As Aston Martin nears completion of its St Athan plant, it has recommissioned its historic Newport Pagnell factory.
The old factory will be home to Aston Martin Works heritage and restoration service and it will produce 25 DB4 GT models, 60 years after they first rolled out of the doors.
Drivers will be making 11.5m separate festive getaway trips before Christmas Day this year which has led the RAC to dub Friday 22 December ‘Frantic Friday’ – the day when the last of the year’s commuter traffic clashes with people desperately trying to get to see family and friends.
RAC Traffic Watch shows pre-Christmas leisure traffic will peak on Christmas Eve when 1.87m separate getaway car journeys will be taken, but in reality Friday 22 December is likely to be the most congested on the roads as commuter traffic mixes with an expected 1.25m leisure trips.
Heritage Car Insurance has launched a new service giving customers access to specialist classic car garages throughout the UK.
The ‘Classic Friendly’ service means policy holders will be able to access more garages up and down the country in the event of an accident or if urgent work is required to a particular vintage vehicle.