Clubs and Associations
Bentley Drivers Club
Bentleys are built to be driven. So it’s hardly surprising to learn that the largest and most famous group of Bentley enthusiasts is The Bentley Drivers Club. Appropriately enough, the first members were Bentley drivers attending a race at the legendary Brooklands track in Surrey in 1936, canvassed by a note placed under their windscreens by one G.K. Pelmore. The first meeting was over-subscribed; a bigger venue had to be found at the last minute.
Since then the Bentley Drivers Club has gone from strength to strength, with branches from Dallas to Tokyo and from Cape Town to Canberra. The Club organises a number of social and competitive events, and provides specialist services for owners of Cricklewood-, Derby- and Crewe-built Bentleys. The BDC is now the focus of a world-wide Federation of Bentley Clubs and welcomes new members.
Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club
The Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club -was formed in 1957 and welcomes enthusiastic new members. Bentley cars produced in Derby and Crewe from 1933 to the production cars of today are represented. Membership is in excess of 10,500 in 52 countries, with more than 3500 Bentleys in ownership. The Club has a justifiable reputation for friendliness and informality.
Thirty-nine geographical Sections, and eight model Registers organise events, including overseas tours. The Annual Rally with seventeen classes judged, is the largest Rolls-Royce and Bentley gathering in the world.
The Club Bulletin covers all aspects of the Club's activities, with many services of value to members. The members’ website contains a wealth of information with search engines for Historical and Technical Information.
Rolls-Royce Owners Club
The Rolls-Royce Owners Club was established in the USA in 1951 and now has over 9,000 members. All Bentley model cars (and their owners!) are warmly welcomed into the club. The club offers practical, technical and historical information on Rolls-Royce and Bentley motorcars of all eras and all models.
The RROC helps members restore, maintain and repair their cars. They make the experience of owning a Derby or Crewe built motorcar all the more enjoyable.
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