The Aston Martin Owners Club - North America is a small but select association, and actively soliciting new members, especially those who own or have interest in the newer models as well as the classics.
The Section East national meet occurred last weekend at Lime Rock, CT which included a road tour organized by Rich and Jean Taylor through the foothills of the Berkshires, timed Sprints on the historic and lovely circuit at Lime Rock Park, and a concours on the landscaped campus of Hotchkiss School. A lively keynote speech was offered by Peter Sprague, an Aston owner since 1962, but more significantly 'the American who saved the company' by rescuing Aston Martin Lagonda from receivership in 1975. Keith and Avril Piper, the recent former president of the AMOC UK mothership were also in attendance.
As is often the case, an 'Astonishing' array of quality entrants participated, including 2 of the 6 DB4GT factory lightweights (one of which was the Jim Clark team car), a DB4GT Zagato (Sanction II), a lovely DB3S, and an awesome AMR1 GTP car. A splendid showing of prewar cars were also featured on both track and lawn, including 2 brought by Vincent Young, one of which - a stunning 15/98 - took overall Best of Show. Among other notable rarities were the DB4 drophead 1962 NYC show car, an absolutely original, 12K-mile 'barn find' DB4, Jerry Rosenstock's Pebble Beach DB MkIII drophead, a DB6 Short Chassis Volante Vantage, and a DBS Vantage, with manual box and factory A/C.
For event or membership information, please contact membership director Nick Candee for a sample copy of the award-winning new club magazine at email@example.com or refer to the club website: www.amoc-na.org.
Editor's Note - We are fortunate to be able to publish more photographs from our regular contributor Alexander Davidis, who has now moved from London to America. Alexander's regular job is in film production and did of course produce the short film on the 2002 Le Mans Classic. He is working on further, exciting, motor-related film projects.