It has long been known that when the rules start to stifle creativity, there will always be individuals that will have the vision to move everything forward. In Great Britain, this has resulted to the invention of two particular institutions.
This is the sport called rugby and the one-of-a-kind Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. In honor of the wonderful history of this game, the company’s Bespoke Design Studio located in Goodwood, England, has come out with the ‘Wraith – History of Rugby’ for the Rolls-Royce.
The ‘Wraith’ is the company’s way of celebrating England’s great love for the game. This expression of individuality served as the inspiration that resulted to the Rolls-Royce and rugby. Rolls-Royce has long been known to show the individual preference and lifestyle of the customers, especially those in the new generation.
However the design team at Bespoke took it one step further by using the rich and long history of this English sport to come up with a very unique car. History-wise, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars was founded by two great men, the Honourable Charles Rolls and Sir Henry Royce.
It was these two men who decided that it was time to change the rules on what a motor car should be and what it could do. This is the same thing that happened with rugby. William Webb Ellis, in 1823, established what would become the game of rugby.
Ellis disregarded what was then established as the accepted rules of football and instead carried the ball in his arms and then ran. This was done at the Rugby School in Warwickshire which was founded back in 1567. Serving as an inspiration, the action done by Ellis formed the basis of how rugby should be played.
Even today there is still a plaque that continues to remind people what Ellis did and this became part of the history of rugby.
According to James Crichton, who is the Regional Director for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Europe, what makes the Wraith unique is the emphasis that it puts on both individuality and vision particularly with the sport of rugby.
Crichton adds that this is seen in the Wraith as well as it shows the efforts of not just the engineers but of its craftspeople too. It is no wonder then why Rolls-Royce in Goodwood continues to produce one of the most individualized and best motor cars worldwide.