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David Appleby Engineering becomes exclusive European Distributor for VelocityAP
David Appleby Engineering & VelocityAP have agreed to a deal which sees the Aston Martin Racing partner team become VelocityAP’s exclusive European distributor for their Aston Martin products, as well as a preferred distributor across other marques.
VelocityAP’s Stuart Dickinson: “We have enjoyed a very close working relationship with David Appleby Engineering for some time now, which this deal serves to further strengthen. By committing to substantial stock-
Our new Canadian base of operations has driven down production costs on many of our products, so this exclusive arrangement will also see much more competitive pricing for UK & European customers. We look forward to seeing the brand continue to expand in this market.”
DAE’s James Appleby: “This deal has been a long time coming, Stuart and ourselves have put together a deal which will be great for all our customers going forwards. We will always carry stock of the products so we can react to demand and send out on a next day service -
Macmillan Racing will make its British GT4 Championship debut under the Generation AMR Macmillan Racing banner this season with teenage driver duo Jack Mitchell and Matty Graham.
The team has entered a 2016-
Mitchell was crowned Ginetta Junior champion in 2014 before contesting rounds of last season’s Renault Clio Cup and Mini Challenge, while former world karting champion Graham has entered Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup and NEC over the past two seasons.
And the 19-
“I'm really excited that I've been given the opportunity to race with Macmillan Racing in the British GT Championship driving their Aston Martin Vantage GT4,” said Graham. “I tested the Aston Martin with the team and felt comfortable with the car and with them.
“GT4 will be a different experience for me as I have been racing single-
“This is such a great chance for me,” said the 17-
Macmillan Racing was created and founded by David Macmillan, together with Richard Dencer and commercial partner Simon Sanderson. The team has been set up with the aim of developing young, talented drivers and engineers through a ladder programme from GT4 and GT3 to GTE and on to Le Mans.
“Our focus is on the team to develop future GT talent; both drivers and engineers,” said Macmillan. “I am delighted to welcome our first young guns, Jack Mitchell and Matty Graham. We have exciting plans in place; come and join the ride as we work towards our Le Mans dream.”
The team has secured commercial partnerships with Dickies Workwear, SuperCar Finance and IWI Watches.
DAE helps Brandon & Lewis James to successful completion of the Cambrian Rally
Long term friend and customer Brandon James recently brought his Mk2 Escort Rally car to us for pre rally preparation for the 2014 Cambrian Rally based in Llandudno, North Wales. Brandon had his son Lewis co-
Brandon had the following to say, ‘We finished. Having had a mechanical retirement in the same event last year we were very pleased with a finish. This event was also the first for Lewis navigating. He did a good job, very proud. Big thanks to David and James Appleby for taking care of everything before, during and after the rally, it would not have been possible without your help.’
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New fixed rate Aston Martin road car servicing packages on offer
Here at DAE we have introduced a fixed rate yearly service cost for the Gaydon era Aston Martins. We have done this so our customers can easily compare our prices to main dealer servicing costs and other independents as well as being comfortable in the knowledge that there will no nasty surprises when they come to settle their bill. We offer the most competitive pricing in the market for servicing and parts, any extra work required outside the standard service is charged at £60p/h.
All service parts are genuine Aston Martin OEM parts and these are included in the prices given under the Aston Martin Servicing link at the top of the page or follow this link
DAE complete end of season rebuild of customers Mitsubishi Evo 6 Rally Car
David Appleby Engineering are proud to announce their appointment as the Premier Aston Martin Centre for Nitron Suspension.
Nitron are respected worldwide for their range of premium suspension upgrades which offer racecar features and ultimate performance to the more demanding press-
Fully adjustable packages are available for road, track-
Package prices start from £2,195 + vat (Plus fitting if required).
DAE returns to Aston Martin GT4 Racing
The name ‘SuperRacing’ refers to British GT rookie Holder’s connection with the clothing brand Superdry, which he co-
2016 will be Holder’s first season of racing any form of car and, understandably given the highly competitive nature of British GT4, views it as very much a learning experience.
“We are extremely proud to be competing in this season’s British GT Championship,” he said. “We have a dedicated team with a winning heritage behind us who share our determination to race strongly and succeed. We expect our first season to be a steep learning curve and are using it to build a solid foundation for future class wins for the SuperRacing Team.”
“I am looking forward to racing alongside James in the forthcoming British GT Championship,” said George. “James and I have been working closely together for the last six months and have forged a great partnership that we look forward to developing even further on the track. I am both proud and excited to be a part of the future of the SuperRacing Team.”
Team owner David Appleby added: “It will be Holder’s first season racing so we want to make sure he learns what is required to be competitive going forward. He is a driven and focused individual, as you would expect, so I know he will push himself whilst still enjoying what a great championship British GT has become.
“James and Matthew work well together with Matthew having coached him on the Base Performance GT simulator. The GT4 Aston Martin is the perfect car for James and Matthew’s first year racing together; reliable, safe and fast.”
David Appleby Engineering heads for the Abu Dhabi sun to compete in the Gulf 12hr Race
David Appleby Engineering under the Generation AMR SuperRacing banner will be competing in this years Abu Dhabi based Gulf 12hr Race with a brand new Aston Martin GT4.
The team of drivers taking on the challenge will be the normal Generation AMR SuperRacing lineup of James Holder (GB) & Matthew George (GB), they will be joined by 2016 Britcar production GT Championship winner Chris Murphy (GB) & Dubai based creventic racing stalwart Sam Taheri (IR).
The team will be using their brand new Aston Martin GT4 which the received from Aston Martin Racing only days before the container left. “We had time to shakedown and test the car then managed to squeeze in the wrapping of the car in its special Abu Dhabi livery -
DAE have been campaigning the Aston Martin GT4 since 2010 but this will be their first long distance endurance event in the car, which is amazing really as the car is so well suited to this type of event. It is relatively easy to drive at a fast pace, reliable and most importantly safe.