The Definitive Guide to Gaydon-era ASTON MARTIN

The Definitive Guide to Gaydon-era ASTON MARTIN

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Grant3

3,514 posts

212 months

Saturday 2nd July 2011
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Highrisedrifter said:
My copy turned up from Amazon just before I went on holiday on Saturday and i've been regaling my long suffering girlfriend with details on this options or that colour while we sit by the pool.
Great to hear that the book has earned its keep and thanks very much for the feedback - love the bit about the long suffering GF... I have one of those.. they need to share in our passion for cars! wink

Rex Racer said:
Grant,I received a copy of your book this week and love it. Great job! I'm so glad that someone stepped up and wrote about the modern-era cars (I'm also a fan of the older ones). I look forward to completing the book over the (U.S.) holiday weekend. Cheers, Dave
Thanks Dave, hope you get a few beers over the US holiday weekend beer

babyvantage said:
On our postal strike is finally over, will order a copy today!!
Looking forward to getting a copy.
All the way from Canada that car of yours looks very sultry on page 238 - in fact sex on wheels - try not run over any Royals while you are hooning around this weekend biggrin

Edited by Grant3 on Monday 4th July 07:20

Speedraser

1,380 posts

140 months

Monday 4th July 2011
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Just ordered it -- can barely wait to get it.

Grant3

3,514 posts

212 months

Thursday 25th August 2011
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Just a quick post to say that the Definitive guide to Aston Martin is now back in stock
( www.astonmartinreview.co.uk )and I believe all back orders went out yesterday.

Apologies for the delay, we were waiting for the 2012 model year data, which was very late out this year, to ensure the guide is fully up to date.

Thanks also to Mikey K for adding to the owners section cool

We have also sent out a free 2012MY PDF update to all those that already have the book, I hope you all got these ok and thanks again for your support. thumbup


Highrisedrifter

754 posts

111 months

Thursday 25th August 2011
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Grant3 said:
We have also sent out a free 2012MY PDF update to all those that already have the book, I hope you all got these ok and thanks again for your support. thumbup
Update received, printed out and attached to book. Thanks Grant. beer

mikey k

12,698 posts

173 months

Thursday 25th August 2011
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Grant3 said:
Just a quick post to say that the Definitive guide to Aston Martin is now back in stock
( www.astonmartinreview.co.uk )and I believe all back orders went out yesterday.

Apologies for the delay, we were waiting for the 2012 model year data, which was very late out this year, to ensure the guide is fully up to date.

Thanks also to Mikey K for adding to the owners section cool

We have also sent out a free 2012MY PDF update to all those that already have the book, I hope you all got these ok and thanks again for your support. thumbup
Better get mine ordered now then laugh

Token Jock

866 posts

196 months

Thursday 25th August 2011
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My copy arrived today, thanks smile

Had a quick scan and it looks as others have said a great read.

Well done Grant, happy to give you £20 for it thumbup

lady topaz

3,852 posts

211 months

Thursday 25th August 2011
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I bet you are banghead Grant, just when you thought you could put your feet up, a road legal Zagato turns up and a new DBS (possibly) lurking in the not too distant future.

A never ending labour of love, but there are quite a few of us who are grateful you took it on.

Better let you get on and sharpen your pencil.

Di

Grant3

3,514 posts

212 months

Friday 26th August 2011
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Highrisedrifter said:
Update received, printed out and attached to book. Thanks Grant. beer
Your welcome, although your toner must be empty after using all that black ink biggrin!

Token Jock said:
My copy arrived today, thanks smile Had a quick scan and it looks as others have said a great read.
Cheers TJ hope you enjoy it.


lady topaz said:
I bet you are banghead Grant, just when you thought you could put your feet up, a road legal Zagato turns up and a new DBS (possibly) lurking in the not too distant future.
A never ending labour of love, but there are quite a few of us who are grateful you took it on.
Better let you get on and sharpen your pencil.
Di
Your are right Di this year has been busy with a whole raft of new models and updates, so every time you go to press print something else pops up headache, but as the Zagato is in the reprint (& update) & the "new" model will likely be Geneva or later I think we are bang up to date read .... but A.M. certainly hold their cards close to the chest so you never know what is around the corner rotate!

mikey k

12,698 posts

173 months

Friday 26th August 2011
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Are the current stock the reprint with the update in?

krisdelta

4,108 posts

158 months

Friday 26th August 2011
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mikey k said:
Are the current stock the reprint with the update in?
Mine arrived yesterday and has the 2011 and 2012 info in it smile Lovely book too.

Grant3

3,514 posts

212 months

Friday 26th August 2011
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krisdelta said:
Mine arrived yesterday and has the 2011 and 2012 info in it smile Lovely book too.
Cheers Kris

mikey k said:
Are the current stock the reprint with the update in?
Hi Mikey, thanks again for the owners piece,a good insight into Sportshift and owning a Roadster... yes the latest book has the 2012MY updates, Zagato, Garamin, your piece etc.



mblade123

533 posts

149 months

Saturday 27th August 2011
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Finaly mine has arived. I'm on holiday from Sunday so it's gone straight in the case. Thats the next week sorted then. Wonder what the wife's going to do??? smile

ScottBlack

26 posts

110 months

Saturday 27th August 2011
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I bought mine through Amazon but never received the update. Please advise.

Grant3

3,514 posts

212 months

Saturday 27th August 2011
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mblade123 said:
I'm on holiday from Sunday so it's gone straight in the case. Thats the next week sorted then. Wonder what the wife's going to do??? smile
hehe


ScottBlack said:
I bought mine through Amazon but never received the update. Please advise.
Hi Scott, check your Amazon account messages - there should be an email offering the update.

Edited by Grant3 on Saturday 27th August 08:24

Jockman

17,207 posts

117 months

Saturday 27th August 2011
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Grant - received my update via email - Thank You.

Printed off at work and YES it uses a lot of ink.

Your quality remains undeminished and may even have been enhanced smile

Grant3

3,514 posts

212 months

Monday 29th August 2011
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Thanks Jockman, glad you like it...... the only trouble is every time I look at the Cobalt Blue V8S and the Madagascar Orange Virage they do cause that rather worrying and familiar "new Aston" itch -
the Mrs has the wallet under lock and key biggrin

theno23

862 posts

167 months

Thursday 1st September 2011
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I read my copy the other weekend.

There's a substantial amount of information in there, I would guess it's most use if you're in the market for a used Aston, but there's some useful information which I would imagine isn't covered in the owners manual.

Overall I found it to be well worth the money. There's a copule of typographic errors, but overall it's well produced, and informative. I suspect that there wouldn't be much new to anyone who'd owned one of these cars for a while, but makes a great introduction.

- Steve

krisdelta

4,108 posts

158 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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Great book and offers good value for money - the only problem is I keep mentally stretching my budget. So overall it could be the most expensive book I've ever purchased wink

But the pictures and info are nicely detailed and it's helping me sort out exactly what I want to buy. A nice balance of technical, specs, pics and owners / specialist info. A sound investment for me.

Cheers

Kris

Grant3

3,514 posts

212 months

Saturday 3rd September 2011
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krisdelta said:
Great book and offers good value for money - the only problem is I keep mentally stretching my budget. So overall it could be the most expensive book I've ever purchased wink
Kris
heheit's even worse once you actually have the car and it gets under your skin, you start off with an early V8 and end up looking at colour options on a DBS biggrin

Looking forward to the photos once you get your new toy.
G

Predator247

43 posts

113 months

Tuesday 6th September 2011
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I've just bought my book direct from your website. I'm really looking forward to reading it. I'm just finding it hard to resist buying V8V before reading it! lick

John