Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club Burghley House 2018A Rolls-Royce is sometimes called the best car in the world. So a gathering of more than 1,000 of them surely ranks as one of best car shows to visit this coming weekend – particularly if you live in or around Stamford, Lincolnshire.

The Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club is holding its annual rally and concours d’Elegance at Burghley House. It’s already underway – it started on Friday 22 June – and runs right through Saturday and Sunday with, the organisers say, an ample array of R-R things to see and do.

Even Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is there in an official capacity (and a truck load of Phantom, Ghost, Wraith and Dawn – but no Cullinan, so we don’t have to witness the enthusiasts’ reaction to it).

A new display for 2018 is a tribute to the 1948 Earl’s Court Motor Show, which celebrated the revival of car manufacturing after World War II. Rolls-Royce is showing a brand-new Wraith within it, alongside a classic Silver Wraith.

“We are delighted to support our colleagues at the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club and to present our contemporary Rolls-Royce motor cars at this spectacular event,” said the firm’s Andrew Ball.

“The Club is a vital custodian of our marque’s remarkable history, and the Annual Rally and Concours d’Elegance provides unique access to some of the most important and rare motor cars in automotive history.” 

The fact many owners of classic Rolls are eager to buy new ones also explains the BMW-owned Rolls-Royce Motor Company’s enthusiastic attendance. Accordingly, the club’s ‘Goodwood Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Register’ is one of the fastest-growing sections…

And the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club is perhaps bigger than you may think: current membership is nearing 10,000. It was set up in 1957 and easily claims to be the largest of its type in the world.

Fancy going along? Find more details on the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club website. Entry costs from £30.