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Remember Martha Reeves and the Vandellas? Now it’s Santan Dave and Stormzy’s turn

Music video shot at Aston Martin assembly plant

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Those of a certain age might remember the time when Ford allowed Martha Reeves and the Vandellas onto the Mustang assembly line to shoot their 1965 music video for Nowhere To Run

Fast forward a few decades and Aston Martin has invited Santan Dave and Stormzy to shoot the video for their new single, Clash, at the automaker’s Gaydon assembly center.

Aston Martin, Remember Martha Reeves and the Vandellas? Now it’s Santan Dave and Stormzy’s turn, ClassicCars.com Journal

“Bringing together two of the UK’s best rap artists of their generation on the first track from Santan Dave’s latest Album, Were All Alone in This Together, ‘Clash’ bears the hard-hitting lyrics that both Dave and Stormzy are famous for,” Aston Martin reports. 

“Mercury Music Prize winner, Santan Dave, is an Aston Martin owner who collaborated with the British luxury brand back in March 2021, providing a stirring voiceover for the launch of the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team’s new AMR21 Formula One car.  So, when the artists were looking for somewhere to film the video for ‘Clash’, which symbolizes two worlds colliding, they called Aston Martin.

The video features the Aston Martin Valkyrie and V12 Speedster.

“Highlights of the video include Dave’s walk along the Aston Martin customer inspection line at the company’s global headquarters in Gaydon, while 20 of Aston Martin’s latest model, Vantage F1 Edition await the final step of the production process before delivery to customers: the application of the iconic wings badge,” the company said.

“The real action happens at the brand’s Silverstone facility where the Vehicle Dynamics team develop new Aston Martins on the Stowe Circuit that sits alongside the world-famous Grand Prix track. The two stars enjoy the power of the Aston Martin DBS before Stormzy takes the wheel of the limited edition, V12 Speedster.”

Aston Martin, Remember Martha Reeves and the Vandellas? Now it’s Santan Dave and Stormzy’s turn, ClassicCars.com Journal
Larry Edsall
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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