Born in 1934 as a Aston Martin 1 ½ Liter Mark II long chassis, he had a quiet life in England. But suddenly everything changed when the Scottish Aston Martin enthusiast Jim Campbell bought the car. Owning “LM19” at the time was a privilege and fun for Jim, but not fun enough. So he decided to “build” a twin of his beloved works car, just better and faster. The car, already shorted at the time, received a 1935 2 Liter Speed engine and an Ulster bodywork. The result: the best of both worlds! He successfully raced the car on several tracks like Silverstone, Spa, Oulton Park, Donington,… .
In 2009 I had the pleasure to acquire the car from Jim. I still remember his last Scottish words after signing the contract : “I should have ask more from the Swiss …” ;) Since then, I participated on different Hill climb events in Switzerland, France and Austria like Ollon-Villars, Arosa Classic, Alpine Trail or Gaisberg. But nothing beats the Flying Scotsman, we participated 8 times and the car was always trouble free and we were always among the first in the hotel bar! When the car is not on a race track or hill climb, I use the MkII a lot for a sunset dash to a lovely lake restaurant with my wife. The speed and sound always puts a smile on our faces…!
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Somewhere in Scotland during the Flying Scotsman 2019; but you have to ask my navigator where exactly...