IntroCar at the Rolls-Royce Owners' Club (RROC) Annual Rally 2022
This year is the 70th RROC Annual Meet, and also marks the 50th Anniversary of the Rolls-Royce Owners' Club San Diego Region, so there was nowhere better to be hosting this annual celebratory social event for members!
Arrival & Set Up
The Dana on Mission Bay is an extremely welcoming hotel to turn up to late at night with a beautiful view of the bay! Our week started with a set up in the Vendor's hall which is a bright venue space right next to the waterfront and the outdoor patio and restaurant area. It was wonderful to see so many friendly faces who we haven't seen since Lake George at the 2021 Annual Rally.
All the RROC and RFO team are here along with Brad Zemcik - the tireless organiser of this event. It is certainly no mean feat to put on an week long rally like this, with around 225 members in attendance and around 135 cars to display and judge this coming friday!
We were welcomed with a fun evening Meet & Greet in order to make sure we could connect with all the new attendees arriving in throughout the day.. of course it went well past the 8pm end time as no one was quite ready to leave!
Activities & Social Events
There are endless day time activities for enthusiasts including seminars, business meetings, keynote sessions, technical seminars, dinners and dawn patrols! Our good friend hitched a ride in a 1920 Silver Ghost (fire engine red) Open Tourer! Whilst the early start was tiring after a very long transatlantic journey to get here, the views and experience were well worth the effort!
The Silent Auction
Many donors have contributed to the popular Silent Auction this year and the bids are already over $4k with two more days to go!
Bentley Welcome Address
Bentley gave their keynote speech on the Tuesday afternoon and described what they've been up to this past year since their last update in Lake George... which included driving 6 Bentayga's off road(!) and enjoying their record sales year with over 14k cars sold worldwide - the majority of which were sold into the US. The Bentley portfoliowas discussed in detail and we were given a lot of insight into plans for the future in the move to electric!
The RROC Annual Meet Agenda at a Glance!
|Monday, June 20th||Business Meetings||RRF AGM|
|RRF Board Meeting|
|RROC Board Meeting|
|Social Activities||Meet & Greet|
|Tuesday, June 21st||Business Meetings||Activities Committee|
|Regions & Societies and Membership|
|Keynote Session||Bentley Motors|
|Technical Seminars||Modern Car Society Seminar #1|
|Phantom II Society Seminar|
|Early Post War Society Seminar|
|Bentley Drivers Club Roundtable|
|Social Activities||Dawn Patrol (City Tour)|
|Bentley Welcome Dinner (San Diego Air & Space Museum)|
|Wednesday, June 22nd||Keynote Sessions||Hagerty Insurance|
|Technical Seminars||Modern Car Society Seminar #2|
|Silver Ghost Association Seminar|
|Vintage Car Appraising Seminar|
|Goshawk Society Seminar|
|Silver Cloud Society Seminar|
|Social Activities||Dawn Patrol (Coastal Tour)|
|Cabrillo National Monument Tour|
|Only Yesteryear Auto Museum|
|Fiesta on the Lawn|
|Thursday, June 23rd||Business Meetings||Team Captain's Meeting|
|Owner Orientation Meeting|
|Youth Judging Meeting|
|Keynote Sessions||Rolls-Royce Motor Cars|
|Technical Seminars||Derby Bentley Society Seminar|
|Modern Car Society Seminar #3|
|SU Fuel Pumps & British Measurements Seminar|
|Phantom III Society Seminar|
|Post War - Shadow Carburetors Seminar|
|Social Activities||Ride in your Dream Car|
|Only Yesteryear Auto Museum|
|Friday, June 24th||Social Activities||Judging Day|
|Judging Day Lunch|
|RRMC Awards Banquet|