June 2009 VRJ (Aston Martin Tribute Issue)

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Interview: Carroll Shelby – John Zimmermann talks with the creator of the Cobra about his victory in the 1959 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a day that changed his life.

Profile: Le Mans Legend – Ed McDonough test drives the 1957 Aston Martin DBR1 that Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori drove to victory in the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Feature: Tortoise and the Hare – John Zimmermann examines the 1959 World Sports Car Championship and how Aston Martin parlayed a surprise Le Mans victory into an even more surprising championship.

Fast Lines: Aston Imprints – Pete Lyons remembers the experiences that lodged the identity of Aston Martin in his brain–and heart.

Heroes: Roy Salvadori – Robert Newman assesses the successful career of the genial English racer with the smooth Italian name.

Legends Speak: Winning at Le Mans – Roy Salvadori tells his side of the story surrounding Aston Martin’s victory in the 24-hour French classic.

Art History: “Clark of Course” – John Ketchell captures Jim Clark in an Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato at the 1961 Goodwood Tourist Trophy.

Hot Laps: The Toe at Watkins Glen- Skip Barber instructor Pat Daly guides us through one of the most challenging corners on the Grand Prix circuit at The Glen.

Fabulous Fifties: The DB Era – Art Evans recounts the crucial role played by David Brown in the history and success of Aston Martin.

Greatest Racecars: Aston Martin DBR1 – Team driver Noel Cunningham-Reid remembers the car that took him to the pinnacle of his career.

Last Lap: The Aston Legend – Mike Lawrence reveals there is more to the Aston Martin legend than burled wood and leather.

First Turn: Aston Milestone

Hidden Treasure: 1958 Deutsch Bonnet Le Mans Barchetta

Market Guide: Over 2-liter GT Cars.

 

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Dimensions 210 × 269 in

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