Classic Vauxhalls to grace Car-Fest

Classic Vauxhalls to grace Car-Fest

Vauxhall is to parade two vintage sports cars at Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans' Car-Fest South this weekend.

Fresh from starring in Steven Spielberg's War Horse earlier this year and one of only seven in the world, the 1910 C10 'Prince Henry' will be exhibited at Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire.

The 'Prince Henry', which was also the first sports car to be catalogued in Britain, will be put on static display as part of the Classic & Sports Car's exhibition despite being given an extensive engine rebuild recently.

Vauxhall has also committed a 1926 OE-Type 30-98 Velox Tourer to the show, which will compete in the Vintage Seven class in a hillclimb event at the Hampshire home of 1979 Formula champion, Jody Scheckter.

A bright yellow 425bhp V8 Maloo 'ute' will operate as Vauxhall's support vehicle in the event of abreakdown .

Car-Fest South is the first of two regional events and is pencilled in for the 25 and 26 August Bank Holiday weekend, while a Car-Fest North is due to take place in Cheshire for September 8-9, with all the proceeds going to Children in Need.

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