Martin and Walker
Phone UK: 01264 773202
Martin and Walker Limited is owned and run by Barrie Martin and Mike Walker, both long time Porsche owners and enthusiasts who got together in 1997, previous to that Barrie had been restoring 356 and 911 Porsches and manufacturing the Technic 550 Spyder replica (which M&W still produce) and Mike had a successful distribution business and raced Porsche 944 and 911 models in British Porsche championships.
Mike currently races a Porsche 911 built to 3.0 RS specification with coil spring suspension and a 3.6 engine as well as competing in long distance endurance trials with his Technic 550 Spyder replica.
Barrie holds a degree in aeronautical engineering and worked as a professional engineer both in the UK and abroad, he bought his first Porsche ( a 2 liter 911S) in 1974 and has been hooked ever since, having rallied a 914 and 2.7 Carrera RS ( an ex factory East African Safari Rally car which he still owns). In 1987 the lure of running his own Porsche related business was too great to resist.
The 904GTS project began in 1990 when the opportunity to make body moulds from an original car arose. There followed a long gestation period while the chassis was designed and developed culminating in the first prototype being built for one of Barrie's 550 Spyder customers in 1995/6.