Video & Gallery: Vintage Vauxhall cars showcased at Wyboston Lakes

VAUX-HAUL: The future of GM cars may be uncertain, but its past is still being celebrated as the annual rally of vintage Vauxhall cars showed at Wyboston Lakes at the weekend. It was the first time the event had been held in England as the rally takes pla

VAUX-HAUL: The future of GM cars may be uncertain, but its past is still being celebrated as the annual rally of vintage Vauxhall cars showed at Wyboston Lakes at the weekend.

It was the first time the event had been held in England as the rally takes place in a different country each year.

On Saturday St Neots Town Crier Mike Blackburn was invited to "cry off" some 80 classic cars from all over Europe, including a Vauxhall A Type made in 1914.

Mr Blackburn, who until last week owned a Vauxhall Cavalier - but traded it in for a Hyundai under the Government's scrappage scheme - said he had a "passion" for vintage cars - he has a Ford Prefect in his garage in St Neots which will be 50-years-old next year.

He said: "I just love old cars. There was a fantastic display at the weekend. One driver came over from New Zealand and borrowed a car. The most interesting cars were from Bedford but the vast majority had travelled a long way."

Drivers took a road run in the English countryside, went to the General Motors proving ground at Millbrook and visited the Vauxhall Heritage Centre in Luton.

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Ian Coomber, spokesman for the Vauxhall Owners Association, said: "Everyone had a wonderful time and went home extremely happy, several of them saying they would like to come back for a holiday.

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