The Aston Martin Vulcan was the first Aston Martin to hit Aston’s new St Athan Plant, along with £65 million of classic Astons for a housewarming party.
As we already know, Aston Martin is off to Welsh Wales to build their new SUV – the Aston Martin DBX – on the site of St Athan RAF base, and last week they took possession of three great big hangers which will, eventually, be home to a state of the art manufacturing facility.
But in the very best tradition, Aston Martin did what we’d all do presented with a new home that’s going to be changed out of all recognition – have a cracking housewarming part.
Fortunately, Aston Martin has at their disposal £65 million of classic Astons, from the A3 to the DRB1, lots of Vantages, a James Bond spec DB5 and the DB10 from Bond’s last outing.
Fortunately, with a heap of mouth watering cars on hand, they also had a trio of able drivers too in the shape of Works drivers Darren Turner and Nicki Thiim, and chief engineer Matt Becker, to pilot their classics.
Which means there was a Bond DB5 playing games with the DB10, a Vulcan and One-77 hooning round a Cygnet (and we though Aston were keen to pretend the Cygnet never happened) and much more.
In a stroke of luck, Aston Martin managed to take their video cameras with them, so we get treated to more than six minutes of Classic Aston Martins on video, complete with the de rigueur Welsh Male Voice Choir soundtrack and stunning Welsh scenery as an intro.