was a motor racing fanatic at a time when to race a car, you had
to build one first.
hobby grew into a business, manufacturing avant garde specialist
British sports cars which were lusted after by men all over the
had its ups and downs, like many other British sports car manufacturers,
but unlike most, Jem and Marcos kept bobbing back up again.
last March Jem had almost retired, doing picture-framing as a hobby.
out of the blue came a phone call from Tony Stelliga, a silicon
valley entrepreneur and sports car enthusiast.
did not want to buy just one car, he wanted to buy Marcos the company,
but only if Jem agreed to come out of retirement and be the figurehead
wouldn't contemplate the venture without Jem, "When you buy
a Marcos, they buy a piece of heritage - Jem is symbolic of that."
was an offer Jem couldn't refuse and every day he is to be found
at the small factory in Westbury, Wiltshire, finalising new designs
and providing his fifty years' experience. He has no intention of
you're fit and healthy you've got to keep going
to pace yourself when it's your baby, you want to stick your nose
the new Marcos range has been manufactured and according to Jem
is the best model yet.
to Inside Out's guest motoring expert Zog Ziegler, it retains the
classic Marcos characteristics but has moved on and apparently is
like "a sucked lozenge... has a hairy-chest... and goes like
a stabbed rat".
VIDEO: Click here to see Inside
Out's Tessa Dunlop going for a spin with the man behind the Marcos
to see our 'Inside Out' Marcos gallery.
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