C S Rolls at the start line at Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland, 1903.

C S Rolls at the start line at Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland, 1903.
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Description

Photograph showing Charles Stewart Rolls (1877-1910), English motorist, aviator and motor car manufacturer, at the wheel of his Mors Racer before the start of the 50 Guinea Cup at Phoenix Park in Dublin which he won. Rolls was a keen driver and was well known in the car world, taking part in many races of the time such as the 1000 Mile Trial (1900) and the 15,000 Mile Trial (1907). He founded Rolls-Royce Ltd with Sir Frederick Henry Royce (1863-1933) in 1906, creating one of the world's most famous marques. Phoenix Park is Europe's largest urban park. It was the venue for the Irish Grand Prix in 1929-1931, and still has a motor racing circuit today.

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