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.