Rally of the Giants  --  Blenheim Palace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important COVID-19 Announcement

 

This is the message we did not want to have to send, and you did not want to receive.

 

The Pre’50 American Auto Club has reluctantly decided to cancel the Rally of the Giants at Blenheim Place on 12th July 2020 and the All American Car Show at Yate on 7th June 2020.

 

It is with HUGE regret that following recent government announcements the committee feel it would be most appropriate to cancel our two shows as we feel it would not be safe to hold them. Given all of the issues and uncertainty surrounding the impact of the COVID-19 virus we felt we had no choice. 

 

For those of you who have already pre-entered the two shows your tickets will remain valid for the shows in 2021 and you will be sent new tickets next year. However if you require a refund please contact treasurer@pre50aac.com and payment will be made by BACs or PayPal. We plan to hold the Rally of the Giants on 11th July 2021 and the All American Car Show at Yate on 6th June 2021.

 

This is not what we planned and not what we wanted to do. Unfortunately it is a necessity given the world we currently live in.  Hopefully, this pandemic will subside soon and we can all safely get back to our lives, and automotive pursuits.

 

Stay safe, stay well and we will see you in 2021.

 

 

 


Photos and Films from earlier Rallys


Images of the 2019 Rally:

The 55th Rally of The Giants was on Sunday 14 July 2019 at Blenheim Palace.  Another fantastic day with a great atmosphere and more American cars vans and trucks than ever. 

Thanks to everyone who came along to show us their cars, especially those who travelled all the way from Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy, and make it such wonderful day.  Thanks also to everyone who took their car around the parade ring, and to all our prize winners for bringing such great and interesting cars.

Our 2019 Prize Winners

A set of super photos on flickr taken by FAN6S

Photos and film of the day by Motoring Nomad


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 2018 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 one,  film two,  film 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.


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