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Happy Birthday Rolls-Royce!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RollsRoyce 2016 sees this famous luxury car brand celebrate its 110th year in existence. HOW ROLLS-ROYCE WAS BORN. 1904 In 1904 Henry Royce was introduced to Charles Rolls in Manchester. Royce ran an electrical and mechanical business since 1884, while Rolls was one 1884 of Britain's first car dealers. Rolls was impressed by Royce's two-cylinder vehicle. The first Rolls-Royce two-cylinder car was presented at the Paris Salon at the end of 1904. 1904 On March 15th 1906, the two entrepreneurs formed Rolls-Royce Limited and began a search for a location for car production. 1906 After going public in 1987, Rolls-Royce bought Northern Engineering Industries, a builder of power plants. 1987 ROLLS-ROYCE 2016 In the early 199os, Rolls-Royce was the world's third largest manufacturer of aircraft Y CEO Warren East O HEADQUARTERS London, United Kingdom 1990 engines, behind General Electric Co. and United Technologies Pratt & Whitney division. 8 REVENUE 13.74 billion GBP [2014] EMPLOYEES 54,100 [2016] ROLLS-ROYCE FACTS Vladimir Lenin owned nine Rolls-Royces during his Soviet leadership. In total just over 6, 000 Rolls-Royce should always be written with a EHYPHEN, SILVER GHOSTS were produced between 1906 AND 1925. which represents the link between the two founders. RR use two mechanical wooden heels to test the durability of their Wilton carpets. The heels are rubbed back and forth There are The original Silver Ghost was given its name due to the silver plating of the metal trim, while the "ghost" implied its quiet operation. no known photographs of Rolls and Royce together. A100,000N Silver Ghost became the generic name for all the 40/50hp cars. times to ensure the carpet is strong enough. The Rolls-Royce Rengine is the only engine type to have air, land and water world speed records. Rolls-Royce opened a U.S. FACTORY In 1907 a Silver Ghost, one of the first 40/5ohp cars, was driven repeatedly from London to Scotland. The car traveled in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1921, but closed it 10 years later because Americans preferred British-built models. for 40 days and over 14,000 miles before requiring a service. Rolls-Royce plc ceased manufacturing motor cars in 1971. Since then, cars have been manufactured ROLLS In 1962 a memorial window was unveiled in Westminster Abbey dedicated to the memory of Henry Royce. by Vickers, Volkswagen and most recently BMW. ROYCE A pprox. SIX OUT OF 10 Rolls-Royce cars are still roadworthy. The oldest still on the road is a 1904 1ohp owned by Thomas Love Jr. of Perth, Scotland. Though Rolls-Royce is most identified with classic luxury automobiles, aircraft engines have been the company's main business since the late 192OS. The Rolls-Royce Ghost is their "entry-level" model with a price tag of around $250,000 (£177,000). CELEBRITIES & ROLLS-ROYCE .THE MARK OF LUXURY & WEALTH Boxer FLOYD MAYWEATHER ROLLS-ROYCE Phanotom Drophead Coupe н ROLLS-ROYCE Ghost Movie Star & Singer JENNIFER LOPEZ Retired Footballer NFL Star DAVID BECKHAM TOM BRADY TV Star SIMON COWELL TV Star KIM KARDASHIAN ROLLS-ROYCE phantom Singer ROD STEWART ROLLS-ROYCE Ghost EWB REFERENCES L.A. Stretch Limos London | Essex | England | UK

Happy Birthday Rolls-Royce!

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This infographic marks the 110 years of journey of "The Rolls Royce".


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