Drive a BTCC Racing Astra at the VBOA Heritage Centre Open Day Ian Coomber, VBOA Chairman
Visitors to this year’s VBOA Vauxhall Heritage Centre Open Day on Sunday October 8th can enjoy a “works” drive for three laps of the Brands Hatch circuit in a VX Racing Astra.
Vauxhall will be setting up the VX-R BTCC simulator for the day as well as throwing open their priceless collection of Vauxhall and Bedford vehicles to VBOA club members. There will be gas filled balloons for the kids, a quality raffle with proceeds to the Pasque children’s hospice in Luton and every guest will receive a memento in the form of the newly published Heritage Centre brochure with pictures and descriptions of the cars in the collection. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Club members’ cars and commercials will be parked adjacent to the collection, forming a wonderful panorama of all things Vauxhall, Bedford and Opel for the visitor to enjoy.
The person who sets the fastest time of the day in the simulator will be awarded the prestigious “golden wellie” award. Bring your car and join in the fun on October 8th from 11.00am. Access is from Park Street Luton, behind Vauxhall’s Griffin House headquarters, just off the M1 at junction 10. Entry is free and Opels are most definately welcome too!