Dealer profile and featured Classics for Automobiles Historiques
Flavien and Vanessa Marçais are both steeped in motorsport. Brought up around fine motor cars in families rooted in racing on either side of the English Channel, the duo bring huge experience and passion to the challenging and often difficult roles of organising and running events.
French-born Flavien was a very promising competitor who started club racing at 18, progressed through national Formula Renault and Caterham championships then switched to his beloved Historics. Having mastered Grand Prix, sports and GT cars, he starred in a Formula 1 BRM at Monaco. Having worked with the finest cars and written about the sport for many years, Flavien is renowned as a historian and journalist.
Wife Vanessa is British, daughter of leading Jaguar restorer and specialist Aubrey Finburgh. She, too, has raced Historic sportscars. Having carved her career in the historic motoring world from a young age, working with some of the best in the industry, Vanessa founded Automobiles Historiques Limited – parent company of the GT & Sports Car Cup – with husband Flavien some 20 years ago.
As well as dealing in the finest historic cars and automobilia with the utmost professionalism and discretion, Flavien and Vanessa added Ferret Photographic, the motorsport image library built up over decades by Ted Walker, which comprises over 7-million original images to their group in 2017. Augmenting the Marçais family’s extraordinary collection, amassed by Flavien’s late grandfather Serge Pozzoli, it forms one of the world’s finest archives.