The Club covers all Vauxhall cars and car-derived Bedford commercial vehicles from the first five horse-power car built in 1903 to the E Type Wyvern, Velox and Cresta models which ceased production in 1957. The period was chosen to include all cars built with the famous flutes proudly displayed on the bonnet.
Formed in 1976, the Club is a non-profit making organisation run by and for the members of which there are approximately 400, many of them overseas. The aims of the Club are to further interest in the preservation, history and active use of the older Vauxhalls and to provide a medium for communication on these subjects. Each major range from the nineteen twenties onwards has a Mentor providing specialist advice and a Spares Co-ordinator helps to keep historic Vauxhalls on the road.
The Club publishes a monthly magazine called Flutenews, a Register of all known surviving Vauxhalls within the age range and a Membership list. There is a library service providing original or photocopy workshop manuals, driver’s handbooks etc. The Club is an enthusiastic member of the Vauxhall Bedford Opel Association which is supported by Vauxhall Motors Ltd, and we have an excellent working relationship with Vauxhall’s Heritage operation at Luton.
Become a Member
For those interested in Vauxhall cars made between 1903 and 1957, whether an owner or not. Read about how you can become a member and the benefits of membership.
From local shows, national rallies to overseas trips, find out about events past and present.
For all our events, regular features, hints and advice, technical reports, news of old Vauxhalls, members’ letters, and sales & wanted adverts, Flutenews is delivered monthly digitally or by post.