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Bond features Aston Martin Bond features Aston Martin
by The Ovi Team
2018-01-09 10:20:04
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January 9th 1965; James Bond movie "Goldfinger," driving an Aston Martin Silver Birch DB5 sports car premiers. Aston Martins would go on to appear in a number of other Bond films. Aston Martin's roots date back to 1913, when Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin formed a company in London to sell Singer cars.

The following year, the men changed the name of their business to Aston Martin (in honour of Lionel Martin's successful performances at hill climb races at Aston Clinton in Buckinghamshire, England) and eventually began producing their own high-quality sports cars. By the 1920s, Aston Martin cars were racing in international competitions, including the French Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 1947, British industrialist David Brown bought Aston Martin and the next year launched the DB1 (the name comes from his initials). In 1959, an Aston Martin DBR1 took first place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans; the company also won the World Sports Car Championship that year. (Afterward, the company took a lengthy hiatus from racing, returning again in 2004.

 


  
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