Vauxhall's 2015 Simply Rally took place at Beaulieu this Sunday. Despite dark skies and intermittent showers, the annual event was a great success with over 100 Vauxhalls on show.
In the vast grounds of the National Motor Museum, Zafiras, Calibras, Insignias and Cavaliers lined up next to sporty VXR Corsas and Vectras while Two Viva SLs, dating from 1970 and 1972 respectively, contrasted with a pair of high performance VX220s.
A low-mileage Lotus Carlton and a V8-powered Monaro also joined the line-up that included a cabriolet-converted, first-generation Corsa.
A Vauxhall Nova represented the modified scene, and a 1960s Cresta PB was also on show. The Vectra C and Signum Owners' Club and the Cavalier Mk3 Owner's Club were in attendance, displaying a number of members' cars.
Visitors to the event were invited to vote for their favorite car of the show in the People's choice awards, with the top prize going to Michael Rogers and his 1926 Vauxhall Velox 30-98 Tourer. Rogers travelled from Somerset in the Velox, which was previously an Australian police car before it was repatriated in 2002 to be used in hill-climb competitions.
Beaulieu Trophy by Events Co-ordinator, Charlotte Mountain, presented Rogers with a Beaulieu trophy before he led a cavalcade of the most popular cars through the Beaulieu parkland.
by: Laura Thomson