15th December 2019
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Rare Vauxhall wins top award at major event

A classic car enthusiast has finished restoring his beloved pocket rocket – which has been judged as best on show at a major classic motor show.

Quarff resident Trevor Morris is the proud owner of a super rare Vauxhall Chevette HSR, a rally-bred hatchback from the 1970s and 80s.

The 64-year-old has just returned from a major Vauxhall event at Market Harborough where the beefy-engined Chevette picked up two prizes.

The car impressed the judges so much they crowned it as “best HSR” at the Vauxhall/Bedford Ownership Association event, which was held in the Leicestershire town.

Mr Morris was pleased enough with that but was staggered when the rapid machine was also named best car on the day.

He said he was delighted to have gone home with the John Everly Memorial Award, which goes to the best car in the club.

“I was shocked to get that one,” he said, pointing to the best HSR award, “and I was really chuffed to get that one,” he added, clearly with a nod to the memorial prize.

“Coming up and going down the road, people were giving thumbs up and tooting horns,” he said. “Stopping at service stations, I had truck drivers coming round and asking about the car.”

• See this week’s Shetland Times for full story.

About Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor has worked as a reporter since 1995, and has been at The Shetland Times since 2007, covering a wide variety of news topics. Before then he reported for other newspapers in the Highlands, where he was raised, and in Fife, where he began his career with DC Thomson. He also has experience in broadcast journalism with Grampian Television. He has lived in Shetland since 2002, where he harbours an unhealthy interest in old cars and motorbikes.

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