Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club - for Rolls-Royce and Bentley Enthusiasts

Club Overview and Benefits of Membership

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Overview

 

The Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club (RREC) caters for anyone with an interest in the motor car products of Rolls-Royce, including Bentley cars built from 1933 onwards.  From just 11 people at the inaugural meeting in 1957, membership now stands at 10000 and the Club celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in style in 2007.  Membership is open to owners and non-owners alike and members are drawn from all walks of life and from most countries of the world. 

With a justifiable reputation for friendliness and informality, membership of the RREC enables like-minded enthusiasts to meet and share experiences, advice and the enjoyment of some of the finest vehicles in the world. To this end, there are forty regional Sections, UK and Overseas, and eight Registers, catering for specific groups of models from Silver Ghost to Silver Shadow

Each member receives a fully illustrated bi-monthly 68-page ‘Bulletin’ magazine covering historical and technical articles, as well as all aspects of the Club’s activities, together with the monthly ‘Advertiser’ which offers a fine cross-section of cars for sale.  There is also a wealth of informative material to be found on the “members only” area of this website, which incorporates a members’ discussion forum.

The Club enjoys a formal license from Rolls-Royce plc and also benefits from recognition by, and a close working relationship with, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited and Bentley Motors Limited.

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Events

 

Throughout the year all over the world numerous tours, rallies, weekend and social events are enjoyed by RREC members.  These may be organised by the Sections or the Registers, or be national events organised centrally.

For many members, the highlight of the year is the Annual Rally and Concours.  This is the largest Rolls-Royce and Bentley gathering anywhere in the world and makes a spectacular sight. The whole event spans a weekend, with trade and other stands, an auction of cars and automobilia, as well as class judging and a parade of prize winning cars.

For the first time in 2007, the Club staged an extremely successful stand at the NEC Classic Car Show in Birmingham, winning the Best Stand in Show award for a Club with more than 5000 members. 

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Headquarters

 

Widely regarded as the largest and most comprehensive of any single marque car club in the world, the Club’s permanent headquarters are established at the Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation building, known as The Hunt House, in the lovely village of Paulerspury in Northamptonshire.   As well as administrative offices manned by a full-time permanent staff, the complex also houses workshops, a classroom and the Club Shop, which has a wide range of goods for sale exclusively to Club members.  These goods include technical works, Rolls-Royce and Bentley books, Club regalia and personal and car accessories, all of which are available for purchase either over the counter, on line via this website, or by telephone.

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Archives

 

Chassis cards and construction and test records for over 100,000 cars are held in the Archives at The Hunt House.  There is a vast photographic library, a considerable archive of coach-building history and a library containing virtually every Rolls-Royce and Bentley book ever written.  For information on how to access the Archives for research click here.

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DVLA

 

Many older cars have become separated from the UK number that they were first issued with and the Club has a Cherished Car Registration Scheme to assist members reunite their cars with these “lost” registration numbers.  

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Technical

 

The Club offers extensive technical services.  These include the provision of monthly Technical Seminars in the Club’s fully equipped workshops, technical information, owners’ handbooks, catalogues of parts, workshop manuals, data sheets and scores of special and general arrangement drawings.  Technical advice and expertise is also available through the specific model RegistersAdditionally, there is a specialist Tool Hire service exclusively for members.

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Insurance

 

The RREC offers a special insurance scheme, which provides cover tailored specifically to the needs of the Club’s Rolls-Royce and Bentley owners resident in the United Kingdom, at remarkably competitive prices.  When compared to alternative policies, the savings made can often cover the cost of Club membership!

Some of the key features are:

  • Free foreign travel cover for travel within the EU or its Associate Members for up to 60 days any one trip.
  • Automatic cover on dismantled parts of an insured vehicle whilst kept in locked, secure premises.
  • Agreed value clause, ensuring that the value agreed at each annual renewal becomes the guaranteed settlement figure in the event of the insured vehicle being lost or damaged beyond economical repair.  (Members can obtain insurance valuations through the Club from the nominated Valuation Officer).
  • Automatic Salvage clause, applying to any insured vehicle over 20 years old and giving the policyholder the right to the vehicle salvage in addition to the agreed value settlement figure.
  • Breakdown and recovery cover, extending to include roadside assistance and vehicle recovery in respect of any breakdown which takes place one mile or more from the insured’s premises. The service automatically covers the whole of the United Kingdom and Western Europe without additional premium.

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Join the RREC

 

Annual membership of the RREC represents remarkable value.  Membership is open to owners and non-owners alike; the only qualification is having an enthusiasm for the works of Sir Henry Royce and his distinguished colleagues and successors who created the Best Car in the World.  For details of rates and how to join click here.

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