CAR enthusiasts were given a rare treat at the Fleet Air Arm Museum at HMAS Albatross on Wednesday when 20 cars from the Aston Martin Owners’ Club stopped during their South Coast tour.
The club staged its 25th national meeting in Canberra, which also marked 100 years of the marque, and then undertook a tour, taking in parts of the South Coast, including a stopover at the museum for a guided tour.
National chairman Tim Lewis said members and cars from across the country had taken part in the meeting and tour.
“We had one car from the Northern Territory, three from Queensland, 10 from Victoria, four from NSW and a couple from the ACT take part in the tour,” he said.
It included an overnight stop at Gerringong before driving through the Shoalhaven.
From there, they ventured south to Cupitt’s Winery and then on to Narooma for another overnight stop.
The tour will eventually end up in the Snowy Mountains and Mount Crackenback.
“We’ve had a great time touring the South Coast, it is some stunning country,” he said.
“We have cars from earlier periods right through to the modern day.”
The oldest Aston Martin on the run was a 1963 DB5 of James Bond fame and there was also a 1967 DB6.