John Cleland racing his 1993 Vauhall Cavalier Mk3 in the BTCC in 1993.
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Motor Sport

Chevette HS/HSR

Please follow the link on the left to read about Dealer Team Vauxhall’s Chevette HS and HSR.

DTV Chevette Dragster’s

Some thing a little more unusual Dealer Team Vauxhall also ran some Chevette Dragster’s.  Follow the link for more information.

DTV Denmark

If you think that Dealer Team Vauxhall was just a UK based team then think again.  Follow the link for more information on DTV Denmark.

Cavalier Mk1 Dragster

Clive Skilton is famous as a Top Fuel Dragster pilot, but like many other British racers of seventies, he also raced a funny car in order to run more often. One of Skilton's funny cars used in 1975/76 was a Cavalier Mk1 bodied car.  Click on the link for more information.

Cavalier Mk3 Super Touring in the 1990’s

The Cavalier MK3 is the Cavalier that most people associate with Vauxhall and Motor Sport.  Was a very successful car driven by various drives between 1990 and 1995, but most famously by John Cleland who’s most memorable line was “The Man’s an Animal”.  Click on the link to find out why he said that.

Opel Ascona B

The Opel Kadett co-existed with the Ascona B as a Rally car.  Ultimately the car turned into to the Ascona 400.  Click on the link to find out where it all began.

Opel Ascona 400 - Group 4 car that moved to Group B

The Ascona 400 was the last rear wheel drive car to win the Drivers World Championship.  Click on the link on the left to find out how.

Opel Manta 400

The Manta 400 was the less successful replacement for the Ascona 400.  It never won a World Rally but was very successful at National Level with drivers like Russell Brookes and Jimmy McRae.  Click on the link to find out more.

Opel Kadett GT/E

While Vauxhall (DTV) was using the Chevette in the British Championship Opel (DOT) was using the Kadett C.  Click on the link on the left.

Opel Calibra V6 DTM

Opel entered the Calibra in the DTM (German Touring Car Championship) which then became the FIA ITC Championship (International Touring Car).  Click on the link to read about drivers like Keke Rosbery, Klaus Ludwig and Manuel Reuter.  In Team Rosbert, Team Joest and Cliff Team Opel cars to name but a few.

Iszuz Aska on the 1983 RAC Rally

Bit of an unusual one this.  In Japan the Cavalier Mk2 is know as the Iszuz Aska.  In 1983 Isuzu decided to send a car to complete on the 1983 RAC Rally.  Click on the link on the left to find out more.