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Aston Martin outlines Centenary celebrations

Mon, 17 Dec 2012

Aston Martin celebrates its centenary year in 2013 and has outlined plans to celebrate 100 years of Aston Martin.

Officially, Aston Martin was founded in 1913 – although it was not until after the first world war ended that they actually started proper production – and with 2013 marking 100 years of Aston Martin there are celebrations planned throughout the year.

On 15th January – exactly 100 years since Aston Martin was incorporated – the oldest surviving Aston Martin – the A3 – will join the latest Aston Martin Vanquish at Henniker Mews in Chelsea, where Aston Martin originally operated, to unveil a plaque to commemorate the anniversary with the Aston Martin Heritage Trust Walter Hayes Memorial Lecture taking place that evening with Sir John Standing telling the story of Lionel Martin’s early experiences.

More public stuff will include a week-long celebration from 15-21 July with ‘Open House’ at Gaydon and a 1,000 guest party on 20th July and a Centenary Concours event in London the following day with the 100 moist iconic Aston Martins and up to 1,000 more Aston Martins making the largest ever gathering of the marque.

Aston martin are also planning a number of Centenary ‘Drives, including the inevitable ‘James Bond’ one around England and Wales, a Scottish Highlands and Islands drive, a six European countries jaunt and a Pebble Beach drive round California.

Aston Martin has certainly had its ups and downs over the last hundred years, but perhaps the latest investment in Aston Martin by InvestIndustrial will bring with it new engines and platforms from AMG and Mercedes to allow Aston Martin to start its second century in good shape.

By Cars UK