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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 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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AMOC FLORIDA EVENT… MAY 11TH AT THE REVS MUSEUM

AMOC visit to the REVS Institute in Naples on Saturday May 11th.   The docent-led tour of the car museum will be from 1:30 pm to about 4:00 pm. See  www.revsinstitute.org   for a description of the museum. 

Following the  museum visit, there is an optional drinks / hors d’oeuvres at a  restaurant near the Naples waterfront-  from 4:30-7:00 pm 

To register, please send $35/person, which will cover the museum ticket , by April 26,  

to: Paul Saatsoglou

1155 N Gulfstream Avenue 

Sarasota FL 34236

florida-rep-2@amocna.org

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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: