Frederick Richard Simms and Charles Harrington Moore formed the RAC back in 1897, although at that point it was called the Automobile Club of Great Britain. It was loosely based on the French version the Automobile Club de France. By 1901 it had already started to employ the first uniformed patrolmen in Great Britain. In 1907 the Automobile Club of Great Britain got Royal approval and then became the Royal Automobile Club or the RAC as it became popularly known. This little trailer would have been a very familiar sight at events around the country.