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Aston Martin celebrates 110th anniversary with first-of-its-kind ASTON MARTIN ARCADIA event in Japan

In a world first, the event will kickstart with a Concours d’Elegance of 110 iconic Aston Martins at the prestigious temple of Kinryuzan Senso-ji in Tokyo.

By Lifestyle Editor

The inaugural ASTON MARTIN ARCADIA, an extraordinary biennial event designed to bring together Aston Martin owners from across the Asia Pacific region will take place in Japan from Friday 17 November to Sunday 19 November 2023. 

2023 marks 110 years since founder Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford officially formed the partnership that went on to create the first Aston Martin car, igniting more than a century of ultra-luxury high performance sports cars, cutting-edge innovation, and high-octane racing success.

Celebrating 110 iconic years, ARCADIA will feature 110 of the most unique and prized Aston Martins from across the globe. Including special, limited edition sportscars from Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon, UK, and the prized collections of passionate Aston Martin owners from across the Asia Pacific region.

Opening the three-day-event, 110 Aston Martins will convene in Tokyo for a Concours d’Elegance at the temple of Kinryuzan Senso-ji, the oldest place of worship in the Japanese capital, which maintains a history dating back to 628 AD. In what is a world first, Aston Martin is the first automotive brand to have the privileged opportunity to display its cars at the prestigious location. 

In addition to the Concours d'Elegance, a Gala Dinner, charity auction, and a high-octane track running at Fuji Speedway will take place across the three-day celebratory event. In the spirit of Aston Martin’s history of models with mythological names, the event has been christened ARCADIA, a version of paradise in Ancient Greece.

We are very proud to host our first ASTON MARTIN ARCADIA event in Japan to commemorate our 110th anniversary. The first-of-its-kind event promises to be a special three days where we can celebrate our past, present and a glimpse into our future with the likes of Aston Martin Valhalla being displayed to our passionate customers in Asia. The iconic line-up of 110 cars showcases our passion for performance, technology, impeccable craftsmanship and exceptional design and I can’t wait to warmly welcome our owners, fans and community.

Gregory Adams, Regional President (Asia) of Aston Martin

Friday, November 17 and the morning of Saturday, November 18 

The temple of Senso-ji, Tokyo 

Concours d'Elegance

The Concours d'Elegance will include a selection of the most esteemed Aston Martins spanning a century of the British brand’s history, with everything from heritage cars through to the latest ultra-luxury high performance models that Aston Martin has to offer. The lineup of vehicles will also include unique models such as the first mid-engine hybrid Valhalla, a replica 2023 Aston Martin Formula One® car, the thrilling open cockpit DBR22, and the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation. The Concours d’Elegance entrants will be examined by respected judges from Japan and the UK who will assess the vehicles on criteria including elegance and beauty. Across both days, the event will be open to the public to revel in the glory of Aston Martin’s finest sportscars, with an award ceremony scheduled for the morning of November 18. Following the award ceremony, an owners’ parade is planned at a venue near Tokyo.

Saturday, November 18

Gala Dinner and charity auction

A Gala Dinner and charity auction - to be held at the Fuji Speedway Hotel - will welcome a limited number of Aston Martin’s owners from across Japan and other countries within the wider Asia Pacific region. 

Sunday, November 19 

Fuji Speedway Track Day

The track day, held at the Fuji Speedway, will be the largest ever Aston Martin track gathering in the Asia-Pacific region. The event will begin with a grid walk, followed by a driving session for each model/category. A museum of vintage vehicles is also planned for the pit lane. The event will be open to the public.

For more details about ASTON MARTIN ARCADIA, visit: http://astonmartinarcadia.net

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