Articles tagged Dennis Adams

Page 33 of August 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, August 1969

Impressions of the Marcos 3-Litre

When the Marcos two-seater coupé first appeared nearly five years ago I thought it was one of the best looking cars this country had produced, and today it has lost none of its appeal. It was designed by Dennis and Peter Adams for Marcos Cars Ltd. and demonstrated to other small production specialist car manufacturers that there was no need to rush off to Italy and the Turin Motor Show to achieve...

Page 38 of April 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, April 2008

Memories of Marcos

Sir, I particularly enjoyed Richard Heseltine’s feature on Marcos cars in your February edition as it brought back happy memories for me. As a 20-year-old art student at Loughborough Training College I wrote a design study of the Marcos 1800GT which had so impressed me at the 1964 Racing Car Show at Olympia. This successfully combined my interest in the use of wood in car production and my...

Page 14 of March 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, March 1969

We Must Progress

There are people who say they do not want progress, but they are only fooling themselves, for without progress no-one would have invented the wheel, Otto would not have designed his 4-stroke engine cycle, John Boyd Dunlop would not have invented the pneumatic tyre and we would not be enjoying motoring today. What these people mean when they say they don't want progress is that, they want progress...

Page 52 of September 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, September 1995

Marcos

Marcos — The story of a Great British sports car, by David Barber. Cedar Publishing Limited, Newnham-on-Severn, Glos, £19.95. 'Overtaking the hard way' was one of Rodeo Rod's early accomplishments. It involved driving a 750 Special right over the top of a Ford V8 Pilot within the confines of an arena, and if any of the amused fairground spectators happened to go to Silverstone the next weekend,...

Page 52 of September 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, September 2010

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010

It’s one of the great events of the year,” said Sir Jackie Stewart after driving Jim Clark’s Indy 500-winning Lotus 38 up Goodwood’s hill. “Lord March and his team put together such an incredible event and, most importantly, the public love it. When you see cars like the 38 you just have to hold your breath.” If JYS has to hold his breath for a car, you know you’re witnessing something special....

Page 122 of February 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 122, February 2008

Marcos

Although an instant success on the track, the Marcos had a far from trouble-free upbringing By Richard Heseltine / Photography by Howard Simmons As bad an idea as it so often is to judge a book by its cover, with the Marcos coupé, it’s hard to resist the temptation. That long, priapic nose, improbably low roofline and super-swoopy hind treatment coalesce into one of the most dramatic outlines...

Page 51 of May 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, May 1963

What are the small firms doing? (Part 2)

Continuing our survey into the activities of some of Britain's smaller motor manufacturers. This month we deal with Deep Sanderson, Ginetta and Marcos. Ginetta Last year (September 1962 issue) we carried out a road test on the Ginetta G4 and found this little space-framed car to be very much to our liking, having Lotus Seven handling and acceleration together with a pretty full-width,...

Page 75 of June 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, June 1996

A-Z of Classic Sporting Cars 1950-1975

Part Two Jensen 541 1954-1963 Glass-fibre body, 4-litre straight-six engine but styling is an acquired taste. 541 introduced 1957 with rack-and-pinion steering and disc brakes. More power from the same engine but replaced by 541S version with auto transmission in 1961. Bigger and heavier, the S didn't catch on either. Less than 600 examples produced from start of Production. Not an earth-...

Page 36 of May 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, May 1985

Tojeiro

The way in which John Tojeiro became a constructor is typical of the Fifties — he built a special intending to race it himself then first one, then another, customer arrived on his doorstep and suddenly he was no longer a special builder but a small scale constructor. Ironically, he never did get round to racing one of his own cars. Although little more than 30 Tojeiros were ever built, and...

Page 84 of August 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, August 1996

A-Z Classic Sporting Cars 1950-1975

Part Two Jensen 541 1954-1963 Glass-fibre body, 4-litre straight-six engine but styling is an acquired taste. 541 introduced 1957 with rack-and-pinion steering and disc brakes. More power from the same engine but replaced by 541S version with auto transmission in 1961. Bigger and heavier, the S didn't catch on either. Less than 600 examples produced from start of Production. Not an earth-...

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