Vauxhall celebrated five million vehicles rolling off the production line at its Ellesmere Port factory, and they decided to mark the occasion in style.
To celebrate 50 years of car manufacturing at the plant, Vauxhall enlisted Paul Swift, a professional stunt driver, to show exactly what these British built machines are made of. Click the video below to watch.
It all began in 1964, when Vauxhall started producing many of the marque's most iconic models in Cheshire, including the original Viva saloon and Chevette hatchback. Since then all six generations of the Astra family car have been built here.
With an average output of around 100,000 units per year, the 1,800-strong workforce at the plant is capable of creating a brand new car every two minutes. Ellesmere Port is preparing to start producing the brand new Astra at the moment, which will is expected to be available from Bristol Street Motors next year.
by: Becca Chaplin