Marcos 3000GT

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Marcos GT
Manufactured: 1969-72
Engine: Ford V6 3000cc
Configuration: front engine, rear-wheel drive
Driver: Andy Fraser
Class: Modified Sports Cars over 2000cc
Date taken: May 1975 at Main Straight, Croft
The Marcos company had many ups and downs during the 70s but still remained successful in motor sport. This particular car was very fast and is thought to be the same car, below, later raced by Jonathan Palmers which still exists in a much modified form.
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Marcos GT
Manufactured: 1969-72
Engine: Ford V6 3000cc
Configuration: front engine, rear-wheel drive
Driver: Jonathan Palmer
Class: Modified Sports Cars over 2000cc
Date taken: June 1977 at Main Straight, Croft
Jonathan Palmer started his student career as an Engineer but later transferred to Medicine, later qualifying as a Doctor. In 1975, on a student grant, he undertook a course at the Brands Hatch Racing School, qualifying with one of the highest score obtained there. He took up racing later that year in a Frogeye Sprite. He managed 1 win that year. More successful was the ex-Andy Frazer Marcos GT -seen here- raced during the í76-7 seasons, with 27 wins and the 1977 BARC Modsports Championship falling to him. (this car is still racing today but much changed from the 1970ís version). His single seater career started in 1978 when he was given a semi-works drive in a Formula Ford Hawke. A second season in Formula Ford, this time in the works Van Diemen RF79 saw more success with 3rd places in the BARC and BRSCC championships. His move to Formula 3 in a Ralt RT3 eventually led to Formula 1, where he drove for Tyrell when they won the constructors championship in 1987, and he won the Driverís Cup. He is now better known as a television commentator and for devising the innovative Formula Palmer Audi Championships for up-and-coming drivers.
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