The 2013 Centenary Alpine Trial by Rolls-Royce finally came to an end after 16 days of pure rallying across some 1800 miles! According to the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars ‘Works Team’, the 47 Silver Ghosts winding their way up the Alps is a sight that will live in the memories of those who saw it.
It was such a bewildering opportunity for all participants who were later joined by British Royalty, Lords and Ladies, Ambassadors and participants from 12 countries from as far as Australia and the United States. CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said;
The Centenary Alpine Trial has clearly embraced the Spirit of Adventure that is synonymous with Rolls-Royce, and I applaud the participants for their resolve and determination. The 1913 Alpenfahrt led commentators to declare that Rolls-Royce built the ‘Best Car in the World’. The 2013 Centenary Alpine Trial reinforced that message, and demonstrated that the Company continues to do so to this day.
They had a good rally, passing through Italy, Croatia and Slovenia before returning to Vienna where they had a special evening hosted by Margraf Pallavicini at his Palais. They also stopped over at Riva Del Garda where a Rolls-Royce club had prepared 100 historic Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts to assemble in sign of a century’s celebration of the Alpine Trial. The Silver Ghosts did well in the Alpine Trial of 1913 and were named ‘The Best Car in the World’.