The British racing car constructor, March Engineering, is well known for their Formula One automobiles though the company's greatest success was in other series, such as Formula 2 and Formula 3. The name 'March' was formed by its founders, Max Mosley, Alan Rees, Graham Coaker and Robin Herd. The company was formed in 1969 with their first vehicle being a Formula 3 car. A year later the 701 chassis was introduced and intended for F1 competition. Frank Costin aided in the creation of the 711 chassis which was shown a year later.
In 1980 March produced 25 examples of the 80A single-seater racer for the Formula Atlantic/B Series.
By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2006
|BMW MUSEUM AG'S 1978 MARCH BMW 782 RETURNED TO ITS FORMER GLORY BY CARS INTERNATIONAL|
|Cars International were out testing at Silverstone on Friday, shaking down the Munich based Museum's 1978 March BMW 782, which has recently undergone a full restoration, before it makes its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Cars International, renowned as experts in the sales and preparation of historically important F1 cars, were out in action last Friday at Silverstone circuit to shake down a March BMW 782 F2 car.
The 1978 March BMW 782 is owned by the BMW museum AG, who commissio...[Read more...]|
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