The Aston Martin Owners Club or AMOC was founded in 1935 by Morris ‘Mort’ Goodall and other like minded enthusiasts in London. Today it is one of the oldest one-make car clubs in the world with one of the largest memberships that spans five continents and over sixty countries. At the core of the Club are the principles that have guided its activities through the years. The AMOC was established to “promote the sport and pastime of motoring’’, “develop interest in the ASTON MARTIN CAR’’ and “encourage social relaionships between Members’’.
Since 1935 the club has grown in both the scope of activities and the breadth of interests. The AMOC and its membership host a wide range of activities around the world. These include local area meetings, racing and hilclimb events, road touring, Concours events and social gatherings both formal and informal.
The Club is headquartered in England and is based in a 15th Century barn in Drayton, St. Leonard near Oxford. The building is filled with historic Aston Martin cars and artifacts as well as the archive of the Aston Martin Heritage Trust. The Barn is open by appointment and all AMOC members are enthusiastically encouraged to visit.
During the year the AMOC produces a number of fine publications for members. These include the AM Quarterly from the UK, The Vantage Point (from North America) and the monthly AM News. The Club Register is the leading authority on the history of Aston Martin cars produced over the years.
In 2013 Aston Martin marked its 100th aniversary. Celebrations were held in the United Kingdom and throughout AMOC regions around the world. The Aston Martin marque has experienced many ups and downs through the years. Despite what at times has been difficult odds, Aston Martin has survived and is now an even stronger global brand. This has been, in no small way, assisted by the great enthusiasm and dedication of the members of the Aston Martin Owners Club. The continued participation of the AMOC membership, our officers in the Uk and here in North America will ensure that Aston Martin and the Aston Martin Owners Club will thrive in the years to come.