Aston Martin turns 100 this year

Posted on Monday, 7 January 2013 , 12:01:19 byIulia

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Aston Martin turns 100 this year


As we informed you a few weeks ago, this year, Aston Martin is celebrating 100 years of existence and the events will take place all year long. The British manufacturer will mark its first 100 years with a series of UK and international celebrations, underlining their success worldwide.



The events will start on the 15th of January and will commemorate the historic occasion the oldest Aston Martin A3 and the new Vanquish will take place at a photo call at Henniker Mews in Chelsea. The main attraction will last for one week which is set to take place from the 15th of July until the 21st and will include open house activities, factory-based events and driving tours. On the 20th there will be a 1.000-guest party and on the 21st there will be an incredible Centenary Concours event in Central London. At the celebrations will participate the Aston Martin Heritage Trust and the Aston Martin Owners Club. There will be held some centenary drives like, for example, a James Bound-themed route around England and Wales.



Especially for the occasion, Aston Martin has created a special centenary logo. We are talking about a dynamic spiraling design derived from the nautilus shell. Its design expresses forward motion while also acknowledging the importance of the past.



It all started on the 15th of January 1913, when Lionel martin and Robert Bamford have founded a new automotive venture. At first, the name of the company was Bamford & Martin which later became Aston Martin because of the success Bamford had at the Aston Clinton Hillclimb in Buckinghamshire. The business began in London by providing porting machines to enthusiastic racers and discerning enthusiasts. In the first 90 years, the company only manufactured 15.000 cars. In 2003 the carmaker managed to reach 45.000 units. For more information on the matter, please check out their official website.



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