FORGET James Bond - Tim Lewis's love of Aston Martins has nothing to do with spies.
The ACT representative of the Aston Martin Owners Club Australia said the sleek cars have been a passion since he watched races in his boyhood.
"I was a young lad of about 10 or 11," he said.
"I got a book from the library, The Story of a Sports Car. I became fascinated with the cars because they were so successful on the track.
"Later on in my life, well into my 40s, I could afford to buy an old car that needed some work."
Mr Lewis has been part of the Aston Martin club for 31 years, and has three of his own.
"I've just been collecting them over the years," he said.
"They're just beautiful hand-made cars."
Two of his Aston Martins were on display as part of the club's biennial national meeting in Canberra on Saturday, with locals gathering to examine the collection of cars beside Lake Burley Griffin. STAFF REPORTERS