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AMOC CON­COURS AND BON­HAMS SALE COM­BINE FOR TWO-DAY SPEC­TAC­U­LAR

VANTAGE - - Contents - WORDS NIKKI WRIGHT PHO­TOG­RA­PHY IAN KEN­DALL/NICK ED­WARDS

News of a spec­tac­u­lar week­end for all As­ton Martin en­thu­si­asts

EN­GLE­FIELD HOUSE in Berk­shire will host a spec­tac­u­lar week­end of As­ton Martin-re­lated ac­tiv­ity over the week­end of June 2-3. The an­nual Bon­hams As­ton Martin Sale – for many years hosted by As­ton Martin Works in New­port Pag­nell – will be held in the grounds of the stately home on the Satur­day, June 2, with the club’s pres­ti­gious Con­cours D’etat tak­ing place on the Sun­day.

Marc Ay­lott, AMOC club sec­re­tary, said: ‘Stag­ing the Con­cours D’etat and Bon­hams auc­tion over the same week­end of­fers the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for our global mem­ber­ship to gather to­gether with our UK mem­bers and the pub­lic to en­joy two won­der­ful world-class As­ton Martin events, while en­joy­ing the back­drop of the won­der­ful Tu­dor-era En­gle­field House and its beau­ti­ful sur­round­ing gar­dens and wood­land.’

Other at­trac­tions will in­clude a spe­cial dis­play by the As­ton Martin Her­itage Trust show­cas­ing the V12 Van­quish model. The dis­play will in­clude the one-off Project Van­tage con­cept car that’s fea­tured on page 88 of this mag­a­zine and which led to the now le­gendary Van­quish. The whole event is open to all As­ton en­thu­si­asts – visit www.amoc.org for more de­tails.

AMOC MEM­BERS have plenty more to look for­ward to in 2018, in­clud­ing a num­ber of track­days. One high­light will be the day at Bly­ton Park on Fri­day June 22, giv­ing mem­bers a chance to safely ex­plore the per­for­mance of their cars at this ex­cel­lent fa­cil­ity, with ex­pert tu­ition on hand for those who’d like it.

Mean­while, the of­fi­cial AMOC racing se­ries con­tin­ues to be one of the best club-level racing se­ries in the UK, of­fer­ing friendly but com­pet­i­tive racing for both novice and ex­pe­ri­enced driv­ers of many dif­fer­ent iconic mar­ques, and from his­toric clas­sics through to mod­ern, power- packed GTS. The sea­son kicks off at Oul­ton Park on May 12, and con­cludes with the St John Hors­fall meet­ing at Sil­ver­stone in Oc­to­ber.

Mem­bers will also be able to en­joy two or­gan­ised trips to Le Mans this sum­mer. The first is for the 24 Hours, which this year is over the week­end of June 16-17, with spe­cial camp­ing and ticket pack­ages avail­able through part­ner 1st Tick­ets (more de­tails at www.1st-tick­ets.co.uk).

Firmly es­tab­lished as a high­light of the AMOC so­cial cal­en­dar, the club’s Le Mans Clas­sic ex­pe­ri­ence is back for 2018 (July 6-8). Mem­bers can ben­e­fit from a cham­pagne re­cep­tion, in­ner-cir­cuit hos­pi­tal­ity, a track pa­rade and in­ner- and outer-cir­cuit camp­ing op­tions, both just a few min­utes’ walk from the track. More at amoc.org or email ben.events@amoc.org.

An­other su­perb event is the Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic in July, and again, ticket pack­ages and in­field park­ing will be avail­able.

DIARY DATES

May 12 Oul­ton Park race meet­ing

June 2-3 Bon­hams sale and AMOC Con­cours, En­gle­field House June 16-17 Le Mans 24 Hours June 23 Brands Hatch race meet­ing July 6-8 Le Mans Clas­sic July 20-22 Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic July 29 Don­ing­ton Park race meet­ing septem­ber 1 Snet­ter­ton race meet­ing oc­to­ber 6 Sil­ver­stone St John Hors­fall

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

Left and above This year’s flag­ship AMOC Con­cours event will be at mag­nif­i­cent En­gle­field House (above). Clas­sic rac­ers will be in ac­tion at some of the UK’S top cir­cuits

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