Rolls Royce Motor Cars: Achieving Perfection on Every Scale !

Posted By: Simon Sage | Posted On: 21st May 2020

Sir Henry Royce once said, “Small things make perfection, but perfection is no small thing.” It is in this vein that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars presents to its clients, perfect scale models of Cullinan, the marque’s stellar SUV. As daily driving pleasures have been curtailed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some other of life’s little luxuries have come to the fore. An authentic 1:8 scale replica of a full-sized Cullinan, in which every detail is reproduced with absolute perfection, can now be enjoyed by clients around the world, in the comfort of their own home. Far more than a mere model, each miniature Cullinan is individually and painstakingly crafted by hand, to the client’s specification, from over 1,000 individual components. This process can take up to 450 hours – over half of the time required to build a full-sized Cullinan at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex. The replica is hand-painted using Rolls-Royce colour-matched paint, then hand-polished to the marque’s exacting specification; the coachline is even applied using a fine brush, just as it is on the original. Clients may choose from a palette of around 40,000 ‘standard’ colours, or replicate their own personal Bespoke finish. The fully-functioning exterior…

THE HONOURABLE CHARLES STEWART ROLLS

Posted By: Simon Sage | Posted On: 29th April 2020

“Motoring, ballooning, aviation, all owe much to the pioneer work of Charlie Rolls.” – Flight Magazine 1910 On 4 May 1904, the Honourable Charles Stewart Rolls travelled from London to the Midland Hotel in Manchester, England. Following the advice of fellow Automobile Club Member Henry Edmunds, Rolls had arranged to meet an engineer named Henry Royce. He was a man whose British-built motor cars were said to embody qualities of refinement and silence, the very qualities Rolls so eagerly sought in the cars sold through his London-based business, C.S Rolls and Co. The meeting took place at a time when full public support for the motor car had yet to be won. And when the first heavier than air machines had taken to the skies, courtesy of the Wright Brothers in December 1903. It ended with Rolls returning to London in a borrowed Royce car, waking his business partner Claude Johnson at midnight and proclaiming to have “found the greatest motor engineer in the world”. Few would have guessed this event would begin a partnership that today stands as a symbol for something very special in the respective fields of motoring and of aviation. For the grilles of the finest…

A BUZZ OF ACTIVITY AT THE HOME OF ROLLS-ROYCE

Posted By: Simon Sage | Posted On: 29th April 2020

Although car manufacturing has been temporarily suspended, production of another unique, distinctly British treasure is running at record levels at the Home of Rolls-Royce: the world’s most exclusive honey. Record production from Bee Apiary at the Home of Rolls-Royce, Goodwood, West Sussex. Six hives are home to around a quarter of a million English Honey Bees. Conserving this vital but declining species aligns with the company’s wider environmental vision and practices. Important boost for new Bee Lines campaign, which aims to reverse the decline of bees in South East England and create a haven for pollinators in the South Downs National Park. In their third full season of production, the dedicated 250,000-strong workforce in the company’s Apiary are set, once again, to exceed their 2020 volume targets for the ‘Rolls-Royce of Honey’. Having come through the winter in excellent health, Rolls-Royce’s English Honey Bees are currently emerging from their hives and foraging on the half-a-million trees, shrubs and wildflowers flourishing across the 42-acre Rolls‑Royce site, plus the eight acres of sedum plants growing on the manufacturing plant’s ‘living roof’ – the largest of its kind in the UK. The more adventurous bees make sorties into the surrounding Goodwood Estate, whose…

Scalextric New Release – ‘Delorean Back to the Future’ model in 1/32 scale

Posted By: Simon Sage | Posted On: 17th April 2020

GREAT SCOTT! Prepare to go 'Back to the Future' in celebration of the film’s 35th anniversary with this newly tooled release of the most famous time machine to ever grace the screen! Inventor Doc Brown achieves the seemingly impossible when he builds a time machine.... out of a DeLorean! After being sent back in time to 1955 when an experiment with Doc’s invention goes wrong, young Marty McFly must make sure his parents get together to guarantee his existence, while enlisting the younger Doc to repair the damaged DeLorean so Marty can go Back to the Future that he hopes is still there! This car features a removable lightning rod conductor and detailed decoration that includes the iconic OUTATIME registration plate. The Back to the Future Delorean is arguably the most famous and recognisable car in cinema history and is now a rare collectable in real life among movie fans.  Being somewhat more affordable than the real thing, this Scalextric slot car model replica is sure to be one of the biggest hits of the year for collectors young and old, not just of slot cars, but movie fans too!  Grab it now, before it disappears into history. ©Universal City Studios LLC and…