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Archived AMOC Concours

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    I don't know whether or not this will be of interest to members, but!

    The Aston Martin Owners Club are holding their spring Concours at The Old Greenwich Naval College:

    http://www.ornc.org/

    The date is the 19th May 2013.

    I can't organise a visit as I'm actually displaying a car there (not an Aston), but I can recommend it as a day out. It's the Aston Martin Clubs 100th. anniversary this year, and this will mean a huge turn out of very desirable and unusual cars. The event is not advertised and is really a private do, but if there is interest I'll see if there is a possibility that the public can view. I suspect there is, and I also suspect for enthusiasts it'll be well worth a visit.

    My experience of these clubs is that enthusiasm is greeted by enthusiasm. They adore their cars.

    This is the AMOC blurb.

    Spring Concours 2013 19th May
    The Spring Concours is to be staged in the grounds of The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich on the 19th May 2013, following the Bonhams auction at Newport Pagnell.

    A Royal Naval College was originally established in Portsmouth in 1841, but needed to expand. The empty buildings at Greenwich seemed a logical choice and in 1873, for a rent of just £100 a year, the Royal Navy became the new occupants of today's Old Royal Naval College.

    The motto of the College was: Tam Minerva Quam Marte - By Wisdom As Much As War.

    The transition from sail to steam meant that Naval officers required more sophisticated technical education than they could get as trainees on board ship. All aspects of naval science were taught, with courses added as new technologies developed.

    There are other attractions in and around the Old Royal Naval College for those family members not so interested in peering into the engine bay of a pristine Aston Martin, ascertaining whether the correct jubilee clips are fitted.

    Just across the road is the National Maritime Museum, exhibiting 500 years of Britain's encounter with the world at sea at the world's largest maritime museum.

    The Cutty Sark is adjacent to the Old Royal Naval College and is the last surviving tea clipper and the fastest and greatest of her time. She is a living testimony to the bygone, glorious days of sail and, most importantly, a monument to those that lost their lives in the merchant service.

    The Royal Observatory Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the World. It is also home to London's only planetarium, the Harrison timekeepers and the UK's largest refracting telescope.

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    If anyone wants me to check out the details I'll gladly do so. I belong to another car club that has been invited to display and I'm looking forward to it immensely.

    :)

    Nick
     
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