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Double whammy of motoring fun for car fans in Luton

14 May 2019

Two car events will be running on the same day this summer in Luton.

Car enthusiasts will be in their element if they can get to Luton this summer, as the city will play host to not one but two big automotive events on the same day.

On Sunday 6th June, Vauxhall's Heritage Centre is opening its doors to the public so they can look around its extensive collection of memorabilia relating to the brand.

This centre is the largest of its kind in the world and features the world's second-oldest Vauxhall car, the world's first sports car and one of only two surviving D-Type Staff Cars from the First World War.

There will be three fantastic concept cars dating from the 1960s to the 1990s and continuous model lines of the Cavalier, Vectra and Astra, something that is sure to delight anyone who has owned one of these vehicles over the years.

Since this year marks 40 years of the Astra, that model will be taking particular pride of place within the exhibition and everyone will be able to get their hands on free Astra-themed goodies (probably not free samples of the actual cars though, sadly).

Anyone heading there definitely shouldn't miss out on the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a video-equipped Vectra simulating a racing track, either.

And the day isn't over once visitors have looked around the building on Park Street, as a free clipper coach will be available to whisk them off for even more fun at the Luton Festival of Transport a few minutes down the road.

Now in its 28th year, this event will put 1,000 classic cars on display and offer excitement for all the family with stalls, food courts, entertainment, live music and a dog show.

There is an admission charge for the latter event, but it's just £5 for adults with family deals available - and taking into account the free Vauxhall open day, visitors will be getting even more value from their day out.