Since 1908 the names of Derby and Rolls-Royce have
been synonymous. It was in that year that the company,
formed in 1904, moved from Manchester to Nightingale
Road. For almost a century, Rolls-Royce has played
a vital role in the working life of this Midlands
city. Malcolm Bobbitt's illustrated history of the
company's Derby factories offers a behind-the-scenes
insight into the extraordinary engineering achievements
that have earned for Rolls-Royce a worldwide reputation
for innovation and excellence. His book charts the
varying fortunes of the company as well as examining
the role of the local people who for generations made
the R-R marque a world leader.
"this highly readable book is packed with detail...
entertaining and well-presented"
Classic & Sports Car magazine