Events for 2017 - Updated 19/3/2017
ROVER P4 DRIVERS' GUILD 40th ANNIVERSAY NATIONAL RALLY
British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire
The National Rally this year will be held at the British Motor Museum. The museum has recently undergone many changes and will hopefully provide an interesting day out for all our members. There are several new exhibitions since we last visited so lots to catch up on. For more details on the venue please refer to their website where you can learn more about all the goings on during the year. There is a cafe open during the day and a wide range of facilities for all the family. We have negotiated a discounted rate (payable on the day) for admission to the museum of £10 for adults and £6 for children (aged 5-16). Children under the age of 5 can enter free of charge.
To book for the event either register online (see the Guild website) or send your name, address and vehicle details (including model, year and registration number) to David Greenwell (contact details are in Overdrive), no SAE required. Please include a cheque for £5.50 made payable to “Rover P4 Drivers’ Guild” to cover the cost of the rally memento and programme.
I hope to see as many of you there as possible - it should be a great day out. Please bring your cars along regardless of condition. This is a day to celebrate all the P4 models and other Rovers that are still on the road today. And of course dogs are allowed on the grounds, but sadly not allowed in the museum or any other buildings, with the exception of guide and assistance dogs.
This year will represent the 40th Anniversary for the Guild so please do come along to enjoy the celebration of this special year.
All Rover Rally, Bressingham, Norfolk
Our 40th ‘All Rover’ rally, which we shall be celebrating in style with special displays, an evening barbecue and hopefully some daytime entertainment. As always, we are looking for unusual vehicles to be the centrepiece of our show, so please let us know if you own or know of something that would fit the bill. The entry price is £7.50 including children of 3 and over and represents excellent value compared with the standard entry price. This includes entry to the gardens, museum and rides on the three narrow gauge steam railways. Regrettably we cannot guarantee entry for those who have not pre-booked and we did have to close bookings before the event last year so please don't delay.
As those who have been before will know, Bressingham is a very attractive venue and in addition to the attractive formal gardens, there is an original set of steam gallopers and an interesting museum containing coaches from the Royal train together with a number of steam exhibits. It is also home to the fascinating ‘Dads’ Army’ exhibition. In addition there is a restaurant serving refreshments and light lunches. Alongside the rally field is a well-stocked garden centre, which is always worth a visit.
Further information on the rally and the NNROC can be found at www.norfolkandnorwichroveroc.org.uk or call Terry Reynolds on 01603 405280 for an entry form.
Devon Rover Club Classic Car Show at the Blue Ball, Sandygate, Exeter
If you fancy a weekend in the beutiful Devon countryside why not join us, we normally get 35-40 Rovers on display and lots of other classics. Nearby accomadation to suit all pockets, where you can be sure of a proper West Country welcome.
Ian Hartnell on
North Lincolnshire Rover Club Rally
East Kirkby Aviation Centre, Lincs
|Bryan Leggate on 01790 763344|
Sheffield and District Rally
4.00pm onwards at The Waverley, Brinsworth Road, Catcliffe, Rotherham S60 5RW
Guest car club will be the Sheffield Morris Minor Club. Open to all classic cars and motor cycles Tel. 01773 862512 for more information
GREAT WESTERN BRANCH RALLY
The rally will be held again at THE GEORGE INN Longbridge Deverill, 2miles south of Warminster Wilts BA12 7DG. This is a most picturesque rally site situated in the Wylye Valley, and known for years as THE RUSTIC RALLY. All Rovers, indeed all classics and their owners will be made most welcome, please come and join us.
Carol Barnes on
|11th - 13th August||
ROVERFEST - Celebrating 50 years of the legendary V8 engine
Wroxall Abbey, Warwickshire
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Rover launching the V8 engine. This engine was developed as the power plant for the Rover P5 which gained the B suffix indicating the engines origins from Buick. The engine was subsequently installed into the Rover P6, SD1, Range Rover and Land Rovers. During its lifetime it appeared in other non–Rover marques such as the MGBGT V8, TVR, and Morgan.
In celebration of this engine, the Joint Rover Clubs of Great Britain, consisting of the Rover Sports Register, The Rover P4 Drivers Guild, The P5 Club, The Rover P6 Club, The SD1 Club, The Rover 200/400 Club, The Rover Coupe Owners Club, The Rover 75 and MG ZT owners club and Rover 800 Club will be joining forces to stage one big celebratory “Rover Fest” weekend in August 2017.
For more information please go to www.roverfest.uk
|9th & 10th September||
Lakes Rally and Northern National Rally
On Saturday 9th September we will meet up at Haverthwaite Railway, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 8AL. You can go for a ride on the steam train if you wish, and the café is excellent for lunch.
In the afternoon we shall ride two miles up the road to the Lakeland Motor Museum near Newby Bridge, Backbarrow LA12 8TA and enjoy its delights. Again the restaurant is superb for afternoon tea and cakes.
On the Sunday we shall visit the home of John Ruskin at Brantwood, east of Lake Coniston (off the B5285), follow signs for Coniston Village. There is a restaurant for lunch. The grounds are beautiful and you can stroll down to the lake if you wish. Prizes for the best Rovers will be awarded in the afternoon, including the Dennis Ambler Award.
Do not send money, but please let Stan Johnstone know of your intention to come by phone, text, letter or email (contact details are in Overdrive), email@example.com, stating your name and Rover model.
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