Do you own, run, race, rally, restore, repair, or just plain love the Firenza, Sportshatch, Magnum, Viva or Chevette?
Interested in the Wayne Cherry prototypes; Silver Bullet, Black Magic and Silver Aero?
Need a four-branch for your HS, gaskets for your HPF, a body kit for your HSR; parts for repair, maintenance or restoration?
Do you know how to keep your HS cool, how to fit a Manta axle, or what gearboxes fit a Firenza?
What about Dealer Team Vauxhall, Old Nail, Bertha, Blydenstein and Gerry Marshall?
You need the DSG!
You're looking at the Yuku forum profile of the Droop Snoot Group, a British car club dedicated to Vauxhall's performance, race and rally cars of the 1970s; the High Performance 'Droopsnoot' Firenza, the Chevette HS and HSR 'homologation specials', the Sports Hatch, and the flat-front Firenza and Magnum. If you'd like to know more about the cars and the club, have a look around!
'We're building the classics of the future'
- Roy Cooke (Vauxhall Motors), 1973
Back in the 1970s, spurred on by the commercial success of the Viva HB GT and Blydenstein Racing's competition victories, Vauxhall produced an exclusive series of sports and Grand Touring cars based on the company's existing products.
First came the Firenza High Performance Coupe - the HPF, or Droopsnoot, after its pointed, Concorde-like nosecone; then the SportsHatch, the same nosecone grafted onto a Magnum estate; finally, when Vauxhall 's dealer team went rallying, the hairy-chested homologation specials, the twin-cam Chevette HS and HSR.
All these cars used the 2.3 litre version of Vauxhall's torquey 'Slant Four' engine, in single or twin cam, eight or sixteen valve forms.
The Droop Snoot Group was set up in 1980 to look after these cars; to promote and publicise them, to keep them on the road, but above all, to enjoy them.
Nearly thirty years later we're still doing that, as well as catering for their slant-four sisters, the flat-front Firenzas, Magnums and Vivas.