Revival event rolls back the years for Aston MartinSep 18, 2013
Aston Martin Works, the firm’s Newport Pagnell-based global centre of heritage and restoration excellence brought a selection of its most iconic models from the marque’s 100-year history to the Goodwood Revival meeting.
Aston Martin’s centenary was a signature theme of the this year’s Revival.
The highlights were the appearance of a fully restored 1951 Snowdon White DB2 – one of the earliest DB production cars in existence and the 15th DB2 to be sold in the UK – and an ultra-rare 1953 DB3S which is undergoing a full restoration at the Newport Pagnell works in Tickford Street.
Aston Martin Works general manager Graham Darby was on the stand throughout the event, along with heritage department manager Nigel Woodward and engineer Kevin Moore.
Mr Darby said: “The Aston Martin brand naturally featured heavily throughout the Revival this year as the company celebrates its centenary, so it was only right that Aston Martin Works put on its largest ever display to support the celebrations.
"The Goodwood Revival remains a true highlight of the British classic car and motorsport calendar, and it was a delight to see so many people admiring cars from our rich history.”
Also drawing the crowds was a Rathlin Red 1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Saloon X Pack, sumptuously restored and updated to include bi-xenon headlights, a satellite navigation system, heated seats and upgraded transmission, suspension and brakes.
Aston Martin Works’ managing director Kingsley Riding-Felce said : “The Goodwood Revival is always a stirring and magical occasion for classic car lovers, so it was only fitting that in the brand’s centenary year so many rare and beautiful Aston Martin sports cars were on show, and in action, at the event.”