We were recently asked to make a Custom Made Outdoor Car Cover by the Duke or Rutland. The Renault AL was commissioned from new by the 8th Duke in 1908 and is now parked up in the entrance porch of Belvoir Castle, the home of the 11th Duke. The castle is currently open to the public and available as a wedding venue. Visitors can see the Renault when visiting the castle and the Renault can sometimes be seen when the Duke takes it out for a spin around the grounds. To keep the car well protected, the 11th Duke decided on his own commission – a Custom Made Outdoor Car Cover for the 8th Duke’s Renault.
As the vehicle was something we hadn’t made a cover for before, we took the time to visit Belvoir Castle and measure the Renault in the entrance porch. We took the measurements very carefully to make sure the cover was a perfect fit. The Duke wanted the cover to be unique, so we went down the route of personalising it by embroidering ‘Rutland’ onto the front of the cover to show its heritage. This has created a beautifully fitted cover to reflect the beauty of the rare car underneath. The cover was made in our most advanced waterproof fabric to give the classic car the best protection possible.