After 16 days and more than 1,800 miles, the 2013 Centenary Alpine Trial drew to a close recently.

The sight of 47 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts making their way through the Alps, accompanied by the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 'Works Team', will live in the memories of those that saw the marvel at first hand.

History was brought to life by the intrepid owners as they piloted their machines up challenging Alpine passes and across the borders of five countries, before emerging in Vienna just as the original competitors did exactly 100 years before.

The 2013 Centenary Alpine Trial was also graced with Royalty, Lords and Ladies, Ambassadors and participants from 12 countries as far flung as Australia and the United States.

"The Centenary Alpine Trial has clearly embraced the Spirit of Adventure that is synonymous with Rolls-Royce, and I applaud the participants for their resolve and determination," said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

"The 1913 Alpenfahrt led commentators to declare that Rolls-Royce built the 'Best Car in the World'. The 2013 Centenary Alpine Trial reinforced that message, and demonstrated that the company continues to do so to this day."