Aston Martin is now a century old - and what a century it has been. Since its birth in London on the eve of the First World War, the company has experienced the highs of racing triumph - most famously in the 1959 Le Mans 24-hour race - and the lows of bankruptcy, yet throughout it all has been in the first rank of British marques. Published in association with the Aston Martin Heritage Trust and written by enthusiast Richard Loveys, Aston Martin is a fully illustrated history of the company that has created some of the the world's best loved and most widely respected cars, including James Bond's iconic DB5. It covers the cars themselves, the personalities and talents who have shaped Aston Martin, from owners to engineers, and the drivers who have shared with the company in racing glory, and the centenary celebrations of 2013.
Richard Loveys has been a Member of the Aston Martin Owners Club for over forty years and has owned two Aston Martins. He was active in helping run his local AMOC Area for some ten years, and became a Trustee of the Aston Martin Heritage Trust in 2008. The first fifteen years of his career were spent in car manufacturing and distribution.
In the Beginning: 1913-47 / David Brown: 1947-72 / The Difficult Years: 1972-87 / Ford Motor Company: 1987-2007 / The Modern Era: 2007-13 / James Bond and Aston Martin / Further Reading / Places to Visit / Index