'Spirit of Ecstacy.'
Better known as the Flying Lady, she is the car mascot on every Rolls Royce. The Rolls Royce museum in Dornbirn possesses this life size beauty, also made by sculptor Charles Robinson Sykes. Eleanor Thornton posed for it, the secret lover and secretary of John Walter Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, a pioneer of the automobile movement and editor of The Car magazine from 1902. It was he who commissioned Sykes for the Rolls Royce mascot. Photo Paul Smit.