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The WAJ Living Legends Series - Doreen Green
The year 2013 is the centennial for Aston Martin, one of the greatest marques in the history of the automobile. To help celebrate this occasion, WAJ is honored to have Doreen Green available to speak to us on Saturday, February 16, 2013 during lunch at YiPing Restaurant, 2416 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, CA. Arrive at noon with lunch served at 12:30pm, cost is $25.00 per person, pay in advance via Paypal.
Doreen Green enjoyed a fascinating life in the automobile business joining Aston Martin in 1949 and eventually going to work in the Aston Martin Racing manager for the legendary team manager, John Wyer. Doreen kept notes of all the racing activities that later became the basis for many articles and books about racing. She was also the person who suggested to John Wyer that an American chicken farmer from Texas and race driver of some note, Carroll Shelby, be given a chance to test drive an Aston Martin. Shelby and his co-driver, Roy Salvadori, won LeMans for Aston Martin in 1959.
Doreen met her late husband Dickie Green in 1952 after he joined Aston Martin as Chief Mechanic for Aston Martin Racing. His responsibilities included preparing cars for the team cars for all the significant races like LeMans, Monza and the Isle of Man. In 1956, the Green’s emigrated to the United States where Richard worked on Aston race cars for several private owners. Richard would again join Aston Martin in the late 1950’s, this time as Resident Engineer for Aston Martin, based in San Lorenzo, CA. The Green’s involvement with Aston continued for many years thereafter but to hear about that you’ll have to join us for lunch with Doreen Green.
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