If the sounds of the screaming engines and screeching tires from a vintage automobile rally are still echoing in your ears, it’s a safe bet you were not on the six-day Rolls-Royce Owners Club (RROC) Fall Tour through some of the most beautiful costal and inland areas near San Luis Obispo.
We attracted a spectacular group of rare cars this year, cars that you’d be fortunate to see at an international concours, let alone driving 1100 miles in four days. Among the stand-outs were the 1952 Cunningham C3 Coupe of Chuck Schoendorf & Pat Lee and the 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing of Robert & Beryle Slayden.
The Going-To-The-Sun Road is a 50-mile stretch of alpine pavement that traverses Glacier National Park in Montana. Named after the park’s Going-To-The-Sun Mountain, sections of the road are cut into the mountainsides, featuring tunnels and craggy overhangs.
This Friday, June 24th, marks the Vintage Sports Car Club of America’s annual Spring Rallye, with an extra E for elegance. Similar to its youthful cousin, the Sports Car Club of America, the VSCCA is a venerable institution that promotes the acquisition, use, and appreciation of sports cars.
This past April, 25th-28th, the west coast’s tribute to the historic Mille Miglia wound its way though 1000 miles of California countryside. Now in its 26th year, the California Mille is a vintage road rally for cars that would have been eligible for the original Italian street race.
The Twisted Sisters are three undulating roads that meander through the heart of Texas hill country, completely free of hair metal, makeup, or football pads. Unless you’re into that stuff. Also known as the Three Sisters, Ranch Road 335, 336, and 337a form a roughly 100 mile loop that boasts the perfect mix of unspoiled vistas and craggy canyons.
Join Vintage Rallies in 2016 and drive superb roads in the Texas Hill Country, Adirondacks and Great Smoky Mountains. Experience grand hotels, plus avant garde resorts. Our friendly group of enthusiasts frequent gourmet restaurants, fascinating places to visit, and private collections not open to the public.
Everyone’s favorite car on this year’s Mountain Mille was a 1954 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Holiday Coupe driven by a husband and wife team of newly-retired Army Colonels—Yes, Sir! Yes, Ma’am!—in training for next year’s Mille Miglia. Yes, every Vintage Rallies event is unique!