The Spirit of Ecstasy is the bonnet ornament sculpture on Rolls-Royce cars. It is in the form of a woman leaning forwards with her arms outstretched behind and above her. Billowing cloth runs from her arms to her back, resembling wings. The Spirit of Ecstasy, also called Eleanor, Silver Lady, or Flying Lady, was designed by Sykes, a graduate of London’s Royal College of Art, and carries with it a story about secret passion between Montagu, second Baron Montagu of Beaulieu after 1905, a pioneer of the automobile movement, and editor of The Car Illustrated magazine from 1902, and the model for the emblem, Eleanor Velasco Thornton.
The Volkswagen Beetle—officially the Volkswagen Type 1, informally in German der Käfer (meaning “beetle”), in parts of the English-speaking world the Bug, and known by many other nicknames in other languages—is a two-door, rear-engine economy car, intended for five occupants (later, Beetles were restricted to four people in some countries), that was manufactured and marketed by German automaker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited is a British luxury automobile maker which has operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of BMW AG since 2003 — as the exclusive manufacturer of Rolls-Royce-branded motor cars. The company’s administrative and production headquarters are located on the Goodwood Estate in Goodwood, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom. From 1906 to 2003, motor cars were manufactured and marketed under the Rolls-Royce brand by Rolls-Royce Motors.
The Umhlanga Promenade is approximately 3km long and spans the popular apartment and resort complexes that line the golden sands of this premier beach resort destination. It’s a pretty brick pathway lining the beach, with the Umhlanga Lighthouse and Whalebone Pier as its centerpieces. From the south, the path starts at Durban View Park, reaching Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve after 2.5 km.
Alfa Romeo has competed successfully in Grand Prix motor racing, Formula One, sportscar racing, touring car racing, and rallies. It has competed both as a constructor and an engine supplier, via works entries (usually under the name Alfa Corse or Autodelta), and private entries. The first racing car was made in 1913, three years after the foundation of the company, and Alfa Romeo won the inaugural world championship for Grand Prix cars in 1925.