The Aston Martin Owners Club (AMOC) was formed in 1935 and is the world's oldest, largest and only officially recognised, membership club for Aston Martin Owners and enthusiasts.
The award-winning Club boasts 6,000 Members in 50 countries around the world and is endorsed by Aston Martin Lagonda. However, it began on a much smaller scale in London just over 80 years ago...
The Club's formation was the idea of the late Mortimer Morris-Goodall, or 'Mort' as he was known.
Fired with enthusiasm for the marque following the purchase of a racing International and inspired by company owner and racing driver 'Bert' Bertelli, Mort felt that almost everyone who had the good fortune to own an Aston would feel the same and 'how nice it would be to meet some of these people'.
Mort and Bert approached racing driver and motorsport journalist Sammy Davis, who was Sports Editor of Autocar at the time. Sammy agreed that a dedicated club for Aston Martin owners would be a good idea and inserted a note in Autocar magazine on 03 and 17 May 1935 calling a meeting.
The meeting was held a few days later on 25 May at the Grafton Hotel, Tottenham Court Road, London. Around 20-30 people attended the meeting and the Club was officially formed and its committee was elected.