Rolls Royce Club Visit Waterford
Last weekend (21st – 23rd of October). you may have seen a convoy of Rolls Royce when the Rolls Royce Club visited Waterford. 21 cars in total ranging in ages from 1929 to 2000 payed a visit to Curraghmore Estate at Portlaw in County Waterford.
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 eleven people at the inaugural meeting in 1957, membership now stands at approaching 10,000 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.
It was great to talk to some of the owners who were delighted to talk about their passion for their cars. The owners, who were mainly Irish but there were 4 cars from the UK, spoke about the history of their cars and how that it was the ultimate hobby. Expensive to run and to keep in working order because some of the models are so long out of production parts have to be made for them if anything goes wrong. But, it has to be said, there’s nothing like traveling the roads in a Rolls Royce.
Now when you see a ‘Rolls’ up close you can’t but look in awe at the beauty and craftsmanship that went into building these beautiful cars.
Here are a few shots of the cars as they parked in front of Curraghmore House.
You just never know what you might see when you are out and about in Waterford!