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Upcoming Events

March 2015 - 73rd GRRC
Desmond has entered the Austin A40 in the Sopwith cup. Preparations are underway!
May 2015 - Bonhams Works Service Auction
Desmond J Smail have booked the restaurant for the company annual luncheon!
 
May 2015 - AMOC Spring Concours
Desmond Smail are looking forward to attending the AMOC Spring Concours at Woburn Abbey. How about joining him for a picnic?

Motorsport

Desmond's motorsport involvement traces all the way back to the formative days of his professional life, working on Aston Martin racing legends like Project 215, and he’s remained involved ever since.

Behind the wheel, Desmond's early racing saw him contest the Slick 50 Road Saloon Championship and Tomcat Challenge. In 2011, Desmond relaunched his race team, Border Reivers, in the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge.

The team has also prepared a host of one-off Aston Martins for competition, including, uniquely, rallying. In 1997, we readied a DB5 for the legendary, 47-day Peking to Paris Challenge. It was the first Aston Martin home.

Other campaigns have included the Monte Carlo Challenge, the North Cape Rally and the Round The World in 80 Days Challenge.

If you have an interest in taking an Aston Martin into competition, whatever the adventure, we’d love to hear from you.

News

March 2015 - Desmond J Smail feature in the Spring Vantage Magazine

Look out for the 7 day feature on Desmond Smail in the Spring issue of Vantage Magazine! and find out why 'he can be a bit gruff!'
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March 2015 - Olney Classic Car Club

26 members of the Olney Classic Car Club visited Desmond J Smail. They were given a tour of the showroom by Desmond himself. Then taken behind the scenes over at 36 East Street and shown the workshops by Mark Busfield and Mark Lever, where they were taken through the process of a restoration. A successful and enjoyable evening was had by all!
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January 2015 - Desmond Smail Company Shoot & Dinner

The shoot was held at Lodge Farm, Turvey The day started with Breakfast with the traditional bacon rolls at the Desmond Smail Car Showroom in Olney. Guests were a mix of customers and suppliers with guest appearance from Aston Martin Works Racing Driver Darren Turner. Although we had a few novices on the shoot our local farmers looked after them well with 103 pheasants. The gentleman then resided to The Swan Bistro in Olney for an evening meal where an enjoyable evening of local food and wine was consumed.
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January 2015 - Desmond Smail Sponsored Rugby Match

Desmond J Smail is an Official Sponsors of ORFC First XV & Colts. Desmond invited 40 guests to his annual informal luncheon at Olney Rugby Football Club on Saturday 17th January 2015. Guest enjoyed an Indian Curry lunch supplied by the local Four Pillars Indian restaurant accompanied by a barrel of Marston’s Beer! Final Score:Olney RFC 1st XV 26 v Oadby Wyggestonians 31
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January 2015 - WWI Commemorative Edgar Mobbs Match at Olney RFC

Desmond Smail Sponsored the WWI Commemorative Edgar Mobbs Match at Olney RFC on Jan 24th 2015 Olney Ladies XV vs British Army Women's Development Olney XV vs 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment XV The significance of this date is that 100 years ago on that weekend, a Charity International Match was played at Northampton between Scotland and England with several players involved with Olney RFC playing for England, including Edgar Mobbs. The match was played to help Edgar Mobbs form his own Battalion to which many sports players and people from this surrounding area subsequently joined. Edgar Mobbs was considered both a sporting and war hero and was sadly killed in 1917. Over the course of the First World War, 16 Olney players lost their lives.
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July 2014 - We have moved in London

Due to business expansion Aston Service London and Aston Sales Kensington have moved to a new, larger premises. At their new, improved facility you can be assured of even better service at the quality you expect, with the same on-site expertise for all Aston Martin servicing and sales needs. You will find us at: 35 Brunel Road, Westway Estate, London, W3 7XR
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