Rolls-Royce '20/25' mascot
Rolls Royce Phantom III and Wraith Kneeling Lady Mascot
Tools from an Edwardian Rolls-Royce
"In 1920 I had occasion to meet George Bernard Shaw, he was in my locality
I was working in my garage in Barborne between St. George Lane and St.
George's Square when a very smartly dressed chauffeur entered and ask if
I could help him. He had a very important passenger in his car and it had
broken down. I said I would have a look, when I got outside I saw a Rolls
Royce. I said that no one other than a Rolls Royce mechanic could even
pick up the bonnet, he say I will pick up if you think you could help.
He did and I found that it was no spark. I then removed the magneto end
cap to find the pin holding the contact points had come out. I put the
points in the right place and fitted the pin back he then pushed the impulse
starter button and it burst in to life, then a elderly man with a long
grey beard got out and pressed a gold sovereign in to my hand, and thank
me, I realised that gentleman was in fact George Bernard Shaw."
Brough SuperiorThe "Rolls-Royce" of Motorcycles
|T.E. Lawrence, a great proponent of the Rolls-Royce marque, was alsoa magnificent motorcyclist. He owned a succession of Brough Superiors andtravelled at speed over distances which in this day and age seem quiterespectable, but in the 1920's & 30's were little short of incredible.|