THE GREAT LAKES
Join AMOC for an unforgettable experience in the stunning wine country of Niagara On The Lake, Ontario, Canada this September,17-19, 2021.
We begin in the charming town of Niagara-On-the-Lake where the Niagara Falls Gorge empties into Lake Ontario.
NOTL is situated in the foremost wine producing region in eastern Canada, initially famous for icewine and now being compared for quality with Burgundy, California and other wine regions around the world.
Think of it as fledgling Napa Valley with a uniquely Canadian twist!
We encourage you to consider spending a day or two on either side of the planned event to soak up the local sights and sounds.
NOTL is also home to the Shaw Festival, with three theatre stages in town offering at least a play or two from the work of George Bernard, but also other classic and modern playwrights.
The region is home to many boutique shops, all levels of dining in town and at local vineyard restaurants close by, a wealth of enjoyable distractions in and around the main event, We hope this will be the beginning of a new tradition to look forward to on the calendar, not simply for Canada-East, but for North America East as a whole..
CONCOURS - SEPTEMBER 18TH
With the sun bright and early in the sky we welcome you to participate in the Great Lakes, Aston Martin Concours d’Elegance.
All vehicles will be placed in formation in accordance to six classes.
-Pre War and Lagonda
-Modern Second Century
-Special Operations and Limited Production
Rather than a traditional (Panama hat) panel of judges we invite registrants of the event to vote for their favourite vehicle in each class! Making members the ones to bestow each of the six individual classes with an inaugural golden wings award.
We welcome all friends and family to spectate this unforgettable display of heritage and provenance.
DRIVE - SEPTEMBER 18TH
Immediately following we welcome you to join us on a drive not soon to be forgotten!
Embarking the Niagara Parkway we set off for Fort Erie.
Winding along the Canadian side of the Niagara river gorge you will experience a procession of Aston Martins both new and vintage, the drive sets off at the edge of Lake Ontario and leads all the way To Lake Erie, the two smallest Great Lakes, but still among the largest bodies of freshwater on planet earth.
Our drive begins in the idealic grape vines of wine country, twists past sharp cliffs of the Niagara River eventually passing the world famous Niagara Falls (widely considered to be one of the 7 wonders of the natural world) the road continues and its twists and turns to its final destination in Fort Erie where we stop to reflect on the natural beauty we have experienced, together with a few photos and photo-ops for the participants to mark the occasion!
DINE - SEPTEMBER 17TH, 18TH
In the evening join us as we dine in style at the classic Prince Of Wales Hotel, Built in 1864 the hotel and restaurant was bestowed the name after the duke and duchess of Cornwall and York stayed in 1901.
This historic Niagara hotel has paid tribute to many a celebrity and royal over the years including most recently Queen Elizabeth 2nd, formal dress attire is suggested.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I REGISTER?
To reserve space in Great Lakes Gathering please use the RSVP link bellow, closer to the event date a member of the team will reach out to collect registration cost $399CAD and confirm your participation in this years event.
Most members will be staying at the famous Prince Of Wales Hotel, if you would like to take advantage of the clubs preferred rate please make note in the RSVP form!
HOW MANY VEHICLES WILL BE ACCEPTED?
The Great Lakes Gathering will have a capacity maximum of just 33 cars for its inaugural year. Reserve your space at the first chance to ensure a spot!
In the RSVP form please include the model and year of your Aston Martin so that we are able to include you in The Great Lakes Concours and British Car Days individual registration.
In the case Canadian government does not allow Great Lakes Gathering from taking place all registration costs will be refunded and event will take place in 2022.
In the unlikely case that Canada/American border is closed the event will move forward for members in Canada East.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE CASE COVID RELATED EVENT CANCELATION
Our recommendation is to arrive at your leisure September 17th and depart the morning of the 20th. For those coming from further distances it may be worth arriving on the 16th for a relaxing day at your leisure prior to the event