The "Alpine Tour of the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Register", a journey that traces a road route organized in Europe 110 years ago, brought 34 splendid models of ancient Rolls Royces to Trieste. The caravan - which left today - stopped for two days and two nights in the central Piazza della Borsa, a stage of a long journey that started from Vienna, winding through a long itinerary between Austria, Italy, Croatia and Slovenia, returning to the same Austrian capital.
Organized by Classic Travelling, an agency specialized in the sector, on behalf of the "Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club Silver Ghost Register", the trip has re-proposed a re-enactment of the tour of the time. It is no coincidence that the journey was undertaken this year: Sarah Dowding, owner of the organizing agency, explained that 2023 is the anniversary of the 110th anniversary of the Alpenfahrt, a "classic" of travel for vintage cars.
The original Alpenfahrt lasted "only" eight days and required strong resistance from the drivers and cars. For 2023, however, the trip has been extended, up to three weeks, transforming a sort of competition into a pleasant journey, also to avoid putting a strain on engines and bodies over a hundred years old.
The initiative was carried out with stables, specialized agencies, historical clubs and was also designed as a tourist opportunity. As pointed out by Riccardo Novacco, president of Adrenalinika, which organized the Julian stage, the idea was also to showcase the beauties of the region.