Happy anniversary to Aston Martin and all Aston fans all over the world! Exactly 100 years ago today, the company was founded by Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin.
During the year, there will be many anniversary events, starting today with:
Centenary diner at the Hilton Park Lane in London
Today, 800 Aston Martin drivers will gather in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton hotel on Park Lane in London. This black-tie event will start with a champagne reception, following by a diner and speeches.
Actor Sir John Standing will perform as Lionel Martin telling the story of his early days and his experiences of making the first Aston Martins in Lionel Martin’s own words.
On display at the event will be the classic A3, the new Vanquish and an Edwardian tricycle of the type raced by Lionel Martin.
Of course, I will be present at the event. Yes, in full black-tie outfit!