Hello from the Rolls-Royce Enthusiast Club - Northern Section
The Section was started by Roy Brooks our President Emeritus .
The section was started in April 1966 as the direct result of the world’s first Rolls-Royce Owner Drivers course held at the Bolton Technical College
It was the very first section of the RREC and, with no defined area, in effect covered the whole of England and Wales from about Shrewsbury.
The initial membership consisted of about 15 members.
From the beginning it was intended that all section events should make a small profit. (Thought decidedly improper in some circles!)
We produced the first section Newsletter, and circulated it at no cost to members.
The Maurice Booth Memorial Library was started by the section in 1970. Now housed at the Hunt House, it is now the finest Rolls-Royce library in existence.
In 1974 the section organised at Bolton the first RREC national Spares and Vehicle Sale. Amongst the bargains, a 1965 SC III in very decent condition sold for £3,600.
In August 1976 we ran an enormously successful Vintage Rolls-Royce Exhibition at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool.
For many years we ran the still enormously popular Annual Rally Spares sales.
Well supported RR maintenance and repair courses remain a feature of the section’s many and varied activities.
Currently, 2012, there are over 650 RREC members living in the Northern Section geographical area.