The Aston Martin Owners Club has visited RAF Brize Norton for the chance to have their cars photographed with aircraft from the RAF’s Air Mobility Force whilst raising money for Station charities.
Recently, 25 cars and their owners visited the Station, lining up for a picture in the vicinity of an Atlas C.1 (A400M). The cars ranged from modern Aston Martin models to more classic cars.
Over £2000 was raised in the lead up to the day with donations from car owners, with a raffle held after the photoshoot to add to the total. The event was supported by various personnel and car enthusiasts at RAF Brize Norton, including the Station Chaplaincy and members of LXX Squadron, who gave the car owners a tour of the Atlas.
Squadron Leader Jamie Garrett organised the day and said:
“The group approached the Station and said they’d like to make a sizeable donation to the Station charities so to thank them we arranged a photoshoot with one of our aircraft. It was a glorious sunny day so the images of classic Astons next to one of the RAF’s newest aircraft the Atlas looked fantastic. We’ve had great support from the Station helping escort the owners, with some car enthusiast volunteering to help make the day run smoothly.”
Squadron Leader Jamie Garrett
Andrew Fawkes from AstonOwners.com said:
“It’s been a brilliant day and the photos are going to be a great memory for the many Aston Martin owners who are here today. We’ve had a chance to speak to some of the people who operate the aircraft and get a look around the flight deck. I brought along a 1978 V8, we had two DB6s and a DB7 in the line-up and a Vanquish among the cars here today, so quite a spectacular display of old and new Astons that people would recognise”
Aston Martin Owners Club
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