Oliver Winterbottom

Oliver Winterbottom worked at three major British sports car manufacturers during his career and contributed to the success of each, with distinctive designs. Winterbottom worked with luminaries of the British car industry like Sir William Lyons and Colin Chapman. Starting at...

Tadek Marek

Tadek Marek was a Polish engineer that joined Aston Martin from Austin in 1954. His work at Aston Martin culminated in the alloy inline six cylinder used on the Aston Martin DBR2, the straight six used by Lagonda and the famous...

Sir William Lyons

Sir William Lyons was born in Blackpool in 1901. He formed Swallow Sidecars when he was just 21 after getting a loan from his father. He partnered with William Walmsley who had converted army surplus motorbikes into sidecars and civilian motorbikes....

Lagonda Vignale

Revealed at the Geneva motorshow in 1993, the Lagonda Vignale is an Aston Martin concept car. Then under the ownership of Ford, the Vignale was built on the Lincoln Town Car platform. The Vignale also had to share a Ford engine,...

The Metro 6R4

One of the fastest and most spectacular Austin Rover cars ever built, the Metro 6R4 had only a superficial relationship with the standard production Metro car. Developed for Austin Rover by Williams Grand Prix Engineering. Named 6R4 after its configuration: 6...