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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

  • About | hrfoundation

    About the Foundation 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.’ The Inspiration 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. 5VF159 Showing 5VF159 registration ZSF-571 is "progressing through Bacchus Marsh, with the King of Nepal". Photo courtesy of COMCAR DC Electric Motor, one of 3 salvaged from a travelling crane at Marfleet & Weight. Made by Royce & Co of Manchester. 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 1/10

  • 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

  • Past News, Articles Etc,. | hrfoundation

    Foundation Column in Præclarvm - Archives 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. 2018 - December Foundation Column 2018 - October Foundation Column 2018 - August Foundation Column 2018 - June Foundation Column 2018 - April Foundation Column 2018 - February Foundation Column 2017 - December Foundation Column 2017 - October Foundation Column 2017 - August Foundation Column 2017 - June Foundation Column 2017 - April Foundation Column 2017 - February Foundation Column 2016 - December Foundation Column 2016 Foundation Column - October 2016 Foundation Column - August 2016 Foundation Column - July 2016 Foundation Column - April 2016 Foundation Column - February

  • 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

  • Auto Engines | hrfoundation

    Auto Engines Rolls-Royce 20/25hp cut-away engine and transmission (photos below) An interesting item in Foundation’s collection is a 1930's 20/25hp engine that was prepared by a collector in the USA, Frank Cooke of The Vintage Garage at Massachusetts. This is one of the finest cut-away versions of a Rolls-Royce engine anywhere in the world, and shows the internal works of the engine, as designed by Royce, in an excellent way. The engine and transmission are on display at the Lionel Gell School of Instruction in Rowville, Melbourne. ​ Rolls-Royce V8 6.7-litre engine from 1980s Bentley Turbo R (photos below) This Bentley motor was derived from the V8 6,230cc engine designed and manufactured by Rolls-Royce in the 1950s, which produced an “adequate” 200hp. The mid-1980s saw the same engine type expanded to a cubic capacity of 6.7 litres, and turbo-charged. Power output increased to over 300hp, allowing the Turbo R cars to produce staggeringly high performance despite weighing more than 2 tonnes. Later, into the early 2000s during the 50-year life of this engine design, derivatives went on to produce over 500hp. This engine and 3-speed Rolls-Royce automatic transmission to which it is coupled were donated by Geoff Shepherd, and are on display at the Lionel Gell School of Instruction in Rowville, Melbourne. Audio Conversation on Alice Anderson Alice was a quintessential, mould-breaking young woman of the roaring twenties. Raised in country Victoria, she was capable and confident, and not interested in what was considered proper. Alice opened a motor touring company in Melbourne during the first world war. The business grew and by the 1920s Miss Anderson's Motor Service included a mechanic's shop, staffed entirely by young women known as 'garage girls'. Loretta Smith has spent a decade researching the story of Alice's life and tragic early death. Click to here the ABC Conversations with Loretta Smith. HERE ​ ** Click on the photos below to view the full gallery of photos. auto3 Bentley Turbo R V8 6.7-litre engine from 1980s Bentley Turbo R 20/25hp 20/25hp cut-away engine and transmission 1/4

  • Instruments, Tools & Parts | hrfoundation

    Instruments, Tools & Parts Overseas Touring Kit for S Cloud and Phantom V. gaskets, globes, ignition coil etc. Piston for SG LK Series. Miniature tool tray from a Silver Ghost made by Claude Mason. Approx ¼ scale. 1/9 SHRF - Royce solenoid (as told by Gibert Ralph) Play Video Our Oldest Archive Watch Now Share Whole Channel This Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Share Channel Info Close

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