Belgian classics call in on Rolls-Royce

| 22 Sep 2011

A large group of Rolls-Royces were among a group of 50-plus vintage and classic cars – mainly from Belgium – that visited Rolls-Royce Motor Cars on Monday.

The Sussex factory was the destination at the end of a six-day tour in which the cars had travelled from Kortrijk to Goodwood, via Beaulieu.

Organised by the International Automobile Federation, the National Classic Tour dates back to 2001 and is open for cars of all makes built between 1930 and 1965. This year’s entrants came from Belgium, France, Luxembourg and the UK.

Stephane Sertang, dealer principal of the Ginion Group, sole Rolls-Royce Motor Cars dealer in Belgium, said: “We feel very privileged to support this unique journey to the place where the heart of Rolls-Royce beats, in particular as the Spirit of Ecstasy is celebrating her 100th anniversary this year.

"The entrants of the National Classic Tour stand for decades of automotive engineering and our visit to Goodwood pays tribute to an icon of the automotive world – the famous Flying Lady.”