ABC/Richard CartwrightRoger Daltrey has teamed up with Rolls-Royce to help design a pair of collectors-edition automobiles that will help raise money for various charities, including the U.K.’s Teenage Cancer Trust, of which the Who frontman has long been a patron. The cars that will incorporate the legendary singer’s is conceptual ideas will be part of a series of nine Wraith “Inspired by Music” motor vehicles that will feature designs suggested by a variety of well-known British artists.
The first car will feature The Who’s famous bulls-eye logo, as well as a laser-etched design depicting Daltrey’s trademark swinging microphone on its doors. The second automobile incorporates a design inspired by the cover of the band’s 1969 rock opera Tommy, and was created in collaboration with Mike McInnerney, the artist responsible for the original album’s artwork. That car will be auctioned in April 2017 to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
“I am enormously excited at the prospect of raising vital funds and awareness for the Teenage Cancer Trust in collaboration with Rolls-Royce, a true British icon,” says Daltrey in a statement. “The themes, so perfectly expressed by the Rolls-Royce designers in both cars, are as relevant today as they were when we first performed them. I worked hard with the designers to capture the spirit of our songs and what their lyrics mean to fans of all generations.”
The other British music stars who also will be helping to design cars for the Rolls-Royce Wraith “Inspired by Music” series will be revealed soon.
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