The career of Andre Marcadier, an affable and colourful Lyonnais, began in 1947, building high quality bicycles using duralumin for the frames. Still on only two wheels, he then switched his talents to competition motorcycles, building frames around various engines, one of which finished second in the 1957 Monza Grand Prix. To make motor sport in France an affordable activity, it was necessary, as the English had done, to produce a small, two seater tubular-chassis sports car incorporating a cheap, small capacity, mass produced engine, and to further keep costs down, this would be sold as a kit.
Marcadier teamed up with a local panel beater, Marcel Fournier, and together they created Fournier-Marcadier’. At the end of 1963 they launched what was to become France''s first sports car i