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Aston Martin Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

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2013 marks the 100th anniversary of Aston Martin and to celebrate its centenary, Aston Martin has set up a year-long calendar of events. Aston Martin was founded in 1913 by Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin as "Bamford & Martin LTD." In 1914 the Aston Martin name was born following one Robert Bamford's successful runs at the Aston Hill Climb in Buckinghamshire, England. Within a year the first Aston Martin was built...

January 15, 2013 marks the official incorporation of the company 100 years ago and to commemorate the historic occasion the oldest surviving Aston Martin - A3 - and a new Vanquish, will take their places at a photo call at Henniker Mews in Chelsea - the original home of Aston Martin - where a commemorative plaque will be unveiled. The centerpiece of the celebrations will be a week-long festival of all things Aston Martin which is set to take place from July 15 - July 21, next year. Designed to appeal to owners and enthusiasts of the brand, the Centenary Week will include open house activities at Aston Martin's exclusive Gaydon headquarters, including factory-based events and driving tours.

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The week will culminate in a 1,000-guest 'birthday party' on Saturday July 20th and a spectacular Centenary Concours event in central London on Sunday July 21st.
This highlight of the centenary celebrations will be held in central London in partnership with the Aston Martin Heritage Trust and the Aston Martin Owners Club. It will feature the 100 most iconic cars in a concours display and up to 1,000 Aston Martins forming the largest gathering in the 100-year history of the great British marque.

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