Sunday, 12 July 2015

Tojeiro Aston Martin

This is a car I photographed at the Donington International Historic Grand Prix meeting at Donington Park in May 2004 organised by the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association.
It's got an Aston Martin badge and looks vaguely like the third and final styling of the DB3S in 1956, but it's actually a Tojeiro Aston Martin. I don't remember seeing a Tojeiro Aston Martin competing in the 1950s and I've not been able to find out much about this car, but it had a Bristol engine in 1955 when first made and sold to Percy Crabb. At some point it ended up in Belgium which is where it may have been fitted with the engine, which is apparently the straight-6 engine used by the Aston Martin DB2/4. At the Donington Park meeting it competed in the 2¼ hour Gentleman Drivers GT and Sports Car Endurance Race driven by Paul Grant with two co-drivers shown in the programme of the event, Christian Mullaert and Mary Grant-Jonkers.

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