Make
Vauxhall
Model
Vauxhall Cavalier / Opel Vectra A
Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Chassis No
011
Built By
Dave Cook Racing
Date Built
1990
Current Status
RACING
History
First of BTCC Cavaliers built in late 1989 ready for the 1990 season. In the early days the car underwent much development work having been built as rear-wheel drive and raced in that format by regular driver Chris Hodgetts, before briefly running with four-wheel drive and finally converted to front-wheel drive.

Originally intended to be the spare car in 1991, it was pressed into service following an accident at Donington which saw Jeff Allam's car written off. Allam would take over John Cleland race car, whist Cleland switched back to this chassis.

The car remained with the team as a spare car until being purchased by Ian Ashley. Initially run by Team Maxted in the 1993 British Touring Car Championship until Ashley parted company with the team mid-season, before re-appearing under the Colin Davids Racing banner.

I saw the opportunity of perhaps getting into the BTCC, the British Touring Car Championship, and unfortunately I chose the wrong car. What I thought was a '92 car was in actually the original 1990 car that they had originally made rear-wheel drive. Along with Cleland they didn't know whether they were going to have front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. Anyway, they had put '92 front suspension on, but that was it, all the rest was the original. It really was a bit difficult to drive, and I should have taken the Ray Mallock/Ian Khan car, but I never did drive that.
Ian Ashley


Ian Ashley sold the car to Andy Clarkin, who used in the Formula Saloons Championship. Eventually the car was brought by Jim Pocklington who continue in Formula Saloons and later in the Classic Thunder Championship.

In 2008/09 the car underwent a full bare-shell rebuild, and re-appeared in 1992 BTCC livery in time for the David Leslie Memorial Trophy race at the 2009 Silverstone Classic
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Pictures
John Cleland Jim Pocklington @ Brands Hatch 2002 Silverstone, Jul 2013 Kevin Fletcher - Oulton Park, Aug 2013 Andy Clarkin @ Brands Hatch 1996 Ian Ashley @ Silverstone 1993 Kelvin Fletcher - Oulton Park, Aug 2013 John Cleland Ian Ashley @ Oulton Park 1993 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed Jim Pocklington @ Brands Hatch, Aug 2003
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Race History
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Team: Tamchester Team Maxted
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Team: Colin Davids Racing
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#89 Vauxhall Cavalier
Team: SP Autosport
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#2 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi
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#62 Vauxhall Cavalier
Team: James Pocklington
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#2 Vauxhall Cavalier
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#2 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi
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Race Results
Date Venue Driver Vehicle Pos
1990 British Touring Car Championship
01 Jul 1990 Great BritainOulton Park Chris Hodgetts #70 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 15
1991 British Touring Car Championship
11 Aug 1991 Great BritainOulton Park John Cleland #5 Vauxhall Cavalier 1
26 Aug 1991 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) John Cleland #5 Vauxhall Cavalier 4
26 Aug 1991 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) John Cleland #5 Vauxhall Cavalier 3
15 Sep 1991 Great BritainDonington Park John Cleland #5 Vauxhall Cavalier 1
22 Sep 1991 Great BritainThruxton John Cleland #5 Vauxhall Cavalier 8
06 Oct 1991 Great BritainSilverstone John Cleland #5 Vauxhall Cavalier 9
1993 British Touring Car Championship
28 Mar 1993 Great BritainSilverstone Ian Ashley #16 Vauxhall Cavalier DNF
12 Apr 1993 Great BritainDonington Park Ian Ashley #16 Vauxhall Cavalier 12
03 May 1993 Great BritainSnetterton Ian Ashley #16 Vauxhall Cavalier 12
16 May 1993 Great BritainDonington Park Ian Ashley #16 Vauxhall Cavalier DNF
31 May 1993 Great BritainOulton Park Ian Ashley #16 Vauxhall Cavalier 9
13 Jun 1993 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) Ian Ashley #16 Vauxhall Cavalier 17
13 Jun 1993 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) Ian Ashley #16 Vauxhall Cavalier 13
27 Jun 1993 WalesPembrey Ian Ashley #16 Vauxhall Cavalier 13
11 Jul 1993 Great BritainSilverstone Ian Ashley #16 Vauxhall Cavalier 17
08 Aug 1993 Great BritainOulton Park Ian Ashley #16 Vauxhall Cavalier 17
22 Aug 1993 Great BritainBrands Hatch Ian Ashley #16 Vauxhall Cavalier 21
30 Aug 1993 Great BritainThruxton Ian Ashley #16 Vauxhall Cavalier DNF
12 Sep 1993 Great BritainDonington Park (1) Ian Ashley #16 Vauxhall Cavalier 15
12 Sep 1993 Great BritainDonington Park (2) Ian Ashley #16 Vauxhall Cavalier 9
19 Sep 1993 Great BritainSilverstone Ian Ashley #16 Vauxhall Cavalier 19
1993 TOCA Shootout
31 Oct 1993 Great BritainDonington Park Ian Ashley #16 Vauxhall Cavalier 7
1997 Formula Saloons Championship
27 Apr 1997 Great BritainMallory Park Andy Clarkin #38 Vauxhall Cavalier -
1997 BARC NW Sports Saloon Car Championship
01 Jun 1997 Great BritainCroft Andy Clarkin #38 Vauxhall Cavalier DNS
1997 Formula Saloons Championship
01 Jun 1997 Great BritainCroft Andy Clarkin #38 Vauxhall Cavalier 5
24 Aug 1997 ScotlandKnockhill Andy Clarkin #38 Vauxhall Cavalier 6
2000 Formula Saloon Championship
02 Apr 2000 Great BritainBrands Hatch Andy Clarkin #38 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi -
18 Jun 2000 Great BritainThruxton Andy Clarkin #38 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 5
2002 Formula Saloon Championship
25 May 2002 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) Jim Pocklington #55 Vauxhall Cavalier -
26 May 2002 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) Jim Pocklington #55 Vauxhall Cavalier -
22 Jun 2002 Great BritainOulton Park Jim Pocklington #55 Vauxhall Cavalier DNF
08 Sep 2002 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) Jim Pocklington #55 Vauxhall Cavalier 12
08 Sep 2002 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) Jim Pocklington #55 Vauxhall Cavalier DNF
2003 Formula Saloon Championship
21 Apr 2003 Great BritainSilverstone Jim Pocklington #55 Vauxhall Cavalier 10
10 May 2003 WalesPembrey (1) Jim Pocklington #55 Vauxhall Cavalier 10
11 May 2003 WalesPembrey (2) Jim Pocklington #55 Vauxhall Cavalier 7
24 May 2003 Great BritainCroft (1) Jim Pocklington #55 Vauxhall Cavalier DNF
25 May 2003 Great BritainCroft (2) Jim Pocklington #55 Vauxhall Cavalier DNS
12 Jul 2003 Great BritainSnetterton (1) Jim Pocklington #55 Vauxhall Cavalier DNF
13 Jul 2003 Great BritainSnetterton (2) Jim Pocklington #55 Vauxhall Cavalier DNS
31 Aug 2003 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) Jim Pocklington #55 Vauxhall Cavalier 12
31 Aug 2003 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) Jim Pocklington #55 Vauxhall Cavalier 10
05 Oct 2003 Great BritainDonington Park Jim Pocklington #55 Vauxhall Cavalier 7
2004 Super Touring Challenge
03 Jul 2004 Great BritainSnetterton (1) Jim Pocklington #89 Vauxhall Cavalier DNS
04 Jul 2004 Great BritainSnetterton (2) Jim Pocklington #89 Vauxhall Cavalier 7
04 Jul 2004 Great BritainSnetterton (3) Jim Pocklington #89 Vauxhall Cavalier 8
2009 David Leslie Memorial Trophy
25 Jul 2009 Great BritainSilverstone (1) Jim Pocklington #2 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 8
26 Jul 2009 Great BritainSilverstone (2) Jim Pocklington #2 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 9
2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed
31 Jul 2011 Great BritainGoodwood House Jim Pocklington #62 Vauxhall Cavalier 11
2012 Fujifilm Touring Car Trophy
21 Jul 2012 Great BritainSilverstone (1) Jim Pocklington #2 Vauxhall Cavalier 21
22 Jul 2012 Great BritainSilverstone (2) Jim Pocklington #2 Vauxhall Cavalier 16
2013 HSCC Super Touring Car Trophy
27 Jul 2013 Great BritainSilverstone (1) Jim Pocklington #2 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 14
28 Jul 2013 Great BritainSilverstone (2) Jim Pocklington #2 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi DNF
25 Aug 2013 Great BritainOulton Park (1) Kelvin Fletcher #12 Vauxhall Cavalier DNF
26 Aug 2013 Great BritainOulton Park (2) Jim Pocklington #12 Vauxhall Cavalier DNS