First 100mph Rolls-Royce To Star At Goodwood Revival Earls Court Motor Show

London to Edinburgh Top Gear Centenary Trial (PresseBox) (Goodwood, ) The first 100mph Rolls-Royce, a 1911 'Experimental Speed Car' known as 1701, will star at the Goodwood Revival 'Earls Court Motor Show' from 16-18 September 2011. The car will be accompanied by a new Phantom Drophead Coupé, hand built at the Home of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars a short distance from the Goodwood Motor Circuit.

The car is currently undertaking a re-enactment of the 1911 London to Edinburgh Top Gear Trial, which cemented the Rolls-Royce reputation for superlative quality, refinement and reliability. 1701, wearing the registration R-1075, led a cavalcade of 17 historic Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts on the Trial, dating from 1911-1922. The cars set off from the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall on Sunday 11 September. The event is run by the 20?Ghost Club.

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said, "I am delighted to present 1701 at the Goodwood Revival 'Earls Court Motor Show', alongside a stunning new Phantom Drophead Coupé. The company ethos - 'Strive for perfection' - has remained the same for over 100 years and is embodied in these two exceptional motor cars."

The Goodwood Revival 'Earls Court Motor Show' runs from 16-18 September 2011.


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