ASTON MARTIN COMPETITION DEPT.
COAST BRITISH RACING
Livermore, CA. USA
Thanks you for stopping by our Competition page(s). WCB is not new to Aston
far from it. Richard Green, Michael's father, was part of the David Brown
-ASTON MARTIN Team
for the 1952 to the end of '54 season (Michael's mum, Doreen, had been John
Wyres secretary from 1949-56). He was involved first with Supercharging some
of the works race cars and later went on to work on, prepare, and build
Richard came to America in Feb 1956, sadly the job that was waiting for him
when he arrived was no more, the "new" race team that would see him a chief
mechanic and Ken Miles as driver, had been shelved. The following day
he joined Tony Paravanno's team, and within weeks became shop foreman! When
Tony ran into tax issues Richard took care of Joe Lubin's cars, and by
spring '58 John Wyer sought him out, making Richard the Resident Engineer
for David Brown- ASTON MARTIN, based in San Leandro, CA.
was while at Aston's in San Leandro that Richard met George Newell of
Alameda, CA. George wanted to buy a MKIII he'd found in the LA Times paper,
this car was a maroon closed coupe' ... in fact it was Ricky Nelsons car,
the same one Richard had delivered and Harriet had signed for! This was the
beginning of a very long friendship between Richard & George, sadly both are
gone now, Parkinson's taking them both. That said, they live on in the many
Aston Martin's and Aston engine they restored over the many year.
Above: LeMans Tech
1955, Dickie Green (second from left) takes DB3S/3 of Shelby & Frere.
WCBR Aston Martin MkIII Drophead Project 2014
Owner: Mr Taft, Chassis # AM300/3/1752
arrived in boxes... Having been apart since 1984.
Engine for AM300/3/1752 goes back
in the chassis in August 2014.
In addition the complete brake
system was overhauled and dual masters fitted.