AMOC EVENTS

Own­ers’ Club an­nounces two su­perb venues for 2017 Con­cours events

VANTAGE - - Contents - WORDS NIKKI WRIGHT

THE 2017 AS­TON MARTIN Own­ers Club sea­son is set to be one of the most ex­cit­ing in the Club’s his­tory, with a cal­en­dar packed full of pres­ti­gious and in­no­va­tive events. And it all kicks off with what prom­ises to be one of the Club’s big­gest ever Con­cours, at As­ton Martin’s new St Athan man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity in Wales on Sun­day, April 9.

The Con­cours will fea­ture cars from ev­ery model era of As­ton Martin pro­duc­tion, and they’ll be dis­played in one of the huge St Athan han­gars, which will ul­ti­mately be con­verted into the pro­duc­tion line for the new As­ton Martin DBX.

The event will also in­clude a very spe­cial As­ton Martin Her­itage Trust dis­play ded­i­cated to the orig­i­nal DBS, which is 50 years old in 2017, with the line-up ex­pected to in­clude some fa­mous and rare cars.

The Au­tumn Con­cours will be at the world-fa­mous Eden Project in Corn­wall on Sun­day, Septem­ber 17. The Con­cours will take place against the back­drop of the Project’s iconic Biomes, which nes­tle in a huge crater and house the largest rain­for­est in ‘cap­tiv­ity’ and many other at­trac­tions, in­clud­ing strik­ing con­tem­po­rary gar­dens.

En­try into the Spring and Au­tumn Con­cours is exclusive to As­ton Martin Own­ers Club mem­bers. Mem­ber­ship is from £99 a year (plus a £30 join­ing fee) and the ben­e­fits in­clude monthly and quar­terly pub­li­ca­tions, exclusive in­ter­na­tional din­ners and driv­ing tours, ac­cess to ad­vice and car sales fo­rums, the of­fi­cial AMOC Racing se­ries, and an ap­proved in­sur­ance scheme. Mem­ber­ship is open to en­thu­si­asts as well as own­ers.

Other exclusive AMOC mem­ber ac­tiv­i­ties for the year ahead in­clude Club dis­plays and hospi­tal­ity at na­tional events in­clud­ing the Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic, Good­wood Fes­ti­val of Speed and Spa Clas­sic. The Club also of­fers exclusive camp­ing pack­ages at Le Mans and the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence an As­ton Martin fac­tory tour. AMOC RACING is back for 2017 with an im­pres­sive se­ries of meet­ings at world­class cir­cuits in­clud­ing Sil­ver­stone, Brands Hatch, Snet­ter­ton and Oul­ton Park. Whether an ex­pe­ri­enced racing driver or new to motorsport, racing a mod­ern or clas­sic car, there is a grid to suit all, with friendly but com­pet­i­tive racing for tro­phies in­clud­ing the In­ter­mar­que Cham­pi­onship, As­ton Martin GT Chal­lenge and Innes Ire­land Cup. Some rounds will be shared with other cham­pi­onships – for full details and to book your space on any of the grids, visit www.amoc­rac­ing.org or call 01403 823138.

Com­ple­ment­ing the AMOC Racing cal­en­dar is a se­ries of sprints and track­days at venues around the UK, in­clud­ing Cur­bor­ough and Bly­ton Park.

DIARY DATES

April 9 Spring Con­cours, St Athan, Wales Sept 17 Au­tumn Con­cours, Eden Project, Corn­wall

RACING CAL­EN­DAR

April 23 Don­ing­ton Park May 13 Oul­ton Park June 24 Rock­ing­ham July 8 Snet­ter­ton 300 Au­gust 12 Brands Hatch Indy Sept 30 Sil­ver­stone Na­tional

For more details on all th­ese events, and also to find out about AMOC mem­ber­ship, visit www.amoc.org. You can also email hqstaff@amoc.org or call 01865 400400. Fol­low the Club on so­cial me­dia @amochq

PHO­TOG­RA­PHY AS­TON MARTIN/NEIL SIMS/DAVE BRASSINGTON

Above and be­low One of St Athan’s vast han­gars will be filled with gleam­ing As­tons of all ages at the Spring Con­cours. Motorsport in­cludes sprints and race meet­ings

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