Audrain Automobile Museum welcomes Rolls-Royce Motor Cars New England, the first … |
Newport, Rhode Island, June 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Audrain Automobile Museum welcomes Rolls-Royce Motor Cars New England, the region’s first factory-authorized Rolls-Royce dealership, as a proud supporter of Audrain Newport Competition & Motor Week.
“We have a unique mix of the most luxurious, desirable and capable new and used vehicles in our Wayland, MA location, serving all of New England including Boston, Cape Cod, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and parts of Connecticut,” says Christine Scott, marketing manager for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars New England. “Our entire new and exotic used Rolls-Royce inventory can be viewed at www.rolls-roycemotorcarsnewengland.com”
The Rolls-Royce Ghost and Rolls-Royce Cullinan will be on display at The Gathering at Rough Point on Friday 30 September. There will also be a possible test drive for Rolls-Royce on Saturday 1 October. Limited availability. Call Christine Scott at 508-650-0020 for details.
“Rolls-Royce Motor Cars New England exemplifies the kind of legendary brand that expresses the spirit of living history found here in Newport and in the work of the Audrains. Rolls-Royce’s presence at the Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week since our inaugural event in 2019 speaks volumes about the caliber of this event. We are very proud and grateful for their partnership. explains Donald Osborne, CEO, Audrain Automobile Museum.
This world-class event will bring the best of the automotive world to our famous East Coast city rich in automotive history dating back to the dawn of the automobile age.
This week’s events will be held in some of Newport’s most notable locations; the Bellevue Avenue Historic Homes, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the Audrain Automotive Museum, Fort Adams State Park, and other local city and state parks.
The city of Newport has long celebrated the essence of history, luxury and sport, and we are proud to add another chapter to Newport’s book of automotive fascination. Newport’s sporting history dates back to before our country was officially established; the city was a major trading center along with other east coast ports like New York and Charleston, South Carolina. Over the years, Newport has become the epicenter of American sailing, with casuals and competitors tuned in to major events like the America’s Cup held there over time.
Towards the end of the 19th century, the Vanderbilt family made Newport their home. As heir to one of the greatest fortunes in our country’s history, William Kissam Vanderbilt – Willie K for short – had a keen interest in yachting and horse racing, but automobiles caught his eye when ‘they became accessible at the turn of the century. In what is considered the first sanctioned oval track race in our nation’s history, Willie K. raced wealthy friends and other pioneering business leaders at Newport’s Aquidneck Park racetrack, home to now Newport State Airport.
Celebrity seminars and signings will also take place at the Tennis Hall of Fame, with prominent automotive enthusiasts such as Jay Leno and others in attendance.
The week will bring regional and national auto club shows to various Newport locations, and we are delighted to once again host the Class 30 Under 30 Concours; designed for car owners under 30 who built their car with less than $30,000.
Audrain Newport’s Concours d’Elegance to be held on Sunday October 2 will feature some of the best judges from around the world, led by world-renowned concours judge and automotive expert, Donald Osborne. The week will end with the presentation of the Best in Show trophy. This bespoke trophy pays homage to Willie K. Vanderbilt, his 1900 Daimler Phoenix and the origins of Newport’s deep automotive history.
We hope to see you all for another exciting Motor Week in Newport, September 29 – October 2, 2022. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.AudrainConcours.com
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Katelyn McSherry Audrain Automobile Museum 4018564234 [email protected]
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