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  • Monographs | hrfoundation

    Monographs / Articles Something to Write Home About Author: Bob Roberts ​ Our very own Bob Roberts from the Hunter Valley took his 20hp Chassis Number GUK76 overseas to compete in this year’s RREC Rally, held at Stamford in Leicestershire, UK. He won first class in the Touring Car Class - Class 5 Click HERE to download. Stolen in Adelaide Author: David Neely ​ “THIEVES RACE POLICE CARS Youths' Wild Night in Adelaide 100 m.p.h. THROUGH CITY STREETS ADELAIDE,” was how the headlines appeared in ‘The Courier-Mail’ (Brisbane, QLD) on 26 February 1937. Click HERE to download. ​ Starting Colour Scheme Author: David Neely Our appreciation of older model Rolls-Royces is often enhanced by contemporary accounts. This is certainly so in the case of GYZ6, with a description penned well over 80 years ago under the heading, “A ROLLS THAT IS DIFFERENT”, Click HERE to download. ​ Rolls-Royce Smash - Two Killed Author: David Neely ​ The Smith & Waddington limousine on a 1926 Phantom I, 111DC, was destroyed in the horrific accident on 1 November 1931. Click HERE to download. ​ Body by R Fry & Sons Author: Roger Fry with Ian Berg ​ For over 40 years Club member Roger Fry has been restoring cars in Western Australia. Roger originally trained as a carpenter and the story of how he established his business is fascinating. Click HERE to download. ​ Silver Ghosts - Then and Now Author: Ian Berg ​ A wonderful five part series. The stories of the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts of the Veteran Car Club of Australia (Victoria). Click HERE to download - Note this file is approx. 6MB ​ Ghostly Qualities Author: David Forward “....people always want to believe in something special, whether it be a god, Babe Ruth, Elvis Presley or Don Bradman; we need something to revere. Thus Johnson carefully fed and watered the belief that the Rolls-Royce was godlike, infallible, inevitably superior". Click HERE to download. Colour Schemes on Phantom III Bodies - 1936 to 1940 Author: Steve Stuckey Article 1 out of 4. “Any colour so long as it’s black” it is alleged Henry Ford. Thankfully Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce was not aiming at the mass market, of course, and in any event it was not the Company that determined the colours. Steve Stuckey has done an excellent article on this topic. Click HERE to download. Interior Colour Schemes and Fittings on Phantom III Bodies 1936 to 1940 Author: Steve Stuckey Article 2 out of 4. The second article in a series of four to mark the 70th anniversary of sales production of the Phantom III. In this article Steve talks about the colours of upholstery, both front and rear, headlinings, carpets and woodwork, and end up with some observations on the contemporary costs of coachwork. Click HERE to download. Advertising the Phantom III - 1935 to 1940 Author: Steve Stuckey Article 3 out of 4. The third article in the series. In this article Steve talks about if you were in the market for a new Rolls-Royce, the likely advertising came from three sources: the Rolls­-Royce company itself, dealers, or coachbuilders (some of whom were also dealers). coachwork. Click HERE to download. Original Owners of Phantom IIIs 1936 to 1940 Author: Steve Stuckey Article 4 out of 4. The fourth and last article in a series marking the 70th anniversary of sales production of the Phantom III. In this article Steve talks about In this last article celebrating the 70th anniversary of production of the model, we will discuss who it was that purchased the cars. Click HERE to download. The Duke of Connaught Author: David Neely HRH Prince Arthur, the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn and the first Royce Motor Car. The Duke of Connaught it appears was the only member of the Royal Family to ride in a Royce car, only three of which were built, all in 1904. What’s more he was driven by an enthusiastic Charles Rolls. Click HERE to download. Percy Wilbraham Northey (1872 - 1935) Author: Alan Payne Family photos and research Diana Northey This article appeared on the Box, People & Places website. A Great Man. There is only one PN... with his singular genius for detail, (he) has had almost more than any other living person to do with the maintenance of a unique standard of excellence ... There has been no branch of motoring activity in which he has not played a conspicuous part... PN remains one of the outstanding personalities, uniting great force of character with singular charm. Click HERE to download. Jackson, Jones & Collins Author: David Neely This interesting article references limousine coachwork builders Messrs. Jackson, Jones and Collins who specialised in custom coach work, and they have to their credit many excellent examples of high grade body work. They had a reputation for special jobs, featuring details worked in to meet the individual requirements of customers. Enjoy reading. Click HERE to download. Sir Henry Royce "An Abridged Life" This is an edited version of an article published in the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia - Victoria Branch “Newsletter” No. 50 (May 1963) to mark the centenary of the birth of Sir Henry Royce. Click HERE to download. ​ ​ Motor Launch “Gelyce” Author: Ken Ricketts, NZR-R&BC A wonderful article and pics on this motor launch with its 4.9 litre Rolls-Royce engine, converted for marine use from its original Silver Cloud form. Click HERE to download. ​ ​ Rolls-Royce R & The Schneider Trophy Author: Condensed from Wikipedia The Schneider Trophy was a trophy awarded annually (and later, biennially) to the winner of a race for seaplanes and flying boats. The Rolls-Royce R engine featured prominently. Click HERE to download. ​ ​ Eleanor - in Body or Spirit? Author: Paul Tritton The story of artists Charles and Jo Sykes and their contribution to Rolls-Royce heritage. Click HERE to download. ​ ​ The Spirit of Ecstacy Author: David Harding ​ The story of the Rolls-Royce Radiator Cap. ​ With the authors approval. Click HERE to download. ​ ​ The Story of the Spirit of Ecstacy (or the Flying Lady) Introduced February 6th, 1911 as an optional extra. Author: Barrie Gillings With the approval of the Gillings Family. Click HERE to download. ​ ​ The History of the NSW Club Logo The story behind the design. Author: Barrie Gillings With the approval of the Gillings Family. Click HERE to link to the NSW Club website. ​ ​ Phantom II - Head Corrosion Author: Barrie Gillings With the approval of the Gillings Family. Click HERE to download this article. ​ ​ An Innocent Bystander's Guide to Rolls-Royce & Bentley Model Identification "Never say never and never say always". Author: Margaret & Barrie Gillings With the approval of the Gillings Family. Click HERE to download this article. ​ ​ Rolls-Royce & Bentley Jargon, Design & Trivia Author: Margaret Gillings With the approval of the Gillings Family. Click HERE to download this article. ​ ​ Supplement Rolls-Royce & Bentley in The Sunburnt Country Authors: Tom C. Clarke & David R. Neely With the approval of the authors. Click HERE to download this article. ​ ​

  • Online Newsletter - The Royce Voice | hrfoundation

    The Royce Voice SHRF Quarterly e-Newsletter ​ Welcome to the Foundation's quarterly e-news from all its Archives in Australia. We wish to let you know about the latest events and acquisitions within the various Collections, Museum and Showroom. Also to update you about its community involvement and various Awards. We'd love to have you as a subscriber. Click Here to Subscribe Now Previous Issues Issue 9 - Winter 2022 Issue 8 - Autumn 2022 Issue 7 - Summer 2022 Issue 6 - Xmas 2021 Issue 5 - Spring 2021 Issue 4 - Winter 2021 Issue 3 - Autumn 2021 Issue 2 - Summer 2021 Issue 1 - Spring 2020

  • Photo Gallery | hrfoundation

    Photo Gallery These photos are a just a tiny selection from our extensive archives. ​ ** Click on the photos below to view the full gallery of photos. Sir Henry Royce Plaque Located at Derby. 5VF155 Taken during the visit of the King of Nepal in 1971 is 5VF155 with registration ZSF-570. Note the Crown above the number plate is covered. Photo courtesy of National Archives of Australia Sir Henry Royce Memorial Window Located in Westminster Abbey is a memorial window for Sir Frederick Henry Royce, engineer and car designer. Designed by Sir J. Ninian Comper It was unveiled by Lord Kindersley, chairman of Rolls-Rolls Ltd., on 23rd October 1962. The inscription at the base reads: In memory of Frederick Henry Royce O.B.E. Baronet, Engineer. Born 1863. Died 1933. Sir Henry Royce Plaque Located at Derby. 1/13

  • Shop | hrfoundation

    Shop Please note: Our Foundation is run in its entirety by our wonderful volunteers. We will endeavour to fulfil your order as soon as practical and thank you for your understanding and patience. Overseas orders (outside of Australia) please email enquiries@henryroycefoundation.com for addition costs to cover tracking, postage & packaging. DOWNLOAD ORDER FORM HERE Rolls-Royce & Bentley in The Sunburnt Country - The first 50 years in Australia $170.00 - Price includes GST and postage within Australia. For overseas postage costs, please email; enquiries@henryroycefoundation.com By Tom Clarke and David Neely The re-print of this book complete with Supplements from 1999-July 2021 is now available. It is A4 in size, soft cover, 588 pages and weighs 2.1 kgs. 500 copies of the first edition of this excellent book have been sold. It has received enthusiastic reviews around the world. This book is a MUST for all enthusiasts in Australia and indeed for all Rolls-Royce and Bentley owners worldwide. The authors are thankful to readers who have sent in various corrections, photographs and improvements. The Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. Origins and Development 1906-1926 $155.00 Price includes GST and postage within Australia. For overseas postage costs, please email; enquiries@henryroycefoundation.com By David Forward A major work on the Silver Ghost and the years that made the Rolls-Royce Company's fame and fortune. Essential knowledge for all persons interested in the 40/50hp Silver Ghost and its development. David Forward has used his extensive knowledge of the Silver Ghost to write and publish this comprehensive book containing the greatest amount of technical information available on the subject, and extremely interesting to read. It has received worldwide acclaim and is in the library of most Silver Ghost owners as well as the RAC library in London. Attractively presented with 200+ pictures and diagrams, handsomely bound in matching slipcase. Evelyn Maud Mill; From servant to socialite $55.00 Price includes GST and Postage within Australia. For overseas postage costs, please email; enquiries@henryroycefoundation.com By Paul Tritton Lover, mistress, wife and widow of Claude Goodman Johnson,' the hyphen in Rolls-Royce'. Tom Clarke says "HAVING PAUL TRITTON’S name on anything associated with the history of Rolls-Royce is a guarantee of wonderful reading. Paul’s track record is an enviable one. Most aspects of Rolls-Royce history have received coverage down the years but not the women behind the company’s key figures. It’s quite a story and evokes both the belle epoque of the Edwardian decade and the freer 1920s. The human side of the Rolls-Royce story is well told here". Click HERE for a further review by SHRF Trustee Jeanne Eve. Rolls-Royce and Bentley In The Rear-View Mirror $45.00 Price includes GST and postage within Australia. By David Neely A history of the Rolls-Royce Owners' Club of Australia. Featured are over 700 photographs and illustrations covering many aspects of the Club. Lists and tables spanning 1956 to 2002 include 4000+ members and more than 2000 Rolls-Royce and 800 Bentley motor cars. Additional reference sources are contained in chassis number and registration number lists. 50 Years with a Rolls-Royce Twenty $12.50 Price includes GST and postage within Australia. By David G. Davis This is a fascinating insight into the philosophy and approach developed after 50 years of owning and maintaining a 1922 Rolls-Royce Twenty. The 40-page A5 size booklet in colour includes a detailed list of chassis changes compiled by Bob Clarke, the Australian Club's Twenty Registrar. The author, who was a Foundation Trustee, met the cost of production personally, and proceeds will go to the Foundation. An Australian Rolls-Royce $7.50 Price includes GST and postage within Australia. By Bryan Inder The story of a Rolls-Royce 40/50H.P. model Silver Ghost Chassis number 12HG delivered new in Australia in 1923. John Bull Sketchbook $17.50 Price includes GST and postage within Australia. By Bryan Inder The story of a Rolls-Royce 40/50H.P. model Silver Ghost Chassis number 12HG delivered new in Australia in 1923. GA Drawings $50.00 The files are emailed as a ZIP file over WeTransfer. A set of General Assembly (GA) Drawings. The set has been rescued and many of the drawings are available for pre-war cars to assist with restoration and maintenance. Please note that some drawings are damaged beyond repair, but many have been digitised in PDF format ready to be used. The purchase includes the collection and a spreadsheet of explanation. Ladies Silk Scarf $17.50 Price includes GST and postage within Australia. Beautiful 100% silk ladies scarf. 90cm square. Colour is as shown. Cream with navy print. Limited stock.

  • Publications for Sale | hrfoundation

    Publications for Sale The Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. Origins and Development 1906-1926 AU$155.00 By David Forward A major work on the Silver Ghost and the years that made the Rolls-Royce Company's fame and fortune. Essential knowledge for all persons interested in the 40/50hp Silver Ghost and its development. David Forward has used his extensive knowledge of the Silver Ghost to write and publish this comprehensive book containing the greatest amount of technical information available on the subject, and extremely interesting to read. It has received worldwide acclaim and is in the library of most Silver Ghost owners as well as the RAC library in London. Attractively presented with 200+ pictures and diagrams, handsomely bound in matching slipcase. Price includes GST and postage within Australia. Postage and packaging for overseas is additional. ORDER Rolls-Royce and Bentley In The Rear-View Mirror AU$40.00 By David Neely A history of the Rolls-Royce Owners' Club of Australia. Featured are over 700 photographs and illustrations covering many aspects of the Club. Lists and tables spanning 1956 to 2002 include 4000+ members and more than 2000 Rolls-Royce and 800 Bentley motor cars. Additional reference sources are contained in chassis number and registration number lists. ​ Price includes GST and postage within Australia. For overseas orders, please email us for additional postage and packaging costs. ​ ORDER Rolls-Royce & Bentley in The Sunburnt Country AU$185.00 By Tom Clarke and David Neely Almost 500 copies of this excellent book have been sold. It has received enthusiastic reviews around the world. This book is a MUST for all enthusiasts in Australia and indeed for all Rolls-Royce and Bentley owners worldwide. The authors are thankful to readers who have sent in various corrections, photographs and improvements which have been incorporated in a free supplement. Further information regarding any vehicle changes or discovered information will be gratefully received and added to the Supplement by the authors. Click to download latest Supplement for "Rolls-Royce and Bentley in the Sunburnt Country" - May 2019. NB: This Supplement is quite large and will take some time to download to your computer. Late edition Supplements contain all information presented in earlier Supplements. Price includes GST and postage within Australia. For overseas orders, please email us for additional postage and packaging costs. ORDER 50 Years with a Rolls-Royce Twenty AU$12.50 by David G. Davis This is a fascinating insight into the philosophy and approach developed after 50 years of owning and maintaining a 1922 Rolls-Royce Twenty. The 40-page A5 size booklet in colour includes a detailed list of chassis changes compiled by Bob Clarke, the Australian Club's Twenty Registrar. The author, who was a Foundation Trustee, met the cost of production personally, and proceeds will go to the Foundation. ​ Price includes GST and postage within Australia. For overseas orders, please email us for additional postage and packaging costs. ORDER An Australian Rolls-Royce AU$7.50 By Bryan Inder The story of a Rolls-Royce 40/50H.P. model Silver Ghost Chassis number 12HG delivered new in Australia in 1923. ​ Price includes GST and postage within Australia. For overseas orders, please email us for additional postage and packaging costs. Order Here John Bull Sketchbook AU$17.50 Price includes GST and postage within Australia. For overseas orders, please email us for additional postage and packaging costs. Order Here ◄ 1 / 1 ► Please reload

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  • Evelyn Maud | hrfoundation

    Evelyn Maud Mill; From servant to socialite. By Paul Tritton Who wouldn't love to open a long lost suitcase to find love letters, photographs and more? This is how renowned researcher Paul Tritton discovered family papers, photographs, memorabilia and love letters not published previously to reveal the identity of the elusive 'Mrs Wigs'. Anyone interested in the story of Rolls-Royce or the influence of a strong minded woman in the fast living 1920's will enjoy this biography. Tritton details how Evelyn Maud Mill, who was born into impoverishment in London, began her working life scenes ‘in service' to become the lover, mistress and then stylish second wife of the famous English business man and socialite, Claude Goodman Johnson. It is a true love story about Claude, who's often referred to as 'the hyphen in Rolls-Royce' and his passionate affair then lifestyle with 'Mrs Wigs' until his death. To date, only Claude's successful business prowess in motoring ventures and enterprise is known, not the supportive woman in his life and the sensitive, musical, family and fun loving world behind the scenes. All this when he was promoting the R-R Silver Ghost; 'the best car in the world' fame. Paul Tritton has illuminated the social history of the 1920's in England and the south of France in this highly readable book. Evelyn and Claude come alive on the pages and enrich the human side of the major personalities in the Rolls-Royce story. It will appeal to any reader of social or business history, to Rolls-Royce and motoring aficionados and anyone desiring insights on how women contributed to successful business ventures a century ago. ​ Paul Tritton is the renowned British author and historical researcher especially within the world of Rolls-Royce. He was the feature writer for Rolls-Royce Motors "Journal" and has written several books about Rolls-Royce; "John Montagu of Beaulieu: Motoring Pioneer and Prophet" in 1985, "The Godfather of Rolls-Royce: The Life and Times of Henry Edmunds" in 1993 and finally "When Rolls and Royce made history on Dover's White Cliffs" in 2016. Paul has written several books ranging in topic from the first sound recording made by Queen Victoria, the loss of a wartime RAF Stirling bomber in the battle of Holland, to several books on the city of Canterbury and how a small town in Kent prepared for a possible Nazi invasion. Paul has been interested in the personal life of Claude Johnson since the 75th anniversary of Rolls-Royce when he was researching Henry Edmunds who famously introduced Henry Royce and Charles Rolls to each other in 1904. Claude Johnson also played a major role in the Rolls-Royce company and is often referred to as the ‘’hyphen in Rolls-Royce’’. But who was “Mrs Wigs’’ by his side? From wide research and consultation with family descendants, Paul has now found Mrs Wigs and revealed Evelyn Maud Mill’s influential life. Initially Paul was uncertain whether to include Claude’s deeply personal love letters to Mrs Wigs. But social life has become more liberal over the decades and personal lives are entwined with the public persona. Paul is a biographer with a thirst for detail and accuracy and writes with sensitivity. Review by SHRF Trustee - Jeanne Eve

  • What's On | hrfoundation

    What's On at the Foundation SHRF Heritage Dinner You are most warmly invited to a combined Rolls-Royce & Bentley Car Club NSW and Sir Henry Royce Foundation to meet with the trustees of the Foundation and join us in a casual meal in the spectacular Victoria Room of the Royal Automobile Club of Australia. All trustees will be present, and this will be an opportunity for you to discuss the progress and work of the Foundation. Trustees of the Foundation will give a brief overview of the current initiatives. Speeches will be brief, and the evening will be relaxed to encourage good conversation and discussion. This will be an opportunity to meet with enthusiasts from the Motoring Group of the RACA as well as directors of the Australian Motoring Heritage Foundation and other similar groups. We have much in common to talk about and stories to share. Do come and join the camaraderie and the conversations. Date - Saturday 13 August 2022 Time - 6.30pm Drinks at your own cost. Venue - Royal Automobile Club of Australia, 89 Macquarie St, Sydney 7.00pm Dinner comprising entrée and main course (alternate drop) including tea and coffee Cost - $75 per person. Bar available during the event to your own account Parking - Available nearby at the Sir Stamford Hotel, entry via Albert Street, Sydney Booking & RSVP - 1 August to Brian Crump on 0419 417 813, spitz@bigpond.net.au, or by post to 62 Oxford Street, Newtown NSW 2042 Click Here to download the Booking Form Sir Henry Royce Foundation - Australian Head Office Bill Allsep House, 3/18 Laser Drive, Rowville, VIC Bill Allsep House: Our Volunteers & Archivists are back working hard. Lionel Gell School of Instruction Rowville, VIC, To be advised. The SHRF Geebung Museum 475 Newman Road, Geebung. QLD Open every Saturday from midday to 4pm Entrance Fees per person are:- Adults $ 10.00; Children $ 1.00 Family (2Adults + Children under 12years) $ 20.00. A tour of the facility is available free of charge Tea, Coffee etc. available for $2.00 per person. The SHRF Coolum Showroom 52 Lysaght Street, Coolum, QLD Open on first Saturday of the month And at other times by appointment. Cars 'n' Coffee is on the first Saturday morning of each month. Held at the German Bakehouse - across the road from the Foundation Showroom. The Showroom is open during this monthly event.

  • Sunburnt Country Supplement | hrfoundation

    "The Sunburnt Country" Supplement The Foundation published ‘Rolls-Royce and Bentley in the Sunburnt Country - The First Fifty Years in Australia’ in 1999. Soon after the authors, Tom Clarke and David Neely, began compiling a Supplement to include information and images that came and continue to come to light since publication. The book was reprinted May 2022 and includes the Supplements from 1999-July 2021. It is available from the Shop,