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Speedweek for Motormarques

The Geelong Speed Trials for 2016 were held on Richie Boulevard, bordering Corio Bay, Where the event has been held for 50 years from 1956 until 2016.

Each year the event has attracted a collection of rare and historic competition vehicles to race against the clock over the quarter mile sprint.

It has always included an impressive display of unique, rare. and sometimes priceless automobiles and motor cycles from all aspects and all eras of motor sport.

Geelong's Speedweek trials was one of the rare occasions in Australia where you could see such an array of awe inspiring vehicles in action, hear and smell their engines at full chat while experiencing the time-honoured but carnival atmosphere of classic sprinting.

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Saturday, 16 December 2006 15:44

Marcos - Origins and Early Years

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A Personal Account by John Sutton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             "The Wooden Wonder"                                                                                                                                                                                        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.
Saturday, 02 December 2006 21:08

Martin Stubbs at Sandown, November 2006

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  As you enter the gates to the pit area for this annual event, you walk into a kaleidoscope of colours, shapes and sounds, a rich array of different marques representing motorsport from the 20s through to a 2005 Westfield Clubman. Each year Historic Sandown seems to attract over 300 entries, not only past competitors but always a crop of new ones to avoid repetition and to keep stimulating public interest.
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.