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  • Sir Henry Royce - The Founder

    Sir Henry Royce - The Founder
    Sir Henry Royce Known for his attention to detail and pursuit of perfection, Henry Royce registered his first patent (the bayonet lamp socket) in 1887. His company produced dynamos, electrical motors and cranes. Dissatisfied with his Decauville, Royce decided to improve on it and turned his attention to building the best cars in the world. By 1903 he had designed and built his first engine. His first prototypes took to the road in 1904.
  • Henry Ford - The Founder

    Henry Ford - The Founder
    Henry Ford born on July 30, 1863 – Died on April 7, 1947. Henry Ford was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company.Although Ford did not invent the automobile, he developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford to buy. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world.
  • Charles Rolls - The Founder

    Charles Rolls - The Founder
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    Charles Rolls studied mechanical engineering at Cambridge. The first undergraduate to own a car, he soon began racing. To fund his passion he set up a dealership, selling mostly foreign cars. His search for a supplier of reliable English cars led to his introduction to Henry Royce. The first aviator to complete a double-crossing of the English Channel, he was killed in a crash at an air show in July 12, 1910.
  • Walter Owen Bentley - The Founder

    Walter Owen Bentley - The Founder
    W.O. Bentley was born on September 16, 1888 in Hampstead, London the youngest of nine children of retired businessman Alfred Bentley and Emily née Waterhouse. He died on August 13, 1971 at the age of 82.
  • Rolls Royce First Started

    Rolls Royce First Started
    CitationRolls-Royce Limited was created over a famous lunch in May 1904. Henry Royce, a successful engineer, struck a deal with Charles Rolls, owner of one of the first car dealerships. The rest is history. The ensuing series of two, three, four and six cylinder cars broke the mould for engineering and craftsmanship. The Silver Ghost, launched in 1907, was a car of legendary smoothness that completed a 14,371 mile virtually non-stop run, creating 'the best car in the world' legend. The Founders
  • Mobile T

    Mobile T
    The Model T was produced mainly in Detroit, Michigan, which is the center of automobile
    production today. By the fourth year of production, almost 12,000 Model T’s were sold. The
    introduction of the assembly line ensured that the Model T maintained its competitive price. One car
    only required 93 minutes to manufacture. Later on, the variations were developed such as the Model T
    Roadster, Coupe, Fordor and Tudor. Ford had sold over fifteen million Model T’s worldwide by the end
    of 1927. The Model
  • Bentley First Started/ Founded

    Bentley First Started/ Founded
    Bentley Motors Limited is a British manufacturer of luxury automobiles founded on 18 January 1919 by W. O. Bentley. Bentley had been previously known for his range of rotary aero-engines in World War I, the most famous being the Bentley BR1 as used in later versions of the Sopwith Camel. After the war, W. O. Bentley designed and made production cars that won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1924 and following models which repeated those successes each June 1927, 1928, 1929 and 1930.
  • Transportation Topic Introduction

    Transportation Topic Introduction
    My topic is about Transportation in 1920's -1930's. In total there are about 12-15 events. My events include topics about Henry Ford, Ford Automobiles, Charles Rolls, Sir Henry Royce, Rolls Royce first Started, Rolls Royce events in 1920's (3 events), 1930's events (3 events), W.O. Bentley The Founder of Bentley Motors, Bentley events in 1920's, events in 1930's.
  • Ford

    Ford
    The rapidly growing automobile industry led by Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company produced new and better models every year for the insatiable public demand. Increased wages and lower cost vehicles through mass production made cars increasingly affordable, although 3 out of 4 cars were bought on installment plans.
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    Henry Ford

    The rapidly growing automobile industry led by Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company produced new and better models every year for the insatiable public demand. Increased wages and lower cost vehicles through mass production made cars increasingly affordable, although 3 out of 4 cars were bought on installment plans.
  • Rolls Royce in 1920's Events

    Rolls Royce in 1920's Events
    After the war Rolls-Royce resumed car production and opened its first US factory in 1921. The 'R' engine was developed for Britain's entry in the 1929 Intercontinental Schneider Trophy seaplane contest. Royce reputedly sketched its design in the sand at West Wittering with his walking stick. As well as winning the trophy, the engine also set a new world air speed record. This engine developed into the legendary Merlin, which later powered allied aircraft such as the Spitfire and Hurricane.
  • Bentley in 1920's - 1929's Events

    Bentley in 1920's - 1929's Events
    Bentley’s decade of glory began, appropriately enough, with a rave review in purple prose by The Autocar after road-testing the first complete Bentley, the hand-built EXP1 prototype powered by the new 3-litre engine.
    As demand for the Bentley chassis grew, so too did the fashion for heavier and more luxurious coachwork. He needed a more powerful, more refined engine. The 6.5-litre was launched in 1925, laying the foundations for the famous Speed Six racer, the innovative 4.5-litre, and the glor
  • Rolls Royce in 1920's Events

    Rolls Royce in 1920's Events
    The aptly named Rolls-Royce 20 HP, also known as the 'baby' Rolls-Royce, was launched in 1922. Aimed toward owner-drivers it became popular with the burgeoning professional middle classes of doctors, solicitors and businessmen. Its engine was a straight six-cylinder with a capacity of 3,127 cc and had a maximum speed of 62 mph.
  • Rolls Royce in 1920's Events

    Rolls Royce in 1920's Events
    In 1925 the Silver Ghost was replaced by the "New Phantom", which was later known as Phantom I. The last batch of Silver Ghosts was built in 1927 as armoured car chassis for the Russian Trade Delegation "ARCOS". The Phantom was built both in the UK and in a new factory in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • Rolls Royce in 1930's

    Rolls Royce in 1930's
    The 1930s was the era of broken land, air and sea records. Sir Malcolm Campbell broke the land speed record in Bluebird at 272.46 mph in 1933. In 1937 George Eyston smashed this with 312.2 mph in Thunderbolt, powered by two Rolls-Royce 'R' engines. Sir Henry Seagrove broke the world sea record at 119 mph in Miss England II, powered by 'R' engines. Moments later he was killed after colliding with a submerged tree stump.
  • Rolls Royce in 1930's

    Rolls Royce in 1930's
    The 1930s was the era of broken land, air and sea records. Sir Malcolm Campbell broke the land speed record in Bluebird at 272.46 mph in 1933. In 1937 George Eyston smashed this with 312.2 mph in Thunderbolt, powered by two Rolls-Royce 'R' engines. Sir Henry Seagrove broke the world sea record at 119 mph in Miss England II, powered by 'R' engines. Moments later he was killed after colliding with a submerged tree stump.
  • Rolls Royce in 1930's Events

    Rolls Royce in 1930's Events
    The Phantom III was Rolls-Royce's first V12 engined car - a 60 degree unit of 7,340cc. Better known body styles are: Park Ward limousine and sedanca de ville; Hooper sedanca de ville. Performance for Park Ward limousine: 91.84mph and 0-60 in 16.8 seconds.
  • Bentley in 1930's Events

    Bentley in 1930's Events
    As demand for the Bentley chassis grew, so too did the fashion for heavier and more luxurious coachwork. He needed a more powerful, more refined engine. The 6.5-litre was launched in 1925, laying the foundations for the famous Speed Six racer, the innovative 4.5-litre, and the glorious Le Mans triumphs of 1927 – 1930 when the fame of Bentley’s racing domination reverberated around the motoring world.
    Bentley, fresh from its latest one-two at Le Mans, launches an 8-litre directly in competition