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Line up of Cavalier’s and Chevette’s on the White Griffin Run 2017.


The latest News items from the Cavalier and Chevette Club.

Saturday 26th August 2017 - 40 Years Since the start of Cavalier Mk1 Production at Luton. The Cavalier and Chevette Club will be celebrating the start of production of the Cavalier Mk1 in The Mall Shopping Centre, Luton with a special display on Saturday 26th August 2017 exactly 40 years to the day that he car started production.  The two car’s on display will be the 1975 Cavalier Mk1 1.9 GL Saloon LOU 848P this was Vauxhall's Press Marketing Car from 1975 and was at the dealership launch held at Elstree Studios, Earls Court Motor Show it also featured in all Cavalier brochures from 1975 to 1976.  And more recently has appeared on TV, Film, Radio and magazines.  And the 1980 Vauxhall Cavalier Mk1 2.0 GLS Saloon YKT 645V from Vauxhall’s Heritage Centre.  Special guests who were involved with the Marketing and Design of the Cavalier Mk1 will be on hand during the day as will members of the Club who are looking forward to meeting people that may have been involved in production or design of not just the Cavalier Mk1 but the Mk2 and Mk3 as well. For more information on where The Mall Shopping Centre is located please visit www.themall.co.uk  VBOA National Rally 2017 - SUpported by LMF - 8th & 9th July 2017. The Club will be a the VBOA National Rally 2017 at The Market Harborough Show Ground, Gallowsfield Road, Market Harborough in a weeks time. Lancaster Classic Motor Show 2017 The Club are pleased to announce that they have been allocated space at the 2017 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at the NEC Birmingham on the 10th - 12th November 2017.  Further details to follow. The White Griffin Run 2017. The Club are very pleased to announce that they have raised £556.79 for the North Wales Cancer Unit on the 2017 White Griffin Run which was to Conwey Castle.  The cheque was presented to the North Wales Cancer unit by Jane Miller, Paul Ellson and Bryan and Marie Wilcox.  Thanks must also go to Photographer David Patrick O’Shea for providing his Services for free to photograph the presentation. Insurance broker to sponsor the ‘National Car Club Unsung Hero’ award second year running Insurance broker to sponsor the ‘National Car Club Unsung Hero’ award second year running One of the UK’s leading classic car insurance brokers has announced it will be sponsoring the ‘National Car Club Unsung Hero’ award for the second year running, as part of The National Car Club Awards 2017, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham.   Specialist insurance broker Footman James has confirmed its sponsorship of the National Car Club Unsung Hero award at the prestigious ceremony taking place at the NEC, on the evening of Saturday 1 April.   The National Car Club awards will take place in the evening alongside the Practical Classics Restoration & Classic Car Show. The show is set to once again attract visitors and exhibitors from all around the UK. The awards, in their second year will give enthusiasts, classic car club members and Classic Car Weekly readers the opportunity to make nominations in 3 categories, plus 2 special recognition awards.   Footman James will sponsor the National Car Club Unsung Hero award in the ‘Devoted Member Categories’. Following on from last year, entrants will be nominated via a public vote giving voters ample time to vote for their favourites in each category.   David Bond, Footman James’ Managing Director said: “We are proud to be sponsoring the Unsung Hero Award for the second year running! Last year’s event was a great success and we look forward to celebrating with the clubs and recognising them for their hard work in 2016”.   Award Categories: Car Club categories Outstanding Club Magazine of the Year (Printed) Outstanding Use of Social Media Outstanding Website of the Year Outstanding Car Club Event (including Run or Rally) Outstanding Support of Next Generation National Car Club of the Year Cherished Car categories AND Car Club Display awards Best Car Club Display and Exhibition Stand (under 75 square metres) Best Car Club Display and Exhibition Stand (over 75 square metres) Best Restored Car in Show Best Car in Show Best Live Working on Cars at Show Devoted Member categories National Car Club Unsung Hero National Car Club Ambassador of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award Special Recognition Awards Best of the Best category – National Car Club Winners Award Judges Special Recognition Award For a chance to feature in our newsletter by sharing your unsung hero stories, please email news.views@footmanjames.co.uk  For further information about Footman James please contact 0333 207 6120 or visit www.footmanjames.co.uk  For further press information contact Sharmmaine Furamera on 01384 218 105 or sharmmaine.furamera@footmanjames.co.uk VBOA NATIONAL RALLY - SUPPORTED BY LMF VAUXHALL - 8 TH & 9 TH  July 2017. To book your place at this event please call or write to Richard Watt, Quoting your membership number, to obtain your windscreen pass and show booklet.

Closing date – 8


 June 2017

All members must apply for the windscreen pass and show booklet. EVENT ADDRESS: MARKET HARBOROUGH SHOWGROUND GALLOW FIELD ROAD MARKET HARBOROUGH LEICESTERSHIRE LE167QB Please contact me to book your vehicle or vehicles for the club stand: Richard Watt Cavalier and Chevette Club 65 Flitton Road, Greenfield, Bedfordshire, MK455DJ Tel: 01525 716636 or 07548712358 E-mail: richardcavalierandchevetteclub@gmail.com To book your camping please use the information below: LMF Vauxhall Units 11 & 12 Sutton Court Bath Street, Market Harborough Leicestershire LE16 9EQ Telephone: 01858 433599 Website: https://www.lmfvauxhall.co.uk/Camping-for-VBOA-National-Day-2017.html VBOA National Rally 2017. We are pleased to confirm that the VBOA have informed us that the VBOA National Rally 2017 will take place at Market Harborough Show Ground  on 8th and 9th July 2017 and will be run in- conjunction with LMF Vauxhall from Market Harborough.  Further details can be found on this event on this site, in Club Member’s Only Forum and there will also be details in the Spring 2017 Newsletter. Happy New Year. The Club would like to say Happy New Year to every one.

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Winner of Outstanding Website of the Year 2016 at the 2016 National Car Club Awards.

Vauxpedia.net outstnding

website on Vauxhall History.

Take a look at the website www.vauxpedia.net this truly excellent site by David Booker is the best website for information on anything Vauxhall, from the 5hp and 6hp light car right through to the very latest model teh Crossland X.  There is also very interesting informaation on prototype car’s that never made production as well as inforamtion on the factorys at Luton, Dunstable and Ellsmere Port and the test facilitys at Chaul End and Millbrook.  A Trully excellent website which is updated with informaion on a regular basis.   www.vauxpedia.netwww.va uxpedia.net 
Practical Classic’s Classic Car and Restoration Show 2017 The club are pleased to confirm that they will be exhibiting at the Practical Classics and Restoration show 2017 at the NEC Birmingham on the 31st March to 2nd April 2017.  Details of car’s that will be exhibited will follow shortly.  For more information on the show please click on the National Events link above or visit the events website which is as follows. www.necrestorationshow.co.uk  The Search for Britain's Best Classic Café One of the UK’s leading classic car insurance brokers has announced it will be joining Practical Classics to search for Britain’s best transport café. Footman James are proud to sponsor Practical Classics' search for 'Britain's Best Classic Café.   One of the best things about taking your classic vehicle out on the road is the anticipated pit stop at a roadside café for a quick bite. Footman James and Practical Classics would like to know what your favourite spot is!   Nominations for the best café are now open to all motoring enthusiasts. As part of the sponsorship Footman James are also pleased to offer the chance to win a V8 crank shaft table, worth over £200. Entrants to the competition can be made here.    Nominations for your favourite cafe can be made by visiting the Practical Classics website here. Once nominations have been counted, Practical Classics will embark on an adventure to visit the top ten café’s on an 8 day tour, Saturday 6th May – Saturday 13th May (tour dates subject to change), to rank their favourites. There will be a chance for the general public to join the tour around the country, with events and breakfast meets. The route will be revealed shortly after nominations have been counted.   The tour and top ten cafés will be featured in the July issue of Practical Classics, on sale 14th June.   David Bond, Footman James’ Managing Director said: “We’re excited to be partnering up with Practical Classics on this journey to find Britain’s Best Café. We’re even more excited for the tour to begin around the country to visit the top 10 cafes and meet lots of enthusiasts along the way”.   For further information about Footman James please contact 0333 207 6000 or visit www.footmanjames.co.uk 
First Car off the Line at Luton and the cars that will be in the display.