Vauxhall fans, prepare for the most wonderful time of the year. Okay, no, not the holiday season. It’s nearly time for the Vauxhall Heritage Center to open its doors to the public, and the brand has announced its opening day.
June 12, 2016 is the date, and Vauxhall’s head office on Park Street, Luton is the place. Over 100 years of motoring history is housed inside the Heritage Center, with 73 vehicles representing the brand dating back to 1903.
At this year’s event Vauxhall will be marking two anniversaries: 50 years since the first Viva HB drove off Ellesmere Port’s production line, and 30 years since the last Bedford commercial vehicle was manufactured. Supporting this, an early SL-model HB will be on display, as well as two CVs that bookended Bedford production: a 1931 2-ton truck and two CFs – a one-off electric model, and a near concours production panel van.
Two new additions will be welcomed to the collection, too, with Vauxhall taking in a 2009 Astra VXR Nürburgring and a 1949 Wyvern L-Type.
Be sure to arrive on time see all the action, which begins at 10 a.m. sharp. And, best of all, admission is free.