The History of Rolls Royce
They are the ultimate cars of luxury. Kings and Queens have been chauffeur driven in them and Hollywood stars love being photographed in them. They are the epitome of opulence. But what is the history of these famous cars?
On 4th May 1904 the Midland Hotel in Manchester Charles Rolls had lunch with Henry Royce. Charles was an aristocrat and adventurer, born in 1877. He was also an engineer and the first pilot to complete a double crossing of the English Channel. Henry was a mechanical engineer and was born in 1863. He set up his first business at the age of 21 and registered his first patent in 1887. The pair discussed joining forces.
In 1902, Royce had built his first car – a Decauville. He wasn’t happy with it and set about building the best cars in the world. In 1903 he had built his first engine and in 1904 a prototype was taken to the road.Charles Rolls was the first Cambridge undergraduate to own a car and he soon began racing. To fund his passion he set up a car dealership. He mostly sold foreign cars but was seeking quality English cars- …
History of 4 Famous UK Car Brands
The car industry of UK started in 18th century and is influenced mostly by sports nd luxury brand of cars. It has a diverse cultural history of famous brands each with a logo history of its own. Some of the prominent ones include Aston Martin, Bentley, McLaren and Rolls Royce.
But lately, especially during the late 80s, the car industry in UK has faced the problem of becoming foreign-owned. UK brand of cars like Bentley, Jaguar and Rolls Royce have been bought out by foreign companies like BMW, TATA and GM. Still, births cars have always had consistent representation in auto racing (McLaren).
Aston Martin Logo Evolution:
Aston Martin was initially founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. The name comes from after the owner Lionel Martin and the Aston Clinton hill climb racing course where their Singers car had won previously. Its first logo in 1921 was a logo with the letters ‘A’ and ‘M’ together. From then, the logo changed 5 times into the shape of wings of an eagle.
Rolls Royce Logo Evolution:
Rolls Royce is among the finest UK brands and is the most expensive and luxurious …
History Of Lamborghini
Lamborghini was founded in 1963 by Ferrucio Lamborghini, a former army member who established their own company committed to building tractors. The tractor business developed as years passed as well as in 1970 another factory was founded to produce air conditioning units and heaters for buildings. The incredible success was celebrated in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy where the company established its headquarters.
But everything changed when he met Enzo Ferrari. It was the moment when his desire to build high-speed supercars with luxurious interiors revealed itself. Ferrucio complained to Enzo about a clutch problem that the Ferrari he owned had. Enzo told him that “the problem is not with the car but with the driver…” and that he was asked to take care of his tractors and leave the issue for those who get sound advice.
Disappointed through the answer received, Ferrucio dismounted the transmission of his car and found out that his car used exactly the same transmission as his tractors. Because of this discovery, he asked some talented men who worked for Enzo Ferrari including Franco Scaglione, Giotto Bizzarini and Gian Paolo Dallara to provide him help. As a result, the team created the perfect competitor …
Today in History – What Happened on the 2nd of June?
1897 – The “New York Journal” published a cable received from London concerning author Mark Twain. It so happened that Mark Twain was staying at the same hotel in London as his cousin, James Ross Clemens. James became seriously ill but the press confused the two Clemenses and rumours reached New York that Mark was himself dying. The Editor of the “New York Journal” cabled his London correspondent “If MARK TWAIN DYING IN POVERTY IN LONDON SEND 500 WORDS”. He followed it up with another “IF MARK TWAIN HAS DIED IN POVERTY SEND 1,000 WORDS”. The reporter found Mark Twain very much alive and, after seeing the telegrams, he helped the reporter compose a reply cable “THE REPORT OF MY DEATH HAS BEEN GREATLY EXAGGERATED”.
1899 – At 1:00 a.m Butch Cassidy and his gang took part in the highly successful Union Pacific train hold-up at Wilcox Wyoming stealing $30,000. Afterwards, the gang fled to New Mexico. The men were wearing masks made from white napkins stolen from a restaurant.
1910 – Charles Stewart Rolls, one of the founders of Rolls-Royce, became the first man to fly an aeroplane …