The Ted Inman Hunter Aston Martin scrapbook collection,
Lot 231
The Ted Inman Hunter Aston Martin scrapbook collection,
Sold for £4,600 (US$ 7,731) inc. premium
Lot Details
The Ted Inman Hunter Aston Martin scrapbook collection,
17 albums, in card covered scrapbooks, running in volumes from 1914 and the dawn of Aston Martin to 1985, containing photographs, press cuttings, letters and other assorted marque related ephemera, concerning all possible aspects of the company of international races at Brooklands, Le Mans, TT etc to Trials and every other type motor sport and activity the company involved with during this period, many pages with hand annotations charting the story of the company. Charts and tables relating the company's products and travails. All albums folio size.

A fascinating record of the marque put together with enormous care and diligence by a true devotee.

Footnotes

  • E. Inman Hunter (known to his friends as 'Ted') was born in Lincolnshire in 1914, the son of an engineer and pioneer motorist. He developed an early interest in fine motor cars and, somewhat against the wishes of his parents, enroled as an apprentice at Aston Martin in the early 1930s. After four happy and exciting years a lack of job security lead him to a change of career and he joined the film industry - hardly a more secure avenue of employment.

    At the outbreak of WW2 he enlisted in the RAF but later transfered to an army unit making military training films. After demobilisation he resumed his career in the film world, spending several years in Australia helping to develop the emerging Australian film industry. He also spent a long period working for the BBC.

    He retained his lifelong passion for Aston Martins. He was the first registrar of the AMOC and he owned five pre-War cars; the best known of which was the 1931 team car LM7. Ted recorded on film and in detailed hand written records his re-build of LM7, a car that he had worked on during his apprenticeship at Feltham.

    Ted Inman Hunter contributed to the weighty volume - Aston Martin The Story of a Sports Car. He wrote Aston Martin 1914 to 1940 a pictorial review (published in 1976). His last and most significant publication was Aston Martin 1913-1947. After more than ten years spent researching for this book sadly he died in 1986 before finishing his manuscript. The task of completing this definitive reference was ably picked up by his friend Alan Archer.
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