NEC Classic Motor Show 2009

NEC Birmingham November 2009
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Your friendly Vauxhall - Opel Club since 1994
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The wind, rain and motorway chaos on the way to the N.E.C would have been a lot more tolerable if we had known beforehand how profitable the stand was going to be for our club. Club stand entries did us proud we had stand pullers galore. John Ankerman’s Silver Aero was admired even on show build up day, the car had its debut at the N.E.C Motor Show (Stand 189) in 1980, and this is its first return visit. Based on the Cavalier Sportshatch 2 litre, this 2.4 litre turbo charged car typified the new bolt on approach to extra power, unfortunately being the only one produced it is not viewed very often, John is a custodian of Vauxhall history Lou and its proud owner Richard are no strangers to major events and not only being the oldest Cavalier in the world it also attracts attention with its Signal Yellow paint job, which by the way was the first cavalier to receive this colour. Apart from promoting the club at the N.E.C, Lou had a feature article in the Auto Car magazine coving the 1975 Motor Show at Earls Court, and more recently in Practical Classics magazine 2007 edition. Space restricts me in reporting how great a success this show was for our club, not only with new members joining on the day but many many more taking away information. We also made several agreeable contacts with commercial interest parties, watch this space. Lou and its proud owner Richard are no strangers to major events and not only being the oldest Cavalier in the world it also attracts attention with its Signal Yellow paint job, which by the way was the first cavalier to receive this colour. Apart from promoting the club at the N.E.C, Lou had a feature article in the Auto Car magazine coving the 1975 Motor Show at Earls Court, and more recently in Practical Classics magazine 2007 edition. Space restricts me in reporting how great a success this show was for our club, not only with new members joining on the day but many many more taking away information. We also made several agreeable contacts with commercial interest parties, watch this space. To make all this happen, the following are some of those people who did just that:Vince Poole, Peter and David Norrish, Richard Watt, John Ankerman, Kevin Bricknall, Beth Antrobus, Bob Watt, Sue Watt, Gillian Figures, Jeremy Haynes, Phillip Scaife and Barry Harvey – Secretary of the V.B.O.A and pre show support by Jane Miller. Thank You One and All Bryan Wilcox (041)