Aston Martin World - Driving Ambition, about the Author Barry Weir

Barry Weir’s original book has been out of print for several years but because of ongoing demand, he wanted to make the contents available to a wider audience, so here it is on the web for all to see…

Barry is still passionate about classic car rallying and races both his 1965 Austin Healey 3000 and a 1968 Mercedes SL280 Pagoda at events both home and abroad. In early 2007 he came second in the South American rally – being beaten by just 2 seconds after leading the rally for over three weeks!

He is consistently in the top 5 places in nearly all the rallies he enters, repairs his cars himself during events and when not rallying, teaches mechanics how to prepare and build rally cars – as he says, there’s a world of difference between race cars and rally cars.

Barry retired from mainstream business life in the middle of 2007, and with his three daughters all having left home, he hopes he can devote more time to follow his passion – as he says, there’s only so much you can do to the garden and rallying is a whole lot more exciting than golf!

Barry Weir | Aston Martin World
Barry Weir | Aston Martin World

ASTON MARTIN JET 2+2 PRODUCTION CAR OF 1

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.
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CHAPTER ONE

Aston Martin World – Chapter 1 – An Innocent Gift – Driving Ambition by Barry Weir My passion for classic motor cars was a late

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CHAPTER TWO

Aston Martin World – Chapter 2 – Preparations Under Way – Driving Ambition by Barry Weir Once I’d made my decision and paid the deposit,

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CHAPTER THREE

Aston Martin World – Chapter 3 – Back to School – Driving Ambition by Barry Weir During August and September I spent weeks in Penrith

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CHAPTER FOUR

Aston Martin World – Chapter 4 – The Flying Dutchman – Driving Ambition by Barry Weir The engine As the car had recorded 402,000 miles

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CHAPTER FIVE

Aston Martin World – Chapter 5 – Problems, Problems and More Problems – Driving Ambition by Barry Weir On Saturday morning of the 8th of

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CHAPTER SIX

Aston Martin World – Chapter 6 – Almost Ready – Driving Ambition by Barry Weir I met George and Rita Richcreek, AMOC members from Minnesota,

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THE RALLY

Aston Martin World – Stage 1 – London to Istanbu – Driving Ambition by Barry Weir Day 1 – Monday 1st May London to Chantilly,

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