Vauxhall Achieves ‘Classic’ Status

We’re not sure if it’s a bit early for this, but Vauxhall’s heritage collection is being displayed at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon, Warwickshire this August.  Fair enough, the manufacturer started making cars in 1903, and we do love the old Victor (pictured) but the Chevette? The Belmont?

The collection totals 50 cars and vans that demonstrate the heritage of what is actually Britain’s oldest vehicle manufacturer through each decade from the very first 5hp Light Car in 1903. So fair play to them.

We do tip our hat to the company.  It has achieved some great things.

“This is a perfect opportunity for the public to get up close and personal with cars and vans from our collection,” said Paul Willcox, Vauxhall’s managing director. “There are some extremely rare and valuable vehicles on display, but many that will conjure ‘my-mum-and-dad-had-one-of-those’ memories, too. Most importantly, it paints a wonderful social picture of Vauxhall’s importance to the UK culture, through all the highs and lows of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.”