Chocks away for another great year
Duxford airfield Concours i S just one HIGHLIGHT of the 2016 amoc Calendar
the aston Martin owners Club has announced an exciting calendar of events for 2016, from concours d’elégance to race meetings, sprints and hillclimbs; from black-tie dinners to trackdays to european tours, and much more besides.
one of the first major events of the year is to be held at the imperial war Museum duxford, near Cambridge, with an international dinner on Saturday May 21 and Concours on Sunday May 22.
Saturday’s black-tie dinner will be held in the museum’s award-winning airspace exhibition, under the wings of the prototype Concorde, and the evening will include a talk by former Concorde Captain john Hutchinson. tickets are available only to amoc members and include a taittinger Champagne reception and three-course dinner.
on Sunday, out on the airfield, around 200 members will be displaying some of the country’s finest aston Martins in the club’s prestigious Spring Concours.
later in the year, on the evening of Saturday September 24, the autumn Concours dinner will take place ahead of the autumn Concours on Sunday 25. both are being held at beautiful Compton Verney, an 18th century country mansion near Kineton in warwickshire. to purchase tickets to either of the dinners or to enter the concours, email the amoc events team at email@example.com.
there will be a strong club presence at the donington Historic Festival (april 30-May 2, with discounted tickets available to members) the burghley House event (july 3, with a dedicated display for members’ cars) and also the actionpacked Silverstone Classic and familyfriendly Car Fest North (both july 29-31).
Meanwhile, the club’s own well-regarded racing programme kicks off on Saturday april 16 at brands Hatch by invitation of the british Gt Championship. the exciting weekend will include the launch of the brand new aston Martin Gt Challenge (see page 68 for more). More at www. amocracing.org. there’s also a full calendar of sprints and hillclimbs, starting at aintree, Merseyside, on april 23.
Sure to be a highlight of the year will be the club’s highly sociable trip to the le Mans Classic in july. a camping package will include entry tickets to the circuit for the weekend’s action, grandstand tickets, track laps and Sunday picnic hampers.
For details of all events, and to find out how to join the club, visit www.amoc.org.
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