David Marley writes:
"I own the only Camber/Maya which was built for racing. George Holmes of W. West (Engineering) was commissioned to build a one-off model of the car for John d Green, a photographer who club raced. It is a two ply shell (all the others were three ply) and is the only one built with the headlamps as originally designed. I bought the car off John d in 1968 after it had a successful seasons racing. I then sprinted and hill climbed it also very successfully.
"The original shell was shipped up to Broadspeeds who installed all the Cooper running gear and a 1148cc full race mill. When I finished sprinting it in 1972, I then had it trimmed, MoTd and registered for road use and I drove it until 1977 and it has since been stored under cover up till today.
"Its specs now are 1293S blueprinted engine built by Competition Engine Services at Aylesbury, gearbox by Barry Burgess Transmissions, five original mag Minilites 6 x 10 with unused Dunlop SP Sports (tubed). I saw that Alan Clayton (? I think) had also acquired a sad looking model and was trying to find if there were any others around.
"The two action shots are (19) on the way to a class win at Brands Hatch and (48) a class win at the Sutton Valence Hill Climb."
Download David's article on the Maya (PDF 158 kbytes).
The bottom photo shows a Maya at the Goodwood Revival Meeting, 18th September 2009 (R. Porter).
Last updated 5th April, 2017