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 14thJuly. 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:
The 54th Rally of The Giants was on Sunday 8July 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
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. You can see our film of the Rally here.
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.