So what have you done with your Aston today?

So what have you done with your Aston today?

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MCSV8

703 posts

195 months

Monday 4th June
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Fabulous ! The ultimate Aston IMHO.

RichB

40,056 posts

216 months

Monday 4th June
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V8LM said:
Just back from a 1000-odd mile trip taking the car from this

357E6161 by v8lemon, on Flickr
You must have set off a week ago. All my rhododendrons have dropped their flowers by now smile

starlight225

122 posts

143 months

Monday 4th June
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dbs2000 said:
starlight225 said:
Fitted my new lightweight seats



And retrieved £1.35 in the process.

They look great. I assume the FS seats are your old ones? Were the new seats dealer sourced?
Yes the seats for sale are my old ones. The new seats were ordered through Aston. Fitted them myself and reprogrammed the old seat ecu’s to be lightweight ones. Still working on the SRS fix as the old seats had airbags, and cars fitted with lightweight seats don’t have a passenger airbag switch. Don’t really want to go down route of resistors in airbag circuits so chasing software route.

starlight225

122 posts

143 months

Monday 4th June
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Dropped my V12V S off at Aston Martin Cheltenham for a service and windscreen replacement (a chip had propagated to a crack).
Managed to do 10k miles since last September...
Now have a rather large A8 parked outside until I pick it up tomorrow.

V8LM

4,503 posts

141 months

Monday 4th June
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RichB said:
You must have set off a week ago. All my rhododendrons have dropped their flowers by now smile
Nope. Thursday night about 19:30.

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Bobajobbob

454 posts

28 months

Monday 4th June
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ace of the base said:
Set off very early and had a clear hour & a half run down which was just as well because the number of people turning up reminded me of the Revival meeting.
The Supercar Sunday is probably the most popular Sunday event but I think it's become a victim of its own success. They've tried to limit numbers with online ticketing but there were literally thousands there. I gave up the idea of a bacon roll because the queues were so long and I don't think I'll do another of these Sundays. A pity because they were fun in previous years without so much congestion.
Lots & lots of Ferraris & McLarens but I couldn't see a single Pagani or Bugatti which surprised me. The was a DBS Volante which I thought looked really beautiful and stood out from the other modern stuff.
Agreed. Another Goodwood event that is less fun now it is more popular. Great day for a drive down but queues for coffee and bacon were way too long.

RL17

512 posts

25 months

Tuesday 5th June
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Trip up to Gaydon with early start from Kent, Regs cafe at Banbury and saw new Vantages in flesh (first time for non GTE version). Looked great but not keen on US rear extensions. Afternoon tour to Prodrive - very busy on various Vantages (hope to see a few of them next week) and good to see winning DBR9 and then home on busier motorways.

Jon39

5,380 posts

75 months

Tuesday 5th June
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RL17 said:
. . . Afternoon tour to Prodrive - very busy on various Vantages . . .

A race against time with one in particular !

Uncanny that the collision was with Adrian Newey's son.

I was involved in a crash Dad, which wrote off an Aston Martin. Not as pretty as the one you designed though.





RL17

512 posts

25 months

Tuesday 5th June
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Lots of transition going on there as saw Nurburgring 24 GT3 V12 car, 97 (again - was in factory foyer at last year's tour), a 97 wrap up job, some other old ones, one for the Festival and the DBR9 and some new and very new ones and a new one that I'd rather not have seen - bit different to factory display one

mhurley

412 posts

65 months

Wednesday 6th June
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Took car for a Valet with a bit of machine polishing, crappy pic taken on way back


Herbs

4,152 posts

161 months

Wednesday 6th June
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mhurley said:
Took car for a Valet with a bit of machine polishing, crappy pic taken on way back

How's she behaving? smile

PantsFire

265 posts

12 months

Wednesday 6th June
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Vanquish is getting detailed, Pav's a perfectionist, I cannot wait to see it in the sun smile

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bjr_Wv2B-0V/?taken-by=...


Birdbrain

45 posts

30 months

Thursday 7th June
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Drove it to work for the first time in ages. Roof down and Bamford Rose noise switch on full hooligan setting. The sound going under motorway bridges is phenomenal.

rovcallum

302 posts

75 months

Saturday 9th June
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Visit to Garden Centre and Tesco, then on the way home ended up following the wondrous sound of this very car......



It wasn't hanging around either. Well done that driver!

V8LM

4,503 posts

141 months

Saturday 9th June
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Got to fit a CarPlay module in the Le Mans (which was supposed to arrive for the trip last weekend but didn't frown ).

IMG_0413 by v8lemon, on Flickr

josh bear

402 posts

115 months

Sunday 10th June
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After a lovely day out with my 15 year old son to London yesterday. His first time in the new car. Today we washed it. I say we but he “Volunteered”. One small advantage of having a teenager smile

Josh







Chris.oOo

95 posts

5 months

Sunday 10th June
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I got a new windscreen fitted smile




LLaPGoCh

52 posts

39 months

Tuesday 12th June
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Received my slats backs from being re-anodised and really pleased with them, good result for £100.
Would recommend Badger Anodising( https://www.badgeranodising.co.uk/ ) in Birminghim if anyone else is thinking of having this done, if you need to talk to anyone then ask for Pete Walsh as he's a top bloke and good to talk to.
You can also have them anodised different colours including a black finish if you fancy a change.

Just need to work out how they fit back together now... hmmmmmm....


Dal65

122 posts

14 months

Tuesday 12th June
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. Added a bit more carbon.

PantsFire

265 posts

12 months

Tuesday 12th June
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LLaPGoCh said:
Received my slats backs from being re-anodised and really pleased with them, good result for £100.
Would recommend Badger Anodising( https://www.badgeranodising.co.uk/ ) in Birminghim if anyone else is thinking of having this done, if you need to talk to anyone then ask for Pete Walsh as he's a top bloke and good to talk to.
You can also have them anodised different colours including a black finish if you fancy a change.

Just need to work out how they fit back together now... hmmmmmm....

My car is being detailed at the moment, collecting it tomorrow, one of the issues I wanted corrected was deep scratches on the anodised grill, detailer wasn't sure how much he'd be able to get them out, I'll see tomorrow but this might be an alternate solution. Thanks for the info.