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David Brown (entrepreneur)

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Sir David Brown (10 May 1904 – 3 September 1993) was an English industrialist, managing director of his grandfather's gear and machine tool business David Brown Limited and more recently David Brown Tractors, and one time owner of shipbuilders Vosper Thorneycroft and car manufacturers Aston Martin and Lagonda. [1]

50 relations: Amherst Villiers, Aston Martin, Aston Martin 2-Litre Sports, Aston Martin Atom, Aston Martin DB2, Aston Martin DB3, Aston Martin DB4, Aston Martin DB5, Aston Martin DB6, Aston Martin DBS, British Shipbuilders, Cheltenham Gold Cup, Classified advertising, David Brown Ltd., Douglas (motorcycles), Ferguson-Brown Company, Ford N-Series tractor, George Abecassis, Ham Polo Club, Harry Ferguson, Henry Ford, Henry Meadows, Horse racing, Huddersfield, Isle of Man TT, Jaguar XJ, Johannesburg, King James's School, Almondbury, Labour Party (UK), Lagonda, Massey Ferguson, Meltham, Monte Carlo, Nationalization, Newport Pagnell, Penistone, Polo, Rossall School, Shelsley Walsh, Tenneco, Textron, The Times, Tickford, Valveless, Vauxhall Motors, Vosper & Company, VT Group, W. O. Bentley, Walter Hayes, Yorkshire.

Amherst Villiers

Amherst Villiers (1900–1991) was an English automotive, aeronautical and astronautic engineer and portrait painter.

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Aston Martin

Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is a British manufacturer of luxury sports cars and grand tourers. It was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. Steered from 1947 by David Brown, it became associated with expensive grand touring cars in the 1950s and 1960s, and with the fictional character James Bond following his use of a DB5 model in the 1964 film Goldfinger. Their sports cars are regarded as a British cultural icon. Aston Martin has held a Royal Warrant as purveyor of motorcars to the Prince of Wales since 1982. It has over 150 car dealerships in over 50 countries on six continents making them a global automobile brand. Their headquarters and the main production site are in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England, alongside one of Jaguar Land Rover's development centres on the site of a former RAF V Bomber airbase. One of Aston Martin's recent cars was named after the 1950s Vulcan Bomber. Aston Martin has exploited its branding for projects including speed boats, submarines, bicycles, monster trucks, clothing and real estate development..

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Aston Martin 2-Litre Sports

The Aston Martin 2-Litre Sports was a sports car sold by Aston Martin from 1948 to 1950.

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Aston Martin Atom

The Aston Martin Atom is a prototype car, constructed in 1939.

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Aston Martin DB2

The Aston Martin DB2 is a sports car that was sold by Aston Martin from May 1950 through to April 1953.

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Aston Martin DB3

The Aston Martin DB3 and later DB3S were sports racing cars built in the 1950s.

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Aston Martin DB4

The DB4 is a grand tourer sold by Aston Martin from 1958 until 1963.

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Aston Martin DB5

The Aston Martin DB5 is a British luxury grand tourer (GT) that was made by Aston Martin and designed by the Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera.

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Aston Martin DB6

The Aston Martin DB6 is a grand tourer made by British car manufacturer Aston Martin.

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Aston Martin DBS

The Aston Martin DBS is a grand tourer produced by the British manufacturer Aston Martin Lagonda Limited from 1967 to 1972.

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British Shipbuilders

British Shipbuilders Corporation (BS) was a public corporation that owned and managed the shipbuilding industry in Great Britain from 1977 through the 1980s.

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Cheltenham Gold Cup

| The Cheltenham Gold Cup is a Grade 1 National Hunt horse race run on the New Course at Cheltenham Racecourse in England, over a distance of 3 miles 2½ furlongs (5,331 m), and during its running there are 22 fences to be jumped.

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Classified advertising

Classified advertising is a form of advertising which is particularly common in newspapers, online and other periodicals which may be sold or distributed free of charge.

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David Brown Ltd.

David Brown Engineering Limited is an English engineering company, principally engaged in the manufacture of gears and gearboxes.

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Douglas (motorcycles)

Douglas was a British motorcycle manufacturer from 1907–1957 based in Kingswood, Bristol, owned by the Douglas family, and especially known for its horizontally opposed twin cylinder engined bikes and as manufacturers of speedway machines.

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Ferguson-Brown Company

The Ferguson-Brown Company was a British agricultural machinery company formed by Harry Ferguson in partnership with David Brown.

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Ford N-Series tractor

The Ford N-Series tractors are a series of farm tractors that were produced by Ford between 1939 and 1952, spanning the 9N, 2N, and 8N models.

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George Abecassis

George Edgar Abecassis, DFC (21 March 1913 – 18 December 1991) was a British racing driver, and co-founder of the HWM Formula One team.

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Ham Polo Club

Ham Polo Club is a Hurlingham Polo Association Polo Club situated in Richmond in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, southwest London, England.

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Harry Ferguson

Henry George "Harry" Ferguson (4 November 188425 October 1960) was an Irish-born British engineer and inventor who is noted for his role in the development of the modern agricultural tractor and its three point linkage system, for being the first person in Ireland to build and fly his own aeroplane, and for developing the first four-wheel drive Formula One car, the Ferguson P99.

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Henry Ford

Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American captain of industry and a business magnate, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.

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Henry Meadows

Henry Meadows, usually known simply as Meadows, of Wolverhampton, England were major suppliers of engines and transmissions to the smaller companies in the British motor industry.

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Horse racing

Horse racing is an equestrian performance sport, typically involving two or more horses ridden by jockeys (or sometimes driven without riders) over a set distance for competition.

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Huddersfield is a large market town in West Yorkshire, England.

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Isle of Man TT

The International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) races are an annual motorcycle sport event run on the Isle of Man in May/June of most years since its inaugural race in 1907, and is often called one of the most dangerous racing events in the world.

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Jaguar XJ

The Jaguar XJ is the name of a series of full-size luxury cars sold by the British automobile brand, Jaguar Cars since 1968.

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Johannesburg (also known as Jozi, Joburg and Egoli) is the largest city in South Africa and is one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world.

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King James's School, Almondbury

King James's School is a coeducational secondary school located in Almondbury in the English county of West Yorkshire.

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Labour Party (UK)

The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.

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Lagonda is a British luxury car marque established in 1906, which has been owned by Aston Martin since 1947.

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Massey Ferguson

Massey Ferguson Limited is an American-owned major manufacturer of agricultural equipment, based in Brantford, Ontario, Canada until March 4, 1988.

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Meltham is a town and civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire, England.

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Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo (Monte-Carlo, or colloquially Monte-Carl; Monégasque: Monte-Carlu) officially refers to an administrative area of the Principality of Monaco, specifically the ward of Monte Carlo/Spélugues, where the Monte Carlo Casino is located.

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Nationalization (or nationalisation) is the process of transforming private assets into public assets by bringing them under the public ownership of a national government or state.

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Newport Pagnell

Newport Pagnell is a town in Buckinghamshire, England.

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Penistone is a market town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, which had a population of 22,909 at the 2011 census.

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Polo is a team sport played on horseback.

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Rossall School

Rossall School is a British, fee paying co-educational, independent school, between Cleveleys and Fleetwood, Lancashire.

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Shelsley Walsh

Shelsley Walsh is a small village and civil parish in Worcestershire, England, at the top of the western valley side of the River Teme.

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Tenneco (formerly Tenneco Automotive and originally Tennessee Gas Transmission Company) is an American Fortune 500 company that has been publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange since November 5, 1999 under the symbol TEN.

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Textron is an American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies industrial conglomerate.

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The Times

The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.

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Tickford is an automobile engineering and testing company with an almost two century-long history of coachbuilding and is now famous for tuning and such products as the 140 mph Tickford Turbo Capri.

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The Valveless was an English automobile manufactured, after lengthy development, from 1908 until 1915 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire.

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Vauxhall Motors

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Vosper & Company

Vosper & Company, often referred to simply as Vospers, was a British shipbuilding company based in Portsmouth, England.

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VT Group

VT Group is a privately held United States defence and services company, with its origins in a former British shipbuilding group, previously known as Vosper Thornycroft.

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W. O. Bentley

Walter Owen Bentley, MBE (16 September 1888 – 13 August 1971) was an English engineer who designed engines for cars and aircraft, raced cars and motorcycles, and founded Bentley Motors Limited in Cricklewood near London.

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Walter Hayes

Walter Hayes CBE (12 April 1924 – 26 December 2000) was an English journalist, and later public relations executive for Ford.

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Yorkshire (abbreviated Yorks), formally known as the County of York, is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Brown_(entrepreneur)

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