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Martin BMB-1 Sports Racer

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Well kept by the same owner/racer for years, a very quick and beautiful 2.0L Sports Racer. Winning history! MORE PICS BEING TAKEN TODAY, WILL UPDATE!

Brian Martin was from Dagenham, Essex, and later moved to Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. At the age of 18 years old, he began racing in an MG TA. Seeking more power, he later installed a Ford 105E engine. This MG-Ford later became known as the Martin BM1. The BM2 was a Lotus 7 modified with an independent rear suspension and fitted with a Diva body. The BM3 used the same chassis but was given a Martin-designed body. In 1967, the BM4 GT car was introduced. The BM5 was a 1968 GT Coupe fitted with a 1500cc pushrod Ford engine.

His BM6 model of 1969 was a GT Coupe powered by a BMW 2-liter 4-cylinder engine and backed by a Hewland FT200 transaxle. The BM6 carried him to at least nine victories. In 1970, he built the BM7, which was an open-cockpit version. It also proved to be a very competitive racing machine, scoring at least 14 victories at club and national racing events.

The BM8 was used to contest the European 2-Liter Championships series.

 

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The Martin BM7, and its successor and derivative, the Martin BM8, are 2-liter sports prototype race cars, designed, developed, and built by British racing driver, automotive engineer, and mechanic, Brian Martin, in 1969 and 1970, respectively.[1][2][3] They were constructed to compete in the European 2-Litre Championship sports car racing series. These cars were powered by a number of different engines (all four-cylinder engines), including a BMW M12/7, a Ford Motor Company-Cosworth FVC, and a Ford-Cosworth BDX, which all displaced around 2.0 L (120 cu in).[4][5] These cars won a total of 8 races (plus 3 additional class wins), and scored 20 podium finishes.[6][7][8][9]

This is an excellent sports racer kept in top tier condition.

Martin BM8 [1] (Brian Martin): The Martin BM8 was Brian Martin's regular car for the 1971 season and was then sold to David Good for hillclimbs in 1972. Good came very close to winning the class-based Leaders title, only to crash on his first class run at the final round of the championship. The BM8 was raced by Richard Brown in hillclimbs in 1974 and 1975, and by John Stuart in 1976 before fading




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Item Location: USA - We will set up shipping!
Seller: ricksminis
Joined March 2014
  Rick Larner
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Company: Race Car Locators, LLC
Country: United States of America
City: Spokane, WA
Phone: 509-868-2034
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