Before Aston Martin, David Brown built the VAK1 Cropmaster tractor


While flipping through The Times newspaper in late 1946, industrialist and engineer David Brown stumbled upon an ad selling a “High Class Motor Business.” Already steeped in the world of engineering and manufacturing, the Englishman’s interest was piqued. He visited the company headquarters only to discover that the company for sale was none other than Aston Martin. During Brown’s visit he had the chance to drive one of the company’s prototypes, and seeing great potential in it, he opted to purchase the company with which his name would forever be tied.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/05/31/david-brown-built-cropmaster-tractor