Annual General Meeting of the Derby & Hucknall Branch, followed by a lecture on 'The Forgotten Engine - Phantom III V12' by Matthew Pickles.
The Phantom III was the most advanced, complicated and costly car ever produced in the Derby factory. It was produced in response to the cars produced by Hispano-Suiza, Bugatti, and others who were challenging Rolls-Royce's claim to produce "the best car in the world".
Matthew Pickles is owner of M J Pickles Ltd in Macclesfield, which specialises in the maintenance and rebuilding of Derby-built Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars, and particularly the Phantom III with all its challenges.
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