Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Racing 1967 style

When Richard Heseltine drops me a line it's always something that cheers me up. And when he e-mailed me yesterday it was once again the case. This time because he attached another lovely old picture with a Mini derivative in action (more here and here), now a Mini Marcos and definitely a Mk1. Richard wrote: "I've been reading about Mini Marcoses for sale on your excellent site and thought the attached might interest you. The pic shows Andy Barton's Mini Marcos at the Rufforth circuit near York in May 1967. I have no further info, other than car 141 (Lotus Eleven) belonged to David Taylor. Note the Cox GTM and Ginetta G12 in the background - fab stuff! I wonder where these cars are now. As an aside, Barton previously raced a very hot Morris Minor and went on to be a hugely successful Formula Libre driver in assorted single-seaters. Bye for now, Richard." Thanks again mate! Perhaps another reader here knows more about either Barton's Marcos with its ultra-wide JAP Magnas, the Cox GTM wearing number 133 or one of the other cars?

Andy Barton's Mk1 Mini Marcos in good company at Rufforth airfield in May 1967
Picture courtesy Richard Heseltine

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