Steady Ex­pan­sion

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Mo­tor­ing en­thu­si­asts were given a rare chance to lit­er­ally feel the evo­lu­tion of mo­tor­ing his­tory at the BMW Mu­seum’s “Night of the White Gloves” re­cently.

Dur­ing the event, vis­i­tors were pro­vided with el­e­gant linen gloves and urged to feel the ex­hibits on dis­play so as to bet­ter un­der­stand their de­signs and en­gi­neer­ing.

The oc­ca­sion was par­tic­u­larly spe­cial as it co­in­cided with the mu­seum’s “Strive for Per­fec­tion” ex­hi­bi­tion, which cel­e­brated the 10th an­niver­sary of the launch of the new Rolls-Royce Phan­tom.

“Night of the White Gloves” also re­united mem­bers of the Rolls-Royce Works Team that took part in the 2013 Cen­te­nary Alpine Trial.

The group, com­pris­ing the orig­i­nal “James Radley” 1913 Sil­ver Ghost and 2013 Alpine Trial Cen­te­nary Ghost, joined 47 vin­tage Rolls-Royce Sil­ver Ghosts last June in an epic 2,880km jour­ney through chal­leng­ing moun­tain passes in Aus­tria.

The re-en­act­ment con­cluded in Vi­enna on June 29, 2013 – ex­actly 100 years to the day pri­va­teer en­trant James Radley em­phat­i­cally com­pleted the orig­i­nal event.

The 2013 Cen­te­nary Alpine Trial was hon­oured last Novem­ber with the “Best Rally or Tour of the Year” at the pres­ti­gious In­ter­na­tional His­toric Mo­tor­ing Awards in Lon­don.

The awards are the most cov­eted in the clas­sic car in­dus­try, show­cas­ing ex­cel­lence, re­ward­ing in­no­va­tion and pro­vid­ing the bench­mark by which the world of his­toric cars judges it­self.

01 Vis­i­tors at the “Night of the White Gloves” got a chance to touch some of these rare beau­ties, pic­tured here dur­ing the half-way stage of the 2013 Alpine Cen­te­nary Trial.

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