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'Simply Aston Martin': Beaulieu's special event to celebrate the DB7's silver anniversary

2019-01-30 10:06
Simply Aston Martin

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Beaulieu’s new events season gets off to a stylish start with Simply Aston Martin on Sunday, 7 April as it marks the 25th anniversary of the DB7 going into production.

More than 300 Aston Martins are expected to gather in the grounds of the National Motor Museum for the fourth Simply Aston Martin rally, with an impressive display to celebrate one of the world’s most revered sports car marques.

Important landmark

A special area will be set aside for Aston Martin DB7s, from coupes to Volante convertibles powered by smooth six-cylinders to brutal V12 engines.

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An important landmark in the company’s history, the DB7 reintroduced the legendary ‘DB’ title after a two-decade break – and all are welcome to join the display.

Simply Aston Martin is well known for its diverse mix and fans, young and old, will love the sublime selection.

Modern-day Aston's will be well-represented, from the DB9 and DBS to the Vantage and Vanquish. Look out for classic DB models of the 1950's and ’60's, V8 models of the 1970's, ’80's and ’90's, plus rarely seen early Aston's from the 1930's and ’40's.

Classics on display

Aston Martin Owners’ Club members will display their cars, while dealer Aston Martin Chichester will bring a selection of the latest Astons for sale. Throughout the day, event-goers and visitors can vote for their favourite Aston Martin of the show in the People’s Choice Award, with the winner receiving a Beaulieu trophy.

Simply Aston Martin cars

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Don’t forget to go inside the National Motor Museum to see the 1922 Aston Martin 1.5l Strasbourg, one of just two built in the early days of the company to take part in the 1922 French Grand Prix. 

This rare car was constructed with financial backing from racer Count Louis Zborowski, the man behind the monster machines that inspired Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, now celebrated in a special exhibition in the museum.

Simply Aston Martin

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Event tickets include entrance to all of the Beaulieu attraction, including the museum, the World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey, the Montagu ancestral home of Palace House and its grounds and gardens.

Click here for tickets and information.

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