Rolls-Royce Celebrates The Life of Sir Henry Royce

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British automaker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars today commemorates 80 years since the death of one of the company’s founders, Sir Frederick Henry Royce.
Sir Henry Royce died on April 22, 1933, 27 years after he founded the Rolls-Royce company with Charles Stewart Rolls. During his lifetime, the British manufacturer has built ten models, including the famous Silver Ghost and the Phantom I and II.

“Sir Henry was a modest genius who referred to himself simply as a 'mechanic'. He had a simple engineering philosophy – the pursuit of excellence – and one that the whole team at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars strives for every day. Today we commemorate the death of Sir Henry but also celebrate an extraordinary life and a lasting legacy,” said Andrew Ball, Rolls-Royce Corporate Communications Manager.

As reported last month, the life of Sir Henry Royce is also celebrated in the first ever Rolls-Royce car exhibition at the BMW Museum in Munich, Germany, which runs from March 21, 2013, until the end of March 2014.

Among the 15 cars parked in the BMW Museum, guests will be able to have a look at the torpedo-styled 1926 Rolls-Royce 10EX prototype, built by the British company to preview the "New Phantom".
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