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ROLLS-ROYCE CELEBRATES CENTENARY AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

It has been 100 years since engineer Henry Royce and the Hon. Charles Rolls first met, which led to the formation of the world famous company and the focus of this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed is a celebration of the Centenary of Rolls-Royce

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The internationally renowned Goodwood Festival of Speed is the biggest historic
motor sport event in the world, and the focus of this year's Festival is a
celebration of the Centenary of Rolls-Royce. It has been 100 years since
engineer Henry Royce and the Hon. Charles Rolls first met, which led to the
formation of the world famous company.

The centrepiece of the event will be a large sculpture designed by Gerry Judah,
which is the most ambitious construction ever for the Festival. Encompassing
world speed records on land, on water and in the air, the three most famous
Rolls-Royce powered world record-breakers have been mounted on a
specially-designed structure high above Goodwood House:

· Sir Malcolm Campbells' 1935 Bluebird car
· Flt Lt L.R. 'Batchy' Atcherley's Supermarine S6/6A 'N248' Schneider Trophy
sea-plane
· An exacting replica of Sir Malcolm Campbell's and his son Donald Campbell's
Bluebird K4 boat

The base of the structure will be surrounded by a collection of unique historic
Rolls-Royce motor cars, each associated with a famous owner or heroic tale -
from the original London to Edinburgh Silver Ghost to cars owned by great
cultural or racing heroes. The display will also feature the Rolls-Royce
Centenary Experimental Car, 100EX, which makes its first outdoor appearance in
the UK.


Speaking about the event, Chairman and Chief Executive, Karl-Heinz Kalbfell
said, "We are delighted to support the Festival again and to take centre stage
in this centenary year. This wonderful event is the perfect setting for the
Rolls-Royce celebrations."

The Festival runs from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th June.

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Editor's Note:

The sculpture will represent 3 record-breaking vehicles:

· Sir Malcolm Campbells' 1935 Bluebird car which has returned to England this
week specially for the tribute and for the first time since it broke the World
Land Speed record at 301mph in 1935 on Daytona Beach, USA.
· Flt Lt L.R. 'Batchy'Atcherley's Supermarine S6/6A 'N248' Schneider Trophy
sea-plane which, in 1929 completed the air-race course off the Isle of Wight at
325.54mph, while braking both the 50km and 100km World's Closed-Circuit Air
Speed Records at 332 mph.
· An exacting replica of Sir Malcolm Campbell's and his son Donald Campbell's
Bluebird K4 boat (later destroyed) which broke the World Water Speed record on
Lake Coniston in August 1939 at 141.74mph.

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