MADE FAMOUS BY BOND, JAMES BOND
Aston Martin was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. These two gentlemen had been selling Singer Motorcars before deciding to build their own car. Their first car was built from a four-cylinder Coventry-Simplex engine to the chassis of a 1908 Isotta Fraschini. Over the years two distinctive characteristics of Aston Martin became clearly apparent. They could build beautiful cars and they were constantly in financial trouble.
Ownership changed hands several times with David Brown (The gear and machinery group) and the Ford Motor Company both playing a role is Aston martins roller coaster ride of fame fortune and troublesome financial woes. It has held a royal warrant as purveyor of motorcars to the Prince of Wales since 1982
Aston Martin is probably best remembered for the DB5 used by James Bond in the movie “Gold Finger” In August 2017, a 1956 Aston Martin DBR1/1 sold at a Sotheby’s auction at the Pebble Beach, California Concours d’Elegance for US$22,550,000, which made it the most expensive British car ever sold at an auction.
The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form.
Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.Competition Classes Enter Your Vehicle
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG tot ‘n kompeterende klas, moet voertuie vir die eerste keer in 1999 of vroeër gebou of geregistreer word. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hierbo en die ingangsvorm.
Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.
The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School.
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.
There is an Aston Martin Owners Club in South Africa
1937 Aston Martin on Kop Hill Climb dawarwickphotography
1950 Aston Martin DB2 Chilterngreen
1957 Aston Martin DB MkIII Herranderssvensson
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Zagato Brian Snelson from Hockley, Essex, England
1965 Aston Martin DB5 – DeFacto
2018 Aston Martin DB11 – Vauxford