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The Roycean: From Manchester to via Derby – Vol. 1

The Roycean is a new journal containing scholarly on the history of Rolls-Royce and (Derby- and Bentley motorcars up to the 1960s, as as articles on coachbuilders, dealers, the involved with the cars, models of the cars made, and owners. (The city in the subtitle refer to the places at these cars were at various times.) The list of to this inaugural issue is including marque specialists Tom John Fasal, Will and Steve Stuckey, in addition to researchers Richard Forder has published on coachbuilders SP Forder and Wedge) and James Fack has published on the Hudson Terraplane, Atcherley, and prewar Talbot

The primary purpose behind journal was to make available to a UK and European readership some of the focused material that had published in specialist magazines and elsewhere, i.e. in the USA and Australia.

such journals are usually only by subscription they are self-limited and not in general circulation. time, if met with success, the of  The Roycean may well change to original material not published elsewhere. The journal aims to a wide range of material the lines of  The Rolls-Royce Owner issued only eight during 1963–64 by Jeremy This magazine, now much after, introduced new enthusiasts to car historical material not seen and created a new appreciation of the company’s (Rolls-Royce absorbed Bentley in the marques were split in 2001 when then Vickers sold the company at with Bentley going to and Rolls-Royce to BMW).  The Roycean to emulate Jeremy Bacon’s contribution all those years

The first edition contains an study of the life of Charles by Tom Clarke, timed for this year of his death on July 12, “Charles Rolls: one hundred on” contains a wealth of new material has emerged about Rolls in the few years, and in particular new knowledge of flying experiments of a much date than previously This particular article, is merely a taste of a new book the is currently working on that materially revise and expand we thought we knew of Charles

There is also an updated by the Australian Rolls-Royce Phantom III Steve Stuckey, “Weighty or how to make a Continental Phantom This article investigates the work aimed at reducing the of the Phantom III, both by Rolls-Royce on the chassis and by encouraging to reduce the body weight.

Morrison, a UK researcher specializing in histories has contributed “Frederick Royce and the Roberts boys”, the story of the previously little firm of Roberts of Manchester, supplied the body for Henry first ever car, number 15196. When the brothers separated, one of them north to nearby Preston, and the of both the Manchester and Preston are related here.

“Full circle: a Silver and its Sheffield connections” by Richard traces the little known coachbuilding firm of Pickford, Co. “The best client of the Maharaja of Patiala” by John is a foretaste of his forthcoming epic Rolls-Royce and Bentleys in Princely illustrated with several from the author’s collection. Rolls-Royce racer: Eddie and the Ards T.T.” by James tells the story of the 1934 Trophy and gives the reader all the of being there.

Other features include a for a V-front saloon on the 40/50 hp by J.C. Cooper from  Vehicle Journal of 1920, Phantom II Continental” is a reproduction of a period Rolls-Royce brochure, and recovery” showcases a series of 28 of post-WW II coachwork from Tom with notes and captions by Morrison.

Comprising seven articles and over 104 pages, with many high black and white photographs, and outer and inner covers, is an essential acquisition for the serious enthusiast.

Copyright 2010 Hubbard/Sabu Advani (

The From Manchester to Crewe, via

Hulme Press, 2010

104 illustrated

List Price: £10/$15 +

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