C S Rolls at the wheel of his 80 hp Mors Racer, c 1903.
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Photograph taken from an album of images collected by Charles Stewart Rolls (1877-1910), English motorist, motor car manufacturer and aviator. Rolls won many motor racing events in Ireland during 1903 in this Mors Racer. He 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 motoring companies. His interests later moved to the aviation industry.