"He named the Beardmore glacier after its manufacturer"
Arrol-Johnston
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Ernest Shackleton’s Nimrod expedition was sponsored by Sir William Beardmore, an Anglo-Scottish industrialist. Beardmore was a director and the single largest shareholder in Mo-Car Syndicate Limited, a company formed by George Johnston to make the Arrol-Johnston (later known as the Arrol-Aster), an early Scottish automobile manufactured from 1896 to 1931 and the first automobile manufactured in Britain. The company developed the world’s first "off-road" vehicle for the Egyptian government, and another designed to travel on ice and snow for Shackleton’s expedition to the South Pole.