C S Rolls's motor car after completing the Paris to London race, 1899.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Photograph from an album of prints collected by English motorist, motor car manufacturer and aviator, Charles Stewart Rolls (1877-1910), showing him and others sitting in the car wearing winter clothes and goggles. Rolls was a keen driver who was well known in the car world. He took part in many races of the time, such as the famous 1000 Mile Trial (1900) and the 15,000 Mile Trial (1907). He founded Rolls-Royce Ltd with F H Royce in 1906, creating one of the world's most succesful marques.