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A unique insight of how businessman and motoring novice Barry Weir drove into the world record books at the wheel of his wife’s 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4. He became the first person to drive an historic sports car around the world in 80 days... a new world record. Crossing four continents and driving through 22 countries, it was the longest ever rally in the history of the car and the first ever timed circumnavigation of the globe for a magnificent collection of 40 classic, historic and vintage cars.

The story begins almost two years before the rally itself when Barry bought the car for his wife at auction. But just a couple of weeks later after hearing about the rally he casually asked permission to “borrow” it. Driving Ambition is an inspirational account of what it is like to prepare for and take part in such an event - the frustrations, the personal, mechanical and driving challenges and the sheer joy of arriving home after 80 days on the road.

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This unique shooting-brake was designed and commissioned by the private British Aston Martin enthusiast and collector, Barry Weir and built by Bertone.

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BARRY WEIR: A First in Racing

Barry Weir got into the mobile homes business in the UK in 1978. He is now retired but offering consulting advice on Britain’s new Mobile Homes Act. Barry Weir is also a car enthusiast, a passion that didn’t begin until he was forty years old, and his family gave him a Mercedes SL for his birthday. He has since become the first person to race a DB7 in a track event anywhere in the world.

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