Mini Marcos Owners Club
1999 - 2000
|Time: 2000/12/27 03:18:39||Name: Geoff Morton|
|Comments: Hi everybody, I found a rally prepared Mini Marcos
mk 2 in Newcastle recently,and was persuaded to buy it by a friend.
I thought it was ugly! anyway by the time I had trailed it back to
Manchester I could see that it had potential. I have been circuit racing
with an MGB for the past 4 years, and now have decided to race the marcos
instead. The rebuild is about 50% complete and should be on the circuits
in March or April, if anyone has any experience at preparing a full race
mini marcos please e-mail me. thanks
|Time: 2000/12/03 07:43:02||Name: Antonio Fernández|
|Comments: I own a Speedex Mini Marcos. Bought the kit and
assembled the car early ´93. Very dangerous in the road: I´ve almost been
wiped out twice by lorries, they say "I´ve seen nothing...From where you
came?" Very fast indeed... And very cheap in fuel.. Currently updating
susp´n and braking, Yokohamas..
|Time: 2000/11/05 12:36:41||Name: DAVE JENKINS|
|Comments: I BOUGHT A MIMI MARCOS IN'73. A NUMBER OF
ENGINES/G.BOXES ETC. & RE-SPRAY IN YELLOW OCHRE LATER, SOLD IT, IN '77
TO A GUY FROM CALDICOT SOUTH WALES, ABOUT 11 MILES FROM WHERE I LIVE HERE
IN NEWPORT. IV'E NOT SEN IT SINCE! THIS YEAR I COMPLETED A TIGER CAT E1,
SO I'M BACK IN THE KIT CAR SCENE AND WAS WONDERING WHERE KKG 919E, MY OLD
MARCOS WAS? ANYONE OUT THERE KNOW?
|Time: 2000/10/16 04:46:42||Name: Richard Porter|
|Web Site: Exhaust Notes|
|Comments: Hi Friends, Many thanks for all your kind comments.
I do scan the DreamBook from time to time, but if you have a specific
enquiry to the club please e-mail me direct or use the feedback form on
the web site. Cheers, Richard.
|Time: 2000/10/13 02:41:20||Name: Miniquip Heritage Restorations|
|Comments: Excellent site particularily the Scorcher. A friend of mine has a Stimpson Bug which is chassis no:1 enjoyed your sitye a lot. thanks. Graham|
|Time: 2000/10/07 12:52:07||Name: Robert Clifton|
|Comments: Like the site very much. Well done. Keep up the
good work. Thank you Roger Garland for helping to re-register my Mk1V
(body 8000). It all happened very quickly,now I need to do my part.
More haste, less speed. Stoneleigh 2001!!!
|Time: 2000/10/01 01:01:18||Name: CRISTOU|
|Comments: I HAVE A MINI MARCOS IN FRANCE I WANT TO KNOW IF
YOU REBUILT PIECE
|Time: 2000/09/30 08:33:07||Name: Matt "THE MINI MAN" READ|
|Web Site: The Mini Man|
|Comments: Pics of our marcos are in "mini owners club of
Qld" web page more to come when scanner arives.
|Time: 2000/09/29 06:19:42||Name: Matthew Read|
|Web Site: The Mini Man|
|Comments: Hi all marcos fans.I run a mobile mini repairs &
spares firm called "THE MINI MAN" in Brisbane Aust.My dad runs a mini shop
called READSPEED MINI MECCA in morningside. We own so many minis & mini
derivatives that there is not enough room here to list them all, however
one of them is a marcos. I`m so glad to see so many people interested in
the marcos marque & wish there were more of them in oz.I will organize
some pics as soon as i can buy a scanner. thanks to Mr marsh & Mr costin
for a truly wonderfull sports car.
|Time: 2000/09/26 05:51:06||Name: DANIEL RODD|
|Comments: VERY GOOD SITE
|Time: 2000/09/16 04:35:56||Name: Elvis Payne|
|Web Site: 3-wheelers.com|
|Comments: Most Interesting Site!!
|Time: 2000/09/03 11:04:47||Name: Kerry Thackwell|
|Web Site: Automobile-Art Inc.|
|Comments: Hi, loved your site interesting indeed. We are
always looking for reciprocal text links to our free advertising site
www.freeautosales.com, please sign our guest book at www.automobile"-art.com
Once again real nice site thank you. Regards Kerry Thackwell Automobile-Art
|Time: 2000/07/07 11:05:07||Name: Greg|
|Web Site: Kitcarlinks.com|
|Comments: Hello - kitcarlinks.com is looking for top class
web sites like this one for its online kit car website directory and search
engine. If you know of any kit car websites please feel free to send the
URL for inclusion. You can check whether they are listed at
www.kitcarlinks.com Best wishes
|Time: 2000/06/19 04:11:58||Name: Jamie McDonald|
|Web Site: McDonald Minis|
|Comments: Good site, I`ll send a picture of my Dads MK1v as
soon as it looks better. The gelcoat has faded and needs work, should be
done soon though
|Time: 2000/06/02 01:09:23||Name: Thomas Drew|
|Comments: My Father bought a Mini Marcos MKI in kit form in
1967 and I purchased it from him approx. 5 years ago, since then I have
resprayed it and given it a new lease of life, however, it's still not
finished and has never been registered, because I cannot get the roof
lining to stay up, any suggestions? please email them to me. Thanks!!!
|Time: 2000/05/06 09:46:26||Name: MARK HITCHCOCK|
|Comments: I JUST PURCHASED A MINI BASED KIT THAT LOOKS LIKE
A TINY FERRARI 250. IT IS REAR ENGINED AND HAS A SPACE FRAME. WAS POSSIBLY
BUILT IN CANADA. TRYING TO FIND INFORMATION ON MANUFACTURER. THANKS
P.S. NICE WEB SITE
|Time: 2000/04/20 04:14:39||Name: Geir Hansen|
|Comments: Good ol' OPY is now registered as B-7153 (like its
chassis no.), and it's the first Mini Marcos ever registered in Norway!
|Time: 2000/04/14 09:40:31||Name: Alisdair Davidson|
|Comments: I am thinking of building a mini marcos
|Time: 2000/04/13 09:58:32||Name: Fred Merens|
|Comments: Hello, I am probably one of the newest members of
the MM-owners club. I just have one problem: I do not own a MM yet !!!
so if you have any information how, where I can get a MM mark 1-3 for a
reasonable price, please let me know.
|Time: 2000/04/13 05:11:56||Name: CALLEWAERT Nicolas|
|Comments: Hello I have a 69 MARCOS for rallying and circuit.
I'm interesting about contacts and a 1965 mini marcos just number plate.
|Time: 2000/04/07 07:24:14||Name: Stuart Tod|
|Web Site: The Tods|
|Comments: A chap I used to work with at Sellafield had a Mini
Marcos. I still think it was the most ugly car I had ever seen but it seemed
to go well. I even turned down a run once as I was embarassed in case I was
seen in it. I suppose it is each to his own. Even though they are
different keep them running as it's good to see our heritage on the roads.
|Time: 2000/03/23 07:27:39||Name: Jon Twynham|
|Comments: Hi, I have a Siva Mule kit car - totally incomplete
but drivable (in a fashion). If any one is reading this who has a siva kit
car of any type - could you let me know if there is a club (if not i might
|Time: 2000/02/27 03:17:09||Name: Sean Newe|
|Comments: I only wish I had access to this site 5 years ago!
I had a 1968 Mini Jem in silver that I bought in Wales. It had a damaged
door and I couldnt source one anywhere. I sold the car then to a chap in
Dublin, but I dont know whether its the same colour. Anyway its a great
site you ha
|Time: 2000/02/21 10:07:14||Name: Pete Bolton|
|Comments: I HAVE A MINI MARCOS MK. 3 I LIVE IN THE CROYDON,
SURREY AREA. I HAVE BEEN TO A FEW SHOWS WITH MY CAR IN THE LAST 2 YEARS
INCLUDING LE MANS 1999 I ENJOY MEETING AND TALKING TO OTHER MARCOS OWNERS
IF YOU LIVE LOCALLY WE MAY BE ABLE TO MEET AT SOME TIME. I HAVE ALSO
ARRANGED TO GO TO THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED WEEKEND ON JUNE 23, 24, 25
AND I AM CAMPING ON THE CURCUIT CAMP SITE, MAYBE YOU WOULD LIKE JOIN ME.
ALSO MIKE FALOON IT WOULD BE NICE TO HEAR FROM YOU AGAIN AFTER LE MANS.
PHONE NO. 01883 62 3292
|Time: 2000/02/15 09:52:54||Name: Graeme Whitty|
|Web Site: Minifix/|
|Comments: Hi,I am the owner of a mini business called MINIFIX,
I left a message a while ago about the availability of moulds for the Mini
Marcos, but I have changed my email address. I am in Australia and would
like to build one, or purchase a bodyshell if any one has one for sale
preferably in OZ. I would appreciate any help. Regards Graeme.
|Time: 2000/02/08 03:42:17||Name: Rob Watt|
|Comments: Very informative and interesting site. After some
deliberation I have decided to go for a Marcos over my other two choices
(these were a newish Cooper or a Pickup) but one thing is holding me back.
I can't seem to find any information on safety considerations. How do the
cars rate with regards to the other Mini variants and indeed to the original
Mini. Any help would be much appreciated and I feel the information would
make a great addition to the site. Keep up the good work, Cheers, Rob :-)
|Time: 2000/02/01 12:59:12||Name: Darren Willis|
|Comments: Hi there, Just thought I would drop you all a line
to see if anyone out there knows to an ABC Tricar, it's a 3 wheeled car
based on a mini. I am looking to purchase one. If not does any body know
to any 3 wheeled mini based car for sale, the need for restoration is not
a problem. So if you know anything please drop me a line. |
Kind Regards, Darren Willis
|Time: 2000/01/10 01:39:45||Name: Matthew Sadler|
|Comments: Working in I.T, I suppose I should have searched
the internet a long time ago for a site on the Mini Marcos. I have owned
one since August 1983. The former owner (a chap called Mr Neal from Carleon,
Wales) told me that it once took concours prize in a show. The damned thing
was evil, and within 48 hours of ownership I had embarked on a jaunt that
was to cost me my licence for two and a half years.... Still, such was the
total thrill of that weekend that I swore I would never part with it: not
even to pay the £600 fine. I have also sworn that I would restore it to
it's former glory. It's a long way from that now.... a mere rolling shell
in need of many months work. Children and other commitments, not mention
finance, always seem to get in the way, but one of these days it will see
day light again.....
|Time: 2000/01/09 07:32:13||Name: Andrew Zielinski|
|Comments: Very impressive, I currently have two more specials
from the Brian Luff Status Stable "The Streaker and Sabot". Will send some
pictures on completion.
|Time: 1999/12/16 04:45:30||Name: Geir Hansen|
|Comments: Hi, Sorry, we missed the Malvern show due to time
flying too fast. But I'm happy to tell that OPY is now safe at he's new
home in Norway! He's not registered yet, but customs clearance done and
import taxes paid. I'll let him rest untill spring, did well on the 270kms
of norwegian roads wich, unusually, were dry! Might see You next year!
If any of You comes to Norway; get in touch! Geir
|Time: 1999/12/07 11:25:33||Name: Sarah Mc Grath|
|Comments: Hi! I have bought a mini marcos III, and need
information on rebuilding it. All I have is the shell, windows and two
subframes, and nothing else as the previous owner dismantled the interior
(including the dashboard.) Can anyone send me information on spares or
anything which may come in useful to me? Thanks!
|Time: 1999/12/07 03:52:01||Name: Geir Hansen, Norway|
|Comments: Leaving this thursday for England; going to the
Mini Moke club's christmas dinner in Tewkesbury. Going to pick up OPY
from Stef Jones, believe it will be the first Mini Marcos in Norway!
I'm really excited about it! Might run into some of You at the Malvern
show on sunday, see You there? Will go with Stef! Geir.
|Time: 1999/11/09 03:20:31||Name: Graeme Whitty|
|Comments: Hi I am in melbourne Australia and am wondering
if anyone knows the location of a set of moulds for the mini marcos.
I am told they are in Australia. If anyone knows where I would love to
hear from them. Keep up the good work with your clubs. Graeme.
|Time: 1999/10/30 07:49:43||Name: Darryl Osborne|
|Comments: Hi I am a member of the Mini Owners Club of
Queensland in Australia and I have a high regard for Marcos cars.
The only Mini Marcos in our city of Brisbane is a well used and rough
example awaiting restoration. What a wonderful job you and your club are
doing by promoting such good examples on the web,it really makes me envious.
My transport is a Mini Clubman as a work car and a Mark 1 Cooper S as a
toy to use on club runs and shows and for use on week ends. At present
there is a lot of interest in Minis and the derivatives such as the Marcos
and Jem etc in Australia, probably because we have seen the end of this
class of car due to new crash laws.That now leaves us enthusiasts the
responsibility of keeping these cars alive for future generations to
reflect on how we could customise mass market cars to suit our wishes.
Keep up the good work.
|Time: 1999/10/23 02:44:25||Name: John and Lynn|
|Comments: We have owned a mini marcos for over ten years now
and are still awaiting some spare time to restore our wonderful car.
We live in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada and would enjoy hearing from anyone
near this area with knowledge and/or ownership of their own marcos.
|Time: 1999/10/19 03:21:58||Name: Pete|
|Comments: HOWDY!!!! I've just bought and am currently
restoring a Kingfisher Sprint. I would love to hear from anyone else
who has got one.
|Time: 1999/08/16 05:06:46||Name: Bob Amaral|
|Comments: I have followed the Mini Marcos Club for several
years. Having a Marcos here would certainly be rare. I have never actually
seen one in the U.S. Richard Porter and I have been corresponding since 1995
when I crossed his path at the Knebworth Car show while visiting my son in
England. It has been a pleasure to "trade newsletters" these past years and
I hope to continue reading about the exploits of the Marcos Owners in the
|Time: 1999/06/28 02:04:49||Name: ANTHONY PARKER|
|Web Site: Thoroughbred Covers|
|Comments: I am selling my Mini-Marcos MKIV 1275cc, restored
in 1995, prepared for Road, Hillclimbs & Sprints. It has recently had a
class win. It has a years MOT,and is tax-exempt. It is body number 8025,
being a Marcos built shell. Price £2195. The reason for sale is that I
prefer rear-wheel drive for competition use, and so have bought a Sylva
sports-racing car. You can reach me, Anthony Parker, in LEEDS, England,
via telephone 01132 795079 daytime, fax 01132 310835, or 01132 610695
evenings, or e-mail of course.
|Time: 1999/06/16 05:39:26||Name: Richard Downing|
|Comments: Hi, I'm probably the newest member of the marcos
club. I have just bought a MK3 no7028 two weeks ago. I hope to have it on
the road during the summer period. When I have a full set of photos. I
will send them for publication. See you all again in the near future.
|Time: 1999/06/01 04:51:47||Name: Martin McGurn|
|Comments: kickin page mate well put together site and lots
of interesting ideas for things to do when my mini dies!!
Last updated 1st January, 2010