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KBVY Beverly Regional Airport Beverly, Massachusetts, USA September 14, 2019

So you like the “feeling-of-flying” that driving an Aston gives you?  Then you are going to love the event that our member Matt Beaulieu has planned for us from 10am-2pm on Saturday September 14.  This is your chance to take the controls of a light aircraft (under professional supervision) for a “discovery flight.”  Costs?  You will pick-up your brunch check directly, and the club has subsidized our individual 15-minutes-of-flying down to $40/head for those taking the controls (passengers fly free).  As aviators can be as young as 12 years old, kids are welcome:  think of the bragging rights they will have when back at school next month.  No previous experience is needed, just a thirst for new sensations.  After reading more details below, let me know if I can add you to the list of attendees.

Location

FAA Identifier: BVY
Lat/Long: 42-35-02.9000N 070-54-58.1000W
42-35.048333N 070-54.968333W
42.5841389,-70.9161389
(estimated)
Elevation: 107.3 ft. / 32.7 m (surveyed)
Variation: 16W (1985)
From city: 3 miles NW of BEVERLY, MA
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 01915

It all starts with a get-ready-to-fly brunch at the C.K. Pearl restaurant in Essex MA.  We will exchange our expectations of flying while enjoying CKP’s simple, yet elegant, traditional fare.  The restaurant overlooks the scenic Essex River.  If the weather-gods cooperate, we will sit outside on the deck and bask in the morning’s sunshine and warm breezes.

After our brunch and mimosas, we will drive the twisty and scenic back-roads for 20 minutes, ending-up at Beverly Airport.  Once there, we will park on the apron at the Avier flight school.  Avier was founded by Matt’s brother, Paul, who will be on-hand to look after us.

Two Piper Archer aircraft will be at our disposal:

On each flight, a professional instructor will take one or two AMOC members up, depending on the mix of those wishing to pilot and those wishing to passenger.  The instructor does the landings and take-offs. You get the controls once the plane is level and safe.

The view of Cape Ann from aloft will be spectacular.

While waiting for your flight, you can grab a light refreshment and continue your conversations with other members outside on the patio or in the lounge.  For those desiring diversion, Matt is arranging entertaining video clips to be streaming in the background.

As an optional bonus, if the flying bug really bites you after your discovery flight, additional flying experiences will be available on the day at an added cost (eg. tour of Boston, flying in a larger Cirrus plane).

Come and make some high altitude memories to cap-off your summer.

Malcolm Burwell

North East Representative

Aston Martin Owners Club

Lexington MA

cell:  +1 781 526 5027

Skype:  mcburwell

NE-Representative@AMOCna.org

www.linkedin.com/in/mcburwell

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AMOC Weekend in Victoria BC July 27-28, 2019 : Recap

Report by: Wyman Lee

Just wanted to share a few photos and a video with your region of our successful AMOC event from last month.   We had 100 guests and 29 Aston Martins attending our Saturday event held on a private 5 acre Stonebridge Equestrian Centre estate.    Notable speakers were Steve McEvoy and Richard Seidlitz.

And on Sunday,  our Astons anchored the start of the 20th anniversary Oak Bay Collector Car Festival where 300 cars were on display for the 15,000 spectators.

Short Video Trailer of Stonebridge event.  https://youtu.be/3913BeFSstQ

Wyman Lee

AMOC Canada West

Assistant Rep – Vancouver Island

Email:  wymanlee@telus.net

Cell:     250.744-9597

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In Memory of Joyce Nixon

 

 

Joyce Nixon, beloved wife of deceased husband Chuck, recently passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 16. Both Joyce and Chuck were longtime members of the Aston Martin Owners Club since 1966.  Known for their beautiful Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark III, both Chuck and Joyce were active racers of their Aston Martin.  Joyce volunteered her time as Editor, publisher and distributor of the AMOC East publication for many years. They created and ran the annual Aston Martin East Coast meet in Limerock Ct. for 10 years.  This event has turned into the largest annual Aston Martin car event in the US. A trophy was created recently for the recognition of their dedication while members of the club. It will be presented annually in appreciation of the dedicated member who is invaluable to the success of the club. This years recipient was awarded to Northeast Area Rep Malcolm Burwell.  The video of this presentation can be viewed on the Facebook site of Phil Sudenfield. Joyce was able to listen to this video and was very appreciative of this recognition for her and Chuck. Unfortunately Chuck passed away 2 weeks before the trophy presentation.  She had a amazing talent for growing beautiful indoor plants and outdoor flowers.  She also had a love for animals including her amazing life-like aquariums and colorful finches.  Both she and Chuck loved their cockatiel named Sam who lived for many years. They were both very active members of Phoenix Landing which is a adoption and education center for parrots.  Their pride and joy was their parrot Paulie who gave them many years of happiness.  At night Paulie slept in his beautiful cage (palace) that Chuck had built for him.  Chuck did beautiful finish carpentry as a hobby.  During the day Paulie was outside his cage and followed Joyce and never let her out of his site.  He gave much happiness to Chuck and Joyce for many years.   He is currently being well taken care of at the Phoenix Landing.  Joyce will always be remembered as a gracious and generous friend to all who knew her.  Her wonderful spirit will be sorely missed.

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LIME ROCK CONCOURS RESULTS JUNE 28, 2019

2019 Lime Rock Concours Results

Class 1 DB2 

  • First Place Don Brodie 1955 DB2/4 Mark I
  • Second Place David Jones 1952 DB2 Drophead 91
  • Third Place Matt Degarmo 1958 DB2/4 Mark III 84

Class 2 DB4,5,6

  • First Place      Jim Munsell 1964 DB5
  • Second Place Richard Kravelich 1961 DB4
  • Third Place    Dennis Sheehan DB4 

Class 3 V8, Virage

  •  First Place    Tom Gibb and Robert Lindgren 1984 V8 Vantage Volante
  • Second Place Wil Wong 1991 Virage
  • Third Place    Steven Silberberg 1976 V8 

 Class 4 DB7, Vanquish

  •  First Place      Bob and Sally Stockman 2003 DB AR1   
  • Second Place  Bob and Paula Smalley 2006 Vanquish S   
  • Third Place     Bob Vigdor 2005 Vanquish S           

Class 5 DB9, Rapide 

  • First Place        James Hanrahan 2011 Rapide
  • Second Place   Roland Westerdahl 2006 DB9 Volante   
  • Third Place      Oliver Cromwell 2005 DB9

Class 6A Vantage 2006-2009

  • First Place      Todd Warren 2009 V8 Vantage 
  • Second Place Lee Goldstein 2008 V8 Vantage Volante
  • Third Place    Marina Bernstein 2009 V8 Vantage

Class 6B Vantage 2010+

  • First Place    CJ Gutch 2012 V8 Vantage
  • Second Place Rick and Liam Hopkins 2011 V8 Vantage Roadster
  • Third Place    Pascal Maeter 2016 V8 Vantage GT

Class 8 DB 11, Vanquish, DBS

  • First Place       Steven Gallant 2009 DBS
  • Second Place  Miguel Hernandez 2019 DBS Superleggera TAG Heuer
  • Third Place     Evan Cygler 2019 DB11 Volante 

Class 9 Elite First Place

  • First Place       James Freeman 1960 DB4 GT
  • Second Place  Don Leo Grande and Kathy Gaffney 1991 Virage
  • Third Place     Kevin Hoben 2002 DB7

Photos Courtesy of Linda Brodie: https://photos.app.goo.gl/sHtCoCwjFZhWijsTA

You can add your own photos if you wish to share them.

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A Day at Lime Rock presented by Miller Motorcars, Greenwich, Ct.

SCENIC DRIVE FROM MILLER MOTORCARS GREENWICH, CT. TO LIME ROCK PARK SATURDAY MAY 25th .

SATURDAY May 25th Meet at MILLER MOTORCARS located 9342 WEST PUTNAM AVE. GREENWICH, CT or MEET US THERE. 
This is not an AMOC event it is open to all cars and is organized by the Ferrari Club. Departure is at 8:30 AM where we will take a scenic drive from Miller Motorcars to Lime Rock Park for the Pirelli World Challenge Race! Last Years turn out was awesome.
Compliments of Miller Motorcar will be admission and an exclusive LIME ROCK PARK corral parking, box lunches and possible parade laps. There will also be complimentary gifts and technical talks with informative materials from  Pirelli Tire and Hagerty Insurance. This event will sell out fast so please RSVP Mike Odierna amocdb4@gmail.com  This will be a rain or shine event.
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Greenwich Concours d’Elegance | May 31st – June 2nd, 2019

 Greenwich Concours! Recognized as one of the premier concours in the country and the largest in the Northeast, Greenwich is unique in that it is two concours back to back. Saturday is the Concours Americana for American cars and motorcycles, while Sunday is the Concours International for imported marques.

2019 will feature special classes of  Zagato, Bentley, Arnolt, Super Cars & Orphan Marques (limited production marques that no longer exist).

For the concours weekend, we will have a waterfront display of cars bodied by the Italian coachbuilder Zagato in honor of their 100th Anniversary. Also on both days, we will feature the hybrid cars of “Wacky” Arnolt and Orphan Motorcycle Marques.

AMOC MEMBERS ONLY : There will be a club dinner that weekend on June 1, 2019. For Further information please contact area rep Andy Williams at willpubs@aol.com

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THE ANNUAL CARS AND MOTORCYCLES OF ENGLAND SHOW

THE CARS AND MOTORCYCLES of England has been relocated to Hope Lodge in Fort Washington. Field opens at 8:30am – Judging begins at 10:00am.

This years event is hosted by the Delaware Valley Jaguar Club Delaware Valley Triumphs Ltd. In the past few years AMOC members have shown a strong presence at this show. June 1, 2019

Contact Area Rep: Len Levin levin2391@verizon.net  phone: 610.272.3812

Contact Area Rep: Wil Wong wwongdesign@earthlink.net

http://www.historichopelodge.org/ales-petals-car-show/
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AMOCNA // OAK BAY COLLECTOR CAR SHOW WEEKEND IN VICTORIA, CANADA JULY 27-28, 2019

This will be the 19th year of the Oak Bay Car show.    About 300 cars will be displayed along the show line with over 15,000 enthusiasts

Viewing the cars .   All types of collectable cars from early 1900’s to latest electric models.   I’m on the organizing committee and responsible for the

Aston Martin and Super Exotic display area.    It will be my 4th time with the Aston display and the 2nd Time with the Super Exotics.

Photo from Left to right:

John Armitage – Representative, jcarmitage@icloud.com

John Fairclough – Assistant Rep, johnfairclough@shaw.ca

Wyman Lee – Assistant Rep wymanlee@telus.net

For Further information contact: Wyman Lee at wymanlee@telus.net

Some links from previous events:

Stonebridge Equestrian Centre Video – July 29, 2018
https://www.dropbox.com/s/d7v5cri26yubg4n/Video%202018-07-28%2C%203%2031%2029%20PM.mov?dl=0

Carlton House Video – July 30, 2018

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2o0xlp4pec80v8s/Video%202018-07-29%2C%2011%2032%2016%20AM.mov?dl=0&m=

OAK BAY COLLECTOR CAR FESTIVAL

Event Date:
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Aston Martin Owners Club – Road Trip to Colorado June 30, 2019

Aston Martin Owners Club – Road Trip to Colorado
The Red River Chapter of the AMOC has organized a 5-day, ~770 mile road trip event through the Colorado Rockies, and all AMOC members are invited to join! We meet in Colorado Springs on June 30th, and from there we make our way up to Estes Park where we will be staying at the historic Stanley Hotel over 4th of July. This event is entirely free – you just pay whatever it costs for hotels, gas, and food. There is a cap of 50 people and there are currently 42 signed up coming from California, Texas, and Colorado, so space is limited and hotel rooms are running low. The full, detailed itinerary is attached along with detailed information about the hotels and how to make your reservations.

If you wish to join us on this epic journey please make your hotel reservations ASAP and then contact Brian Greenstone at brian@amoctexas.orgbrian@amoctexas.org so that you will be added to the official event Evite and receive any updates and information. Optionally, you can RSVP directly on the Evite here: http://evite.me/MqTxWqWfpz http://evite.me/MqTxWqWfpz


COLORADO 2019 ITINERARY

This AMOC Members-only road trip starts in Colorado Springs on Monday, July 1st. Depending on how far you’re driving to get there you may have to leave Saturday or Sunday. From Colorado Springs to Estes Park, the road trip will involve ~770 miles / 15 hours of driving spread out over 4 days. It is imperative that you RSVP on the event event Evite since all communications and updates will be done there.

Our route takes us all over the central Rockies, so the scenery should be quite spectacular! We will be making stops in Crested Butte, Aspen / Snowmass, and Estes Park. Every day has a hiking / sightseeing option. 3 of the 4 hikes are morning hikes, so you can always skip that, sleep in, and meet up with us for the drive later, but these hikes are going to be well worth the effort, and are fairly easy and short.

WEATHER:

Expect daytime highs to be 72-77º with nighttime lows of 39-46º. We will be at 6000-9000’ elevation most of the time, so those coming in from sea level should be careful the first few days. It takes a day per 1000’ of elevation change to acclimate.

CLOTHING:

You do not need to bring anything fancy. Just comfortable driving clothes, hiking clothes & shoes, and whatever you’re comfortable in for dinner. Temperatures will go from cold to warm, so take that into account.

LODGING:

The full details on lodging are in the separate Lodging document, but here’s the summary:

You will need to make your own reservations. You should make your reservations ASAP because we are *not* getting room blocks held for us – just discounted rates. Being 4th of July these rooms will book up sooner rather than later, so you should do this immediately while there is still availability! Here are the four places you need to make reservations:


June 30th:   The Cliff House at Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs $197 (inclusive) https://www.thecliffhouse.com/

Arrive at The Cliff House at Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs (just outside of Colorado Springs) anytime today/tonight. Manitou Springs is a fun little tourist town with lots of touristy shopping, so if you arrive early enough you can tour the town or tour the nearby Broadmoore Hotel area. Around 7:00 pm those who have arrived can meet for dinner.


DAY 1: MONDAY, JULY 1st

9:00 am…. 

After breakfast at The Cliff House hotel we will head over to Garden of the Gods (5.5 miles away) for some easy morning hiking.

11:00 pm….

Set Waze to House Rock Kitchen in Buena Vista for lunch. Drive is 91 miles @ 1:46h.

1:00 pm….

Lunch at House Rock Kitchen.

2:00 pm….

Set Waze to

The Lodge  at Mountaineer Square   http://www.skicb.com/lodging/mountaineer-square

in Crested Butte. 113 miles @ 2:11h.

4:30 pm Arrive in Crested Butte

Lodge at Mountaineer Square in Crested Butte $258.47 (inclusive)


Day 2: Tuesday July 2nd:

9:00 am….

This morning we head to The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument for some incredible drives and views. Possibly some short walks to scenic spots, but no major hiking. Set Waze to South Rim Visitor Center. 92 miles @ 1:51h

11:00 am….

Visit the Visitor Center & the Gunnison Point Overlook.

11:30 pm….

Now we drive down into the canyon. Head back to the Entrance Station – there turn left onto East Portal Road. It’s about 6 miles down into the canyon to the river.

12:15 pm….

Set Nav to The Stone House in Montrose for lunch. ~20 miles / 35 minutes.

1:00 pm….

Lunch at The Stone House

2:30 pm….

Set Waze to Hayes Creek Falls 93 miles @ 2:00h. Parking is on the pullouts on the side of the highway, and the falls are just 100’ from the road.

4:45 pm….

Set Waze to Viceroy Hotel in Snowmass. 48 miles @ 1:00h.

https://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/snowmass

6:00 pm….

Arrive at Viceroy Hotel in Snowmass.

Viceroy Snowmass $200 (+tax & fees)


Day 3: Wednesday July 3 & 4

7:00 am….

For those who want an early morning hike to see what is generally deemed the most scenic place in Colorado we will head over to Maroon Bells which is about 16 miles from the hotel. Plan on hiking & exploring for 2-3 hours. If we are lucky and get there early enough we may be able to park (public parking is cut off after 8am and may fill even earlier). Otherwise, we take the bus into the park. Those not hiking get to sleep in or go explore Aspen.

11:00 am….

Set Waze for Butterhorn Bakery Cafe in Frisco for lunch. 98 miles @ 2:38h

1:40 pm….

Arrive at Butterhorn Bakery & Cafe for Lunch 2:30pm Set Waze to Berthoud Pass 59 miles @ 1:08h (pee stop)

4:00 pm….

Set Waze to Alpine Visitor Center 69 miles @ 1:30h.

5:30 pm….

Alpine Visitor Center short walk @ 12,000ft to see the overlook (pee stop)

6:00 pm….

Set Waze to the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. 25 miles @ 0:40h

6:45 pm….

Arrive at The Stanley Hotel 

https://www.stanleyhotel.com/

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park $304+


 

DAY 4: THURSDAY, JULY 4th

Today is the 4th of July and we have lots of options to choose from: hike, drive, relax, etc.

Hike to Emerald Lake

7:00 am….

For those who are up to it we will meet in the lobby and head out to the

Bear Lake Trailhead. The trailhead is about a 1/2 hour drive from the hotel, and here we will be doing a 3.5 mile out and back hike to Emerald Lake. We must get an early start because this trail and parking lot gets packed!

Scenic Drive

Have lunch at the hotel before heading out because nothing will be open on the road.

12:30 pm….

In case you haven’t seen enough beautiful Rocky Mountain scenery, here’s another chance to see more! Set Waze to US Forest Service Visitor Center on Poudre Canyon Hwy: 66 miles @ 2:05.

3:20 pm….

Pee stop at Visitor Center then turn around and go back the way you came.

5:30 pm….

Arrive back at Stanley Hotel.

Evening Festivities

8:00 pm….

Dinner @ Hotel

9:30 pm….

Fireworks show!!!