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The sensational 4-wheel drive Vauxhall Astra Mark 1 created by owner Anthony Ball won the inaugural Chairman’s Cup at this years VBOA National Rally held at Billing Aquadrome on July 9/10th.
Each of the 22 member clubs of the VBOA were invited to nominate a club champion who would be judged by public ballot to find the “best in show”. Anthony, a member of the Vauxhall Sports Car Club said: “I can’t believe it. I only finished the car on Saturday morning and drove it for the first time to Billing in the afternoon. This is my first major award and what a great one to start with!
An E-Type Vauxhall Vagabond convertible and a Calibra tied for second place.
Anthony’s Astra sports a 4-wheel drive system and turbocharged 2 litre engine from a Calibra. “I shortened the floor pan of an insurance write-off and modified the Astra body to fit”, said an elated Anthony.