Westrand Car Show - 1963 Aston Martin DB5

Aston Martin DB 5

THE CAR MADE FAMOUS BY JAMES BOND

The James Bond Novels made use of Martinis (shaken not stirred) sexy ladies and fast cars in creating Ian Fleming’s larger than life hero. None more famous was the Aston Martin DB5 that was featured in Eon Production’s “Goldfinger” in 1964.

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The movie made use of the original DB5 prototype and a standard Aston Martin DB5 for stunts. After the film was released two further Aston Martin DB5s were built with all the working gadgets of the car in the movie. They were used in publicity tours around the USA.

55 years later the Aston Martin DB5, with its timeless design and aggressive stance, is still one of the most sought-after cars in the world. One of them was auctioned off in 2006 for over $2,000,000 (around R28,000,000). That same car is due for auction again, later this year (2019). It’s anyone’s guess what the price will be.

The top left image of The DB 5 Shooting Brake (Estate) shows a prototype station wagon built for Sir David Brown, owner of Aston Martin, David Brown Tractors and other engineering and shipping companies.

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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. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.

Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.

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. 

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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 hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.

Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

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.

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IMAGE ATTRIBUTION
FEATURED IMAGE 1963 Aston Martin DB 5 – Bernard Spragg. New Zealand [CC0] [Public Domain]
Aston Martin DB 5 Shooting Brake – edvvc from London, UK;Cropped and license plate removed by uploader Mr.choppers [CC BY 2.0]
Aston Martin DB 5 – Olli1800 [CC BY-SA 3.0]
Aston Martin DB 5 – Mr.choppers [CC BY-SA 3.0]