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TrevorS

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Having been on both the 40th and 50th anniversary celebration events of our win in 1959, I am keen to know if the club has any plans in mind for the 60th. Is anyone aware?
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David Wright is the AMOC member who usually organises these get-togethers at the Hotel de France in La Chartre.  We both own properties in the village and I'm aware he has no plans for a meet this year, so unless something is being organised at the Circuit  by someone else, then I don't think anything is being arranged by AMOC.

AML are doing their usual (very expensive) hospitality package, so maybe they will recognise this anniversary as part of that, but I don't know.  

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Thanks for your response but will be amazed if this significant anniversary is ignored particularly as Anne mentioned planning for the celebration in the December issue of AM News. I half expected proposals in the Jan issue.

We didn’t stay in or visit La Chartre on the last two anniversaries but always within 1 hour of the circuit, usually in a hotel or chateaux with rooms. It also included a visit to the Parade du Pilot, 3 laps of the circuit in the morning (very early!) pre booked parking and grandstand seats.
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Oh, OK.

When you were referring to the previous anniversaries, I wrongly thought you meant the ones we held at the HdF in 2009, 2011 and 2013, where there were guests such as Stirling Moss, Derek Bell, Mike Salmon etc at a Friday lunch meet with speeches and a DBR1 and other famous LM AM cars in the courtyard where they used to prepare the race entries back in the day.

All great events, but similar not planned for this year as far as I'm aware.  I'll keep my eye out for anything in AM news as you say.  

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I had hoped to have a joint event with AML at Le Mans, but this has not come to fruition.

You will see in the Social Calendar, which came out with your February AM News, the following for Tuesday 11th June:

Les R'Hunaudieres, France

An annual pre Le Mans party is held in the town of Ruaudin and the R'Hunaudières. Where they join forces to put on a free of charge gathering in Ruaudin, which is closed to traffic for the occasion. This year they are celebrating the 1959 anniversary of Aston Martin’s Le Man victory. Festivities are from 4-11pm.

On 15th January, I was told:

Our theme remains unchanged in its nature, but has slightly changed in its content, so as to take into account the celebration of several key anniversaries, culminating in Aston Martin’s 1959 victory.

 

Our theme will indeed be : 1949 / 1959 Birth of Legends. We will be evoking the birth of Shell (100 years) the first Ferrari victory (70 years) and the first Aston Martin victory (60 years) with the announced presence of an authentic Aston Martin DBR1.

 

If I may, I will get back to you within the next few days with more information to be relayed to your club members and also probably with further details concerning a second Aston Martin event which is due to take place this same week at Mulsanne.

Your post has reminded me to chase it!

Anne

 



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I am aware that on Friday (14th) at some point after lunch, there will be the handover to their owners on track of all 24 of the Aston Martin Cambridge special project DBS '59's. The owners crossing the track (some running) as the flag falls in the traditional way, before then being allowed the privilege of driving them for 2 laps of the short circuit.
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All these events seem to be make your own arrangements and attend individual events unless you go on the AMOC camping trip. Previous anniversaries were packages organised by a ‘partner’ under the AMOC banner. So ferry / tunnel, accommodation at differing levels, parking for the Parade du Pilot, 3 laps of the circuit early on the morning of the race, secure parking and grandstand seats for the start. If I remember correctly, the 40th was organised by Motor Racing Legends although I can’t remember who organised the 50th. No issues with any of the other events but options would be good for such a significant anniversary.
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