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Car Of The Month

This is the Car of the Month Archive, with Pre 2005 Cars of the Month (Sadly most 2005 and 2006 have gone astray).

These were on a Fotopic site with descriptions, but that site has gone down and taken the descriptions with it sadly.

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1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006

More recent years.

1997

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Gerald Bagwell's Marcos.

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Mark Beaumont's Mantula Spyder

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Ray Green's racing Volvo 3 litre in action. Visit his page (link on the links page) for more racing action from New Zealand.

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JZ Spilsbury's rare 1972 1600, with the 3 litre body and a 3 litre bonnet without the normal bulge to accomodate the V6.

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Cynthia Gibling's Martina Spyder

1998

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1971 3 litre V6

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The original LM500. This car was shown at the Earls Court Motorshow in 1993 and it raced, in a fairly similar form, for the 1994 season.

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CLE 100H on the circuit at a Classic Car action day at Castle Combe.

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Tryggve Bengtson's great looking 3 litre Ford.

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Len Drake's good looking Volvo 3 litre engined coupe.

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Carl Mellissa' coupe.

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Chris Tubbs' Mantara Spyder.

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Dave Beattie's GTS Spyder

1999

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Brian Overy's awesome Supercharged Mantis.

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Claus Geitner-Andersen's car from Denmark. A car with a mysterious background, starting life as a wooden chassised 1600 and now being a steel chassised, V8 Spyder!

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Peter Hill's Martina kit pictured nearing completion.

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Bryce Tate's shot of Cor's car in action at the 1998 Petit Le Mans event in the US.

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3 Marcii in a dealer taken some time in 1997, I believe.

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Mark Griffin's Martina

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Rome based Marcos of Manuel Sono

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Roger Gagne's restored Volvo 3 litre.

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Ron Macleod's Mantis, at the Brits in the park in Lindsay, Ontario.

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Azlan backed LM600 at Silverstone in October 1999

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Costin Amigo replica - Where is it now?

2000

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fantasy shot actually from Dan Schaal from Luxembourg

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Paul Huberty's lovely shot of his car on a touring holiday in Scotland

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John Yardley's Mantula prepared for sprinting

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Top Gear Mantis GT roadtest montage

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Costin Amigo - Frank Costin's 70's car

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Chris Bell's Mantara Spyder

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Tad Todd's 3 Litre

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Johan Lundberg's rare (1 of 11) Triumph 2.5 Litre

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Three of the US Register's members cars. - Red car nearest the camera 1800 GT...Mike Denman,Yellow car with burgundy accents 3 Liter... Mark Petrinovich and White car 3 liter... Steve Frey

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Charles Kilby's Mantula Spyder

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Bob Hughes' 3 Litre Ford

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BRDC GT winning LM600 Mantara Evo of Calum Lockie and Cor Euser

2001

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Nico Baas' car,in the midst of conversion from a Triumph engined 2.5 coupe to a 'LM500 lookalike'.

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Dan Schaal's shot of the Azlan Marcos LM600 on the grid at Spa

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Jamie Therien's racing Marcos at Mosport

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The 2000 Swedish club meet at Sviestad track in linköping, taken by Thomas Baardseth and sent to me by Johan Lundberg, who said "A super event by any standard"

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Alastair Munro's shot of one of the MRI LM600 Evos at Silverstone.

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Mike Denman's Volvo 1800 engined car on the track at Thunderhills in Northern California.

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Charlie Butler-Henderson's Mantis racer leaping Dingle Dell on the Brands Hatch GP circuit

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Paul Weidner's 1984 Mantula

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Andy Behr's LM500 spyder

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One of the NCK LM600s being manhandled around the Oulton Park paddock. This is just one of a number of great shots from David Hutson

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A very early gullwing at a race meeting. This shot was sent to me by Jonathon Cowley.

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Mike Williamson's Mantula

2002

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Victor Foster's 1970 3 litre Ford.

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Lyn Mills' 3litre volvo powered 1971 coupe at the Bexhill 100 in 2001.

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Paul Plowman's 3 litre V6 is, probably, unique in that it has a stainless steel chassis.

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US Owners on "British Car Magazine" Photo shoot

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Michael Crews' FANTASTIC shot of the LM600 in the Daytona paddock.

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Richard Porter's Mini Jem on the Brooklands Test hill

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Paul Huberty's composite shot of the LM600 which ran in the Spa 24 Hours

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Shot from Gary Harman, taken at Castle Combe showing members cars

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Don Lattimer's great shot of the Mantis XP.

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An update on Nico Baas' Triumph 2.5 litre based LM500 project.

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Norman Vigers' (Normski) much modified Mantula.

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Phil Smith's early V8

2003

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Richard Ward and his Mantula Spyder at Castle Combe.

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Herman Buurman's Euro GT series LM600, pictured ahead of a couple of Mantis in the Euro GT series in 2002.

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Martin Scott's LM400, seen prepared the EuroCannonball event

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Cazzer's LM500 spyder, seen at a Tatton Park show

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Jac Myers' beautiful 1800.

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Sue and Andy's smart little Mini Marcos, spotted at Castle Combe.

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Christian Fey's car, snapped on the Le Mans Tour 2003

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André Kronander 3 litre Volvo coupe.

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The Quiffster"'s Mantis Spyder at Callender on the Scenic Tour 2002.

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Ben Jones' 94 Mantara photograped at the chicane at Goodwood

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Carlo Castagnoli's lovely Volvo 3 litre on the Rally De Conero

2004

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Matthew Whitton's very good looking 1993 Marcos Mantara Spyder 3.9i

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Dave Lewis' Mantula Spyder

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Chris Davies' LM500, in Australia

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John Jarvis' 1997 Mantis Spyder

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Martin Bull's Martina

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Albert de Graaf's beautiful 3 litre V6, seen during and after restoration

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1980s Marcos XP2, seen (dustily) in Japan, the market it was built for.

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This lovely 2.5 litre Triumph engined coupe was sent to me by Jeremy Kearns (of Redline Sportscar fame)

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Erik Kinat's very good looking Volvo 3 litre Coupe

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Martin Endor's 1985 3 litre coupe

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Tim Bednall's Marcos Mantula Spyder

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Albert De Graaf's shot of a Dutch club meeting

2005

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First up for Cotm 2005 was this lovely shot of Nick Robin's 2.8 V6 GT. - The picture was taken on a parking area near Freshwater Bay on the "Military Road" - Thanks to Christian Fey for identifying the car and location.

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Joakim Doshé's 1600GT was second CotM for 2005.

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Gary Diver's race prepared 3 litre was March's car.

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April's CotM was this shot from Japan of a great looking Mini Marcos Mk4 - painted in colours to replicate the 1966 Le Mans racer.

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This lovely LM400 Spyder was May's CotM - Now owned by Ken Ichi Ogawa from Osaka, Japan.

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June's CotM was this car - a Ford 1600GT, which belonged to Jan Berend, from Holland, but was for sale, so may belong to someone else now!

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This shot of a Mini Marcos from the Playstation Gran Turismo 4 game was July's CotM.

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August's CotM was Don Lattimer's beautiful 3 litre V6.

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September's car was fellow TVG member, Marcus Barr's LM400 Spyder.

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Joep Westerveld's 1800 GT Racer was October's CoTM.

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This modern, but very atmospheric shot of a Marcos GT racing a Porsche 904 at the Nurburgring was November's CotM.

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Ken Ichi Ogawa's LM400 and Mantula Spyders (from Osaka Japan) were CotM for December 2005.

2006

Some photos for 2006 are currently lost - If you have any images from the CotM archive from 2005, please let me know!

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January 2006's CotM was from Paul Sands - this great shot of a Marcos 1800GT passing a lightweight E-Type at a Silverstone HSCC event can be bought from Paul's site.

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This shot of Dave Green's 1970 V6 from Australia was February's CotM.

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Claus Geitner-Andersen's pair of cars from Denmark were March's CotM.

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Laurie Seller's 1800GT in action at Phillip Island was April's CotM.

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May's CotM was Ken Churchill's, former Jonathon Palmer/Mark Hales, modsports GT.

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June's CotM was David Scholefield's lovely looking 1967 1500GT.

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July's CotM was this atmospheric shot of Fränkie's 3 litre GT.

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Norwegian Glenn Gulbrandsen's 1970 Marcos 3 litre was August's CotM

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September's CotM was Albert de Graaf's Mantula.

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October's CotM was George Cornwell's 1989 Mantula Spyder in New Zealand.

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This shot of Paul Dransfield's 1971 3L Volvo-engined GT in front, Ron McLeod's 1970 Mantis behind was November's CotM.

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2006's final CotM was Gary Harman's shot of a Mantis racer, featuring a unique door design.