‘Simply Aston Martin’ show draws record number of cars

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'Simply Aston Martin' attracts record number of the British sports cars to the UK's National Motor Museum | Beaulieu photos

A record gathering of 410 Aston Martins was on display this past weekend as England’s National Motor Museum at Beaulieu staged its first “Simply” event of 2019.

In celebration of one of the most successful of the Aston Martin models, owners of DB7s took 23 of them to the Beaulieu Events Arena to set up a timeline of the car that was produced from 1994-2004. With the weather cooperating, the tops of the DB& Volante convertibles were down as they took their places alongside the DB7 coupes.

Cars displayed ranged from the 1955 DB2/4 DHC and 1959 DB MkIII FHC to two of the newest Aston Martin Vantages. 

People’s Choice award winners

Winning the People’s Choice Award was one of only 50 2018 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Tag Heuer Edition cars, this one owned by Stephen Webb, who said he’s “always had Aston Martins,” but had only recently acquired the twin-turbocharged V12 Tag Heuer car.

Among the runners-up for the award was a 2016 Aston Martin GT12 that les White said he bought “for a massive road trip.”

The Beaulieu “Simply” season continues with Simply Audi on Easter Sunday, April 21. Other “Simply” events scheduled for 2019 are: Simply Ford, May 5; Simply Porsche, June 2; Simply VW, June 15; Simply Lane Rover, June 23; Simply Jaguar, July 14; Simply Japanese, July 28; Simply Mercedes, August 18; Simply Smart, November 10.

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For more information, visit the Beaulieu website.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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