VAUXHALL BACKS HUGE NEC DISPLAY
Manufacturer joins forces with 13 owners clubs
Vauxhall’s largest ever presence at the show is only a sign of things to come – according to bosses in the company.
Now in its fifth year of providing a manufacturer-backed presence, the Luton based company housed 10 classic motors, including a Viva GT that’s just been restored by the outfit in house to help celebrate the car’s 50th anniversary. Read more about this in Nick Larkin’s report on page 6.
Not only this, but there were 13 owners’ clubs nestled into the showcase, which Vauxhall refers to as the Vauxhall zone.
Simon Hucknall, product PR manager for Vauxhall says: ‘It looks great this year and everyone’s done a fantastic job. But next year we’d like to make it bigger and maximise our exposure. We’re the oldest surviving British car manufacturer and we love to shout about our heritage.’
The Vauxhall Viva Owners’ Club was one of the 13 Vauxhall clubs on display in hall five. Founder and ex-chairman Adrian Miller owns several Vivas, including one of seven Crayford Convertibles ever made. He says: ‘Vauxhall has done a phenomenal job in the restoration of its new Viva. What a befitting way of celebrating its anniversary. Not many other manufacturers would do anything as large as this.’
Vauxhall Heritage’s NEC display included its freshly restored 1970 Viva HB GT.
The Cavalier and Chevette Club’s stand included this 1976 Cavalier 1600L MkI.