Car Mag Reviews - Newsletter

By: Car Mag Reviews  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Car

June -Aug 2009

In the Coming Months I intend to set up a number of  pages

aimed at Car Clubs and interested individual parties  - Test Case

The First one is to help the Large Aston Martins Owners Club UK

I also had an approach from a large BMW Forum to do the same thing - If I produce this I Gain in return for a shared link

1/ Breakdown of Current Reviews 2006-2008

2/ And those Highlights I have uncovered and documented in my larger off Line reseach of magazines published from 1947-2005 current project is filling in gaps of my resrach early issues of Throughbred & Classic Cars; Classic & Sportscar 1980s Practical Classics and slow but precise reseach of The Automobile

Aston Martins Featured in Reviews 2006-2008


Aston Martin DB1 2.0 Sports Roadster discovered in a garden in 2 halfs Reg OPD 15 1 of 3 built as special run after offical DB1 produxtion had ceased Ch#AMC50/4 , car first owned by Patrick Garret - Bob Thredder now has it as well as 55 Lagonda Sedan not shown  Discovered story - October 2007 Classic & Driver


DB1 Roadster 1949  The Motor (GB) 1948 OCT 6 Page C2-C3   

Preview & Technical Analysis +cut Away


Aston Martin with Spanish body Oct 2008 Classic & Sportscar


DB2 2580CC 1950  27SEP 1950 The Motor P176-178 Road Test in the UK for car Reg VMF 63

DB2 2580cc 1950 APR 1981 Motorsport (GB) Page 428 Brief History on car Reg VMF 64

DB2 2580CC 1950  17NOV 1950 Autocar V95 #2868 P1153-1155 

on car Reg VMF 65

DB2 2580CC 1950 JUL74 Througbred & Classic Cars  V1 #10 Page 26-28 Reprint of Autocar Road Test and Further analysis

DB2 Convertible

DB2 2580CC 1950 conv MAY2001 The Automobile V19 #3 Page 44-49 Prototype 1st one ;Reg VMF 37;maroon;cover issue by Paul Clark


Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk1 Coupe 1954  returned to road after 10 year restoration 'Suits you Sir" qv by Tim Nevinson Reg UPF 7 (GB) Ch#LML/658 (includes poster -middle of magazine)
April 2006 NZ Classic Car

Reader who owned 2 historic Astons in the early 60s  1 of 3 1951 Aston Martin team cars VMF 65 and PUM 6 where Arnold Burton won the 3.0 class in 1951 Alpine Rally  and later he owned dB4Gt development car Ch#DO 199/1  comments on incorrect modeling and painting of these cars  -David Starling ; Waikanae Beach ***** Wow what a story!: December 2008 NZ Classic Car


DB2/4 2580CC 1953  02OCT 1953 Autocar V99 #3018 Page 441-443 Road Test in the UK Reg YMP 200 4spped manual 125bhp engine

DB2/4 2580CC 1954 DEC 1990 Popular Classics V2 #4 P114-118

Present day driving impression and history of this particular car and history of the model Reg OXO 13; 1 owner since new from HR Owen ; Richard Summers car ; feature titled "Time Capsule" by Paul Clark; tech specs 125bhp at 5000rpm 4spm

Off Line -Unusual

DB2/4 BERTONE COUPE 1955 Arnolt Auto Italia (GB) 2000 AUG

Page 30-33  Issue # 48

Italian feature on the Bertone bodied Aston Martin Arnolt 2nd to last produced and known only survivor; featurex includes profile on Stanley Harold Arnolt II; this car as of 2000 owned by anon in California carried Reg 18636 (Calif) chassis #: LML 765 Engine No V53d 213



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Aston Martin DB5 LHD stashed at a repair shop near the Charlotte airport, a previous owner in 1972 bought it for his teenage mistress  but head gasket blew 30 years ago -there it sat -Charlie Zagaroli rescued it getting restored  -Barn Find

Jan-Feb 2006 Motor Trend Classics Issue #3

DB5 James Bond Movie car


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DB6 Shooting Brake (Estate)



V8 1973-1989





Aston Martin V8 (new)

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Aston Martin Vantage



Lagonda Rapide 1961-1966

Lagonda DBS & V8 based Lagonda

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Lagonda (Wedge by William Towns)

The basis is beginings of a newsletter

Later Newsletters will be aimed at other makers where there is a demand

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