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.
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.