On a day-to-day, various Vauxhall models prove a top choice for people just looking to get from A to B. However, this Sunday (July 27th), these drivers got the chance to put their car through its paces at the Simply Vauxhall Rally.

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More than 200 Vauxhall cars came down to the event hosted by Beaulieu at the National Motor Museum, pitting themselves against each other under hot temperatures and on a dry track.

The event is now in its second year and welcomes all ages of Vauxhall vehicles, this includes veteran cars as well as the newest versions of Corsas, Astras and Insignias.

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As well as racing against each other, visitors got to chat with others who were enthusiastic about the brand as well as admiring the wide display of vehicles that were on show.

Pic by Samantha Cook Photography 270714.  Simply Vauxhall, Beaulieu National Motor Museum.

A variety of car clubs made sure they had an appearance at the event, such as the Vauxhall Drivers’ Club, VXR Online, CAVMK3 Owners’ Club and MIG Performance Vauxhalls Car Club.

The cars on show were left to be judged by visitors to the event as part of the People’s Choice Awards. In the afternoon, the winner was announced in a presentation ceremony on the Beaulieu arena. The winning car was a 2008 Vauxhall Corsa is Sapphire Black, which was owned by a driver from Reading called Emma Gribble.

Pic by Samantha Cook Photography 270714.  Simply Vauxhall, Beaulieu National Motor Museum.

She was a member of Corsa-D UK and was presented the Beaulieu Trophy by Charlotte Mountain, events coordinator for Beaulieu. The top nine Vauxhall cars then drove through the grounds of the attraction.

For those who missed the event, or who just aren’t into Vauxhall cars, then there will be plenty more rallies hosted by Beaulieu in the future. This event was just one of the Simply Rally series which are on offer throughout 2014.

Pic by Samantha Cook Photography 270714.  Simply Vauxhall, Beaulieu National Motor Museum.

The next event coming up is the Simply Japanese rally, which will be held on August 3rd. A chance for enthusiasts to bring down their own Toyota or Honda and put it through its paces.

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