Renowned for being at the forefront of the turbo industry, we were extremely proud to find out this week that the innovative reputation of the family run business crosses over into the GoPro sector, well the Vintage Go Pro sector to be exact!
The late ‘King of the Hills’, Tony Marsh, recently featured on the popular Illicit Snowboarding Blog: “The Ridiculous World of Massive Vintage GoPros".
Tony Marsh was a highly coveted racing driver and was recognised by the Independent’s journalist, Phil Davidson, as being “one of the best all-round motor racing drivers”. The late professional won the British Hill Climb Championship a record SIX TIMES, competed in a handful of Formula 1 Grand Prix events and also co-designed the famous Gurston Hill Climb Race Course.
In the black and white image Marsh can be seen driving his notorious self-made ‘Marsh Special’ race car with not only a camera mounted on his bonnet, but an actual CAMERA MAN! The still is taken from a TV advert for a drinks company the late racing legend featured in in the 60's.
An obituary made by the Independent in his honor read, "long before the days of miniature cameras, he [Tony Marsh] recalled driving his own Marsh Special at Goodwood for an orange squash commercial in 1967 with a terrified cameraman strapped to the bonnet".
Although today we do love using our nifty little GoPro around the workshop, maybe it’s time we take things back to basics… any volunteers!?
…We thought not!