Grif­fin an­niver­saries ga­lore prompt record at­tempt

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

Vaux­hall fans plan to cel­e­brate three im­por­tant an­niver­saries at a rally fea­tur­ing more than 2000 cars on 8-9 July.

The FD Vic­tor is cel­e­brat­ing its 50th an­niver­sary and it’s hoped that there will be a record-break­ing 50 ex­am­ples of these rare cars, as well as its Ven­tora and VX4/90 sib­lings. It’s also the Di­a­mond Ju­bilee of the F-Type Vic­tor and the PA se­ries Cresta.

All will be guests of hon­our at the Vaux­hall Bed­ford Opel As­so­ci­a­tion An­nual Rally at a new venue – the Market Har­bor­ough Show­ground – af­ter the rally’s pre­vi­ous venue, Billing Aquadrome, an­nounced last year that it is no longer host­ing mo­tor­ing events.

The event will once again be very much a fam­ily-friendly af­fair and will fea­ture ev­ery­thing from vin­tage Vaux­halls to new cars, com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles, a fair­ground and even a brass band.

Vaux­hall Bed­ford Opel As­so­ci­a­tion spokesman, John Anker­man, says: ‘ We have a lot of cel­e­bra­tions this year. The show is a bit of a new ven­ture with the change of venue and we’re hop­ing that as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble will come along and sup­port us.’ Nick Larkin ❚

Or­gan­is­ers are hop­ing 50 Vic­tor FDs will at­tend this year’s VBOA rally.

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