About Bamford Rose

“A quality car of good performance and appearance: a car for the discerning driver with fast touring in mind, designed, developed and built as an individual.”

Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford

Aston Martin A1 Coal Scuttle

In 1913 Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin fitted a four-cylinder Coventry-Simplex engine to the chassis of a 1908 Isotta-Fraschini racing car designed by Bugatti.

They named their car Aston Martin, after Lionel Martin and the Aston Hill Climb racing course, where the pair had already achieved racing success. Their first production car was completed in 1919, and the company’s joint pre-occupation with production cars and racing success was established.

Working in a new era, Bamford Rose finds its inspiration in the original spirit, precision, dedication and expertise that inspired the factory’s original founders. The true engineering genius behind the factory was the engineer Robert Bamford. It is his name, combined with that of the first-ever new era Aston Martin race car, named Rose by the factory, which gives Bamford Rose its title and inspiration.

Bamford Rose offers Aston owners an unrivalled personal engineering service based on the principles that defined the original founders’ dream. We are inspired by the same vision of exhilarating performance, high standards and individual character. We offer unrivalled engineering expertise, precision craftsmanship and genuine personal service to a wide audience of Aston Martin owners. Behind Bamford Rose is a team of Original Equipment design engineers who have worked for many OEMs and delivered projects into production for them.

We use our engineering prowess to:

  • Liberate extra horsepower while maintaining reliability
  • Make drivetrains more durable and more responsive
  • Reduce stopping distances
  • Improve ride and handling

A New Era

A New Era

A New Era: The Ultimate Independent

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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

The Bamford Rose Team

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Workshop Tour

Workshop Tour

The Bamford Rose Workshop

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