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Aston Martin Video Tribute to Carroll Shelby, Roy Salvadori & Ted Cutting - Web Exclusive

Aston Martin has produced a video tribute to the Shelby, Salvadori and Cutting using original footage from the 1959 Le Mans race.

Greg Emmerson
Jun 13, 2012
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As part of the worldwide tributes to the late Carroll Shelby, Aston Martin will be returning to Le Mans this year with its race-winning 1959 DBR1. It forms part of a tribute to its drivers Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori, as well as chief engineer Ted Cutting, who all sadly passed away in recent weeks. Along with a unique video, it is part of many tributes Aston Martin will pay during Le Mans week.

Aston Martin’s Head of Motorsport, David King, commented: “We were deeply saddened by the loss of Carroll, Roy and Ted. They played a huge role in Aston Martin’s racing history and will remain part of the company’s heritage. To mark their passing, we felt it fitting to return their car to the scene of its greatest victory.”

The DBR1 will travel to Le Mans where it will be on display at the Parc du Raccordement near to the start of the pit straight.

The factory-entered #97 and #99 Vantage GTE cars racing this weekend will both carry a commemorative plaque, while the drivers will have the initials of Shelby and Salvadori, and the number 59, on their helmets.

In addition, Aston Martin’s V12 Zagato entered in the Aston Martin Racing Festival of Le Mans will switch from its #005 designation to #59.

The Festival of Le Mans starts at 11.15 CET on June16 and is an exclusive single-marque support event that will see 30 GT1, GT2, GT3 and GT4 racecars competing for 45 minutes in the largest display of Aston Martin-built racing cars ever.

Aston Martin has produced a video tribute to the Shelby, Salvadori and Cutting using original footage from the 1959 Le Mans race. The silent film depicts the drivers arriving at the track, racing the DRB1 and taking the checkered flag to win.

To view the video, click here: http://bit.ly/NekjpG.

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