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CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE
Hampton Court Palace

6th - 8th September 2019

Aston Martin Display

We have again been extended an invitation to the Concours of Elegance to display members’ Aston Martins in the Great Fountain Gardens of Hampton Court Palace on Saturday 7th September and in collaboration with the Royal Automobile Club.

We will once again assemble in the morning and in chronological order drive into the Palace grounds.

There will be a small cost per car (£25 which covers the car and driver) any passengers/guests will be expected to purchase admission tickets at a discounted rate of £25 per adult. The tickets cover full access to Hampton Court Palace and the State Apartments.

This year, Members who attend will receive a plaque, similar to the Concours winners plaques, in recognition and thanks for their attendance.

If you would like to be part of this display, tickets can be purchased on line at:

http://www.theticketfactory.com  using the discount code of AMOCVIP

Please note, this year we are limited to 40 cars and tickets are available on a first come first served basis.

 

Club Trophy

Four Aston Martins, owned by Club Members, will be judged by a panel of experts, including HRH Prince Michael of Kent, against other car clubs in the UK.

If you Aston Martin has had Concurs success in the past and you’d like to be considered for the Club Trophy, please let me know at concours@amoc.org.


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Rich5ltr
Hello Mark, quick question, do we need to register our interest with you or does buying tickets using the AMOCVIP code automatically register us as one of the 40 places? I have just ordered my tickets so I would love to be part of the display in my DB MkIII.

Regards Rich...

Still burning hydrocarbons just for fun! 

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MPD
Hello Rich

Buying tickets does indeed automatically register you as one of the 40 places. A few weeks before the event, I will email everyone with joining instructions for the day.

I am informed that there are only 10 places left now.[eek]

Mark
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Rich5ltr
MPD wrote:
Hello Rich

Buying tickets does indeed automatically register you as one of the 40 places. A few weeks before the event, I will email everyone with joining instructions for the day.

I am informed that there are only 10 places left now.[eek]

Mark
Great, looking forward to it. Tickets ordered, just need to explain to Mrs B that we are going to a car event the weekend before Goodwood Revival! [biggrin] At least Hampton Court has gardens too... 
Still burning hydrocarbons just for fun! 

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tony-hall-40
Nine now...thought I might grace you all with my presence ....



Ooooppps...I did it again....
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MPD
The 40 places for the parade and display have now all been sold.

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The Concours of Elegance continue to offer discounted admission tickets to any other members of the Club who may wish to attend but they will need to use a different promotional code ‘OCTANEVIP’.

Members would be able to purchase admission tickets at £25 (reduced from £40) and could park in either the VIP Car Park (£25) or the Green opposite the entrance to the Palace (£10).
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Flashcat
That sounds worrying, bought my tickets yesterday and it now sounds as though we may not be included in the forty car allowance, how do we find out if we are in or not?

Flash
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Prattking
If you are included you will shortly get a request for the details of your car. If you don't get this -- oh dear!!!
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Purest Green
Even though the 40 car AMOC Saturday drive-in is "sold out', I would still strongly encourage Members to attend the Concours of Elegance.

Concours of Elegance is a spectacular event at a glorious historic venue. Add in AMOC's "once in a lifetime" 19 car Aston Martin Zagato Celebratory Display and I am confident the AM enthusiast will not be disappointed.

The VIP parking option is very good. Within the grounds of Hampton Court and only 100 yards or so from the action. That car park itself is normally quite a display!


Jamie A.
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Purest Green

CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE TO HOST WORLD-FIRST ASTON MARTIN ZAGATO DISPLAY

2 May, 2019 |

The Concours of Elegance has announced the first of its show-stopping features for 2019: a world-first display of one of every Aston Martin Zagato variant ever manufactured. From the 1960 DB4 GT Zagato, right through to the Vanquish Zagato Coupé, Volante, Speedster and Shooting Brake, visitors will be able to browse 16 examples from one of the most famous creative partnerships in automotive history.

The Aston Martin Zagato Celebratory Display is being curated by the Aston Martin Owners Club (AMOC), supported by Aston Martin Lagonda and Zagato. The display will include a number of extremely rare, as well as several unique, models, including one of the most famous racing Aston Martins in history, DB4 GT Zagato ‘1 VEV’.  Taking their place alongside ‘1 VEV’ are one-off cars including the V12 Vanquish Roadster Zagato, DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial and Virage Shooting Brake Zagato Centennial.

Aston Martin and Zagato first came together with the reveal of the DB4 GT Zagato at the Earl’s Court Motor Show in 1960. Initially designed with aerodynamics and light weight in mind – to make the DB4 GT quicker on-track – nobody could have known that this car would provide the spark for one of the motoring industry’s greatest ever double-acts.

For all the icons of Aston Martin and Zagato that abound today, it’s worth noting that after the initial DB4 GT Zagato, the companies wouldn’t work together again until the V8 Vantage Zagato appeared at the Geneva Motor Show in 1986 – over 25 years later. And then again, it wasn’t until 2002 that we saw the DB7 get the Zagato treatment, including the DB4 GT Zagato-inspired “double bubble” roofline.

Into the more modern era and we saw the next fruits of the Aston Martin Zagato partnership in 2011 – around the 50th anniversary of their first creation – with the V12 Vantage-based V12 Zagato. Then, even more recently, there was the reveal of the gorgeous Vanquish Zagato Coupé, Volante, Speedster and Shooting Brake variants.

Earlier this year, Aston Martin and Zagato revealed the next step in their partnership: the DBZ Centenary Collection, in celebration of 100 years of Zagato – two cars you can only buy as a pair. The special pair includes a Zagato-styled variant of the new DBS Superleggera and a continuation of the original DB4 GT Zagato. Only 19 pairs are available globally.

That’s part of the enduring appeal of Aston Martin Zagato models – they aren’t just beautiful and ferocious, they’re also extremely rare. Only every so often will the two companies come together to create their next automotive artwork and, even when they do, the production numbers are extremely limited: Only 52 V8 Vantage Coupés, only 100 DB7 Zagatos, only 65 V12 Zagatos and a mere 28 Vanquish Zagato Speedsters.

Although the Aston Martin Zagato display will be gathered at Hampton Court Palace for all three days of the Concours of Elegance, Saturday 7th September is the day to attend for Aston Martin enthusiasts. As part of the event’s car club displays – gathering hundreds of rare vehicles from the nation’s top car clubs – there will be an astonishing display of over 50 rare and exotic models on display courtesy of the Aston Martin Owners Club.

The UK’s finest concours d’elegance event will return to the exquisite surroundings of Henry VIII’s former home from 6-8 September, bringing with it a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of spectacular vehicles.

The Concours of Elegance’s main display of around 60 vehicles will be the focal point of the event, telling the story of the motor car from the 1890s right through to the modern day. Picking out icons and rarities from the world’s most famous car brands, including Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bugatti and Rolls-Royce, the Concours of Elegance is a celebration of craftsmanship, luxury and innovation. A 1921 Ballot S/C, the car that won the first ever Italian Grand Prix, was recently announced as one of the stars of the main display.

A number of 2018’s features will also be returning, including the Royal Automobile Club Trophy – contested by winners of the nation’s best car clubs – and the Future Classics class. Last year’s Future Classics included the unique Rolls-Royce Sweptail, the (one-of-seven) Aston Martin Vantage V600 and the McLaren Senna chassis #001.

Andrew Evans, Concours of Elegance Director, said: “The Aston Martin Zagato partnership has produced such a consistently astonishing array of cars that it almost deserves an event of its own. What we’ve developed here in partnership with AMOC, Aston Martin and Zagato is the next best thing – a dedicated area at the UK’s top concours d’elegance event, hosted among the beautiful Fountain Gardens of one of Britain’s most amazing buildings. We’ve got so much world-class content at our event this year, however, this Aston Martin Zagato celebratory display is one that I personally can’t wait to see.

Adult tickets for this year’s Concours of Elegance start from £40, with children under five and carers entering free of charge. Visitors are also able to purchase bespoke hospitality packages, including VIP parking, three-course lunch, drinks reception and cream tea. To buy tickets head to: http://www.concoursofelegance.co.uk/tickets

Jamie A.
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SAW
Hi, I was wondering whether anyone knows where the VIP parking is within Hampton Court? Is it on the gravel as one approaches the Palace with the raised gardens on the left boarded by the bricked wall? Many thanks.
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markm3
Sounds right, on gravel drive, brick wall behind ypou when you park up
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360MDB9
markm3 wrote:
Sounds right, on gravel drive, brick wall behind ypou when you park up
Mark do you have one of the 40 AMOC places.  SWMBO and I have one place and will be attending.....

Femi
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MPD
360MDB9 wrote:
Mark do you have one of the 40 AMOC places.  SWMBO and I have one place and will be attending.....

Femi


Hi, yes I do have one of the places, but not sure what car I am bringing yet. 
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Purest Green
SAW wrote:
Hi, I was wondering whether anyone knows where the VIP parking is within Hampton Court? Is it on the gravel as one approaches the Palace with the raised gardens on the left boarded by the bricked wall? Many thanks.


If you are in the Saturday AMOC display, you're correct.

If you're not, the VIP parking is in a small grass paddock approx 150m from the action. It's close by but does not really form part of the display. 
Jamie A.
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markm3
360MDB9 wrote:
Mark do you have one of the 40 AMOC places.  SWMBO and I have one place and will be attending.....

Femi


Hi Femi,

Yes, I have AMOC parking. Hopefully the weather will be good this year......been a bit of a disappointing  summer so far!!
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360MDB9
markm3 wrote:


Hi Femi,

Yes, I have AMOC parking. Hopefully the weather will be good this year......been a bit of a disappointing  summer so far!!
Agreed.  Hopefully we will have glorious weather for the event.....
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SAW
Great, thanks for the replies. See you there. Regards, Steve
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