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Aston Martin: Made in Britain written by stunt driver Ben Collins

By: Anders Frejdh
Ben Collins Aston Martin Made in Britain book
Aston Martin: Made in Britain is a new 304-page book in English written by ace stunt driver Ben Collins published by Quercus on 15th October 2020. Collins doubled for Daniel Craig in the last four James Bond movies including the upcoming No Time To Die.

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From bestselling author, racer and stunt driver Ben Collins - the man who was The Stig in Top Gear - comes a story of spies, speed and hard-driving genius: a driver's love letter to one of the world's best-loved machines.

Aston Martin's first, wickedly fast models were forged at a time when Ferrari's premises at Maranello was nothing but a ploughed field.

This book celebrates a century of innovators who kept the fire burning brightly for over a century, from the visionary pioneers Martin and Bamford to modern-day design guru Adrian Newey; from a glamorous web of pre- and post-war spies and racing drivers, to David Brown and the achingly beautiful DB models beloved of Bonds past and present.

Ben Collins explores the car with the double-o prefix from a unique perspective behind the wheel, carving through country lanes in his father's V8 Vantage, driving Aston Martins in four James Bond movies - Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), SPECTRE (2015) and No Time To Die (2021) - and competing against them in the legendary Le Mans 24-hour race.

FSWL friend David Zaritsky interviews Ben Collins about Aston Martin: Made in Britain

Ultimately, this is a very British success story: of a triumph of engineering that has burned brightly from the Roaring 20s to the 2020s, and an iconic car that never says die.



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