Aston Martin — The Story of a Sports Car

Aston Martin — The Story of a Sports Car
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by Dudley Coram This is the 2004 reprinted Edition of two books in one: Book One: 1921... more
Aston Martin — The Story of a Sports Car

by Dudley Coram

This is the 2004 reprinted Edition of two books in one:

  • Book One: 1921 to 1940 (by Inman Hunter & F.E. Ellis)
  • Book Two: 1946 to 1957 (by Dudley Coram)

The pre-eminent position of the British Motor Industry in the field of high performance cars is due mainly to the unceasing efforts of the smaller manufacturers who, often working with limited financial resources, have made a contribution to British prestige in motor racing out of all proportion to their size.

High amongst this exclusive band is Aston Martin who have, proudly and successfully, carried the racing green of Great Britain since the company started operations in a small garage in Kensington in 1913.

In these pages you will find the engineering romance of Aston Martin from those early days right up until 1957; a story in which the keynote is enthusiasm, and a burning ambition to build the best, and to test this belief the hard way-on the racing circuits of the world. From small beginnings the marque has grown in size and stature until today it must rank as one of the world's greatest sports cars.

Whether you own an Aston Martin, or merely dream of doing so, this book will be compulsory reading for all who love fine sports cars - and the greatest sport of all - motor racing.

The fabric of motor racing is the stuff of which dreams are made. Woven into it is the romance of great names, whether they be of cars or drivers. In this rich exciting tapestry, the name of Aston Martin forms a distinctive part of the pattern, and in its long history this classic car has been driven by men and women whose names are also apart of this grand design.

Amongst those who have raced and driven the Aston Martin are George Abecassis, John Appleton, J.D. Benjafield, A.C. Bertelli, "Bira", Charles Brackenbury, Tony Brooks, Sir Malcolm Campbell, T.G. Clarke, Peter Collins, Ian Connell, Humphrey Cook, Leon Cushman, "Sammy" Davis, P.L. Donkin, L.P. Driscoll, Geoff Duke, Jimmy Elwes, George Eyston, Jack Fairman, Maurice Falkner, Dudley Folland, J. Fotheringham, Paul Frere, Clive Gallop, "Goldie" Gardner, "Mort" Morris Goodall, John Gordon, Pat Griffith, E.R. Hall, David Hampshire, Anthony Heal, "Jock" Horsfall, Leslie Johnson, Les Leston, Count Lurani, Lance Macklin, Pierre Marechal, Leslie Marr, "Taso" Mathieson, "Bertie" Kensington-Moir, Stirling Moss, Murton Neale, Reg Parnell, Cyril Paul, Dennis Poore, Noel Cunningham Reid, Tony Rolt, T.E. Rose-Richards, Roy Salvadori, Dick Seaman, Major Segrave, Raymond Sommer, Eric Thompson, Reggie Tongue, Graham Whitehead, Peter Walker, Peter Whitehead, Mrs. "Bill" Wisdom, Tommy Wisdom and Count Louis Zborowski.

Buch, Hardcover, 16,5 x 24 cm, 390 Seiten, ca. 50 s/w-Abbildungen, englischer Text
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