Parliament celebrates 110 years of Aston Martin
Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle with Aston Martin DB12 (Credit: James Arbuckle)
Aston Martin sports cars have been displayed in Parliament to celebrate 110 years of the brand.
Three of Aston Martin’s latest sports cars – the DBX707, the recently launched DB12 and replica F1 show car the AMR23 – were displayed in Speaker’s Court to mark 110 years since founders Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford went into partnership.
Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle said he “was very proud” to be a part of the celebrations for such an iconic British brand, which is manufactured in the United Kingdom and whose parts are made in many MPs’ constituencies.
He continued: “For over 110 years, Aston Martin has enjoyed glory at Le Mans, dominated motor sport, and experienced repeated success in Formula 1, while at the same time producing some of the finest and most British iconic cars of all time.
From its debut in the 1964 film Goldfinger, as James Bond’s go-to mode of transport, the brand has been catapulted into people’s consciousness as the quintessentially British-made, luxury sports car we know and love.
And importantly for the UK, it is a solely British brand that now exports to over 50 countries worldwide and employs more than 2,200 people, so I am very pleased to celebrate more than a century’s worth of success."
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