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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sir David & David.

Every kid has a hero they look up to...
 
Today I met him.
 
 
Sir David Plastow, former Chairman of Rolls-Royce Motorcars from 1972 to 1980.
The man who took the helm after the company's bankruptcy in 1971 and led it through their best period - the late seventies.
The man responsible for the Camargue and Silver Shadow II/Wraith II models.
 
I admired him.
 
Now I have met him in person.
Here he is beside two Camargues:
 
 
With his lovely wife:
 
 
And with some old Northern Irish RR nut...
 
 
Now with my Silver Shadow 1800TU - he loved my number plate!
 
 
How many people can say Sir David Plastow sat behind the wheel of their Rolls-Royce?
 
 
And he signed my Silver Shadow brochure:
 
 
A wonderful man indeed...

A pleasure to meet.
 
(Posted by David Irvine)
 
 
 
 

1 Comments:

At 7:38 am, Anonymous Guy B said...

Fantastic pics David. I too greatly admired Sir David and would love to meet him; he presided over a very challenging time at R-R and worked wonders at Crewe, especially with regard to industrial relations. And, unlike many of today's industrialists, he got on with it and didn't chase headlines or TV deals...

 

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