Few marques have such a long and rich heritage both on the road and the track as Aston Martin. The marque will be celebrated this month with an incredible display of road cars at the EFG backed Classic & Sports Car – The London Show, which will feature everything from the oldest surviving Aston Martin through to the cars which made it a household name, such as the DB5.
In order to whet your appetite, here’s a selection of our favourite Aston Martin images from the LAT Photographic archive.
Lionel Martin at the wheel of the prototype registered AM 270. A win in a handicap race at this meeting was Aston Martin's first competition success.
Count Zborowski sprints up the Shelsley Walsh hill climb, finished third in the Light Car class.
A mechanic pours water over the radiator of George Eyston's Aston Martin in an effort to cool the engine. It retired with a blown gasket.
The Aston Martin Ulsters of Auguste Cesar Bartelli/Sammy Davis, Patrick Driscoll/SC Penn-Hughes and Elsie Wisdom/Mortimer Morris-Goodall set off for Le Mans.
St John Horsfall and Leslie Johnson take the chequered flag at Spa-Francorchamps
Geoff Duke's Aston Martin DB3 racing on the Isle of Man.
Aston Martin DB3S ready for action at La Sarthe.
Stirling Moss driving for the win at Goodwood in an Aston Martin DBR1.
The Aston Martin DB4GT of Jean Kerguen blasts off the line at Le Mans.
Robin Hamilton, David Preece and Mike Salmon finished 17th at Le Mans in their Aston Martin V8.
Aston Martin partnered with Nimrod Racing Automobiles to create the NRA/C2, which was driven at Le Mans by Tiff Needell, Bob Evans and Geoff Lees.
An Aston Martin DBR9 leads an Audi R10 through turn 15 at Sebring.