Wednesday, 12 June 2013


On 14 June 2013, 47 vintage Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts will depart from Vienna, wafting through Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Italy before returning to Vienna on 29 June 2013 – exactly 100 years to the day that the 1913 Alpenfahrt finished.

The faithful re-enactment celebrates the seminal 1913 Trials, a test of endurance that saw the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost cement its reputation for faultless reliability – establishing the legend of the 'Best Car in the World'.

The Cars tackle over 1,800 miles over some of the world's most spectacular and challenging mountain passes. Echoing events a century ago, a Rolls-Royce Works Team will take part in the Trial. The original 'James Radley' 1913 Silver Ghost will be joined by a contemporary homage created by Bespoke designers and craftspeople at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England.

To whet your appetite, we include some photos from the original 1913 Alpenfahrt – many of the original 'James Radley' 1913 Silver Ghost which competed a century ago.

Please click here for more information on the 1913 Alpine Trial.