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Celebrating Aston Martin’s 100th Anniversary

by Kenny Hoeschen

Aston Martin first started building cars in 1914 when founders Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford began putting together cars to race along nearby Aston Hill. Since then, Aston Martin has been known for building some of the most beautiful sports cars in the world, including the timeless DB5 made famous in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger and the current V8 Vantage, DB9, and Rapide S models.

Over the year of 2013, Aston Martin celebrated its centenary with a number of special events, including the dedication of a plaque in recognition of the founding in 1913, airlifting a Vanquish to the top of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, a road rally covering 1,000 miles through seven countries, a spectacular gathering of Aston Martins in Kensington Gardens, London, the debut of the new Vanquish Volante and V12 Vantage S at Pebble Beach, and the unveiling the CC100 100th Anniversary Concept.

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