Rolls-Royce cars past and present meet at enthusiasts’ annual gathering
One of the most glamorous and spectacular occasions in the motoring calendar takes place this weekend, as the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club (RREC) convenes for its Annual Rally and Concours d’Elegance.
Against the magnificent backdrop of Burghley House, near Stamford in Lincolnshire, more than 1,000 Rolls-Royce motor cars spanning the marque’s 115-year history will assemble in the largest gathering of its kind anywhere in the world.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the RREC Annual Rally – an event that will be marked with a flypast by a British icon, the legendary Hawker Hurricane.
As well as marvelling at examples of rare and historic Rolls-Royce models from the past in the Concours d’Elegance, RREC members and their guests will be able to view the cars that are crafted at the Home of Rolls-Royce today. The marque will be presenting examples from all the current model families - Phantom, Dawn, Wraith and Ghost - together with the Cullinan SUV.
Enthusiasts will also have an exclusive opportunity to meet some of Goodwood’s craftspeople, who will be on hand to explain the materials and techniques they employ in building what are still universally acknowledged as ‘the best cars in the world’.
The Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club Annual Rally and Concours d’Elegance takes place from Friday to Sunday 23 June.