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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

  • Sunburnt Country Supplement | hrfoundation

    "The Sunburnt Country" Supplement The Foundation published ‘Rolls-Royce and Bentley in the Sunburnt Country - The First Fifty Years in Australia’ in 1999. Soon after the authors, Tom Clarke and David Neely, began compiling a Supplement to include information and images that came and continue to come to light since publication. While the book is currently out of stock, as a continuing service to those who purchased the book the Foundation is pleased to make the Supplement available at no cost. Click to download the latest supplement. HERE

  • Memorabilia | hrfoundation

    Memorabilia Since 2012, the Foundation's Honorary Archivist, Gilbert Ralph, has been informing Members of the RROCA in their bi-monthly magazine, Præclarvm, of items in the Archive which are part of the story of Rolls-Royce and Bentley in Australia. These articles are the result of intense research by Gilbert and his team of volunteers searching through the Foundation’s many documents and photographs. Following the photo gallery and video below, there are several short research articles really do make for great reading. They are presented here to give some indication of the amount and depth of information retained in the Foundation’s Archive at Bill Allsep House. Illustrations from R-R books depicting the Cook Street Works, England. Self modelled statue by Charles Sykes. Reefer jacket worn by Patrick Kane White. 1/14 SHRF - Russell Burge memorabilia (as told by Russell Rolls) Play Video Russell Burge Memorabilia Collection Watch Now Share Whole Channel This Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Share Channel Info Close

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  • 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 , Griffon Merlin Auto Engines - Royce 10 Industrial & Marine Engines - Meteor and Meteorite Tank Engines, Cranes etc,. Memorabilia 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

  • 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 ​

  • Quotations | hrfoundation

    Quotations Sir Henry Royce has several famous quote attributed to him. Some of his most famous ones we've listed here. ​ "Strive for perfection in everything we do." "Take the best that exists and make it better. "Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble." "Accept nothing nearly right or good enough". "The quality will remain long after the price is forgotten." "When it does not exist, design it." "I have only one regret … that I have not worked harder."​

  • 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

  • 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:

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