Westrand Car Show - Vauxhall Cavalier

Vauxhall Cavalier


According to Auto Express, the leading motoring weekly in the UK

The Vauxhall Cavalier is the sixth most scrapped car in the United Kingdom. The Cavalier was produced in the UK from 1975 to 1995. There were three generations of the car which were all based on General Motors Opel Cars from Germany. Britain has a well managed registration system and based on statistics extracted from the system Auto Express discovered that by 2006 only 6343 of the 1,678,000 Cavaliers built were still operational.

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The first generation was built from 1975 to 1981, The MkII was then built until 1988 and the final generation (MkIII) until 1995.

Davidoff Westley, a member of Old British Cars on Facebook spotted the car in the featured image and photographed these interesting number plates of the last Vauxhall Cavalier off the production line

The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.

Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.

The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School. 


Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.

Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.

Competition Classes Enter Your Vehicle

Featured Image and the two Number Plate Images – with kind permission of Davidoff Westley – Old British Cars (FaceBook group)
1975 Vauxhall Cavalier Mk I – Charles01 [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1981 – 1988 Vauxhall Cavalier Mk II – Charles01 [Public domain]
1994 Vauxhall Cavalier Mk III – Adrian Pingstone [Public Domain]

For more on Vauxhall go Here and Here and Here, all of which may open slower than one may expect so one needs to be a little patient.