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June 2015 - Goodwood Festival of Speed
Goodwood’s Festival of Speed will take place this year from 25th – 28th June, hosting eighteen manufacturers who have signed up to allow visitors to the event to experience their latest and greatest models. Most of them will tackle the hillclimb course, honouring this year’s theme: “Flat-out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge”.
June 2105 - Motorama
The Newport Pagnell and Olney Lions Club are hosting their annual Motorama Event in Olney, Market Square on Sunday 14th June. Why not enter your car http://npolneylions.btck.co.uk/

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

June 2015 - Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Goodwood’s Festival of Speed will take place this year from 25th – 28th June, hosting eighteen manufacturers who have signed up to allow visitors to the event to experience their latest and greatest models. Most of them will tackle the hillclimb course, honouring this year’s theme: “Flat-out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge”. If you’re looking for on-site accommodation, Land Cruise have the largest selection of rental motorhomes on south coast, and offer to deliver and collect your motorhome from the Goodwood site as standard. Take a look at their fleet on the Land Cruise website: http://www.landcruise.uk.com/
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April 2015 - Make the most of your retirement with an Aston Martin

On 6 April 2015 changes to the pension policy came in to force, enabling anyone over the age of 55 to choose to do what they liked with their savings, regardless of their total pension wealth. Labelled the ‘retirement revolution’, Desmond tells us why there’s never been a better time to invest in the classic car market. Over 55s now have three options for the future of their savings, either they take all of their money in a lump sum, take it bit by bit or put it into an annuity, which acts like a regular income. The value of classic cars has rocketed over the past decade. This, combined with no capital gains tax, which is charged at 28 per cent for higher-rate taxpayers and 18 per cent otherwise, could make classic cars a sound investment. Over the last 40 years on business I have seen the huge value that these cars hold both in terms of personal and financial, and therefore have a deep and historic understanding of what makes the Aston Martin brand so significant. We get a variety of customers who come through our doors; some who are looking for a piece of history to love and cherish, and others who are simply interested in the value of a vehicle and its likely return on investment. However, something that all of our customers have in common is that they have done their research, with meticulous attention paid to the rarity, value, condition and history of every Aston Martin that passes through our showroom. As well as being a great anecdote for dinner parties, a car with an interesting story to tell can fetch a very healthy sum. With this said, not every purchase of a classic car ends this successfully and it is important that anyone considering investing in a classic Aston Martin weighs up the entire cost, not just of buying, but also insuring, storing and restoring the car. The obvious advantage of buying a restored car is that you can enjoy your investment straight-away, or on the flip side it is ready to resell. For anyone looking to spread their investment, restoration is a great way to achieve this and the return can inevitably be all the more rewarding.
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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!'
March 2015 Desmond J Smail feature in the Spring Vantage Magazine 1
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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