Some months ago, we offered to arrange a DBR1 reunion to commemorate the 60th anniversary of:
We had tracked down the 5 DBR1s are were all ready to "crack on". The Salvadori/Shelby and Trintigant/Frére DBR1s famous one-two finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans The dramatic Moss/Shelby/Fairman victory in a DBR1 sportscar at Goodwood, thereby securing the World Sports Car Championship, the first British manufacturer ever to win the FIA World Sportscar Championship AML informed us that they had everything in hand and there was nothing for us to do. We stepped back and focused, and continue to focus, on the Zagato 100th Anniversary display which, trust me, will be fantastic. (Please watch this space.) I really hope that AML will arrange a fitting 60 th anniversary tribute to these legendary racing drivers and their Aston Martin DBR1 racing cars and not just leverage the anniversary for a commercial purpose. I appreciate fully that AML is a PLC which has to deliver on the numbers by selling lots of new motor cars. I get it. However, I also believe that from, time-to-time, we all need to transcend "revenue and EBIT" and concentrate on commemorating and/or celebrating the people and the cars... plain and simple.. with no ulterior motive.
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