The Luton Transport Festival is well established as one of the classic mainstays, where visitors to the big field near London’s least local airport are treated to a nice mixture of cars, lorries, buses and automobilia. Once again, the local boy – Vauxhall – opened the doors at its Heritage Centre, giving enthusiasts the opportunity to view at first hand its enviable collection of turn-key cars.
And if you like your Vauxhalls and didn’t get a chance to visit Luton this weekend, you missed a real treat. The latest addition to the fleet, a 1980 Royale Coupe looked magnificent under the fluorescent lights, and it’s a great example of what makes this eclectic collection a real treat. In the car park outside, we were treated to the sweetest Mk2 Ford Escort and two-door Mk1 Cavalier – and the amazing Vauxhall Silver Aero concept.
Vauxhall laid-on a Routemaster bus to ferry visitors to the Festival, and it was here that the selection of classics surprised and delighted. Being so near Luton, the car selection was heavily Vauxhall biased, but there was nice selection of home-grown cars.
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Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
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