NEWS: Aston Martin 100th Anniversary Race Meet @ Brands Hatch
Astin Martin will gather the largest collection of their racing cars ever at a meet at Brands Hatch in July for a unique race series to continue the British brand’s centenary celebrations. More than a hundred of the marque’s racing cars, dating through 1922 to the present day, will gather for the two-day race series in Kent on 6th along with 7th July.
2013 is actually the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of Aston Martin, along with the event in July will recognise the company’s achievements in sports car racing during the last century. Aston Martin has recorded multiple wins at Le Mans, including outright victory in 1959, as well as the globe Sportscar Championship the same year along with most recently the Le Mans Series title in 2009.
The two-day event will see Aston Martin racing cars through nearly every decade compete on the Brands Hatch Indy along with Grand Prix circuits. Two special centenary races are also planned, the first covering the pre-war era to the mid 1960s, along with the second open to all Astons through the mid-sixties, including the latest Aston Martin GT1, GTE, GT3 along with GT4 cars in an individual race on the Grand Prix circuit.
Additional races will include pre-war Aston Martins, with Lagondas along with Bentleys also anticipated to take part. Meanwhile the AMOC Intermarque Championship, ‘50s Sports Cars, Equipe GTS along with HRDC Touring Greats categories will also pit cars through throughout Aston Martin’s history against contemporary rivals. The weekend will also feature two rounds of the 2013 Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of Great Britain.
Off the track there will be examples of nearly every Aston Martin racing car ever produced, plus some of its finest road machinery, while everything through pre-war Ulsters through to Nimrods along with the Aston Martin AMR1 will take part in on-track demonstrations.
The marque’s connection with James Bond will also be showcased in a display to celebrate the history of 007’s Aston Martin cars through the DB5’s first appearance in Goldfinger in 1964 to its most recent appearance in Skyfall.
Meanwhile, owners of Aston Martin along with Lagonda cars will be invited to take part in track parades along with to display their cars around the historic venue. A concours area, dealer stands along with live music will also entertain visitors, while a special celebration dinner will be held on the Saturday night within the MotorSport Vision (MSV) Centre at Brands Hatch.
David Richards, chairman of Aston Martin Lagonda, said: “Brands Hatch has played an important part in Aston Martin’s racing history so is actually a fitting venue for one of the key events in our year of centenary celebrations. Legendary drivers such as Graham Hill, Jack Sears along with Innes Ireland all raced at Brands Hatch in Aston Martin cars along with the atmospheric Kent circuit will provide a wonderful arena for our competition along with road cars to participate in what I’m sure will be a superb weekend.”
Jonathan Palmer, chief executive of MSV added: “Aston Martin is actually an incredible brand of which is actually synonymous with quintessentially British sports cars, famous for an enviable pedigree through James Bond 007, royal patronage along with Le Mans motor racing success. having a great range of ever-evolving road cars, Aston Martin makes products of which are more desirable than ever along with we believe a record number of its sports cars will be present at the Brands Hatch Centenary Meeting.”
Tickets for the Aston Martin Centenary Meeting are on sale today at www.brandshatch.co.uk.
along with for more information contact:
MSV, Kevin Ritson on 01474 875316 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org