Marcos has just celebrated its 60th anniversary.
July 5th – 7th, 2019
A long weekend of celebrations were held in the beautiful grounds of Wroxall Abbey Hotel, Warwickshire. I travelled up there from the Isle of Wight on the Friday evening to a superb AirBnB just a few miles away from the event.
Saturday morning started with the cars crowded around the front of the hotel with the original idea to move onto the lawns behind the hotel. Unfortunately the road down to the lawns wasn’t suitable for the low riding Marcos cars, so we all assembled in a slightly less glamorous paddock. The next few hours were spent discussing everything Marcos with many of the car’s owners. Lots of real inspiration to help me keep my project on track.
I had arranged to get a ride in a car in Saturday afternoons cavalcade to Stratford-upon-Avon. That would have been my first drive in a Marcos for over 30 years. However, it wasn’t to be. The cavalcade was cancelled due to Stratford-upon-Avon being grid-locked because of their re-scheduled River Festival. Then it rained…
In the evening we all enjoyed the Gala Dinner. Excellent food in great company. Speeches followed then we had some genuinely enjoyable music from the Sarah Martyn Acoustic Duo. Dancing was seen but carefully avoided!
Sunday was hot and sunny, resulting in some sunburn. But all of the cars looked wonderful. Lots of chatting to more Marcos owners some of whom weren’t present the previous day.
One of the unexpected things that caught my eye were the Chevy LS3 V8 engine installations in a couple of cars. I have been considering that route instead of the Rover V8 for my car. Trying to find out if it was a practical option or not. Its really tempting but maybe just one step too far for now.
It was a perfect weekend. Seeing so many of these wonderful cars and getting to talk to their owners, partners and families.
Thanks to the organisers and sponsors.