We are so sorry to hear of the death of one of the nicer characters of motor sport, Tony Fall, former works rally driver, successful team manager, and lately managing director of Safety Devices. My acquaintance with Tony Fall was purely through working alongside him at the Historic Motor Sports Show at Stoneleigh over the past few years. He was very pleasant company and unfailingly courteous to the many fans who approached him at these events.
A veteran of many years of vastly differing Spring Silverstone meetings, I have been frozen, soaked and occasionally warmed my bones at this meeting. This year, in what has been perhaps the most lovely Spring in my memory, the weather did not disappoint, it was better than most mid-summer events and with a very good turn out of machinery and most of the top historic drivers being present, it was an excellent meeting.
Towards the end of 1959 a chance meeting between Jem Marsh and Frank Costin resulted in the formation of the Monocoque Body and Chassis Company Limited which subsequently became Marcos Cars. The name Marcos was an amalgamation of Marsh and Costin and has no connection with the deposed dictator of the same name or his wife Emelda of the shoes.
Every year vintageants in the U.K., flock to Prescott in their thousands. Why? Possibly because the array of both competitors and spectators cars are of a quality and variety unmatched at any other venue. The venue is perhaps the most attractive regular motorsport course in the country and the timing means that it can be a family occasion. With a huge camping area within yards of the course, families can park their cars by their tents/caravans and barbeque in congenial company over the weekend. You can tell by the expression on the face of ex-President Peter Glover just how much he enjoys it.