Twenty-three Aston Martins were participating in this year’s second Power Beauty Soulmates Sunday drive, including many Volantes and Roadsters, with their owners enjoying the extremely sunny day with the top down. This Sunday’s route started in Woerden for lunch, at restaurant Janzen. After lunch, a 90 minute drive took us through the “green heart” of the Netherlands, taking only B-roads. The roads getting narrower as we went along, with the last stretch following the Amstel and Waver rivers towards Vinkeveen. In Vinkeveen, the finish was at Beach Club Lust, where we had our own little Pebble Beach event, as we had special permission to park our Astons along the banks of lake Vinkeveen.
Last week I participated in first Aston Martin BIG 5 event for this year, the track day at the Nürburgring GP Strecke. (have you seen my pit lane photos of the day?). Now here is a video I shot from the dash of my V12 Vantage while doing a lap of the GP Strecke, chasing the instructor’s Vanquish Volante:
Yesterday the yearly BIG 5 series of Aston Martin events was kicked off at the Nürburgring, with the track day on the Grand Prix track (GP Strecke). Eighteen customer Aston Martins joined the track day, including three (!!) One-77’s, plus several demo Astons in special colors.
Car photographers Pascal Protze and Joris Kretzers spotted this white monster close to the Nürburgring. It looks like a GT4 version of the V12 Vantage, but then again… is the V12 Vantage GT4 street legal? Whatever it is, it does look pretty brutal!
This image is currently going viral on Facebook, but without any background story or more information. Frankly, it hurts my eyes just looking at this photo. Does anyone have any information about what’s happening here and WHY?
Just found these on CarMagazine.co.uk, some spy shots of an Aston Martin super-saloon, an extra long Rapide if you want. According to the source article it is a prototype for a new limited run bespoke model, created by the Q department.
Every year in June, the dutch Aston Martin club Power Beauty Soulmates goes on a week-long trip to a beautiful location in Europe. Preferably a place with lots of beautiful roads for us to drive. Previous trips took us to Le Mans, Isle of Man, the italian Dolomites and last year to Scotland. This year, we will go to Biarritz, France, a perfect starting location for nice routes in the French and Spanish Pyrenees. So last week, my friend Eduard and I spent 4 days in Biarritz, to plan the routes and to scout lunch and diner locations. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it 🙂
Quick reminder for all Aston owners in Europe: On May 15, this year’s official Aston Martin BIG 5 events will kick-off with the track day at the Nürburgring GP Strecke. Interested? Then book your place here. The GP Strecke is a very nice track (check the pic for me and my red V12 Vantage at last year’s event), so I highly recommend joining.
Just visited the “Great British” event at Circuit Park Zandvoort, together with some fellow PBSM club members. Lots of British cars, old and new. Not a lot of Astons though, apart from our own. But luckily, we brought some beautiful and special specimens, including a Vanquish Volante in Ocellus Teal, a Vanquish coupe and both dutch V12 Roadsters!
Remember the Vanquish Centenary Edition? One of these beautiful special editions was spotted by Diederik Lieftink in Amsterdam, at the Conservatorium Hotel.