The Jon Gross Memorial Trophy race for Historic Aston Martins
Images Courtesy of Oliver Read
The Jon Gross Memorial Trophy race for Historic Aston Martins shows off some of the finest examples of the Aston Martin marque from the years when it was striving and developing its cars for success at Le Mans - one of the most prestigious and famous races in the world.
Several of the actual cars racing, ran in period at Le Mans and many identical models were regular Works team entries; pre-war, 'Ulsters' were the Aston team cars, then in the post-war David Brown era firstly the DB2s, followed by the DB3s and in turn the DBR series - that finally won in 1959. Pre-war cars compete for the 'Mort-Goodall Cup', and post-war cars for the 'Jon Gross Memorial Trophy'.
Many of these cars are driven on the road and are a testament to the Grand Touring car principles that applied both then and now. Values have made these cars very precious so it is a tribute to the owners and preparers that so many appear in a proper historic race.