• Rolls-Royce marks the 144th birthday of co-founder The
    Hon Charles Stewart Rolls on Friday 27 August 2021
  • The marque celebrates by taking Ghost on a pilgrimage round
    London, stopping off at locations related with Rolls’ life and profession
  • Tour recorded in new photos shot at areas together with Rolls’
    birthplace, the Royal Aero Membership, Royal Car Membership and the location
    of the unique Rolls-Royce automobile showroom

“Whereas he’s in fact greatest referred to as considered one of our co-founders,
The Hon Charles Stewart Rolls, born on this present day in 1877, was additionally a
pioneer of aviation, a profitable racing driver and a gifted
engineer. His audacity, fearlessness, love of journey and
willingness to push boundaries proceed to encourage us and our
merchandise. To mark this event, which suggests a lot to our firm,
we’ve visited vital locations from Rolls’ story with Ghost – a
motor automobile with know-how, efficiency, craftsmanship and excellence
which embodies the whole lot this exceptional man stood for, cherished
and pursued throughout his extraordinary life and profession.”

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Govt Officer, Rolls-Royce
Motor Automobiles

Rolls-Royce Motor Automobiles marks the 144th
birthday of co-founder The Hon Charles Stewart Rolls on Friday 27
August 2021. In honour of the event, the marque undertook a
pilgrimage round London areas related to the good man’s
life and profession, capturing placing photos of Ghost at every cease alongside
the way in which. The itinerary took within the following websites:

35 Hill Avenue, Mayfair
The Hon Charles Stewart
Rolls was born on this home near Berkeley Sq. on 27 August
1877. Because the third son of Lord and Girl Llangattock, he was born into
a lifetime of wealth and privilege, happening to be educated at Eton and
Cambridge and having fun with the liberty to indulge his passions for
aviation and motor racing.

Against this, his enterprise associate, Henry Royce, got here from a
humble background. In 1876, aged simply 10, he was working as a telegram
supply boy on the Mayfair Publish Workplace. His ‘beat’ included Hill
Avenue, so it’s completely attainable that he delivered congratulatory
letters and telegrams to Rolls’ proud mother and father.

119 Piccadilly
Till 1961, this Grade II Listed
constructing on Piccadilly was the house of the Royal Aero Membership, which
Rolls co-founded in 1901 with Frank Hedges Butler, a number one London
wine service provider, and Butler’s daughter, Vera. Rolls started his flying
profession as a balloonist, making over 170 flights and profitable the Gordon
Bennett Gold Medal in 1903 for the longest sustained time aloft. In
1910, he turned solely the second particular person in Britain to be awarded an
aeroplane pilot’s licence; that very same yr, he achieved the distinctive feat
of being the primary Englishman to fly an aeroplane throughout the English
Channel, and the primary aviator ever to fly continuous from England to
France and again once more. Although now based mostly exterior the capital, the Royal
Aero Membership stays the nationwide governing and coordinating physique of air
sport and leisure flying in Britain.

Royal Car Membership (RAC)
Rolls was additionally a
founder member of the Car Membership of Nice Britain and Eire,
which turned the Royal Car Membership (RAC) in 1897. It was a fellow
RAC member, Henry Edmunds, who organized the historic first assembly
between Rolls and Henry Royce on the Midland Lodge, Manchester, on 4
Might 1904. The Membership’s Secretary, Claude Johnson, was Rolls’ enterprise
associate in his automobile dealership, C S Rolls & Co, and later turned
the primary managing director of Rolls-Royce.

The Membership took up residence in its present house at 89 Pall Mall
in 1911, a yr after Rolls’ tragic early loss of life in a flying accident,
aged simply 32.

14-15 Conduit Avenue
This constructing on Conduit
Avenue, which connects Bond Avenue and Regent Avenue, was the West Finish
headquarters of Rolls-Royce Ltd for a lot of the 20 th century.
From 1905 till his loss of life in 1910, Rolls had his workplace right here, and used
it as a base for demonstration drives of early Rolls-Royce fashions. On
22 March 2010, its historic significance was marked with an English
Heritage Blue Plaque, unveiled by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu.

Berkeley Avenue
A stone’s-throw from Rolls’
birthplace and probably the most prestigious addresses in London,
Berkeley Avenue is thought to be the guts of Mayfair. As we speak, it’s the
website of Rolls-Royce’s flagship UK retailer, the primary on the planet to be
remodeled with the marque’s new company identification.

Ghost: NEDCcorr (mixed) CO2 emission: 343g/km;
Gasoline consumption: 18.8 mpg / 15.0 l/100km. WLTP (mixed) CO2
emission: 347-359g/km; Gasoline consumption: 17.9-18.6 mpg / 15.2-15.8 l/100km.



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