Aston Martin Twin cam 16 valve GP cars




Aston Martin Twin cam 16 valve GP cars

Rok výroby 1922 - 1925

Kategorie: Předválečná era

B and M Twin cam 16 valve GP cars

The car pictured on this page is one of two Grand Prix Team cars (TT1 and TT2) built for Count Zborowski to compete in the 1922 Isle of Man TT (although they were not ready in time) and subsequently, the French GP in Strasbourg. It is the oldest surviving racing Aston Martin and thankfully is still actively used on the track to this day. Originally featuring a engine with twin camshafts and 16 valves, the car is now fitted with the Benson Twin Cam engine. This was designed by The Hon. John Benson as a new power unit for the cars just before Bamford and Martin called in the receivers in 1925.

This famous car has for many years now been affectionately known as Green Pea. It has a very interesting history which is best understood by reading the AMOC register.

The below set of photographs also shows the very last team car built under Lionel Martin; a two seater with a 16 valve twin can engine, built for Humphrey Cook for the 200 mile JCC race at Brooklands in 1925. Sadly it crashed on the first lap although has successfully raced since.

Also pictured is chassis 1934, especially built for Captain George Eyston which he entered the JCC 200 mile race at Brooklands where he finished 3rd and the BARC Whitsun race where he finished 1st.  The next year, he entered the first British Grand Prix at Brooklands although the car retired with a broken fuel pump. Chassis 1934 has just completed a restoration and was shown at the Kensington Palace Centenary Celebrations and the 2013 Pebble Beach Tour prior to the 

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