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Tickets for the Spring Concours at Althorp House on the 22nd May can now be purchased in advance from HQ or by downloading an application from the website. Tickets in advance are £24 per vehicle and will allow a fast track entry into the grounds of Althorp.  A complimentary glass of Champagne Tattinger is available to members on production of their AMOC membership card and a programme of the day’s events will be available for the first time.  The closing date for this is the 16th May, but tickets will be available on the day, for £30 per vehicle.

The Jensen Owners Club has accepted our invitation as guests and we are expecting a good entry in the Invitation Class. The display car at Althorp is the DBS that appeared in the TV program ‘The Persuaders’. 

If you would like to enter your car in the Concours, entry forms are available on the website, with other useful information to assist you. If you are considering entering, but fear that your car may not be quite as original as it should be, why not enter the Pride of Ownership Class. A class designed for Aston Martin’s in regular or semi-regular use and which may have been modified beyond manufacturer’s original specification. It provides an opportunity for owners of cars which are used, loved and cherished to compete in AMOC Concours d’Etat events, even if they do not conform to normal Concours standards.

We look forward to seeing you there!
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gareth
Mark - can you confirm if the concours enrty at £40 also includes the £24 general admission or is the total £64 to get in & take part in the concours too?
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MPD
gareth wrote:

Mark - can you confirm if the concours enrty at £40 also includes the £24 general admission or is the total £64 to get in & take part in the concours too?
Gareth- I can confirm that if you enter the Concours as an entrant at a cost of £40.00, this will include the general admission charge. Entrants will also received a complimentary Programme for the event. Hope this helped.
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vrooom
For those interesting in the special display car(the Aston Martin DBS from The Persuaders) mentioned by Mark in the above thread I've put a bit of info/pics up here.
http://www.amoc.org/component/option,com_wrapper/Itemid,118/
This is the first time the car has been publicly viewable in ages so Mark has pulled off quite a coo in arranging this.
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michaelniwot
Mike Smith wrote:

so Mark has pulled off quite a coo in arranging this.
I hope the pigeon enjoyed being pulled off, unless you mean "coup"
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vrooom
I mean 'Coo' in the context that people go 'Coo!' when they see the car.....as in the UK comic The Beano.....but you are of course correct that Coup is the correct word I've bastardised.....
I believe the a pigeon being pulled off sounds more like Coo,Coo-coo,Coooooah,Coocooahhhh,Cooocoo,Cooooooooooooooo-ah,coo-ah,whoopeeezza,coo coo......coo...
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Rich5ltr
Did you know a pigeon goes coo-coo... coo, coo, coo  and a dove only goes coo-coo... coo-coo   
Still burning hydrocarbons just for fun! 

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Webby
Rich5ltr wrote:

Did you know a pigeon goes coo-coo... coo, coo, coo  and a dove only goes coo-coo... coo-coo     

Coo!
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astro
Are you sure it wasn't COR!! as in Cor Blimey, upon hearing of the cost!
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vrooom
Coo-ey everyone.......
Johnny Cooman....no I mean Johnny Goodman,the Head of Production for The Persuaders is going to come along to the concours.
Johnny actually drove PPP6H from Newport Pagnall to the South of France using the Carvair aircraft at Lydd to cross the channel.
 
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mcatlin
How many James Bond/Persuaders links can you get in one post?
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vrooom
Here you go Martin,
I like both!
Aston Martin DBS
Aston Ferrari chase/race
Roger uses a Range Rover in both
Roger Moore
Deborah Moore
Geoffrey Moore(auditioned for Bond and is in opening titles of The Persuaders)
Geoffrey Cheshire
David Healy
Roland Culver
Valerie Leon
Madeline Smith
Anouska Hempel
Margaret Nolan
Jenny Hanley
Bernard Horsfall
Catherine Schell
Laurence Naismith
Geoffrey Keen
Bernard Lee
George Baker
Lois Maxwell
Shane Rimmer
Richard Vernon
James Bree
John Moreno
Robert Rietty
Joseph Furst
Yuri Bolienko
Elliot Sullivan
Rose Alba
In 'Chain of events' there is a case full of Bond books
Bob Simmons stunts/extra
Nikki Van Der Zyl dubs actresses in both
Ed Devereux is in Goldeneye,the Bond author Ian Fleming story (not the Bond film)
Diane Cilento was married to Sean Connery
John Barry music
Anthony Newley wrote words for Bond songs....married to Joan Collins who acts in the The Persuaders
Director Peter Hunt
Director Val Guest directed the spoof Casino Royale
Cameraman Jimmy Devis
Cameraman Tony Spratling's son Gary is a cameraman on Bond 
Writer Tony Barwick
Malcolm Christopher worked on both as Production manager.
Both filmed at Pinewood
London and South of France/Monaco locations
Stuntman Nosher Powell in both...plus both his sons Gary and Greg work on Bond
Corgi models
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db7 boy
Rich5ltr wrote:

Did you know a pigeon goes coo-coo... coo, coo, coo  and a dove only goes coo-coo... coo-coo     
Hi Rich,  I heard a Cuckoo in the garden this morning...........coo uld you have been mistaken???

What is the correct amount of co-co to look for in a good quality Easter Egg?
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vrooom
Don't egg him on,this is no yolk!
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mcatlin
db7 boy wrote:

Hi Rich,  I heard a Cuckoo in the garden this morning...........coo uld you have been mistaken???

What is the correct amount of co-co to look for in a good quality Easter Egg?
70%
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atom
Will Althorp House and /or the grounds be open to visitors on the day - and if so does the £24 admission ticket cover that too...?  Can't find this info on the AMOC or Althorp websites. Thanks,  John
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Russell
yes John the £24 covers the admission to the event and the house, Amoc have also negotiated a special deal where you are entitled to take one piece of furniture home with you.
24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case, coincidence ? i think not.
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vrooom
There's a few motorised sofa's going to be out front....take one of them...
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db7 boy
As I understand things the £24 is to get into concours field and park with other Aston's then there is an additional charge of £11 per adult to go round the house on production of the AMOC card.
I am sure one of the Mark's will correct if this understanding is wrong.
Admission prices and further info on the house and its history is on the Althorp website at http://www.althorp.com/visits_opening.php
Enjoy the day.
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vrooom
What about the companion dog show?
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db7 boy
Companion? Dog? ???

No, I will not go there!!! ;D
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mcatlin
I've visited the Althorpe Estate website to find directions to the place and whether dogs are welcome and I've found that the Estate is holding a country fair on the weekend of 21/22nd May. Hope there's room for everyone!
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vrooom
I would hope dogs are welcome considering there is a dog show on..... gunbarrel!
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mcatlin
No dogs allowed according to the website.
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MPD
Dogs are not allowed in the gardens of Althorp House, which is the area the Concours cars are displayed, but are allowed everywhere else, on the condition they are on a lead. This includes the Deer Park, where the Country Show is being staged.

Here is the link to Althorp House, for those who require directions and further information.

http://www.althorp.com/visits_events_details.php?id=36
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