Aston Martin and Prodrive chairman David Richards swapped the boardroom for a different kind of office as he took to the wheel of a classic Aston Martin DB3S in the 2007 classic Mille Miglia in Italy.

Richards - co-driven by his wife Karen - borrowed the machine, 63 EMU, from JCB chairman Sir Anthony Bamford. The car was built in 1954 and was the seventh works DB3S chassis. It competed at Le Mans in 1955 at the hands of Roy Salvadori and Peter Walker.

The Bamfords and Richards' travelled in convoy in a DBR2 and two DB3Ss on the famous 1,500km event through northern Italy, which started and finished in Brescia and travelled as far south as Rome.