Events

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The Rover P4 Drivers' Guild organises several rallies every year during the warmer months. The National Rally in May, the Northern National Rally (Lakes Rally) and Quainton Rally are annual regulars that have been successful over many years . These rallies are open to all Rover and related car clubs and owners to ensure that there is plenty to see and enjoy.

Please check with our Event Secretary before planning to attend any event listed here given the changing nature of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2021 Events

 27th June

Devon Regional Group 10th Classic Car Show

The Devon regional group would like to invite you to their tenth annual classic car show on Sunday 27th June 2021, Covid-19 allowing.

You can be sure of a good West Country welcome, why not come down and make a weekend of it? We are in a beautiful part of the country with Dartmoor and Exmoor only a few miles from our venue. We have a meal after our show (possibly with entertainment), and you will be more than welcome to join us. There is accommodation to suit all pockets in the local area, although if you require any help or advice please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

For further information please phone 01395 568034 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

11th July

Great Western Branch Annual Rally

Our annual rally will take place on Sunday 11th July at The George Inn, Longbridge Deverill, near Warminster Wiltshire.BA12 7DG. It is situated on the A350 just 2 miles south of Warminster. If you would like to attend, please book in advance & NOT turn up on the day. We are limiting numbers due to the fact that the Covid situation is still volatile & the regulations could alter & we would hate to turn people away who have travelled some distance, should we have reached our capacity.
Should you wish to attend, please send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

29th August

Quainton All Rover Rally

Quainton Railway Centre, Station Road, Quainton,Aylesbury, Bucks. HP22 4BY. Six miles north of Aylesbury, just north of the A41and signed just west of Waddesdon, or can be accessed through Quainton Village.

Starting at 10:30am. All Rover models are welcome to attend this very long-established and popular event. Lots to see and explore, with a chance to ride on a steam train plus miniature trains and static exhibits too. There is an excellent cafe on site or a picnic area if you prefer to self-cater.

Cost is £6 per person, which is a 50% discount for the Guild and no booking is required.

Please note all Covid-19 restrictions in place on the rally date will be adhered to.

For further details, please contact Peter Irving, Bedfordshire Regional Representative. Tel 07799 206 743 e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Was 6th - 8th August 2021

Now 5th - 7th August 2022

Roverfest 2021
Sywell Aerodrome, near Northampton

IMPORTANT UPDATE


It is with great regret that the Joint Rover Clubs committee has decided to postpone Roverfest until 2022.

We were looking forward to putting on another spectacular event for us all in August. In the UK, England has started its journey on a roadmap out of lockdown with a programme of vaccinations and plans to gradually relax Covid restrictions if circumstances permit. But there are warnings of another wave of Covid infections on the horizon. The UK’s other devolved administrations are on similar but different timetables. This could affect travel in the UK and it seems unlikely that international visitors will be able to come to the UK for Roverfest in the short term.

Whilst we are all hoping that Covid 19 lockdown restrictions will be lifted by the summer and larger events may continue, that depends on the roadmap holding and a Government pilot scheme showing that this is feasible. It is likely that some restrictions on social distancing will still be in place. We note that some early events are planned from May and June but these are pre-booked only, to control attendance, with no turn up and pay on the day option and the events are liable to short notice cancellation.

Our events have always welcomed friends who choose to turn up on the day, boosting rally attendance. We don't know whether the book in advance requirement will be lifted and could be faced with a "booked in only" Roverfest event for 2021 with very little time remaining to make potential "I'll do it on the day” visitors aware given Club magazine issue dates and ultimately, not covering our expenses, which ultimately would have to be covered by the JRC clubs.

Now is the time of year when we normally start reserving, booking and paying for infrastructure and services for Roverfest, Covid safety measures are additional to our normal requirement. If we are unable to guarantee recouping at least the costs for these outgoings, then as a committee we will be acting irresponsibly in our duties to safeguard finances. Given the uncertainties we all face in the near future we do hope that you understand the rationale behind taking this difficult decision.

We are pleased to say that Sywell Aerodrome have carried forward all bookings for the on-site Aviator Hotel to the new dates 5th, 6th and 7th August 2022. If you intended staying at other hotels, you will need to change arrangements with them.

Roverfest entries and rally entry fees will be carried forward or can be refunded, if you prefer.

The JRC Committee hope that you will join us at Roverfest 2022.

However, at present, the Rover P4 Drivers’ Guild hosted All Rover Spring Rally at Burghley House is still going ahead as planned. The venue has provided a larger field to enable social distancing to be observed and the house will be operating with social distancing measures too.

   

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