vaux­halls, Opels, Hold­ens and Bed­fords (shout out to the Ras­cal own­ers) will be on dis­play when PVS kicks off at Santa Pod Race­way on Sun­day 24th June. There should also be plenty of ac­tion to wit­ness the day be­fore, when the Vaux­hal­lonly Run What Ya Brung ses­sion comes into force shortly be­fore the night’s en­ter­tain­ment (laid on for the ben­e­fit of those of you with week­end camp­ing tick­ets).

We’ve de­cided to use this jam­packed edi­tion of the mag­a­zine to high­light some of the cars, spe­cial dis­play stands and fea­tures you can ex­pect to see at the show. Turn to page 55 for every­thing you need to know about the event. There’s a club di­rec­tory, a venue plan, a timetable of events, in­for­ma­tion about mer­chan­dise, de­tails re­gard­ing the new-to-show Race Wars Shootout (a fun fea­ture, which in­cludes a han­dling cir­cuit), spon­sor spot­lights, an out­line of the PVS Tyre Chal­lenge, a Show and Shine pre­view, plus lots more.

Talk­ing of com­pe­ti­tions, we're thrilled to present an amaz­ing prize give­away thanks to GCAP Per­for­mance, the UK dis­trib­u­tor for Ital­ian chas­sis tun­ing spe­cial­ist, DNA Rac­ing. All you need to do to win an ad­justable anti-roll bar kit and free fit­ting for your Corsa D, Corsa E or ADAM is an­swer the sim­ple ques­tion posed on page 64!

Those of you who love see­ing retro rides in Per­for­mance Vauxhall will en­joy read­ing about this is­sue’s cover star. It’s the Nova Sport ev­ery­one's been talk­ing about fol­low­ing the dra­matic bid­ding frenzy the car at­tracted on eBay a few months ago. Equally as im­pres­sive is the unique As­tra GTE Quicksilver. A one-off fac­tory de­sign ex­er­cise, the bravely-styled hot hatch wasn’t in­tended to be any­thing other than a dis­play piece. Re­mem­ber­ing the mega Mk2 from its un­veil­ing in 1987, the car’s cur­rent owner had other ideas!

Newer per­for­mance metal can be found through­out the mag­a­zine. There’s Ethan Ea­ton’s 455bhp As­tra 'Burg and the slammed Monaro CV8 owned by Plush tech­ni­cian, Mitch Davis. Have a butcher’s at his al­ter­na­tive take on per­son­al­is­ing a V8 Vauxhall by read­ing the fea­ture about his 400bhp beast on page 86.

We’ve also stuffed this is­sue full of help­ful in­for­ma­tion re­lat­ing to the flow of air into and around your car. We start the pro­ceed­ings with a look at air fil­ters, how they’re made and how ef­fec­tive dif­fer­ent de­signs are at balanc­ing high lev­els of fil­tra­tion with air­flow. We go on to talk about aero­dy­nam­ics. How much of a dif­fer­ence are those ca­nards re­ally mak­ing to front end of your car?! They cer­tainly look good. You might as well take a pic­ture of them af­ter read­ing our guide to au­to­mo­tive pho­tog­ra­phy on page 94. Send us the re­sults.

See you at Santa Pod!

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