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Thread: My Visit to Ariel Motor Co. in Somerset (PIC HEAVY)

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    My Visit to Ariel Motor Co. in Somerset (PIC HEAVY)

    I had the opportunity to come to London for work this past week and I knew that there was one thing I wanted to do, and that was a visit to the Ariel factory in England.

    So I reached out to them and asked if I could stop by, they said "Absolutely" so I flew in a day earlier, rented a car, and made the drive south-west from Heathrow to Somerset, the place where Atoms, Nomads, and Aces are born.

    What an amazing experience, Tom, Matt, and everyone else at Ariel Motor Co. are a bunch of great guys, really committed to creating something special and were happy to answer all my stupid questions.

    The factory is not large and I had the chance to see pretty much everything, including the amazing Ariel Atom V8, and the first Atom ever built, recently bought back from it's original owner. It was amazing to see how awesome the first car was, and at the same time, how much they've learned over the years.

    Anyway, I know you all want pictures so I'm leaving all of them here in no particular order - I will also try to add a couple short videos of a test drive on the Nomad...it was epic. I wish I could take one of them home to Georgia with me!

    Pictures around the workshop:































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    The first Ariel Atom ever built:











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    And finally, the "Musseum" area, home of the Ariel Atom V8 amongst others:















































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    Extra pics from the "Musseum"








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    WOW, That's one cool place

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    Love the frames on those bikes. Very nice adventure. Thanks for sharing!!
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