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British
20 July 1931
7 May 2009 (77)
Chris Amon (20 July 1943)
Giovanna Amati (20 July 1959)
Claudio Langes (20 July 1960)
Bernd Schneider (20 July 1964)
Alex Yoong (20 July 1976)

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about Tony Marsh

Anthony Ernest "Tony" Marsh (20 July 1931 – 7 May 2009) was a British racing driver from England. His Formula One career was short and unsuccessful, but he enjoyed great success in hillclimbing, winning the British Hill Climb Championship on a record six occasions.

Having begun his hillclimbing career in 1953 with a Cooper-JAP that had previously been driven by Peter Collins, he won three successive championships in the car from 1955 to 1957. In the 1960s, he drove an ex-Formula One BRM for a time before constructing his own Marsh car. Inspired by Peter Westbury's Ferguson P99, Marsh devised an unusual drivetrain which utilised four-wheel-drive while accelerating but rear-wheel-drive while cornering.

"Once again Tony Marsh established himself in 1965 as "King of the Hills" by scoring Best Time of the Day at eight of the nine first championship climbs he entered, and setting new course records at Shelsley Walsh, Bouley Bay and Longleat.

After winning another hat-trick of championships between 1965 and 1967, Marsh sold his car and left motorsport to concentrate on his engineering and farming interests, but in 1986 he returned at the wheel of the March-based Rovercraft. In 1993, his co-driver Simon Law was killed in the car during the Brighton Speed Trials, a tragedy which affected Marsh considerably. He returned with the ex-David Render Toleman TG191 Cosworth DFL, taking the Gurston Top Six title that year, aged 62. He continued to compete in hillclimbs well into his seventies, driving on until 2008.

Marsh competed in circuit racing in his earlier years, driving in four Grands Prix, the last being the 1961 German Grand Prix in which he drove the Lotus 18 he also campaigned in hillclimbs. He also drove in the 1960 Le Mans 24 Hours, sharing a Lotus Elite with John Wagstaff.

In 2007 Parley Books published his autobiography: Tony Marsh: The great all-rounder: In and out of motorsport.

Marsh was born in Stourbridge; he died aged 77 in May 2009 after having been admitted to hospital with breathing complications.


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1957, 1958, 1961, 1962,

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season teammate
1957 Jack Brabham
Les Leston
Mike MacDowel
Roy Salvadori
Bob Gerard
Brian Naylor
Paul England
Dick Gibson
Cooper compare 1957
1958 Stirling Moss
Maurice Trintignant
Jack Brabham
Roy Salvadori
Ian Burgess
Bruce McLaren
Wolfgang Seidel
Christian Goethals
Dick Gibson
Brian Naylor
Jack Fairman
Robert La Caze
André Guelfi
François Picard
Tom Bridger
Cooper compare 1958
1961 Stirling Moss
Cliff Allison
Jim Clark
Michael May
Innes Ireland
Henry Taylor
Trevor Taylor
Ian Burgess
Lucien Bianchi
Willy Mairesse
Wolfgang Seidel
Juan Manuel Bordeu
Tony Maggs
Tim Parnell
Gerry Ashmore
Masten Gregory
Ernesto Prinoth
Peter Ryan
Olivier Gendebien
Jim Hall
Lloyd Ruby
Ken Miles
Lotus-Climax compare 1961
1962 Graham Hill
Richie Ginther
Jackie Lewis
Gerry Ashmore
Bruce Johnstone
BRM compare 1962

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