Six Aston Martins took part in the last of the manufacturer's centenary celebrations, parading through London in the 2013 Lord Mayor's show

The Lord Mayor's show, a colourful parade that celebrates the swearing in of a new London mayor, played host to British manufacturer Aston Martin this year.

Six new Aston Martins participated in the annual parade, bringing an end to the manufacturer's centenary celebrations.

The manufacturer brought along its newest model, the Vanquish Volante, as well as a a Centenary Edition Vanquish, a Vanquish, two Rapides and a DB9.

Also involved in the parade, which covered approximately three and a half miles through central London, were more than 7000 people, 150 horses and hundreds of vehicles.

Besides the modern Astons, highlights of the event included the Band of the Scots Guards, giant robots, a traction engine, motorised bathtubs and armoured vehicles.

Over the course of the year, Aston has been celebrating its 100th year with myriad events, including a display of iconic Astons in Kensington Gardens and centenary parades at both the Nürburgring and Le Mans.

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12 November 2013
Beats a single Jaguar F-Type which took part in 2012. Great photos considering how awful the weather was.

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Open-top Vanquish excels as a fine-looking potent cruiser, but Aston isn’t the showstopper that its £200k price demands

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