Vauxhall will be showcasing its collection of historic cars to the public for one day only on Sunday, 14 June 2105, from 10am until 4pm.
Based at the Heritage Centre in Park Street, Luton LU1 3HG, visitors will be able to view the company’s collection for free, including over 60 veteran, vintage and post-war Vauxhalls from 1903 to modern times, as well as a number of unique concept cars.
The Vauxhall Heritage Centre’s Open Day will highlight two important milestones in the history of Vauxhall. This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the ground-breaking Cavalier’s launch in the UK – the Cavalier set a new precedent for family cars and became an iconic model for Vauxhall.
The Chevette is also celebrating its 40th Anniversary – the first Vauxhall to be based on a General Motors world-car platform, in a modern world full of popular superminis, the Chevette forged the way for a new generation of impressive small vehicles and was instrumental in reviving the Vauxhall brand.
And if that wasn’t enough, Vauxhall’s Lotus Carlton will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary. It was famed for being the world’s fastest four-door saloon at 176mph.
The Open Day will run from 10am to 4pm with food and refreshments on sale, 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 celebrate a collection of anniversaries.
AROnline’s Mike Humble will be there on the day so be sure to say hello if you see him. The Heritage Centre is easy to find being tucked away around the rear of the Vauxhall UK Headquarters office block – if you have never visited, be sure to as there are some truly mouth-watering exhibits on display. See you there, perhaps?
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