British luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, recently celebrated an event which brought over 1,000 vintage and modern Rolls-Royces together from the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club.
Considered as the largest gathering of Rolls-Royce cars and owners in the world, the aforementioned reunion called the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club Annual Rally and Concours d’Elegance took place at the Burghley House in Stamford, Lincolnshire.
The Goodwood-based brand honoured the occasion with an elaborate display of its latest models which includes the Phantom, Ghost, Wraith and Dawn. In addition, Rolls-Royce also showcased several Black Badge models (Rolls-Royce cars that have been styled to look more “sinister” in a good way) and several more bespoke units.
Aside from the owners, the occasion was also graced by a team of builders from the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood. This is comprised of craftsmen and women, as well as graduates and apprentices.
To serve as commemoration and a nod to the post World War II era, the event also featured a tribute to the 1948 Earl’s Court Motor Show, a car show that signalled the rebirth of the automotive industry after the war. This tribute featured a late ‘40s Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith alongside a modern-day Rolls-Royce Wraith serving as the “car of the future.”
“We are delighted to support our colleagues at the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club and to present our contemporary Rolls-Royce motor cars at this spectacular event. The Club is a vital custodian of our marque’s remarkable history, and the Annual Rally and Concours d’Elegance provides unique access to some of the most important and rare motor cars in automotive history,” said Andrew Ball, Head of Corporate Relations, Heritage and Philanthropy, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
Of note, the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club now has more than 10,000 members from all over the world. Established in 1957, its first meeting was only attended to by 11 people. It has since then grew to become the largest organization of passionate one-make owners’ club in the world.