Having been a member since 1992 I finally became an owner in January 2008 when I purchased my four owner DB7 i6 automatic coupe from Aston Workshop. Originally ordered via Stratstone Mayfair and registered on 1st May 1997 and finished in Grampian Green with a parchment/forest interior it had covered 64,000 miles when I took ownership. The original owner had ordered it with half wood steering wheel and veneered gear lever to match the dash. Optional Aliseo wheels and sports completed the specification. The car became a familiar sight in the hospital where I work as I regularly used it to travel to work for a couple of years. Regular 700-mile round trips to AMOC race meetings, as well as a Gaydon visit followed. Area 19 events, car show appearances, including the Ignition Festival of Motoring, and a demonstration run at the Bo’ness Hillclimb Revival have helped to bring the mileage up to its current 94,000 miles.
One memorable trip was to the DB7 day at Aston Martin Works in October 2008 where I managed to get the cars handbook signed by its original designer Ian Callum
Ownership resulted in me taking a more active role in AMOC, first as an assistant rep for Area 19 then taking on the role of joint Rep for Scotland.
Wildcard photo is from last years Area 19 visit to the National Museum of Flight where we had 15 Astons lined up in front of the original Vulcan - the Avro Vulcan XM597, veteran of the Falklands War