May 12, 2011

The Handmade, Bespoke Pride Of Newport Pagnell: AML Soapbox Derby Winner

ON THE OTHER HAND.

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Wow, I mean, just wow:

Lot No: 189
The 'AML' Soapbox, outright winner of the 2010 Newport Pagnell Soapbox Derby
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designed and built by former Aston Martin employee Roy Pink of Roy Pink Cycles, Newport Pagnell, alloy box construction with cycle running gear and 4 wheel V-brakes, miniature DB5 nosecone, the chassis and nose sprayed by Aston Martin Works Service, fitted with Weinmann racing wheels to the rear and BMX wheels on the front.

Estimate: £400 - 600

Footnote:
This lot is offered for sale on behalf of the Willen Hospice.

The AML Soapbox Racer was used at the annual Newport Pagnell Soapbox Derby in 2010, a series of push start races down Silver Street. The AML Soapbox Racer won all three classes of racing, comprising adult, child and general.

Handmade, by and at Aston, a documented race winner--for the kid class, too--and being sold to benefit a charity. This is truly the greatest, most honorable vehicle to come out of Newport Pagnell in the last twenty years, if not more. Wait, when did the Lagonda start?

UPDATE: £580. At least it sold for more than that 7-UP mess.]

May 21, Lot 189: AML Soapbox Derby Racer by Roy Pink Cycles & Aston Martin Works Service [bonhams.com]

1 Comment

Technically it was only painted at Aston and I'm pretty sure it only has brakes on 2 wheels...but it's definitely a sweet vehicle.

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