The Roycean no.3 2012. 140 pages

Before we start …

An assortment of intriguing photographs and historical byways since publication of the last issue

The hardest of times – Royce’s early years  by Tom Clarke and Maurice Richardson
A new understanding is emerging of just how tough and troubled Royce’s youngest years were.
Building on material unearthed by later Royce family, and other recent discoveries, the authors reappraise the background of Royce’s rise to prominence

Pointing the way – a fresh look at the Bentley mascot  by Greg Millard
U.S. enthusiast Greg Millard revisits the story behind the design to present new in-formation on the designs from Charles Sykes and others.

G. G. Smith – The Autocar and Rolls-Royce, part 2: Bentley by Will Morrison
Geoffrey Smith of The Autocar was influential in the evolution of coachwork
design. In this second and final instalment his coachwork on the new Derby Bentley is highlighted

Entente cordiale – Georges Paulin, Rolls-Royce, and the Bentley Corniche  by James Fack
With a replica of this significant car by the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust almost com-plete we take a look at the influences behind the design, and the problems which be-set this high-speed touring saloon

Who was Savigear? – all wired up and ready to go  by Peter Brown
How coachbuilders in the 1930s avoided getting their wires crossed

Truly exotic – open coachwork for the Phantom III in India  by Steve Stuckey
The Phantom III was mostly clothed with large and formal coachwork. Open coachwork was less common but this review shows that superbly stylish and out-landish open coachwork was still in demand in India

41EX – an experimental Silver Wraith  by Roberto Verboon
This impressive Park Ward experimental car used at Crewe has recently been re-commissioned. Its place in Rolls-Royce development is outlined


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