Here Is Why The Aston Martin V8 Needs A Worthy Companion
Photography by Michael Schaap
It’s funny how things work out sometimes, in this case, the pursuit of a 1974 Aston Martin V8. In the span of a few weeks, I’d been introduced to photographer Michael Schaap and video game producer Martine Spaans, who not only drives a great Aston Martin and lives a short distance from Michael.
You know what’s cool? This car was first owned by the manager of Roxy Music.
Martine has had the car since 2008, saying it’s been a running project ever since. The first three years of ownership were spent getting it back into roadworthy shape, then two years of on-road use left Martine with a list of things to improve.
Since, it’s been at a friend’s garage and is “nearly done”, except for its cracking 41-year-old paint.
For this shoot, Michael had the idea to present both Martine and her car like you would if you encountered the pair on the road. You’d say, “Is that a…?” and swing your car around. Without further adieu, here is Martine and her 1974 V8.
Special thanks to Martine and Michael for arranging this shoot and living through a spot of overheating!