World’s Largest Gathering of Rolls-Royces Held in Britain

By Paul Joseph

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrated the largest gathering of Rolls-Royces in the world last weekend at the 57th Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club Annual Concours and Rally in Stamford, Lincolnshire.

The spectacular setting of Burghley House provided the perfect backdrop for a record number of motor cars, with over 1,000 heritage and contemporary Rolls-Royces attending the event.

Rolls-Royce honoured the occasion with a display of six Bespoke models, hand-built by craftsmen and women at the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood. Examples of Phantom, Ghost, Wraith and Dawn were all on display.

The motor cars, hosted by a team of experts from the manufacturing plant, drew large crowds throughout the three-day event, with the passion for the brand – particularly for the contemporary models – evident amongst fans, enthusiasts and owners alike.

An increasing number of enthusiasts are choosing to acquire 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 the fastest-growing section of the Club.

The Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club caters for anyone with an interest in the motor car products of Rolls-Royce. From just 11 people at the inaugural meeting in 1957, 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 many countries around the world.

By Paul Joseph