GOODWOOD, England, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
- Rolls-Royce Motor Cars collaborates with British rock and vocal legends to create ultimate one-of-a-kind collectors' cars, celebrating the marque's long-held allure among music greats.
- Nine Wraith 'Inspired by British Music' cars commissioned in partnership with renowned British artists including Roger Daltrey CBE, Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Ray Davies, Ronnie Wood.
- Proportion of each car's value will be donated to charities selected by each musician.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is delighted to announce a series of nine remarkable Wraith 'Inspired by British Music' cars, created in collaboration with, and celebrating the legacy of, some of British music's most revered rock and vocal artists.
The first four of these Bespoke cars have been unveiled for the first time today at the Sanderson Hotel in London by the artists who created them in partnership with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars: The Who frontman Roger Daltrey CBE, Sir Ray Davies of The Kinks, and Giles Martin, son of world-renowned songwriter and producer Sir George Martin.
The British music legends worked in close partnership with Rolls-Royce's design experts at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England to create ultimate one-of-a-kind collectors' pieces for the most ardent fans of each artist. These highly Bespoke Wraith motor cars will be sold later in 2017, with Rolls-Royce donating a proportion of the value of each to charities selected by each artist.
Roger Daltrey CBE - The Who
The Who's lead singer and frontman, Roger Daltrey CBE, committed to creating two cars for the project. The first is inspired by his own personal music legacy and The Who's history. The second has been created in collaboration with Mike McInnerney, the artist responsible for the famous album artwork of The Who's seminal 1969 album 'Tommy'.
Sir Ray Davies - The Kinks
Sir Ray Davies has created a tribute to The Kinks, one of the most influential British rock bands of all time, inspired by his personal legacy and that of the band.
Sir George Martin - 'the fifth Beatle'
Songwriter and producer Giles Martin has created a tribute to his father, Sir George Martin, the famous record producer who was dubbed 'the fifth Beatle' by Sir Paul McCartney.
Dame Shirley Bassey
Dame Shirley Bassey celebrates a musical legacy as one of the most popular female vocalists of all time, with a Wraith 'Inspired by British Music', marking her glittering career over six decades.
Created in collaboration with Francis Rossi OBE - lead singer and lead guitarist of Status Quo - the Status Quo Wraith celebrates five decades of music from the revered British rock band.
Renowned as much for his career with The Rolling Stones as his role with Faces, Ronnie Wood has commissioned a Wraith 'Inspired by British Music' to celebrate his solo career.
The full release can be viewed using this link: Rolls-Royce PressClub
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