MotorMartin has already shown his love for the more, shall we politely say, high end motor car, covering Rolls Royce stories before. The most recent regarding the quite extraordinary Rolls Royce Dawn, a car that makes MotorMartin go rather weak at the knees. And yes, Rolls Royce are not going to be found in most people’s garages and so don’t quite fit in with ‘real life’ motoring. But you know what, once you’ve driven a Rolls, you can start to understand quite where that exclusivity is coming from. You can touch and feel the quality of the craftmenship and appreciate the many hours spent getting these cars just right. Quite honestly, the Phantom that MotorMartin recently had the pleasure of driving was so quiet, refined and dignified. If you get the chance, you definitely should.
And now, news has arrived at MotorMartin Towers that the lovely folk @RollsRoyce have got involved with helping Motor Cars celebrate the largest gathering of Rolls-Royces in the world this weekend at the 57th Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club Annual Concours and Rally. Fittingly, the spectacular setting of Burghley House in Stamford, Lincolnshire provides the perfect backdrop for a record number of motor cars, with over 1000 heritage and contemporary Rolls-Royces attending the event.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars have informed MotorMartin that they are more than happy to be honouring 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 will be on display and will no doubt look amazing, complimenting Burghley House perfectly. Such impressive motor cars, hosted by a team of experts from the manufacturing plant, are expected to draw large crowds throughout the three-day event (Friday to Sunday), with the passion for the brand, particularly for the contemporary models, evident amongst fans, enthusiasts and owners alike.
An increasing number of enthusiasts, MotorMartin has been told, 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.
For those that don’t know, the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club caters for anyone with an interest in the motor car products of Rolls-Royce. Rather incredibly, 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.
So there you have it, a great day out for Rolls Royce enthusiasts and car fans in general. And a well deserved MotorMartin congratulations for Rolls in their continued support of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club.
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