Marshall of course, Birrell was a racing driver too single seaters was his forte, needing my dinner memory sugar levels low.
I know a few people are disappointed not to see Dave Newsham in the team but Chilton is a good shout and quite a scalp for the team to get. I just hope he can adapt to the NGTC Cars quickly and do a good job. The team deserve a bit of success and here's hoping they see it in 2017.
It would seem in relation to recent GM events this could potentially be a short lived return to the btcc for ' vauxhall '......?? Might soon be a return by Peugeot!
2016, year of the Goff...
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Negotiations for the sale could take a long time, might not be '17 but in time for season'18?
Well, we've seen the livery now.... and I must say it's a very un-works looking car to me... the only sight of anything Vauxhall logo wise is the Vauxhall trade group.... and that's very small.. no VAUXHALL or ASTRA to be seen.
To be lined up in the photo with the other factory outfits it looks rather like an impersonation who can't believe its luck sat on the side!
2016, year of the Goff...
Reading an article about the PMR & Vauxhall deal, it gives me hope that if the results come in that it would become more of a "works" deal in time, or at least have more of the Vauxhall branding that we'd expect from a manufacturer team.
Seems to be a case of "you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" at the moment, with PMR getting support from Vauxhall in exchange for putting them in touch with potential customers. If the results on track are good, they have more leverage to ask for a bit more cash from Vauxhall towards running the team, which would of course result in more of their logos appearing. For me, it certainly helped clear up a few questions I had after seeing the announcment of their return, as well as the lack of branding on the cars. I thought the wording of the return was a bit unusual, so I've got a better understanding of how the setup works.
In a way I'm glad they're doing it like this, I was a huge Vauxhall fan in their 888 days, and would hate to see someone bring back the name only to not do it justice. I think this gives them a bit of an incentive to do well, and to show respect to Vauxhall's history and add to it.
Sick of censorship.
Automotive Brands supply lots of motor factors and run a big fleet of small vans. They agree to buy and run Vauxhall vans for a period of time, which gives Vauxhall a huge guaranteed sale, and in return Vauxhall provide some support to the race team.
I see Vauxhall are ending the football sponsorship with the home nations - millions a year seemingly and wonder how many cars were sold from it?! Anyway they're moving to model specific marketing so that may bode well for the BTCC (although the blurb I read mentioned a daft crossover and an Insignia estate type thing)