Centenary Dinner at the Park Lane Hilton

Last Tuesday, on the exact day of Aston Martin’s 100-year anniversary, a Centenary Dinner was organized at the Hilton Park Lanel hotel in London. 800 guests were invited for champagne, food and alas, the obligatory speeches. Having been a good boy during Aston’s first 100 years, I was invited to join the party. Here’s some pictures of the event and, of course, of the Astons that were present.

400 Centenary Edition models

Aston Martin has just announced that to celebrate their 100-year anniversary, they will create 400 special Centenary Edition models, 100 each for the Vanquish, the DB9, the Rapide and the V8 Vantage. Today, the first Centenary Edition has been revealed: a very special Vanquish:

Happy 100-year anniversary!

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!

Happy New Year!

A Happy New Year to all Aston Martin fans! May the new year bring you many fun drives in beautiful Aston Martins. Of course, 2013 is also the year in which Aston Martin celebrates its 100-year anniversary, with many special events planned. The first of which is the 100th Birthday dinner at the Park Lane Hilton Hotel, London, at which 800 guests will attend, including yours truly. If you’re there too, come say hi. I am the big bald guy in the black tuxedo 🙂

100 years of Aston Martin

Next year, in 2013, Aston Martin will celebrate its’ 100 year anniversary. Last weekend, Dr. Ulrich Bez presented the special centenary logo (shown on the left) on his race car, during the Nürburgring-based VLN series. The logo was designed by by Director of Design Marek Reichman’s team and will be used for all celebration events next year.