Making my Marque — A Celebration of 50 Years of Marcos Cars

Making my Marque — A Celebration of 50 Years of Marcos Cars
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by Jem Marsh This book, with over 300 photographs, most of them previously unseen,... mehr
Making my Marque — A Celebration of 50 Years of Marcos Cars

by Jem Marsh

This book, with over 300 photographs, most of them previously unseen, provides a colourful journey through adversity, excitement and ingenuity in a business world normally dominated by large corporations.

It is the story of a unique car and the personalities who created it. Chief amongst these is Jem Marsh, whose skill, vision and determination - not to mention a fair amount of sheer bloody-mindedness - produced a series of elegant, innovative and distinctive sportscars that turned heads around the world.

Jem takes us from his early Austin 7 Specials right through to international racing success at Le Mans. This is a very personal and candid tour, in Jem's own words, of a lifetime spent creating stunning cars that always stood out from the crowd.

It is a tale of how a marque was born, manufactured, owned and raced over 50 years and when the chips were down, how it was kept alive by the determination of one man's instinct to survive.

The Marcos has become a legend amongst sportscars and, after reading this book, you might well want to go out and buy one, race one or just admire one and celebrate the enduring mark it made on the motoring world.

Contents:

  • Formative Years
  • Early Days
  • Creation of Speedex
  • Marcos GT
  • Fibreglass Gullwing
  • Fibreglass Fastback
  • Pastures New
  • Marcos 1800
  • Mini Marcos
  • W90-95
  • XP Mantis
  • Development Days
  • Mantis 2+2
  • Arrival of the Rover V8
  • Jem's Racing Memories
  • Marketing the Marque
  • Martina
  • Mantara
  • Mantis
  • BRDC GT Championship
  • First Time at Le Mans
  • Le Mans 1995
  • Mantis Challenge
  • Racing on ...
  • Last Lap

Buch, Hardcover, 30,5 x 24,5 cm, 203 Seiten, über 300 farbige Abbildungen, englischer Text