It was 84 years ago this week—tomorrow to be exact—that Frederick Henry Royce passed away at the age of 70. Royce, a British engineer, gained fame for having founded, along with Claude Johnson and Charles Rolls, the marque that would carry his name and eventually become the standard for the world, Rolls Royce.
In honor of the anniversary of Royce’s passing we will be observing a moment of silence tomorrow at 3:27 PM, as he was coincidentally born on March 27, in the year 1863. If you’re looking for something to do until then, we offer the weekly Mystery Car contest as a modest diversion. Make and model if you please. And no, it’s not a Rolls.
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