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 immaculate 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 meticulously crafted at the Home of Rolls-Royce today.
The marque will be presenting spectacular examples from all the current model families – Phantom, Dawn, Wraith and Ghost – together with the Cullinan super-luxury SUV, launched to global acclaim in 2018.
Enthusiasts will also have an exclusive opportunity to meet some of Goodwood’s highly-skilled craftspeople, who will be on hand to explain the materials and techniques they employ in building what is still universally acknowledged as ‘the best car in the world’.
Andrew Ball, Head of Corporate Relations, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said, “The RREC Annual Rally is a truly remarkable event and we’re delighted and honoured to support it once again, especially in its 60th anniversary year. The cars we see in the Concours d’Elegance are a powerful reminder of the unique heritage with which we’ve been entrusted as a company, while the astonishing passion and devotion of their owners informs and inspires how we serve our customers today. Bringing enthusiasts and our Artisans together in this environment provides wonderful opportunities to share knowledge, experience and insights, and strengthen the bonds within the wider Rolls-Royce family. We extend our sincere congratulations to the RREC on this auspicious anniversary and look forward to joining them for many more Annual Rallies in the years to come.”
The Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club Annual Rally and Concours d’Elegance takes place from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 June 2019. The event is open to the public.