Originally Posted by TurboAndy
Wondering if any of you can help me in locating my fathers old March 713M-8 hillclimb car.
He is based in Carlisle and bought it back in about 1975 in Ascot from the architect of Sheraton Hotels and sold her in about 1977 to a fellow hillcimber, who we think crashed it the following year taking out one side of the monocoque.
This is how she looked when he sold her.
Thanks for your time
Hi Andy, so your dad would be Geoff Deakin?
The car was featured in Viner's colours in 1974 in Autosport, so I guess that's when he bought it. Binnington had it for sale in Autosport 14.12.72 p. 60, so there's room for an owner in-between.
If you want to find it, first thing to do is find the guy who bought it from your Dad.
The hillclimb community is tightly knit, and people have good long memories. I'd guess he was from the north of England, because the older a car gets the less distance it tends to travel when it's sold (until it reaches historic status and goes to Australia)
Steve Wilkinson, the best historian of sprints and hillclimbs, is a good person to ask, and I will ask on your behalf what he knows.