C S Rolls on the finishing line at Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland, 1903.
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Photograph showing Charles Stewart Rolls (1877-1910), English motorist, motor car manufacturer and aviator, winning the 50 Guinea Cup in his Mors Racer at Phoenix Park. 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.