A Brief Introduction to the Rolls-Royce Owners' Club of Australia
The Rolls-Royce Company was formed in 1904 between the Hon C.S.Rolls and Henry Royce (later Sir Henry). In 1931 the Rolls-Royce Company bought Bentley Motors and has been manufacturing both marques since then. Bentley Motors is now owned by Volkswagen and Rolls-Royce by BMW. All Rolls-Royce cars and all post-1931 Bentley cars are eligible for membership in the Club. This includes the latest cars manufactured by the two companies.
The Rolls-Royce Owners' Club of Australia was formed in 1956 in Sydney with a foundation membership of nineteen. Today the Club has Branches in every State and Territory and has almost over thousand members who own in excess of 1,200 Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars dating from 1907 to the present. The Club has established the Sir Henry Royce Foundation, a non-profit organisation, to record and preserve the history of Rolls-Royce and Bentley in Australia.
The primary purposes of the Club are threefold:
- to encourage ownership, maintenance and restoration of those motor cars manufactured by the various Rolls-Royce and Bentley companies;
- to promote practical motoring, safety and courtesy on the roads;
- to encourage social and community activities among the members.
The RROCA is a very active club of over one thousand members. Membership includes people of all walks of life, who are united in a common interest of enjoying fine motor cars and the motoring and social activities that go with them. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Rolls-Royce or Bentley motor cars, whether or not an owner. Non-owners may join as Associate Members and two or more people may join as Joint Members.
State branches generally meet once a month - usually on a Wednesday. In addition each Branch holds a motoring and/or social event every month, usually on the Sunday following the monthly meeting. Each Branch publishes monthly magazines which contain general articles and technical information of interest to the Branch members. Most Branches also have excellent libraries with Workshop Manuals and Part Lists for most models.
If you require more information please do not hesitate to contact the Secretary of the Branch in your state or mail direct to RROCA Information Service.
Membership enquiries should be directed to the Membership Secretary of your state Branch via e-mail or post.