Rally of the Giants  --  Blenheim Palace

The Rally of the Giants, the UK’s number one classic American car show, is held in the magnificent grounds of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock near Oxford.  This year it’s on Sunday 14th July.

With well over 400 classic American vehicles attending, including some of the finest examples to be found anywhere in Europe, dating from the early years of 20th century motoring through to the present day, the Rally of the Giants is the must visit event for anyone with an interest and passion for American cars and trucks.  Visitors from all over the UK and many parts of continental Europe gather to celebrate in a laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere and have a really great time.

Blenheim Palace is one of the UK’s top attractions and one of the most famous stately homes in Britain welcoming nearly 600,000 visitors a year. It is a fitting location to host what is undoubtedly the classiest classic American car show you are going to see.

Pre-entries have now closed, but you can still enter on the day with a Blenheim Palace Park and Gardens ticket.

If you’re looking for a good place to stay near the rally check out:

Gorselands Hall
Guest House / B&B, North Leigh, OX29 6PU, 01993 882292

Eynsham Hall
Hotel, North Leigh, OX29 6SL, 01993 885200

Photos and Films from earlier Rallys

Images of the 2018 Rally:

The 54th Rally of The Giants was on Sunday 8 July 2018 at Blenheim Palace.  It was a fantastic day with hundreds of cars, everything from old to new, original to modified, shiny to rusty, straight to more than a little bashed, there was something for everyone.  All looking good in the sunshine.

Thank you to everyone who came along, and if you weren’t there you missed a great show.

Our Prize Winners     

Photos by Lauren Mitchell      

And a stunning set of photos on flickr taken by FAN6S

Images of the 2017 Rally:

Here’s our film of this year’s rally taken by Roger Huyton, and three films from Richard Howes:  film onefilm twofilm three.

Photos from Alex Lloyd

Prize Winner Photos

Photos from Rimlust   And you can see other American car photos from Rimlust on their Facebook page.

Images of the 2016 Rally:

Another set of great photos from Cliff Marsh.

Here, you can see the set of  photos taken by Mel Lloyd.

Click here to see the club’s film of the 2016 Rally.

Click here to see the club’s film of the Saturday afternoon cruise and the party that evening.

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. 

Cliff Marsh has taken his usual set of excellent photos at the Giants, you can see them here.

Here, you can see the set of  photos taken by Bruno from Belgium on his visit to the Rally.

and here the ones he took on our cruise to Bicester Heritage Centre.

Click here to see the club’s film of the 2015 Rally.

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.

You can see our film of the Rally here. 

An excellent set of photos taken by Cliff Marsh here.

And here are just some of the hundreds taken by Alex Lloyd.

Check out these detail photos of light and badges from Paul Bather.

Ray Webb has posted this set in his online photobook.

And, an excellent set from Dean Garbutt here.

Images of the 2013 Rally:  Fine weather, great atmosphere and a huge turnout at
Blenheim Place made this one of the best Giants ever.

Photos taken by Roger Huyton.
Photos taken on the Sunday by Cliff Marsh.

The Discovery Channel’s Wheeler Dealer episode which shows their rebuilt ‘62 Cadillac Coupe at the Rally of the Giants is no longer available on YouTube.  However, you can now get a DVD of the whole of Series 10 - see Amazon, etc.

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.

Photos taken on the Sunday by Cliff Marsh.

Click here to see the club’s own video of the 2012 RoG

Click here to see the film made by Witney TV.

And these are a couple of videos taken by PontytailRuth and posted on YouTube. 

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.

Photos taken on the Sunday by Cliff Marsh.  

Images of the 2010 Rally:  Held at Knebworth House.

Photos taken on the Sunday by Cliff Marsh

Images of the 2009 Rally:  Held at Knebworth House.

Photos taken on the Sunday by Cliff Marsh.

Here’s a set of great photos of our 2009 Rally taken by Bruno visiting from Belgium.  See them here on the oldtimertips.be web site.