BTCC Brands Hatch Grand Prix, 1996.

1. John Cleland in a Vauxhall Vectra

2. Rickard Rydell in a Volvo 850

3. Tim Harvey in a Peugeot 406

4. David Leslie in a Honda Accord

5. Owen McAuley in a Nissan Primera

6. Richard Kaye in a Vauxhall Cavalier

7. Frank Biela in an Audi A4 Quattro


Vauxhall Silver Arrow Concept, 1980. A body-kitted aerodynamic version of the U-series Cavalier Sporthatch. Vauxhall were market testing the body kit with a view to offering it as an option but as the rear-drive U-series was about the be replaced by the front-drive GM J-car the Silver Arrow project was abandoned. The survives in the ownership of an enthusiast 


Crayford Condor, part 2. I posted earlier about the Mercedes SLC based Condor. Triplex had supplied Crayford with two copies of the custom rear hatch glass, one was used on the original car and the second to repair the car after its first accident. When the second was destroyed in the car’s subsequent crash in 1987 the cost of fabricating a replacement was prohibitive. Crayford’s then owner, David Butlion, who had Vauxhall dealerships in his portfolio, bought the wrecked car and had it rebuilt using the tailgate of a 1987 Vauxhall Cavalier (Opel Ascona)