South Australian car enthusiasts are in for a treat this weekend thanks to the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia, South Australian Branch in association with Soroptimist International Southern Districts of Adelaide Club.
The Rolls-Royce Heritage and Charity Fund Raising Day will give punters an opportunity to see a huge array of Roll-Royce and Bentleys, ride in them and see the South Australian Aviation Museum’s 1030 HP Rolls-Royce Merlin III aero engine in action.
The event will take place on Sunday the 21st of May at The Motor Trade Association of South Australia Inc. Training and Employment Centre, 3 Frederick Road, Royal Park
Entry is $2 per person with children under 12 free, car rides are $5-$10 and there is a raffle on the day with three tickets for $5. A sausage sizzle will be available, along with a coffee van, or guests can bring their own picnic lunch.
All money raised goes towards Days for Girls and The Hands on Projects charities.
Days for Girls is a charity committed to supporting women throughout their life, providing health education, training and access to feminine hygiene products.
The Rotary Hand Project helps landmine and war victims overseas by providing them with prosthetics.
For more information on either charity click here:
The Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia was formed in 1956 by a group of 19 founding members. Since then it has grown to have a chapter in every state and territory with a membership of almost 1,000 who collectively own more than 1,200 Rolls-Royce and Bentley automobiles. Any Rolls-Royce is eligible for entry to the club and any Bentley manufactured post 1931 (after Rolls-Royce acquired Bentley).
The club upholds three core principles:
- Encourage ownership, maintenance and restoration of those motor cars manufactured by the various Rolls-Royce and Bentley companies
- Promote practical motoring, safety and courtesy on the roads
- Encourage social and community values among the members
Members do not require ownership of a Rolls or Bentley, associate memberships are available for individuals or joint memberships are available for groups. For more information visit their website here
The first charter of Soroptimist International in South Australia formed in 1949, and has since grown to 10 clubs across the state. Soroptimist International advocate for global peace, international goodwill and human rights for all but their focus is on women and girls. Working to enable women and girls and improve access to education, employment and empowerment, eliminate violence, improve healthcare and food security and environmental sustainability. For more information or find out how you can get involved, click here.