If you are in Munich, make sure to go to the BMW Museum. They just opened their first ever Rolls-Royce Motor Cars exhibition entitled ‘Strive for Perfection’, which celebrates the tenth year of the marque under BMW's wings, and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Henry Royce.
As you would expect from the Germans, they did a precise job. More than 10,763 square feet are filled with 15 original cars over five floors, dating from 1907 to 2012. The star of the show is one of the most important Rollers, the 10EX experimental car. It was engineered and driven by Sir Henry himself in 1926 to demonstrate the performance potential of the new Phantom.
The machines are complemented by displays about coachbuilding, bespoke design, engineering and advertising, while men’s and women’s fashion, leather goods, time pieces, shoes, silver and glassware take you back in time. Naturally, the Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament and the ‘Pantheon’ radiator grille are also explained in detail. That sounds almost as much British-German fun as a Morgan Aeromax and a pint of Münchner Hell.
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