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  • Winners - Engineering | hrfoundation

    Winners - Automotive Engineering ​Sir Henry Royce Foundation Award for Excellence 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 ​ Bradley Reynolds winner of the SHRF Excellence Award (centre) Presented by SHRF Chairman Russell Rolls (right) Institute Teacher Jody Stalenberg (left) Apprentice of the Year Award - Automotive Lionel Gell School of Instruction Kangan Institute, Victoria 2020 - Mehmet Topalhasan 2018 - Benjamin Schutz ​ 2020 Apprentice of the Year Winner Mehmet Topalhasan shares some insights. Q1 - What is your current employment? I am still completing my apprenticeship full time at Bayford Volkswagen Epping. Q2 - Have/Are you studying further? I am looking forward to the Volkswagen technical training pathway, I aim to become a Volkswagen master technician. Q3 - Any suggestions for SHRF to follow up? I would suggest that SHRF become involved with apprentices during their apprenticeship, as what you guys are doing is really great and deserves to be more well known. The first time I heard about the SHRF was at the award night earlier this year. Q4 - How could SHRF help you more? I would like to take the opportunity to see the facilities and collection in Melbourne. Online training or information/technical videos would be a good way to learn more about the Rolls Royce brand and different technologies.

  • Winners - FJ Engish | hrfoundation

    Winners - FJ Engish Photography Awards ©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. 2019 Winner May 31, 2020 "Cattle Country" Photography by Bob Adby, NSW Photo of the Hiscox's Corniche "Howzat" (1969 Rolls-Royce MPW 2-door saloon, Chassis No: CRH55064) negotiating country cattle conditions while on the road to Jimbour House during the 2019 Toowoomba Federal Rally. 2018 Winner May 04, 2019 "There's a Ghost in the Cotton Fields" Photographer: Michael Matheson The Foundation awarded the 2018 FJ Engish Award for RROCA Club Members' Photographs of Club Events to Michael Matheson for his outstanding photo from last year's NSW Overlander to the Federal Rally. It was awarded in Toowoomba at the 2019 Federal Rally. Well deserved Michael. Excellent shot. 2017 Winner Anderson Leong. "A Cloudy Day" Taken on Mt Hotham, Victoria, 2017 during the overlander to Federal Rally in Canberra. ​ 2016 Winner Liam Carson - "At home on the farm" 2015 Winner Michael Jeanes 'Day's End' taken at the end of the Concours Display Day at the 2016 Bendigo Federal Rally and features the 1961 Silver Cloud 11 ( SXC28) to the left & the right, 1957 Silver Cloud (SEC347). 2014 Winner At the 2015 Federal Rally Welcome Reception, it was announced that the winner of the Award for 2014 was Victorian member, Don Grogan. Don has captured the spirit of Club membership at the Victoria Branch Concours where judges were engrossed in their duties for the 2014 Branch Concours. Judging was conducted at the Lionel Gell School of Instruction for Rolls-Royce and Bentley Owners, one of The Foundation’s premises in Melbourne. Victoria Branch members in the background of the photograph were able to watch the judges at work and learn about the technical aspects of Rolls-Royce and Bentley. 2013 Winner Winner of the Award for 2013 was NSW Member Lloyd Missen. Lloyd’s photograph captured the essence of the Club – a typical Australian setting, a line-up of Club cars on the Dawn Patrol (held in September 2013 in Swan Hill, Vic) and perhaps more importantly, the spirit of friendship amongst rally participants. 2012 Winner The winner of the 2012 Photo Competition: the photo of the 1936 Rolls-Royce 25/30, GGM3, owned by Ken Folliott (QLD) (right) taken at the Queensland Branch run to Mount Mee in January 2012 by junior member, Jordan Carson (QLD). 2011 Winner Liam Carson, who is a junior member Queensland Branch, took the winning photograph. It is of 1957 Bentley S1, B464EG (right), owned by Ian and Susie Maitland and was taken at the 2011 Queensland Branch Concours d’Elegance. 2011 Highly Commended Highly commended was Patty Aiosa’s (NSW) photograph of David McPhee (QLD) with his 1909 Silver Ghost, 1122, (right) the oldest Rolls-Royce in Australia, at the 2011 Federal Rally in Canberra. An evocative scene of a lovely old vehicle with its owner. 2010 Winner The winning photograph for 2010 is of 1937 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp, chassis number GRC24 (at right), taken at the Queensland All British Day by Queensland Branch member Brian Carson. The competition attracted 16 entries and was judged by Mark Bean, who is one of Australia's leading automotive magazine photographers. Mark commented, "Nice dramatic angle, clever use of colour and contrast". 2010 Highly Commended Third place went to Peter Forbes from the South Australia Branch for his photograph of 1935 Bentley 3.5 litre, B64EF, taken at the 2010 South Australian Branch Concour d'Elegance. Mark commented, "Cars are meant to be driven, and enjoyed. I like the spirit of this photo, especially the joy on the occupants' faces". 2010 Highly Commended Highly commended in second place is Victoria Branch Member, Adam Griffiths' photograph titled 'The loneliness of the car photographer' taken at the 2010 RROCA Federal Rally in Hobart (below). Mark commented, "I love the composition: the placement of the photographer is excellent. A photo full of character". 2009 Winner The winner for the 2009 year is Queensland Branch member Brian Carson, who commented, “I have only recently joined the Club and a good friend allows me to take his Bentley S2 Flying Spur for a run.” Mark Bean chose Brian’s photo of the Bentley taken at the All British Day in Brisbane and commented: “There is something artistic about this photo, no matter how I laid the photos out, my eye always went straight to this one. The lighting and tones are quite beautiful, and the composition simple yet strong.” 2009 Highly Commended Queensland Branch member, Kerry Moorhouse's photo of 1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, SRH16864, at the Pinnacles, Western Australia on the Terra Australis Overlander after the 51st Federal Rally in Western Australia received this comment from the judge, Mark Bean, "Strong desert location and good composition". Kerry's photo was also judged as the winner of the People's Choice Photograph award at the 2010 Federal Rally in Hobart, Tasmania. 2008 Winner 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, 12HG, at Uluru in Central Australia during a joint Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club and Silver Ghost Association ‘Wholly Ghost Tour’ on 15 May 1996. Submitted by NSW Branch member Bryan Inder. 2008 Highly Commended 1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, SRH22107, at the gates of Government House in Melbourne when the Victoria Branch was invited to a Charity Day on 17 November 2002. Submitted by Victoria Branch member Alan Dyer. Please reload

  • Peking to Paris | hrfoundation

    Peking to Paris The SHRF Phantom V 5VF159 completed the 1997 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge. It took 45 days. Went for 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. Below is a wonderful photo book of their trip. Enjoy. Of special note:

  • 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. ​ ​ - 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. 2019 - 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. 2018 - 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 2017 - Steve Stuckey ACT. For his research and publications on R-R Phantom 111s. 2016 - Bob Clarke for his advice on engineering, maintenance and coachwork on pre-World War II Rolls-Royce vehicles, especially the 20hp. 2015 - 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. 2014 - 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. 2013 - 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. 2012 - 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. 2011 - Fred Engish for outstanding photographic services to the Club. 2010 - Gilbert Ralph for his long and distinguished service to the Club and the Foundation. 2009 - Lindsay Edward Fox for his magnificent Fox Classic Car Collection and his dedication to Rolls-Royce cars. 2008 - Sir Jack Brabham for his achievements in motor sport. 2007 - David Neely for his important and dedicated work in literary spheres. 2006 - David McPhee for his contribution to State and Federal Clubs and his superb restoration of the oldest Rolls-Royce in Australia. 2005 - the memory of the Hon. Charles Stewart Rolls and Sir Henry Royce. 2004 - Eric and Beryl Rainsford for many years of enthusiastic service to the RROCA. 2003 - Eric Barrass, President, RREC (UK), for excellence following the ideals of Sir Henry Royce. 2002 - Tom Clarke for his co-authorship (with David Neely) of Rolls-Royce and Bentley in the Sunburnt Country. 2001 - Margaret & BarrieGillings for their lifelong contribution to the movement. 2000 - George Sevenoaks for his contribution to all matters concerned with Rolls-Royce. 1999 - Martin Bennett for his outstanding editorship of Præclarvm. 1998 The first award was made in to Roger Fry of Western Australia for his superb restoration work. 1997 ​

  • Charles Stewart Rolls | hrfoundation

    Charles Stewart Rolls Born: 27 August 1877, Berkeley Square, London Died 12 July 1910 (aged 32), Southbourne, Bournemouth Nationality: Welsh Occupation: Engineer Engineering career Projects: Rolls-Royce Partnership with Royce HRH The Duke of York, Lord and Lady Llangattock, Sir Charles Cust and the Hon. C.S. Rolls at 'The Hendre', 1900 ( ). Rolls was introduced to Henry Royce by a friend at the Royal Automobile Club, Henry Edmunds, who was also a director of Royce Ltd. Edmunds showed him Royce's car and arranged the historic meeting between Rolls and Royce at the Midland Hotel, Manchester, on 4 May 1904. In spite of his preference for three or four cylinder cars, Rolls was impressed with the two-cylinder Royce 10 and in a subsequent agreement of 23 December 1904 agreed to take all the cars Royce could make. These would be of two, three, four and six cylinders and would be badged as Rolls-Royces. credit Main article: Rolls-Royce Limited The first Rolls-Royce car, the Rolls-Royce 10 hp, was unveiled at the Paris Salon in December 1904, although in the early advertising it was the name of Rolls that was emphasised over that of Royce. In 1906 Rolls and Royce formalised their partnership by creating Rolls-Royce Limited, with Rolls appointed Technical managing director on a salary of £750 per annum plus 4% of the profits in excess of £10,000. Rolls provided the financial backing and business acumen to complement Royce's technical expertise. In 1907 Rolls-Royce Limited bought out C.S. Rolls & Co. ​ Rolls put much effort into publicising the quietness and smoothness of the Rolls-Royce, and at the end of 1906 travelled to the USA to promote the new cars. The company was winning awards for the quality and reliability of its cars by 1907. But by 1909 Rolls' interest in the business was waning, and at the end of the year he resigned as Technical managing director and became a non-executive director. Pioneer aviator Rolls was also a pioneer aviator and initially, balloonist, making over 170 balloon ascents. He was a founding member of the Royal Aero Club in 1903 and was the second person in Britain to be licensed to fly by it. In 1903 he also won the Gordon Bennett Gold Medal for the longest single flight time. ​ By 1907 Rolls' interest turned increasingly to flying, and he tried unsuccessfully to persuade Royce to design an aero engine. In 1909 he bought one of six Wright Flyer aircraft built by Short Brothers under licence from the Wright Brothers, and made more than 200 flights. On 2 June 1910, he became the first man to make a non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by plane, taking 95 minutes. For this feat, which included the first East-bound aerial crossing of the English Channel, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Aero Club. There is a statue to commemorate the flight in Monmouth and another in Dover.

  • Aero Engines | hrfoundation

    Aero Engines Rolls-Royce “Eagle” Aero Engine (photos below) A piston engine in a twelve-cylinder 60° Vee configuration (V12) of 20.3 litres capacity. Each cylinder is separate with its water jacket fabricated from steel pressings and welded in place. Each cylinder has two valves, inlet and exhaust, actuated by an overhead camshaft on each bank of six cylinders. The initial output of this engine was 225 horsepower increasing to 350hp in the ‘Eagle 81’. This was Henry Royce’s first aero-engine, and took only six months from drawing board to initial test. A feature of this engine is the beautiful epicyclic reduction gear drive to the propeller. This type of reduction gear was later incorporated by Mr Royce in the engines of the Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost and New Phantom (Phantom I) motor cars. Two Rolls-Royce Eagle engines powered Alcock and Brown’s Vickers Vimy biplane (a converted bomber) which made the first direct crossing of the Atlantic in 1919; and Ross and Keith Smith’s Vimy, in which the Australian brothers, also in 1919, accomplished the first flight from England to Australia within a specified time limit of 30 days or less. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Rolls-Royce “Merlin” Aero Engine (photos below) A piston engine in a twelve-cylinder 60 Vee configuration (V12) of 27 litres capacity with two banks of six cylinders. Each bank carried an overhead camshaft driven by skew gears from the wheel case at the rear. Each cylinder has four valves, two inlet and two exhaust. Initial output was 625hp, which increased to over 2000hp in later versions largely due to improvements in supercharging. This famous engine powered Britain’s World War II front-line fighters, the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane, in the decisive 1940 Battle of Britain. It was also used in the Avro Lancaster and de Havilland D.H.98 Mosquito during WW2. The Merlin was a direct descendant of the R engine, which was developed by Rolls-Royce as a private venture without Government funding and powered the Schneider Trophy-winning Supermarine S.6 and S.6B racing seaplanes in 1929 and 1931 respectively. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ In addition, here is a YouTube video "Guy Martin Builds a Spitfire MK.1. This video is 1hr and 12min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7Zebpu2nS4&feature=youtu.be Rolls-Royce "Derwent" Jet Engine (photos below) The Derwent was the second jet engine manufactured by Rolls-Royce. The Welland was the first, developed in association with jet propulsion pioneer (Sir) Frank Whittle. The Derwent was first fitted to the twin-engine Gloster Meteor in 1944. Early Derwents produced 2000lb thrust; later versions delivered 3600lb thrust at 14,700rpm. A Meteor powered by two Derwent V turbojets broke the World Air Speed record; first at 606mph (975kph) in 1945 and in 1946 at 616mph (990kph). The Welland and Derwent headed a long line of highly successful Rolls-Royce jet engines, which included the celebrated Avon, Conway, RB.211 and Trent. ​ Rolls-Royce "Avon" Jet Engine (photos below) Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Pty Ltd (CAC), owned by a consortium of Australian companies and Rolls-Royce Ltd, manufactured this engine in the 1950s in Melbourne. The engine type was fitted to the English-Electric Canberra twin-engine bomber manufactured under licence by the Government Aircraft Factories (GAF) in Fishermans Bend, Melbourne for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Later versions were used in the CAC-built Avon Sabre jet fighter for the RAAF. This aircraft was a more powerful development of the North American F-86 Sabre. A total of 218 Avon engines was manufactured by CAC, and a further 1,704 overhauls were undertaken for the RAAF. CAC had a long association with Rolls-Royce, having built 108 Merlins (plus spares) and 112 Nene jet engines in Australia. Nicholas and Richard Knight presented this engine to the Foundation in recognition of the contribution of Herbert H. Knight to the aircraft industry in Australia and his role in bringing aircraft manufacture to Australia. Herbert Knight commenced his career in the aircraft industry at Westland Aircraft in Somerset, England in 1928. He was at CAC from 1937 until 1969, serving as General Manager and a Director for the last nine years of his career. ** Click on the photos below to view the full gallery of photos. ** Below the photo gallery are a few short videos on Aero Engines. ​ Rolls-Royce “Eagle” Aero Engine The "Eagle" engine is kindly on loan from Museum Victoria. www.museumvictoria.com.au Rolls-Royce "Avon" Jet Engine Rolls-Royce “Eagle” Aero Engine The "Eagle" engine is kindly on loan from Museum Victoria. www.museumvictoria.com.au 1/10 SHRF - Avon engine (R Rolls) Play Video SHRF - Derwent engine (R Rolls) Play Video SHRF - Eagle Engine (as told by Russell Rolls) Play Video SHRF - Merlin Restoration (as told by Bryan Harper) Play Video Aero Engines Watch Now SHRF - Derwent engine (R Rolls) Play Video Share Whole Channel This Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Share Channel Info Close

  • 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. David Neely’s SHRF historical consultant columns Commencing in 2017, David Neely has produced some outstanding historical articles out of the Foundation Archive collection. 2020 - June Foundation Column 2020 - April Foundation Column 2020 - February Foundation Column 2019 - December Foundation Column 2019 - October Foundation Column 2019 - June Foundation Column 2019 - April Foundation Column 2018 - December Foundation Column 2018 - October Foundation Column 2018 - August Foundation Column 2018 - June Foundation Column 2018 - April Foundation Column 2018 - February Foundation Column Pre 2018 ...... Præclarvm Editor & Edition History " " - Sept/Oct 2019 Issue of Royal Connections Rolls-Royce & Bentley Drivers Magazine Hyland and the Colour Grey - Praeclarum October 5-18 p7472 Mrs Penfold "The Most Rolls-Royce"- Praeclarum December 1-18 p7325 Magnificently Startling - Petrol Rationing during WWII - Praeclarum December 6-17 p7288 Gas to Go A Vs - Praeclarum October 5-17 p7245 Brace of Phantom 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. Photo Stories Photographer Fred English / Curator Gilbert Ralph October 2019 August 2019 Article in the Coolum Advertiser - 3rd October 2019 A History of the Commonwealth Car Service Chapter 6 (translated and reprint) Henry Royce - A mechanical genius at Rayol-Canadel The Sir Henry Royce Foundation - Research Award Financial Statements for the Year ended 30th June 2019 Financial Statements for the Year ended 30th June 2018 Financial Statements for the Year ended 30th June 2017 Financial Statements for the Year ended 30th June 2016

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