Michael Fux’s red Rolls-Royce Phantom

Most people come to the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and bring their car with them. Michael Fux came to the Concours to see his newest addition to his family. Michael Fux is well-known in the car world. Fux has 100 cars in his collection, all of which will be part of a museum someday [...]

Michael Fux’s Ferrari yellow Rolls-Royce Phantom convertible

Everyone saw the Ferrari yellow Rolls-Royce Phantom convertible at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. You couldn't miss it! But who is the owner? Michael Fux is well-known in the car world. Fux has 100 cars in his collection, all of which will be part of a museum someday with the proceeds going to a [...]

Ian Cameron, Chief designer, Rolls-Royce

Los Angeles, CA - Ian Cameron, Chief designer, Rolls-Royce, unveiled the 200EX then showed me the extra bits and some of the concepts on the car. From the purse holder to the wet coat holder these innovations are strikingly Rolls-Royce, though they have not been seen on a Rolls yet. The red double RRs on [...]

Jon Stanley, Rolls-Royce, Goodwood, West Sussex

Jon Stanley, Public relations director at Goodwood talked about the people that worked at Goodwood, creating Rolls-Royce. The Rolls-Royce Ghost will be built on its own dedicated production line at Goodwood but will share paint, wood and leather workshops with the Phantom series of cars. Rolls-Royce has expanded all areas of its manufacturing facility over [...]

By |2019-08-07T08:18:49-07:00July 7th, 2009|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Rolls Royce, Video, youtube.com|0 Comments

Tom Purves, CEO, Rolls-Royce

Los Angeles, CA - Tom Purves, CEO, Rolls-Royce, talked to me about Rolls-Royce's efforts to be green in it's car segment. We were at the unveiling of the 4-door 200EX. The 200EX is a preview of the new car that will be called the Rolls-Royce Ghost. Production will begin at the companys Goodwood manufacturing facility [...]

Verena Kloos, BMW designworks USA

Verena Kloos, President, BMW Designworks USA, sat down with my colleague and friend, Ken Gross, and myself to talk about BMW Designworks USA. Kloos has a staff of 150 people internationally designing for about 80 different companies a year. DesignworksUSA was founded in 1972 by designer Charles "Chuck" Pelly. BMW became a client in 1986 [...]

Ian Robertson, BMW AG

Ian Robertson is a BMW AGs new Board Member for Sales and Marketing. Mr. Robertson is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd. 2008 Los Angeles Auto show I asked all the executives I interviewed pretty much the same questions: 1. How are you managing in this economic freefall? What percentage [...]

By |2020-01-18T18:15:00-08:00November 22nd, 2008|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Politics, Rolls Royce, Video, youtube.com|0 Comments

WABC radio – niche cars, gas prices & Challenge X

Even the niche vehicles: Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini are all cars that sell less than 1,000 cars a year. They are not what you think of as commute cars, but will they be held to the 35 mpg by 2020 that commute cars will be subject to? What are gas prices going [...]

Worldwide premiere – Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe

Worldwide premiere - Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Rolls-Royce maybe 104 years old, but according to Ian Robertson, CEO, Rolls-Royce, it has been an uphill battle over the past decade: Rolls-Royce had to acquire a new place to manufacture their products, adding a second floor on the Goodwood plant, and have had to create new products and [...]

By |2020-05-28T21:10:53-07:00February 17th, 2008|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Manufacturers, Rolls Royce, Video, youtube.com|0 Comments