Vaux­hall world record

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

A huge ef­fort to gather 50 Vaux­hall FDs to­gether to mark the cars’ half cen­tury was ex­ceeded by eight ex­am­ples at the Vaux­hall Bed­ford Opel As­so­ci­a­tion Rally at Mar­ket Har­bor­ough Show­ground, Le­ices­ter­shire, last week­end.

Vaux­hall FD Reg­is­ter chair­man, Chris Par­sons, said: ‘We are de­lighted. We didn’t think we would do it.

‘The cars weren’t all there for both days or in one place but on the Satur­day af­ter­noon we had 49 cars. We thought that would be it but then an­other car ar­rived to wild cheers. The driv­ers must have won­dered what on earth was go­ing on.’

The gath­er­ing was or­gan­ised jointly by the Reg­is­ter and the Vaux­hall VX4/90 Driv­ers Club. Cars came from as far afield as Switzer­land.

The FD was built in Vic­tor, Ven­tora and VX4/90 form from 1967-72, and in 1600 form fea­tured a new OHC en­gine. Es­tates came in 1968 and en­gine op­tions in­cluded a 2000cc en­gine and 3294cc straight-six.

Vaux­hall pro­vided an FD from its own col­lec­tion for the event.

Held at the show­ground for the first time, the VBOA Rally at­tracted some 3500 cars and com­mer­cials. Nick Larkin VBOA Rally re­port, next week’s is­sue

Just some of the 58 FDs that ap­peared at the VBOA rally.

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