Vauxhall will open its Heritage Centre to the public on Sunday 18 August as it celebrates its 110th birthday, giving everyone the chance to see its private collection of historic vehicles. With cars from the current range alongside those dating back to 1903, Vauxhall Heritage Centre’s annual open day is always a great day out for the car enthusiast and, with entertainment, activities and refreshments throughout the day, great for the family as well.
Visitors will be able to view the company’s private collection of over 60 significant cars, including production models from every decade as well as a selection of unique concept cars. Notable cars among the collection include the 1903 5HP, the second-oldest Vauxhall in existence, the recently restored Firenza Droopsnoot, Astra Mk1 GTE and the legendary Lotus Carlton. There will also be the chance to see not one, but two of the legendary 30-98 models, Britain’s first 100mph car, which celebrates its centenary this year.
All cars are kept roadworthy and are fully-maintained in pristine condition by the Vauxhall Heritage Team. The open day is held at the Heritage Centre situated in the grounds of Vauxhall’s head offices in Luton, located on Park Street and will run from 10.00am until 4.00pm. General admission is free and open to all, with free parking also provided.
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