A look back at the Vauxhall Belmont (1986 – 1991) 0

This retrospective look back at a stalwart of yesteryear, could quite easily fall under the heading of ‘Forgotten cars’ or ‘Whatever happened to…’ such is its legacy in the collective public memory. Additionally, the car’s legacy is further undermined by Vauxhall’s propensity to recycle model names – think Astra and Corsa – and yet the(…)

A look back at the Vauxhall Carlton and Viceroy (1978 – 1982) 0

By the late 1970s, Vauxhall was firmly in Opel’s grip. The launch of the Carlton in 1978 marked the end of the Transcontinental FE/VX range. By this point, each of Vauxhall’s mid-range models was to all intents and purposes a slightly reworked Opel. The Carlton – as it was known on these shores – was(…)

A look back at the Vauxhall Senator (1987 – 1994) 0

The Vauxhall Senator: the ultimate car for the businessman in a hurry. If truth be told, the Senator was really just a reworked Carlton decked out with a swish new body. The iconic front grille was certainly unique and gave the Senator a proper identity of its own. Embraced by the UK police force, the(…)

Vauxhall celebrate 4 millionth Astra at Ellesmere Port 0

Vauxhall are celebrating after the 4 millionth Astra rolled off the production line at the firm’s plant in Ellesmere Port. To honour the landmark, staff at the factory choreographed an enormous mosaic in the plant’s car park formed entirely of red and white Astras, spelling out the impressive statistic. The image took over 12 hours(…)