It is with sadness that we received the news that Adrian Brien, a valued member of the industry, passed away in early February.
With Adrian Brien Ford, he established one of Adelaide’s oldest and most respected Ford dealerships, located in St Marys since 1971. Starting off with Ford only, he later took on further franchises including Honda, Hyundai, Jeep and Chrysler.
For more than 25 years, Adrian was a long-time member of the Ford National Dealer Council (FNDC) and also chaired the organisation for several years. At the time, he was the longest serving Chairman on the FNDC in the world.
He and his fellow Ford Dealers represented the brand during its vintage years, including the years when Ford gained market leadership from General Motors Holden in the early 1980s.
Adrian will be missed. Our thoughts are with his wife Therese, son Marc and his three daughters, Julie, Andrea, and Lisa.