"1964 ROLLS ROYCE"
Saturday, October 3, 2015
"1964 ROLLS ROYCE"
"Strive for perfection in everything we do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it. Accept nothing nearly right or good enough. Whatever is rightly done - however humble - is noble. The quality will remain long after the price is forgotten." ~ Sir Henry Royce
Yesterday, while in the area, we got a preview of this year's "7th Annual Euro Fest Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show" 2015 - by way of this classy, elegant, pristine, classic antique. This was the best shot I could get considering the circumstances (it being in the process of getting washed, another car parked behind it, and a few spectators standing nearby). I conversed with the owners and asked permission to take a photo of this classic (that's one of the owners sitting inside the car). Afterwards, one of the owners asked if she could photograph me with their prized possession. Bless her heart! As much as I prefer to be behind the lens as opposed to in front of it, I obliged. I've attended three shows, but decided to forego the opportunity last year, because the show's lineup consisted mostly of the same cars from previous shows.
"Sir Henry Royce (March 27, 1863 – April 22, 1933) was a pioneering car manufacturer, who with Charles Stewart Rolls founded the Rolls-Royce company. Royce earned a reputation for perfection and quality, one that lives on in the continued popularity among the rich and famous of the Rolls Royce and Bentley cars. This stemmed from his own attention to detail. The company founded by Royce acquired the Bentley in 1931. His planes powered Allied planes in World War I. In the World War II, engines built by his firm made a material contribution to the war effort as they powered the Spitfire and the Hawker Hurricane in their Battle of Britain confrontation against the German Messerschmitt and Junkers."
"Royce did not have the advantage of a wealthy family or the privilege of an elite education, but created one of the best known automobiles through hard work, and by applying his engineering skills gained as an apprentice on the factory floor. Although not usually regarded as a racing car, Rolls Royce engines famously set several world speed records in cars driven by Sir Malcolm Campbell. As the largest supplier of engines to civilian aircraft in the world, the company that builds on Royce's legacy facilitates global travel and global exchange in today's world."
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