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Griffin Trust

The Griffin Trust has a wide variety of vehicles under its care. Some are fully restored and ready for display, others are currently in the process of restoration.

The story commenced in 1980, when David Beckett, a Vauxhall employee, organised a small collection of transport exhibits for an family day at Vauxhall Motors Sports and Social Club. Following the success of this display, a further larger display of vehicles was organised at Speke Airshow in 1983. Experience gained at these shows prompted the idea for a much more unique show on a grander scale to be held on the Vauxhall Motors showground, adjacent to the Ellesmere Port plant. It was at this point that Christine Thomas, Peter Mathews, Peter Watson and numerous other enthusiasts joined the team. The first ‘Wheels’ show was held in 1986 after two years of planning and was very much a ‘learn as you go’ operation. But with a lot of in house assistance from Vauxhall Motors, success was achieved and proved the need for such an attraction in this area. Following this a further show was organised in 1988 and thereafter became a popular bi-annual transport extravaganza . Success with these shows revealed a need for storage facilities for exhibits and show equipment and a base to operate from, the ‘kitchen table’ no longer being suitable for such purposes.


Opening Times : The Hooton Park site is not Open regularly to members of the public - only on events and Open days.
The Hangars
South Road
Hooton Park Airfield
Ellesmere Port
CH65 1BQ

Contact Details
0151 327 4701

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