This is Brian Rich’s 1966 Vogue Mk IV. The vehicle was supplied new to Brian’s father and the keys were passed on in 1987. Apart from those components replaced under normal maintenance, a cosmetic respray in 1995, some tidying up in the engine bay and some re-chroming, the car is original, with a mileage of less than 54,000. A glimpse under the bonnet shows just how tidy it is. But no, that isn’t a tray from which to eat your picnic – it’s a heat shield to protect the carburetter from exhaust heat and reduce the possibility of vaporisation.
In addition to taking part in Road Runs and raising money for charity, the car appears at a number of local shows and events, where it attracts much attention because it is something different. The car has also takem part in a number of National Rallies.
The Vogue will stay in the family – son Nick also shares a keen interest.