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Occasionally, we all come across an old magazine or newspaper and look nostalgically at the adverts. Look in classic car magazines from the 1980s and you might catch a glimpse of the contemporary AutoGlym offering, where a chauffeur is adjusting his tie in the glossy reflection of an Aston Martin – confirming the advertising strap line: “The World’s Finest Polish”.

When a client asked Byron International to broker his Aston Martin V8 Volante, it was delightful to realise that – not only was it the car which appeared in the 1989 advertisements – but that the original paintwork which adorned the car had sufficient shine to allow Gun Hill Studios to offer their updated version of the classic shot. Read More »

Michelin Goodwood16Fifth Year of Michelin Supercar Paddock at FoS – inaugural Showstopper Trophy shortlist by public vote:

– Aston Martin Vulcan
– Ferrari 458 MM Speciale
– Koenigsegg One:1
– Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R
– Noble M600 Speedster
– Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer

– Daily prizes presented to:

– Showstopper of the Day 1: Aston Martin Vulcan
– Showstopper of the Day 2: Noble M600 Speedster
– Showstopper of the Day 3: Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R

– Overall Showstopper of the Festival prize presented to Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer for the Vulcan Read More »

– Two world class-racing drivers meet their ultimate race track rivals… themselves.
– Drivers trained virtually at Titanium Lab on a cutting-edge simulator to record their ‘Ultimate Lap’
– Extreme driving challenge pushes drivers’ skill and performance to the limit to beat their ultimate digital clone on the real life race track.
– Supercars Aston Martin Vulcan and Koenigsegg One:1 take on one of the most difficult racetracks in the world for the challenge, Spain’s iconic Ascari track, to mark the launch of Castrol EDGE SUPERCAR oil.
– Previous Titanium Trials have been viewed and followed by more than 400 million people across the globe.
– Neuroscientist Dr Jack Lewis observed the trial stages to break down the likely neurological behaviours of these high performance athletes as they operate under high pressure.

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Centrepiece of the UK Pavilion (Stand 3320) is the stunning Aston Martin Vulcan – featuring an engine developed by Prodrive.

A broad range of cutting-edge, energy-efficient automotive technologies will also be showcased.

Supported by the GREAT Britain campaign

As the world’s principal trade organisation for Motorsport and High Performance Engineering, the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) has partnered with the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), Innovate UK, Niche Vehicle Network (NVN) and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) to showcase some of the UK’s most innovative automotive technologies on the UK Pavilion (Stand 3320 – Hall 3), throughout Engine Expo 2016 at Messe Stuttgart, Germany – between 31 May and 2 June 2016. Read More »

Aston Martin cufflinks– Own a piece of Aston Martin’s greatest ever racer, the Le Mans winning DBR1/2
– TMB Art Metal has immortalised the legendary car in a limited edition of cufflinks
– Each pair of cufflinks is crafted using original metal removed from the 1950’s car
– The iconic racing car is recreated in superb style for the cufflinks, right down to the driver
– As well as the precious provenance metal, the cufflinks incorporate 18ct gold and sterling silver, and are hand crafted in England
– Only 50 pairs of the cufflinks are available, and each comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the victorious Le Mans driver Carroll Shelby Read More »

Aston pre-Daytona16– Aston Martin Racing supports four-driver entry for Daytona 24hrs
– FIA WEC regulars to take on American classic in GTD class
– TRG-Aston Martin Racing also due to compete with their V12 Vantage GT3

Aston Martin Racing will contest the 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona with works team regulars Richie Stanaway (NZ), Mathias Lauda (AT), Pedro Lamy (P) and Paul Dalla Lana completing the four-driver lineup. Read More »

Just a few days after the premiere of Spectre, James Bond’s latest car – the unique Aston Martin DB10 – will be one of the attractions of the annual free-to-view Regent Street Motor Show (Saturday, 31 October).Aston DB10 Read More »

Classic AstonIn its 60th year, the Newport Pagnell-based business once again attended the world’s biggest historic motor racing festival with a display comprising a selection of modern and heritage Aston Martin sports cars to celebrate its diamond jubilee.

Among the models on show at the world-famous Northamptonshire race circuit was a Newport Pagnell-built DB4 Series 5 Vantage, alongside other heritage and modern sports cars including a muscular V12 Vantage S and a luxurious Rapide S. Read More »

– Aston Martin centenary parade
– Duke of Kent, Sir Jackie Stewart and Murray Walker present

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It is with great shock and sadness that the Aston Martin Racing Team confirms that an accident occurred shortly after the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans at around 15:09 hrs CET today (22 June) when the No 95 Vantage GTE driven by Allan Simonsen left the track at Tertre Rouge.

Tragically, and despite the best efforts of the emergency services in attendance, Allan’s injuries proved fatal.

Aston Martin Racing Managing Director, John Gaw, said: “On behalf of all of us at Aston Martin Racing, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the individuals, and families whose friends or loved ones were involved in today’s terrible tragedy.” Read More »