VBOA National Rally

VBOA National Rally 2021

After the unfortunate events of 2020 meaning that the show was cancelled, the ever popular VBOA National Rally will return at Sywell Aerodrome for 2021. For those who have never been to the show, it is a show for enthusiasts of Vauxhall, Bedford and Opel vehicles which is held over a weekend in July. You can expect a high quality and diversity of cars attending, as well as a family friendly atmosphere with plenty of entertainment for kids and adults too. The VBOA Rally is exclusive to Clubs that are members of the VBOA which means all clubs have to follow a standard ensuring that the show is family friendly and that everyone has a great time.

This year the show is being held on the weekend of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th July. You have the option join us on the Friday night if you fancy a weekend of camping, which is a very popular choice for people attending throughout the show. If you don’t fancy camping then you can visit for just the day on Saturday and/or Sunday.

The Mk3 Astra Owners Club has been attending the National Rally for over 10 years now, and as usual we will have a communal BBQ available throughout the weekend, and a sheltered gazebo area with lighting for the evenings where most of us usually end up congregating and having a great laugh among friends.

A lot of people seem to think they need a ‘Show Car’ to be worthy of going on a club stand, but this is not at all the case at this show, and especially within our club. We welcome absolutely anything on our stand as long as it is a Mk3 Astra! Whether it’s a totally original Merit, LS or CDX, a concours standard GSI, or a fire breathing 4×4 C20LET track car, it’s most definitely welcome on our club stand, so please don’t ever think your car is not worthy!

If this sounds good to you, then attending the VBOA National Rally with MK3OC is simple. First you need to be a VBOA club member, this is a requirement from the VBOA organisers. And to become a member with MK3OC is very simple, and not only will it give you access to VBOA events, you will get exclusive discounts on various things such as car insurance and many car parts suppliers, along with Vauxhall trade Club, all for only £10 an entire year!

Once you have a Club Membership, you will be able to buy a stand pass through the Club Shop, at just £7.50, this provides you with a VBOA sticker, which lets the organisers know you are a VBOA member, plus it helps cover our costs such as public liability insurance and equipment used for the show.

Finally you just need to book your camping should you wish to camp, which is available at a discounted rate if you pre-book. If you don’t wish to camp, you can just pay on the gate for a day visitor.

Any more questions or to become a Club Member, please head over to the MK3OC Forums

More information can be found on the VBOA site.

Don’t miss out on the greatest Vauxhall show of the year, we hope to see you there and make it our best year ever!