Classic & Sports Cars by the lake

Aston Martin Cambridge were very excited to be part of the Classic and Sports Cars by the Lake event near Bury St Edmunds to support St Nicholas Hospice on Sunday, 3 September.

The event, organised and run by The St Nicholas Hospice Special Events Committee raises funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care, based in Bury St Edmunds, providing key services in and around West Suffolk and Thetford. Since its conception the event has raised in excess of £200,000 for the Hospice.

Now in its eighth year, the event saw 600 vehicles from both individuals and car clubs, including vintage, pre-war, post-war, classic, modern and super cars, motor bikes and commercial vehicles. A team of 20 judges viewed each car and selected the best from each category to receive awards later in the day.

Set within the beautiful grounds of Hall Farm, Bury St Edmunds, and bordered by the tranquil lake, it is an ideal setting to present the vast array of vehicles on show.

The day started with a gathering at our Cambridge showroom for coffee and croissant before a show-stopping convoy of 20 Aston Martins left for the Fornham St Martin event. Martin Irwin, who helped to organise the convoy through the PistonHeads forum said "The whole day was enjoyable and unlike anything I’ve experienced to date and has only spurred me on to organise more events like this with the Aston Martin Cambridge."

The sun shined on the event which attracted over 5,000 visitors and raised over £37,000 for the hospice.

Dealer Principal of Aston Martin Cambridge, Simon Lane said “We were delighted to be invited to take part in Classic & Sports Cars by the Lake. We welcomed members of the public onto our stand throughout the day and their enthusiasm reinforced just how much they love the Aston Martin brand. The car that attracted the most attention was the DB11, the first all new Aston Martin for over a decade featuring state of the art new technology. For most people attending the event this was their first opportunity to see the DB11 in the metal. We will definitely be back next year supporting this great local event in support of the St Nicholas Hospice.”