At the close of what has been an extraordinary 2020 for all of us, we thought we’d try something different this year.
Our regular annual review of the way the market has been moving is a free-form discussion between Steve, Nick and Neal, usually aided by another expert with long-standing connections to NM&Co in person or over the phone.
Inevitably, we wander off subject, and talk turns to events attended, what we’d buy, what Aston themselves have been up to (for good and bad) and what we’re looking forward to in the New Year. Why not, we concluded this time, video that discussion? And so it came to pass that Steve, Nick and Neal were joined by Mark Donoghue of the Aston Martin Owners Club and Trust, and local man Michael O’Sullivan of Moss Automotive, the storage and collection curation specialist with whom NM & Co partners. We met up at Essendonbury Farm for a broad-ranging discussion on all things Astons in the closing days of a momentous 12 months.
Lights, camera, action – subjects discussed inevitably started with the effect of the pandemic on events and values and they continued through the new Bond film – or rather its delayed premiere – the new ‘continuation cars’ from Newport Pagnell, the seemingly never-ending limited-editions from AML – a good or bad thing? – and the enduring appeal of all things V8, be they the David Brown-era original or, right up to date, the high-tech turbocharged cars coming out of Gaydon today. And along the way, we looked forward to Le Mans next year, both to the Classic and the main 24 Hours in June where Club Tertre Rouge will be back with a bang, and how electric cars will affect our hobby and passion. All this, the cars we’d choose to buy ourselves and much more, was covered in an hour or so that seemed to pass in a flash.
We enjoyed making this film; we hope you enjoy watching it and welcome you to join the conversation – do give us your feedback.