Rolls Royce Holidays.

    September 2015, sailing from Liverpool to Douglas on Saturday 12th September and returning on Thursday 17th September, using the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company fast Seacat "Manannan". The trip was arranged by the South Western Section and 20hp Register of the RREC. We set out in our 1980 Silver Shadow II, CYT 321V. Chassis 40021, on Friday 11th September and stayed overnight at the Premier Inn at Roby. The journey from North Devon to Liverpool was horrendously bad and took us almost eight and a half hours to do the 275 miles.

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        Twenty Seven Rolls Royces and Bentleys took part in this trip, plus a 1930 Alvis Silver Eagle Drophead Coupé, an Austin Healey 3000 and modern Mini. The group was made up of participants from all over the UK and various other crossings were used, with different crossing days and times. The Isle of Man Section members were especially helpful and extremely welcoming in making this trip so enjoyable and successful. The staff at the Ramsey Park Hotel were also particularly helpful during our stay.

 

Friday 11th September.                  Drive from North Devon to the Premier Inn at Roby, just outside Liverpool..

Saturday 12th September.            11.15 Ferry from Liverpool to Douglas: drive to Ramsey Park Hotel.

Sunday 13th September.                Visit to Milntown House, Ramsey and Car Show beside our Hotel.

Monday 14th September.               Parking on the Promenade at Douglas and touring the South.

Tuesday 15th September.                The Motor Museum, Reception at the Randall's and The Ayres.

Wednesday 16th September.         South and East Tour, including Snaefell, TT Grandstand. Gala Dinner.      

Thursday 17th September.               Gentle drive back to Douglas for the 15.00 hrs Ferry to Liverpool.

Friday 18th September.                     Return to North Devon.

        We only clocked up just over 700 miles on this trip, but the driving on the island was delightful (although some of the roads were extremely bumpy!). A great relaxing holiday in wonderful company and a pleasure to be able to drive over most of the famous TT course.

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Being flagged away from the TT Grandstand.

View of Ramsey, with our Hotel (red top) on the far side of the lake.

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A delightful pair of 20s.