It may have been a bit wet, but there was nothing washed out about the Performance Vauxhall Show for fans of performance and modified Vauxhalls, which took place at Santa Pod.

The gloomy weather did nothing to put people off – over 2,000 cars were on display, with a huge number of club stands exhibiting a wide range of tweaked and tuned models from the Vauxhall and Opel stables, attracting nearly 10,000 visitors.

The latest in VXR-badged brilliance and the very best of old-school cool came out to play on the fastest all-asphalt quarter-mile strip in the world. A fantastic selection of static displays also entertained show-goers, with a hotly-contested ‘Show and Shine’ serving as one of the most popular attractions. The competition was strong, but the award went to the sensational Mk4 Astra Bertone Convertible of Mad Vauxhall Club member, James Pearson.

Elsewhere, the prestigious ‘Best Club Stand’ award was presented to the Mk5 Astra Club, while automotive apparel and car care product retailer, Wheel Whores, chose Jake Clarke’s Ferrari five-spoked Arden Blue Mk5 Astra VXR as the winner of the show’s ‘Best Wheels’ award.’

The amazing action and diversity of cars at the show meant that gloomy skies did nothing to deter, as Vauxhall fans flocked from around the country to what many of them regard as a must-attend event.

And this year was as lively as ever, with a thriving retail village and over 2,000 sensational cars on display. PVS goes from strength to strength, with a hugely loyal base of supporters that clearly love one of the UK’s most cherished car brands.