Barry Weir Mobile Homes: Driving Ambitiion

Barry Weir made mobile homes his sole business concern in the late 1970s when he sold his interest in a hotel to focus on mobile homes. He spent nearly thirty years in the business before retiring in 2007. In the years in between his life had surprising and adventurous twists, including driving a 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 around the world in eighty days.

Barry Weir drove was the first person to ever do that in so short a time frame. His route took him across four continents and through twenty-two countries in what was the longest rally ever in the history of the Aston Martin. When it was over, Barry Weir emerged as the World Champion in the Historic Sports Car Class. He wrote an account of the rally and his winning performance in a book called Driving Ambition: An Adventure of a Lifetime, published in 2001.

Before he turned forty, Barry Weir had never shown much interest in sports cars, let alone competitive road rallies. Then his wife Roma presented him with a Mercedes as a birthday present, and Barry Weir was hooked; his enthusiasm only deepened when he got an Aston Martin DB7 for his forty-fifth birthday.

Barry Weir began taking part in as many road rallies as he could fit into his schedule, and he consistently placed in the top five in most of the rallies he entered. Then in 1998 he heard about the “Around The World in 80 Days Motor Challenge,” planned for the year 2000, and he decided right away to take part. “I have often had cause to reflect on my good fortune in my choice of a mate,” he wrote in Driving Ambition. “If it were not for Roma’s tolerance, patience and sense of humour, not to say generosity of spirit, I would never have managed to drive around the world.”


Barry Weir Mobile Homes: A Commissioned Concept Car

Barry Weir mobile homes was at the head of the mobile homes industry in the United Kingdom for many years, before Barry Weir retired in the middle of 2007.

Along the way, Barry Weir has led a life with many surprising twists and turns. He has owned a castle a designed and built what are described a stunning homes, and become a world champion road rally driver. Barry Weir also design the Aston Martin JET 2+2 sports shooting brake.

Barry Weir of mobile home renown commissioned the Aston Martin Rapide Bertone Jet 2+2, a one off fully production ready car that was first shown at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The car generated such intense excitement among Aston Martin devotees and the sports car world in general that Bertone had over 9.5 million hits on its web page.

It took three and a half months to complete the car, which is based on an earlier generation of the same model car, and marks the first time Aston Martin has had a JET in its stable.

Barry Weir first got interested in classic sports cars when he received a Mercedes for his fortieth birthday. He got his first Aston Martin, a DB7, for his forty-fifth birthday. He became a road rally enthusiast around the same time, and has since become the first person to race an Aston Martin DB7 in a track event anywhere in the world.

In 2000, Barry Weir drove in the “Around the World in 80 Days Challenge,” a road rally that took him across four continents and through twenty-two countries. When it ended Barry Weir was the winner in the won in the Historic Sports Car Class. He drove his wife’s 1954 Aston Martin DB 2/4.

Barry Weir Mobile Homes: Dunderave

Barry Weir mobile homes led the mobile homes industry in the United Kingdom for nearly thirty years, before Barry Weir retired in the middle of 2007.

In a life that has had many surprising twists and unexpected highlights, Barry Weir’s list of accomplishments includes the restoration of a Grade 1 Castle in Scotland called Dunderave. “It was a sixteenth century castle in an idyllic location on a promontory of Loch Fyne, close to Inverary,” Barry Weir recalls. He happened to see an ad for the castle in a glossy real estate magazine not long after his fortieth birthday and was intrigued to learn that the old citadel was for sale. “I immediately sent off for details.”

Barry Weir arranged to see the castle and the property on which it sat. He had an inkling he might like to buy it, but to be on the safe side did not tell his wife Roma what he was thinking. Instead, he took her on what he said was a weekend getaway to Scotland.

“It was a fine sunny day” the day that Barry Weir and Roma saw the place. Once she understood her husband’s intentions, Roma took it well. “Under Scottish property law there is no advertised asking price, so I offered what we could afford, and in October 1988 Dunderave Castle became the Weir family home,” Barry Weir later recalled. “Roma thought that it would be a challenging adventure, humouring me I suppose.”

Barry Weir mobile homes are names that have become synonymous in the United Kingdom.