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Rally of the Giants

Blenheim Palace

Saturday and Sunday 9 & 10th July 2016

Following the highly successful Pre50AAC 50th birthday party in 2015 and with 2016 being the 50th anniversary of the Rally of the Giants, which is quite an achievement for an American Car Show, we have decided to make the Rally of the Giants a two day event again for 2016. We would like to invite members and non-members to spend the Saturday and Sunday celebrating this 50th anniversary show with a show/cruise and party on Saturday 9th July and the show and shine on Sunday 10th July. 

As the format for last year was well received by all that attended (237 people came to the party) we plan to do the same for 2016.

The Weekend Pass includes entry to Blenheim Palace Park and Gardens for the entire weekend from Friday afternoon to Monday morning.  There will be a club cruise to local venue of interest (this will be confirmed in due course). We will be hiring a band for Saturday night as well as providing food and drink, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, to make the 50th Rally of the Giants a memorable event. The club is underwriting the full cost of the Saturday night party and we need to recoup the cost of this through the ticket price. We are asking members and non-members to pre-enter so we know how many to cater for. For those attending the weekend event we ask that when you arrive on the Saturday to please register at the Club marquee to collect your Weekend Party Pack. More details to follow in the next issue of the magazine.

The food and drink will have an American theme again and we plan to have a hog roast and BBQ. Camping is again available on site at a cost of £35 per pitch. 

If you want to come to the weekend party with your spouse, other family members or friends they are all very welcome. The price of a Weekend Pass to club members is £28 per person, for non-members it’s £45 per person .  Accompanied children under the age of 16 are free. This gives you:

However, if you don’t want to attend the party then pre-entry to the Sunday Show and Shine is free us usual for members, or £15 for non-members.  This is for one car plus two adults and two children, additional adults charged at £7.50 each.

If you have any questions please call David Radcliffe-Watts.  His details are on the Contact Page.

We look forward to seeing you there on the 9th and 10th July 2016.

Photos and Films from earlier Rallys

Images of the 2015 Rally:  Following our birthday party at the Rally of The Giants this year the Pre50AAC is now officially 50 years old.  The two day Rally gave us one fine day and one rather wet, but of course in a field full of amazing cars nothing can dampen an American car enthusiast.  

Images of the 2014 Rally:  What a super day at the 48th Rally of the Giants at Blenheim Palace.  The great cars, warm sunny weather and big crowds really do make this the BEST AMERICAN CAR SHOW IN THE UK.

Images of the 2013 Rally:  Fine weather, great atmosphere and a huge turnout at

Blenheim Place made this one of the best Giants ever.

Images of the 2012 Rally:  In July 2012 on its first visit to Blenheim Palace the Rally of the Giants was as huge a success as ever. With hundreds of classic American cars on site, Pre50 club members, their families and all visitors to Blenheim had a super day.

Cars of the 30’s and 40’s

Cars of the 50’s and 60’s  

Images of the 2011 Rally:  The final year for the RoG to be held at Knebworth House.

Images of the 2010 Rally:  Held at Knebworth House.

Images of the 2009 Rally:  Held at Knebworth House.

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Rally of The Giants

Entry Forms

Closing date 26th June


Or, if you’d rather download a form and mail it in to us, you can get them here:

Don’t forget, if you have not pre-entered, entry on either day will be at the Blenheim Palace gate price per person.


If you want to stay at a hotel whilst you’re at the Giants, we have a number of rooms held at Middle Aston House, where there’s an agreed rate on the Saturday of £69 for a twin/double room.  Quote the Pre50AAC when you book

Middle Aston House is a great hotel, with excellent parking and is an easy drive to Blenheim.  With its new owners the hotel is now undergoing a major refurbishment, which will be completed well in time for the Giants.

See their web site for all the hotel details, or phone them on 01869 340361.

If you want to stay at one of the other hotels close to the Rally, here are some links to chain hotels nearby.

Premier Inn, Oxford (13 Miles)

Travel Lodge, Oxford Peartree (6 miles)

Travel Lodge, Bicester (13 miles)

Travel Lodge, Oxford Wheatley (14 miles)

Holiday Inn, Oxford (6 miles)

And finally, here’s a link to bookings.com that will give you a list of all the local hotels.