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    Adult Content Today at Bruntingthorpe - Total Vauxhall photoshoot

    If you'd read the editorial in the current Total Vauxhall Magazine, there was a hint at them taking a selection of Lotus Carltons to Bruntingthorpe Prooving Ground and "have a play" with Vauxhalls new VXR8 and for them to take some pictures for the December issue of the griffin based glossy.

    Four AutoBahnStormers members headed over to a mild weathered Leicestershire and met for the challenge.

    We were joined by the Vauxhall Heritage Centre's Lotus Carlton, and Barton (from Total Vauxhall) in one of Vauxhalls VXR8 press cars.

    It was an amazing day, had a great laugh with the Total Vauxhall Team. Plus Veronica who drove the HC Lotus Carlton bought us some Vauxhall goodies, a copy of the original Lotus Carlton Press release, a VXR8 press pack and a couple of Vauxhall griffin pin badges.

    Here is a small selection of my pics for the day.





















    There were a few Novas doing a photo shoot there too.





    To top that, we also had free range on the runway/circuit in the afternoon.

    The VXR8 hit the smallest top speed down the straight, mine was the lowest of the LC's running, but i still hit 160mph (on the clock).

    Another day of Lotus Carlton ownership i'll never forget.

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    Superb stuff and great pics there!
    Is the LC and VRX8 very closely matched (apart from top end) ?

    Also just wondering how would a Monaro VXR stand up against todays beautys?

    Cheers
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    thats not fair bruntingthorpe is less than 2 minutes away from my house

    some nice pics there mate

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    quite ironic... or was it clever sponsor logo placement?



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    Fantastic pics, Im very jealous!!!

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    Great pics, looks like you had a wonderful day

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    great pics keif, what top speed was the fastest charlton running?

    love the vxr8, and the charltons are a timeless classic. all in all, 6 beautiful cars there mate.
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    Dave Waddington (who does track days in his LC) dropped 170mph on his first run down the straight.

    Then the other two LC's matched it during the day. I was the slowest, solely down to me braking earlier than everyone else, when i could have pushed it a bit more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteg2004 View Post
    quite ironic... or was it clever sponsor logo placement?



    how much do reckon that collection would come to?
    £2.50p on buy one get one free

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    Awesome site, the new VXR8 makes the LC look quite small imo - probably just the angle. LC also looks alittle dated agaisnt the newer models too. I imagine they would be very closely matched in real life situations

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