Vulcan
Been having a look at the Events section for the Centenary year celebrations.  I see there is a fancy dinner at the Hilton ballroom, some overseas events and there is a grand tour of Europe which would appear to cost around 10,00 euros all in (apparently). 

Perhaps a simple question, but is there anything planned for ordinary members who are not rich or live outside London?  With it being billed as a special year, was hoping for plenty advance warning of maybe regional events, local events or events in other areas which do not cost an arm and a leg.
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geewizzpip
How about someone organise a 'mystery tour' type event where we visit each of the Aston factories during a weekend.

Or we could just take the cars to Le Touquet!
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CARAIBAM
I was thinking of organising some thing similar with the french enthusiasts, may be we could try to set an event taking place in both countries allowing each others to share our passion.
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tony-hall-40
Hever Castle will be a good event....june 28th i think...
Ooooppps...I did it again....
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Ian Postles
Area 20 (Devon & Cornwall) already have their Centenary event planned with Aston Martin being the headline marque at the Castle Hill Car Festival on 3 & 4 August.  As well as a static display owners can also take part in road rallys (parades) or hill climbs that are going to be arranged.  We will also be having a gala dinner event on the Saturday evening for those who want to do both days.  Fantastic setting in North Devon and expecting it to be a great event with already some 25 cars committed to attend.  So if you fancy a great weekend down in the South West PM me and I will make sure you get more information as the event evolves.

I also believe that when the Areas announce their plans for 2013 you will see more of these events advertised.
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Prattking
tony-hall-40 wrote:

Hever Castle will be a good event....june 28th i think...
That's a Friday?
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Webby
DB9 IanP wrote:

Area 20 (Devon & Cornwall) already have their Centenary event planned with Aston Martin being the headline marque at the Castle Hill Car Festival on 3 & 4 August.  As well as a static display owners can also take part in road rallys (parades) or hill climbs that are going to be arranged.  We will also be having a gala dinner event on the Saturday evening for those who want to do both days.  Fantastic setting in North Devon and expecting it to be a great event with already some 25 cars committed to attend.  So if you fancy a great weekend down in the South West PM me and I will make sure you get more information as the event evolves.

I also believe that when the Areas announce their plans for 2013 you will see more of these events advertised.

If you send me the details Ian I can add them to the Centenary Page.
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Rich5ltr
Prattking wrote:
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Hever Castle will be a good event....june 28th i think...

That's a Friday?

That'll mean less of the public poking around
Still burning hydrocarbons just for fun! 

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rodgpeace
Well the various activities are slowly being announced. However a headline event ( in the UK) is being planned we read, but when will it be announced. Our Club Chair writes in December's AM News that the London event may be concluded (in terms of negotiations....) and official(!) by the time of his leader being published. There will also be a major event at Cholmondeley Castle in June,according to Our Chairman. Then the Concours Commitee announce there is the 100 car/100 year concours on 21st July.
Is this programme going to be pulled together and advised to members before Christmas this year?
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Wedgie
The Centenary Concours clashes with the Silverstone Classic in July?
Is there a Spring Concours after Bonhams in May?
The annual V8 Lagonda Fest is being organised in UK for 23-25 August.
Roger I
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garrydb7
The provisional dates for the 2013 Silverstone Classic are now 26-28 July.

I hope to be able to announce more details of this event very soon.

Garry
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weeksp
Very good point made by Vulcan, my thoughts entirely,  it would be great to have lots of regional events that do not cost the earth to attend.

(Perhaps a simple question, but is there anything planned for ordinary members who are not rich or live outside London?  With it being billed as a special year, was hoping for plenty advance warning of maybe regional events, local events or events in other areas which do not cost an arm and a leg).
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Rich5ltr
Well Cholmodeley isn't in London neither is Silverstone or Hever Castle so there's three and I'm sure the regions will be organising plenty of other stuff.
Still burning hydrocarbons just for fun! 

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Webby
I'm sure the areas will be organizing lots of events and they will be added to the centenary page at http://www.amoc.org/100 as I receive them.
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morangles
Well we here in France are organizing quite a few events over the next year to coincide with the centenary. And in reply to Caraibam, we are organizing a weekend along the northern French coastline from Boulogne-sur-mer to Deauville in early April, including a night at the Dormy House hotel in Etretat.

We are rather hoping some of our British Aston cousins might want to come and join us.....!
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Russell
Now that sounds like a nice drive out to me. have done that route loads of times and for good reason. its nice. I love Honfluer. its just like a small British port but without all the shit bits.
24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case, coincidence ? i think not.
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db7 boy
Morangles please publish details so that our UK members can take advantage if they wish to. Sounds like a good few days and as I live so close to the coast anyway it could well be easy enough to join you.

The Social Committee have many other events planned and details will be published very shortly but we have been a bit thwarted by the delay in finalising the BIG event in London. (Delay was not of AMOC's making!).This event was originally planned for May but has now slipped to July and many of the plans have to dovetail into this joint AMOC/AML event hence delay in publishing them.

Many of the areas are also planning their own events and no doubt these, like the overseas area events, will be published on the website and in area reports in due course.
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Rich5ltr
Russell wrote:
I love Honfluer. its just like a small British port but without all the shit bits.

And more expensive than Casino Square! Seriously a few years ago, I was fleeced €18 for two beers in Hornfluer having a couple of days earlier bought a round of drinks for 5 people in Monaco for €25 !!!
Still burning hydrocarbons just for fun! 

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Russell
i told them to do that
24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case, coincidence ? i think not.
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geewizzpip
Sounds excellent Bojangles.  I'm sure a number of us would rather do that, but make sure it doesn't clash with UK stuff.
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morangles
Thanks for the interest in our jaunt along the French coastline. Here are the details of what we are doing:

The starting point will be close to Boulogne-sur-mer (exact location to be determined) on Saturday 6th April at 10.30am with the departure planned for 11am.
We will drive down the southwestern coastal roads along the channel via Saint Valéry-sur-Somme, Le Treport and other points of interest to arrive in the afternoon at Etretat where we have booked rooms at the « Dormy House » hotel where we will also dine in the evening.

After breakfast at the hotel on Sunday morning, we will continue our route by crossing the river Seine on the impressive Normandy suspension bridge to arrive at our final destination in Deauville where we will have lunch.

Concerning the restaurants, we plan a simple lunch menu on Saturday and a more gastronomic lunch on Sunday. The chosen establishments will of course include secure parking for our cars. The Dormy House hotel has large secure private grounds.

The total cost of the weekend, expected to be no more than 500 Euros for a couple and 300 Euros for a single person, will include :

  •         Lunch on Saturday
  •         Dinner at the hotel on Saturday night
  •         One night hotel stay (with a choice of room depending on availability)
  •         Breakfast
  •         Lunch on Sunday


As a measure of precaution we have decided not to include the cost of alcohol in the lunches organised on Saturday and Sunday.

Suites are available at the hotel for those accompanied by children. But we would advise you to inform us quickly to avoid disappointment.

Let me know if any of you are interested in joining us. We still have some space left!!
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geewizzpip
Does that include petrol?
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rodgpeace
Wow!!! With the latest activities coming out of the AML works website and email update today, we now have more tours than hot dinners!
The July Concours is still hiding under the radar apart from its date.
July will be full of activity and it is a question of choosing what to attend, as overlaps in ones diary for AM or other activities mean setting priorities. Shame July is not elastic with 45 days!!
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Rich5ltr
I haven't seen the stuff from AMWorks, can you post a link please?
Still burning hydrocarbons just for fun! 

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Webby
http://www.astonmartin.com/100
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