On 15 January 2013, Aston Martin will officially celebrate its 100th anniversary, and the company is gearing up for a number of celebrations throughout the year.
To start with, the world’s oldest surviving Aston Martin will meet the all-new Vanquish at the Henniker Mews in Chelsea – the original home of Aston Martin – where a commemorative plaque will be unveiled on 15 January.
Later on in evening, the Aston Martin Heritage Trust Walter Hayes Memorial Lecture will take place in central London, with A3 and Vanquish again guest starring. Actor Sir John Standing will play the role of Lionel Martin, telling the story of his early days and his experience of making the first Aston Martin.
Although there will be a number of events throughout the year the main emphasis will be on a week-long Aston Martin festival taking place from 15-21 July, which includes open days and events at the company’s Gaydon headquarters as well as a huge concours event and Aston Martin Gathering in London.
Centenary drives have also been arranged to coincide with the birthday celebrations, with James Bond-themed routes around the UK taking in a number of locations from the films.
More details to follow.