Aston Martin Centenary Event - Tomorrow, Kensington Gardens

Aston Martin Centenary Event - Tomorrow, Kensington Gardens

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ClassicMotorNut

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2,438 posts

109 months

Saturday 20th July 2013
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Sunday 21st July 2013 from 10:00am to 05:00pm

I wasn't going to be able to go, but my ex-plans for tomorrow have now been cancelled at the last minute, so it looks like I will be going to Kensington Gardens.

There will be 100 Astons displayed from across the years, including the A3 (oldest surviving Aston) and several Bond cars and Le Mans racers. Owners will also be able to exhibit their car in the Privé area.

I'm looking forward to it!

iva cosworth

44,044 posts

134 months

Sunday 21st July 2013
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Just got in from this,excellent display of Aston entire timeline,unique prototypes,

competition cars and styling exercises from the Italian carrozeria.

Shame the competition cars were in a special fenced off,ticket only bit but they were

visible to us plebs left outside just difficult to get pics of them...smile

Scooby P1

2,609 posts

200 months

Sunday 21st July 2013
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iva cosworth said:
Just got in from this,excellent display of Aston entire timeline,unique prototypes,

competition cars and styling exercises from the Italian carrozeria.

Shame the competition cars were in a special fenced off,ticket only bit but they were

visible to us plebs left outside just difficult to get pics of them...smile
Where abouts is it exactly? Might come and take a look....

iva cosworth

44,044 posts

134 months

Sunday 21st July 2013
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Bit late now, closes at 5pm.

You can access it from either Notting Hill Gate or the other side of Park.

Don't know the exact location name.

RichB

46,149 posts

255 months

Sunday 21st July 2013
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Yes it was an excellent display and well set out I thought with plenty of space around the various areas and between the cars. Le Mans display was good, as was the free champers and the 200 page glossy programme smile

iva cosworth

44,044 posts

134 months

Sunday 21st July 2013
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Just 1 pic for now as computer problems and i have to go out.



A Zagato concept,with coupe version next to it.

Genius or ugly ?

RichB

46,149 posts

255 months

Sunday 21st July 2013
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It wasn't my cup of tea but on another thread people like it. So who knows?

DB9VolanteDriver

2,510 posts

147 months

Sunday 21st July 2013
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Absolutely love it! Would buy one in an instant (if I could afford it, that is).

will_

6,014 posts

174 months

Sunday 21st July 2013
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Some pics - a great event, many thanks to the owners:


IMG_5293 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5294 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5295 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5301 by Pics253, on Flickr

I believe this is Stirling Moss's car?

IMG_5305 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5312 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5319 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5333 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5347 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5352 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5353 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5360 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5367 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5369 by Pics253, on Flickr

As featured in Octane this month:

IMG_5370 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5371 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5379 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5383 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5419 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5421 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5422 by Pics253, on Flickr

Rather liked these:

IMG_5429 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5436 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5461 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5464 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5468 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5484 by Pics253, on Flickr


IMG_5500 by Pics253, on Flickr

Just a shame the stewards prevented anyone from walking around the Aston Martin car-park!

Janesy B

2,550 posts

157 months

Sunday 21st July 2013
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Great pics, thanks for posting them. Knew I should have gone!

ClassicMotorNut

Original Poster:

2,438 posts

109 months

Sunday 21st July 2013
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will_ said:
Some pics - a great event, many thanks to the owners:

As featured in Octane this month:

IMG_5370 by Pics253, on Flickr
...and owned by our very own LordBretSinclair!

I agree, it was a shame about not being able to get into the car park, but it didn't really matter when just about every other kind of Aston was displayed elsewhere.

Once I've got my photos onto the computer I can show you some close-up pics of the Le Mans cars. Thanks again to the very kind man who gave me his pass, if he happens to come across this thread.

will_

6,014 posts

174 months

Sunday 21st July 2013
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ClassicMotorNut said:
...and owned by our very own LordBretSinclair!

I agree, it was a shame about not being able to get into the car park, but it didn't really matter when just about every other kind of Aston was displayed elsewhere.

Once I've got my photos onto the computer I can show you some close-up pics of the Le Mans cars. Thanks again to the very kind man who gave me his pass, if he happens to come across this thread.
Interesting, the V600LM is also owned by a Pher.

You're absolutely right but it's the first time I've ever been declined access to a car park and it's a shame those cars weren't used as a feature of the show.

Nonetheless a great event on a lovely day and the cars looked fantastic.

Scooby P1

2,609 posts

200 months

Sunday 21st July 2013
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Didn't make it in time but did see a white Vanquish centenary edition on the Fulham road with the number plate AML 1 so assume that had just come from the event.

Good pics, any more?

ClassicMotorNut

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2,438 posts

109 months

Sunday 21st July 2013
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More photos are available if people would like.


The 1921 A3 (oldest surviving Aston)


Razor Blade Special




Aston Martin Atom


DB2 prototype




Prince Charlie's DB6


Skyfall DB5


V8 Vantage from The Living Daylights













My legs have never ached so much.

delta037

406 posts

144 months

Sunday 21st July 2013
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Excellent free event with the surprise concepts from Zagato. Thanks Aston Martin and a Canadian gent who gave me a spare 'Privé' pass as his absent pal decided he preferred Golf British Open in Scotland to a world beating selection of Aston Martins in London. Brill.

Fun Bus

17,911 posts

189 months

Thursday 25th July 2013
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will_ said:

IMG_5353 by Pics253, on Flickr
That belongs to a PHer who lives in the East Midlands and whose name totally escapes me!

will_

6,014 posts

174 months

Friday 26th July 2013
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Fun Bus said:
will_ said:

IMG_5353 by Pics253, on Flickr
That belongs to a PHer who lives in the East Midlands and whose name totally escapes me!
V8LM appropriately enough!