Events for 2017 - Updated 23/7/2017




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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.

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27th August

Quainton All Rover Rally.

The Rover P6 Owners' Club will be joining us at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre at our longest established all Rover Rally which was first started by Colin Blowers in 1979! A great venue with lots to see and do, which is situated 6 miles nort of Aylesbury just off the A41 (HP22 4BY). The admittance is £5 per person. Booking is not required, just turn up at this very popular event and enjoy a good day out with the Rovers and trains. Further details available from Stan Johnstone.

Stan Johnstone
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),, stating your name and Rover model.

Stan Johnstone

For further information please contact the Guild's Events Secretary:

David Greenwell

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