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  • Winners - Art | hrfoundation

    Winners - Art Prize Saturday, March 24, 2012, saw the official opening by NSW Branch Member David Berthon of The Foundation’s Art Award, held under the auspices of the Sherbrook Art Society, Sherbrook, Melbourne. There were some 60 paintings entered into the competition.The standard of these paintings was excellent. The judge, Ern Trembath commented that he had found it difficult to pick the winning entries. Foundation Trustees were on hand to congratulate the winner of the Award, Maxwell Wilks for his painting “1910 Silver Ghost”. The three prize-winning paintings were acquired by The Foundation under the terms of the competition and are presently hung in Bill Allsep House. ©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 - Art Prize (as told by Russell Rolls) Play Video Foundation Art Prize Watch Now Share Whole Channel This Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Share Channel Info Close

  • What's On | hrfoundation

    What's On at the Foundation Sir Henry Royce Foundation - Australian Head Office Bill Allsep House, 3/18 Laser Drive, Rowville, VIC Bill Allsep House: the Victorian pandemic social restrictions have eased so the archivist and volunteers will resume record keeping and archiving next year. Rowville, VIC, Lionel Gell School of Instruction To be advised. 475 Newman Road, Geebung. QLD The SHRF Geebung Museum Will be closed from December 19 - January 16, 2021 Then back to open every Saturday from midday to 4pm The SHRF Coolum Showroom 52 Lysaght Street, Coolum, QLD Open on first Saturday of the month i.e. January 2nd and February 6th, 2021. 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.

  • 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

  • Awards | hrfoundation

    Foundation Awards 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. . to download the entry form. Click here for past winners Click here ​ - 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 criteria and a nomination form. . Sir Henry Royce Foundation - Award for Excellence in Automotive Engineering 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 ​ for article on the Award Winners in Praeclarum Oct-2018. Click here ​ ​ The Sir 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 ​ ©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. ​ ​

  • Industrial & Marine Engines | hrfoundation

    Industrial & Marine Engines Royce's engineering precision and excellence is still observed today in industrial, marine and power engines. ​ Before Henry Royce became involved in motor cars he formed F.H. Royce & Co in 1884 when he was 21. That Company manufactured dynamos and electric cranes; parts of one of the latter were donated to the Foundation when the building housing them was demolished. Surprisingly perhaps, F.H. Royce's most successful product was a consumer item making use of the then ‘new’ marvel, electricity, in the home: an electric doorbell. The Foundation has three F.H. Royce electric motors from an overhead travelling crane which was installed in the heavy engineering company, Marfleet & Weight Pty Ltd’s Flockhart Street, Abbotsford manufacturing plant. Photos below. F H Royce & Co Electric Crane Motors (photos below) ​ In 2000 this Rolls-Royce C6SFL supercharged 6-cylinder 190bhp industrial diesel engine was acquired for the Foundation by two members of the ACT Branch of the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia. It came from the College of Technical & Further Education (TAFE) in Goulburn, NSW. The engine had been sectioned with cut-aways and concealed lighting fitted, allowing the moving parts, which are powered by an electric motor, to be seen operating. The Rolls-Royce Oil Engine Division began producing various types of diesel engine in 1951. Initially the engines powered heavy crawler tractors (e.g. Vickers-Armstrongs V180 ‘Vigor’) and earthmovers (International Harvester BTD20), but later they were installed in lorries and prime movers (Scammell; Thornycroft Mighty Antar Mk. 3/3a), fire engines (Dennis), railcars, diesel multiple units and Yorkshire Engine Company and Sentinel shunting locomotives, as well as in some marine applications. Rolls-Royce took over Sentinel’s Shrewsbury factory for diesel engine production in 1956. The Rolls-Royce diesel business was acquired by Perkins in the 1980s. Following its refurbishment in 2010, by Simon Elliott of The Derby Works, Melbourne, this engine was moved to a display location at the Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club’s facilities in Scoresby, Victoria, where it is seen here in October 2014. In June 2015 the engine was again moved, and is now on display at the Foundation’s property: The Lionel Gell School of Instruction for Rolls-Royce and Bentley Owners, in Rowville, Victoria. Rolls-Royce C6SFL Supercharged Diesel Engine (photos below) Marine Rolls-Royce propulsion, steering and stabiliser products are extensively used and supported on the Royal Australian Navy’s FFG and Anzac class frigates. In conjunction with partner Kellogg, Brown and Root they also supply a range of integrated material support services to the Royal Australian Navy for the upkeep of its Amphibious fleet of vessels and the new Landing Helicopter Dock, HMAS Canberra, commissioned in November 2014. Many commercial operators and fishing enterprises use deck machinery, motion control and propulsion equipment on their ocean-going vessels, tugs and fishing boats. High speed ferry designer and builder Austal Limited is a major customer for Kamewa water-jets for domestic and international export business. Power Systems Rolls-Royce Power Systems offers a wide-ranging product portfolio including high-speed diesel and gas engines from MTU, distributed energy systems from MTU Onsite Energy, medium-speed diesel and gas engines from Bergen Engines AS along with injection systems from L’Orange. ** Click on the photos below to view the full gallery of photos. Crane Traverse Motor Machine No 93903 3 BHP - 220 v 14 Amp - 700 Revs Crane Hoist Motor Machine No 92644 15 BHP - 220 v 60 Amp - 560 Revs Rolls-Royce C6SFL Industrial Diesel Engine Supercharged, 6-cylinder, 190bhp The Foundation thanks the Victoria Branch of the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia for arranging the moves; and the Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club for making the display facility available for five years. www.melbournesteam.com.au ​ 1/7

  • Information | hrfoundation

    Information We hope our website provides you with a variety of information on not just the Sir Henry Royce Foundation in Australia, but other items, photos, articles and documents of interest connected to the English engineer and car designer. We hope you enjoy the site. Sir Frederick Henry Royce Born: 27 March 1863 Died: 22 April 1933 ​ OBE - awarded in 1918 Baronet of Seaton in the County of Rutland - created in 1930 for services to British Aviation Married: Minnie Punt in 1893 - separated in 1912 Sir Henry had no children ​ Royce lived by the motto "Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble"

  • 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

  • More About 1 | hrfoundation

    The Objects of the Foundation (cont....) Establishing, providing and maintaining a library containing books, manuscripts, records, photographs, films, microfilms, sound recordings, computer discs and other material howsoever stored connected with the science of mechanical engineering; Establishing, providing and maintaining a museum for the preservation and exhibition of objects illustrating or connected with the science of mechanical engineering; Allowing the public reasonable access to any material in the Trustees' hands and to provide copies of such material; Lending material to any library, museum, university or other educational establishment or any bona fide researcher; Providing workshops and other facilities for research and study connected with the science of mechanical engineering; Providing grants, loans, scholarships and other forms of financial assistance for courses connected with the study of mechanical engineering; Collecting and publishing or procuring the publications of the results of any research or study or of any other information in any way connected with these Charitable Objects; Promoting and organising conferences, meeting, seminars, lectures, exhibitions, open days, displays and like projects; Using any property held by the Trustees to provide such accommodation as may be necessary or convenient for the attainment of the Charitable Objects including accommodation for individuals, groups and organisations; Establishing, promoting, amalgamating or federating with or subsidising or otherwise assisting financially any trust, institution, foundation or other organisation having aims and objects similar to those of the Foundation; Exchanging information and ideas with and advising, seeking advice from and co-operating generally with entities established within or outside Australia having aims and objects similar to those of the Foundation; Undertaking charitable trusts with objects similar to or in any way connected with the aims and objects of the Foundation; and, Doing such other lawful things as are necessary for the attainment of the Charitable Objects. The Foundation is administered and supported by volunteers, some of whom are pictured below, and the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia SHRF Volunteers John Reis from our Archive Team. SHRF Volunteers Richard Roberts and Evelyn Shepherd during their visit to the Archive. SHRF Volunteers Archive volunteers (l-r) David MacArthur, Gilbert Ralph, David Kenway, Richard Knight and Bryan Harper. 1/5

  • Car Collection - Shadow | hrfoundation

    Ex Vice-Regal Silver Shadow Chassis Number LRH24643 A new Rolls-Royce for the Governor of Victoria was ordered in July 1975. The model was a Silver Shadow with a long wheel base and a division which the company had first produced for Princess Margaret. The colour scheme for vice-regal cars is Black over Cardinal Red with a parchment interior. The coachbuilt features of the car include an everflex roof, a privacy rear window, dual air conditioning systems and dual stereo systems. As the Governor has diplomatic immunity, the car (particularly the division) was exempt from the Australian Design Rules. Chassis number LRH24643 was shipped in July 1976 in a container on the ‘Kangourou” and delivered to the Governor on 8 September 1976. This car is the third of four Rolls-Royce cars purchased by the People of Victoria for Sir Henry Winneke during his term as Governor of Victoria. As the vice-regal car, it was not registered and displayed only the Royal Crown while conveying the Governor to all official events including hosting Prince Charles and other foreign dignatories. After 80,000 kilometers the car was traded in on its replacement and first registered in November 1978. In private hands the car was enjoyed by a property developer, a solicitor, a company director and as a wedding hire car until acquired by the Henderson family in July 1992 with 200,000 kilometers on the dial. In the 28 year custody of the Henderson family the car received all of the maintenance it needed including repairs to the gearbox, differential, ignition, carburettors, brakes and air conditioning. While the car has never been involved in an accident, it was refurbished in 2002 with a bare metal repaint and cosmetic detailing. As a member of the Henderson family the car participated in many Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia events. Eric was President of the Victoria Branch from 2002 to 2005 and Federal President from 2006 to 2009. Eric organised many rallies and the car was used to lead Western District Weekends, Overlanders to Federal Rallies and the Australian leg of the Centennial World Tour in 2004. The Henderson family is pleased that the Sir Henry Royce Foundation is the next custodian and will ensure that the provenance and significance of this car, now 45 years old with 315,000 kilometres on the dial, is preserved for future generations. : Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow : 1976 : GOV : LRH24643 The Car Year Registration Chassis No Saloon LWB with Division : Australian Commonwealth Ex Vice Regal car Coach: Lineage Special Features: an everflex roof, a privacy rear window, dual air conditioning systems and dual stereo systems ​

  • 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

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