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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Olymic DHCs

So here they are now.
As I thought they would be - Three only, now priceless, and all over the news...
 
 
 
 
Good P.R. for Rolls-Royce.
 
 
Three bespoke Phantom DHCs very specially badged for the occasion.
 
The three Phantom Series II DHCs (Drophead Coup├ęs, okay), each appropriately finished in glorious English White, silently conveyed the lovely and talented Jessie J:
 
 
(She photographs so well...)
 
 
Tinie Tempah:
 
 
And Taio Cruz:
 
 
(Sorry for the small shot - it was all I could dig up)
 
 
Such a nice girl...
 
Anyway, the cars....
 
They were driven by three specially trained Rolls-Royce employees and crossed the auditorium with majestic grace, before the stars were revealed as each convertible roof gracefully descended.
 
 
They sported newly-designed badges for the first time in the company's 108‑year history. The new badges, designed by the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Design Team, replaced the traditional double R-R for the first time since the company started in 1904.
 
 
Sorry, but I don't think that's right. The only time a Rolls-Royce can be seen with no RR badge is when it has winged B on it.
 
The other emblems I'm okay with but not the grille.
 
Here are the front wing emblems (the same as the grille) :
 
 
The steering wheel (showing the Torch) :
 
 
And the wheel centre caps with "London 2012" and the Olympic Latin motto - "Citius, Altius, Fortius" (Faster, Higher, Stronger) :
 
 
Very cool.
 
But at first glance, what is actually The Spirit of Ecstasy and The Union Jack on the badge looks like something else....
 
 
 
Bloody Hell!
 
 
 
 
Someone made a 'cock up'. Or is it just a RRooster.
 
 
Anyway, a good job otherwise and a great part of the show - my favourite.
 
 
Now as for the Spice Girls...
 
 
 
"TAXI!"
 
(Posted by David Irvine)
 
 
 

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