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  • Trustee History | hrfoundation

    SHRF Trustees History The formal ‘Instrument Creating the Sir Henry Royce Foundation’ was signed by the four Founding Trustees: 1996 - appointed as a Trustee David Jones, AM OBE KSJ 1996 - appointed as a Trustee Malcolm Johns 1996 - appointed as a Trustee Jim Kelso, OAM 1996 - appointed as a Trustee David Vann, OAM All founding Trustees were former Federal Presidents and Honorary Life Members of the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia (RROCA). The signing was witnessed by two of the RROCA’s Foundation Members, Barrie and Margaret Gillings at the Federal Rally Presentation Dinner in Wollongong 29th April 1996. It came as a surprise to everyone there except the trustees. ​ The signing was witnessed by two of the RROCA’s Foundation Members, Barrie and Margaret Gillings a t the first meeting of Trustees in Sydney on 16 August 1996: ​ 1996 - was elected the Inaugural Chairman. David Jones 2006 - resigned. Jim Kelso 2007 - was appointed as a Trustee in 2007 and resigned in 2012. David Neely 2008 - became Patron. 2008 - was appointed Chairman and resigned in 2011. David Jones, AM OBE KSJ David Vann 2008 - was appointed as a Trustee in 2008 and resigned in 2012. David Davis 2010 - was appointed as a Trustee 2011 - appointed Chairman Russell Rolls Russell Rolls 2013 - and were appointed Trustees. Brian Crump Eric Henderson 2016 - was appointed as a Trustee. Frank Carroll 2017 - was appointed as a Trustee. 2019 - was appointed as a Trustee. Jeanne Eve Wallace Moorhouse is the Foundation's Honorary Archivist. Gilbert Ralph, MBE OAM is the Foundation's Historical Consultant. David Neely

  • Trustees | hrfoundation

    SHRF Trustees Russell Rolls (Chairman) Russell Rolls is a professional mechanical engineer with a life-time interest in engineering heritage. He has been a member of the RROCA, the RREC and the RROC Inc for over 50 years. He is a regular participant in classic and historic car events both in Australia and internationally. He is a former Federal President of the RROCA, a former President of the Victoria Branch of the RROCA and is an Honorary Life Member of the RROCA. Brian Crump Brian Crump is a member of the RROCA and of the RREC and RROC as well as the Royal Automobile Club of Australia. He is a past President of the RROCA NSW Branch Inc., and is passionate about all types of mechanical devices that demonstrate excellence. Brian’s favourite possession is his 1933 Phantom II Continental sports saloon with body by J Gurney Nutting. He is fascinated by the history of motoring in Australia and enjoys nothing more than engaging in a long run in the Australian bush. Brian is engaged in International Education at the tertiary level and holds post-graduate degrees in philosophy. ​ Jeanne Eve Jeanne Eve has been a member of the RROCA for over twenty years as well as other international affiliated car clubs. She has participated in many long distance driving motor challenges, rallies and tours in either a vintage or classic Rolls-Royce or Bentley. Always an organiser, she is active on committees and has twice been President of the NSW branch of the RROCA. Her special interest is in communication strategies honed from a career in Speech Pathology. ​ Eric Henderson Eric Henderson is a past Federal President and past President of the Victoria branch of the RROCA. Eric is a member of the RREC and RROC. Eric works with VicRoads as the Director of Heavy Vehicle Services. Eric is interested in preserving and passing on the heritage of the founders, the companies and their products for the next generation. ​ ​ Frank Carroll Frank Carroll is a Lawyer practicing in Queensland, with decades of work in charities and community organisations enriching our society. Now the custodian of several Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars, he is a member of the RREC(UK) and serves as President of the RROC, Queensland Branch, where he is Chief Judge. Inspired by the engineering genius of Charles Rolls, W.O. Bentley and especially Sir Henry Royce, Frank is keen to see this Foundation fulfill its objectives, with an active presence in Queensland. Wallace Moorhouse Wallace Moorhouse is a Foundation Member of the Queensland Branch (1969). Served on Branch Committee including periods as President, Secretary, Treasurer and Registrar. Assisted in organising several Annual Federal Rallies in Queensland and participated in most “Overlander” runs since 1997. Served as Federal Delegate on numerous occasions. Served as Federal Secretary from 2009 to 2014. Honorary Life Member 2007. Established the Current Federal Member and Car Database in 2010 and been Federal Database Administrator since and assisted in preparation of Chassis Plate. ​ ​ Please to read our list of past Trustees. CLICK HERE ​ ​ ​

  • Car Collection | hrfoundation

    Car Collection Entrusted to the Foundation is a 1967 Rolls-Royce Phantom V, chassis number , a former Australian Government car which has transported visiting royalty and Governors-General. It was donated in 2002 by Dr John Matheson through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program. And now a second ex vice-regal Phantom V used in Australia, chassis number . John Matheson and Jeanne Eve successfully completed the 1997 ‘Peking to Paris Motor Challenge’ in this car. Their ‘adventure’ has been chronicled in the book by Jeanne Eve, described as a ‘personal account’ and titled ‘Rallying in a Royal Rolls-Royce: Preparation, Pitfalls and Passion on the 1997 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge’. for an extended brief history of chassis number 5VF159. 5VF159 5VF155 Click here Both and regularly tour State based Clubs of the RROCA throughout Australia. The Sir Henry Royce Foundation has undertaken to conserve these magnificent examples of a Rolls-Royce Phantom V which has been entrusted to the able custodianship of the RROCA NSW and RROCA QLD on behalf of the Foundation. Consequently, it is often seen in and around cities and States where they reside. : Rolls-Royce Phantom V : 1967 : ZSF 571 : 5VF159 : 6.2 Litre Compression: 8:1 for slow procession work 5VF159 5VF155 The Car Year Registration Chassis No Engine : 3 tonne : Mulliner Park Ward : Australian Commonwealth Ex Vice Regal car Weight Coach Work Lineage : blue police light, three flag poles, cocktail cabinet, silk blinds, intercom system, glass interior partition This car completed the 1997 . 45 days. 16,000 kilometres across snow capped Himalayas at 5,000 metres and three deserts under scorching sun. Owner/Drivers on the rally: John Matheson & Jeanne Eve. For further detailed specifications . Special Features Of special note: Peking to Paris Motor Challenge click here ​ ** Click on the photos below to view the full gallery of photos. Acknowledgement to Brian Carson for allowing the Foundation to use his photography. ** Below that is a wonderful video of one of our SHRF Trustees talking about the Phantom V. ** Click for a fabulous film on the Vice Regal Rolls-Royce. HERE Sincere thanks to the National Film & Sound Archives of Australia for permitting the link. QLD Branch Phantom V Trustee RROCA-QLD R-R Phantom V Chassis: 5VF155 Rego: ZSF-570 NSW Branch Phantom V Trustee RROCA-NSW R-R Phantom V Chassis: 5VF159 Rego: ZSF-571 QLD Branch Phantom V Trustee RROCA-QLD R-R Phantom V Chassis: 5VF155 Rego: ZSF-570 1/18

  • Printed Materials Collection | hrfoundation

    Printed Materials Collection A wonderful and searchable (yes really) collection of the RROCA Praeclarum magazine from 1960 to 2010 is also available. We hope to be able to add from 2010 to current in the not too distant future. Click on this link to access: The Foundation boasts a huge archive of printed materials. From GA Drawings, books, magazines, books, service records and much, much more. http://praeclarum.rroc.org.au/ ​ Below is a collection of photos from the Printed Materials archives. Below the gallery of photos are a few short videos for your viewing. Service records from York Motors, Sydney. 1914 Silver Ghost catalogue limousine - early model. GA (general assembly) detail for hanger of exhaust of 20/25HP. 1/22 SHRF - Catalogues (G Ralph) Play Video SHRF - Ian Irwin (Research and books) Play Video SHRF - The Dunlop Book (as told by Gilbert Ralph) Play Video SHRF - Books - RR Aircraft Engines (as told by J Reis) Play Video SHRF - Principal Publications (as told by Gilbert Ralph) Play Video SHRF - Books General (as told by John Reis) Play Video SHRF - Magazines (as told by Bryan Harper) Play Video Printed Materials Watch Now SHRF - Ian Irwin (Research and books) Play Video Share Whole Channel This Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Share Channel Info Close

  • 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 us for additional postage and packaging costs. email ​ 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. latest 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 us for additional postage and packaging costs. Click to download Supplement for "Rolls-Royce and Bentley in the Sunburnt Country" - May 2019. email 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 us for additional postage and packaging costs. email 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

  • Sir Henry Royce | hrfoundation

    Sir Henry Royce Frederick Henry Royce was born in Alwalton, Huntingdonshire, near Peterborough, the son of James and Mary Royce and was the youngest of their five children. Some readers may know very little about Sir Henry. Others would know quite a lot about him. But it is worth recording again some of his history and, by extension, that of Rolls-Royce. Frederick Henry Royce was born on 27 March 1863. Not into a wealthy family, but as the son of a miller. Commencing work as a telegram delivery boy, he was later apprenticed to the Great Northern Railway. Royce was interested in electricity, and developed his knowledge of this industry at night school. He formed F. H. Royce and Co. in 1884 when he was twenty-one. That Company manufactured dynamos and electric cranes; parts of one of the latter were acquired by the Foundation. ​ In 1903 Royce bought a small Decauville car manufactured in France, and set about improving it to his standards. This led to the production of a 10hp, 2-cylinder automobile he named ‘Royce’, which first ran on 1 April 1904. Two more cars of the same type and specifications were produced, and of the three, only the engine of one remains in the Manchester Museum. ​ The Honourable Charles Stewart Rolls met Frederick Henry Royce (as he then was) in May 1904. Rolls, a pioneer motorist and car salesman, was impressed with Royce and his car, so they subsequently formed Rolls-Royce Limited in April 1906. The first 40/50hp, 6-cylinder car – a model retrospectively known as the ‘Silver Ghost’ after the most famous example of the type – made its appearance in November 1906, and with many improvements in its design, was produced for the next nineteen years. At the outbreak of the First World War, Sir Henry turned his energies to aero engines, and a long line of superb aero engines was begun. First came the Eagle, then the Hawk, followed by the Falcon and Condor. More than half of the Allied aircraft in that war flew with Rolls-Royce engines, all designed by Sir Henry. Nearly seven months after the war ended, John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown in a Vickers Vimy biplane fitted with two Rolls-Royce Eagle engines completed the first aerial crossing of the Atlantic. Subsequently, the Kestrel aero engine was produced, which in turn led to the ‘R’ engine for the 1931 Schneider Trophy races, and ultimately, the Merlin V-12 powerplant based on the design of the ‘R’ engine. In all his designs Sir Henry Royce demonstrated an attention to detail never previously seen in the automotive and aeronautical worlds. His work ethic was inspired by his personal motto: Quidvis recte factum quamvis humile præclarum (Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble). Today, there are many fine examples of Royce’s determination to strive for perfection in engineering. The principal objective of the Sir Henry Royce Foundation, Australia is to honour Sir Henry's life and work, to publicise, preserve and maintain examples of his engineering genius, and perpetuate his engineering philosophy, namely the pursuit of excellence. He was named Baronet Royce of Seaton (Rutland) on June 26, 1930. The barontcy became extinct when he died. In 1962 a memorial window dedicated to his memory was unveiled in Westminster Abbey the only time an engineer has been honored in this way. Click on the audio link below to listen to a very interesting 12 minute audio on Sir Henry from the Grace Gibson radio series 'Famous Fortunes’. This enjoyable series can be obtained through their website ( ). Well worth listening to. The Foundation is grateful and acknowledges the permission granted by Grace Gibson Productions to bring you this audio classic. www.gracegibsonradio.com Famous Fortunes - Episode 19 00:00 / 00:00 SHRF - Sir Henry Royce (as told by Russell Rolls) Play Video Sir Henry Royce Watch Now Share Whole Channel This Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Share Channel Info Close

  • Car Collection Specifications | hrfoundation

    Car Collection - Detailed Specifications 1967 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Chassis number 5VF159 Ordered by Australian Federal Governmen Ceremonial transport for Governor-General, Royalty, Heads of State, and visiting dignitaries V8 engine, 6.2 litre Lower than normal compression ratio of 8:1 instead of 9:1 Weight: unladen 2710 kgs or 5962 lbs 'colonial model' = extra 13 litres of fuel or 2 UK gallons of fuel for longer distances = 'oil-bath' filters instead of paper filters for the air filters due to Australian dust Drum brakes Lap sash seat belts only in front seats Queen sits behind driver so her seat is adjustable height and forwards length for max viewing. Blue light car, 3 flag poles, crest holder Rear seats have bone coloured Connolly leather. Not so in front. Detective sat in passenger front seat. Driver's seat is for chauffeur- non adjustable as glass partition immediately behind. Pink silk blinds on rear windows for privacy when required. Intercom system for rear passenger and driver. Fittings for heraldic shield on roof Mulliner Park Ward body 2 dickey seats in rear Cocktail cabinet with crystal cut sherry glasses and silver capped decanters. Not armour plated as Queen expressly requested not to be. Small velcro tape on dashboard--thought to be when Royal family visited, they could attach their St Christopher medal-patron saint of safe travel---true or false ?? 1983 - Federal Government sold off this car at a Sydney auction because it was not bullet-proof and was only doing low mileage. Replaced by Australian built Holdens and Fords. Prime Minister Keating was in power. - Purchased by John Matheson & Jeanne Eve in Sydney for private use. 1995 - Driven across the Nullabor to WA for a Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club annual rally. 1997 - Participated and completed the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge with John Matheson & Jeanne Eve. Afterwards was repainted with some panel beating to its original glory. 1997 - Donated to the Sir Henry Royce Foundation, Australia. 2000

  • Volunteers | hrfoundation

    Foundation Volunteers Gilbert Ralph, MBE OAM is the Foundation's Honorary Archivist Bryan Harper Left to right - Bryan Harper, David MacArthur, John Reis and David Kenway 1/4

  • Lionell Gell School of Instruction | hrfoundation

    Lionel Gell School of Instruction Below are a collection of photos - and below that is a wonderful video on the school. Click here for Press Release for the opening of the Lionel Gell School of Instruction for Rolls-Royce and Bentley Owners Lionel Gell School RROCA Members can take full advantage of this equipped facility. Lionel Gel School of Instruction Lionel Gell School RROCA Members can take full advantage of this equipped facility. 1/9

  • Videos | hrfoundation

    Videos on the Foundation and its Archives SHRF - The Foundation (as told by Russell Rolls) Play Video SHRF - Supporting the Foundation (Margaret & Barrie Gillings) Play Video SHRF - Sir Henry Royce (as told by Russell Rolls) Play Video SHRF - Royce solenoid (as told by Gibert Ralph) Play Video SHRF - Ian Irwin (Research and books) Play Video SHRF - Principal Publications (as told by Gilbert Ralph) Play Video SHRF - Books - RR Aircraft Engines (as told by J Reis) Play Video SHRF - The Dunlop Book (as told by Gilbert Ralph) Play Video SHRF Video Channel Watch Now SHRF - Supporting the Foundation (Margaret & Barrie Gillings) Play Video Share Whole Channel This Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Share Channel Info Close

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