"Gerry Marshall in action at Thruxton in 2004"
These cars are mainly DB4’s some 5’s and one 6, that have been stripped out and lightened to c1000 Kilos, the majority now have 4500cc engines and a BHP of around 405+. They race on Hoosiers or Toyos depending which series they race in.
As Tim Cottingham says on his superb website:
“Indeed, such has been the development that has been put into these cars, the AMOC register has unofficially called these cars DB4 Series 6. The most highly developed are very often the fastest cars on the track, unbeatable by even the tuned V8's. Much of the development has been done by R.S.Williams, the famous Aston Martin specialist in Cobham, Surrey but also Aston Engineering of Derby and Goldsmith and Young. These cars represent what the DB4 line would have become if factory development of the 6 cylinder engine had been allowed to continue.”
At the moment, these AMOC regulated B3 Race cars race with AMOC, HGTCC Heritage Grand Touring Car Challenge, Some selected invitation races at The Masters series and with British Sports - GT & Saloon Challenge at Spa Francorchamps.
It is hoped that with the increased interest and publicity of these spectacular race cars that they will be invited into other series to race against other cars such as perhaps the Jaguar Etype 4.2 Race cars, which also suffer the same fate of not being able to be FIA’d and therefore have no recognized home in the motor racing world. These 2 groups of cars would make a spectacular sight racing at Goodwood. 1960's racing at its most exciting.
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