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Mr. Radley Drives to Vienna

A Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Crossing the Alps - 1913 & 2013

Have you ever dreamed of taking a road trip in a Rolls-Royce? Although that dream is out of reach for most of us, with this book, you almost can—and with an enchanting twist. John Kennedy’s book is built around an album of photographs that were taken in May and June 1913 as famed English aviator James Radley drove his Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost from London to Vienna as part of the famous Österreichische Alpenfahrt, a grueling route that required drivers to traverse 1,650 miles—and nineteen mountain passes—in a mere seven days.
Remarkably, both the car and the photo album survived, which allowed photographer John Kennedy to re-create the entire journey a century later—and re-take the photographs in the identical locations. The resulting book is truly unique: a record of time and change, of mountainous beauty and motoring enthusiasm, and, of course, of the never-ending allure of a Rolls-Royce.

110 pages | 80 color plates | 9 1/2 x 12 | © 2015  

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Table of Contents


Same car, same location—100 years apart 

Photographs from 1913 & 2013

Rolls-Royce and the 1913 Alpenfahrt

The Circumstances with made this unique project possible

The photo Album
German Translation: 

Mr. Radley fährt nach Wien 

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