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Rolls-Royce

How acquainted are you with Rolls-Royce?  

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  1. 1. How acquainted are you with Rolls-Royce?

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    • Rolls who?


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As a vintage car enthusiast I've had some detailed visual and even tactile contact. Surprisingly, old models aren't as expensive as I expected, and even "normal" people can own them. At least in Czechia. Never sat in one, though.

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I've seen one many times, especially in the UK. Akiseyama of the cars- a bit sluggish, a bit bulky.

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I'll come at this from another angle - I think of them more as manufacturers of airplane engines.

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18 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

Akiseyama of the cars- a bit sluggish, a bit bulky.

If Akiseyama is the Rolls-Royce of rikishi, then Kotonowaka Jr. must be the Fiat Multipla:

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7 hours ago, Jakusotsu said:

If Akiseyama is the Rolls-Royce of rikishi, then Kotonowaka Jr. must be the Fiat Multipla:

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Looks more like Takatouriki to me..

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I have had visual contact with a couple of older models. 

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On 16/08/2021 at 15:20, Yaochozuna said:

As a vintage car enthusiast I've had some detailed visual and even tactile contact. Surprisingly, old models aren't as expensive as I expected, and even "normal" people can own them. At least in Czechia. Never sat in one, though.

Same in Germany. But you get, what you pay for.

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I hitch-hiked a lift in a Rolls Royce going to my university. The driver (who gave me the ride - in full uniform) was the chauffeur for the family of the people who owned Everest double glazing. 

So, I was dropped off (with my rucksack) at my university gates by a chauffeur driven Rolls.

Not bad, eh?

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Drove a Silver Shadow RR once, encouraged by the owner. Petrified when he asked me to parallel park it in a small spot on a busy street in the center of The Hague. It was surprisingly easy! 

More frequently, I piloted planes powered by RR engines.

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1 minute ago, Kintamayama said:

Ura's.

That's definitely not pink. Besides, Ura just minimalized his possessions.

 

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46 minutes ago, orandashoho said:

That's definitely not pink. Besides, Ura just minimalized his possessions.

 

This isn't either, yet... 

Pink-Floyd-Band-Members-Wallpaper-DSOTM-

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Posted (edited)

Got to ride in one when I was a wee little boy. Visited some very much more well-heeled distant relatives. I was too young to understand how big a deal that was, until I grew up and saw what they go for

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They didn't leave it to me which is good because I probably couldn't afford the maintenance

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Visited a church in Llangattock-Vibon-Avel, near Monmouth, Wales a while back. Noticed a particularly nice grave with a Celtic cross, it belonged to Charles Rolls (of Rolls-Royce fame) who was killed in 1910 (I believe the first British person to die in a plane crash).

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