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Live Q&A - Interview with a Racy Lady


Sunday the 17th January, 11am(UK Time)


Gillian has been a staple in the racing community for decades - whether it was competing competitively in the 70s or at the Goodwood Revival more recently. She is best known for her efforts campaigning Ford Escorts as part of the Works Team. While in more recent times, you can usually find her in an Aston of some variety or another.

Her love of both Horses and Cars has kept her busy over the years. She is of the mind that there is definitely an affinity between horse riding and driving, none more so than exhibited by Sir Stirling Moss who competed in show jumping in all his young years until he got a driving licence.

‘I think his balance and empathy, the feel and sensitivity through his fingers and hands was very much there because of riding. If you can ride, you should be able to drive. It's all about feel and balance. I think there is a similarity between the two sports’.

A Club Member since the 70’s, Gillian has been active in sports and touring car races in the UK and Europe between 1970 and 1975, then later in historic motorsport.

Nowadays she works as an ARDS instructor, races occasionally, and she is also a contributor to many well know magazines on subjects that are close to her heart, together with more recently taking to after dinner speaking.


A chance to have a live audience with this formidable Lady, hosted by Peter Snowdon this is a live Q&A with a difference.



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Inspirational Talk - Al Sylvester



This is an epic tale of leading the RAF's first unsupported attempt on the Geographic South Pole. Al describes how he selected and trained his team to survive in tents on Antarctica, while skiing unsupported the 600 nautical miles to the bottom of the earth. His heart on sleeve personal account of the day to day living on the ice, living on dried food, toilet drills to skiing in temperatures of - 45 degrees, leave you with no doubt that Antarctica is one of the most beautiful but most hostile locations in the world. He concludes his presentation by reliving the effects that frostbite had on him and the mental resilience and determination he displayed to recover, to once again lead others to fulfil their dreams.



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AMOC Virtual Concours 2021

 

Following the success of the first Virtual Concours, which was held last year, we are delighted to announce that we will be staging a second one, to be held this February 2021. This virtual event will give Members an opportunity to delight in the experience of a Concours with all the fun and excitement that goes with it.

Entry to the 2021 Spring ‘Virtual Concours’ is open to all Members around the world and completely free.

All AMOC Concours Judges are invited to ‘judge’ on-line. Cars are not scrutinised to normal judging criteria, but on more of a Judges ‘preference’, taking the text into account, as well as the cleanliness and presentation of the car.

The results will be announced live on the 27th February 2021 and the winners will receive a complimentary plaque to commemorate their car’s victory. More details coming soon.

The Virtual Concours website will be open for entries on 1st February 2021.

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Hope for the Future - Aston Martin, Go Behind the Scenes, Get Behind the Wheel


Thursday 11th February 2021

Unique Behind the Scenes Access into the world of Aston Martin & Aston Martin Racing

This racy virtual event will give guests exclusive access to the big hitters involved with Aston Martin and Aston Martin Racing, go behind the scenes, get behind the wheel.

Join Charity Patrons and Ambassadors 

Martin Brundle, British motor racing driver, Aston Martin Brand Ambassador, Sky Sports Presenter & Commentator

Darren Turner, Driver Aston Martin Vantage team, triple class winner Le Mans, 3 class-podium finishes, Nürburgring 24 Hours. Development driver for Aston Martin Lagonda.

Harry Tincknell, Driver Aston Martin Racing, 2 time Le 24 Hours Mans winner, European Champion

David Richards, Chairman Prodrive, Chairman Motor Sport UK, ex-Chairman Aston Martin 

David Brabham, Triple Le Mans 24 Hours Winner, including double GTI titles with Aston Martin.

Jamie Chadwick, competing in the Formula Regional European Championship, inaugural winner of the W Series and Williams development driver.

Share their first-hand experience from those in the know, from business to brand, driving to winning as our ‘Aston People’ take guests behind the scenes and beyond the track with never heard before facts, inspirational, witty and surprising anecdotes from the fast world of Aston.

Hosted by Jonathan Legard, Sports Journalist and Broadcaster

Interviewed by Simon Taylor, Motor Sports author, journalist, editor.

Main Event – 20.00 – 21.00 Available to all guests, exclusive silent auction.

Ticket Prices

Main Event – £20


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Unique and Luxurious Culinary Experience

13th February 2021



A unique and jovial experience to sample the delights of the famous "Oystermeister's" seafood.

Stock up on your favourite wine or Champagne and sit back for a Zoom meeting with a difference. Oysters, Smoked salmon, Caviar and a "Shuck-off" are the flavour of the evening.

James' larger than life personality will entertain you in the art of opening, flavouring and eating the oysters.

All food will be delivered fresh for the event and will contain the information for the Zoom meeting. Share your own wine recommendations with others and have fun.

Ticket Price £69.00


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Live Q&A with John McGurk - Independent Aston Martin Specialist (PAST)


Sunday 10th January 11am(UK TIME)


Hosted by our very own Mark Donoghue, car-mad director John McGurk has been buying and selling Aston Martin's for 20 years. His sharp eye for detail and straight-talking business acumen has ensured that McGurk's is one of the most successful purveyors of previously owned Aston Martin's.

This was a great opportunity to see behind the scenes, view what's in stock, ask questions and learn from a leading industry expert.

If you are wondering how to retain the value of your Aston Martin or which model should be top of your 2021 shopping list, John is your man.




Christmas Card Competition - Now Closed



We were excited to launch the first AMOC Christmas card competition, the winning design was used as the official AMOC 2020 Christmas card and will be featured as the month of December in the 2022 Club calendar.


Entries were welcomed from any age group and in any medium, for example, drawing, collage, photography or painting, Your design must has a festive Aston Martin theme and been created during the last 12 months.


The quality of entries was outstanding form graphics to paining and it was tough for the team of judges to choose a winning entry.



The Overall winner: Volodymyr Zayichenko




Champagne Secrets Uncovered live Q&A - 13th Dec 2020 5pm (PAST)



Guest Speaker: Kevin Mckee, UK Director Family Taittinger

Host: Anthony Oade, Deputy Chairman and Partnerships Director


Taittinger have been the proud partner Champagne to AMOC for nearly 20 years. Concours, race and social events alike have all enjoyed a touch of Taittinger sparkle.

Whilst we are mostly homebound with ongoing restrictions, we thought this would a great opportunity to learn more about the secrets of Champagne both the region and the wines, and the session proved very popular.

Kevin has worked with Champagne for as long as Taittinger has been associated with the club and had a wealth of knowledge to share. He has kindly offered to join a Q&A with Anthony to reveal some of the region’s rich and fascinating history and stories, as well as give us a guide to the different styles of Champagne just in time for the forthcoming Christmas celebrations.

The masterclass was enjoyed equally with or without a glass of Taittinger bubbles.

This was a fascinating reveal.





Winter Q&A Sessions (Past)


Sunday AMOC is live chatting about some of your favourite topics


15.11.2020 - 11am - Aston Installations (car infotainment ) - James Hawkes-Reed (PAST)


22.11.2020 - 11am - DBS (Aston Workshop) - Neil Calvert (PAST)


29.11.2020 - 11am - AML Historian - Steve Waddingham (PAST)


06.12.2020 - 5pm - Post Lockdown Quiz (PAST)


13.12.2020 - 11am - Adam Donfrancesco - Head of engineering at R-Reforged and CALLUM (PAST)



20.12.2020 - 11am - Nicholas Mee - Winner of the 'Specialist of the Year' at the Historic Motor Awards (PAST)



Autumn Q&A Sessions


11am Sunday Mornings AMOC is live discussing some of your favourite topics:


11.10.2020 - Pre-war cars - Host: Mark Donoghue, Guest Speaker: Robert Blakemore from Ecurie Bertelli (PAST)


18.10.2020 - Feltham - Host: Richard Furse, Guest Speakers: David Reed and Martin Coleman (PAST)


25.10.2020 - DBS Newport Pagell Models - Host: Tom Westley, Guest Speaker: Christopher Bolton (PAST)


01.11.2020 - DBS Gaydon Models - Host: Anthony Oade, Guest Speakers: Michael Reed and Charles Porter (PAST)