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- About | hrfoundation
About the Foundation The Inspiration In all his designs Sir Henry Royce (1863-1933) demonstrated an attention to detail never previously seen in the automotive and aeronautical worlds. His motto was his engineering standard: Quidvis recte factum quamvis humile præclarum (Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble). ‘Rightly done’ are the key words in the Rolls-Royce ethos, and there are many fine examples of Royce’s determination to strive for perfection. He was also guided by the philosophy: ‘Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it.’ Establishment of the Foundation The Sir Henry Royce Foundation was created from a discussion at the 1995 Federal Rally of the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia. It was proposed that a stand-alone body be created to preserve the heritage of the past in relation to items manufactured by Rolls-Royce and Bentley, the history of the Founders (Sir Henry Royce, The Hon C.S. Rolls and W.O. Bentley), and all printed material relating to the Company’s automobiles and aircraft engines. It all started when David Ekberg.....click here for full story . The Objects of the Foundation The Charitable Objects of the Foundation are for the advancement of the science and technology of mechanical engineering for the public benefit and the advancement of education in such ways as the Trustees in their absolute discretion think fit, including:Making available for study and research purposes the corpus of the published and unpublished work of the late Sir Henry Royce and by promoting and providing facilities for such study and research and for the study of the history and development of the pursuit of excellence in the science of mechanical engineering; Click to read more .... The Strategic Outlook of the Foundation The Charitable Objects of the Foundation include: “The advancement of the science and technology of mechanical engineering for the public benefit; and the advancement of education”. In particular, The Foundation seeks to promote the engineering ideals of Sir Henry Royce. To view the Strategic Outlook of the Foundation please visit: Foundation Strategic Outlook Opening of the Lionel Gell School of Instruction for Rolls-Royce and Bentley Owners Policies Collection Policy Conservation / Preservation Policy Trust Deed SHRF - The Foundation (as told by Russell Rolls) Play Video The Foundation Watch Now Share Whole Channel This Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Share Channel Info Close
- Miscellaneous | hrfoundation
Miscellaneous The following photo gallery are miscellaneous items designed by (and sometime also made by) Sir Henry Royce. These items are not in the SHRF collection - we thought you might be interested to have a look. In Sir Henry Royce's home Brae Cottage, in Knutsford, Cheshire - the light switches and doors were all designed by Sir Henry Royce. They are still in Brae Cottage today. In Sir Henry Royce's home Brae Cottage, in Knutsford, Cheshire - the light switches and doors were all designed by Sir Henry Royce. They are still in Brae Cottage today. 1/1 A Brace of Phantom V's Præclarvm 5-17, page 7245 David Neely, the Foundation's NSW Historical Consultant, tells of the service of the 2 SHRF Phantoms in the Commonwealth Government fleet. A Selection of Cars from Queensland Præclarvm 5-17, page 7254 Gilbert Ralph, the SHRF Honorary Archivist, delves in to the photo archives for Queensland cars. A Brace of Cars from South Australia Præclarvm 6-16, page 7074 In this two-page spread some of the Archive’s photos of South Australian members' cars of the past are featured. Researchers visit the Archive Præclarvm 5-16, page 7037 In this edition the Honorary Archivist gives details of a group of motoring researchers who visited the Archive to tap the information in the historic material it holds. As well there is an article on materials the Archive was given at the 2016 RROCA Federal Rally in Bendigo. A Brace of Cars from Western Australia Præclarvm 5-16, pages 7038 In this two page spread some of the Archive's photos of Western Australia members' cars of the past are featured. The Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Præclarvm 4-16, pages 7002 Following the 2-16 edition of Bentley's in the immediate post-war period, displayed here are the Rolls-Royce offerings from 1947 when the Silver Wraith was introduced. These early cars were mostly recognised from their use of Lucas P.100 and R.100 headlamps, and radiator mounted ahead of the front axle centreline, the latter common to only two pre-World War Two Rolls-Royce types: the 25/30hp Wraith and Phantom III. The Bentley MkVI Præclarvm 2-16, pages 6930 Here the Honorary Archivist displays several of the special bodied examples of the Bentley Mk VI model that were available in the immediate post-war period. The photos were provided by the coachbuilders to enable customers to select from the range of special bodies available. Amy Johnson’s Rolls-Royce Identified Præclarvm 1-16, pages 6900 Here the Honorary Archivist recounts how in Issue 4-15 of Præclarvm, p6779, he contributed an article about Amy Johnson in which it was suggested that the Silver Ghost she was riding in was 65LK and asked if any reader was able to confirm that. But immediate response from two members corrected that Chassis Number to 34YG, which leads to an interesting history of that motor car. Charles Sykes Revisited Præclarvm 1-16, pages 6892 The Foundation’s Honorary Archivist describes the recent donation of a figurine of Charles Sykes. The Spirit; Celebrating 75 Years of the Rolls-Royce Motor Car Præclarvm 6-15, pages 6858 This book of 24 pages features water colour scenes of Rolls-Royce motor cars being enjoyed by owners in the years 1904 to 1979. The book includes an Introduction by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu who describes early motoring and his love of Rolls-Royce motor cars, lamenting ‘there are too many of them. Part 2 of a 2 part selection of the water colours. Amy Johnson and Rolls-Royce Præclarvm 4-15, page 6779 The Honorary Archivist of the Foundation describes finding, in a collection of newspaper cuttings, the attached coloured picture featuring a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost carrying Amy Johnson around the Geelong Racecourse. The search is then on to identify the car. The Sir Henry Royce Foundation Archive and You Præclarvm 2-15, pages 6710 - 6713 The Honorary Archivist of the Foundation describes how the Collection Policy of the Foundations is achieved through the ‘collection, documentation and exhibiting of any objects whatsoever illustrating or connected with the science of mechanical engineering and especially related to the work of Sir Henry Royce.’ James Young Body Photos from the John Bull Collection Præclarvm 1-15, page 6678 Following on from Præclarvm 6-14, this edition shows photos from James Young Ltd body designs from the late 1940s through to 1965. Hooper Body Photos from the John Bull Collection Præclarvm 6-14, page 6642 Recently donated to the Foundation was material from the collection of the late John Bull, a member of the RROCA, South Australia Branch. Shown here is a selection of photos sent to him in 1967 by the then Managing Director of Hooper & Co (Bodybuilders) Ltd, Osmond F. Rivers. The Angas Family and Their Pre-War Motor Cars Præclarvm 4-14, page 6567 / Præclarvm 5-14, page 6605 The Angas family are a well-known and respected family of pastoralists descended from George Fife Angas, who became Chairman and a major shareholder of The South Australian Company. In 1909 Charles H. Angas was the first person to import a Rolls-Royce into South Australia, and he and his three sons, Ronald, Dudley and Keith, all became enthusiastic motorists. This photograph album highlights their choices in exotic cars. The Barr Smiths and their Proper Motor Cars Præclarvm 2-14, page 6486 Over three generations, the Barr Smith family of South Australia had at least 24 Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars, which may well place them in the category of the most prolific owners/users of those two marques in Australia.. Claude Mason and his Cars Præclarvm 1-14, page 6462 Members and visitors to Bill Allsep House will admire the unique models of a Silver Ghost and a 20hp on display amongst the Foundation‘s collection. Both 2-metre-long models are the work of one man: the late Claude Mason. A selection of photographs from David Shmith Præclarvm 3-13, page 6310 Here are photographs of particular interest because of their Australian content. They were donated by David Shmith, former Managing Director of York Motors in Sydney. David’s father, Maurice Shmith, joined Tarrant Motors in 1904 as a car washer, and by 1910 he was Sales Manager. With some partners he established Yellow Cabs in 1924, and in 1932 he was instrumental in the formation of York Motors, Sydney, of which he was Managing Director until succeeded by his son, David. Do you have an Australian Body? Præclarvm 2-13, page 6280 If you are a lucky owner of a body built by one of the 83 known Australian coachbuilders who have designed and constructed coachwork on Rolls-Royce or Bentley motors cars in Australia, and you want to know more about the firm in question, this article may have something of interest to you. One man’s contribution to the SHRF Archive Præclarvm 6-12, page 6209 One of the functions of the Sir Henry Royce Foundation, Australia, is to collect anything related to Sir Henry Royce. The Archive is the repository of the Foundation’s collection, and attendees at meetings of the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club, Victoria Branch, have the opportunity to see some of the larger items on display in the meeting room. Others who venture into the Archive itself see very little apart from a vast collection of archive boxes stored neatly on the rows of shelving. The most recent of these contains a small selection of the hundreds of items donated by one man: David Neely. James Radley beats a train from London to Monte Carlo Præclarvm 5-12, page 6172 James Radley (1884-1959), the English adventurer, shared a passion for ballooning, flying and motor racing with the Hon. Charles Rolls. But unlike Rolls he survived his numerous exploits and died an old man. Radley competed in the Austrian Alpine Trials of 1912, 1913 and 1914 in three different Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts; 1930E, 2206E and 18PB respectively. He was successful in the latter two events – but that is another story which will no doubt be featured during 2013, the centenary of his first success. There is however a lesser-known motoring event for which he received notoriety in November 1913: he broke the speed record for motoring between London and Monte Carlo in a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, 2521, a 1913 model with a light tourer body fashioned by his own Portholme Coach Works business in Huntingdon, UK.
- Collections | hrfoundation
The Collections The foundation holds in their extensive collection some of Henry Royce renowned items . Archives - Drawings, books, manuals, sales records, correspondence etc,. Aero Engines - PV-12 or Merlin , Griffon Auto Engines - Royce 10 Industrial & Marine Engines - Meteor and Meteorite Tank Engines, Cranes etc,. Memorabilia Miscellaneous Model Cars - The Neely, Dodd, Allsep & Mason Collections of small and large model cars Quotations Photographs Rolls-Royce Phantom V - 1967 Rolls-Royce Phantom V, chassis number 5VF159 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Body - Coach work for Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost chassis number 1524 York Motors Registrations
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- Winners - Engineering | hrfoundation
Winners - Automotive Engineering Sir Henry Royce Foundation Award Australian Apprentice of the Year 2023 - Michael Pickup Michael Pickup winner of the 2023 SHRF Award Australian Apprentice of the Year Presented by SHRF Trustee Jeanne Eve & SHRF Chairman Brian Crump Sir Henry Royce Foundation Award for Excellence in Automotive Engineering 2023 - Deakin Fegan 2022 - Joshua Chessum 2021 - Patrick Gammoh 2020 - Bradley Reynolds 2019 - James Simpson 2018 - Thomas McQualter 2017 - Nicholas Spencer 2015 - Conner Sharman 2014 - Emily Stebbing 2013 - Chris Couwenberg 2012 - Scott Sommer 2009 - Daniel Kostakakis 2008 - Thang Vo 2007 - Stuart Aisbett Deakin Fegan winner of the 2023 SHRF Excellence Award Presented by SHRF Trustee Jeanne Eve. Kangan Institute, Victoria Apprentice of the Year Award Automotive Lionel Gell School of Instruction 2023 - Jackson Marriott 2022 - Caleb McLaughlin 2021 - Thomas Coppock 2020 - Mehmet Topalhasan 2018 - Benjamin Schutz 2023 Apprentice of the Year Winner Jackson Marriott Presented by SHRF Trustee Jeanne Eve.
- Awards | hrfoundation
Foundation Awards Sir Henry Royce Foundation - Award for Australian Apprentice of the Year The SHRFA wishes to promote excellence in the engineering tradition of Sir Henry Royce by recognizing and a nnually awarding a current apprentice who demonstrates an outstandi ng skill-set and attitude and who is currently employed in Australia in the servicing of Rolls-Royce and Bentley products including diesel, aero or commercial engines as well as coachbuilding. The winner will be announced at the annual Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club, Australia in Queensland in May 2024. The award is $1000 plus name added to the perpetual trophy. Applications close on February 28, 2024 . Click here for past winne rs. Click here for details a nd information. Click here for the 2024 application form. FJ Engish Award for RROCA Club Members' Photographs of Club Events - The name of the Award recognises the photographic contribution to The Foundation of the F. J Engish Photographic Archive, containing some 20,000 photographs of cars and people, particularly of RROCA and Branch events. This Archive was gifted to The Foundation by 50-year RROCA Member Fred Engish who has taken these photographs over his time with the Club. A prize is awarded to the Club Member whose photograph, taken at a Club event during the calendar year, is judged by the Trustees as being of artistic merit and is representative of the ethos of the Club in relation to both Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars and fellowship amongst Members.” The current process is for the Praeclarvm Editor to “advertise” the Award in the last two issues for the year with a closing date of end-February to allow adjudication of the Award prior to presentation at the annual Federal RROC-A Rally. Entries for 2023 close March 1, 2024. Click here for past winners . Click here to download the entry form. Sir Henry Royce Foundation - Award for Excellence in Automotive Engineering Sir Henry Royce Foundation - Awards for Excellence for Apprentices in Automotive studies. There are two awards for apprentices in Automotive studies at Kangan Institute. 1) The SHRF award is presented to an automotive apprentice who has made a significant contribution to the pursuit of excellence in their studies at the Victorian Kangan Institute. The award was first presented in 2007 and consists of a trophy and a cheque for $1,000. 2) The Lionel Gell School of Instruction Award to the apprentice of the year in Automotive studies which carries a cheque for $5,000. A perpetual trophy which records the award winners is housed in the Foundation's Archive. Click here for past winners . Foundation Trophy - This trophy is awarded solely at the discretion of the Trustees. This trophy is awarded to a person who, in the opinion of the Trustees, has made a significant and long-term contribution to the ideals of Sir Henry Royce – the pursuit of excellence. Click here for current holder and past winners . The Sir Henry Royce Foundation - Art Award The Foundation’s Art Award, held under the auspices of the Sherbrook Art Society, Sherbrook, Melbourne. Paintings entered into this competition must have a Rolls-Royce or Bentley as the main theme. The standard of paintings is extremely high. The three prize-winning paintings are acquired by The Foundation under the terms of the competition and are and are hung in Bill Allsep House. Cash prizes for first, second and third. Click here for criteria and entry form . Click here for past winners . The Si r Henry Royce Foundation - Research Award In 2017, the Trustees of the Foundation initiated ‘The Sir Henry Royce Foundation Research Award. This award, with a prize of $500, which will be awarded annually to the person who in the opinion of Trustees, has made best use of Foundation ‘Archive’ to research a topic of Rolls-Royce and Bentley interest and who has published this research in Praeclarum or in a wider distribution, publically available media. This Award is open to all, not just members of the RROC-A. Entries must be submitted to the Hon. Archivist by end-January so that the Trustees and Archivist can decide on a winner for announcement at the annual Federal Rally of the RROCA. Click here for the nomination form . Click here for past winners. ©All rights reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, by any means electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording without express written consent from the copyright owner. Individual works of art are copyright of respective copyright owner.
- SHRF Financials | hrfoundation
Foundation Financials Financial Statement for the Year ending 20th June 2022 Financial Statement for the Year ending 30th June 2021 Financial Statement for the Year ending 30th June 2020 Financial Statement for the Year ending 30th June 2019 Financial Statement for the Year ending 30th June 2018 Financial Statement for the Year ending 30th June 2017 Financial Statement for the Year ending 30th June 2016
- 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 13 - Autumn 2023 Issu e 12 - Summer 2023 Issue 11 - End of 2022 Issue 10 - Spring 2022 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
- Winners - Research | hrfoundation
Winners - Research Award In 2017, the Trustees of the Foundation initiated ‘The Sir Henry Royce Foundation Research Award. This award, with a prize of $500, which will be awarded annually to the person who in the opinion of Trustees, has made best use of Foundation ‘Archive’ to research a topic of Rolls-Royce and Bentley interest and who has published this research in Praeclarum or in a wider distribution, publicly available media. This Award is open to all, not just members of the RROC-A. Entries must be submitted to the Hon. Archivist by end-January so that the Trustees and Archivist can decide on a winner for announcement at the annual Federal Rally of the RROCA. 2023 - Ian Berg in receiving the 2023 SHRF Research Award. Ian is the editor of the '20-Ghost Gazette' which has been published since 2019. He has included a number of articles within the Gazette which for which he has sourced material from the SHRF archives. He is also the Silver Ghost Registrar for the RROCA and publishes register reports within 'Praeclarum' each edition. Photographs from the archives have been used within these articles. In 2022, Ian co-authored the book 'Concerning the 20hp Rolls-Royce: 1922-2022' along with David Davis in celebration of the centenary of the 20hp Rolls-Royce. The book was sponsored by the 20-Ghost Club and is available through the SHRF. Many of the photographs and much of the historical research was sourced through the archives of the SHRF. 2020 - The 2020 winning research articles by Greg Johnston, from RROCA-VIC are: - Researching B365GT - As Sir Humphrey would say, “It was all in the files, Minister.....” - The Provenance of Bentley MkVI, B365GT
- Columns & News | hrfoundation
News / Announcements Foundation Column in Præclarvm Commencing in 2006, successive Foundation Chairmen have published documents or contributed pages to the RROCA magazine, Præclarvm, outlining the activities of the Foundation and details of its Archive collection. Announcements / News / Media / Interesting Articles Commencing in 2006, successive Foundation Chairmen have published documents or contributed pages to the RROCA magazine, Præclarvm, outlining the activities of the Foundation and details of its Archive collection. 2023 Foundation Column - April 2023 Foundation Column - February 2022 Foundation Column - December 2022 Foundation Column - October 2022 Foundation Column - June 2022 Foundation Column - April 2022 Foundation Column - February 2021 Foundation Column - December 2021 Foundation Column - October 2021 Foundation Column - June 2021 Foundation Column - April 2021 Foundation Column - February Pre 2021 ...... Præclarvm Editor & Edition History Geoff Lang's Visit to the Geebung Museum & Coolum Showroom A Generous Bequest - October 2021 Article in the Coolum Advertiser - 3rd October 2019 The Sir Henry Royce Foundation - Research Award SHRF - Financial Statements Click here. Photo Stories Photographer Fred English / Curator Gilbert Ralph October 2019 August 2019
- Winners - Fred Engish | hrfoundation
Fred Engish Photography Award Winners 2022 Winner - Martin Cherry (NSW) 2022 Highly Commended - Gordon Hay (WA) 2021 Winner - Greg Coombes, QLD 2021 Highly Commended - Nancy Axe, NSW 2021 Highly Commended - David Prince, SA 2020 Winner - Sue Dunstan, QLD 2019 Winner - Bob Adby, NSW 2018 Winner - Mick Matheson, NSW 2017 Winner - Anderson Leong, NSW 2016 Winner - Liam Carson, QLD 2015 Winner - Michael Jeanes, QLD 2014 Winner - Don Grogan, VIC 2013 Winner - Lloyd Missen, NSW 2012 Winner - Jordan Carson, QLD 2011 Winner - Liam Carson, QLD 2011 Highly Commended - Patty Aiosa, NSW 2010 Winner - Brian Carson, QLD 2010 Highly Commended - Adam Griffiths, VIC 2010 Highly Commended - Peter Forbes, SA 2009 Winner - Brian Carson, QLD 2009 Highly Commended - Kerry Moorhouse, QLD 2008 Winner - Bryan Inder, NSW 2008 Highly Commended - Alan Dyer, VIC 2022 Winner By Martin Cherry, NSW "Going Home" 2022 Highly Commended By Gordon Hay, WA "Sunset" 2009 Highly Commended By Kerry Moorhouse, QLD 2022 Winner By Martin Cherry, NSW "Going Home" 1/23
- Winners - Foundation | hrfoundation
Winners - Foundation Trophy All of these activities are for the benefit of and for the achievement of our principal objective to recognise, expose and honour the genius of Sir F. Henry Royce. The Sir Henry Royce Foundation Trophy (pictured right) is in the form of a 40/50hp Advance/Retard control lever mounted on a wooden plinth. 2023 - The Foundation Trophy was awarded to all the wonderful present and past volunteers at the Bill Allsep House Archives, Sir Henry Royce Foundation, Melbourne. Chairman Brian Crump presented the Award to two of this wonderful volunteer team, John Reis and Howard Wraight, at the 2023 RROCA Federal Rally. Our Volunteers have spent thousands of hours at the Archive collecting, sorting, listing, filing, arranging, cleaning, identifying, repairing, searching and caring for the collection using their particular skills and abilities. 2019 - David Davis, a long-standing Member of the NSW Branch of the RROCA, has been a 20HP owner (42G1) since 1959. He has been assiduous in maintaining and driving 42G1 for the past 60 years. Through his association with successive Sydney Rolls-Royce and Bentley Dealers, with the late Bert Ward and with three generations of the Appleby family, David has amassed a wealth of experience in the ownership, maintenance and driving of Derby-built cars. Importantly, he has devoted considerable time and effort in sharing his encyclopedic knowledge with the wider Rolls-Royce community. David’s book “50 Years with a Twenty” is an internationally recognised guide to the ownership of a 20HP. Also, David’s contribution as the 20HP/Small Horsepower Registrar and his regular “20 Topics” column in “Praeclarvm” has been of significant benefit to all RROCA Members. David has certainly made a contribution to the pursuit of excellence – one of the core objectives of The Foundation. 2018 - The late Vin Kean SA. For his contribution to the motoring industry, especially his 60 year association with Rolls-Royce and Bentley through his dealership and subsequent donation of significant archival material. 2017 - Paul Lukes NSW. Paul has painstakingly restored Phantom 114GY to a very high standard of excellence. Paul has donated to the Foundation the York Motors car service records for preservation - an extraordinary valuable research resource for Australian car owners. He has contributed to the maintenance of the Foundation's Phantom V 5VF159 2016 - Steve Stuckey ACT. For his research and publications on R-R Phantom 111s. 2015 - Bob Clarke for his advice on engineering, maintenance and coachwork on pre-World War II Rolls-Royce vehicles, especially the 20hp. 2014 - Bill Coburn for contribution to the RROCA through editorship of Præclarvm, his own self-maintenance publication for Rolls-Royce and Bentley vehicles, ‘T1 Topics’, and in the activities of the ACT Branch in various Committee roles. 2013 - David Forward for his significant contribution to the owners and enthusiasts of the 40/50hp (Silver Ghost) model by writing and producing the most comprehensive book on its technical development, history and design: The Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost: Origins and Development of the 40-50 HP Model 1906-1926. 2012 - Peter Jordan-Hill for his significant contribution to the prosperity and success of The Sir Henry Royce Foundation and of the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia (Victoria Branch), particularly in the acquisition of Bill Allsep House. 2011 - Ian Irwin for distinguished service to the veteran and vintage car movement, and authorship of two magnificent volumes on Silver Ghosts in Australia and New Zealand. 2010 - Fred Engish for outstanding photographic services to the Club. 2009 - Gilbert Ralph for his long and distinguished service to the Club and the Foundation. 2008 - Lindsay Edward Fox for his magnificent Fox Classic Car Collection and his dedication to Rolls-Royce cars. 2007 - Sir Jack Brabham for his achievements in motor sport. 2006 - David Neely for his important and dedicated work in literary spheres. 2005 - David McPhee for his contribution to State and Federal Clubs and his superb restoration of the oldest Rolls-Royce in Australia. 2004 - the memory of the Hon. Charles Stewart Rolls and Sir Henry Royce. 2003 - Eric and Beryl Rainsford for many years of enthusiastic service to the RROCA. 2002 - Eric Barrass, President, RREC (UK), for excellence following the ideals of Sir Henry Royce. 2001 - Tom Clarke for his co-authorship (with David Neely) of Rolls-Royce and Bentley in the Sunburnt Country. 2000 - Margaret & BarrieGillings for their lifelong contribution to the movement. 1999 - George Sevenoaks for his contribution to all matters concerned with Rolls-Royce. 1998 - Martin Bennett for his outstanding editorship of Præclarvm. The first award was made in 1997 to Roger Fry of Western Australia for his superb restoration work.