2022 Events Gallery
Wiltshire Picnic 23rd July 2022
Ashley and Nick welcomed back RREC Wessex members to their wonderful countryside gardens near Marlborough. And a great time was had by all.
We were also joined this year by some members of A & N’s classic car-owning branch of the University of the Third Age. Who were most welcome.
CS Rolls Information Obelisk unveiled on 23rd July
The Charles Rolls Heritage Trust and RREC Wessex members gathered to commemorate the life and death of the co-founder of Rolls-Royce at the unveiling of this public marker at Hengistbury Head. Rolls, a pioneering aviator as well as an early motorist, lost his life in July 1910 at an air display here used to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the founding of Bournemouth. Many locals today are unaware of CS Rolls’ flying achievements which included the first non-stop two way crossing of the Channel by an aircraft. Just weeks later Rolls’ Wright Brothers flying machine crashed when the tailplane broke off while making a manoeuvre killing him aged just 32 - the first British aeronautical death to be registered.
Holme for Gardens Dorset Picnic 2nd July
Chairman Brian Palmer welcomes club members to an exclusive show lawn worthy of Wimbledon to park their cars right in the middle of several acres of magnificent ornamental gardens. Star car for many Scott and Mark’s Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud 111 with James Young coachwork
Secret Location nr Corfe Castle 22nd June
Wessex members gathered at a private coastal estate for the first time and gloried in the stunning location and fine weather.
Father’s Day Meeting at Highcliffe Castle, Dorset 19th June
Mouthwatering moments at this popular annual event sadly postponed during the pandemic. The castle was used as a holiday home for Gordon Selfridge the American department store magnet but had two disastrous fires in its history. The spectacular romantic ruins overlook the Isle of Wight creating a fabulous setting for our cars.
A snapshot of Wessex members at the South of England Rally
29th May Stansted House, Hants
Editor Stuart Bladon was an early bird with Corniche and motoring dog Mickey; Secretary Steve Wilks 20/25 with Hooper body presents a majestic frontal visage; Andrew Roan’s delightful Rippon-bodied 20/25 was a well deserved prize winner.
Members gather in the sunshine prior to our AGM in Holt near Wimborne, Dorset. A varied selection of eligible cars took part in a road run and quiz beforehand devised by Secretary Steve Wilks (in purple jumper) and several members repaired to the Old Inn afterwards for a convivial lunch.