European Desk

European Desk 101

Wednesday, 16 February 2022 15:44

Marcos - The Wooden Wonder - Origins and Early Years

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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.
Monday, 30 October 2006 17:12

Prescott - The Vintage Sports Car Club’s Hillclimb Meeting - August 2006

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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.
Tuesday, 22 August 2006 06:36

The Vintage Sports Car Club Bob Gerard Memorial Trophy Meeting at Mallory Park, Leicestershire

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Text & Photos by Carol Corliss                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This privately owned gem of a circuit nestling in the Leicestershire countryside prides itself on the term “The Friendly Circuit”.   This is not a fancyful claim, the set up of the staff and personnel staffing it make a visit there a pleasant taste of what racing was like right up into the early sixties in the U.K.  Most of the staff are long serving, a good example is Gwen who has been a cheerful presence in the cafeteria for over 25 years. 
Wednesday, 02 August 2006 14:03

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2006

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Text & Photographs by Carol Corliss                                                                                              This weekend of personalities, spectacle and superb machinery with a stately home thrown in is far too action packed to attempt a full coverage of every aspect of this great motoring weekend.  Instead, I have given the reader a flavour of what it is all about with biopics of items of interest, especially aimed at those of you who are in other parts of the world and may not have the opportunity to attend. The Earl of March, of Goodwood House is a true motoring enthusiast who happens to have the raw material at hand to lay on this world class event.