The Roycean no.5 2014 150 pages

Before we start …

More intriguing photographs and historical byways since publication of the last issue

The Rolls-Royce aura and how it was created by Steve Hubbard
It wasn’t just the engineering that established the Company’s reputation. It took brilliant publicity and service to create the aura that surrounded the Company soon after its rise. One man, Claude Johnson, was largely responsible

Royce at the Cape by Derek Stuart-Findlay
When Henry and Minnie Royce voyaged to South Africa in 1902, to see relatives and allow Royce to recuperate from ov rwork, a new car was on his mind for his return home. What he saw in Cape Town could have influenced his choice

James Radley, more adventures by Tom Clarke
Since the Radley biography in the last issue some interesting images and a bit more personal information have come to light, too good not to share

Typical Rolls-Royce owners? – a Scottish family buys the marque by Will Morrison
Keeping it in the family, The Roycean’s co-editor describes his family’s ownership of Rolls-Royce cars in years gone by

Colour section 12 pages
We have indulged our American cousins with pages on the ‘Rolls-Royce aura’ in America

Connaught coachwork, or was it? by Tom Clarke
Proclaiming a foundation date of 1770 and that all bodies came from their own works, all was not what it seemed at Connaught. Like Offord founded in 1791, Connaught had to adapt to changes in the coachbuilding world in the mid 1920s

Selling the Wraith – how Jack Barclay promoted WXA57 by Tom Clarke
Using his own coachbuilder, James Young, Barclay created a special Wraith with sumptuous fittings and set about showing it at concours d’elegance events and at rallies. Along the way special photography was commissioned to provide endless views for high-society publications

Those names – sedanca coupe and sedanca de ville by Jack E. Triplett
These two coachwork types continue to cause much
confusion because the term ‘sedanca’ is misunderstood.
The author unravels the source of the confusion after
this term was used with both two- and four-door bodies

Five-year index 2010-2014

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