A MAN AND HIS CAR.
HENRY W. WESSELLS III
AND HIS ALFA ROMEO “TIPO 6C 3000 CM”.
Photo of the car restored by Salvarore Diomante by Massimo Perini ©
First raced by Juan Manuel Fangio at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1953, this Alfa Romeo 3000 CM has had a very thrilling life. Just like many racing GT that in those years, it was designed for road and track racing. Indeed, this rare Alfa Romeo had been engineered for the 1953 Sport Cars World Championship and namely to take part to the Mille Miglia and 24 Hours of Le Mans races.
The authoritative Welsh Motoring Writers Group has recently honoured Ian Cameron, former Rolls-Royce Chief Designer credited by the RR Phantom and Ghost, with the Automotive Achievement Award.
The honour was presented to Mr. Cameron by Richard Woolley, former winner as Director of Design at Land Rover.
Ian Cameron was appointed to the role of Chief Designer in 1999, following the acquisition of the marque by BMW Group, and retired in 2012. The much respected designer is now running his own company as Principal of Ian Cameron Design Partners
During his tenure at Rolls-Royce. Cameron led the design team for all Phantom family and Ghost models and is widely credited with creating thoroughly contemporary motorcars that remained sympathetic to the marque’s design lineage.
At the ceremony, that took centre place at the Welsh Motoring Writers Group annual dinner at the new Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, Mr. Cameron said he was delighted to accept the award in the name of the Rolls-Royce Design Team. «They, after all, are the ones who did the work. As with an orchestra, some designers think it is the chap at the front who deserves the accolades. But it is the team that makes the music and delivers the product so I am indeed delighted to accept this award in their name. Following Cameron’s statement and in an unprecedented move, the company has released a picture of the entire Rolls-Royce design team.