The Queen Elizabeth II she died yesterday at the age of 96 and messages of condolence continue to arrive from all over the world. She reigned for 70 years (just earlier this year she celebrated her Platinum Jubilee) and many of her will remember seeing her often behind the wheel of her as well. The Queen, despite her age, has always been keen to drive alone and even in recent years there have been photos in which we have seen her on her beloved Land Rovers.
And the English house was among the first to express their condolences to the royal family, followed by Aston Martin who shared a post on Twitter in which he recalled how the Queen was “a ‘passionate supporter of British culture, business and innovation “.
A passionate driver
As we said, Queen Elizabeth personally drove her cars whenever she could. As a young girl, during the Second World War, she joined the British Army and drove ambulanceseven learning to repair heavy trucks.
He preferred Land Rovers, but in his garage there were also Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Jaguar and even a Vauxhall (Opel) station wagon.
What the car manufacturers have written
Lotus, Lister, Caterham and Morgan also intervened on social networks to share their thoughts. Lotus called it “an extraordinary role model for people around the world”, while Vauxhall described its 70-year reign as “an inspiration for all”.
Ford’s executive chairman, Bill Ford, also issued a statement on Queen Elizabeth’s disappearance, offering his condolences to the royal family and people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. In the statement, Bill said her death deeply saddened him. “The Queen was a steadfast and exemplary world leader” who demonstrated “the true meaning of service and dedication”.
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Source: Motor1.com Italia – News by it.motor1.com.
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