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Roverfest 2020 Update - 26/03/2020

As previously stated we, the organising committee of Roverfest 2020, have been reviewing the viability of the event especially in the light of the recent Government guidance regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19). After recent negotiations with Sywell Aerodrome, we have reached an agreement to Postpone Roverfest 2020 until 2021.  Sywell have also agreed that we can have the same weekend and also any hotel bookings made with them at their Aviator Hotel will be honoured for that weekend at no extra cost.

 

The decision has therefore been made to postpone Roverfest 2020 for one year and to honour all existing entries and Sywell Aviator Hotel bookings.

 

Roverfest 2020 will now become Roverfest 2021, to be held on 6th, 7th & 8th August 2021.  All existing Roverfest bookings will automatically be transferred to the rescheduled event unless this is not required, in which case a full refund will be made available using the same method as the original payment.  It should be noted that while existing entries will be honoured new entries are not guaranteed to be at the original price.

 

This decision was not easy to take but when we were informed that the Practical Classics Restoration Show was to be rescheduled from March to the same weekend as the original Roverfest, this August, we felt in order to make Roverfest the best event we had to postpone.  We hope that if you have made arrangements around the original date they too can be put forward 1 year.

 

Wishing you continued good health,

 

Roverfest Committee.

 

 

Remanufactured Door Sill Mats

The Rover P4 Drivers’ Guild is very pleased to advise that members can now buy a set of new remanufactured door sill matts for £80 plus £8 delivery for the UK and European members, and £15 delivery for members elsewhere. Please order via the Guild’s e-commerce service on this website, or contact our Regalia Officer, Paul Oliver, using the details in Overdrive. The Guild's e-commerce service shows pictures of these sill mats that have been installed in a P4. This represents another cost saving benefit of being a member of the Guild. Non-members can buy sill matts from John Wearing and John Wadhams.

2020 Guild Membership

Rover P4 Drivers’ Guild membership for 2020 can be purchased using the secure e-Commerce service accessed by the menu item on the left. Regrettably we need to make a small increase in membership fees for 2020 to reflect rising costs. The last increase took place four years ago and we believe the new fees are on a par with the amounts charged by similar clubs, and actually still cheaper than many. The new fees are £30 for UK members, £38 for other parts of Europe and £40 for the rest of the World.

Another reason for not delaying, and for joining for the whole year rather than just part of it, is that a lack of membership can sometimes leave you without insurance. Many classic car insurers charge low premiums on the understanding that the policy holder is a member of the recognised club for the model, in this case the Guild. Skimp by delaying your membership renewal, and you could find yourself not covered if there’s an insurance claim. In the event of a claim, Insurers are at liberty to contact the Guild to confirm your membership. Therefore, if your P4 is insured on this basis, we strongly recommend that your membership of the Guild remains current for the whole year. We are aware that when Guild members are making insurance arrangements, insurers sometimes request membership numbers before commencing cover. Please note that the Guild does not issue membership numbers and this is not necessary for the insurers. Sending a photocopy/scan of your current membership card should be sufficient.

If you have any queries then please contact membership@roverp4dg.org.uk. 

Guild Membership Benefits

We are very pleased to announce that Guild members can now obtain a 10% discount with a selection of suppliers, including rechroming, electric clock repair kits and Dinitrol products. These benefits extend the range already on offer to Guild members, e.g. discounted insurance premiums. Information about this is included within the latest edition of the Overdrive magazine and online within the Members Only Pages of this website.

 

2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the Rover P4 entering production with the 75 "Cyclops" model! Other News

The Guild's 70th Anniversary National Rally, held on 12th May 2019, was a major success. Over 150 cars assembled at Burghley House. Both classic and more recent Rover and Rover-related cars joined in for the day.




Our selection of regalia has been extended to include two different styles of wallets. Please refer to the e-commerce service from the menu on the left for pictures and pricing.

Owning a Rover P4 enables you to enjoy this standard of luxury!

This picture is of a 1959 Rover 90's interior, courtesy of

RP4DG member Paul Quarry

The pictures below are the copyright of the British Motor Museum and must not be copied. The pictures below are the copyright of the British Motor Museum and must not be copied.

In addition to handbooks, parts catalogues and workshop manuals, two other great books are also available from the Guild's Regalia Officer. The Rover P4 Technical Tips Book, Second Edition, is an invaluable collection of articles advising on various aspects of P4 maintenance. To our members the UK price is just £10, or £16 if not in the UK, this includes P&P. For those who are not Guild members, the UK price is £14.95 plus £4 for P&P and for those outside of the UK £14.95, plus P&P that is agreed up front with the Guild's Regalia Officer. Non-members wishing to purchase this book must contact the Regalia Officer via regalia@roverp4dg.org.uk.

Also available, is James Taylor's new book "Rover P4 - The Sales Literature", which catalogues all the advertising brochures produced by the Rover Company during the P4's production. Its price to UK members is £12 or £13 if not in the UK, this includes P&P.  For those who are not Guild members, the UK price is £14 and for those outside of the UK £15, plus P&P that is agreed up front with the Guild's Regalia Officer. Non-members wishing to purchase this book must contact the Regalia Officer via regalia@roverp4dg.org.uk.

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