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#1 HEROS

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 14:42

I have seen in 1977, during Paul Ricard 500 kms, a little car whose name was Vogue SP2,
driven by John Morrison & Richard Jenvey. It seems that Vogue was an artisanal make like Daren, Huron, ...

Have you some informations about Vogue ?

Thank you

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#2 Mallory Dan

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 15:02

HEROS, the Vogue was a one-off Britich 2-litre Group 6 car, built in about 1974-75, by Lester Ray, who was I think later involved in the Harrier or Ceekar C2 cars. From memory it was quite a nice car, though not on the pace of the quicker Lolas/Chevrons of the time.

John Morrison regularly posts on 10/10ths, you may be able to glean more info on the car there. I wonder why the car has cropped up now ??

#3 RTH

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Posted 27 January 2004 - 20:29

As usual Dan you are quite accurate, the Vogue was owned and raced by Orpington Dentist Dave Mercer for a number of years late 70's/80's

#4 Jeremy Jackson

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Posted 27 January 2004 - 22:09

More recently, it was raced in AT&T / Istel colours in 1991 Supersports events by Richard Dodkins, but not sure where it is now

#5 arttidesco

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:21

Looking for something else just now I stumbled across this on the Vogue which maybe of some interest.

#6 alansart

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:29

The Vogue undressed at Silverstone in 1975.

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#7 arttidesco

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:33

I never managed to get any pics of the Vogue with or without it's bodywork :up:

racingsportscars suggests the Vogue chassis had Chevron origins can anyone verify this, and if so what Chevron type would we be talking about ?

#8 Spaceframe

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:52

I never managed to get any pics of the Vogue with or without it's bodywork :up:

racingsportscars suggests the Vogue chassis had Chevron origins can anyone verify this, and if so what Chevron type would we be talking about ?

There is a picture of the Vogue in action here:

http://www.dlg.speed.../autos/5274.php

Edit: A Google search for Vogue SP2 "Lester Ray" brought another picture:

http://www.google.dk...2...mVBA&zoom=1

Edited by Spaceframe, 08 June 2012 - 12:04.


#9 Allen Brown

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:46

The above link describes the Chevron link, such as it is.

http://www.localhist...ars/Ceekar2.htm

#10 r.atlos

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 22:22

You may have noticed that SP2 has a Brixner body work.

#11 Ted Walker

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:16

Its alive and well and living in a garage on the outskirts of Bristol.

#12 arttidesco

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 12:42

You may have noticed that SP2 has a Brixner body work.


I hadn't but I see the similarities between the original nose and cockpit surround albeit now RHD.

#13 r.atlos

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 22:34

I am just talking about the GRP body, Ralph, and it has been appropriately widened at the rear to go onto the Vogue SP2. It served a lot in those days for "modernising" local sport racers over here.

#14 arttidesco

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 18:16

Apologies Lutz my wires got crossed, when I saw this photo of a Brixner I saw the similarities with the original version of the Vogue :drunk:

Do you have any pix of a Brixner where the tail looks like the SP2 ?

#15 r.atlos

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 22:02

Unfortunately not, Ralph, as the rear was widened compared with the std Brixner body. But if you're a GRP man that's the easiest excercise you could imagine.

#16 arttidesco

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 23:48

But if you're a GRP man that's the easiest excercise you could imagine.


Once put a patch of a glass fiber sailing boat but I suspect that is not quite the same :wave:


#17 arttidesco

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 15:27

I've had a message from Richard Jenvey which clarifies some details about the Vogue chassis and body work on this thread :-

"I looked at your links to the Vogue and see that it was thought to use Brixner bodywork. Not so: The first was designed and made by Derek Mathews using a buck that he made himself, whilst the second was designed by me and made by Fred and myself in my garage. Fred had just finished a building contract which resulted in a stock of spare doors, so the sides of the mould consisted of two hardboard doors and resulted in the somewhat slab-sided look of the body. The chassis was originally Gropa – itself based on the Chevron B8 – but much modified first by Gropa, then for the DM6/SP1 and again for the SP2. "

My thanks to Richard.