I don't need much of an excuse to post pictures of the lovely Aston Martin DB3S with recognition blazes (that is, differently colored stripes around the radiator intake and on the front fender flares). The point of the blazes was to make the individual identity of team cars more clear to people scoring laps from the pits in those pre-transponder days. In this case, my excuse is a current racing Aston with a referential paint scheme.
|A DB3S with its original, traditional, grille shape and the older Aston shade of British Racing Green; this one with red|
|DB3S 009 and 010 with the later (ugly) front end: faired-in headlights and a flat, lower, radiator intake. These cars are|
also in the later, lighter, shade of British Racing Green made famous by the much more successful DBR1 race car.
|Stirling Moss in the DB3S at Sliverstone. Pictures like this were the iconic representations of speed, sophistication,|
and fun to me in my youth.