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THE 'FAMOUS FIVE' RETURN TO THE COMPLETED
ROLLS-ROYCE HEAD OFFICE AND MANUFACTURING PLANT
22 November 2003


Building Site   On a very wet 25 November 2001 five Central Southern Section members met with their Club cars on a building site in Westhampnett. These five cars were the first Rolls-Royce motor cars to grace this part of the Goodwood Estate that was to become the Head Office and Manufacturing Plant of the new Rolls-Royce motor car company.
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One year later on a very wet 23 November 2002 the 'Famous Five' returned to exactly the same place, this time to quite a different backdrop.
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Another year later on a very wet 22 November 2003 a similar 'Famous Five' returned to the now completed 'building site', this time in the courtyard surrounded by the production buildings and the office (the Pavilion) of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited. The visit was again arranged by Company representative and fellow Section member Fred Fruth, to whom we are most grateful.

Ted Meachem - Section Secretary


'Famous Five' in front of the main entrance
In the courtyard in front of the main entrance to the Pavilion. Maurice Pitchford kindly provided both of his Club cars, a 1986 Silver Spirit and a 1929 20/25, as the originals were not available. The other three 'originals' were Paul Capper's 1969 Phantom VI, Ted Meachem's 1933 20/25 and Ian Burt's 1974 Silver Shadow. Photos: Ian Burt

Click for panorama of Rolls-Royce head office and manufacturing plant
Click on this picture to see a panorama of the new Rolls-Royce head office and manufacturing plant.