The new Vanquish was the star attraction at the 10th edition of The Luxury Review, held in New York in April
The new Vanquish was the star attraction at the 10th edition of The Luxury Review, held in New York in April. On display and available for acquisition were a private collection of sketches, lithographs and etchings from artists including Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Rembrandt, Charles Daubigny and Henri Matisse.
Aston Martin Beverly Hills backed the 20th annual Race To Erase MS gala at the Hyatt Regency Central Plaza in Los Angeles in May. More than 1,000 guests honoured Sharon and Jack Osbourne, a multiple-sclerosis sufferer, for educating the public about the disease.
In total, the event raised $1.8m for the Nancy Davis Multiple Scleroris Foundation. A DB9 Centenary Edition, with the support of Aston Martin Beverly Hills, raised $235,000, the biggest sale at the evening’s auction. Sir Elton John was the headline act and Taio Cruz also performed. In the week leading up to the event and over the weekend, Sharon Osbourne (below) drove the new Rapide S.
The Rapide S made its North America debut at the 2013 New York International Auto Show in March. Aston Martin were joined in New York by motorsport partners TRG (The Racer’s Group), who were showcasing TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America’s new V12 Vantage GT3 and V8 Vantage GT4 race cars. Aston Martin also took its place at the Chicago Auto Show with dealer partner Lake Forest Sportscars where the Vanquish was on show for the first time in that market.
Aston Martin Tampa Bay dealer partner, the Dimmitt Automotive Group, had a stand at the Festivals of Speed St Petersburg in April. The event, aimed at high-net-worth individuals, attracted several thousand visitors. Cars on display included a Rapide S, DB9 Volante, Vantage S Roadster and an Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4.
Aston Martin’s Palm Beach dealership featured at Wheels Across the Pond in April. The event starred a Bond lookalike, who was helicoptered in, then picked up in a new Vanquish.
Grand Touring Automobiles, which owns AM Toronto and AM Ontario, held a party in May for 600 people. They showcased the entire Aston Martin range, while guests enjoyed cigars, sushi and champagne.
Guests enjoying the hospitality at the Grand Touring Automobiles party in May
British actors Jason Isaacs (left) and Lennie James with the DB9 wrapped in the colours of the union flag in Los Angeles
The Great British Film Reception was held at the Consul-General’s residence in Los Angeles during the pre-Oscars weekend in February. The Consul-General, Dame Barbara Hay, welcomed guests, including film stars Lennie James and Jason Isaacs, at this celebration of the best of British, which included a patriotically coloured DB9.
Actor Michael Cudlitz, one of the stars of the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers, enjoys the V12 Vantage on the set of his television cop drama, Southland.
Guests at the one-year birthday party for the Aston Martin Washington DC dealership at The Willard Hotel
Aston Martin Washington DC held a highly successful function for 250 people in May at The Willard Hotel in Washington DC. This one-year anniversary party for the store’s new ownership (previously Aston Martin Tyson’s Corner) featured all the models in the current range.
As part of Aston Martin’s 100th anniversary celebrations, the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California, played host to a driving experience and showcase event for the new Aston Martin Vanquish.
To support the new model, the museum revealed a collection of heritage Aston Martins. It included two examples of the 1961 DB4 GT Zagato, a 1954 DB2/4 Bertone Convertible, a 1960 and a 1963 DB4 GT, the 1954 DB2/4 Bertone Coupe and the 1953 DB2/4 Allemano Coupe.
The Blackhawk Museum was founded 25 years ago to preserve significant automobiles and was inspired by a love of art, technology, culture and history.
Ahead of the Nürburgring 24 Hours a cavalcade of more than 100 Aston Martin sports cars took to the infamous road circuit for a celebratory parade lap.
The Bonhams auction at Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell set a new world auction record for an Aston Martin in the marque’s centenary year.
Lionel Richie, the chart-topping American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actor, was a guest of Aston Martin during the Julius Baer Beach Polo Cup in Dubai.
The new Vanquish was the star attraction at the 10th edition of The Luxury Review, held in New York in April.
Aston Martin Racing’s 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) programme got off to a flying start in April with a double victory in the GT class at the Six Hours of Silverstone.