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Marcos 50th Anniversary Celebrations
We have received the following advance information from Marcos Heritage Spares:

Sunday 16th August - Prescott Hill Climb, UK

2009 sees the 50th Anniversary of Marcos. As a celebration of the event Marcos Heritage has hired the Prescott Hillclimb Course in the UK from the Bugatti Owners Club where we will stage the largest collection of Marcos cars ever assembled ranging from Gullwing cars through to the TS range, surpassing even the heydays in the 70's at Donnington..... Hopefully this will include some of the more unusual Marcos cars including race cars, one offs, and rarities.

We hope to have virtually every Marcos model made on display and we are hoping to attract some of the more famous and infamous characters associated with Marcos in the past to include race car drivers, former employees and corners stones of the company. The hill will be open to all Marcos owners to participate in non competitive runs on the hill for as long as time will allow! We have had an overwhelming response from owners worldwide wanting to bring their cars along, but we still need to hear from all owners interested in coming along. Can you please e-mail us with your contact information and car details so that we can contact you with full details.

Marcos Engineering Appoints Administrator

Company proceeds to wind down operations

October 9th, 2007 - Kenilworth, UK. Marcos Engineering Limited ("Marcos, the Company") today announced that it has entered Administration with a view to completion of existing work in progress. Marcos' plan of dissolution will see the Company wind up its ongoing business activities, sell its assets and distribute proceeds and beneficial interests to shareholders and creditors as soon as practicable.

In reaching this decision the Company considered a number of factors including the Company's current and future strategic and market opportunities and business prospects, limits on new capital from outside sources, increasing cost of ongoing capital and prevailing economic conditions.

Marcos was founded in 1959 and went into receivership in 2000. The Company was restarted in 2002, conducting business as an independent supplier of a new high performance family of hand built lightweight sports cars that provide a uniquely exhilarating driving experience. Despite mounting competition from companies with substantially greater financial, technical, distribution and marketing resources Marcos continued to develop its sports cars that received international acclaim.

As the cost of capital continued to climb and the potential for profit faded, the Company's Board and management took steps to minimize product and operational costs while they investigated various strategic opportunities and engaged in discussions regarding lower cost distribution, alternate manufacturing and external capital transactions with potential business partners. After reviewing Marcos's business prospects and potential opportunities, the Company came to the conclusion that Administration of the Company would have the highest probability of returning the greatest value to its shareholders and creditors.

“Regrettably, despite the extraordinary efforts of our employees, suppliers and dealers, we simply could not attain a profit point, reduce our cost base or raise the necessary capital to sustain the business”, said Tony Stelliga, Managing Director. “My sincerest gratitude goes out to everyone that worked relentlessly to revive the Great British Sports Car Company one final time”.

Bristol Mini Day - 3rd June 2007

Richard Delaney is organising an MMOC presence at the Bristol Mini Day which takes place at Lansdown racecourse, Bath. Please let Richard know if you can attend. We have booked a club stand which should have enough space for everyone who can get along. There is no prebooking discount so just pay on the day.


Cars In The Park - 20th May 2007

Our South African members did us and themselves proud when they organised a display of four cars at Cars in the Park at Pietermaritzburg, Kwa Zulu Natal, which was the birthplace of Mini Marcos in South Africa. Brian Raubenheimer (below), who was responsible for manufacturing the car, was on hand and was by all accounts quite emotional to see three of his creations plus one UK car on the cricket field. This is believed to be the first time in recent years that more than one Mini Marcos has been present at a show. Please see the Show Scene section for more pictures.

Brian Raubenheimer

Bristol Mini Day - June 3rd-4th 2006

Richard Delaney is organising an MMOC presence at the Bristol Mini Day which takes place at the North Somerset Agricultural Showground, Wraxall. Please let Richard know if you can attend. The show proper is on the Sunday but there's lots happening on the Saturday and you can camp on the site.


New Mini Marcos Challenge

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Marcos Engineering has challenged Coventry University to "bring back the much heralded Mini Marcos from Britain's Sixties". The results are shown above but you can get more information and download an MPEG movie from the Marcos Engineering web site.

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