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Vauxhall to show private collection in one-off event

Vauxhall to show private collection in one-off event

Vauxhall will be showcasing its private collection of cars to the public at a one-off event later this month.

The Vauxhall Heritage Centre in Park Street, Luton, will open its doors on Sunday 24th August between 10am and 4pm. On show will be more than 50 cars, ranging from classic Vauxhalls as well as some modern-day examples and unique concept cars.

This year, the Vauxhall Heritage Centre's Open Day will highlight a multitude of milestones from the collection. Those on show later this month will span more than a century of car design, with the oldest first built in 1903.

The showcase includes the D-Type Staff Car from the First World War, commemorating the centenary this year of the outbreak of hostilities, while the Firenza 'Droop Snoot' marks 40 years since it first went into production, and the Calibra and Lotus Carlton each hit the quarter-century.

Fast-forwarding to the 21st century, the all-new 576bhp VXR8 GTS will be on display, along with the very first VXR model  a VX220  which launched the sporty brand 10 years ago.

There will also be food and refreshments on sale at the open day, as well as entertainment including pedal cars and face painting for children. The day is perfect for all ages of car enthusiasts and a great way for all the family to spend the day.

by: Danielle Bagnall