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The Hunt House Open Weekend September 17th – 18th 2016

The Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation is delighted to invite you to it’s open weekend in September, Saturday and Sunday 17th-18th.

10.00 am to 4.00 pm – The Hunt House, High Street, Paulerspury. NN12 7NA


Details below.

open weekend sept 2016

Royce Lecture 8th March 2016

Royce Lecture 8th March 2016


Brian Gush

Director of Bentley Motor Sports

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Brian Gush joined Bentley in 2000 and created the motorsport department alongside his Chassis and Powertrain road car responsibilities. The beautiful Speed 8 prototype went on to win Le Mans in 2003.

In September 2012, the Continental GT3 race car was unveiled. At that point, it was still a concept car. Since then, a team of Bentley engineers has been working behind closed doors, making the concept a reality. The result is a racing Bentley GT3 – the first Bentley racer for a decade.

During this lecture Mr Gush will describe the work and achievements of turning the Bentley Continental GT into a successful competition car.

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Royce Lecture 19th May 2016

Royce Lecture 19th May 2016



Barrie Wills

De Lorean Cars – The Inside Story


Barrie has more than fifty years experience in the worldwide automobile industry as a direct employee, interim manager or consultant with Jaguar Cars, British Leyland Truck & Bus, Reliant Motor Company, DeLorean Motor Cars Limited, Lotus, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Timor Putra Nasional, the UK Department of Trade & Industry, Indonesia’s Ministry of Industry, and the European Union. From 2005-2007 he worked to save the MG brand and to reintroduce a smart roadster, firstly as the MG Midget and later the AC Ace. Now he provides occasional assistance to vehicle and component manufacturers and distributors. Author of the 2015 book John Z, the DeLorean and Me …  tales from an insider, memoirs of his time with DeLorean Motor Cars as director of purchasing, later director of product development and supply, and CEO during the 1982-3 receivership, Barrie will be telling the story of a business that went from birth to burial in four and a half years but could have been a success.  His authoritative book on his experiences will be available after the lecture.  A second book, covering his other 44+ years in the auto industry, is scheduled for release in late 2017.

Barrie Wills with Delorean


Lecture starts at 6.45pm with refreshments from 6.15pm and Dinner at 8.00pm

Lecture (including canapés and wine)  – £15.00 each – buy tickets

Lecture and 2 course dinner – £35.00 each  – buy tickets

 Booking by phone to SHRMF office (01327 811048) Mon-Fri 10am – 2pm

Or email to [email protected]

Please book by 16th May 2016

Open Day September 20th

We are delighted to announce an open day for the village of Paulerspury on September 20th 2015.

open day sept 2015


Royce Lecture 6th October 2016

Royce Lecture 6th October 2016


Donald Wales

Bluebirds – A Brief History

Don is the grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell MBE and the nephew of Donald Campbell CBE, who between them broke over 20 World Land and Water Speed records in their various Bluebirds.

Don has continued the family tradition in a small way, breaking the World record for a steam powered car, the UK record for an Electric car and the Guiness World record for a ride on Lawn mower.

The talk will start with the early career of Sir Malcolm, then Donald Campbell, and finish with a little look at his own records.

Lecture starts at 6.45 pm with refreshments from 6.15 pm and Dinner at 8.00pm.

Lecture (including canapés and wine)  – £15.00 each – buy tickets

 Booking by phone to SHRMF office (01327 811048) Mon-Fri 10am – 2pm

Or email to [email protected]

Please book by 3rd October 2016