When Rolls met Royce and Rolls-Royce was born

Aug 05, 2017 | Same topic: Highlights of the week
Let’s find out the origin of the name “Rolls-Royce”, which has become the symbol of glamour, luxury and quality in current automotive industry.
“Once upon a time”, when the world was still black and white and when car dealerships were exceedingly rare in the world, there lived a British chap named Charles Rolls. Rolls was a talented businessman, he was hooked on state-of-the-art motor cars. Hence, he decided to open a dealership in the UK which aimed to import vehicles from all of Europe. He didn’t know that one year later, his life would change when he met Royce.
 
portrait of Charles Rolls

Rolls was a talented businessman who was hooked on state-of-the-art motor cars

In the meantime, Henry Royce was initially an engineer and also the founder of a company specializing in making dynamos and electric cranes. Nevertheless, after that he started considering the motor car as a potential product for his company. So, he turned his interest into four-wheeled machines. He bought two models to do research but he soon realized they didn’t meet his standards and finally, decided to build cars of his own.
 
portrait of Henry Royce

Henry Royce was initially an engineer and also the founder of a company specializing in making dynamos and electric cranes
 
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What must be, must be. One day in 1904, when Royce visited his colleague Henry Edmunds, he came across Rolls. The history of auto industry started to change since that moment. Rolls was extremely impressed with Royce’s car and wanted to take all the cars Royce could make. The first Rolls-Royce model was born and showcased at Paris Motor Show in 1904. Three years later, Rolls-Royce Limited was created and began receiving prestigious awards.
 
the first Rolls-Royce in 1904

The first Rolls-Royce model was
 born and showcased at Paris Motor Show in 1904
 
Unluckily, Rolls was a daredevil and it was his recklessness that killed him. He died in an aeronautical accident with a powered aircraft when flying over the English Channel at the age of 32. Even though Rolls has gone, Rolls-Royce has continued to grow and dominated the luxury car segments up to now.
 
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Rolls-Royce has continued to grow and dominated the luxury car segments up to now
 
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