RREC Central Southern Section

1 May 2014

The Honourable Charles Stewart Rolls   Sir Henry Royce
The Honourable Charles Stewart Rolls.   Sir Henry Royce.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will celebrate a seminal moment in British automotive history on Sunday 4 May. Charles Rolls and Henry Royce met for the first time on this date exactly 110 years ago and agreed to form the company that would become synonymous with the very best. Celebrations will take place at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex and at The Midland Hotel, Manchester.

"The company created by Charles Rolls and Henry Royce had a simple philosophy - the pursuit of excellence - and one that the whole team at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars strives for every day," said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. "I have no doubt that the company’s forefathers would be proud to see the exceptional cars made at the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, still bearing the linked RR letters."

The 110 Year celebrations will take place at two key locations on Sunday 4 May 2014:

Goodwood. Three very special contemporary Rolls-Royce motor cars - Wraith, Phantom Coupé and Ghost - will be displayed at the 'Supercar Sunday' Breakfast Club meeting at the Goodwood Motor Circuit, a short distance from the company's Head Office and Manufacturing Plant.

Manchester. A 2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom will join several early heritage Rolls-Royces on display outside the Midland Hotel. The event will be hosted by the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club.

Members of the public are welcomed and encouraged to join the celebrations.