Radley’s Ghost

2013 marks the centenary of James Radley’s victory in the Alpine Trial with his 40/50 Ghost – to celebrate this I have designed and built a twenty square foot leaded glass panel of his motorcar depicted at one of the most recognisable parts of the route – the summit of the Rolle Pass.

radleys ghost stained glass fine art glass panel

Radley’s Ghost

This is the second large scale automotive project I have undertaken; the first featured a 1902 Panhard et Levassor and in the last year this has been well travelled having been exhibited at the headquarters of the Veteran Car Club, Cranfield’s History of Motorsport Conference and most recently at the Grand Hotel in Brighton for the Veteran Car Club’s London to Brighton Run dinner. The Panhard et Levassor panel can be seen here.

1913 Alpine Trial

Success in such a prestigious and arduous event with all four cars did not go unnoticed and to capitalise on this replicas of the victorious cars were put into production. The versions of Radley’s Ghost were sold officially as Continental models but they were called Alpine Eagles by Rolls Royce chief test driver Ernest Hives and this is the name that they have kept.

Panel is currently on display at P&A Wood’s showroom, click here for details and here for a link to their website.