Articles tagged Jean-Louis Marnat

Page 127 of January 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 127, January 2008

Weighing up the evidence

After donkey’s years of squirrelling material away it sometimes comes as a real surprise to unearth something quite forgotten. This happened when I found the Fiches des Characteristiques de la Voiture for the Le Mans 24-Hour races of 1965 and ’66. Ooh, I thought, this might put some cats amongst the pigeons with chassis numbers recorded at the time by the scrutineers. Wrong. While there’s a...

Page 29 of January 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, January 2005

Star letter

Marcos Mantra Sir, I must bear the dubious responsibility for getting Jean-Louis Marnat and Jem Marsh together (15 Minutes of Fame, December). Marnat was a client of mine in Paris whom I had met at hillclimbs in France and Switzerland in 1962 and '63. He was the man to beat in Mini Coopers but I don't think he was as quick as Mauro Bianchi in a Fiat Abarth; I was the scourge of the 1600...

Page 23 of December 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, December 2004

15 minutes of fame

MINI-MARCOS LE MANS 24 HOURS,1966 It was an unlikely endurance triumph: a hastily glued-together kit car from Wiltshire, crewed by a team of amateurs, takes on Le Mans and not only finishes but wins a trophy. Well, all but the last bit. Towards the end of 1965 Jem Marsh launched the Mini-Marcos, and on the eve of the following June's Le Mans classic, he learned that Jean-Louis Marnat had managed...

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