Make
Vauxhall
Model
Vauxhall Cavalier / Opel Vectra A
Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Chassis No
023
Built By
Ray Mallock Ltd
Date Built
1995
Current Status
History
Used by James Thompson in the 1995 British Touring Car Championship, although he would switch to the team's spare car (028) for the Donington Park round.

Following a heavy accident in testing at Knockhill which saw the spare car destroyed, Thompson forced to sit out the remainder of the year. Jeff Allam was called in as a last minute replacement for the Knockhill round with Michael Briggs taking over for the remainder of the season.

At the end of the season it was purchased along with the sister car (022) by Jim Richards and shipped to Australia. Both cars were later acquired by Bob Tweedie before being purchased in 2000 by Mike Newton and returned to the UK.

Following a lengthy rebuild the car returned to competition at the 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the hands of John Cleland. The car ran in Cleland's 1995 BTCC livery as the actual championship winning car (chassis 022) was still being rebuilt. Sadly the practice run ended early when Cleland under-steered off the road, badly damaging the front of the car.

The next outing would not be until the Fujifilm Touring Car Trophy race at the Silverstone Classic in 2012 when it was driven by Mike Newton.
Pictures
In the RML workshop, 1995 Mike Newton - Vauxhall Cavalier Jeff Allam, Knockhill 1995 Mike Briggs @ Brands Hatch, Aug 1995 John Cleland @ Goodwood Festival of Speed, Jul 2008 In the RML workshop, 1995 Chassis plate 023
Race History
Vauxhall
#10 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V
Team: Vauxhall Sport
Great BritainJeff Allam
Vauxhall
#14 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V
Team: Vauxhall Sport
Great BritainJames Thompson
Vauxhall
#24 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V
Team: Vauxhall Sport
South AfricaMichael Briggs
Opel
#6 Opel Vectra GT
Team: Opel Racing
South AfricaMichael Briggs
Vauxhall
#117 Vauxhall Cavalier
Team: Mike Newton
Great BritainJohn Cleland
Great BritainMike Newton
Vauxhall
#14 Vauxhall Cavalier
Great BritainMike Newton
Race Results
Date Venue Driver Vehicle Pos
1995 British Touring Car Championship
30 Jul 1995 ScotlandKnockhill (1) Jeff Allam #10 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 8
30 Jul 1995 ScotlandKnockhill (2) Jeff Allam #10 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 12
13 Aug 1995 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) Michael Briggs #24 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 6
13 Aug 1995 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) Michael Briggs #24 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 5
28 Aug 1995 Great BritainSnetterton (1) Michael Briggs #24 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 7
28 Aug 1995 Great BritainSnetterton (2) Michael Briggs #24 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 5
10 Sep 1995 Great BritainOulton Park (1) Michael Briggs #24 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 12
10 Sep 1995 Great BritainOulton Park (2) Michael Briggs #24 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 8
24 Sep 1995 Great BritainSilverstone (1) Michael Briggs #24 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 6
24 Sep 1995 Great BritainSilverstone (2) Michael Briggs #24 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V DNF
1995 FIA Touring Car World Cup
15 Oct 1995 FranceLe Castellet (1) Michael Briggs #6 Opel Vectra GT 20
15 Oct 1995 FranceLe Castellet (2) Michael Briggs #6 Opel Vectra GT DNF
2012 Fujifilm Touring Car Trophy
21 Jul 2012 Great BritainSilverstone (1) Mike Newton #14 Vauxhall Cavalier DNF
22 Jul 2012 Great BritainSilverstone (2) Mike Newton #14 Vauxhall Cavalier 21