John Marcar

John Marcar has been widely recognised as a key figure in the automotive events and PR industries since 2008 and started out in assisting with the start-up of track day and car control experience companies in the UK. The following years have seen John embark on a truly unique journey, developing a broad career and a strong social following with varying roles in media publishing, journalism and presenting as well as overseeing the production and logistics of some of the largest motoring events globally including the Gumball 3000 Rally.

John is a true petrol head with his own small collection of cars and motorbikes and is most likely to be found on a race track or getting his hands dirty in a workshop in his spare time.

Pictured here with Derek Bell MBE, John first started working with Classic Grand Touring as a freelancer in 2012 assisting with various tours and events and then joined the team full-time as Operations Manager in Summer 2017 later becoming a director in 2018.

Classic Grand Touring is proud to be bonded to the Association of British Travel Agents through ABTOT meaning that you are protected as a customer if something goes wrong. ABTA is the UK’s largest travel association, representing travel agents and tour operators that sell £32 billion of holidays and other travel arrangements each year. As a company ABTA has been a trusted travel brand for more than 65 years, offering advice and guidance to you, the travelling public, as well as leading the travel industry in supporting high service standards, working with their members on health and safety, and promoting responsible tourism at home and abroad.

Once you’ve planned your holiday with Classic Grand Touring, you can relax knowing that your booking is bonded through ABTA's Code of Conduct. This means that in the extremely unlikely event that we as a travel company were to go out of business, there is a quick, clear and simple process for you to follow, so you’ll be able to continue your holiday as planned or get your money back.

Well-known financial protection schemes include ABTA’s own scheme as well as ATOL which covers all flight-based packages. Many ABTA Members also offer additional financial protection for services such as hotels or flights, which may not automatically be protected under a scheme. If you book your holiday from outside the UK, this protection won't apply but other schemes may apply.

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