Vauxhall will again be opening its Heritage Centre to the public giving everyone the chance to see its private collection of historic cars from 1903 to the present day on 10 June. The Heritage Centre’s annual open day will coincide with the Luton Festival of Transport. A free bus will run throughout the day between the Heritage Centre and the Luton Festival of Transport at Stockwood park. A great opportunity for a ride in a Routemaster…
Visitors will be able to view the company’s collection over of 50 cars, ranging from pre-war, post-war, cars from the 60s, 70s and 80s, and a selection of very rare concept cars. Entry to the Heritage Centre is free, and there will be ample parking for all.
Vauxhall has a vast range of cars in its collection, from the first 1903 Vauxhall to some of the more popular classic cars, such as the Firenza HP ‘Droop Snoot’, Chevette HS, Astra Mk1 GTE and the ever-popular Lotus Carlton. All cars in the collection kept roadworthy and in pristine condition by Vauxhall’s two full-time restorers.
Making their debut this year are two recent additions to the collection – the Royale and the Astra GSi (above). The open day will run from 10.00am to 4.00pm, has free admission, and the venue is located along Park Street in Luton, postcode for sat navs – LU1 3HG. There will also be some family fun entertainment and activities for the children.
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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