Aston martin is one of the oldest car brands still in existence. And among the most noble. British flair blows through the interior here. The vehicles are tailored to the english aristocracy. Even if they now come from china and the arab world. Nevertheless: aston martin, that is history on the road.
Lionel martin, one of the founders, was the scion of a rich family. Money played no role and so he became enthusiastic about motor sports and from then on thought of nothing else. The best proof of this is that on the eve of the first world war (on 15. January 1913) he founded his first company – bramford martin ltd. Together with his partner, robert bramford, he wanted to sell singer automobiles. Race victories were to be a sales stimulus.
And indeed, he scored a few points at the hill climb in aston clinton, which was the final eureka moment for his own car brand and naming. There was a first prototype in 1915. In 1920, the car was fully developed and a small series followed. Count lou zborowski helped lionel martin financially and won a few races and set some records for aston martin. But zborowski died in an accident in monza and the company went bankrupt.