To celebrate 100 years of the Aston Martin brand 100 Astons will wind their way through Europe’s most amazing landscapes and along some of the continent’s best roads. The event is current taking place and is due to end tomorrow (21st July) in London, where the 100 Astons will join 1,000 more from all over the world. The distance travelled over the full five days of the event will be 1,000 miles but drivers have been able to pick up the trail from various points throughout the continent.
The trip crosses seven countries and starts from Lake Como in Italy. From there it goes on to St.Moritz in the Swiss Alps, passes Lake Constance and Stuttgart in Germany, as well as the Aston Martin Nürburgring Test Centre, before going through the Ardenne region in Belgium before reaching Château de Cocove in France where the drivers pick up the Eurotunnel.
Aston is also celebrating 100 years with Centenary Editions of their cars. The Centenary Edition Vanquish, along with special editions of the V8 Vantage, DB9 and Rapide are all available to collectors. Only 100 examples of each are being built. Each model has bespoke interiors, “a unique graduated paint finish” and each car is individually numbered.
Once all of the Astons have met up in Britain, the celebration concludes at the Freemason’s Hall followed by “Picnic in the Park” on Sunday.