NAPIER BI-CENTENARY DINNER at the Royal Automobile Club
Archive from Saturday 25 August 2007
BI-CENTENARY OF D.NAPIER & SON
Napier bi-centenary Dinner at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London Friday 28th March 2008.
David Burgess-Wise, very well known and highly respected as a motoring historian, will be the guest speaker at a black tie dinner at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall to commemorate the bi-centenary of D. Napier & Son, on Friday 28th March 2008. The dinner will be well attended by Napier car owners, members of the Veteran Car Club, past employees of D Napier & Sons and those with an interest in Britain’s engineering heritage. . A warm welcome is extended to anyone wishing to join us for this once in a lifetime event. To ensure you receive an invitation, please contact Alastair Reid as places will be strictly limited.
Further information: Alastair Reid: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07966 217926 The Trust is organizing a number of other events to celebrate the bi-centenary during 2008 including this dinner on 28th March 2008 at the Royal Automobile Club. For full information about these events please visit the website: www.napierheritage.org.uk , email email@example.com or call Alastair Reid 07966 217826.
Background Information Since its foundation in 1808 the world renowned engineering company D Napier & Son has designed and manufactured some of the most innovative engineering solutions of the 19th and 20th centuries. These include machines for printing, stamp perforation and bullion measurement. Of greater note were its automobiles and aero engines such as the Napier Lion which powered so many aircraft between the wars.
The company enjoyed many record breaking achievements in both speed and endurance on Land, Sea and in the Air among them Golden Arrow, the Land Speed Record holder, Brooklands 24 hour record, fastest ever lap at Brooklands, successful Napier Powerboats and powering the winner of The Schneider Trophy.
The innovative and powerful Napier Sabre installed in the RAF’s Typhoon & Tempest aircraft used to such devastating effect as tank busters and other strategic roles in the latter half of WW2 and of course the Deltic engines famously used in rail traction and to great effect in marine use.
Further information about the company is available by email from: Secretary@npht.org