Rolls-Royce Celebrates Centenary At The Lord Mayor's Show

Thirty historic Rolls-Royce motor cars and three new Rolls-Royce Phantoms will celebrate the centenary of the world’s best known marque at the Lord Mayor’s Show in London, UK this weekend. Jointly organised by the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited, the display will clearly illustrate the theme of this year’s show, ‘Celebrating Excellence’.

Rolls-Royce cars from every decade since the company was formed in 1904 will be represented, with several rare and unique models being shown. The earliest cars will be two 1914 Silver Ghosts with bodywork by H.J. Mulliner (tourer) and Barker (cabriolet). Other models in the procession will include a 1938 Wraith which was Montgomery's staff car, a 1920 Silver Ghost armoured car and a 1961 Silver Cloud II, once owned by Douglas Fairbanks Jnr. Three new Rolls-Royce Phantoms will complete this spectacular gathering.

Speaking at the Rolls-Royce Head Office at Goodwood, corporate communications director, Graham Biggs, said: “We are delighted with the support that the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club has given us for the Lord Mayor’s Show in this special year for our marque. This event is another important part of our year long centenary celebrations and we are especially pleased to present these wonderful motor cars in London.”

The Lord Mayor’s Show, the oldest street procession of its kind in the world, will take place on Saturday 13 November and will welcome Alderman Michael Savory into office as the 677th Lord Mayor. This year the record breaking procession will involve 6000 participants, 2000 servicemen and women, 20 marching bands and over 350 vehicles.

Published 13 November 2004 Melanie Carter

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