Make
Vauxhall
Model
Vauxhall Cavalier / Opel Vectra A
Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Chassis No
010
Built By
Ecurie Ecosse (RML)
Date Built
1993
Current Status
History
Build by RML / Ecurie Ecosse in 1993 and used by David Leslie to win the Thruxton round on the British Touring Car Championship and the end of season TOCA Shootout.

Brought by Nigel Smith and run in the 1994 British Touring Car Championship in HMSO livery.

For 1995 the car was extensively upgraded with 1994-spec suspension and many 1995-spec part, and again run in the BTCC. The old suspension parts were later re-used in Joe Wagner's Spa 24hrs car.

The following year saw Nigel Smith race the car at selected rounds of the North American and Swedish championships.

In 2002 the car was raced in the Norwegian Touring Car Championship by Bjørn-Andrea Tvedt.

The car then spend a period of time in Denmark in the hands of Alf Magne Sørensen.

In 2008 the car was acquired by a Norwegian buyer having been stored outside for some time. Over the next few years the car was stripped and rebuilt, and painting in later1995 BTCC livery.

Returned to the UK in 2014. Rebuilt back to 1993 Ecurie Ecosse livery, it returned to the track for the GRRC 74th Members Meeting at Goodwood in March 2016
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Pictures
David Leslie, Silverstone 1993 David Lesie Nigel Smith @ Brands Hatch, 1994 Bjørn-Andrea Tvedt @ Rudskogen, Aug 2002 Super Touring Magazine, Oct 95 Chassis Plate Nigel Smith @ Brands Hatch, Jun 1995 Nigel Smith, Mid Ohio 1996
Race History
Vauxhall
#79 Vauxhall Cavalier
Team: Ecurie Ecosse Vauxhall
Great BritainDavid Leslie
Vauxhall
#79 Vauxhall Cavalier
Team: Ecurie Ecosse Vauxhall
Great BritainDavid Leslie
Vauxhall
#25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V
Team: Team HMSO Cavalier
Great BritainNigel Smith
Vauxhall
#25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi
Team: Team HMSO
Great BritainNigel Smith
Vauxhall
#25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V
Team: Team HSMO
Great BritainNigel Smith
Vauxhall
#25 Vauxhall Cavalier
Team: Team Schemes Racing
Great BritainNigel Smith
Vauxhall
#25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi
Team: Bohlin Racing
Great BritainNigel Smith
Opel
#6 Opel Vectra
SwedenTord Linnerud
Opel
#28 Opel Vectra
SwedenTord Linnerud
Opel
#30 Opel Vectra
SwedenTord Linnerud
Opel
#30 Opel Vectra
SwedenTord Linnerud
Opel
#36 Opel Vectra GT
Team: Tord Linnerud
SwedenTord Linnerud
Opel
#29 Opel Vectra
SwedenTord Linnerud
Opel
#2 Opel Vectra 16V
SwedenTord Linnerud
Opel
#27 Opel Vectra 16V
Team: Tord Linnerud
SwedenTord Linnerud
Opel
#2 Opel Vectra GT
Team: BAT Racing
NorwayBjørn-Andrea Tvedt
Opel
#102 Opel Vectra
NorwayAlf Magne Sørensen
Vauxhall
Vauxhall Cavalier GSi
Team: Ecurie Ecosse
Great BritainAlasdair McCaig
Race Results
Date Venue Driver Vehicle Pos
1993 British Touring Car Championship
28 Mar 1993 Great BritainSilverstone David Leslie #79 Vauxhall Cavalier DNF
12 Apr 1993 Great BritainDonington Park David Leslie #79 Vauxhall Cavalier DNF
03 May 1993 Great BritainSnetterton David Leslie #79 Vauxhall Cavalier 3
16 May 1993 Great BritainDonington Park David Leslie #79 Vauxhall Cavalier 8
31 May 1993 Great BritainOulton Park David Leslie #79 Vauxhall Cavalier DNF
13 Jun 1993 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) David Leslie #79 Vauxhall Cavalier 18
13 Jun 1993 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) David Leslie #79 Vauxhall Cavalier 6
27 Jun 1993 WalesPembrey David Leslie #79 Vauxhall Cavalier DNF
11 Jul 1993 Great BritainSilverstone David Leslie #79 Vauxhall Cavalier 5
25 Jul 1993 ScotlandKnockhill (1) David Leslie #79 Vauxhall Cavalier 9
25 Jul 1993 ScotlandKnockhill (2) David Leslie #79 Vauxhall Cavalier 7
08 Aug 1993 Great BritainOulton Park David Leslie #79 Vauxhall Cavalier 7
22 Aug 1993 Great BritainBrands Hatch David Leslie #79 Vauxhall Cavalier 13
30 Aug 1993 Great BritainThruxton David Leslie #79 Vauxhall Cavalier 1
12 Sep 1993 Great BritainDonington Park (1) David Leslie #79 Vauxhall Cavalier 4
12 Sep 1993 Great BritainDonington Park (2) David Leslie #79 Vauxhall Cavalier 8
19 Sep 1993 Great BritainSilverstone David Leslie #79 Vauxhall Cavalier 4
1993 TOCA Shootout
31 Oct 1993 Great BritainDonington Park David Leslie #79 Vauxhall Cavalier 1
1994 British Touring Car Championship
04 Apr 1994 Great BritainThruxton Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V 18
17 Apr 1994 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V 13
17 Apr 1994 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V 14
02 May 1994 Great BritainSnetterton Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V 15
15 May 1994 Great BritainSilverstone (1) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V 20
15 May 1994 Great BritainSilverstone (2) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V DNF
30 May 1994 Great BritainOulton Park Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V 16
12 Jun 1994 Great BritainDonington Park (1) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V 20
12 Jun 1994 Great BritainDonington Park (2) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V 18
24 Jun 1994 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V 16
24 Jun 1994 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V 20
10 Jul 1994 Great BritainSilverstone Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V 13
31 Jul 1994 ScotlandKnockhill (1) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V DNF
31 Jul 1994 ScotlandKnockhill (2) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V 17
14 Aug 1994 Great BritainOulton Park Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V 17
29 Aug 1994 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V 19
29 Aug 1994 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V 10
11 Sep 1994 Great BritainSilverstone (1) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V 17
11 Sep 1994 Great BritainSilverstone (2) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V 16
18 Sep 1994 Great BritainDonington Park (1) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V 23
18 Sep 1994 Great BritainDonington Park (2) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 16V 20
1994 TOCA Shootout
16 Oct 1994 Great BritainDonington Park Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi DNF
1995 British Touring Car Championship
02 Apr 1995 Great BritainDonington Park (1) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 16
02 Apr 1995 Great BritainDonington Park (2) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 16
17 Apr 1995 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 18
17 Apr 1995 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 16
08 May 1995 Great BritainThruxton (1) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 11
08 May 1995 Great BritainThruxton (2) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 14
14 May 1995 Great BritainSilverstone (1) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V DNF
14 May 1995 Great BritainSilverstone (2) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V DNF
29 May 1995 Great BritainOulton Park (1) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 12
29 May 1995 Great BritainOulton Park (2) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 16
11 Jun 1995 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 16
11 Jun 1995 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 17
25 Jun 1995 Great BritainDonington Park (1) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 16
25 Jun 1995 Great BritainDonington Park (2) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V DNF
16 Jul 1995 Great BritainSilverstone Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V DNF
30 Jul 1995 ScotlandKnockhill (1) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 12
30 Jul 1995 ScotlandKnockhill (2) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 18
13 Aug 1995 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 16
13 Aug 1995 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 16
28 Aug 1995 Great BritainSnetterton (1) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 17
28 Aug 1995 Great BritainSnetterton (2) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 15
10 Sep 1995 Great BritainOulton Park (1) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 14
10 Sep 1995 Great BritainOulton Park (2) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V 14
24 Sep 1995 Great BritainSilverstone (1) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V DNF
24 Sep 1995 Great BritainSilverstone (2) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 16V DNS
1996 Swedish Touring Car Championship
11 May 1996 SwedenMantorp Park (1) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 2
12 May 1996 SwedenMantorp Park (2) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi 2
08 Jun 1996 SwedenKarlskoga Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier GSi DNS
1996 North American Touring Car Championship
13 Jul 1996 CanadaToronto (1) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier DNF
13 Jul 1996 CanadaToronto (2) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier DNS
10 Aug 1996 USAMid Ohio (1) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier DNF
10 Aug 1996 USAMid Ohio (2) Nigel Smith #25 Vauxhall Cavalier 9
1997 Norwegian Touring Car Championship
29 Jun 1997 NorwayMo i Rana Tord Linnerud #6 Opel Vectra 2
24 Aug 1997 NorwayRudskogen Tord Linnerud #6 Opel Vectra -
1997 RAC Tourist Trophy
19 Oct 1997 Great BritainDonington Park (1) Tord Linnerud #28 Opel Vectra DNF
19 Oct 1997 Great BritainDonington Park (2) Tord Linnerud #28 Opel Vectra DNF
19 Oct 1997 Great BritainDonington Park (3) Tord Linnerud #28 Opel Vectra DNS
1998 Swedish Touring Car Championship
10 May 1998 SwedenMantorp Park (1) Tord Linnerud #36 Opel Vectra GT DNS
10 May 1998 SwedenMantorp Park (2) Tord Linnerud #36 Opel Vectra GT DNS
1998 Special Saloon
24 May 1998 NorwayVåler (1) Tord Linnerud #30 Opel Vectra 1
24 May 1998 NorwayVåler (2) Tord Linnerud #30 Opel Vectra 1
1998 Norwegian Touring Car Championship
19 Sep 1998 NorwayVåler Tord Linnerud #30 Opel Vectra 1
19 Sep 1998 NorwayVåler Tord Linnerud #30 Opel Vectra 1
1998 Swedish Touring Car Championship
27 Sep 1998 SwedenMantorp Park (1) Tord Linnerud #36 Opel Vectra GT 11
27 Sep 1998 SwedenMantorp Park (2) Tord Linnerud #36 Opel Vectra GT DNF
1999 Swedish Touring Car Championship
25 Apr 1999 SwedenMantorp Park (1) Tord Linnerud #29 Opel Vectra 13
25 Apr 1999 SwedenMantorp Park (2) Tord Linnerud #29 Opel Vectra 11
15 May 1999 SwedenKnutstorp (1) Tord Linnerud #29 Opel Vectra 17
15 May 1999 SwedenKnutstorp (2) Tord Linnerud #29 Opel Vectra 18
30 May 1999 SwedenKarlskoga (1) Tord Linnerud #29 Opel Vectra 15
30 May 1999 SwedenKarlskoga (2) Tord Linnerud #29 Opel Vectra 7
20 Jun 1999 SwedenAnderstorp (1) Tord Linnerud #29 Opel Vectra 11
20 Jun 1999 SwedenAnderstorp (2) Tord Linnerud #29 Opel Vectra 6
18 Jul 1999 SwedenFalkenberg (1) Tord Linnerud #29 Opel Vectra DNF
18 Jul 1999 SwedenFalkenberg (2) Tord Linnerud #29 Opel Vectra 12
01 Aug 1999 SwedenAnderstorp (1) Tord Linnerud #29 Opel Vectra DNS
01 Aug 1999 SwedenAnderstorp (2) Tord Linnerud #29 Opel Vectra 13
15 Aug 1999 NorwayMo I Rana (1) Tord Linnerud #29 Opel Vectra 11
15 Aug 1999 NorwayMo I Rana (2) Tord Linnerud #29 Opel Vectra 11
29 Aug 1999 SwedenMantorp Park (1) Tord Linnerud #29 Opel Vectra 8
29 Aug 1999 SwedenMantorp Park (2) Tord Linnerud #29 Opel Vectra 6
2000 Oslo Racing Festival
02 Jul 2000 NorwayOslo (1) Tord Linnerud #2 Opel Vectra 16V 2
02 Jul 2000 NorwayOslo (2) Tord Linnerud #2 Opel Vectra 16V 11
2000 Swedish Touring Car Championship
30 Jul 2000 SwedenAnderstorp (1) Tord Linnerud #27 Opel Vectra 16V 13
30 Jul 2000 SwedenAnderstorp (2) Tord Linnerud #27 Opel Vectra 16V DNF
13 Aug 2000 NorwayMo I Rana (1) Tord Linnerud #27 Opel Vectra 16V 9
13 Aug 2000 NorwayMo I Rana (2) Tord Linnerud #27 Opel Vectra 16V 6
2002 Norwegian Touring Car Championship
12 May 2002 NorwayVåler (1) Bjørn-Andrea Tvedt #2 Opel Vectra GT 4
12 May 2002 NorwayVåler (2) Bjørn-Andrea Tvedt #2 Opel Vectra GT DNF
30 Jun 2002 SwedenKinnekulle (1) Bjørn-Andrea Tvedt #2 Opel Vectra GT 4
30 Jun 2002 SwedenKinnekulle (2) Bjørn-Andrea Tvedt #2 Opel Vectra GT DNF
11 Aug 2002 NorwayMo I Rana (1) Bjørn-Andrea Tvedt #2 Opel Vectra GT 6
11 Aug 2002 NorwayMo I Rana (2) Bjørn-Andrea Tvedt #2 Opel Vectra GT 3
25 Aug 2002 NorwayRudskogen (1) Bjørn-Andrea Tvedt #2 Opel Vectra GT 3
25 Aug 2002 NorwayRudskogen (2) Bjørn-Andrea Tvedt #2 Opel Vectra GT 2
15 Sep 2002 NorwayVåler (1) Bjørn-Andrea Tvedt #2 Opel Vectra GT 7
15 Sep 2002 NorwayVåler (2) Bjørn-Andrea Tvedt #2 Opel Vectra GT 5
2005 SLC Racing Series (GT)
30 Apr 2005 SwedenMantorp Park (1) Alf Magne Sørensen #102 Opel Vectra DNF
30 Apr 2005 SwedenMantorp Park (2) Alf Magne Sørensen #102 Opel Vectra 5