The Roycean, no.2 2011. 124 pages

1701 – the first 100 m.p.h. Rolls-Royce  by Tim Forrest
This is the centenary year of the sporting London to Edinburgh version of the Silver Ghost. It is also 100 years since it became the first Rolls-Royce to achieve 100 m.p.h.
Royce’s personal testament  by Sandy Skinner
The ‘R-R Bible’ was issued in 1915 after the Eagle aero engine was put into production with commendable wartime speed. Sandy Skinner reveals Royce’s engineering philosophy and practicality

Double take – Rolls-Royce lookalikes  by Bryan K. Goodman
Several manufacturers attempted to gain prestige by using versions of the Rolls-Royce radiator, badge, and logo. With his deep knowledge of car makes worldwide Bryan has found the best examples for us
George W. McNear – a notable Boston coachbuilder  by Roberto Verboon
Dutch enthusiast, and McNear owner, Roberto Verboon surveys the rise of one of America’s least-known quality coachbuilders

Replicating in style  by Tom Clarke
Motor dealers Southern and Compton, both in south London, sold updated Rolls-Royces in the 1930s able to stand comparison with then current coachwork. They were rebodied by Ranalah and Coachcraft

G. G. Smith, The Autocar and Rolls-Royce, by Will Morrison
Geoffrey Smith of The Autocar was influential in the evolution of coachwork design. He was also supportive of Rolls-Royce who appreciated coverage in The Autocar

A royal duke’s Phantom III – official duties in Australia  by Steve Stuckey
The two Phantom IIIs owned by the Duke of Kent, and his brother the Duke of Gloucester whilst Governor-General in Australia, are in the spotlight

Two inventors, the premier Earl, and a Phantom III – the story of 3DL122  by Tom Clarke
Supermarine's Hubert Scott-Paine, and inventor Harry Ferguson, both had Phantom IIIs. How these two cars were later blended by England’s premier Earl reveals a chain of dedicated Rolls-Royce ownership

Postwar designs that got away by Davide Bassoli
Coachbuilders in the postwar years were fewer in number but their designs often reached a high level of style and elegance. Davide Bassoli reveals the Silver Cloud and Bentley S series that were never built
Afterthoughts on The Roycean 2010


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