Blue skies, sunshine and Vintage Glam Event at Burghley House, Stamford
This is a three day event held at the Burghley House Stamford every summer around June. It is organized by the Annual Rally & Concours d’Elegance, giving all Rolls Royce and Bentley enthusiasts an opportunity to gather and show case their restored collections.
I grew up within a family of Brothers and Uncles who love collecting vintage cars; attending Concours d’Elegance Africa was a fun and exciting event to attend every year. My schedule was to visit Burghley house, luckily the Rolls-Royce event was happening on the same day. Missing it was not an option. What marvel, this was the grandest Rolls-Royce convention you will ever see.
The event was attended by Rolls-Royce collectors and members, craft stalls, food stands, auto-car part traders as well as visitors both local and international coming to see the show.
Have a look at what vintage models were available at this beautiful event,
Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 1922 Chassis
As I was wondering around admiring the vintage cars, I passed a few tents but a little voice kept urging me to go into this specific one. I peeked curiously, and as I entered I was met with even more beautiful Rolls- Royce models. I met a lady -the lovely Rhiannon- just about to sit on a chair outside. So I asked her whether she owns most the cars. Rhiannon happily wakes up and leads me to this stunning cream and black vintage car – ‘GHOST’ – WOW; the pictures do not do it justice, you had to be there. One other thing that excited me was the fact that, a woman is enthusiastic about collecting vintage cars, it was really inspiring.
The history behind Ghost is that it was originally supplied to a Captain Broomhall. He wanted a car that rivaled its fasted competitors at that time. Ghost was designed as a high speed chassis, with speeds over 80 mph and in excess of 3000 rpm adorned with silver plated fittings and light weight body.
Ghost ownership is succeeded and restored by the late Michael Evans – a great Rolls-Royce historian as well as master engineer who restores it to its present glory.
Ghost is now inherited by the lovely Rhiannon, above, the grand daughter of the late Michael Evans; she continues her grand Father’s Dream and legacy as the new owner . If you would like to watch a short interview of Rhiannon, head over to my YouTube channel Jijjy’s Maison.
Of course I had to be in the picture and touch a piece of history. What do you think?
Like i mentioned before, this was the largest congregation of Rolls-Royce you will ever see. To see more vintage models head over to my YouTube channels to watch the event by clicking below.