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... News from Goodwood 2012

22 March 2012
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars was delighted to welcome aspiring young automotive journalist, Callum Jeffery, aged 11, to the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood.

Callum attends Trosnant Junior School in Havant, Hampshire and writes a regular automotive page - 'Callum's Cars' - for his school newspaper, 'The Trosnant Times'. Callum, a confirmed car fanatic from an early age, took the initiative to write to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars CEO, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, requesting an interview for the newspaper.

Callum spent a day touring the company,s head office and manufacturing plant, interviewing key Rolls-Royce personnel across the business, including the Bespoke design team, product specialists, skilled craftsmen and women and, of course, the Rolls-Royce CEO. He was also able to see how the world's leading super luxury cars are hand built, each to specific customer order.

  Callum Jeffery
Callum Jeffery
Photo: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd

Andrew Ball, Corporate Communications Manager and Callum's host for the day, said, "It was a pleasure to meet Callum and I was impressed by his professionalism. He is undoubtedly a talented young man and I have no doubt that he has a bright future in the exciting world of automotive journalism."

Rolls-Royce has a strong record of nurturing young talent, with industry-leading apprenticeship and graduate programmes and a successful industrial placement scheme. Potential candidates for all Rolls-Royce Motor Cars positions should apply online at:

1 June 2012
100 customers dine on the line.   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars welcomed more than 100 discerning customers to 'dine on the line' yesterday evening. The unique event, the first held in the history of the company, transformed the assembly hall into an exquisite dining room, with guests entertained in the very place where every Rolls-Royce motor car in the world is hand-built to individual customer commission.

Arriving in chauffeured Rolls-Royce Phantoms or by helicopter, the guests were welcomed to the Home of Rolls-Royce by members of the management team and hosted on a red carpet stroll through the production area. Craftsmen and women were on hand to demonstrate their skills, including coachline painter Mark Court; guests were encouraged to try their hand at creating the perfect coachline with a Phantom Extended Wheelbase as their canvas.

Photo: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd
The occasion provided the opportunity to introduce customers to the new Phantom Series II family, which were displayed in the dining area alongside beautiful heritage cars from the 1930's. The evening's entertainment was provided by Escala, the celebrated all-female electronic string quartet.

28 June 2012
A Ghost Extended Wheelbase is the Race Directorís car at this yearís Goodwood Festival of Speed. The model, which boasts all the dynamic prowess of Ghost in an indulgent extended wheelbase experience, is one of two Rolls-Royce press fleet cars taking part in the festival this year.   Rolls-Royce Ghost at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Photo: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd

23 July 2012
Members of the China Entrepreneur Club
Photo: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd
Members of the China Entrepreneur Club were welcomed to the Home of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars today at the start of their first visit to Great Britain. The 30-strong delegation includes the elite of the Chinese business community, occupying prominent places in the national Chinese economy.

The leading manufacturer of super-luxury cars was the natural location to launch the 10-day showcase for British business approaching the London Olympic Games, which will include meetings with Tony Blair, Lord Rothschild, Richard Branson and a broad range of British companies and organisations.

The China Entrepreneur Club (CEC) was established in December 2006 and was launched by 31 of the most influential entrepreneurs, economists and diplomats in China. CEC members are the most vigorous representatives in the new Chinese economy and are pioneers in promoting Corporate Social Responsibility among Chinese enterprises. The CEC limits itself to 60 members from different industries and last year the members' combined revenues totaled around £200 billion.

"I am delighted to welcome our guests from the China Entrepreneur Club and honoured that they have chosen the Home of Rolls-Royce as their first port of call during their visit to Great Britain," said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive. "Rolls-Royce continues to grow sustainably and China is very important to this ongoing success story. Chinese customers understand the Rolls-Royce brand, they love heritage and they also have a deep understanding of the value of craftsmanship and skills that are passed down through many generations."

In 2011, China became the leading sales region for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars worldwide for the first time, narrowly beating the United States to the top spot. The best-selling dealership was also located in the region, with Beijing leading the league table.

13 August 2012

Photos: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd
Rolls-Royce celebrated the success of the Games at the Closing Ceremony last night when three Rolls-Royce motor cars sported newly-designed badges for the first time in the company's 108-year history. The new badges, designed by the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Design Team, replaced the traditional double R-R for the first time since the company started in 1904.

The three spectacular Phantom Series II Drophead Coupés, each appropriately finished in glorious English White, silently conveyed three coveted British artistes during the event, titled 'A Symphony of British Music'. The artistes were hidden from view as the cars crossed the auditorium with majestic grace, before being revealed as each convertible roof gracefully descended. The cars were driven by specially-trained Rolls-Royce employees.

The new grille badge features the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy with patriotic Union Flag replacing the traditional flowing gown of the Graceful Little Goddess. The steering wheel centre includes a traditional laurel wreath and torch, and the self-righting wheel centres feature the words 'London 2012' surrounded by the Olympic motto, 'Citius, Altius, Fortius' ('Faster, Higher, Stronger'). The badges are complemented by unique tread plates identifying each car as 'One of Three', creating perhaps the most collectable (and unobtainable) Rolls-Royce Bespoke items ever produced. "I am delighted that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars was invited to take part in celebrating the success of the Games and it is appropriate that we should recognise this occasion with a fitting tribute," said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive. "These unique cars were hand built at the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood by our dedicated and passionate workforce and the whole team can take great pride in their part in making history for our company."

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