Rolls-Royce Motor Cars debuted the spectacularly colourful commission, ‘Cullinan in Fux Orange,’ which was unveiled at ‘The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering’, marking the tenth time the brand has developed and reserved a colour carrying the name of the prolific patron of Bespoke.
The Quail and Monterey Car Week is one of the hallmark annual gatherings for global luxury collectors worldwide and the commission was the highlight of the Rolls-Royce celebration.
Car collector Michael Fux received his twelfth Bespoke Rolls-Royce commission, and it was another stunning reveal.
Mr Fux’s Rolls-Royce cars are the highlight of his collection including more than 150 of the world’s most unique and colourful motor cars. Arriving in the United States a young Cuban immigrant, Mr Fux built a series of successful businesses in the bedding and linen industry. Today, he strives to give something back to the communities he has worked in.
The Michael Fux Foundation established in 2006, has donated millions of dollars to enrich the lives of children stricken with serious illnesses. In addition to building the Fux Family Centre at the Miami Children’s Hospital, Mr Fux and his wife Gloria hold multiple events each year to sustain the Centre and entertain the children. The colourful collection of cars are used at fundraisers to raise money to benefit those in need.
“Michael is a true patron of our Rolls-Royce Bespoke artistry. He has continually brought us colour challenges ranging from exterior finishes to perfect colour matching for a variety of materials throughout his creations. For more than a decade, my team has never failed to deliver for him and the brand. He has created a collection of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars that will grace the lawn of Pebble Beach and Concours around the world for the next century.” Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
Mr Fux challenged the designers to match the exterior colour to a vibrant orange ladies wrap that caught his eye in South Florida. He purchased the wrap and had it delivered to the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective.
Working together for nearly a year, the teams delivered the perfect surface application of more than seven layers of finish polished by hand for multiple hours in the Surface Finish Centre. The exterior even features black Cullinan wheels and pinstripe wheel centres in the bright ‘Fux Orange.’
The interior is decked in hand-crafted Arctic White leather with offsetting Orange stitching and Orange Rolls-Royce ‘RRs’ on the headrests. Arctic White is carried over to the luxurious box grain leather fascia, steering wheel control stems and carpets.
Among the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Mr Fux has commissioned, he now ‘owns’ ten Bespoke colours, more than any other patron of the brand.