Rolls Royce Celebrates History at
the Lord Mayor's Show
Photos: Rolls Royce
Eight classic Rolls-Royce Silver
Ghosts dating back to the early part of the 20th Century will
led a new Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase at this year’s
Lord Mayor’s Show. It was the first time that this spectacular
line-up will have been seen anywhere in the world.
Jointly organised by the 20-Ghost
Club, Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
Limited, each car has a remarkable story. A 1914 H. J.Mulliner
Tourer, originally owned by His Grace the Duke of Westminster,
was one of several Silver Ghosts used in the First World War as
a scout car and subsequently for the King’s Messenger Service.
The line up also includes a 1912
Barker Torpedo Phaeton Tourer - the original Bombay agent’s
demonstrator from 1912, and a 1912 Hamshaw Torpedo Tourer, an
original ‘London to Edinburgh’ sports tourer.
Speaking at the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
manufacturing plant and head office at Goodwood, Chairman and CEO, Ian
Robertson, said, “We are delighted to support the Lord Mayor’s Show in
conjunction with our colleagues in the Rolls-Royce car clubs. We are
especially pleased and honoured to present these wonderful motor cars
together for the first time.”
The Lord Mayor’s Show, the oldest street
procession of its kind in the world, will took place on Saturday 11
November and welcome John Stuttard into office as the 67th Lord Mayor.
This year the record breaking three mile long parade will involve 6000
participants, 1550 military personnel and over 250 vehicles.