Make Vauxhall
Model Vauxhall / Opel Vectra B
Drive Front Wheel Drive
Chassis No V97-001
Built By Triple Eight Engineering
Date Built 1997
Current Status RACING

History

First of the Triple Eight Engineering designed and built Vectras, making it's race debut at at the Knockhill round of the 1997 British Touring Car Championship in the hands of John Cleland.

The car would also be used later that year at the RAC Tourist Trophy.

In October 1997 the car was used in the Bathurst 1000 where it was driven by Derek Warwick and Peter Brock. During testing Brock lost control at 160mph and rolled the car doing major damage. After extensive repairs the car was able to qualify 4th, and eventually finished the race some laps down in 6th following a drive-shaft failure.

Updated to 1998 spec it was sold to Opel Sweden along with V97-002 where it was used by Jan Brunstedt in the 1998 and 1999 Swedish Touring Car Championship.

In 2002 and 2003 it was used in the Norwegian Touring Car Championship by privateer driver Per H Skjolden.

In March 2005 both V97-001 and V97-002 were purchased by Alex Schooledge and used at selected round of the Dunlop Motorsports News series and BRSCC LMA Euro Saloon & Sports Car Championship.

The car was rebuilt by Outpace Racing and liveried in '98 Bathurst 1000 colours, and would appear at the 2012 Silverstone Classic being shared by Alex Schooledge and Simon Dickinson.

In early 2013 the car was purchased by John Cleland, with a view to racing at selected HSCC Super Touring Car Trophy events.

Pictures

Alex Schooledge @ Snetterton, Oct 2007 V97-001 chassis plate John Cleland - Brands Hatch, Jul 2013 Alex Schooledge @ Silverstone, Jul 2008 John Cleland, Donington Park, May 2015 John Cleland - Brands Hatch, Jul 2013 John Cleland - Thruxton, Apr 2014 Alex Schooledge @ Silverstone, Jul 2009

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Race Results

Date Venue Driver Vehicle Pos
1997 British Touring Car Championship
03 Aug 1997 ScotlandKnockhill (1) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 10
03 Aug 1997 ScotlandKnockhill (2) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 6
10 Aug 1997 Great BritainSnetterton (1) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 7
10 Aug 1997 Great BritainSnetterton (2) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 16
25 Aug 1997 Great BritainThruxton (1) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 19
25 Aug 1997 Great BritainThruxton (2) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 11
06 Sep 1997 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 13
06 Sep 1997 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 12
21 Sep 1997 Great BritainSilverstone (1) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 12
21 Sep 1997 Great BritainSilverstone (2) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 11
1997 Bathurst 1000
05 Oct 1997 AustraliaMount Panorama Brock / Warwick #5 Vauxhall Vectra 6
2007 BRSCC Euro Saloon & Sports Car Championship
13 Oct 2007 Great BritainSnetterton (1) Alex Schooledge #98 Vauxhall Vectra 11
13 Oct 2007 Great BritainSnetterton (2) Alex Schooledge #98 Vauxhall Vectra 9
2008 BRSCC Euro Saloon & Sports Car Championship
30 Mar 2008 Great BritainSnetterton (1) Alex Schooledge #98 Vauxhall Vectra 11
30 Mar 2008 Great BritainSnetterton (2) Alex Schooledge #98 Vauxhall Vectra DNF
09 Aug 2008 Great BritainSilverstone (1) Alex Schooledge #98 Vauxhall Vectra DNF
10 Aug 2008 Great BritainSilverstone (2) Alex Schooledge #98 Vauxhall Vectra 16
24 Aug 2008 Great BritainSnetterton Alex Schooledge #98 Vauxhall Vectra 9
2009 David Leslie Memorial Trophy
25 Jul 2009 Great BritainSilverstone (1) Alex Schooledge #6 Vauxhall Vectra 23
26 Jul 2009 Great BritainSilverstone (2) Alex Schooledge #6 Vauxhall Vectra DNS
2012 Fujifilm Touring Car Trophy
21 Jul 2012 Great BritainSilverstone (1) Simon Dickinson #8 Vauxhall Vectra DNF
22 Jul 2012 Great BritainSilverstone (2) Simon Dickinson #8 Vauxhall Vectra DNF
2013 HSCC Super Touring Car Trophy
13 Jul 2013 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra DNF
14 Jul 2013 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 3
25 Aug 2013 Great BritainOulton Park (1) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 3
26 Aug 2013 Great BritainOulton Park (2) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra DNF
2014 HSCC Super Touring Car Championship
19 Apr 2014 Great BritainThruxton (1) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 1
20 Apr 2014 Great BritainThruxton (2) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 3
07 Jun 2014 Great BritainOulton Park (1) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 2
08 Jun 2014 Great BritainOulton Park (2) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 2
26 Jul 2014 Great BritainSilverstone (1) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 3
27 Jul 2014 Great BritainSilverstone (2) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 4
24 Aug 2014 Great BritainOulton Park (1) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 2
25 Aug 2014 Great BritainOulton Park (2) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 1
2015 HSCC Super Touring Challenge
03 May 2015 Great BritainDonington Park (1) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 15
04 May 2015 Great BritainDonington Park (2) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra DNF
24 May 2015 Great BritainBrands Hatch John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra -
25 May 2015 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 3
25 May 2015 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 2
25 Jul 2015 Great BritainSilverstone (1) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 13
26 Jul 2015 Great BritainSilverstone (2) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra DNS
05 Sep 2015 Great BritainRockingham (1) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 2
06 Sep 2015 Great BritainRockingham (2) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 2
2016 HSCC Super Touring Challenge
28 Aug 2016 Great BritainOulton Park (1) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 2
29 Aug 2016 Great BritainOulton Park (2) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 12
10 Sep 2016 ScotlandKnockhill (1) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra DNS
11 Sep 2016 ScotlandKnockhill (2) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra DNF
2017 HSCC Super Touring Car Challenge
03 Jun 2017 ScotlandKnockhill (1) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 4
04 Jun 2017 ScotlandKnockhill (2) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 3
01 Jul 2017 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 2
02 Jul 2017 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 2
2018 HSCC Super Touring Car Challenge
05 May 2018 Great BritainDonington Park (1) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 2
06 May 2018 Great BritainDonington Park (2) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 2
21 Jul 2018 Great BritainSilverstone (1) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 5
22 Jul 2018 Great BritainSilverstone (2) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 3
04 Aug 2018 ScotlandKnockhill (1) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 1
05 Aug 2018 ScotlandKnockhill (2) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 1
26 Aug 2018 Great BritainOulton Park (1) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 1
27 Aug 2018 Great BritainOulton Park (2) John Cleland #98 Vauxhall Vectra 1