Vauxhall History

Vauxhall Motors: A historic timeline 0

Vauxhall is one of the cornerstones of British motoring with a rich history stretching back over 100 years. In that time, it’s been responsible for some of the UK’s best loved vehicles, the Victor, Cavalier, and Corsa to name but a few. The car maker also produced the Bedford van, one of the most popular(…)

A look back at the Vauxhall Cavalier Mk1 1975-1981 0

Depending on who you ask, the Cavalier is often credited as the car that saved Vauxhall’s bacon. Derived from the Opel Ascona two and four door saloon, it became the perfect car to rival the dominant Ford Cortina, which was conquering all that lay before it on the UK’s roads in the mid seventies. Similar(…)

The three best Vauxhalls 0

Vauxhall has long been synonymous with performance, economy, and practicality. With only a few notable exceptions (which we won’t be mentioning here), each new offering seems to so perfectly understand the environment it was designed for, taking to the roads effortlessly with a design so carefully thought out it seems as if all eventualities have(…)

Vivas could become classic cars under new government proposals 0

Under new proposals put forward by the Ministry of Transport, Vauxhall Vivas may see themselves reclassified as classic cars. According to British and EU laws, any vehicle manufactured before 1960 is exempt from the standard MOT tests as they are recognised as classic cars. Other cars under consideration for the possible reclassification are Austin Allegros(…)

Four things you probably didn’t know about the Vauxhall Corsa 0

The Vauxhall Corsa first appeared over 30 years ago, and has since become a popular fixture on our roads throughout several generations – it’s  now on its fifth incarnation – and has sold over two million units, enduringly popular with the young and old alike. Here are four things you probably didn’t know about the(…)

Vauxhall nut drives vintage Nova back to its ‘home’ in 400 roundtrip 0

In an attempt to return his cherished Vauxhall Nova to its first home, a Scottish petrol-head has driven a 400 mile roundtrip. Alex Carter, an analyst for the financial services firm Prudential, drove from his home address in Falkirk on Monday to Windsor Vehicle Leasing, so he could see the spot where his red Vauxhall(…)

Vauxhall to slow production as Brexit worries build 0

Production is to be slowed on some of Vauxhall’s main UK models, as fears of Brexit’s impact on the UK start to impact on the car market. The company is planning to reduce working hours at its German plants in Esienach and Ruesselsheim. These plants are responsible for the Corsa and Insignia models. The company(…)

Wolverhampton man hoping to break speed record with 1972 Vauxhall Victor 0

When you hear the title ‘World’s Fastest Street Car’ – a 1972 Vauxhall Victor probably isn’t the first vehicle that springs to mind. But Andy Frost of Wolverhampton is planning to reclaim his former title using the classic car he acquired in 1982 for £60. The 55 year old mechanic always saw the Victor’s potential(…)

Vauxhall Win Again… And Again 0

As we have previously mentioned in another article, Vauxhall and Opel have had an extremely successful year to date. The GT Concept, Astra and the Corsa have picked up numerous awards between them; Opel have also seen record sales which keep getting stronger month on month, and as a result, the brand image is beginning(…)

Vauxhall Astra Success 0

The Vauxhall Astra has been one of the most successful cars this year. Not only does it have a huge following amongst the motoring world’s journalists and critics, is it beginning to pick up huge momentum with the general population too. Let’s face it, the seventh generation Vauxhall Astra is an excellent car. This can(…)