Big celebrations in Japan
110 years of intensity. Of exemplary engineering, breathtaking design and outrageous performance. Celebrated with three days of thrills. Joining us, Aston Martin owners from across the Asia Pacific region. A birthday, but also a beginning. Of a new biennial event called ‘Arcadia’, inspired by the ancient Greek expression for utopia. Inspiring owners with a peerless opportunity to come together with peers, and experience a breathtaking Aston Martin wonderland of past, present and future.
A temple to intensity
A chance to worship our marque’s latest models, at the first Concours d’Elegance to be held at Tokyo’s oldest place of worship. Senso-ji Temple on Kinryuzan in Asakusa, the stunning backdrop. For the regional debut of the luxurious top-down DB12 Volante and retro-inspired Valour. For guests to marvel at Valkyrie AMR Pro and Vulcan in the metal, and hybrid Valhalla supercar via VR.
From adoration to awards
Judging the best of the best in eight different categories. The iconic Aston Martin Cygnet. Revelling in its own class, with Japan home to twenty. Best in Show, unanimously awarded to an 84-year-old Aston Martin Speed Model Type C, registration LMF 385.
Praised by judges for its rarity, elegance and impeccable condition. Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato, picked by the public as their favourite.
Celebrating with superlatives
After the awards, the largest Aston Martin owner’s parade ever seen in the Asia Pacific region. Over 70 special Aston Martins, with 50 starting from the temple, before taking to the streets of Tokyo.
Post-parade, to the foot of Fuji. For a spectacular Gala dinner and charity auction at the Fuji Speedway Hotel. Raising glasses, and 35.4 million Yen, for the Japanese Red Cross. With 29 million Yen raised following a bidding war for a 2024 Formula 1 replica car. Thanks to participants, and our partners: Not a Hotel, Quintessentially, Pommery, Autoglym, Ginori 1735, Bowers & Wilkins, J. Laverack, and Vibroa.
Finale at Fuji Speedway
Day three. A track day like no other. Featuring the largest ever gathering of Aston Martin cars in the Asia Pacific region – 110 in total. An opening ceremony, followed by engines opened up. Owners, exploring the full potential of their Aston Martins. Diving into DBX707 for hot laps, to experience our supercar luxury SUV’s superlative performance for themselves.
A special guest, flying in from Australia especially. The Airbus ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter. Special guests, hosted trackside, taking the Valhalla VR Experience for a spin.
Special celebrations for special cars. Three days of thrills. Memories that’ll last a lifetime. To be continued, at the next Arcadia, in 2025. Another chance to look back. To look forward, and imagine once again, possibilities to push intensity further still.