Have a look below to see what events we’ve currently got marked in the calendar for 2016 and beyond.
|November 2016||Rose Lea Breakfast Meet||Breakfast at the Mercure Hotel in Jebel Hafeet|
|November 2016||Royal Auto Gallery Invitation||By invitation only|
|November 2016||Dubai Grand Parade||Dubai Meydan Display & Road Parade|
|December 2016||AMOC UAE Autumn Drive It Event||Dubai Autodrome track event|
A short recap on some of our most recent social events here in the UAE.
Vulcan Track Day
February 2016 saw a handful of our members get up close and personal with the Aston Martin Vulcan at the Yas Marina Track in Abu Dhabi.
There are also reports that the same Vulcans at Yas Marina Track were used for a number of stunts in the new series of Top Gear on the BBC.
You can read more about the Top Gear Yas Marina activities in this article on TheNational.ae.
AMOC UAE Annual Awards Dinner 2016
At the start of 2016 we hosted the AMOC UAE Annual Awards Dinner at the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai and welcome 150 guests. With a fabulous buffet dinner and the inaugural AMOC UAE awards it was a fantastic evening with a great mix of members and non-members. Have a look at some of the photos below and make sure you mark your diary for next year.
Aston Martin DB11 Launch Event
At the beginning of March the Aston Martin dealer in Dubai hosted an invitation event to provide an early glimpse of the new DB11 following the car’s announcement at the Geneva Motor Show. AMOC members were invited to attend at the Armani Hotel next to the Burj Khalifa and to get up close and personal with the new model.
Jebel Jais Drive Out
In the middle of March 2016 we took a run out to Jebel Jais and the long windy road to nowhere. This was a fantastic experience as there was nobody else on the road (because it doesn’t actually go anywhere!) and we managed to collectively capture some impressive driving and aerial footage thanks to the on-car cameras and a friendly drone from our members.
Spring Concours 2016
2nd April 2016 saw the Spring Concours take place and an opportunity for a bit of spit and polish and friendly judging of the cars owned by members of the AMOC UAE. This was complemented by a breakfast buffet.
April 2016 Drive It Event
In April we hired out a portion of the Yas Marina F1 circuit in Abu Dhabi for our “Drive It” event – an opportunity for Aston Martin owners to get themselves on the track and experience track time. As ever, there were a few awards up for grabs to those who attended and a good evening was had by all. A big thanks go to the GeTech guys who reside in Mussaffah for helping check tyre pressures and tuning the cars before and after every lap. Also, a special thanks to Andy Crabtree for acting as photographer for the evening on short notice.
AMOC UAE International Trip 2016
The 5 day excursion included a trip to Millbrook proving ground in Bedfordshire followed by a trip to the Aston Martin HQ in Gaydon which included a factory tour and a walk round the British Motor museum. On the Saturday the trip saw a visit to the Bonhams Aston Martin auction at Newport Pagnell and in the evening 250 Aston Martin Owners Club members from around the world descended on the Imperial War Museum Duxford in Cambridgeshire for the international dinner.
The following day saw AMOC members and the public converge on Duxford for the 2016 Spring Concours D’Etat and afforded visitors a close up look at Astons through the ages.
The final visit of the tour was to the AMOC HQ, The Barn. It houses the Aston Martin Heritage Trust Museum and Archives and is HQ for both the Aston Martin Owners Club and the Aston Martin Heritage Trust.