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(1) ROLLS-ROYCE CELEBRATES ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY AT THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
25 to 27 June 2004

The internationally renowned Goodwood Festival of Speed is the biggest historic motor sport event in the world, and the focus of this year's Festival was a celebration of the Centenary of Rolls-Royce. It has been one hundred years since engineer Henry Royce and the Hon Charles Rolls first met, which led to the formation of the world famous company.


Centrepiece of the event   1935 Bluebird car
Schneider Trophy sea-plane
Bluebird K4 boat
The centrepiece of the event was a large sculpture designed by Gerry Judah, which was the most ambitious construction ever for the Festival. Encompassing world speed records on land, on water and in the air, the three most famous Rolls-Royce powered world record-breakers had been mounted on a specially-designed structure high above Goodwood House: Sir Malcolm Campbell's 1935 Bluebird car, Flt Lt LR 'Batchy' Atcherley's Supermarine S6/6A 'N248' Schneider Trophy sea-plane and an exacting replica of Sir Malcolm Campbell's and his son Donald Campbell's Bluebird K4 boat.
Rolls-Royce at the Festival 1 2 3 4 5 6 Click for more pictures Goodwood Festival of Speed Photos: Ian Burt