Motors running at annual Aston Martin parade in Leeds

The Aston Martin Rally at Farsley. Pictured with an Aston Martin V12 Vantage S , Aston Martin's fastest road car, from left, Mark Hill Head of Business JCT 600 Aston Mratin, Leeds, Coun  Ron Wood, and former apprentices at Newlands Works, David Sugden and Keith Foster.

The Aston Martin Rally at Farsley. Pictured with an Aston Martin V12 Vantage S , Aston Martin's fastest road car, from left, Mark Hill Head of Business JCT 600 Aston Mratin, Leeds, Coun Ron Wood, and former apprentices at Newlands Works, David Sugden and Keith Foster.

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PRESTIGE sports car brand Aston Martin’s historic links to a west Leeds village were celebrated by enthusiasts this weekend.

Dozens of members of the Aston Martin Owners Club drove their beloved cars to the village of Farsley, near Pudsey, for the celebration day on Saturday.

Aston Martin Rally at Farsley sat 10th sept 2016  Dominic Leckenby, eight, of Farsley

Aston Martin Rally at Farsley sat 10th sept 2016 Dominic Leckenby, eight, of Farsley

It is the third annual event to be held in Farsley, where the old Aston Martin Newlands Works factory one stood in the 1950s. The factory was owned by Huddersfield-born David Brown.

The famous Aston Martin DB series – immortalised when a DB5 featured in 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger – take their name from Brown’s initials.

Last September David Brown’s grandson Adam Brown unveiled a stone plinth in Westroyd Park in Farsley to mark the site of the former Newlands Works where the original DB2/4 MKII models were built.

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