Rolls-Royce Motor Cars recently celebrated the largest gathering of Rolls-Royce cars in the world at the 56th Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club Annual Concours and Rally in England. The cars gathered at Burghley House in Stamford, Lincolnshire, which provided the perfect backdrop for the record number of over 1,000 heritage and contemporary Rolls-Royce models.
The carmaker honoured the occasion with a record display of 7 Goodwood-built Phantoms, Ghosts and Wraiths, including several highly Bespoke models.
“The Rolls Royce Enthusiasts’ Club is a vital custodian of our marque’s remarkable history. Events such as the Annual Concours and Rally serve to give the wider public close access to some of the most important and rare motor cars in automotive history. The incredibly warm reaction to our stable of contemporary motor cars at these events is testament to our careful and successful custodianship of the Rolls-Royce brand,” said Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
An increasing number of enthusiasts are choosing to purchase a Goodwood-built Rolls-Royce to complement their heritage collections, either commissioning a new motor car or purchasing through the company’s Provenance Programme. This is reflected by the recently launched ‘Goodwood Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Register’, which is now one of the fastest-growing sections of the Club.
The Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club caters for anyone with an interest in the automobile products of Rolls-Royce. From just 11 people at the inaugural meeting in 1957, the membership is now approaching 10,000, making it the largest club of its kind in the world. Membership is open to owners and non-owners alike and members are drawn from all walks of life and from most countries of the world.