FAB1 custom Pink Rolls-Royce In Support Of Breast Cancer Awareness
Headed by Broadcaster and car nut Chris Evans (shown below as character Aloysius Parker from the Thunderbirds TV series with puppet*), the FAB1 Million project is set to raise £1 million for Breast Cancer Care through making this bespoke Ghost available to hire over the next twelve months.
This extraordinary car will make appearances at exclusive events as well as being available for hire for any special day, with all proceeds directly benefiting Breast Cancer Care.
above: Blushing Pink and Crème Light interior and a pink accented umbrella are some of the exclusive accents
In support of this exciting project and very worthy cause, the Rolls-Royce Bespoke team has prepared a very special motor car, combining numerous exclusive bespoke elements, from pink accented umbrellas, to hand-embroidered headrests featuring the Breast Cancer Care pink ribbon motif. Further enhancements include unique ‘FAB1’ treadplates and a Blushing Pink and Crème Light interior leather scheme. An uplit Spirit of Ecstasy adorns the silver satin bonnet.
In addition to providing a superior ride experience and ample legroom, the passenger experience of this exceptional Ghost Extended Wheelbase is enhanced with hand veneered picnic tables, 9.2 inch LCD screens and a champagne coolbox. Passengers will be able to relax with a chilled glass of champagne, indulge in a concerto, courtesy of a 10-channel amplifier and 16 speakers delivering 600 Watts of surround sound, or simply sink into sumptuous leather seats and lambswool footmats, relaxing into luxurious silence as they journey to their destination.
Special pink leather fabrics and thread were used in the creation of this bespoke vehicle:
“When I received the call from Chris Evans to support FAB1 Million, we immediately sprang into action,” said Jolyon Nash, Sales and Marketing Director. “It’s taken countless hours to create such a special car but every minute spent is absolutely worth it for such a valuable cause. We wish the project every success.”
The project is set to launch on Thursday 18 April with a star-studded point to point drive in FAB1 from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
*What does a puppet have to do with this?
The Original FAB 1, and its later incarnations, is a pink six-wheeled car from Thunderbirds and its three film adaptations. The car was owned by character Lady Penelope and driven by Aloysius “Nosey” Parker.
above: models of the Fab 1 cars driven by puppets in the TV series Thunderbirds
The Chris Evans-inspired replica “Parker” puppet:
A limited edition run of hand made First Generation copies of the puppet and his FAB 1 Driver’s Seat are for sale. Signed and numbered by artist and puppet sculptor Duncan Willis of Superproreplication, a substantial donation from each puppet sold is going to Chris Evans’ FAB 1 Million charity in aid of Breast Cancer Care.
above: Chris Evans (Parker) Mary Berry (Lady Penelope) as the fictional characters from the puppet TV series Thunderbirds with a new Fab 1 Rolls Royce for Breast Cancer Awareness
** Supporters outside the UK can donate by visiting FAB 1’s Just Giving page at www.justgiving.co.uk/fab1million
Breast Cancer Care is here for anyone affected by breast cancer. We bring people together, provide information and support, and campaign for improved standards of care. Every year more and more people need our support. You can help us be here for every one of them. Visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk or call thefree helpline on 0808 800 6000.
all images and info courtesy of Fab1 and Rolls Royce