Rolls-Royce Celebrates The Spirit of Ecstasy Centenary With 100 Cars Gathering

What could a gentleman ask more from a sunny afternoon than drinking a cup of tea while being surrounded by 100 British cars. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrated the centenary of the Spirit of Ecstasy with a historic event. At the "birthday celebration" there were gathered one hundred Rolls-Royce motor cars, from 1911 until the present day.

The masterpieces were displayed in the Courtyard at the Home of the super luxury car manufacturer in Goodwood, West Sussex.The cars were revealed by members of the Rolls-Royce Enthusaists’s Club, who joined VIPs, media representatives and neighbours from the three local parishes for a day of celebrations. Over 500 guests enjoyed seminars on the production of the Spirit of Ecstasy and Bespoke Design, an exhibition by celebrated photographer Rankin inspired by the Spirit of Ecstasy, a manufacturing plant walkabout, Grand Picnic Lunch and Afternoon Tea.

The celebration concluded with a display off all the 100 cars around the Goodwood Motor Circuit, led by a new Phantom Drophead Coupe.The cars then continued on their journey for a weekend of Club celebrations in the New Forrest, concluding with a Concours d’Elegance at the National Motor Museum at Bailieu. The show-off included the entire Phantom and Ghost ranges, provided by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

The Spirit of Ecstasy is perhaps the most famous automotive icon, gracefully adorning the prow of Rolls-Royce models past and present. We were delighted to welcome our guests, and particularly our friends from the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club and their magnificent motor cars, to the Home of Rolls-Royce for our historic celebratory day.” said Torsten Muller-Otvos, Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
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