Monday 29th September 2014
Kevin Day Exhibition
Aston Workshop is collaborating with sought-after Newcastle artist Kevin Day to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Aston Workshop.
A series of around 15 paintings and sketches will be created featuring the early pre-war cars through to the famous DB4, DB5, & DB6 and on to the modern super-car era.
Limited edition prints of each painting will also be available from our dedicated art website: astonart.com
The first paintings have now been completed and an exhibition entitled “Precious Metals” will take place at Aston Workshop between 5-17th October with a preview evening on the 4th by invitation only.
Posted on September 29th 2014 on 11:16am
Friday 10th May 2013
New Aston Art Prints by Tim Wallace
A fantastic selection of new prints are now available to Aston Art from probably the most renowned and best known commercial car and automotive photographer, Tim Wallace.
The new 2013 prints include stunning photographs that range from the 2 Litre Sports created way back in the 40s to the latest Aston Martin Rapide, celebrating 100 years of some of the Worlds most recognisable and iconic cars.
Friday 23rd November 2012
Great New Prints available on Aston Art
We’ve introduced some great new Artists and Artwork to Aston Art.
Mike Harbar is passionate about cars and drawing them, he works as a freelance car illustrator with over 200 very satisfied customers world-wide, producing commissioned artwork for magazines, car specialists, club events and private enthusiasts. His prints are available from AstonArt.com in Black and White or you can have them personalised with your chosen colour and number plate.
We would also like to introduce Dennis Hoyt, whose wood sculptures are amazingly lifelike...from concept to production. The intricacy of each piece is unmatched, creating visually stunning and one of a kind wooden masterpieces, that are sure to be an eye catching conversation piece.
As well as the new artists we still have a great selection of prints from award winning photographer Tim Wallace. Look out for several new additions in the New Year including the 2013 Calendar shots!
Posted on November 23rd 2012 on 04:36pm
Thursday 11th October 2012
New 'Limited Edition' print available
The latest 'Limited Edition' print from Tim Wallace entitled 'Simplon Chase' is now on sale at AstonArt.com and features an Aston Martin Vantage being chased through the Simplon Alps Pass in Switzerland by a Classic DB5.
Click on image below to see the full series...
Thursday 06th September 2012
World famous Aston Martin DBR1/2 makes history
The world famous Aston Martin DBR1/2 makes history as the most valuable Aston Martin, on sale on the open market for a staggering £20 Million.
Aston Martins most successful racing car the DBR1/2, is regarded as one of the finest built by the firm in its 99-year history but also one of the rarest. This is reflected in the record breaking £20 Million price tag attached to this particular car - four times as much as any British car ever sold publicly. The only cars known to have fetched more are the Bugatti Type 57C and Ferrari 250 GTO - with these changing hands behind closed doors.
This 1957 model has been raced its entire life, meticulously maintained, and is now on the market for the first time in 20 years with Ascot – based Talacrest.
Built by Ted Cutting, the Aston Martin DBR 1/2 is fitted with a three-litre engine which put out around 250bhp.
The road-legal sports car triumphed at the 1957 Nurburgring 1,000km race, 1957 Spa Grand Prix and the Goodwood Tourist Trophy in both 1958 and 1959 when Stirling Moss drove to victory.
As well as Le Mans in 1959, with Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori behind the wheel, the car averaged 112.5mph over the 24-hour period in its finest moment.
Founder John Collins described it as 'the holy grail of motoring' and 'the most recognisable and valuable Aston Martin in history'.
'I would say it is one of the top five cars in the world, and models of this calibre and undisputed provenance are rarely available on the open market,' he added.
Images - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news
Posted on September 06th 2012 on 11:36am
Tuesday 28th August 2012
You can enhance perfection
We are all very excited about the launch of our new “Aston Enhancements” website. The site provides an interactive and illustrated guide to the many modifications Aston Workshop can offer the owners of classic Aston Martins.
As a company, we are constantly looking for ways to improve the safety, performance and comfort of these beautiful cars without compromising the integrity of the Aston Martin name.
This new site outlines most of the upgrades available today, with new developments to be added as they are introduced.
Not only is the site a great resource for those looking to improve their Aston, but it also happens to be one of the best looking sites we've produced to date, with some fantastic images from Tim Wallace.
For inspiration click HERE
Wednesday 11th July 2012
New Aston Martin V12 Roadster - WOW!
Aston Martin is lifting the lid on an extreme new sports car with the global debut of the V12 Vantage Roadster.
The new sports car, available as a limited edition in selected markets worldwide, immediately becomes the most potent example of the open-top Vantage range and mixes the breath-taking power of Aston Martin’s naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 engine with the established thrills of Vantage Roadster driving for what is an unforgettable sports car experience.
The V12 Vantage Roadster’s 6.0-litre engine, mated as in the Coupe to a six-speed manual gearbox, generates 517 PS at 6,500 rpm and a muscular 570 Nm of torque at 5,750 rpm. It has been intelligently packaged into the Vantage Roadster’s compact form to fully exploit the sports-orientated model’s ample natural agility.
The naturally-aspirated V12 provides high levels of power and torque yet it delivers a flexible, refined driving experience illuminated with the potential for truly electrifying performance. The 0-62 mph sprint is dispatched in just 4.5 seconds while this most potent Aston Martin Roadster is capable of 190 mph.
Friday 24th February 2012
Great new prints available now
A fantastic selection of new prints are now available. These represent some of the finest shots yet from esteemed lensman, Tim Wallace.
They include stunning photographs of the iconic Aston Martin DBR2 racer as well as some very interesting DB5 detail shots.
Posted on February 24th 2012 on 12:59pm
Wednesday 04th January 2012
Calendar prints now available
2012 Calendar shots now available as high quality prints on Aston Art: CLICK HERE
In response to public demand, you are now able to buy a fantastic, high quality print of any of the stunning Tim Wallace photographs featured in our new 2012 calendar.
Tuesday 18th January 2011
Prestigious award for Aston Art photographer Tim Wallace
Ambient Life photographer and long time Aston Workshop collaborator Tim Wallace has been announced as the winner of the Professional Advertising Photographer of the Year Award for 2010.
The Awards are held each year and attract entries from Professional Photographers all over the World and are broken down into individual categories such as Fashion, Product and Advertising. Tim had 4 entries submitted this year in the Advertising section and we were overjoyed to receive word this morning that Tim had won this section outright with a piece of work he shot earlier in the year featuring an Aston Martin Vantage.
Tim -"This is a fantastic honour and I can honestly say that given the high standard of work that was submitted to this category I was hoping that I would maybe get shortlisted but to win is just incredible. I feel very humbled and thankful that I work with such amazing people and clients that have the vision and open mindedness to allow me to be creative and project the World through my eyes. It is a wonderful end to 2010 and I look forward to what I hope will be another amazing year ahead as we enter 2011'.
This is a much deserved award and it’s great to see all of Tim’s hard work, dedication and talent recognised in this way. His work continues to go from strength to strength and we feel certain that this is sure to be the first of many such accolades that will come Tim’s way. Indeed he has already been the recipient of Hasselblad Photographer of the month Oct 2010, Professional Photographer of the Year 2009 and ‘Distinction Awards’ from professional bodies such as the RPS.
Tim has a fantastic reputation within the industry and his work is featured across the World, in 2010 he was showcased in the infamous 'Victor' Magazine, an industry Worldwide and highly acclaimed publication based in Germany. He also produces popular seminars outlining his methods for fellow photographers interested in improving their technique.
His work for Aston Workshop has been incredibly prolific over the years, not only photographing cars for sale, restoration projects and parts, but also producing the highly acclaimed and very collectible Aston Workshop calendars and all to the very highest standards.
We have many examples of his work available to purchase as high quality photographic prints on our exclusive Aston Martin art website: www.astonart.com
The site includes a number of ‘limited edition’ prints that are not only fantastic works of art that would enhance any room, but are sure to become more and more collectible as Tim’s reputation grows.