Aston Martin DBR1 Held High on Festival of Speed Central Feature

Aston Martin’s racing history is as old as the company itself and in 2019, the marque celebrates two significant anniversaries – 60-years since its iconic 1-2 win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 70-years since the company first raced at the Goodwood Motor Circuit. It is fitting then that the Central Feature at Festival of Speed this year celebrates the  marque and its long-term links affair with motorsport.

Designed by Gerry Judah, the Central Feature is a 30-metre-high swoop of steel with the 1959 Le Mans winning Aston Martin DBR1, driven by Roy Salvadori and Caroll Shelby, racing towards the sky on a never-ending race track. To complement the Central Feature, ‘Q by Aston Martin’ - the luxury brand’s bespoke personalisation service - has designed six unique Vantages, each honouring a famous race car from the company’s long and prestigious history.

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