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march/april 2004

Put your checkbooks away—Rolls-Royce 100EX is an experimental car!


Rolls-Royce 100EX 7260

Bentleys at Work 7261

The AACA Museum 7262

RRF Sponsors Display in Celebration

of 100 Years

An Adventure in Brazil 7264

Friends You Haven’t Met Yet

Making History 7265

The First One Hundred Years—

Part 2

Vanden Plas 7272

Coachwork on the Derby Bentley

A Touch of

Rolls-Royce History 7282

2003 Postwar Tour 7283

2004 RROC ABM 7289

January is Madness Month

in Arizona 7291

Auction Report

technical feature

20/25 Clutch and

Throwout Bearing 7293


Conduit 7257

Book Reviews 7296

Bazaar 7297

On the cover: The cover picture represents the family

reunion of two 4 1 ⁄4 Litre Bentleys with Vanden Plas

drophead bodies with sequential body numbers.

The red one is John de Campi’s B167LE with VdP

body number 3627 and the maroon and gray one is

Jon and Sandy Lee’s B4MR with VdP body number

3626. B4MR was the second overdrive Bentley

and was the subject of several British road tests,

one of which is reproduced in this issue. The background

for the photo is the main building of the

Owl’s Head Transportation Museum near

Rockland, Maine, well worth a visit if you find

yourself in mid-coast Maine. Read the whole story

on p. 7279. Photo by John de Campi

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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

RROC, Inc.,

191 Hempt Road

Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 USA

800-TRY-RROC / 717-697-4671

fax 717-697-7820, email:


Sabu Advani

6860 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85718

ph/fax 520-615-6484,


Dave Pass

P.O. Box 382, West Linn, OR 97068



Larry S. Glenn

8500 Reservoir Road, Fulton, MD 20759



John W. de Campi

P.O. Box 440

Newmarket, NH 03857



Tom Clarke (UK), Barrie Gillings (AUS),

Hugh Young (CND)




Rodney E. Bender

THE FLYING LADY (ISSN 0015-4830) is a bi-monthly

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17050, USA. Printed in USA. Periodical postage paid at

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POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Flying Lady,

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by the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club, Inc.

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The Club and the editors aim to publish accurate

information and recommendations, but neither assumes

responsibility in the event of claim of loss or damage

resulting from publication of editorial or advertising matter.

Statements of contributors are their own, and do

not necessarily reflect Club policy.

Annual membership dues are $60. New members pay

a $25 initial processing fee. Regional membership dues

vary, but joining is highly encouraged.

All editorial contributions go to the editors, addresses

above. Deadlines 2/1, 4/1, 6/1, 8/1, 10/1, 12/1.

Direct all other correspondence, including change

of address or complaints re delivery to the relevant Club

officials or to HQ. All ads, whether classified (the

Bazaar) or display, go to the Ad Manager at Club HQ.

From the

Executive Director

Interest in the Inter-regional Meet

in Gettysburg and our Annual

Meet in Monterey is very strong. I

would like to thank Rolls-Royce

Motors, as well as

Bentley Motors, for

their generous sponsorships

of these events.

Our relationship with

both manufacturers remains

strong, and

indeed has improved in

the last two years.

By now you should

have received registration

packages for both events. The

Inter-regional was published first,

in the Nov./Dec. FL, while the

Annual Meet booklet was mailed

along with the prior FL issue,

Jan./Feb. If you have not received

your copy, please call HQ (800-

879-7762) immediately. If you

plan on participating please register

sooner rather than later!

I look forward to seeing you at

both events. — Tim Younes


May 5–8 Centennial Celebration,

Gettysburg, PA (Lifton)

May 22–23 Bentley Conti

Reunion, CT (Ettinger)

June 5–6 Postwar Engine Tuning,

PA (Frawley, Farrell)

June 19–20 RREC Annual Rally,

Boughton House, UK

July 18–Aug. 12 SGA Ghost Train

Across America, MD to CA

July 18–Aug. 12 Postwar Car Train, MD to CA


July 24–Aug. 16 Vintage Tour, VA to CA (Pugh)

Worldwide Wave

May 4 falls on a Tuesday. Not an

ideal time for a party—but with one

phone call and the price of a Big

Mac, all Rolls-Royce aficionados can

celebrate The Meeting! All you do is

have lunch with any person or group

whose lives have been touched by

Rolls and Royce, whether as owners,

employees, suppliers, vendors, flyers

or just someone who

drove to their wedding in

a Rolls-Royce.

At precisely 12:45 PM

GMT, stand up, face

Manchester, raise your

glass and drink a toast to

the two great men who

started it all. The precise

coordinates of the

Midland Hotel, as verified

by the UK Ordinance Survey

Office are: longitude 2°, 14' 40"

West / latitude 53°, 28' 38" North.

Eyes all around the world, in

their local time zones, will be focused

on Manchester (see

2.htm). Won’t you join them? Sir

Henry will turn over in his grave if

you look the wrong way!

Anyone who wants to take a picture

of themselves doing “the wave”



is invited to submit a photo to the

FL editor for possible publication.

Centennial Celebration

May 5–8, Gettysburg, PA.

Celebrate the 100 th anniversary

of RRMC with a Grand Parade of

cars spanning the entire history,

as well as touring (Huntsdale

Fish Hatchery, Kings Gap

Environmental Center, Harley-

Davidson plant), technical and

historical sessions, vendors, and

social events. Info: Les Lifton,

717-691-0831, email .

Bentley Continental Reunion in US

May 22–23, Salisbury, CT. Conti

owner Arlan Ettinger (BC10C) is

inviting cars, owners, their families

(including children) and friends to

his country estate which is a twohour

drive from New York City.

While details are still being

worked on, the basic plan revolves

around touring beautiful Litchfield

County which is home to many

vintage cars, and possibly a run on

the Lime Rock race track.

Charming country inns, excellent

restaurants, picturesque New

England villages and other activities

beckon. Details: Arlan

Aug. 3–11 RR/Bentley West Coast Tour

(Hageman, McEwan)

Aug. 17–21 Annual Meet, Monterey, CA



Tour in MS/LA (Fabre, Coker)

July 24–30 Annual Meet, Greenwich, CT

Oct. 16–22 Tour in OH/KY (Fontana)


tba Spring Tour, NC and GA (Vatter)

July 17–21 Annual Meet,

Oakbrook Hills Resort, IL


2007, Aug. 7–11, Skamania Lodge, WA.

2008, now in Williamsburg, VA.

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Contact RROC HQ to register for RROC events (listed in roman).

Scheduling/information: VP Activities, Sam Rawlins, ph. 770-360-9404

Ettinger, ph. weekdays: 212-794-

2280, weeknights: 917-922-2029,

weekends: 860-824-1501, email


Postwar Engine Tuning

June 5–6, Parkesburg, PA, at The

Frawley Company. Dick Frawley

and Mick Farrell will conduct a

1 1 ⁄2-day seminar. Drive or trailer

your Mark VI, R Type, S. Dawn,

S. Wraith, or SC/S series car and

learn how to make its engine perform

its very best. We’ll cover

spark plug analysis, engine compression

and cylinder leakdown

testing. We’ll set ignition timing

and valves, adjust points and tackle

carburetor adjustments. In

short, examine what can go wrong

with your engine’s performance—

then show you how to fix it. All

levels of interest welcome! If you

can’t bring a car, come and learn

on someone else’s. Attendance is

limited to 12 participants and a

maximum of 6 cars. Details: D.

Frawley, ph. 610-857-1099.

Vintage Tour

July 24–Aug. 16. Limited to 35

cars; 13 are confirmed and 9

pending. Visit

for tour details and updates. Host:

Rhoger Pugh, PO Box 172, Kinsale,

VA 22488; .

2004 Annual Meet Tech Sessions

The Monterey meet program includes

39 technical sessions and

several historical lectures, beginning

Tues. morning. A special effort

has been made to bring lecturers

from England. These include Tony

James, the RREC liaison to RR

and B and to the many specialist

suppliers of parts for our vehicles;

preeminent RR historian Tom

Clarke will give 2 lectures; Eric

Healey (Healey Brothers), restorer

and supplier of replacement parts

for postwar models; Will Fiennes

(Fiennes Restorations) will give 3

lectures covering tribology (the science

of wear and lubrication),

steering problems and engine rebuilding;

Steve Lovatt (Ristes

Motor Co.) will lecture on rebuilding

pre- and postwar engines; and

Andrew Wood (P&A Wood) will

talk about the Silver Ghost.

Tech Seminars Planned The

Rolls-Royce Foundation and the

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RROC will sponsor a monthly

technical seminar series starting

September 2004. The seminars

will cover topics of interest to

Rolls-Royce and Bentley owners

and be held at HQ. A complete

list of seminars and dates will appear

in the next issue of TFL.


Factory Visits People interested

in taking one of the Tuesday,

Wednesday, or Thursday tours of

the Goodwood factory may contact

Paul Cartwright at . You

must mention Bob Austin’s name

(RR’s US PR man) and make your

plans well ahead of time.

100EX (Feb. 24, 2004) Not

since 45EX in 1958 has there been

an RR experimental car (not to be

confused with concept car) the

world knew about. RRMC unveiled

this stunning Phantombased

dhc at the Geneva show;

read more on p. 7260.

Phantom debuts in Belgium at

the 82nd Brussels International

Motor Show on 13 January 2004.

Europe has traditionally been a

strong market for Rolls-Royce; 20%

of the expected 1000 cars per year

will be sold in Europe. The regional

dealer is Rolls-Royce Motorcars

Brussels. Other European dealerships

are located in Holland,

Germany, Switzerland, Monaco,

Spain, Moscow and the UK.

Phantom debuts in New

Zealand on January 25 in Auckland

at the start of the Centenary

World Tour which is organized by

Rolls-Royce owners’ and enthusi-

asts’ clubs. Tony Gott, accompanied

by Graham Biggs, head of corporate

communications, and Colin

Kelly, regional sales director for

Asia Pacific, expressed his delight

at having been invited by the New

Zealand Rolls-Royce club to join

these celebrations.


Organizational Change

(Jan. 19, 2004) As of Feb. 1 Adrian

Hallmark, Member of the Board,

Sales & Marketing, assumed direct

responsibility for both Public

Relations and Sales & Marketing

activities, thereby integrating

Marketing and PR to maximize

their impact. Within PR three operational

roles will report to

Adrian: Product, Corporate and

Lifestyle PR worldwide. As a result

of these changes, Worldwide

Communications Director Sarah

Perris has decided to leave the


Bentley Arnage T-24 Mulliner

(Jan. 04) A limited run of special



(Jan. 13, 2004) Everyone at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars gathered for a group photo to

celebrate the completion of the 500 th Phantom built at Goodwood.


Arnage Ts will commemorate

Bentley’s historic sixth Le Mans

win in 2003. Just 24 cars will be

offered in the US, while “a handful”

will be built for the UK and

Europe. Extensive use of carbon

fiber (even on the inside: waist

rails, fascia, picnic tables) and the

replacement of much brightwork

with body-colored panels enhance

the T’s already uncompromising

sporting style, the idea being to

establish visual links to the

Speed 8 racecar.

Most notable are the vents in

the front wings, above which sits a

Union Flag badge with the number

24 in the same style as the “24”

used on the Le Mans-winners’ trophy.

The highly polished split rim

19" alloy wheels (optional on the

T) are standard. From the rear a

T-24 is identified by a quartet of

exhaust pipe finishers beneath the

redesigned rear bumper.

Arnage RL by Mulliner

(Jan. 4, 2004) Bentley’s new flagship

showcases the accomplishments

of their Personal

Commissioning department. The

bespoke interior consists of 13.1"

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DVD/TV monitors in each seat

back. The satellite navigation

screen in the front also receives

the TV/DVD images, but only

when the car is stationary (Alpine

tuner/CD/MP3, twin amplifiers,

JL speakers/twin subwoofers).

The computer system consists

of a 1GHz Pentium processor, a

20GB hard drive, USB ports,

infrared keyboard, and Internet

and email facilities. Dual-band installations

for Nokia mobile

telephones are included front and

rear. In addition there is document

storage in each seat back,

and walnut-veneer writing tables.

Features particular to this car

include a veneered cocktail cabinet

to the rear center cushion, a wine

cooler, a solid wood gear lever in

burr walnut, and Bentley marque

emblems to the seat facings.


Christie’s International Motor

Car Department announces two

new leadership appointments.

Rupert Banner, formerly

Specialist Head of Christie’s

London Motor Cars department,

has been promoted to Head of

Christie’s Int’l Motor Cars, still

based in London. He will assume

worldwide responsibility for securing

business and appraising

automobiles for annual sales in

the UK and the US as well as expanding

Christie’s international

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President’s Message

In January we had a very productive Annual

Business Meeting in Chandler, AZ. Although we

arrived in time for a cool, damp bit of weather, it

did nothing to lessen the dedication and enthusiasm

of all attendees. We have just had an

election and the new officers were installed during

this meeting. Each year the nominating

committee considers a new list of candidates

and presents a slate at the Annual Meet. If anyone

has a desire to run for an office and feels

qualified (read the by-laws for particulars),

please contact Matt Sysak (PA), Chairman of the

Nominating Committee or any of the members

of the Committee. They are Graham Davenport

(SC), Jim Klein (IL), Al Magerman (ONT), John

Matsen (NJ), Tony Mitchell (CA), and Bob

The Rolls-Royce Foundation

The goal of the RRF to erect a new headquarters and museum to

store our automobiles and archives has moved from concept to reality.

During the first week of December, ground was broken, the

foundation and footings were placed and structural steel erection

for the walls and roof is almost complete. If the weather holds and

all goes as planned, we hope to occupy the new building in May

with a Grand Opening scheduled to coincide

with the Centennial Celebration in

Gettysburg, May 5–8. The building is approximately

7500ft 2 and is divided into a

museum/library to display our car collection

and archives with an adjacent storage and

work area directly connected to the RROC

HQ. Thanks to the generosity of the RROC,

we shall have access to their rest rooms and

kitchen facilities, thus avoiding costly duplication.

We look forward to planning seminars

and educational programs with them.

The Friends of The Foundation have done

a superb job under the aegis of Les Lifton

with all of the cars in the permanent collec-

presence in the field. Under his

tenure, Christie’s UK Motor Cars

department was responsible for

the world auction record prices

for both the Jaguar and Maserati

marques, and most recently sold

the most expensive car in the UK

in 2003, a 1998 McLaren F1 that

achieved £731,250 ($1,255,556).

Wright (TX). They will welcome your interest.

It is my privilege to serve the membership as

President for the next year, and I believe that it is

a wonderful time in which to serve as this is the

100 th year for Rolls-Royce. There are several exciting

things going on in the club and I will just

mention a few I think you would thoroughly

enjoy if you will partake. The Centennial

Celebration in Gettysburg, PA on May 5–8 will

be the official celebration of the Rolls-Royce

Centenary. This great event is a collaborative effort

between the RROC and the Rolls-Royce

Foundation. Tours of the Mechanicsburg property

will enable you to see your newly renovated

and decorated HQ. The renovation has changed

the interior remarkably. Our personnel now have

heat and AC and are especially enjoying not having

winter winds coming through the walls! The

Restorer and historian Gordon

McCall, a consultant to Christie’s

since 1999, has been appointed specialist

of Christie’s Int’l Motor Cars

department on the US West Coast.

Based in Carmel and supported by

the firm’s Los Angeles office, his

primary responsibilities include securing

business for the annual sale

Addenda In regard to his photo of the modified Mulsanne Turbo

in FL04-1, p. 7196, Klaus-Josef Roßfeldt conveys the car builder’s

clarification that the roof being described as made of “perspex” may

mislead the reader into thinking it is made of plexiglass. Rather it is

of real glass, which was much more difficult—and costly.

entire office space is being professionally decorated

and I hope you will be pleased. The RRF

has high hopes their new property will be completed

by May as well, depending on the weather

during the next few weeks.

Our Annual Meet in Monterey, CA, August

17–21 may well be one of the largest meets we

have experienced. It will be the culmination for

those who are doing the “round-the-world” and

the cross-country tours here in the US. At last

count Rhoger Pugh still has room in his

Vintage Tour, which takes the Lewis and Clark

route. Also, the Monterey Meet will be celebrating

100 years of the Rolls-Royce motorcar.

In addition to the National activities it is

important that you enjoy your Regional activities!

Have a wonderful motoring year!

— Fred Ward,

tion now in running order and detailed as needed. It is planned to

rotate the cars in the museum periodically so that we can more fully

display our treasures. We are extremely grateful to all who have

given of their time and money to bring this project to fruition and

hope you will come to Gettysburg in May to join in the celebration

— Robert Brod, President

in Monterey, CA. (Jan. 23, 2004)

2003 Annual Meet Additional

names to add to the roster of volunteers

and awardees:

Honor Roll of Judges

Senior Judges

Damon Frederick, Bob Jefferson

Sr., Bob Jefferson Jr., Mermie

Karger, John Love, Ted Reich,

Doug Seibert

Team Captains

Morris Franklin (101 & 102

Ghost), Bartley Millett (103–5

Phantoms), Peter Neilson (106 &

107 Small HP), Bryan Jones (109

Derby Bentley), Fred Fabre (110

Mark VI/R Type), Robin Millett

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(111 S Series), Gil Frederick (112

S. Wraith/S. Dawn), Bob Fahning

(113 S. Cloud), George Colgett

(114 S. Shadow/T), John Rich

(115 & 151 S. Spirit/Spur &

Current Series)

Tent Team

Nancy Murray, Bonnie Smola


Robert D. Shaffner Trophy

Instituted in 2002 by the Rolls-

Royce Foundation and awarded

for “outstanding commitment to

the Rolls-Royce Foundation.”

2002 recipient: Robert Shaffner

2003 recipient: Philip C. Brooks

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To celebrate the 100 th anniversary

of Rolls-Royce, the company

unveiled 100EX on Feb. 24 at the

Geneva motor show. The name

plays off of “1EX,” RR’s first experimental

car in 1919. There is

no plan to produce 100EX as a

series model but some of its features

may find their way into future

production models.

Shaped (in clay, not just CAD!) at

Designworks, BMW Group’s studio

in Southern California and

built at BMW’s specialist design

and build facilities in Munich,

this Phantom-based four-seat,

two-door, composite-body drophead

shows a strong nautical

theme in terms of materials and

lines. “The overall impression is

intended to be of an elegant motor

yacht at speed,” said Marek

Djordjevic, Chief Stylist, Exterior


Shorter than the Phantom by

6.5"/165 mm and 3"/71 mm lower

(with a wheelbase that is 4"/100

mm shorter), the 100EX’s side

profile has a characteristic dynamic

rise in the waistline over

the rear wheels and lines that

sweep upwards towards the front

of the car. To emphasize the

bodylines a polished aluminum

waist rail surrounds the passenger


The rear of the car tapers into a

boat-tail style and features a

“countryman” trunk 1 , split to

give a separate lower tailgate

which, when down, provides a

completely flat surface, ideal for

picnics or as an elevated platform

with its inlaid fiber matting.

Bleached teak decking is

used on the exterior and interior

of the 100EX, notably on the tonneau

cover 2 , in the trunk and

in place of carpeting in the passenger

cabin 3 , and as an inlay

in the polished aluminum door

cappings. Figured mahogany is

used for the interior cabinetry,

complemented by a special

metallic finish which is used in a

swath across the dashboard and



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in the finer detailing.

At the front, a solid silver

Spirit of Ecstasy sits atop a more

progressively rakish version of

the Rolls-Royce grille 4 , 5 .

This blends into the hood and

windscreen surround with triangulated

A pillar, all of which have

been milled from solid blocks of

aluminum and hand polished to a

high sheen 6 .

Sculptured seats, finished in rich

Dark Curzon leather with additional

leatherwork in contrasting

aniline tan, are accessible via

coach doors. The rear seats allow

for good legroom but space is,

naturally, more confined than

that in the Phantom. The neat

and space-efficient folding roof

mechanism intrudes less into luggage

and passenger space than in

earlier Corniche/Azure layouts.

The tailored soft top is made

from a new advanced material,

featuring fine woven metallic

threads to provide maximum

weather protection. Inside, the

hood is lined with the familiar

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cashmere/wool blend fabric seen

in the Phantom.

This car is finished in unique

Dark Curzon and has 21" wheels

finished in Meteor Silver (255/50

front, 285/45 rear). Suspension

and steering geometry are shared

with the Phantom: double wishbone

front and multi-link rear

axles, with air springs, and rack

and pinion steering. The 9L V16,

64-valve engine is naturally aspirated.

Transmission is a six-speed


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inspired by the “action photos” of Bentleys

in Dalton Watson’s reissue of the book On

the Road we dug up these photos.

835 1924 3/41 ⁄2 Litre Owner: Ewen Getley

(Reg. DD5849) Originally a 3L this car was uprated to

a 41 ⁄2-liter engine ca. 1937.

Professional RR/B historian Will Morrison

(UK) participated in the Derby Bentley 70 th

Anniversary event (story in FL04-1, p. 7224)

and writes: “On Saturday we had a run

through the Derbyshire countryside and this

water ford was en route. Neill [Fraser, the

organizer] had commissioned a fine Czech

photographer to take photographs throughout

and he was hidden behind a bush—that

is where this photo comes from. At the moment

he took it my car was slipping to the

right on the stones below and you can see

that I have a bit of left lock on. The riverbed

became deeper and that’s what makes the

shot so good.”

In the passenger seat is Pascal Munoz

from Paris, who owns a Vanvooren-bodied

Derby (B102HK) and one of the two Vanvooren-bodied

Mk VIs, B53 BG (the other

one being B332LEY, in the custody of Gene

Sorbo, Florida).

Bentleys at Work

Malcolm Bobbitt (UK) visited the Lakeland Trials in Whinlatter Forest

in the Lake District of the UK (north, not far from Scotland), in November

2002 and reported: “Seeing the cars tackle the mountain tracks

(not tarred) and forest sections with steep hill climbs and mud baths

made for a super day.” This Vintage Sports Car Club event for pre-1939

vehicles drew 120 entrants and is run over some of the most demanding

terrain in the Lake District. Participating marques include Vauxhalls,

Rileys, Singers, and, of course, Bentleys.

1089 1925 3 Litre Owner: Ben Collings

(Reg. XY29) According to Michael Hay‚ 1089 was originally fitted with Gurney Nutting coachwork.

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B170HK (1936 Park Ward 4d4l sports saloon, reg. DNU105). Captain Will “at the helm,” literally. This car is

shown on the back cover of the new OTR dust jacket in a photo sent to the original OTR by first owner Thomas

Leonard Ward. Will now owns both the car and the original of that very photo!

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Photo Tomas Knapek

Not only old Bentleys get flogged about, new ones do too. This inspiring

story was submitted to London & Derby, the newsletter

of the RROCA’s New South Wales branch by one of their new members.

Such refreshing, infectious enthusiasm and utter lack of hesitation

to use the Bentley as a daily driver begs to be shared—to save us

from becoming stuffed shirts. Laurie Newman of Sidney writes, “I

was always going to own a Bentley. It was a dream from my childhood

and only time, money and family circumstances dictated when

the inevitable purchase would take place. Fortunately for me, the

planets aligned in May of 2003 and I purchased a Bentley Eight.”

After an acclimatization period of a few months the car has accumulated

in short order significant and apparently trouble-free

miles. Here it is shown on an 8-day, 1300-mile trip during which it

became a common sight at remote surf beaches, proudly lined up

next to vans, SUVs and the inevitable 4WDs. Laurie writes, “Entry

to the resort at Byron Bay necessitated an 800-meter drive through

The AACA Museum

RRF Sponsors Display in Celebration of 100 Years

By Les Lifton (PA)

the Rolls-Royce Foundation

is sponsoring a special

display at the new

AACA Museum in Hershey,

PA through April 15, 2004.

To celebrate the 100 th anniversary

of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, 14

Rolls-Royce and Benley cars and chassis will

be on exhibit. The museum, ten years in the

planning, opened in June 2003 and features

over 100 antique automobiles set in a delightful

background of murals and dioramas.

Called “a world class auto museum” by museum

experts, it offers an ideal venue located

in the center of the antique automobile world.

On the first floor of the museum a series of

timelines by decades is featured, complemented

by cars from those years. Adjacent to

this, a large exhibition hall houses the Rolls-

Royce display. In addition to the AACA display,

the bottom floor features a bus museum

and additional antique cars

The Rolls-Royce Foundation has included

four cars from its own collection in the display

The RRF’s 1936 Hooper 3 1 ⁄2L (B140FB).

Something you don’t see every day . . . a surfboard atop a Bentley!

SCBZE02A7KCH27495, a 1989 Bentley Eight originally delivered to Sir Leslie

Theiss is now on its third owner.

a severely potholed stretch of dirt road . . . and on one of its numerous

crossings the Bentley received a cheer and thumbs-up from a

group of surfers as we hit a particularly deep pothole and sent out a

large muddy spray in their direction.” Happy motoring, indeed!

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Build it and they will come. From near

and far, RROC members brave the elements

to bring their cars to the new

AACA museum. (l–r) 1923 Silver

Ghost Barker tourer (23EM), 20/25

Park Ward close coupled coupe

(GNS29) whose red wheels are the only

spot of color in an otherwise bleak

landscape, and 1928 Springfield Silver

Ghost Fleetwood tourer (S307PL).

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The prewar row—from P III to Silver Ghost. The modern and postwar row—Corniche to Silver Wraith.

and invited local RROC members to loan

their cars. Cars include Matt Sysak’s 1923 Silver

Ghost Barker tourer (23EM), Darby

Hand’s 1925 Springfield Silver Ghost Pall

Mall tourer (S305RK), Karl Zoller’s 1928

Springfield Silver Ghost Fleetwood tourer

(S307PL), V.C. Cullen’s 1920 Phantom I

Newmarket (S309KP), Jon Grigg’s 20/25 Park

Ward close coupled coupe (GNS29), and

Robert Shaffner’s Inskip Phantom III

(3CP36). Representing postwar and modern

cars are the RRF’s 1947 Freestone and Webb

Silver Wraith (WYA16) and 1967 Silver

Shadow. Privately owned cars include Robert

Leonard’s Silver Dawn, Jim Facinelli’s Silver

Cloud I, and Les Lifton’s 1979 Corniche

drophead. Bentleys are well represented by

the Rolls-Royce Foundation’s 1936 Hooper

3 1 ⁄2L (B140FB) and 1962 S2 Mulliner Park

Ward Continental drophead (BC5LCZ). A

Phantom I Foundation teaching chassis is included

to demonstrate the underpinnings of

the car, along with a Silver Cloud engine.

The museum (ph. 717-566-7415) is open

Wednesday–Sunday, 9–5. It is located on

Route 39, one mile north of Hershey Park

Drive. It is easily reached via Route 81 or the

Pennsylvania Turnpike. The admissions

charge is $7.00 per adult ($1.00 discount for

AACA or AAA members).

In addition to showing cars at the AACA museum

the club is commemorating the 100 th

anniversary of RRMC by holding a Centennial

Celebration in Gettysburg, PA on May

5–8, 2004.

Final adjustments, a last nip and tuck and all is ready for the crowds. “Let’s see, can I do this with eyes closed?”

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1 2 3 4

1 (back row, l–r) Dennis Dilger, Veasey Cullen, Karl Sysak. (front row) Darby Hand, Andrew Juliana, Dan display area takes shape. 3 The RRF’s Phantom II

Zoller, Jon Griggs, Walt Sherman, Bob Leonard, Matt Eckenroth, Les Lifton. 2 Bit by bit the RROC chassis. 4 Darby Hand buttoning up his 1925 SG.

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my wife Linda and I were looking

forward to our upcoming travel to

Rio de Janeiro and an excursion to

the Amazon with our three daughters, aged

10, 14 and 17. If you have flown to that part of

the world you will be familiar with the difficulty

finding convenient flights from major

US airports to Brazil. Our travels had us

spending about ten hours in Sao Paulo to wait

for a connecting flight to Manaus, the major

city in the Amazon region.

Although our travel arrangements were

made six months prior to our departure, it

only occurred to us the day before leaving

home to look into arrangements for how to

spend the day in Sao Paulo. Like many RROC

members, I belong to a variety of international

organizations, car-related and otherwise.

So on Christmas Day I went into my

study and pulled from the shelf my RROC

Directory & Register to see if there were any

members in Brazil or even Sao Paulo.

The D&R listed a few members in Sao

Paulo, some with email addresses. I drafted a

brief email to someone in Sao Paulo who

owns a Silver Wraith limousine, Roberto

Suga. I chose him because I am the caretaker

of many motorcars of similar nature, Silver

Clouds, a Phantom III and two Phantoms V.

My email stated simply that our family

was flying the next day to Sao Paulo, had an

extended layover, and did he know of a place

for us to spend time shopping near the airport?

Being Christmas Day I actively attended

to family matters and ignored my

email until the following morning, literally

minutes prior to our departure to the airport.

The reply was shocking, to say the least.

Mr. Suga insisted that we call his cell phone

with our flight number and arrival time and

that he would meet us at the airport, spend

time with us and take us shopping. I hurriedly

wrote down his cell number and jumped into

the limousine with my family waiting. En

route to the airport, I called Mr. Suga to discuss

this in more detail. Speaking English very

well, he assured us that it would be his pleasure

to spend the day with us. I provided him

the details of our flight and said good-bye.

Being tired after the 12-hour flight and a

significant delay at passport control, we made

our way through the arrival doors looking for

someone with a sign reading “Harry Clark.”

There he was—a distinguished gentleman in

his early forties, wearing a blue blazer, pressed

khaki pants, and a warm smile. After the initial

greeting and introductions he helped us

recheck our baggage for the connecting flight

and whisked us off to his Honda Accord.

Roberto was no stranger to dealing with people

from different cultures; he is well educated

and has spent his distinguished career as

a diplomat and an import marketing agent for

Friends You Haven’t Met Yet—

An Adventure in Brazil

Or: Pack your RROC Directory

By Harry Clark (CA)

Editor’s Note: Often it is said that it is the people that make this club what it is. A look into your

Directory & Register tells you that the RROC has members in all corners of the globe. For many

of our overseas members, especially in the far-flung regions, there is no such thing as “the daily

life of the RROC.” There are no meets to attend, fellow enthusiasts to socialize with, or RR/B

tires to kick. Read on . . .

a variety of products and services over the

years. He graciously drove us all over Sao

Paulo, giving us an extensive political, economic

and cultural history of the region. We

were amazed to learn that Sao Paulo is one of

the most populated cities in the world with approximately

11,000,000 people, vying for status

of third largest city. This education proved

quite valuable as a primer for the remainder of

our Brazilian experience.

Two highlights of our stopover were a fabulous

traditional Brazilian Barbeque luncheon

in one of Sao Paulo’s finest restaurants and a

couple of hours in a spectacular shopping

mall. Brazilian BBQs are an amazing experience.

They are a 2–3-hour food extravaganza,

this one in a historic brick-walled building

lined with celebrity photos from the twenties

through the forties. Starting with an incredible

display of market-fresh produce and salad bar,

the luncheon graduated to a never-ending selection

of meats that were walked through the

restaurant by an army of gracious servers.

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(l–r) Roberto Suga of Brazil and Harry Clark of

California, furthering international relations and

making this club a better place.

Who knew there were so many cuts of beef?

The meal was enhanced with the regional lime

cocktail (caipirinha), wine and desserts.

Being from California we are no strangers

to fine shopping malls. In order for my three

daughters to find summer attire in the middle

of December, we deferred the search for

bathing suits until arriving at Sao Paulo.

Roberto walked us through a beautiful shopping

center festively decorated in Christmas

grandeur. The three-story mall was home to

well over a hundred shops with marble, granite

and glass throughout. Most surprising was

the array of people at the mall. If you tuned

out the different language you would think

yourself in Los Angeles or New York. The mix

of cultures and races proved that Brazil is a

true melting pot. Our greatest surprise during

our visit was how unfamiliar the Portuguese

language is from anything we have experienced.

In California we have occasion to communicate

in Spanish and our daughters have

continuously studied French in school. None

of that prepared us to manage even the simplest

requests in Portuguese.

While my wife and the girls browsed

through the mall Roberto shared with me numerous

magazines from the main vintage car

clubs in Brazil. He is very involved in several

of them. The magazines had photos of cars

well known to Roberto and, very surprising to

me, included Duesenbergs, Hispano-Suizas,

Silver Ghosts and, of course, his beautiful Silver

Wraith. In addition, Roberto showed photos

of his family and friends as well as his

collection of American luxury vintage cars.

As the day drew to an end we exchanged gifts

and said our good-byes knowing that we had

made a new friend. His graciousness and hospitality

will forever inform the manner in

which we will host visitors or guests. Most of

all, we confirmed again that car collecting is

far more than a hobby; it is a network of wonderful

people and friends to be made. Thank

you, Roberto!

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New Works and A New Direction

The Manchester Ship Canal linking the city

with the port of Liverpool had been opened

in 1894 with Royce equipment and engineering

work playing a small part in its construction.

1895 saw Sir Humphrey de Trafford’s

adjacent parkland being transformed into the

Trafford Park industrial estate, Europe’s first

and largest such project, less than two miles

southwest of Cooke Street.

By the time of the F.H. Royce & Co. flotation

in March 1899 (renamed Royce Ltd. in

October) Royce and Claremont were well

known to Henry Edmunds. The flotation was

undertaken with expansion in mind and both

Glover and Royce planned to build new factories

in the Park. Whatever the association,

Edmunds thought so highly of Claremont

A Royce Ltd. share certificate of 1901 for shares bought by Claremont (he was a big

buyer), signed by Claremont and Royce as well as the company secretary John De Looze.

Part of a Royce 125-ton capacity 4-motor gantry crane, one of the largest in the

range, photographed in Royce’s works. Its size can be judged against the Royce

workman on the right. This was one of two cranes supplied to the Kawasaki

Dockyard in Japan ca. 1900. A 10-ton crane had gone to Yokohama in 1897.

Royce’s goliath cranes had a span up to 125 feet.

Making History

that in August 1899 he brought him onto the

board of W.T. Glover & Co. By now Claremont

was drifting away from his austere wife

and in 1899 formed a romantic attachment

with Clara J. McKnight who worked as a typist

at Royce Ltd.’s solicitors

Hockin, Raby

& Beckton. She was

to remain with him at

his later houses until

his death.

Part II

By Tom Clarke (UK) © 2003

Part I, in FL04-1, established the protagonists’ backgrounds and relations to each other.

We left Royce on the verge of developing an interest in motorcars, and the scene is

set for crucial developments.

Courtesy of Claremont Smith solicitors

Courtesy of the late A. Brian Crookall

In 1901 Glover obtained

a site in Trafford

Park for new

works. On June 8,

1901 Royce Ltd.

bought land opposite

Glover and on July

4 th work commenced

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Owners Owners Club Club

Royce Ltd. letterhead from 1904.

on Royce’s large new crane factory, erected by

the builder William Southern. The two firms

were thus opposite each other on the main

road close to the canal’s wharves. This neatly

mirrored the way Royce and Claremont had

shared their lives and domiciles. Royce Ltd.’s

crane work was transferred to the new site

whilst electrical work continued at Cooke

Street until small electrical production ceased

around 1904. Claremont was able to keep an

eagle eye on the works in Cooke Street and

the two in Trafford Park from his city home,

which was equidistant at the entrance to Trafford

Park. Whilst Claremont was becoming

adept at financial management for two large

concerns, Royce had the demanding job of

controlling design and production at the two

sites of his company. New techniques for

hardening the metals used were sourced from

Brayshaw Furnaces & Tools Ltd., Hulme.

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Also in 1901 both partners began

their ownership of motorcars at

the suggestion of Royce’s doctor

in Knutsford, Dr. Theodore Fennell,

who thought it would be

good for Royce’s health. De Dion

quadricycles were purchased by

all three men. The Acme and

Convertible models had a front

seat for one passenger. Royce’s

might have been secondhand because

a designer who worked under

Royce later recalled that he

referred to Jubilee in connection

with this vehicle or that of his

friends, perhaps a name resulting

from Queen Victoria’s 1897 Diamond

Jubilee. It is not known if

they commuted in these “cars,”

or used trains.

The spark for the decision to buy

might have been the April/May

1900 1,000 Mile Trial, intended

to promote the motorcar to a

sceptical British people. This

highly significant event was organized

for the Automobile Club

by Claude Johnson, its secretary

until 1903 when he joined Rolls’s

new business after leaving Paris

Singer’s City & Suburban Electric

Carriage Co. It could even

have led to an earlier meeting

between Rolls and Royce than

previously thought, for Rolls and

Henry Edmunds were amongst

the many well-known Trial participants. The

Manchester Automobile Club had been

formed just prior to the Trial as a branch of

the Automobile Club in London and Edmunds

joined the newcomer. (Royce joined

in 1903.) The cars arrived in Manchester on

Friday, April 27 th Claude Johnson

vers. On Monday the 30

, and were exhibited in the

Palm House at the Botanical Gardens all the

next day only. Sunday was free for the dri-

th they continued

north. The gardens were immediately opposite

the entrance to Trafford Park and just a

mile from Cooke Street. The gardens had

also seen three cycle and motor exhibitions

up to 1899. Almost certainly Royce and perhaps

Claremont would have popped in to

have a look and to meet their colleague Edmunds

at least.

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Owners Owners Club Club

A De Dion quadricycle of 1898. Although such machines were routinely called

De Dion not all were made by them. Many were other makes which were fitted

with De Dion engines.

Author’s collection

It is not clear where the De Dion

was acquired. Manchester’s first

motor agency, established around

1896 as the Manchester Motor

Corp. of 1 Victoria Bridge Street,

Salford, seems at first a likely

source. They were agents for Benz

and Panhard according to their

sign but M.M.C., Allard (later

Rex), Hurtu, Decauville, and Pennington

were also known. But

their records do not list any sales

to Royce. A more local possibility

was at the bottom of Blake Street,

Hulme, where F.D. Nawell ran his

business selling Premier cycles,

motor tricycles and petrol. Another

agent Royce could have

used was John Newton of Princess

Street, Knutsford and Deansgate,

Manchester from 1901. Newton

was the first person to sell cars in

Knutsford, including De Dion.

During 1901 or 1902 his

Knutsford premises became

Grice’s cycle and motor shop. A

Grice descendant recalled recently

that Royce had the key to

Grice’s garage so that he could

work on his car there. Royce never

had a garage at his home Brae

Cottage so Grice’s generosity must

have been helpful.

The De Dions did not produce

the required health benefit and in

late 1902 Royce was overwhelmed

by his intense work and poor nutrition into a

state of nervous exhaustion. Dr. Fennell now

recommended a long rest and Royce and his

wife Minnie therefore sailed to South Africa to

see her relatives, returning after ten weeks, refreshed

for a while at least. Royce had been

buying motor engineering books since at least

September 1902, some of which he probably

studied during the voyage. It can be con-

The Manchester Motor Corp. in Victoria Bridge Street, Salford (on the other side

of the River Irwell which separates it from Manchester). The photograph dates

from either 1899 or 1900 and shows several Benz cars. In the center is a

Decauville voiturette. The company sold this make and De Dion. It is possible

Royce used this early firm for one of his cars.

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Courtesy of Roy Brooks, J.P.

1901 French-built 10 hp 2-cylinder Decauville.

cluded that by the time Royce returned from

South Africa he was converted to the usefulness

of the motorcar and took a further step by

purchasing a Decauville 10 hp.

1902 was also a time of difficulty for Royce

Ltd. The company was now capitalized for the

huge sum of £170,000 and cranes had been

supplied at home and abroad in great numbers.

Royce’s sizeable business was now being

threatened by cheaper foreign competition

and the post-Boer War recession. Royce would

not compromise his quality and instead had

begun to think of diversification. It is unclear

whether the partners’ diverging paths were arrived

at amicably. Claremont’s considerable

voting strength on the Royce Ltd. board was

perhaps reduced by Royce’s even greater holdings.

But it is inconceivable that Claremont

could have retained his position at Rolls-Royce

until 1921 and kept up good family relations in

Manchester without full acceptance by Royce.

Buying the First Car

Royce’s choice of the Decauville might have

been influenced by two popular books: first,

Robert Moffat Ford’s highly detailed The Motor

Car Manual was published in 1899 and by

1901 was in its third edition of 255 pages.

Ford’s Motor Car Co. of 168 Shaftesbury Avenue,

London held the agency for Decauville

and the wonderfully named Eureka car; second,

the Badminton series Motors and Motordriving

compiled by Alfred Harmsworth

(later ennobled as Lord Northcliffe and a major

force behind the scenes at Rolls-Royce;

see also FL p. 6284) was published in April

1902 and was an immediate success. Rolls

himself contributed a chapter. In his own

chapter for the book Harmsworth singled out

three small cars in particular, the De Dion,

Darracq, and Decauville. It was a Decauville

10 hp grey tonneau that Royce chose, probably

in late 1902 or early 1903. It is not clear if

it was bought before or immediately after the

holiday in South Africa. Royce described it as

the “time saver.” The 10 hp model was

launched in France in late 1901 and intro-

duced to England in March 1902. Incidentally,

noisy though the Decauville might have

been, Royce kept his until at least 1906, two

years after his own make appeared. In these

early years, 1902–05, of Royce’s motoring he

recorded that he drove 11,000 miles.

There has been speculation that Royce’s Decauville

was originally owned by William J.

Crampton of London, and “Huntington

House,” Sawston near Cambridge, the electrical

pioneer and friend of Edmunds. However,

he was still in possession of his 10 hp in January

1903 when it was used in the Non-Skid

Trials (to test tires and chains for the then slippery

roads). By July 1904 his car, now with different

wings and thus probably modernized,

was registered A-1230 and he was again listed

with a 10 hp in 1905. A recent disclosure from

Crampton family papers shows that Royce’s

Decauville was one of the first four imported

in 1902, the others being for the agent Moffat,

a Mr. Kincaid, and Crampton himself.

Royce’s decision to make an improved car

soon followed and by May 1903 he had agreement

to proceed, so it is said, from Claremont

and the third director at the crane works,

Richard D. Hulley. He was on the verge of

creating one of the most famous names in engineering

history. Claremont had seen how

Royce had moved into cranes in 1894 and

now, contrary to the 1899 flotation prospectus,

was intent on making motorcars. This was

the time to distance himself and Claremont

seized it. In April 1903 he became managing

director of Glover’s when Edmunds became

its Chairman. Claremont did remain Chairman

of Royce Ltd. in a part-time capacity.

Glover’s were about to be ruled as a “benevolent

dictatorship” by “a strict disciplinarian

who used spectacular methods,” so one wonders

if Royce Ltd. workers had been Claremont’s

guinea pigs earlier!

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Owners Owners Club Club

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Early Car Manufacture in Manchester

Legislation in 1865 had severely restricted the

use, and thus the development, of motorized

The 1900 Thornton tandem made only yards from Royce’s works. This seems to

have been inspired by the French-made Leon Bollée (Rolls had one) which was

also made under license in Coventry as the Motette. Thornton used Royce Ltd.

for electric motors so it is likely Royce was aware of this newcomer.

vehicles in Britain. Speed was limited to 4 mph

in the country and 2 mph in towns. In addition,

three people had to be with a vehicle, one of

whom walked out in front with a red flag. In

1878 a small concession permitted the attendant

out front to walk without the flag! It was

not until November 14, 1896 that what became

known as the “Emancipation Act” came

into force (now the date of the annual London

to Brighton Run). The attendant was dispensed

with and 12 mph was permitted.

Britain had already seen a huge rise in the

manufacture and use of bicycles and it was several

of their manufacturers who took advantage

of the new Act to design motorcars. There

were some advanced designs, such as the Lanchester,

but generally British makers were well

behind the French and Germans whom they

could only copy or buy engines from. Many

early makes were rebadged creations from

proprietary French components. No wonder

the French dominated the British market for

so long. Racing, too, was prohibited in Britain

which further held back development.

How familiar was Royce with the motorcar at

the time of the 1900 Trial for example or

when he began to make his own? Manchester

was then hardly full of motorcars, foreign or

locally made. However, many ventures were

springing up although none that would later

threaten Coventry’s position as the center of

the motor industry. Through his business contacts,

and magazines, Royce would have become

aware of fascinating developments

virtually on his doorstep. Many of these new

makers required bicycle-type chains and a

world famous maker of these was a local,

Hans Renold. Royce had assisted Renold on

manufacturing problems with his new roller

chains requiring accurate layout and presswork.

Cycle & Motor World (July 24, 1897, p.

569) noted that “Hans Renold invented a

silent gear chain for motor cars.”

The first car made in the city was claimed

to be the Holland, just one made in nearby

Longsight ca. 1895 by Frank Holland, an

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electrical engineer, and his

brother William, both of the

Rowsley Arms Hotel, Beswick. It

was designed for them by the

patent engineers R. James

Urquhart & Bolle at 57 Deansgate

(i.e. Barton Arcade) in central

Manchester where several

cycle and motor agents were

soon to be found. With a tubular

steel frame and walnut body by

Cockshoot it was said to have

two cylinders of 6" and a tin carburetor.

Also active in 1895–96

was F. Clarke of New Moston.

He made a two-cylinder engine

bolted onto a bicycle wheel.

Measuring 2 3 ⁄4" x 6" and geared

1:1 it propelled the bicycle in a

series of jerks when tested in August

1896. The device was displayed

in 1912 when the

short-lived Museum of Historic

Vehicles was formed in London.

And there was also the Marshall

which started life as a Benzbased

French Hurtu, and later

became the Belsize, made at

Belsize Works, Clayton from

early 1899. Marshall & Co. had

bought the Belsize Cycle Company’s

works in 1897. Two Marshalls

completed the 1900 Trial.

In 1906 the company was floated

and expanded rapidly.

In 1897 John Edward Thorn-

ton (1865–1940), who was well-known for his

Thornton-Pickard camera company in Altrincham,

established the Thornton Motor Co.

Ltd. at Worsley Mills off Egerton Street in

Hulme. This was very close to Royce’s own

works and here Thornton made at least two

Thornton three-wheel forecars by 1900, using

an engine of his own design. Another threewheel

forecar was the Century Tandem aircooled

23 ⁄4 hp in 1899 made by the talented

Ralph Jackson and Arthur Firth of the Century

Engineering & Motor Co. at Oakfield

Road, Altrincham (coincidentally the street

where Thornton lived). This later became the

well-known three-wheel Eagle Runabout

from 1903.

George Hindle was a well-known owner of a

single-cylinder Imperial, made by W. Turner’s

cycle shop at 291 Stretford Road (again very

close to Royce). By 1900, now known as the

Imperial Autocar Manufacturing Co. Ltd. of

Erskine Street, Hulme and later at Rusholme

until 1905, a 7 hp tonneau was in preparation

for the February 1901 show. Also near Royce

was the Trafford Motor Co. at Christ Church

Square, Hulme. From at least 1901 they made

bodies and wheels for cars. Other companies

The Hon. Charles S. Rolls photographed in 1903 and thus as Royce would have

met him.

list Harry Lawson and the Coventry

Motor Co., formed Accles-

Turrell Autocars Ltd. in January

1900 at Brown Street, Manchester.

Pollock & Macnab Ltd. in

nearby Ashton-under-Lyne were

the actual makers until Thomas

Pollock branched into other engineering

with J.G. Accles. By 1902

the Turrell was being made in

Manchester by the Autocar Construction

Co. Ltd. of Openshaw

and called the Hermes. It was

now a 15 hp 2-cylinder with four

speeds. The company also sold

the Saracen 5 hp steam engine.

The Empress car was being made

in Manchester by Frank Smith

from at least 1901 and was sold by

the wonderfully-named Mr. F.


Two local industrialists, Frank

J. and Harry Gresham of Gresham

& Craven crane makers,

had an experimental chassis built

in 1901 called the Heatley-Gresham,

designed by H. Heatley of

London. It was fitted with Cockshoot’s

first motor body (number

6356), a rear entrance tonneau.

(However, a claim is also made

that Cockshoot’s first body was on

the 1895 Holland car.) Apart from

Rolls-Royce the best known motorcar

maker associated with

Manchester was Crossley of

announced their plans but subsequent devel- Openshaw, stationary engine makers. Alopments

are sketchy. For example, in Februthough their motorcars did not appear until

ary 1899 it was announced that Baxendale & the February 1904 show it is clear they were

Co. of Miller Street in the city were to make building their first cars from late 1903, in the

motor tricycles. And The Autocar for May 27,

1899 revealed that

Sir W.H. Bailey &

Sons of Bridgewater

Canal Works in Salford

were to make


A slightly less

early car was the Turrell

from late 1900.

This was a 7 hp 2cylinderhorizontallyopposed,

based on

the Accles-Turrell of

Perry Bar, Birmingham,

and with what

same period that Royce was experimenting.

J.O.H. Norris of

Cockshoot recalled

as a comic gearbox.

Charles McRobie The 1897 Marshall 3

Turrell, the engineer

and insurance consultant

formerly with

the motor monopo-

1 ⁄2 hp made in Manchester and based on the French

Hurtu. The belt drive would not have appealed to Royce. His partner Claremont

soon took the sister of the car’s designer as his mistress and thus the partners

might have known quite a bit about the progress of the Marshall. The car

shown was owned by Sam Okell of Bowdon southwest of Manchester.

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Bassano photograph, Black & White Magazine 1903

Courtesy of Mrs. C. Okell-Jones

The Crossley was designed by J.S. Critchley

and utilized a French chassis fitted with a

Crossley two-cylinder engine.

The first actual car in the city regardless

of origin was claimed to be a French-made

Cambier for J.H. Pemberton, ca. 1897. At the

same time an 1896 Lutzmann owned in Lancashire

was known in the city with Charles C.

Goodwin. Also active in the city was the dubious

U.S. inventor Edward J. Pennington

with his designs for a raft (platform base) car.

Not far away in Oldham, Fred Rothwell of

the cycle maker Eclipse Machine Co. began

making cars. During 1905 A.J. Adams became

their designer, having left Royce Ltd.

where he had been draughtsman for the first

Royce cars. Also in Oldham the first Bradbury

car was noted in 1898.

Henry Edmunds during the April/May 1900

Thousand Miles Trial.

The first Royce chassis photographed at the Cooke Street works, one of several

photographs shown to Rolls during March 1904.

Such was the industrial side of the Manchester

motor scene as Royce might have known

it. But he disregarded all the local makes. He

rejected, if he even considered, the local

Marshall although his partner Claremont

had a tangential link—his mistress from

1899, the Clara McKnight already referred

to, was sister of George Walter McKnight

the chief designer at Marshall! (Marshall

were later to employ another ex-Royce designer,

one George Tilghman Richards.)

Royce probably rejected another new Manchester

make when he chose the Decauville.

This was the Horbick produced in nearby

Pendleton from 1902 by Horsfall & Bickham,

textile machinery makers. Their first

car was a single-cylinder Benz-type with belt

drive, a dated system. Two- and three-cylinder

types followed in that year. By 1907 they

were producing a six-cylinder.

Patterning some of his design on the Decauville,

Royce and his small team moved towards

their goal. Ernie Wooler (1888–1969,

resident in America from the 1920s) was

taken on in May 1903 as Royce’s first specifically

motor apprentice. His father Herbert

was already working as a Royce Ltd. salesman.

In September 1903 a two-cylinder engine

was run for the first time. By early 1904

the first 10 hp Royce car was ready for coachwork,

the common rear-entrance tonneau

type. This was made not by Cockshoot, the

best known local name, but by the modest

Hulme concern of John Roberts which would

have been cheaper and easier to monitor.

In February “Royce petrol motor-cars”

appeared in the list of products on company

stationery. April 1 st is recorded as the first

public run of the complete Royce car, chassis

15196 (itself an order number in a Royce

ledger), although it must have been tested

without a body earlier. The day was a Friday,

coincidentally All Fool’s Day and Easter

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Good Friday. For years afterwards March

31 st was quoted instead! Royce was now

ready to sell his cars, initially direct. It cannot

have been as quiet-running as tradition

would have us believe because F.D. Nawell,

who rented his stable in Blake Street to

Royce, recalled that “everybody knew when

it was coming”!

Rolls Comes to Town

On Friday, April 27, 1900, the Hon. Charles

S. Rolls was leading the 1,000 Mile Trial in

his speedy 12 hp Panhard during the Birmingham

to Manchester leg. From Buxton in

the Derbyshire Peak District he reached

the Cat and Fiddle pass (later a favorite

spot for testing Rolls-Royce cars). Whilst

descending the twisting road, treacherous

even today, Rolls managed to jettison his

personal driver/mechanician Alfred J. Poole

and some luggage. Rolls was not best

pleased at having to stop for him. Poole,

who later lived in America, was to harbor a

grudge over this incident for many years.

Together again, they reached Macclesfield

at the bottom and sped on towards Manchester

and their destination, the Royal

Botanical Gardens in Old Trafford. So

much for Rolls’s first arrival. He was to

know this area better from 1904 when he

became part of the Rolls-Royce story.

In these early years the name Henry Edmunds

always appeared at crucial moments,

never more so than now in the lead-up to the

great meeting itself. Not a director of Royce

Ltd. as has often been claimed, nevertheless

he took an interest in Cooke Street when he

heard accounts (no doubt sceptical) about

what was being built there from his colleague

on Glover’s board, Ernest Claremont. Edmunds

was a pioneer motorist who had driven

in the 1900 Trial and who had business

interests and good contacts both in London

The first Royce car outside the Cooke Street entrance but carrying the registration

that would be fitted to the second car for Claremont.

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and the north. One of these was Rolls

(1877–1910), selling French cars in Brook

Street, Mayfair, with a repair depot in Fulham,

west London.

Edmunds had a track record of bringing

people together in various fields, rarely to

his financial advantage. He saw immediately

that the Cooke Street car he went to observe

was of a quality that would appeal to Rolls,

who Edmunds knew was seeking a Britishmade

car although its two-cylinder configuration

was not Rolls’s ideal. The other

difficulty was that whilst Royce was

amenable to discussions in Manchester

Rolls was not. He probably did not quite believe

the reports and photographs he had

been sent from the north by Edmunds on

March 26 th and did not want to find time to

go there. Rolls wanted his name on a car and

playing “hard to get” might have increased

his leverage.

On the very day in March that the Royce

car photographs were sent to London, Rolls

sent a letter to William Weir of Glasgow (now

the Weir Group) enquiring about the manufacture

of cars. Weir was making Darracqs

under license for the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy

race. Weir’s reply invited Rolls up for discussions

and to see progress but no further

contact is known. Rolls’s hesitation about

Royce did not deter Edmunds. Instead, he

borrowed Royce’s first car for a trial of antiskid

devices in London, during April and May

1904, on behalf of the Parsons Non-Skid Co.

of which Edmunds just happened to be

Chairman. He knew that using the Royce

would ensure Rolls saw it during the trial. The

gamble paid off. Before the trial was even

over Rolls had taken the initiative by writing

to Edmunds to suggest an early May meeting

in Manchester.

This took place over luncheon on Wednesday

May 4, 1904 at the new Midland Hotel in St.

Peter’s Square. The hotel was itself a monu-

A 1902 letterhead of C.S. Rolls & Co.

The first Royce 15196 (on the left) and 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp 20154 (the oldest

surviving Rolls-Royce) outside Rolls’s London “Lillie Hall” works in December

1904 en route to the Paris Salon. Sadly this site has now been cleared.

The Midland Hotel after its opening in 1903, unchanged today. The Great Central Railway’s

Central Station (now an exhibition center) faces this rear side of the hotel. The covered way for

carriages on the left was later removed but the carriage court at the front of the building was, and

is, integral with the hotel.

ment to Victorian virtues and aspirations but

with the luxury the Edwardian age was to exemplify.

Rolls and Edmunds arrived at London

Road station (now Piccadilly) and not the

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impressive Central Station behind the hotel.

Interestingly enough, Royce did not involve

Claremont in this crucial meeting and Rolls

did not bring his business manager Claude

Three months after meeting Royce, Rolls (at the wheel), then with the Motor

Volunteer Corps, uses the first Royce car on Aug. 5, 1904, to take Field Marshall

H.R.H. The Duke of Connaught to inspect the troops at Lydd and Shorncliffe.

J.T.C. Moore-Brabazon at the crank.

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Johnson. Perhaps neither of the principals

thought much would come of it.

Down to Business

The second Royce car, destined for Claremont’s

use, was ready during April and would

have been used for Rolls’s visit, including, no

doubt, a test drive by Rolls. He had probably

already tried the first Royce then still in London

at the Sideslip Trials. The third and final

Royce was being completed on the floor at

the Cooke Street works. Rolls and Royce

quickly established a rapport during their

meeting and Rolls’s technical fluency would

have assisted their verbal agreement to co-operate.

Many forget how knowledgeable and

experienced Rolls was, including in some

manufacture. He was a major exponent of all

things motoring in those pioneering years.

Not long after leaving Cambridge University

in 1898 Rolls became involved in smallscale

trading, and some engineering projects,

in the stables behind his parents’ palatial London

town house, “South Lodge” in Knightsbridge.

He combined this with a great deal of

motor racing and ballooning. By early 1902 he

had patented an engine design and later that

year founded C.S. Rolls & Co. at “Lillie Hall”

in Fulham, west London, now that he had a

London agency for Panhard & Levassor cars

(though he sold and repaired a great many

others). In 1903 he assembled from French

parts a 6 hp car called the Rolls Populaire but

this was not the breakthrough he sought.

There is no doubt that Rolls had always had

manufacture in mind and now, unable to do

this himself, he needed a partner.

There is evidence that Royce already had designs

for a four-cylinder Royce to show and

this would further have enticed Rolls who

wanted bigger cars. Although historians attribute

agreement on the car’s name, and a

contract, to this first meeting it is more likely

that only broad agreement was reached that

day. We know for example that a draft written

agreement was ready in August and that the

signing did not take place until December

23 rd . Perhaps both men were holding out for

the best deal although Rolls was already submitting

orders to Royce Ltd. for the early

chassis. To Rolls’s tutored eye the 10 hp

Royce would have seemed a sound rather

than a remarkable car (borne out perhaps by

four out of the twenty made being with us today).

Compared to developments in France

and Germany it was a modest technical

achievement. There has to have been something

in Royce the man, and his manufacturing

approach, that at last made Rolls say “this

is the one.”

When Rolls returned to London from

the Midland Hotel, or soon after, he was

loaned the first Royce for assessment and for

use as a demonstration car during the summer.

For Royce there was now the pressing

matter of getting cars into production, with

up to 150 workers at the Cooke Street works.

In late August the world’s first Rolls-Royce

car was complete, still with the rounded

Royce radiator, for the American Paris

Singer of Devon and London. This was

Rolls’s first sale for the new marque. He had

many more orders in hand but few cars.

Cooke Street labored to make two cars available

for the Paris Salon in December. Meanwhile,

three-, four- and six-cylinder models

were also developed in the period August

1904–March 1905, by now with the Rolls-

Royce radiator that is so familiar.

It is worth a moment’s diversion to revisit

“that” radiator. Historians have noted the general

similarity in design with the little-known

Norfolk car of the time. On March 7, 1904 the

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1 st Annual Manchester Motor Show was

opened at St. James’s Hall, Oxford Street by

the 20 th Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot, a pioneer

motor manufacturer. Amongst the cars

was the Norfolk made by Abel Blackburn &

Co. of Cleckheaton. Royce would surely have

attended this show! The earliest likely date for

Royce’s version is August 1904. Royce had always

said that a good way to proceed was to

take the best and improve it and this outlook

was to serve the company well for decades to

come, in fact for one hundred years. Let us

pay tribute in this centenary year to Royce for

the early Manchester struggles and beyond,

and to Rolls for creating the groundwork of

“the best car in the world.” They made the

name Rolls-Royce pre-eminent.

Acknowledgements: particular thanks to Paul Tritton’s

pioneering work on Edmunds and on Royce’s early

days, and to Mike Evans (Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust)

for many suggestions.

The very first Rolls-Royce car. August 1904 chassis 20151 with its American owner Paris E. Singer and

Countess de Grey, probably near Singer’s mansion in Paignton, Devon. The car still has the Royce radiator as

the classical type had not yet been standardized.

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(B111DG) 1935 31 ⁄2 Litre Oxborrow & Fuller

VdP drophead.

carrosserie Van den Plas was an old-line

Belgian coachbuilder founded in 1870

by Guillaume Van den Plas (meaning of

the Pond). In Britain there was an importer of

Belgian cars named Warwick Wright Ltd.,

and in 1912 they acquired a license to build

bodies under the VdP name. The following

year, the firm was renamed Vanden Plas

(England) Ltd. For whatever reasons the

company stumbled and, by 1923, was in danger

of extinction when Edwin Fox, a manager

in the company, bought the firm. Edwin and

his two brothers, Alfred and Frank, renamed

the firm Vanden Plas (1923) Ltd. This new

firm courted another new firm nearby in

Cricklewood that manufactured sporty cars—

Bentley. The VdP bodies of the era were both

stylish and light and suited the Bentley. During

the run of the original Bentley firm, VdP

built about 22% of all the bodies that graced

the 3, 41 ⁄2, 61 ⁄2, 8 and 4 Litre chassis.

The depression and the failure of Bentley

Motors placed VdP in jeopardy again. The

Fox brothers cut expenses and sought other

business from firms such as Alvis, who also

made fast and sporty cars. The firm barely

survived until the new Derby Bentley was introduced

in late 1933. The Fox brothers once

again actively courted the new Bentley firm.

Fortunately, Bentley was anxious to maintain

Vanden Plas Coachwork

on the Derby Bentley

John W. de Campi (NH)

the image of the sporting Bentley, and VdP

coachwork helped reinforce that image. Two

of the first three Derby Bentleys carried VdP

bodies. Below, we will list the Vanden Plas

styles for the Derby Bentley in chronological

order of their introduction.


At first, VdP only offered the sports tourer body with side curtains and cut-down doors. However,

times were changing and customers wanted the same speed but with more comfort and

weather protection.

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RROC Member Bill Bordon of

Pennsylvania also drives this 1935 Speed

20 Alvis with VdP tourer body showing a

family resemblance to B105AE, next page.

However the Alvis body cost only £150

compared to £280 for the Bentley version.

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The standard VdP tourer on a 1933 3 1 ⁄2 Litre chassis (B105AE). This was the

fifth VdP body built for the Derby Bentley chassis. It has just been meticulously

restored by Al McEwan of Washington.

As the tourer style evolved, a beltline and more sophisticated lines were incorporated.

Both B1KU (photo at right) and the drawing above, display pontoon

fenders and a metal spare tire canister.

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B203EJ started life as a standard VdP tourer but was altered early by Derham

of Rosemont, Pennsylvania. Roll-up windows were added and the top was

altered with the result that it no longer folds as neatly as the usual VdP top. It’s

now owned by Reid Davis of Oregon.

Here the final version of the tourer with

fender skirts. This is probably B20MR at the

1938 Motor Show.

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Oxborrow & Fuller Continental Dropheads

A dealer of the time, Oxborrow & Fuller approached VdP about a special

line of “Continental” dropheads that were sporty and yet weathertight

with roll-up windows. The result of this collaboration was a lovely

style that is much prized by collectors today. Only about eight were

sold, however, so this style did not add much to the firm’s coffers (also

see B111DG on p. 7272).

Pillarless Saloons

By late 1934 an attractive sedan had joined the line. It was a pillarless

style, which made entry and exit easier and attracted attention whenever

both doors were open.

B145EJ, the 1935 Olympia Motor Show car, a

pillarless saloon with a rear-mounted spare.

The rear side-windows of the Oxborrow &

Fuller style didn’t roll down but were

removable and, when screwed in place,

they were zipped to the top.

B70HK, another pillarless saloon with a side-mounted spare

(on opposite side, out of sight).

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Standard VdP Dropheads

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Although hesitant to compete with Oxborrow & Fuller, VdP knew they

needed to have a drophead style that would yield better sales so another

drophead with different lines was designed and introduced in early

1935. Customers loved the VdP dropheads because the tops folded so

nicely and, when down, they didn’t rise above the door sill line.

An example of the standard Vanden Plas drophead on 1937 4 1 ⁄4 Litre chassis

B45KU, with top up and down. These were pretty, with flowing lines and slender

windshield pillars but also reasonably priced. The fenders were plain and the

running boards were covered in rubber, not the more expensive rubber strips.

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Special Dropheads

A special 2-seat drophead on a late 1938 4 1 ⁄4 Litre chassis B106MR. Here again

VdP showed that they could make a top fold compactly without protruding

above the beltline.

This 4-seat drophead is a more elaborate version of the standard VdP dophead.

The style featured sculptured fenders, louvers all the way back to the cowl,

fancier beltline, flared-in tail lights and the spare is sunken into the trunk (boot)

lid. The standard drophead was so successful because it was competitively

priced; but some customers wanted something a bit fancier.

Convertible Sedans

By mid-1936, VdP had another major style ready—the allweather

four-door convertible sedan, design 134. Again, they managed to get

the lines right, and the buyers liked this design.

The standard VdP convertible sedan (allweather). This is B3HM, which was

attractive with the top up (above) or down (right).

One of the last of the true Bentley roadsters, two seats, no roll-up side windows

and a rumble (or dickie) seat. B196HK, a 1936 4 1 ⁄4 Litre is now owned by Phil

Brooks of Virginia.

VdP made a small series of this design with rear quarter windows (like the

Oxborrow & Fuller design). Note as you look at all of the VdP designs, there are

no razor edge styles.

A VdP convertible sedan with an unusual trunk (boot) line and rear mounted

spare. This is a 4 1 ⁄4L, maybe B179JY.

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Table 1 : Interestingly, this was 8% of the Derby Bentley production,

well down from the 22% of the Cricklewood Bentleys that VdP bodied.

Even so, VdP was third in Derby Bentley production behind the clear

leader, Park Ward

(1190 bodies) and

close behind Thrupp

and Maberly (216).

But VdP was well

ahead of such grand

old firms as Barker,

Hooper and James

Young (all less than

100 each) but only just

ahead of H.J. Mulliner

(166 bodies).




Sports Tourer 74

Oxborrow & Fuller Drophead 8

VdP style drophead 44

Pillarless Saloon 45

Allweather 20

Specials 8

Table 2 (next page)

Total 199

shows a listing of the body number

assigned to each VdP Bentley.

While they built bodies on

199 Bentleys, during that period



they used 646 numbers for all

the bodies they built. Hence,

Bentleys were about 30% of

their total output.

When the war came, the

firm converted to defense work,

making assemblies for the de-

Havilland Mosquito. After the















war, the company resumed auto

production, but the magic was

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gone and their styling failed to attract much favorable attention. After

a couple of years and a total of only 21 Bentleys, they ceased op-

Identifying a VdP Body

When you walk up to a sporty Derby Bentley and wonder who the

coachbuilder is you certainly dare not open the door to look at the

coachbuilder’s plate, but you can look for clues. Is the body good looking?

Almost all VdPs were! Does it have curved lines, not razor edges?

VdP was not a fan of the razor edge style.

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Look at the door and the trunk handles. Do they look like the ones pictured

here? If so, it is probably a Vanden Plas. However, door and trunk handles are

never a sure identification. They were sometimes changed over the years and if

the customer said he was partial to curved door handle . . . he was graciously

provided with a curved door handle.

eration as an independent coachbuilder and were acquired by Austin

to be its captive name for nicely trimmed bodies.

More Information on VdP

For additional information, there is a more general article on Vanden

Plas of England on FL page 1112 (written by a younger, less experienced

author—me, thirty-five years ago). However, the mother load

may be found in Brian Smith’s fine and comprehensive 1979 Dalton

Watson book Vanden Plas - Coachbuilders.

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B67EJ 3363 2D Cont’l Tour IE2422 Sept 35 Maj. Egerton A.S. O’Brien B86LS 3568 4D 4L Allweather COR728 Dec 37 T. Murray Burberry

B81EJ 3378 2D Spts. Tour — Sept 35 Paul Iaccaci B90LS 3553 dhc AHS311 Jan 38 H. Cochrane

B107EJ 3395 2D Spts. Tour 1246 CLM971 Feb 36 William Hutcheon B98LS 3618 2D Spts. Tour 1459 EKO460 Dec 37 L.S. Manvell

B145EJ 3384 4D 4L Spts. Sln. CLC483 Dec 35 Maj. Colin Cooper B104LS 3549 dhc GMX920 Dec 37 S.C. Whitehouse

B177EJ 3394 2D Cont’l Tour EGB45 Oct 35 Ian M. Service B118LS 3554 dhc AFN400 Jan 38 A.H. Bowkett

B203EJ 3379 2D Spts. Tour USA Jul 36 Brewster & Co. B152LS 3619 2D Spts. Tour 1459 FEL220 Feb 38 George Cross

B38FB 3386 4D 4L Silent Bloc Sln. CLO301 Jan 36 Capt. W.R. West B3LE 3570 4D 4L Allweather EXP75 Jun 38 R. Fraser

B50FB 3396 2D Spts. Tour 1246/1 — Nov 35 Rajkumar of Bhavnagar B15LE 3555 dhc BMR28 May 38 Lindsey Smith

B68FB 3412 dhc CLA811 Dec 35 K.W.B. Sanderson B23LE 3556 dhc — HOL Jun 38 M.A. Reiss

B114FB 3385 4D 4L Spts. Sln. CLC487 Dec 35 B.M. Thorp B35LE 3601 4D 4L Spts. Sln. 1541 EOC111 Apr 38 G.A. Pope

B188FB 3439 2D Spts. Tour DGW961 Oct 36 G.M. Mackie B53LE 3558 dhc — CZE Aug 38 Ernst Loew Beer

B192FB 3447 4D 4L Spts. Sln. 1267 ATG317 Feb 36 E.L. Hann B59LE 3557 dhc EYP221 Jul 38 T. Hudson

B1FC 3438 2D Spts. Tour 1274 CLW104 Jan 36 F.G. Scott B127LE 3641 4D 4L Allweather WG8600 Aug38 Keith R.F.R. Steele-Maitland

B15FC 3387 4D 4L Spts. Sln. CUC660 Feb 36 Hon. Nathn. M.V. Rothschild B143LE 3620 2D Spts. TourER 1459 FGW261 Oct 38 R.R. Dunn

B21FC 3443 2D Spts. Tour CLW103 Jan 36 W. Morris B153LE 3559 2D Spts. TourER EZ1 Aug 38 Maj. J. Workman

B23FC 3397 2D Spts. Tour CJJ405 Jan 36 H.T. van Marken B167LE 3627 2D dh EYX391 Sept 38 K. Hollas

B47FC 3455 2D Spts. Tour BOP600 Apr 36 S.K. Thornley B169LE 3645 4D 4L Allweather 1341 EYX400 Sept 38 Stafford Bourne

B61FC 3451 4D 4L Silent Trvl Sln. 1292/1 CLM973 Apr 36 Rolls-Royce LTD B183LE 3628 2D dh — USA Sept 38 Robert E. Tod

B63FC 3452 4D 4L Silent Trvl Sln. 1292/1 CLK470 Feb 36 Mrs. R. Vestey B199LE 3629 2D dh FGW263 Nov 38 Lindsay Jardine

B103FC 3464 2D Spts. Tour BUR588 Jul 36 Mrs. M.G.B. Street B4MR 3626 2D dh EYX393 Nov 38 R.W. Petley

B121FC 3456 2D Spts. Tour 1274/1 CLW44 Mar 36 H.E. Raphael B64MR 3657 2D dh 1568/1 —INDIA Nov 38 Maharaja of Darbhanga

B135FC 3476 dhc 1355/1 DLO936 Mar 37 R.S. Hayward B20MR 3644 2D Spts. Tourer EOM580 Dec 38 C.J.W. Hampton

41 ⁄4 litre models from here down B42MR 3649 2D dh 1581 FLM21 Mar 39 Phillimore

B22GA 3440 2D Spts. Tour CXK1 Apr 36 Sir Malcolm Campbell B76MR 3662 2D dh CUK99 Jul 39 F.H. Vaughan

B52GA 3442 2D Spts. Tour CXM104 May 36 Nora McCaw B106MR 3661 2D 3 seat dh 1602 HPC3 Dec 38 Gordon C. Wood

B138GA 3441 2D Spts. Tour BLV272 May 36 Dr. W.G. Jordan B128MR 3634 2D dh FLK963 Apr 39 G.W. Phillips

B162GA 3389 4D 4L Spts. Sln. CXM109 May 36 Hermann Lebus B136MR 3630 2D dh BWV499 Mar 39 Capt. E.W. Paterson

B182GA 3390 4D 4L Spts. Sln. CXU899 May 36 Rex Cohen B150MR 3666 4D 4L Allweather FYO537 Apr 39 J. Trevor Standeven

B196GA 3391 4D 4L Spts. Sln. CYE304 Jun 36 Maj. P.A. Stewart B152MR 3632 2D dh DTX946 Mar 39 K.T. Lewis

B23GP 3393 4D 4L Spts. Sln. CYT392 Jul 36 J.P. Lucas B190MR 3631 2D dh FXK861 Jun 39 Vincent Jobson/Qualcast LTD

B87GP 3388 4D 4L Spts. Sln. CYP545 Jul 36 H.A.S. Rolfe B9MX 3638 4D 4L Spts. Sln. FTU550 Jun 39 W.A. Lowe & Co. LTD.

B93GP 3457 2D Spts. Tour 1274/1 EMF722 Aug 36 Oliver Slocock B19MX 3641 4D 4L Allweather — USA Dec 39 J.S. Inskip & Co, NYC, NY

B119GP 3465 2D Spts. Tour EPC222 Jul 36 R.C. Graseby-Venner Timeswit B25MX 3619 2D Spts. Tourer FLR386 Apr 39 H.D. Clark

B123GP 3475 4D 4L Allweather 1349 JB9684 Jul 36 G.E.H. Palmer B27MX 3625 2D dh FUW729 May 39 E. Carbutt

B145GP 3486 4D 4L Spts. Sln. CKA919 Aug 36 P.W. Makinson B43MX 3656 4D 4L Allweather FXE20 May 39 Ben Jacobson

B149GP 3392 4D 4L Spts. Sln. ASG5 Aug 36 William Spencer B47MX 3633 2D dh GJ5530 May 39 John Dibble

B181GP 3479 4D 4L Spts. Sln. 1352 CYX438 Aug 36 E.D.A. Herbert B55MX 3684 2D dh 1658 — ROU Jul 39 HRH Crown Prince Mihal

B189GP 3478 4D 4L Spts. Sln. CYT630 Aug 36 Arthur Strange B91MX 3676 2D Spts. Tourer FEL100 Jun 39 H.J. Dowler

B70HK 3480 4D 4L Spts. Sln. 1352 DGH563 Sept 36 Philip D. Crowther B105MX 3670 2D dh FX01 Jun 39 Sir Arthur C. Cory-Wright BT

B108HK 3495 4D 4L Spts. Sln. 1366 UI3100 Nov 36 Sir Basil A.T. McFarland BT B107MX 3671 2D dh EYC565 Aug 39 R.J.L. Stenlake

B114HK 3466 2D Spts. Tour DGW963 Oct 36 Sir John D. Orr-Lewis BT B129MX 3678 4D 4L Spts. Sln. FYW270 Jan 40 Jack Olding & Co.

B158HK 3482 4D 4L Spts. Sln. 1352 DGW 968 Nov 36 B.E. Rickett B159MX 3679 4D 4L Spts. Sln. DDA225 Jan 40 Helliwells LTD

B174HK 3481 4D 4L Spts. Sln. 1352 DGO745 Nov 36 G.M. Howey B161MX 3680 2D 4L dh — USA Dec 41 Henry S. von Berge

B196HK 3511 2D Spts. Tour ALY605 Oct 36 Countess of Warwick B175MX 3673 2D dh — IRE Dec 39 Maj. Dermot McCalmont

B3HM 3510 4D 4L Allweather 1341 DLD273 Nov 36 F.J. Sharpe B177MX 3672 2D dh FYH531 Aug 39 Charles Taylor

B7HM 3526 4D 4L Allweather DGO960 Jan 37 D.J.S. Mackinnon (AUS) B191MX 3674 2D dh — USA Nov 39 B.S. Sinclair

B11HM 3515 2D 4L Sln. Cpe. 1386 EMY4 Dec 36 H.C. Hunter B203MX 3681 3-pos dh FYX181 Jan 40 Francis Francis

B19HM 3484 4D 4L Spts. Sln. 1352 DLL982 Dec 36 Mrs. Wise Mark V Bentley from here onward

B41HM 3483 4D 4L Spts. Sln. 1352 DGO746 Dec 36 A.T. Thislethwayte B18AW B316(?) Tourer CLB521 Feb 41 C.L.Breeden/Wilmot-Breeden

B63HM 3502 4D 4L Spts. Sln. DLL985 Feb 37 Maj. Patrick C. Anderson B40AW 3692 Pillarless Sln. 1708 Never completed due to war

B50AW 3689 2D Spts. Tour. Never completed due to war

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John de Campi’s B167LE (left) and Jon & Sandy Lee’s B4MR (right).

several years ago, Jon and Sandy Lee of

Brunswick, Maine, purchased B4MR,

the second overdrive Bentley built. As

we talked, we found that in addition to being

the same body style, my Bentley (B167LE)

and theirs had a unique family relationship:

Body No. UK Reg. No.

B167LE 3627 EYX391

B4MR 3626 EYX393

We determined to put the two cars side by side

sometime during the summer of 2001. However,

during the spring of 2001, on the RROC

Spring Tour in Nova Scotia, “Ol’ Red Eye”

B167LE threw a rod and all plans for that car

were put on hold. This spring Jon and Sandy,

together with Bob Small (another Derby Bentley

owner from Maine), hosted an Invitational

Tour of mid-coast Maine. The time had finally

come for our reunion. At the Owl’s Head

Transportation Museum (well worth a visit if

you’re in that part of the world), we put the

cars alongside the museum’s hangar.

A close examination revealed that the two

cars were anything BUT identical; for example:

B167LE is aluminum on the usual ash frame.

B4MR is a steel body

B167LE has the standard transmission

B4MR has the overdrive transmission

B167LE has 18" wheels (pre-overdrive standard)

B4MR has 17" wheels (overdrive standard)

Vanden Plas Bentleys

A Family Reunion

By John W. de Campi (NH)

B167LE has forward-leaning B mascot (preoverdrive


B4MR has rear-leaning B mascot (overdrive


B167LE has a painted beltline

B4MR has a chrome spear on the beltline

B167LE has rubber runningboards

B4MR has aluminum strip with rubber inserts

(but originally had rubber like B167LE)

Both cars have changed over the years. Somebody

replaced, for instance, the rubber matting

on the running

board of B4MR with

aluminum strips with

rubber inserts. It is

probable that neither

car carried a rear

bumper when new

but both sport one today.

B167LE has acquired

a spotlight and

B4MR has some unusual

door and trunk


Both cars were completed

in September

1938 but B167LE

went directly to its

purchaser Mrs. K.

Hollas; whereas

B4MR spent some

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time as a trials car and was road tested by both

Motor and Autocar. The Motor road test of

B4MR appears on the following pages. B4MR

was later delivered to R.W. Petley.

Both cars have been in the USA for a number

of years, probably arriving here from

Britain in the 1950s or early 1960s. We purchased

B167LE in the Carolinas in 1963; Jan

and Sandy bought B4MR in Florida in 2000.

Both cars have had extensive restoration and

B4MR has recently been a winner in Classic

Car Club competition.

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ecently on eBay I came across what I

eventually found to be a quite fascinating

and historically interesting purchase.

Soon I received in the mail a very desirable

package. In it was an old red-and-blue bordered

airmail envelope with three mint-green

Scottish stamps, each picturing a young, attractive

Queen Elizabeth flanked by two

stately, upright pawing unicorns. The envelope

is addressed to one Mr. C.J. Murphy of


The return address does not appear on the envelope,

but inside, in the letter, we find that the

letter is from 36 India Street, Edinburgh, Scotland,

and we also find that the letter had been

written on March 19, 1965. The letter is from a

Dr. Fred H. Richards—the signature obviously

made with a fountain pen, the flourish of

the nib unmistakable. Like the address on the

envelope, the letter is typewritten; and, as we

use our computers for virtually all our correspondence

today, this of itself holds a nostalgic

quaintness and power. It takes us back.

What is of interest to those of us involved in

the preservation and history of the Rolls-

Royce marque is that the letter is a solicitation

from Dr. Richards of Edinburgh to Mr. Murphy

of Springfield, Virginia, concerning two

Phantom II Rolls-Royce limousines, 174GN

and 37WJ. The letter goes into some detail

concerning the cars. We learn, for example,

that 174GN recently had the engine overhauled

and that Dr. Richards and his family

are to use one of these Phantoms for their

summer tour. The last paragraph reads: “If

from the pictures and general description you

feel one would interest you, I would be happy

to answer detailed questions. Shipment is

simple: weekly sailings from nearby Glasgow

go directly to Philadelphia and New York by

Cunard Line, and Thomas Cook Ltd. handle

all arrangements.”

Folded in the letter itself are nine beautiful,

sharp, clear, period black-and-white photographs

of the cars—and, as an added delight,

there are the two cutest little girls ever

posing on the running board and the front

seats. On the reverse of each photo, again

written with a fountain pen, are descriptions

and details of both of these fine cars. There

are some exceptions, however; there are one

or two notes written in what looks like ballpoint—“Used

for Spanish Tour, 1965” for example;

this is another slight, perhaps, but

certainly interesting historical footnote.

Dr. Richards makes a couple of unusual

comments. He suggests that the body on

37WJ was originally on a Silver Ghost and that

the body on 174GN was built in 1946. We

have no idea what the basis is for these remarks

but, from the photos, the bodies ap-

A Touch of

Rolls-Royce History

By Bill Wolf (NJ)

37WJ, a 1929 Phantom II Barker Limousine originally delivered to I.T. Nelson of Edinburgh and here being

enjoyed by the Richards daughters

The Richards daughters enjoy the spacious and friendly old Rolls-Royce.

pear quite original. This is not the sort of body

style that is saved from one chassis to the next

or built as a replica in 1946.

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With the help of the Flying Lady staff we

found the following information: No trace of

Dr. Richards was found, and because of the

relative scope of this article, his history would

be difficult to pursue more diligently; and,

also, it would be difficult to trace the girls,

who are now, of course, grown women.

174GN was depicted on page 870 of The

Flying Lady and the car was advertised for

sale—again in this magazine—in 1974; the

asking price was $14,000 with a US seller. An

interesting note: Rolls Royce refused to issue

a Guarantee for this car because of “odd invalid

equipment fitted.”

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The other Richards Phantom II, 174GN, an H.J.

Mulliner Limousine originally delivered to E.J.C.

Garland in Britain. The engine of 37WJ.

iwas depressed about missing all the great

times at the Annual Meet in Newport and

was therefore determined to make up for it

by joining some kind of RROC event this

year. The nearest tour was in Door County,

Wisconsin (September 2003), which is “only”

2,500-odd miles from my home in California.

Door County is so named because the passage

into Green Bay from Lake Michigan was

so dangerous the French called it the “Porte

des Morts” passage, roughly translated as

“Door of Death.” French traders were some

of the first white men in the area trapping furs

for the Hudson Bay Company and others.

I asked my friend Tony Sandoval if he

wanted to drive to Wisconsin. He told me I was

nuts and he had no interest in driving across

the USA and back. Until, that is, I offered to let

him co-drive my 1956 Bentley Continental S,

at which point his attitude completely turned

around! So, some weeks later we escaped the

searing heat of the Indian Summer in California

and the oven-like temperatures of the

bleak Nevada deserts by driving BC18BG

Concerning 37WJ, it may be residing in

Heroldsberg, Germany. Apparently, little information

is available at this time concerning

The 2003 Postwar Tour

By Tom Purcell (CA) Photographs by Robin James

The first full day of the tour quickly turned into Monday bragging rights at Road America Racetrack after

the club laps. Over the 4.1-mile track there were a few lead changes, with throttles and grins at full tilt. If we

believe the above photo the Cooks and B189LFU have a slight lead over the rest of the pack. In close pursuit

are B240HR, BC18BG, B4HR, B99RS, and LRE26614 is getting ready to turn on the nitrous oxide.

through the shimmering mirages of the salt

flats of Utah right into a howling snowstorm in

Wyoming. Talk about extremes. During our

three-day, 2,500-mile drive from the Pacific

Ocean to the edge of Lake Michigan we encountered

temperatures over 105°F, pelting

rain, and finally freezing temperatures. The

temperature dropped down to 21°F with

nearly a foot of snow on the road—all in the

same day! Eight hundred miles a day is plenty

enough to drive without having to endure such

madness! I am, however, delighted to report

the Bentley charged right along at 70–80 mph

without a hiccup even though the drivers were

alternating between melting and freezing in

addition to worrying about spinning blindly off

a snowy cliff at night!

The windshield wipers “worked,” as long

as you are happy with a clear patch the size of

a postage stamp on the windshield somewhere

other than in front of the steering

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this second Phantom II, but, in a small way,

we are adding to the information and history

of this car—as well as its sister car, 174GN—

by the fact that the availability of such documentation

is floating out there in cyberspace,

can be purchased on eBay, and can, through

the various conduits and connections of our

proud institution, the Rolls-Royce Owners’

Club, be recorded and be made available to

future historians and all interested parties.

Anyone with information on these cars and

the people associated with them is invited to

contact the editor!

wheel! The heater “worked,” as long as you

were wearing a heavy ski parka. The windshield

demister “worked,” as long as you had a

dry towel handy to wipe the inside of the window

whenever it fogged up! But we made it,

and I’m glad we did as we had a great time in

Door County, Wisconsin.

I think one of the great, invaluable advantages

of this club is a RROC tour. Not only do

you get to drive your favorite car on some

great roads and meet other like-minded enthusiasts

in their great cars, but you experience

parts of the country you might never see

on your own and would otherwise never know

existed. Wisconsin has some great driving

roads and fresh lake fish restaurants. They

also have some unique traditions and customs,

like the fish boil I’ll describe later.

Our hosts, Robin and Michelle James, drove

their 1947 Mark VI (B88BH) from Illinois to or-

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All photos Robin James

The Door County Postwar Tour marked the first time that the Early Postwar and Modern Car Tour have

been combined. As you can see by the lineup, there was some diversity in cars attending the tour. Hopefully

this gave the tourers a better understanding of the evolving design of postwar-era motorcars.

ganize the reception at the posh Osthoff Resort.

The resort is located on Lake Elkhart and is

about one hour north of Milwaukee. The James’

were exceptionally organized, with a tour binder

detailing all the hotel and restaurant informa-


tion, directions, maps, itineraries, and side trips.

Participants received that, as well as a monogrammed

sports bag loaded with goodies and

brochures on local area events, museums,

restaurants and other items of interest.

1963 P V 5VB21 James Young 7 pass. limousine Dan Hoadley & Bob Bullock

1976 SS LRE26614 lwb saloon Len & Cindy Durham

1977 SS II SRF31332 saloon Robert E.A.P. Ritholz & Heather Brazier

1984 SSpirit SAE-09179 saloon Harold & Etta McCullough

1947 Mk VI B88BH H.J. Mulliner saloon Robin & Michelle James

1949 Mk VI B189LFU Charlie & Carol Cook, Harold Swartz

1950 Mk VI B4HR Park Ward dhc John Love

1950 Mk VI B240HR 4 door saloon Richard & Joyce Pofahl

1952 R Type B99RS Richard & Joyce Bohannon

1956 S1 Continental BC18BG Park Ward fhc Tom Purcell & Tony Sandoval

Riders: Kent & Ann Seeley

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5VB21 (1963 P V) James Young 7 passenger limousine Owner: D. Hoadley

On Monday, RROC tour veteran John

Love in his beautiful and well-travelled 1950

Mark VI (B4HR) led the group to Road America

Racetrack to attend the Vintage Fall Festival.

The facility is one of the top motor sports

racetracks in the country, situated on approximately

500 acres. Arrangements had been

made to allow us to have a couple of frisky parade

laps on the 4.1-mile, 14-corner race

course which, I am delighted to say, became

more competitive with each lap until we were

waved off the track. Our group raced between

the morning and afternoon Lotus and Formula

B car races. Our start was delayed a few

minutes as an unfortunate driver who had lost

control of his Stutz Bearcat in one of the hairpin

corners apparently rolled it over in the

rather heated exhibition event before ours. At

last report his vintage car was going to be okay.

Before our race, the track manager was a

little more than dismayed to hear that not only

were we not wearing helmets and Nomex driving

suits, we also had no fire suppression sys-

LRE26614 (1976 Silver Shadow) lwb saloon Owner: L. Durham

After a day of touring there’s nothing that a Happy Meal won’t fix.

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Loading the fish into the pot is only half the fun. Watching the ensuing fireworks really gives another

meaning to blackened three-alarm chili, suicide wings,or just fun turns to tragedy.

tems and most of our cars leaked lots of oil and

assorted other liquids onto the racetrack. He

nearly tore up his instruction sheets when

someone informed him that most of our cars

did not even have seatbelts let alone roll cages

or all the other necessities required of racing

vehicles! He was beside himself when the

Bentley drivers insisted that their cars were

original and therefore not required to have

seatbelts, let alone 5-point belts, but, in any

case, we wanted to race! Richard and Joyce Po-

fahl from Salem (WI) were not to be denied as

they flew around the course in their 1950 Mark

VI (B240HR), hotly pursued by Richard and

Joyce Bohannon from Marseilles, Illinois—not

France—in their 1952 R Type (B99RS).

Later that day, veteran tourers Harold and

Etta McCullough from Indianapolis led us to

the historic Wade House Stagecoach Inn in

their 1984 Silver Spirit (SAE-09179). The inn,

built in 1850, featured rides in horse-drawn

wagons. The docent led us to the hotel where

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the ladies once cooked three meals a day from

scratch for forty or more people! There were a

water-driven turbine sawmill, blacksmith shop,

and carriage museum. At the museum, docents

gave entertaining and informative presentations,

describing how our late relatives worked

and lived 100–150 years ago. The inn also hosts

Civil War battle re-enactments on weekends. If

you think fifty cents a night for room and board

sounds pretty good, then consider one might

earn only thirty-seven cents a day for cutting

and stacking a cord of wood. By hand, no less,

SAE-09179 (1984 Silver Spirit) saloon Owner: H. McCullough B88BH (1947 Mark VI) H.J. Mulliner sports saloon Owner: R. James

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(l–r) Richard Pofahl, Charlie Cook, and tour co-leader Michelle James in the

engine room of the USS Cobia. Even though the USS Cobia is a GATO-class fleet

submarine similar to the 28 subs built by the Manitowoc shipbuilders during

WWII, the Cobia was built at the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut.

as there were no power chainsaws back then!

The typical family was quite large. One family

living near the inn had fourteen children and

sent one daughter to work for the Wade House

Inn at fourteen years of age. She worked fourteen

hours a day seven days a week and slept in

a tiny bed in the pantry. Her pay was simply

room and board. Surprising to us today, her

parents were just happy she had a roof over her

head and enough food to eat!

On Tuesday, we toured the Kettle Moraine Valley

which was formed by glaciers thousands of

years ago. We spent a couple of hours exploring

the valley before lunch. Dan Hoadley and Bob

Bullock drove John Love around on this overcast

day, visiting some of the many antique

shops in the area in their fabulous 1963 Phantom

V (5VB21). John was not driving his 1950

Mark VI as he had very graciously lent his car to

Kent and Ann Seeley. The Seeleys’ intended

transportation, a 1968 T, decided not to cooperate

when they wanted to leave Raleigh. So,

Kent and Ann drove to Wisconsin in their modern

Jaguar. At least it is a British car (I think)!

We had lunch at Smith Brothers, a waterfront

seafood restaurant in Port Washington,

from where we proceeded to the Allen Edmunds

Shoe Factory for a tour. Those shoppers

interested in shoes or leather goods got

special discounts and left with smiles on their

faces. I, on the other hand, asked to see a

salesman named Al Bundy and was subsequently

escorted from the store. Could it be

the store employees had already heard that

joke? Later in the afternoon we went to the

36,000ft 2 Kohler Design Center. It is as much

a museum as a glimpse into the future of

kitchen and bathroom fixtures. If you’re considering

remodeling your home or building a

new one, this is a place you must visit!

Wednesday morning was clear, bright, and a

bit cool. It was perfect for motoring. We

checked out of the wonderful Osthoff Resort

and headed north along the shore of Lake

Michigan. We continued onto the peninsula

between Lake Michigan and Green Bay towards

Fish Creek. Stopping in Manitowoc for

a visit at the Maritime Museum, Roland

Soucy led our group on a tour of a WWII submarine,

the USS Cobia. Roland served on her

sister ship, the USS Rasher, which during the

war was a highly decorated submarine that

sank nearly 100,000 tons of enemy ships, including

a Japanese aircraft carrier. He regaled

us with personal experiences of what it was

like living onboard such a cramped vessel for

months at a time. This type of first-hand experience

is fast disappearing as many of those

who served on these ships are no longer

around. After our tour, I asked Roland to autograph

the book Red Scorpion which is about

the history of the USS Rasher.

Next to the museum is the Breakwater Inn

which overlooks Green Bay. We had our buffet

Kent and Ann Seeley at the Palmer Johnson Boat Company where we

marveled at some of the massive yachts under construction.

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lunch here and upgraded our buffet to include

the carver station of roast beef and turkey. This

choice set us back a rather modest $1.50! After

lunch, Charlie and Carol Cook (1949 Mark VI,

B189LFU) led our caravan on a scenic tour

along Lake Michigan frontage roads with only

the occasional cow or tractor to slow us down

as we progressed towards Fish Creek. We arrived

at the Settlement Courtyard Inn and

were welcomed with some tasty locally produced

wine and, of course, Wisconsin cheese!

Door County is a natural haven for comfortable

car touring in Rolls-Royces and Bentleys

of any era. With more than 250 miles of shoreline

and posted top speeds of 45 mph it is a

great place to cruise. You can drive around the

many parks or shop for antiques, clothes, and

artistic items. The region offers visitors the opportunity

to relax in the many quaint restaurants

and coffee houses dotting the shoreline.

The imposing limestone cliffs and historic

lighthouses all the way up to Sturgeon Bay

B99RS (1952 R Type) saloon Owner: R. Bohannon

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(l) Tony Sandoval and Tom Purcell seem to have

forgotten that a 2,500-mile trek back home is still

ahead of them. Since Tom wrote this article, we

know that they made it.

have made many call this spectacular area the

Cape Cod of the Midwest.

Later that evening, Len and Cindy

Durham led our caravan in their 1976 Silver

Shadow, LRE26614. Our destination was the

White Gull Inn, a local historical landmark. It

was at the inn that we were to enjoy a traditional

regional delicacy known as a “fish boil.”

Allow me to say it is quite an experience, and

everyone should try it at least once! I am not

sure how it would turn out at home, but in case

you have a few friends over and want to put on

the show, here is the simple recipe. Start with a

bonfire in the backyard and put at least a

twenty gallon pot of water on the fire. Add fifty

pounds of small red potatoes and one pound of

salt to the water. Wait twenty minutes and then

add one hundred pounds of whitefish, beheaded,

gutted, and chopped up randomly

with bones in. Then wait ten minutes after the

stew starts boiling. As a grand finale, throw a

gallon of kerosene on the fire. Remember to

(l) Carol Cook and Joyce Bohannon inside the

Wisconsin Maritime Museum. The museum is one

of the largest maritime museums in the midwest. It

celebrates the rich history and illustrates the

contributions that the Manitowoc Shipbuilding

Company made during WWII.

step back! With the flames exploding at least

twenty feet into the air, the huge pot will flashboil,

putting out most of the fire. However,

there are no guarantees—so keep a fire extinguisher

or perhaps the entire fire department

on standby. This last step also serves to get

most of the fish oil out of the pot. Finally, the

fish and potatoes are ready to be ladled onto

serving plates, with lots of butter and some

coleslaw. And for the rest of the evening, start

picking out the fish bones. Top this all off with

a large serving of fresh, hot Montmorency

cherry pie a la mode!

On Thursday it was again a bright, clear autumn

morning with a brisk wind blowing off

the lake. Robert Ritholz and the vivacious

Heather Brazier led us in their Silver Shadow

to a sympathetically restored lighthouse. The

Eagle Bluff Lighthouse was built in 1868, and

families of various sizes lived in it for nearly

one hundred years before it became automated

and eventually outdated. Initially, the

Fresnel lens used in the lamp was lit with a

simple wick and shone some sixteen miles into

the lake. The lamp was originally fueled with

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(l–r) The Bohannons and Len Durham removed

their coats for a comfortable fall touring day.

whale oil which had to be refilled every two

hours, but this process became very expensive

as the world’s whales were hunted to near extinction.

Later, various combinations of grease

and bear fat were used but these fats burned

poorly and were very dirty. Eventually,

kerosene was used. It was the best fuel as it

burned clean and only needed refilling of the

little tank after many hours. Shipping was vitally

important to the area for timber and agriculture

commerce as the roads were nearly

impassable, especially in winter.

After a day of exploring the peninsula and

parks from one end to the other, we returned

to the hotel for a fantastic Western BBQ of

baby back ribs, chicken, and all the fixings.

John Redmann, the owner of The Settlement

Courtyard Inn, hosted the dinner. John, I am

sure, is soon to become a member of this club

as he spent most of his spare time in the parking

lot looking at our cars and begging rides! I

think he even drove a couple cars! John has

half a dozen John Deere tractors in his barn.

He, perhaps unwisely, let me drive a 1940

tractor around the hotel lot which was great

fun. Fortunately I did not run into anything!

He also has an original 1949 Harley Davidson

motorcycle with sidecar! We couldn’t get it

started because it had probably sat too long,

letting the fuel turn to varnish and clog the

B189LFU (1949 Mark VI) saloon Owner: C. Cook B4HR (1950 Mark VI) Park Ward dhc Owner: J. Love

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On the deck of the USS Cobia, one last group shot of the participants of the inaugural Postwar Tour.

lines. Perhaps our group inspired him to restore

it; I hope so.

On Friday morning, the last full day of our

tour, we packed up and headed out of Door

County in the rain and back towards the Osthoff

Resort through Manitowoc. Michelle

James drove her Suburban, the luggage van,

while Robin James led us along in his Mark VI

to the Palmer Johnson Boat Company in Sturgeon

Bay. On our arrival at the famous yacht

builder’s facilities we were surprised to find

the huge jet aircraft hanger-sized doors

closed. Robin asked one of the employees

why the doors were closed and the response

was, “Because it’s raining outside.” Surprised

by the answer, Robin replied, “These are

boats—they do float, don’t they?” With a

B240HR (1950 Mark VI) 4 door saloon Owner: R. Pofahl

smile on his face, the employee pushed open

the huge doors to reveal not one but two massive

50 ft high by 150 ft long private yachts

under construction. All our jaws hung open in

disbelief! A short while later we were on the

other side of Sturgeon Bay and toured the

Burger Boat Company. Burger also builds

custom yachts to the buyer’s specifications

and soon-to-be-severely-depleted bank accounts.

Frankly, after the tour of the yacht

building facility, I think our toys are downright

inexpensive bargains and far more user

friendly. If you dare complain about poor gas

mileage or high repair costs for your Rolls-

Royce, then I would recommend you just

walk right on past any boatyards!

We arrived back at the Osthoff Resort in

time to freshen up before our final farewell

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banquet that evening. Robin had taken hundreds

of photos during our tour and loaded

the best of them onto his laptop to produce an

impressive slide show of the cars, the tourers,

and the places we had visited during the week.

Past RROC President John Love expressed

many thanks to the James’ on behalf of the

club for organizing such a great tour. He presented

them with a very nice commemorative

plaque from the RROC to great applause

from the group. The James’ then presented

everyone with a farewell gift bag of locally

produced items like Door County maple

syrup, cherry jams, and so forth. The James’

are also organizing the 2006 Annual Meet to

be held in the Chicago area, and we should all

definitely plan on attending. I know I do!

BC18BG (1956 S1 Continental) Park Ward fhc Owner: T. Purcell

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for the benefit of winter-weary RROC officers

the Annual Business Meetings are

usually held in warmer climes. This year—

unseasonably rainy—Arizona got the nod and

hosted a very productive and blissfully undramatic

meeting. Even a grievance hearing politely

removed itself from the agenda via a

private “understanding” among the parties.

Here is a brief overview of the note- and

newsworthy bits. (And, to answer a question

that burns hotly on at least a few people’s

minds: the minutes of the board of directors

meeting cannot be reproduced in The Flying

Lady because they are not officially “accepted”

until so voted at the next board meeting,

by which time it has become redundant

to reproduce them in retrospect.)


President Winfred O. Ward

Executive VP Sam Rawlins

Secretary Ann Marie Nash

Treasurer Mark Corigliano

VP Publications Robin James

VP Awards Fred Fabre

VP Membership David Pass

VP Judging Ralph Curzon

VP Regions M.S. Koly

VP Tech Postwar George Colgett

VP Tech Prewar Gil Fuqua



Matt Sysak

Membership Statistics



Pacific Northwest Noel Cook


Great Lakes

Martin Leavitt


Great Lakes

Ray Murray*

Northeast John deCampi



Lupe King*

Mid-Continent Jason Coker

Mid-Atlantic Dennis P. Nash

Southwest Richard Carron

West Bill Habacker*

Southeast Gene Sorbo*

Affiliate Greg Millard

(*= new appointments)

Miscellaneous Club News

♦ 199 election ballots were invalid.

♦ Jim Bannon resigned as Affiliate Director,

Greg Millard takes over.

♦ Previous board minutes accepted without


♦ Board approved 2004 Master Budget as

presented; 1 abstention. The club’s

finances are in order and as of January

2004 the club operates on a true

calendar-based fiscal year. New auditors

have been appointed.

Membership continues to increase, albeit slowly. The club gained 781 members in 2003, of

which 593 joined in the first half of the year. 95% of the membership resides in North America

(17% in California, 9% in Florida, and 50% within 400 miles of HQ in Pennsylvania); there has

been no growth at all in overseas members. With the exception of Florida, club membership in

the states with the largest memberships is growing slower than in smaller states. 95% of our

members are over 39 years old; the majority

is over 60 years old. 96% are male.

38% have belonged to the RROC for at

least 15 years.

In relation to the number of new

cars built by marque, Bentley owners

are not joining the club at the same

rate as RR owners did over the last 10

years. This “shortfall” in new Bentley

owners seems to be linked to the lack

of visibility the club suffers in terms of

exposure, or appeal, to that target

group by not having the name Bentley

in the club’s name.

2003 2002 INCREASE

Full 6285 6200 1%

Spouse 1850 1200 54%

Junior 160 135 18%

Life 315 294 7%

Total 8610 7829 10%

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A very junior RROC member, 7-month-old Eliana Lev,

is heading towards the good stuff—a copy of The

Flying Lady.

♦ HQ now collects dues for all regions and


♦ Formerly suspended Rocky Mountain region

reorganized and now active.

♦ All regions are in compliance, none are

on probation for a 2 nd consecutive year.

The requirement to publish a minimum

of 2 newsletters remains the weakest


♦ Two honorary memberships will be

extended to McPherson College. The

college’s President (Ron Hovis), Director

of Restoration Technology Operations

(Robert Vaughn), and Executive

Director for Institutional Advancement

(Michael Nealeigh) were in attendance

and talked about their restoration


♦ RROC to compile a master publication

(The Manuals of the Club) of all policies

and procedures that govern the club.

♦ The existing car insurance program with

Grundy has ended, discussions are under

way with Hagerty.

Issues of Incorporation

Insurance coverage was reviewed: all regions

and affiliates are covered under the Directors

& Officers Liability, Errors & Ommissions,

General Liability and Umbrella Insurance

Policy as “named insureds” on the national

RROC policy, provided they are not incorporated

separately. Coverage limits have been

significantly raised (without increasing the

cost to RROC!). [A reminder that no nonmember

may bring a car on tour.]

Incorporating separately from the RROC

also entails the loss of the license granted the

RROC by trademark owner RR plc; in other

words, a separately incorporated entity cannot

use the trademark unless RR plc specifically

recognizes that entity, which is unlikely.

As David Evans, on behalf of RR plc, has repeatedly

stated, “there are no other licensees

with the same breadth of license as the club’s,

although many have asked.” The use of the

Bentley trademark is, similarly, only licensed

to the RROC, not to any regions or affiliates

that are not also part of the RROC.

Car Companies

Both motorcar companies can count themselves

lucky that their chief public faces in the

US belong to men of comparable values and

compatible life experience. There are neither

too diffident nor too boisterous and have

known each other from previous lives in the

auto industry. Both John Crawford, Bentley

Motor Cars Director of Public Relations –

The Americas, and Bob Austin, Rolls-Royce

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Rich Lev

Motor Cars NA General Manager, Communications,

are men who can speak to—and of—

each other with genuine respect. Here, for the

first time in front of a RROC audience since

the split, they were present in the same room

at the same time and gave back-to-back presentations.

Neither party could say what their

respective bosses are thinking about AX201

being shown during RR’s Centenary celebrations

(AX201 now belongs to VW/Bentley).


The scheduled speaker, Alasdair Stewart was

indisposed and John Crawford made an appearance

instead. John flew in just for this afternoon

and this marks the fifth time he or

Alasdair have addressed the club. Summarizing

the Sebring and Le Mans races he said

that Bentley will not return to Le Mans until

the rules [for prototypes] change. The partnership

with Breitling, the Speed 8 racecar’s

main sponsor, will however continue.


♦ 2003 global sales were 981 (415 in the

US), a number greater than the

combined Phantom/Maybach output.

Bentley aims to maintain a 50% share of

the luxury market.

♦ Sales of preowned cars are up 200%.

♦ 70% of new cars have personal commissioning

by Bentley Mulliner.

♦ Arnage: More Arnage cars were sold in

2003 than in 2002. The model will see

“significant change.”

sleuths of the world—To Arms! A RREC

member who has acquired an usual 1957

Bentley S1 2-door James Young “saloon

coupe” (design B20SR) is seeking information

on his and the other two cars built in that

style. B207CM (engine no. BC353) spent

much of its life in America, possibly from the

early 1960s, and was painted Celeste blue and

had a pale blue interior. It returned to the UK

in the late 1980s and is registered TWY480.

Ordered through Jack Barclay originally

as a 4-door saloon the first owner Percy C.

Henderson of Little Warley, Essex, changed

his order at the last minute and took delivery

in May 1957. The car subsequently went

through the hands of J.F. Howes FRIBA of

Howes & Jackman Architetects of Greys Inn,

London; Colonel A.B. McGhee of Wimbledon;

and, more recently, Richard John Edwards

of Telford in 1989 and John C. Brown

[the classic car dealer near Royston?] of

Letchworth in 1991.

A grateful owner awaits your correspondence:

Ian Dixon Potter, 42 Edbrooke Road,

London W9 2DG, ph. 0044 207 266 2506,

email .

♦ Conti GT: at present 2500 firm orders +

400 “intentions to purchase,” 3600 worldwide

deposits. Production of North America-bound

cars begins in March; the order

cover (i.e., how long you have to wait for

delivery) for North America stands at 18

months. Already there are a notable number

of conquests—buyers won over from

other marques, especially Mercedes

CL600 and S600, Porsche, and Ferrari. A

4-door version may appear in 2005 [code

name BY611?], a convertible in 2006.

Latest accolades: voted by Motorweek

“Best Dream Machine 2004” and by Robb

Report “Best Car” (against Lamborghini

Gallardo, RR Phantom, Maybach)

♦ A second Bentley limousine will be built

for the Queen.

Bentley remains firm in its commitment

to continue to supply parts for all Crewebuilt

cars through the Crewe Genuine

parts program

♦ Mercedes-Benz commissioned the firm Allison

Fisher to research “Car Club Membership

and Aspirations” and finds that car

club memberships are on the decline.


Bob Austin remarked on what really should

be a universally accepted truism but is still

met with resistance by certain stalwart doomsayers:

if VW had kept both marques neither

Bentley nor Rolls-Royce would have gained

distinct, individual identities. Now, each

brand is about a different premise and neither

is likely to rob customers from the other, a

sentiment echoed without reservation by the

folks at Bentley.

His presentation focused on a film of the

Goodwood plant and offices, and a Q&A



♦ The first Phantom took 2 weeks to build,

now they do 5 a day (during the November

2003 push that number went up to 7).

Each car still requires some 260 hours of

total labor, vs. 25 hours industry average

and 17 in Japanese cars.

♦ North America accounted for 60% of sales.

♦ Only two of the former Crewe employees

went to Goodwood, one of them a woodworker,

the other was Tony Gott.

♦ At present and for the near future

“bespoke” options will be limited to customized


♦ The Phantom chassis is expected to have

a lifecycle of approx. 10 years; variations

to the body are “probable.” [The insistent

rumors that a coupe and a convertible are

on the horizon remain just that.]

♦ The Phantom has not yet undergone

US gov’t crash tests but only computer


♦ There will be only very limited advertising

in any form of media; print ads will

be exclusively in the Robb Report.

Instead, the car will be presented in oneon-one

personal encounters.

Info on B207CM Sought

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Almost a "Graber-look." A car with very similar if not identical body but more conventional front treatment

is shown on p. 275 of Green’s Bentley—Fifty Years…. The same is true of a drawing of a Rolls-Royce saloon

coupe, design SC20, presumably not built, shown on p. 228 of Dalton’s The Elegance Continues. The 4-door

RR to design SC10S on p. 225 of that book has the same frontal appearance as B207CM.

For more on James Young designs see also Tom Clarke’s articles in FL00-3 and 4.

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olls-Royceniks with the time and money

can find lots of amusements throughout

the year. The premier events during the

year start with Madness Month in Arizona in

January. February is Retromobile in Paris.

March offers Amelia Island in Florida and the

Australian Federal Rally. Later in the spring

the RROC spring tour comes along. In

Britain, the big RREC Annual Rally is scheduled

for June. Meadowbrook follows in July in

Michigan. The RROC Annual Meet and Pebble

Beach occupy August. The Beaulieu Autojumble

takes place in September and, in

October, Hershey uses up any money left.

Sometime in there will be a Silver Ghost tour

and other not to be missed events.

January is Madness

Month in Arizona

By John W. de Campi (NH)

What is Madness Month? During January,

there are five major auto auctions in the

Phoenix, Arizona area, starting about January

15 th and lasting until February 1 st . Some days

there are three auctions going on at once. In total,

about $75 million changed hands this year.

It all began with Thomas W. Barrett III,

fondly nicknamed “Terrible Tommy Barrett,”

a car collector in Scottsdale with magnetic finger

tips. He had the ability to find and acquire

some absolutely wonderful motorcars. And he

sold the cars that no longer amused him. In

the early 1970s, Ken Karger acquired his

Saoutchik Silver Ghost tourer 2442 from Tom.

In 1971, Tom and partner Russ Jackson began

the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Scotts-

A nice, clean 1984 Silver Spirit sold at $25,920 at B-J. A Chevy Chevelle (yawn) comes across the ramp at B-J.

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A very nice 2-owner 1965 S3 sold for $75,600 but nobody seemed to want entertainer

Michael Jackson’s black 2001 Arnage Red Label (right rear) very much.

The Barrett-Jackson indoor flea market offers all sorts of automotive baubles to

tempt the enthusiast.

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Barrett-Jackson’s outdoor vendor market offers

about a half mile of stalls.

dale. From that small beginning, January in Phoenix has become the

three-ring circus it is today. In 2004, the schedule was:

This Murphy-bodied J Duesenberg roadster was sold at RM for $748,000 and

was the richest car of the month.

A row of desirable cars outside the RM sale.

A 1933 Pierce Arrow 12 convertible sedan fetched

$374,000 at the RM affair.

♦ January 16–19: Silver Auctions at Fort McDowell—mostly fairly

ordinary used cars and a few muscle cars.

♦ January 22–24: Russo and Steele in Scottsdale—mostly muscle

cars but occasionally some more interesting cars.

♦ January 23: RM Auction at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix—the

class act of all the auctions; the really exciting cars are here.

♦ January 23–25: Barrett-Jackson Auction at Westworld in Scottsdale—the

granddad of Arizona auctions, selling cars,

automobilia, parts, etc., in a circus atmosphere.

♦ Jan. 28–Feb. 1: Kruse Auction at Phoenix Raceway—the usual

Kruse variety of cars.

This handsome Bugatti type 57C (C means it’s supercharged) Atalante coupe

fetched $533,500 at RM.

Most years, the most interesting booths for RR

enthusiasts are Lmarr Disk (here with proprietor

Mike Rabin) and Cy Conrad (whom we couldn’t

find this year).



1927 RR Spfd P I Pickwick 41,000 no Kruse

1953 RR S. Dawn conv. 93,500 yes RM

1960 RR James Young P V 55,080 yes B-J

1962 RR S. Cloud II lwb 24,500 yes Kruse

1963 RR James Young P V 72,600 yes RM

1977 RR S. Shadow 18,360 yes B-J

1977 RR S. Shadow II 11,880 yes B-J

1979 RR S. Shadow II 15,750 no Silv

1979 RR S. Shadow II 14,000 yes Kruse

1982 RR S. Spur 10,908 yes B-J

1982 RR S. Spur 14,040 yes B-J

1982 RR S. Spur 18,250 yes Kruse

1982 RR S. Spirit 19,980 yes B-J

1982 RR S. Spirit 19,400 yes Kruse

1983 RR S. Spur 16,250 yes Silv

1984 RR S. Spirit 25,920 yes B-J

1985 RR S. Spur 43,740 yes B-J

1985 RR S. Spur 19,440 yes B-J

1986 RR Corniche dhc 45,000 no Kruse

1987 RR Corniche dhc 73,440 yes B-J

1988 RR Corniche dhc 52,000 no Kruse

1951 B Mk VI 32,400 yes B-J

1965 B S3 75,600 yes B-J

1987 B Eight 18,250 yes Kruse

1987 B Mulsanne 17,820 yes R&S

1989 B Turbo R 42,120 yes B-J

1989 B Turbo R 22,700 yes Kruse

1997 B Brooklands 48,600 yes R&S

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RM’s 1948 Tucker (beautifully restored) went for $495K.

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Kidnap of the Flying Lady

by Richard Feast

MBI Publ. Co, 2003 (avail. from

Motorbooks Catalog: 800-826-6600,

). 224 p.

Hardcover. ISBN 0 7603 1686 4.


Much is expected of the first book to

investigate the background of the

1998 auction sale of RRMC.

Limited, ambiguous, and inconsistent

public disclosures at the time of

the event and in its aftermath left

many unknowns—most particularly

in the minds of employees and enthusiasts—as

to the true motives of

the principals, especially VW “overlooking”

the all-important matter of

the RR trademarks which ultimately

forced the split of the marques.

A good third of the book is devoted

to a retelling of basic Rolls-

Rolls history,

with particular


on the 1971


and the role

of Vickers in

RR’s affairs in

particular and

British industry

in general. There are no revelations

here but for those new to

the subject this summary provides

solid context in which to understand

the roots of subsequent developments.

(Noteworthy: Only in

the last few years has the literature

abandoned its glossing over

of RR’s 1931 acquisition of Bentley;

Feast portrays RR’s role accurately,

i.e., unflattering.) His

treatment of that part of the RR

era of which little has been written

to date does offer some tidbits

that advance our understanding of

what happened: that Prince Jefri

of Brunei and his elder brother

spent some £150 million a year

between 1994–1997 at RR,

amounting to half (!) the

company’s total annual revenue;

the effect on BMW and VW of

Mercedes’ interest in RR and

their reasons for bringing to market

the Maybach; and that Piëch

[VW] and Pischetsrieder [BMW]

held weekly top secret meetings

throughout the entire pre- and

post-sale phase.

This last point, however, makes

it all the harder to accept certain of

Feast’s premises. Even after

repeated and most attentive study,

at the end one is left with fewer answers

than questions as to what VW

knew when about the RR

trademarks. Matters aren’t helped

by the fact that Feast lists no

sources whatsoever (unlike, for instance,

Peter Pugh’s Magic of a

Name trilogy which overflows with

quotes by named sources and extensive

notes). When already the book

jacket says that Feast “wasn’t there”

but had “a full account of who said

what to whom” through “extensive

disclosures . . . by contacts in the industry”

one doubts if that is the way

believable reportage is taught in

journalism school. The critical

reader will resist being expected to

simply accept Feast’s word at face

value, especially since some of the

cornerstones of his interpretation of

the events are so tendencious (such

as the roles assigned to Piëch [VW]

and Robins [RR plc]—the former a

fool for misjudging the BMW/RR

plc relationship, the latter selfishly

holding the RR badge hostage, to

the detriment of the car company.

By contrast, David Plastow, who has

endorsed the book enthusiastically,

is portrayed as a heroic figure during

his years at the helm—an assessment

history is hardly likely to

endorse with similar enthusiasm).

Surely there remain aspects of the

story yet to be told!

It should be recognized that

this book won the 2003 UK Guild

of Motoring Writers’ Pierre Dreyfus

Award, sponsored by Renault

UK (Dreyfus was president director

general of Régie Renault from

1955–1975), for having made “the

most outstanding journalistic effort

during the year in any medium.”

The Automotive


13,000 Works in English, Czech/Slovak,

Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian,

Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese,

Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish

by Denis Veilleux

McFarland & Co (800-253-2187),

2003. 626 p. Hardcover. ISBN 0 7864

1534 7. $95

The subtitle leaves pretty much no

doubt as to what this book is about;

only two questions remain: why

and how? The “why” aspect is easier

to answer. Research the author

did on his

own doctoraldissertation


the early

years of




Canada led to the conclusion that

there was no satisfactory single reference

source. Anyone who has

done literature searches, especially

into secondary and lower-level material,

knows how spotty card and

other catalogs, even electronic ones,

can be. This book catalogs

monographs, theses, biographies,

encyclopedias, company and

government publications; buyers’,

collectors’, spotters’, and identification

guides. The entries cover every

aspect of motorization in works

published before 2000—and from

14 languages, although most stem

from English, French, German and

Italian sources. Not included are juvenile

titles, most restoration/technical

guides, or combat vehicles.

As to the “how,” well, there is

more way than one to skin a cat.

You have to read, understand, and

apply the principles laid out in the

Introduction. If you go on a fishing

expedition of your own you will

without fail mislead yourself into

thinking this bibliography is missing

more than it contains. Or—and

this will satisfy the great majority

of searches—you can simply consult

the 3 indeces (author, title, or

subject); the only caveat being that

in this case you already have to

know at least one of the three criteria

to get anywhere. The real discoveries,

however, are made in

finding those things you didn’t

know existed and for that you do

have to understand the—inevitably

subjective—thematic classifications

of the book.

All in all, a staggering undertaking,

interesting to all, useful to

many, indispensable to some.

How to Design Cars

Like a Pro

by Tony Lewin, Ryan Borroff

MBI Publ. Co, 2003 (avail. from Motorbooks

Catalog: 800-826-6600,

). 204 p. Softcover.

ISBN 0 7603 1641 4. $24.95

The Maybach and the Phantom

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are obviously going after the same

demographics. In a world of derivative,

even cookie-cutter,

design why is it that these two

cars look not at all alike? What do

the designers, marketers, psychologists

at one company know or

imagine that the ones at the other

company don’t?

This well-illustrated book examines

the language of design (exterior

and interior) as it relates to

brand recognition, ergonomics,

and “subliminal messages.” Brief

overviews on how to quick-sketch

and then render drawings and

construct models give insights into

the practical aspects of the

designer’s work. Design chiefs

from leading carmakers relate

their philosophies and several current

cars are being critiqued by

tutors and students at the Coventry

School of Art and Design.

Hearing the professionals think

out loud schools the mind and the

eye. The reader’s newfound sense

of critical appreciation for the

complexity of the process may

retroactively stimulate a rethinking

of designs one had cavalierly

dismissed before.

The Phantom’s interior

(described as “brave”) is given indepth

treatment in the relevant

chapter; the car is also singled out

for a general discussion in a case

study of luxury style. The chapter

“50 Landmark Designs” (defined

as those “so powerful they changed

the way the whole auto industry



one RR


the Silver


This is by

no means

the first

time the


community has shown a degree of

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model that the RR community

seems unwilling to muster . . . .

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“designed,” in the sense that it is

styled with purpose in order to

achieve a specific effect. Do take

the time to look at that in detail

and ask yourself “why this way and

not another?” (Index)

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PHANTOM I (67NC) 1926 Merrimac special Salamanca.

Retiring from hobby; well known RROC

Blenheim Trophy winner; rare English chassis, American

body as originally ordered by Springfield, MA

owner; (not associated with RRofA); 30 yrs of TLC by

present owner, outstanding car; never butchered or altered

in any way; extremely well detailed; properly appointed.

Soft market priced at $80,000 but will consider

reasonable marketable trades or late model Class A

Diesel motor home. Sam Butner Montgomery, AL

334-264-8888 or e-mail:

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Deadlines: 12/1, 2/1, 4/1, 6/1, 8/1, 10/1.

less exhaust; chassis fitted w/ a 1914 Silver Ghost body

from 2232E; body was built in 1914 by the Royal Naval

air service to haul pilots to their bi-planes in WWI;

ready to tour or be the luggage van; great attention

getter for your business. $55,000 or trade. Dale Powers

FL 941-778-7270 or email:

PHANTOM II (298AJS) 1933 Brewster Newport.

LHD; town car carefully preserved; original paint and

upholstery, mechanical work and rewiring recently

performed for reliable driving; excellent car for Pebble

Beach original class; motivated seller; 37,667 mi.

$150,000 obo. Tom Batchelor Reno, NV 775-825-

3269 or email: info@vintagecarstuff


Hooper coupé. Completely rebuilt motor, pistons,

head, valves; new cam and roller-followers; new babbited

bearings, turned crankshaft; no expense spared

in making this motor new; strong mechanical; old

restoration on body, but very nice. Asking $135,000

or trade. Rudy Langer 4943 Ward Pky., Kansas City,

MO 64112 816-931-1188.

20 HP (GBM5) 1928 Southern drophead coupé.

Black w/interior tan leather; re-bodied three position;

mechanically sound; paint older restoration, some

paint chipped near rear bumper; interior good condition;

carburetor built by Ed Lake in 2000; electric

or hand crank starter; car has won numerous Southern

Delta Region awards in 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2003,

including most popular in 2001; more garage space

needed requires sale. $115,000. Bill Borchert LA

985-649-4519 or 985-640-2266 cell.

20/25 (GMU70) 1932 James Young saloon. 100%

complete, but in need of restoration; drives very well;

almost always stops, similar to GTR4 on p. 56 of Tom

Clarke’s book, The Rolls-Royce 20/25 HP. $13,500

obo. David S. Morrison CA 562-426-6054 or email:

20/25 (GEX12) 1933 H.J. Mulliner saloon w/ division.

Needs total restoration; all woodwork has deteriorated

and has been removed; will not part out. $10,000.

Arnold F. Weber Neodesha, KS 620-325-2846.

25/30 (GUN27) 1937 Alpe & Saunders Van. Gown

van made by Automobiles Gerona of Spain for Christian

Dior of Paris for transporting his gowns all over

Paris & Europe. Imported to USA in 1966 for use by

Antonio’s Couturiers of Beverly Hills. Engine dismantled

w/ all parts resorted; ready to be reassembled.

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tion; an interesting piece of history for fun or commercial

use. $10,000 obo. David S. Morrison CA

562-426-6054 or email:

SILVER WRAITH (WME43) 1950 Hooper saloon.

RHD; midnight blue; dove grey carpet, headliner and

leather seating; fully restored; nothing overlooked;

professionally maintained by Dick Frawley; everything

perfect. $110,000. Woody Dries Kennett

Square, PA 610-925-3141 or 302-218-0393.

SILVER WRAITH (LALW17) 1952 H.J. Mulliner

limousine. LHD; orig. US imported seven passenger

enclosed drive; midnight blue exterior; beige interior

w/ factory installed P100 sealed beamed headlamps;

all orig. tools, owner’s manual, (3) cigar lighters, (2)

oilers, flashlight, electric division window, lap robe bar,

etc.; third owner; known the car since 1959 when 2nd

owner bought it; always garaged since new; driven regularly;

in good condition; 73,000 orig. mi. Buying a

larger sailboat makes it available for $45,000. John

Richards #3 Elizabeth Court, Mystic, CT 06355 860-

460-9738 or email:

SILVER WRAITH (CLW24) 1954 H.J. Mulliner

limousine. RHD; lwb; the essence of British elegance,

built for Lord Mayor of Guernsey; black w/ cherry inserts;

black hide front; grey hide rear; P-100 headlights;

electric division, dual a/c; foot rest; sunroof;

excellent wood; V-6; cd in glove box; runs beautifully;

63,000 orig. mi. Asking $45,000 obo. Jay Eshbach

TX 281-428-2712 or

SILVER WRAITH (DLW168) 1954 Park Ward limousine.

RHD; original green paint adhering well but

tired. Carpets, headliner, grey leather, chrome all good;

wood needs refinishing; mohair carpet overlay to rear

compartment; crystal decanters and tumblers; all small

and large tools, owner’s and coachbuilder’s handbooks

and other literature; good mechanical condition. 4.9

liter engine as fitted to LDLW163-DLW172. Unusually

complete and original example. Design 598. Titled

first owner. Used regularly. 75,000 mi. $35,000. John

Matsen 39 Sand Hill Road, Annandale, NJ 08801 908-

236-6490 or email:

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SILVER WRAITH (LHLW36) 1959 H.J. Mulliner

limousine. LHD; this one-off custom body has jump

seats and division and was built for a man in OH who

was 6'7" tall; two pages of special features on the order

form; power steering, dual a/c, dual radios, new

stainless exhaust, new tires; the exterior paint has

checking, but the interior is near perfect. I believe

the 53,000 mi. to be actual on this 17 th to last Silver

Wraith built. $67,500, trades considered. Powers

Parts FL 941-778-7270 or

SILVER DAWN (STH85) 1954 saloon. Black over

Mason’s grey; red interior; sunroof; driver’s desk; rear

seat picnic tables; highly orig. car; escellent condition;

29,000 mi. Asking $37,500. John Schott Dover, MA

508-650-7187 days or 508-785-1268 eves.

SILVER DAWN (STH55) 1955 Freestone and

Webb close coupled saloon. Owned by RROC member

for over 20 yrs. Lovely car, has not been restored,

is complete and original. Last bank appraisal and valuation

at $65,000. Jerilyn Glynn West Palm Beach,

FL 561-333-3404 or email:

for additional photos.

SILVER CLOUD I (SCC61) 1956 saloon. RHD;

pewter and gold w/ redyed grey interior; good mechanically;

fair body and interior; motor is in good

shape w/ much work having been done; water jacket is

cracked and needs to be stitched. Car was fitted by

Hythe Road w/ power steering when new; a number

of parts will go with the car. $13,000. Doug Carter 6

- 7300 Ledway Road, Richmond, B.C. Canada V7C

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SILVER CLOUD II (LSPA30) 1960 saloon. LHD;

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silver over blue sides; blue leather; auto V8; well

maintained and garaged; restored w/ factory a/c; overhauled

brake sys; new factory exhaust sys; immaculate

woodwork; new Michelin tires; service records

and pics available; will consider late model trade

BMW, Lexus, Mercedes or equivalent; 16,237 mi.

$45,000. John T. McCreay 1154 Blue Heron Dr.,

Westerville, OH 43082 614-882-0908 or email:

SILVER CLOUD II (SXC667) 1961 saloon. RHD;

metalic silver, maroon paint w/ red leather upholstery

and good chrome; original, complete, goodrunning;

low-mileage V-8 engine. $12,000. Bruce

Ritzschke 10901 W. 32 Ave., Wheatridge, CO 80033


SILVER CLOUD III (LCAL23) 1963 lwb saloon

w/ division. LHD; black/red; orig. boot mat, all tools

and manuals; this is a truly outstanding motorcar;

interested parties send for photos and full printout

on the car; transmission and servo completely rebuilt.

$57,000. Fred Kenfield 200 - 66th Street

North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710 727-347-3361 no

email or fax.

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SILVER CLOUD III (CEL69) 1964 lwb saloon

with division. RHD; burgundy/dusk grey, grey hides;

pristine, orig., immaculate woodwork; a/c; original

tools; altimeter; beautiful-driving car. $52,500 obo.

Kay Nelson 9331 Waterview Rd., Dallas, TX 75218

972-733-8933 pager.

SILVER CLOUD III (LSFU519) 1964 Mulliner,

Park Ward Flying Spur. White w/ camel hides; perfect

wood; excellent condition throughout; an elegant

car in every way; special cont. springing from factory;

94,000 mi. $107,000. Gail Reingold CA 310-476-

3710 or email:


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PHANTOM V (5AT48) 1960 James Young limousine.

Two-tone blue and silver exterior paint by Robby

Lawless; blue interior by Brian Bassett; this model

PV10M was originally commissioned for Jay Lerner

(My Fair Lady), but order was terminated because of

lengthy delivery time. Car sold to Major Andrew Holt;

has undergone a three-year restoration in excess of

$150,000 by current owner; rebuilt engine and mechanics

by Gerard Hebert; interior, exterior and mechanics

are great; car has won numerous regional

awards including Southern Delta Region 2002 showoff.

$195,500. Bill Borchert LA 985-649-4519 or

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PHANTOM V (5LAT82) 1961 H.J. Mulliner limousine.

LHD; one of only eight built; a/c, divider window,

no jump seats; within last yr car was completely

stripped down to bare metal w/ all glass and chrome

removed and completely repainted; brand new black

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carpeting; all wood completely taken out and carefully

redone; exceptional car and a real head turner. Car

runs beautiful; no longer have garage space; 28,000

mi. on odometer and my RR mechanic feels that this

is original mileage. Willing to sacrifice the car to a

good home for $125,000. Robert Risberg La Jolla,

CA, 858-454-8567 or email:

SILVER SHADOW (LRC19398) 1974 lwb saloon.

LHD; cardinal red w/ new cream Everflex roof; magnolia

leather interior w/ red piping; clean, garaged,

serviced and pampered; driven regularly; non-smoker;

service records; good overall condition; 67,000 mi.

$17,600 obo. Steve Plotkin PA 610-358-5366.

SILVER SHADOW (SRH20860) 1975 saloon.

RHD; sea mist green; dark green leather; full set of

shop manuals; garaged; driven regularly; good overall

condition; delivery available. $17,500 obo. Jack Muir

124 Francis Ave., Newington, CT 06111 800-666-

6847 or 860-666-6648.

SILVER SHADOW (SRD21771) 1975 saloon.

RHD; gold color; brakes and air recently redone. UK

P plates; left rear window motor, clock and some fan

speeds not operating; daily driver; original condition;

about 58,000 mi. Newer car arriving, asking $15,000.

Ted Yaeger Daytona Beach, FL 386-756-2836.

SILVER SHADOW II (SRF30074) 1977 saloon.

Ocean Foam w/ Banker’s Green interior that has been

nourished w/ leatherique; very good condition inside

out; car runs strong and ready for a long trip; regularly

serviced by RR mechanics; all records available;

hydraulics, cooling system and front end recently serviced;

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SILVER SHADOW II (SRH31514) 1977 saloon.

RHD; white w/ blue leather; good overall condition;

many new mechanical parts; full set of shop manuals;

garaged; driven regularly; delivery available. $18,500

obo. Jack Muir 124 Francis Ave., Newington, CT

06111 800-666-6847 or 860-666-6648.

SILVER WRAITH II (LRK38829 1979 lwb saloon.

LHD; pewter w/ blue Everflex top; blue leather; three

owner car; service records; 42,000 orig. mi. $35,500.

Jeff Mason 105 S. Knowles Ave., New Richmond,

WI 54017 715-246-9418.

SILVER SHADOW II (SRL39777) 1980 saloon.

Exterior very good; no rust but some paint cracking;

interior perfect; all original am/fm stereo/cassette; always

in heated garage; maintained by NYC Cooper

Classics head mechanic; 2nd owner; 38,000 mi.

$27,500. William Henderson NY 845-878-6078.

SILVER SPIRIT (SAB-01961) 1981 saloon. Tan w/

red hides; excellent condition; 52,000 mi. Asking

$27,500. Robert Huntoon Charleston, SC 843 853

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leather; garaged, not driven winters; 66,500 mi.

$32,000. Kenneth Gibbons 824 Dongan Ave., Scotia,

NY 12302 518-346-5528.

SILVER SPUR (NAC 04062) 1982 lwb saloon. Lhd;

black w/ tan hides piped black; Florida car; second

owner; excellent condition; fully serviced; 18,000 mi.

$26,900. Craig Linden FL 813-731-8775 or email:

SILVER SPIRIT (SAF-13048) 1985 saloon. Dark

oyster w/ tan interior; no rust, cd/stereo, new tires;

excellent body; smooth running; driven regularly on

a limited basis; 85,000 mi. $28,795. Bruce Saltzman

NY 516-799-1241 or email:

SILVER SPIRIT (NAF-12557) 1985 saloon. LHD;

metallic navy blue, clear coat, w/ red striping, red

leather, red carpets. Excellent condition. Looks great

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rebuilt; in excellent condition. $40,000 obo or trade

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Miksic MN 612-327-9865.

SILVER SPUR (NAG-14146) 1986 lwb saloon.

LHD; light oyster w/ grey interior; picnic tables in

rear. $18,500 obo. Joseph Naglich St. Mary’s, PA


SILVER SPUR (NAJ-22936) 1988 lwb saloon.

LHD; white w/ white Everflex roof; white leather

piped in red; red carpet piped in white; ABS braking;

desirable 20,000 series; built-in telephone, picnic tables,

owner’s manual, tools; looks great inside and out;

pictures emailed; 115,000 mi. $26,900. May trade toward

a 1925-64 LHD RR. Michael Ziegler Allentown,

PA. 610-435-8100 days, 610-435-0358 eves or


SILVER SPIRIT (SAK-27229) 1989 saloon.

Green W/ tan interior; excellent condition; summer

driven only; 29,000 mi.(48,000 K). $31,000. Ian

Smith Ontario, Canada 705-444-5479 or e-mail:

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overlays used once; garage kept; never driven in snow,

rarely in rain; mostly driven on beltway for weekly exercise;

non-smoker; Mobil One oil used; 23,000 mi.

$45,000. Neal Baron MD 301-652-7919 eves.

CORNICHE (DRA12690) 1972 MPW dhc. Ivory w/

burgundy leather; new paint, back to the bare metal,

properly done w/ all photos; new convertible top;

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CORNICHE (DRF31284) 1977 Mulliner, Park

Ward drophead coupé. New white paint; new blue top;

wood and leather refinished, all books, tools and service

records. Looks and runs as new. 42,000 documented

mi. $48,000. John Arena FL 954-524-7453

CORNICHE II (DAG-15489 ) 1986 Mulliner, Park

Ward drophead coupé. White w/ white top and red

interior w/ white piping. Many extras incl. RR chrome

wheels, custom steering wheel and 8 pack CD player;

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Markham (Reading) roadster with dickey. Proper

1930 Speed Six drive train, 10 ft. wheelbase, 3.0:1 rear

axle, blinding performance. Body off complete mechanical

rebuild by McKenzie-Guppy and fresh cosmetics;

same owner past 25 yrs. $345,000. Paul

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BENTLEY 3 1 ⁄2 LITRE (B133BL) 1934 Thrupp &

Maberly saloon. High-speed rear end; stainless steel

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O’Connor MD 410 820 0630 or email:

BENTLEY 4 1 ⁄2 LITRE (XR3328) 1928 R. Harrison

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owners since new; recent rebuilds of both engine and

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BENTLEY MARK VI (B145HP) 1951 Freestone

& Webb Six light saloon. Black w/ silver sides and tan

interior; sunroof; sliding blue glass sunshades in rear;

runs and drives, but needs total restoration; mostly

complete. $9,000 obo. Roy Margenau MI 734 730-

2543 or email:

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BENTLEY S1 (B26LEG) 1957 saloon. LDH; finished

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control and more; excellent throughout. $31,950.

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Park Ward drophead coupé. LHD; cream w/ biscuit;

rare convertible; beautiful and classic driver; aluminum

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BENTLEY T TYPE (CBH1618) 1967 James Young

coupé. RHD; smoke/sage green w/ matching webasto

sunroof; white interior; cold classic a/c; complete

tools; lots of documentation; delivered 2/13/67; rare

1 of 15 made; possibly last James Young built; excellent

mechanical and cosmetics; beautiful car; 94,000

mi. $24,900. David Israelite NY 516-626-2300 or

BENTLEY MULSANNE (SBG-14300) 1986 saloon.

Black exterior; light brown interior; well maintained;

120,000 mi. $25,000 obo. Charles McKay

WA 253-846-9295.

BENTLEY EIGHT (EBJ-22811) 1988 saloon. Tudor

red w/ chrome/red Bentley turbo wheels; parchment

interior; maintained perfectly; incl. new RR

steering rack; needs nothing; all records; Calif. car;

20,000 series; will email pics; 63,000 mi. $22,500. Bill

Goldberg Tiburon, CA 415-435-2497 or email:

BENTLEY TURBO R (RBM-34475) 1991 saloon.

Magnolia exterior; magnolia leather; surrounded by

burled walnut and brand new overlay moutons; all

aluminum V8 turbocharged fuel injected engine; one

of the fastest saloons in the world; dealer maintained;

only 37,000 mi. $45,999 obo. Steve Solomon Dallas,

TX 214-597-1909.

BENTLEY TURBO RL (PBV-59106) 1997 lwb saloon.

Magnolia exterior; soft tan hides w/ parchment

piping; exceptional condition inside and out; complete

service history; Bentley car cover; 34,000 mi.

$76,900 obo. Will consider partial trade of Silver

Shadow II, T2, Silver Wraith II or Silver Spur. Andrew

Dunn CA 415-387-9796.


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MARK VI, R TYPE or SILVER DAWN standard steel

saloon. Robert Nicholson P.O. Box 29281, Presidio

of San Francisco, CA 94129 415-346-8486.

Any S/SC Series I, II or III with low mileage (under

50K), must be well cared for and original, not redone.

LHD only; will travel. John Cory NJ 201-947-8215

or fax: 201-947-0274 after 4 PM.

1965 SC III, lhd; low mileage; original condition, not

restored; top price paid. Any condition drophead

coupé, CORNICHE, P V, R TYPE, S1, 2, 3 rhd or

lhd. I love to restore them, not for export or to part

out. Thank you. D.B. Kaufman 2030 Farragut St.,

New Orleans, LA 70114 504-366-0704 or fax: 504-

364-1066 or email:

A genuine, 7504, 1956-1962, SC, H.J. Mulliner, dhc

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w/ factory lhd. Car must be a fine unrestored example

or correct restoration and never have been salt

damaged or otherwise rusted. Will also consider a

1963 SC Mulliner w/ LHD, however, car would have

to be in designated condition and priced realistically.

Albert Marlowe 125 Hampton Place, Nashville, TN


ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHES wanted. We will purchase

your RR Corniche top dollar anywhere in the

country. Any year. Frank Corrente’s Cadillac Corner,

Inc. 7614 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA

90046 323-850-1881 or fax: 323-850-1884.

Low mileage BENTLEY wanted. Let’s trade my California

real estate and my cash for your car. Bob Ford

18091 Mark Circle, Villa Park, CA 92861 714-637-

8877, fax: 714-637-2955 or email:

Pre- and postwar Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars

wanted in any condition or price. Will travel anywhere.

Glyn Morris Tel. 847-945-9603, fax: 847-945-

9636 or email:


RR/B automobiles wanted. Now buying worldwide.

Highest prices paid. Immediate decision and

collection. Tony Handler, Inc. 2028 Cotner Ave., Los

Angeles, CA 90025 310-473-7773 or fax: 310-479-1197.

20, 20/25, or 25/30 hp RR motorcar. Must be a drop

head or tourer, (open car). Ralph G. Lindquist 800

Mandy Lane, Camp Hill, PA 17011 717-737-6422 or


PHANTOM V or VI – seeking car in need of work

that is reasonably priced. Vehicle stored or not running

acceptable. Also looking for miscellaneous P V

or P VI parts. Need a SILVER CLOUD parts car.

Tom Kindler 511 Tenth Ave., Mendota, IL 61342


BENTLEY (IV) DROPHEAD 1994 wanted by individual.

Jim Sivalls CA 415-309-0701 or email:

Seeking 6 CYLINDER Rolls or Bentley in drivable

condition located in the northwest. Jay Eubanks WA

503-775-6735 or 360-944-7259.

Rolls-Royce & Bentley wanted 1902–2002, any

model, any condition, top price paid. Please call Peter

Kumar NY 800-452-9910.


New WINDSHIELD for Hooper Silver Wraith,

made in England, $2,200 including insured shipping

within the 48 contiguous states. DERBY BENTLEY

3 1 ⁄2 and 4 1 ⁄4 RADIATOR with moveable shutters

(cleaned and tested), $2,000. P100L Headlamps, pair,

$500. John Parnell P.O. Box 485, Madisonville, LA

70447 985-845-7033 or fax: 985-845-1628.

Range of over 500 remanufactured parts stocked for

the Ghost and Phantoms I and II. Also a full range of

new parts for chassis lubrication systems up to the

Wraith and R Type. Ask for illustrated list by mail,

(Specify model/s). From the U.K.’s leading supplier.

Coldwell Engineering Coldwell Lane, Sheffield

S10 5TJ., England Tel (44)114 2301541 fax (44)114

2630400. email:, website:

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PARTING OUT 1976 Silver Shadow II lwb, toolkit

available or buy entire car for $6,000. Steve Golde, or

Steve Davidson AZ 602-315-4715 , AZ 800-359-7772.


FABRIC COUPLINGS for Rolls-Royce and Bentley.

Large assortment of PREWAR Rolls-Royce PARTS.

Contact Rudy Rosales 4086 East 71st Street, Cleveland,

OH 44105 800-248-RUDY, 216-641-7711 days

or fax: 216-641-0060.

For CORNICHE II: complete interior seats, top,

door panels, dash, left and right doors and front structure.

BOOT LID for 1986 SILVER SPUR; boot lid

for 1979 Silver Shadow, NEW. Also, misc. parts.

Joseph Naglich 237 Grandview Rd., St. Marys, PA


Oregon Crewe Cutters, Inc. features the world’s

largest selection of used postwar Rolls-Royce and

Bentley parts. Engines, transmissions, mechanical

and electrical components. Body, interior, trimpieces

and chassis cuts always available at reasonable prices.

Oregon Crewe Cutters, Inc. 1665 Redwood Ave.,

Grants Pass, OR 97527. 541-479-5663 or fax: 541-


USED Rolls-Royce and Bentley parts for all postwar

models. One of the world’s most inclusive stocks of engines,

transmissions, mechanical and electrical components.

Body, interior, trim pieces, and chassis cuts

also available. Reasonable prices and knowledgeable

assistance always. Phone calls preferred. Your Post-

War Rolls-Royce and Bentley used parts stockist.

Tony Handler Inc. 2028 Cotner Ave., Los Angeles,

CA 90025 310-473-7773 or fax: 310-479-1197.

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telephone Pre ‘55 020 7978 2223

Post ‘55 020 7738 8333

Fax 020 7738 8099



Now Available!

R Type, Mark VI Timing Gears

Exhaust Manifolds RE 8308 + RE 8309

FOR R Type Continental + LHD Mark VI + Silver Wraith

RH 69S2 Exhaust tailpipe

FOR R Type Continental chassis BC7D onwards.

Normal price £399. Special price: now £150.

Only 4 remaining. Will not be replaced.

Genuine Factory Parts

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of original on the outside with modern core.

STRONGER SPARK, better performance, $285.

Also, we will recore your original coil, $225. Charles

Tobin, River Carriage Shop 21188 Maplewood

Ave., Rocky River, OH 44116 440-333-0561, or fax:

440-356-5543 or 800-950-2415.

NEW CYLINDER HEADS for 20 and 20/25 cars.

Assembled, new valves, guides, coreplugs, etc. Suitable

for lead-free petrol. Insured freight arranged.

Over 600 heads sold in 30 years. Why risk a repair?


NOW FOR: P I & II, as well as 20, 20/25, 25/30 & B

3 1 ⁄2, 4 1 ⁄4. High pressure moulded in modern materials.

Do not confuse with others offered. P I & P II

£105.50. 20, 20/25, 25/30, B 3 1 ⁄2, 4 1 ⁄4 £95. Richard

Shaw A T H Alden Ltd. Unit A, Sutherland House,

Sutherland Road, London E17 6BU England Tel:

(0)20-8531-3358 or fax: (0)20-8527-9105.

SILVER DAWN/R TYPE BODY. Empress style by

Hooper w/ most of the interior. Paint stripped down

to aluminum; restorable as is or can be used as donor

for body parts in a Hooper restoration, $3,000 obo.


running gear except axles and brakes, cleaned and

painted, $1,000 obo. David S. Morrison CA 562-

426-6054 or email:

Oil filter conversion to spin-on filter fits 4.5L postwar

six with single center bolt on filter head (other applications

in development). Retains factory filter head for

original appearance from above and easy conversion

installation. Redirects flow path to outside-inside to

match spin on filter configuration. Incorporates antidrainback

to keep oil filter full for quicker oil pressure

on startup and bypass pressure relief for clogged filter

protection. One bolt conversion installation and

then easy filter changes (smaller spin-on filter will

come out where the factory filter will not). Includes

provision to accept pre-lube auxiliary oil pump output

if desired. Uses low-cost standard spin-on filters available

anywhere. $185 Bill Vatter GA 770-926-6196.


SERTS: Five remain from only run. Specify long or

short driver. No more to be made, $240. R. Judd

2416 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 or


P100l/R100 HEADLIGHTS: Three pr. from SHOW

NOS to restorable. R. Judd 2416 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa

Beach, CA 90254 or email:

CLOUD tail LENSES: Two-piece and one-piece for

Cloud Series. Round reflectors, also, amber and red.

Quality reproductions w/ dyes, not tints. Production

has stopped, a few sets remain. R. Judd 2416 Hermosa

Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 or email:

RH1003 replacement OIL FILTER. This is the exact

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replacement made in England by Crosland and comes

with gasket. This filter fits all Rolls-Royce vehicles

1956 to 1976 that use the canister filter. $15.90 each

plus shipping while supply lasts. I also have some

UE40893 replacement spin on filters for RR vehicles

1977 to 1998. $13.95 each plus shipping while supply

lasts. All filters made in England. Tom Kindler 511

Tenth Avenue, Mendota IL 61342 815-539-7146.

Large discounts on tons of new and used pre-

Shadow Rolls-Royce and Bentley Parts. See our inventory

list on or email

inquiries to Dale Powers

FL 941-778-7270.

1935, 1951, 1953, 1978 PARTS, cheap. Call with

needs. John Bays VA 703-440-3651

New 19 aluminum WHEEL DISC, set of four (4),

$400 plus s/h; one Marchal driving lamp #662, 8 dia.,

new old stock, $200 plus s/h; one Lucas SPOT LAMP,

5 3 ⁄4" dia., complete w/ post mounting bracket, circa `20s

–30s, mint, restored, $750 plus s/h; rearview MIRROR,

5 w/ 4 post for side spare wheel cover installation, restored,

$100 plus s/h. For LHD SILVER CLOUD I:

in dash Radio, RADIOMOBILE by S. Smith & Son,

Model 202x; 5 push buttons, rare, for the perfect

restoration, $750 includes shipping. Nic Petroff OH

440-967-0022 or email:

PHANTOM II BATTERY BOX, $40 plus s/h; tire

tubes, NOS Atlas in boxes, 3 - 6.00 x 6.50 x 20, $20

each plus s/h; 1 - 5.25" x 5.50" x 20", $15 plus s/h. Nic

Petroff OH 440-967-0022 or email:

PARTS for Silver Cloud and S Series Bentley. New

old stock REAR BUMPER, $600; used front bumper,

needs chrome, $200; set of four new old stock win-

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dow lifts, $400; rubber tool insert for Silver Cloud II

and early Cloud III, $75; trouble light, $175. All

prices in US funds plus shipping. Cal Elliott Jasper,

Alberta Canada 780-852-3040.

PHANTOM III parts sale. ABC series cylinder head

complete w/ valves, etc and right side water rail,

$1,300; two road wheels, $150 ea.; two exhaust manifolds,

$125 ea.; gearbox, $1,500; sidemount wheel

clamp, $125; sidemount inner spacer, $100; 1 pr.

stands for orig. ign. coils, $125 pr.; radiator cap under

bonnet, $95; roadwheel chrome nut N.O.S., $125;

two orig. distributor caps N.O.S., $185, ea.; orig. color

catalog, $175; P3TS reproduction color catalog, $85.

Paul Buzzi Moorestown, NJ 856-764-0227.

MORE TOOLS, not in our tool Brochure but available

now in very limited quantities: Kinsman tyre

pumps $150; Nesthill oil syringes: knob top, $120;

loop top, $160; Cloud band setting tool, $140; spare

bulb container, $150; clips to hold spare bulb container,

$150; Cloud trouble light, $125; prewar trouble

light, $150; prewar fuel nozzle, $80; Lucas no 40

oil cans, price depends upon condition. Kismet tire

gauges, both pre- and postwar types. Satisfaction

guaranteed on all. John W. de Campi 55 Adams

Point Rd., Durham, NH 03824 603-868-9665, fax

603-868-9870 or email:

WIPER MOTORS for Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars

1928–1935. A Bosch electric wiper, brand new in original

box, $225; Lucas vacuum wiper in nice shape,

$175. John W. de Campi 55 Adams Point Rd.,

Durham, NH 03824 603-868-9665, fax: 603-868-9870

or email:

TOOLS for pre- and postwar RR and Bentley motorcars

(including Springfield RR and Vintage Bent-

ley) are now available from Pierce Reid and John de

Campi. Ask for a copy of our new and enlarged tool

brochure, Can also supply complete tool kits for most

postwar cars 1946–1996. Call or write John for an illustrated

list of the items available or tell us what you

need. John W. de Campi 55 Adams Point Rd.,

Durham, NH 03824 603-868-9665, fax: 603-868-9870



Spurs, Mulsannes, Brooklands and Turbos. See picture

above, top: Nardi Wood rim on polished aluminum

frame, brand new $400. Lower left: From a

special Bentley Turbo that was wrecked, the wheel is

used but in fine condition, gun-metal blue-grey

leather on a black aluminum frame $250. Lower right:

Moto-Lita wood rim on a polished aluminum frame,

brand new $400. I bought those for a Mulsanne, then

never fitted them and have now sold the car so would

like to sell these steering wheels. John W. de Campi

Stainless Mild Exhaust Systems

for Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motorcars

55 Adams Point Rd., Durham, NH 03824, 603-868-

9665 fax: 603-868-9870 or email:

SILVER CLOUD 1955-65 (exclusively) NEW PARTS

include: SC I & II rear ASH TRAY repair set (6

springs w/ 12 rivets, $99; complete fog lights, $349 ea.

(not JAG look-alikes); hubcap paint rings, $149 ea. or

$499 set; keys, set, $10; RR BADGE, $49; outside R/V

mirrors, $49 ea. (flat or convex); 4-dr weatherstripping,

$95; fresh cloth HEADLINERS (beige or grey),

$239; gas tank door seal, $12; SC I, II headlight

bucket seals, $19 pr.; horns, $275 pr.; factory LHD

steering conversion kit, $2,390. USED parts incl.:

REAR WINDOW, $1,390; 4 Bentley hubcaps, $990;

good prices because quitting hobby. Six garages full;

can email photo(s) prior to purchase;Have everything

for all Silver Clouds, can’t list all here. See my previous

ads for more parts including prices. Always glad

to discuss any SC related issue(s) 7 days a week; call

me last, but do call or email! Aggy Szkopek 1315

Sonora Ave. Glendale, CA 91201 818-507-5775 or for

free parts list email:


24 Cokesbury Road Suite #9 / Cokesbury Road Industrial Park / Lebanon / NJ / 08833 / (908) 236-2820

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SPRINGFIELD P I: for late alum. head MR series;

vacuum tank, radiator shutters or slats only, trilon tail

light, intake manifold, gas gauge, stainless Buffalo

wheels. For Springfield iron head P I: exhaust manifolds;

also need ignition wire conduits for both models.

Elliot Goldstein P.O. Box 921, Smithtown, NY

11787 631-361-6644 phone/fax.

For BREWSTER: 4 exterior door handles for a late P

I, but mostly used on Brewster P IIs. Handles are approx.

9 long. GAS GAUGE for dash, 20 wire wheels

and 4 Brewster interior WINDOW CRANKS. Dennis

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Mitosinka 619 East 4th Street Santa Ana, CA 92701

714 953-5303 or email:

Early Corniche factory WOOD STEERING

WHEEL assy; also outside mirror assy for right hand

door. Evan Kempton 55 Prospect St., Holliston, MA

01746 508-429-1649 or email:

SILVER WRAITH parts: Outside door handles, inside

handles, rear window riser mechanism, tail lights, center

driving light, hub cap/wheel cover. Tom Kindler

511 Tenth Avenue, Mendota, IL 61342 815-539-7146.

PARTS LEFT OVER from your postwar Rolls-Royce

or Bentley? Turn them into cash or trade for needed

parts at Tony Handler Inc. 2028 Cotner Ave., Los

Angeles, CA 90025 310-473-7773 or fax: 310-479-1197

SILVER CLOUD I PARTS desperately needed to

complete restoration of my personal 1958 car. Needed:

clean set of RR wheel covers (can trade for Bentley

set), clean windshield (reproduction type OK), pr.

clean RR nameplates for grille and rear-bumper, one

front air scoop (snow pack,same as early Shadow), door

moldings, any single, vertical grille vane, pr. of clean

YALE key door cylinders, pr. of undamaged sill

MOLDINGS (for rocker panels). Hope you can help?

Aggy Szkopek 1315 Sonora Ave. Glendale, CA 91201

818-507-5775 or email:

For 20/25: Tools, wheelcovers, aluminum spare tire

cover, crystal stemware glasses, headlamp lenses, cigar

lighters, horns, electrical switches, manuals & books.

Al Rice 24 Shady Hollow Drive, Dearborn, MI 48124-

1130 313-278-2926 or email:


BOOKS: Some rare and out-of-print books. Write,

phone or email and I will send a list of the books available.

I also have handbooks, service manuals and parts

books. John W. de Campi 55 Adams Point Rd.,

Durham NH 03824 603-868-9665, or email:

A Brief Guide to Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars,

1925 thru 1955, 3rd Edition 1965, mint, $15; 1931

Bentley 3.5 Litre Sales Brochure (Abridged Particulars),

RROC reprint 1969, mint, $15; Rolls-Royce

Alpine Compendium 1913 & 1973, hardcover book,

very interesting, as new, $35; The Illustrated History of

the Bentley Car 1919–1931 by W.O. Bentley, very good,

$ 25; 1931 Bentley 4.5 Litre Sales Brochure, RROC

reprint 1974, mint, $ 20; RR Silver Wraith II Sales

Brochure. Mint, $15; RollsRoyce, Fact and Legend by

C.S. Shoup, an RROC Publication, mint, $15; RR Phantom

II 40-50 HP Chassis Sales Brochure, RROC

reprint 1973, mint, $15; Rolls-Royce – An Album of

Sales and Institutional Literature, 1953 Dan Post Publications,

excellent, $15. Ben Scheiwe 4681 Dow

Ridge Rd., Orchard Lake, MI 48324 248-738-5381, fax:

248-738-5311 or email:

Fifty prewar (WWII) sales & promotional

BROCHURES, mint condition, authentically reproduced

by RROC (sold as a group), $500 or reasonable

offer. Mort Sork 339 Hidden River Rd.,

Narberth, PA 19072 610-664-4295 or email:

Rolls-Royce QUESTE MAGAZINE from issue #1 to

the Spring 2000 issue including all the special issues.

Issues #1 through #47 are all professionally bound as 8

hardcover books, 6 issues each, with the Bentley, Camargue,

and Phantom special issues bound into the first

3 volumes respectively. The last 8 issues (Winter 99 to

Spring 2000) are loose in a Queste slipcase. $375 including

insured shipping within the US. We are able to

accept all major credit cards as well as checks or money

orders. Stuart Tinker 25 Thomas Hill Rd., Bangor,

ME 04401 207-947-7052 days or 207-947-7193 eves.

HANDBOOKS for RR and Bentley. Tell us what you

need and perhaps we can help you. We have a wide

selection of handbooks to suit pre- and post-war cars.

John W. de Campi 55 Adams Point Rd., Durham,

NH 03824 603-868-9665, fax: 603-868-9870 or email:

Complete set of 1985 Silver Spur (NAF-12262) original

tool kit and books, $500; owner’s handbook and

tools for a Silver Wraith II (LRX30083), $500; handbook

for Phantom VI (PRH4780), $250; handbook for

Silver Cloud III, $200; owner’s handbook for RR Corniche

(CRX50004), $200. Eric Younger Layton UT


ROLLS-ROYCE/BENTLEY original sales brochures

showing all models, interiors, features. ALL PRICES

PER YEAR. Following small brochures: 1949-65,

$45; 1966-69, $25; 1970-95, $20. Following larger

brochures: 1949-65, $75; 1966-69, $45; 1970-95, $35.

Add $3.85 shipping. VISA/MC. Specify year, model.

Walter Miller 6710 Brooklawn, Syracuse NY 13211

315-432-8282, fax: 315-432-8256.

QUESTE MAGAZINES: Numbers 41 thru 54, $10

each + mailing. RROC Members’ Directory – 2 issues.

FIRST ISSUE: October 1951 – 22 pages. SECOND

ISSUE: March 1952 – 28 pages w/ 3 page update dated

December 1952. Offers considered. Nic Petroff OH

440-967-0022 or email:

ROLLS-ROYCE IN AMERICA: rare, unautographed

copy. Long out of print; excellent book, like new condition.

$45 post paid. Fred Fabre


PUZZLE (26x37), $49. SALES BROCHURES (all

mint): Bentley T2, $35; Corniche II (2 pages), $20;

Corniche (red car, 19 pages), $30; CORNICHE/

SHADOW, various cars, 8 page surfaces, $20;

Shadow, Corniche, Camargue, $20; green CAMAR-

GUE (1976, 4 pages, 381 ⁄2" long), $45; CAMARGUE

(blue-white car) 111 ⁄2"x14", $35; general Rolls-Royce

Cars, incl. CAMARGUE, $25; CAMARGUE Heart

and Soul of a Masterpiece, 8"x11", $25. HAND-

BOOKS: Original S1 Bentley, $90; original Bentley

S2 (damaged pages), $45., SC III (second edition),

$90. POSTERS: Depicts SC I/II at Cricket match

(231 ⁄4"x121 ⁄2"), $20; CAMARGUE w/7 technical drawings

40x30, $25; CAMARGUE (green car), $35;

CORNICHE (gold car) (33x46), $45., BENTLEY T2

(black top/beige bottom, 33"x46"), $35; SILVER

WRAITH II (black car) (33"x46"), $35. TWENTY

SILVER GHOSTS by Phil May, 181 ⁄4"x151 ⁄4", $125;

SHADOW dealer parts books (6 volumes), $490. Can

email copies. Aggy Szkopek CA 818-507-5775 or

email at


I have the following RROC Directories for trade only

for pre-1965 RROC Directories: 1965, 1993 and

1995. John Parnell P.O. Box 485, Madisonville, LA

70447 985-845-7033 or email: allweather@

Coachwork on Rolls-Royce, 1906–1939, by Lawrence

Dalton. Dan Marsh WA 253-565-5097 or email:

Supplementary PAMPHLET to owner’s HAND-

BOOK- from James Young for their P V, PV23. If not

for sale, will pay to borrow. Harold Reed 1111 Kane

Concourse, Suite # 311, Bay Harbor Islands, FL

33154 305-865-2000.

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frame up restorations. Contact us for more information.

White Post Restorations PO Drawer D, White

Post, VA 22663 540-837-1140


Master cylinder $75.00 each. Wheel cylinders $50.00

each. Complete rebuilding call for price. VISA, MC,

COD. Free catalog. Send to Apple Hydraulics 1610

Middle Rd., Calverton, NY 11933 800-882-7753 or

fax: 631-369-9516


1967 and earlier cars $275 each. Fast service. VISA,

MC, COD. Free catalog. Send to Apple Hydraulics

1610 Middle Rd., Calverton, NY 11933 800-882-7753

or fax: 631-369-9516

Brakes sleeved and rebuilt: masters, wheels, clutch,

slave. Rebuilders of: calipers, servos, air conditioner

throttle valves, ride control valves, actuator valves,

shoes relined. Better than new. Quick service. Lifetime

written warranty. White Post Restorations

One Old Car Drive, PO Drawer D, White Post, VA

22663 540-837-1140,

Brake backing plates: compete units, restored with

cylinders and shoes. White Post Restorations One

Old Car Drive, White Post, VA 22663 540-837-1140


complete or partial restorations on all postwar models.

Coast to coast closed car carrier service available.

Contact us for more information. LONE WOLF




racks, hydraulic systems, water pumps, carburetors.

For these and others contact Walt LONE WOLF



SWITCHES LIKE NEW. Dash switches re-faced to

showroom perfection. Re-engraved by hand, repainted,

repaired. Master switch, carb, fog, wipers, or

any other engraved plate. Pre-1976. Three week turnaround.

Call for quote. Also: refinish sill plates. The

Frawley Company 138 Main St., Parkesburg, PA

19365 610-857-1099. 2

Wood, leather, trim restoration. factory trained

Rolls/Bentley specialist, Gold Coast Auto Interiors,

Inc., Philip E. Howland 16 N.E. 9 St., Ft. Lauderdale,

FL 33304 954-467-1500 or fax: 954-467-1560,


custom made by Easirider (UK) for all models RR/B,

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Owners Owners Club Club

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It has been said that we’re not owners of a Rolls-Royce or

Bentley motorcar, merely its custodian for a time. Each

car is a bit of history we enjoy, then pass along to the

future. It’s a driver’s right to have his car perform perfectly

for his own pleasure. It’s his duty to preserve the car for

the many enthusiasts who will follow.

Every picture tells a story, and

every classic motorcar has a

history. You add to their rich

histories every day: weddings

where you drive the bride,

birthday outings for the kids,

tours to exotic destinations,

champagne charity fetes. Your

life is interwoven with your

automotive passion. You don’t

want to miss out on a single

event—especially because the

car’s not running.

At The Frawley Company we

believe that cars belong on the

road. Not in a museum, not in

storage, and not in a car shop

waiting for attention.When

your vehicle visits us—in need

of service, or repair, or restoration—we’re

as anxious as you

are to do the job quickly. But

also correctly and without compromise

as RR, Ltd. intended.

That way, your car will run as

splendidly for your heirs tomorrow

as it runs for you today.

Not all RR/B cars belonged to

royalty (or Elvis) but we treat

them as if they did.

Mechanical restoration, repair and service of

Rolls-Royce and Bentley motorcars—

Silver Ghost through Silver Shadow.

©Rolls Royce

Owners Owners Club Club

138 Main Street, Parkesburg, PA 19365


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other cars. Outstanding quality, comprehensive color

selection. Contact North American distributor,

Kexby Ltd. Co. 3908 Col. Ellis Ave., Alexandria, VA

22304 703-370-4929, fax: 703-370-1513 or email:


Broken arms replaced. Solenoid and light repaired.

New original type bulb installed. Send disabled trafficator

for a prompt quote on cost. If you are looking for

a trafficator, we have a large assortment of NEW OLD

STOCK, and reconditioned trafficators, and self-cancelling

switches. Charles Tobin, River Carriage

Shop 21188 Maplewood Ave., Rocky River, OH 44116

440-333-0561, or fax: 440-356-5543 or 800-950-2415.

Offering RR and Bentley Service, repairs and restoration

since 1976 in Houston, TX. 281-448-4739,


ISHING for all models. Meticulous workmanship combined

with UV resistant finish creates an authentic

appearance with enhanced durability. For additional information

contact: N.S. Refinishing 2680 Old Philadelphia

Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505 717-394-3953.



statue standing 26"H x 14"W x 16"D including the striking

marble/bronze base. Weight 60 lbs. This outstanding

casting of the RR symbol of quality craftsmanship

is now available on special order at a value price for

RROC members only. Gallery prices on this statue

have been as much as $5000. Special price to RROC

members is just $1,500 plus shipping and handling. Another

Spirit of Ecstasy statue in a kneeling post is now

available. Dimensions are 18"H x 8"W x 16"D including

the marble base. Weight: 37 lbs. A stunning bronze

at just $795 to RROC members plus shipping and handling.

Proud owners of RR vehicles can show their

pride of ownership by displaying either or both of these

fine bronze statues in their office or home. For further

details and photos contact: Jack Heller OH 937-298-

3424 phone/fax or email:


Now available to fit prewar: Rolls-Royce, Ghost to P

III, Bentley 31 ⁄2L to 8L, Jaguar, MK IV, Hispano-

Suiza, H&J Series, Lagonda, Bugatti, Type 44, 46 &

57, Cord L-29, Delage, Delahaye, Talbot 110, Lincoln

A-B, Isotta Fraschini, Alfa Romeo, Voisin, over

35 different discs. Write, phone or fax for full information.

Lmarr Disk Ltd. P.O. Box 910, Glen Ellen,

CA 95442-0910 707-938-9347 or fax: 707-938-3020

BADGE BARS – polished stainless steel, $200. John

Decker CO 719-484-0333.

Leatherique Professional Leather Restoration and

Maintenance Products, Simply The Best Since 1968,

Rejuvenator Oil, Prestine Clean, crack filler, custom

color match dyes, purchase from manufacturer or

RROC Store. Leatherique,


HUB TOOL SET for 20 HP, 20/25, 25/30, and P III,

$425. GHOST, P I, P II, $475. Solid mahogany case

with video. Charles Tobin, River Carriage Shop

21188 Maplewood Ave., Rocky River, OH 44116 440-

333-0561 or fax: 440-356-5543 or 800-950-2415.

Liquidation 1930s thru 1980s personal collection of

cars and 20,000 items from my now-closed museum.

Sales lit., owners’ manuals, accessories, watches,

tools, parts, books. Visit (only 40% of inventory entered) Mail SASE w/ interests:

Roy Judd 2416 Hermosa, Ave., Hermosa

Beach, CA 90254 or email:

Champion Spark Plug Promotional jig-saw PUZZLE:

14" x 18" interlocking border machine cut pieces of a

1935 P II DOCTORS COUPE still in original box w/

cellophane wrapping. Very rare, $25 plus shipping.

Nic Petroff OH 440-967-0022 or email:


LEY CORRECTLY - Deluxe Kal-Equip Service Center,

contains: compression tester, power timing light,

combination cam-angle tester & tachometer, altenator-generator-regulator

tester, starting circuit tester,

fuel pump tester, ignition tester, exhaust gas analyer,

metal cabinet, metal floor stand, all accessories, instruction

manuals included very good condition. $750

obo. FOB Ohio. Photos Available. Nic Petroff OH

440-967-0022 or email:



[Tech Ed. Note: In need of replacement tires for the 1981–89 Silver Spur, the author found that the originalspecification

tires were no longer available. In his search for alternatives he compiled a list of tires available

(in the US) in the proper size, including the speed rating and the sidewall specifications (blackwall vs. whitewall).

This list is reproduced here for your enlightenment and to help shorten the search for those of you on

similar quests. The information was correct at the time of compilation in October, 2003]

Tire Size: 235/70/15 H (Note: Unable to locate any 235/70/15 “H” rated tires)


Avon Turbosteel 70 V WSW

BF Goodrich No – –

Bridgestone No – –

Coker Tires No – –

Continental Tire No – –

Cooper Cobra Radical G/T T RWL

Lifeline Ste T OWL/WSW

Lifeline Touring SLE T WSW

Dunlop Tires GT Qualifier T RWL

D65 Touring T WSW

General Tire XP2000 II T RWL

XP2000V4/Z4 V BSW

Firestone Firehawk PV41 V BW

For Law Enforcement – –

Goodyear Eagle GA V XNW

Eagle RS-A V VSB

Aquatred 3 T B01

Hankook Tires H707 Mileage Plus T WSW

Kelly Tire Company Navigator Platinum TE T SBL

Kumho Tires No – –

Michelin* No – –

Pirelli No – –

Sumitomo Cyclone Radical GT T RWL

Toyo No – –

Uniroyal No – –

Yokohama Avid S/T T BSW

Geolander 1/T+ T OBL

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Owners Owners Club Club

*Michelin X-1 (T rated) is no longer made; it was replaced by model HydroEdge but that model does not

come in a 235/70/15 size.

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Dedicated to Rolls-Royce & Bentley Motorcars March/April 2004 04-2

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Owners Owners Club Club

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The same superlatives

used to describe our cars

also apply to our service.

Bentley Tampa Bay is the proud recipient of Bentley’s Hall of

Fame Award for performance and client satisfaction.Woody

Richey, our Sales & Service Coordinator, is highly knowledgeable

and nationally known regarding all things Bentley and

Rolls-Royce.What’s more, we use only Crewe Genuine Parts

and offer discounts for Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club members.


©Rolls Royce

Owners Owners Club Club

25191 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, Florida 33763

Tel 727 797 7070 Fax 727 797 7884

A Dimmitt Dealership

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“Take the best that exists and

make it better.When it does

not exist, design it.”


-Sir Henry Royce

25191 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, Florida 33763

Tel 727 797 7070 Fax 727 797 7884


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