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48th Standard International Rally

Report on the 60th Anniversary of the Vanguard

Ian Leggett and the Chairman, Peter Lockley, left,  celebrate with a glass of bubbly

SUNDAY 1st JULY 2007

This year is the 60th Anniversary of the introduction of the Vanguard in 1947. The Club decided to incorporate the celebration of this event with this year's International Rally and the festivities took place on Sunday lunchtime, starting at 1.30pm

Pete Foster read a detailed description of the development, design and the  the changes during the life of the Vanguard family of cars. I hope to publish this tribute here shortly. In difficult windy conditions the help of Steve O'Hara was needed to hold the script. While this was going on, 18 litres of bubbly was dispensed to the members in readiness for a toast to the SMC. As the speech ended, a presentation was made to Michael Joy for his services to Vanguards and their owners and this was followed by the cutting of 3 specially made cakes, a Vanguard 1, a 2 and a 3, with the compliments of Mark Denton.


Many of the superb selection of Vanguards that were present are pictured here. You can click on any of the thumbnails to see an enlargement. Note that all thumbnails and enlargements are digitally compressed so if you would like a printable version please contact the webmaster directly.

Below: Free drinks for everyone!

Report by Ian Leggett

Photos by Conan Lewis and Phil Homer

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