2024 marks the 75th anniversary of the Rover 75 (Cyclops) being unveiled to the public in September 1949. This ground-breaking car, through Rover’s strategy of successive development and refinement during its lifetime, went on to become a much loved and very successful range of cars across the world throughout the 1950s and early 1960s. Today, the P4 range of cars are enjoyed by many owners across the age spectrum as their inherent design qualities still appeal; quality, comfort, cruising ability, keeping up with modern traffic and, when maintained properly, reliability. You can find out more about the P4 range of cars by clicking HERE.

To celebrate this key milestone, the Rover P4 Drivers’ Guild is holding a special 75th Diamond Anniversary Weekend in May. We have a splendid road run in Derbyshire planned for Saturday the 11th May along with a gala dinner and entertainment during the evening at a stunning hotel. On Sunday the 12th May we are holding a special National Rally event at the Great British Car Journey museum. More details can be found by clicking HERE and scrolling down to the relevant event entry. Alternatively, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information. As we enter the final weeks, before the anniversary weekend, it is essential to make your booking as soon as possible to take advantage of the special prices the Guild has secured for the gala dinner, nearby hotel accommodation and Great British Car Journey admission.

To commemorate the P4’s 75th anniversary, we have commissioned a selection of limited-edition merchandise items; a metal/enamelled grill badge, tee shirt, mug and tote bag. We are delighted to be using pictures of the oldest surviving Rover 75, the third production P4 built, for some of the items. The tee shirts are available in all standard colours and sizes as described in Overdrive and on the e-Commerce service. For those who are attending the Guild’s P4’s 75th anniversary weekend, you can pre-order the items you wish to buy and collect them from the merchandise stand to avoid paying P&P. This is also an easy way to reserve your items given the limited quantities available. Simply add the following text to your order item description in the Guild’s e-Commerce service “For collection in person”. If you wish to buy the items before the anniversary weekend, please order in the usual way for delivery by post, having first contacted the Merchandise Officer to establish if there are any postage discounts available for multiple items. Please note that there are limited quantities available so please “get in quick”!

Metal grill badges are £22 plus £3.50 P&P. Tee shirts are £11 plus £3.50 P&P. Mugs are £7.50 plus £2.50 P&P. Tote bags are £7.50 plus £3.00 P&P. Those who are not Guild members must add 20% to the item costs.

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The Rover P4 Drivers' Guild is currently planning a special stand for the November 2024 NEC Classic Motor Show to celebrate the P4's wonderful milestone. As we get closer to the date, the Guild will be taking up NEC's offering of discounted tickets for its members.

This website article will be updated to include any new information that arises as well as being expanded to include pictures, videos etc from the special events once they have happened.

Below is the oldest surviving and running Rover 75, the third car to roll off the production line in 1949. The aim is to have this historically important P4 on our stand at the NEC Classic Motor Show in November.

JNX for 75th

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The Guild's bi-monthly Overdrive magazine is the only club magazine that is dedicated to the Rover P4 range of cars. Its publication is a much praised service provided to Guild members. Please click the icon above to view a copy, noting that personal information has been redacted, hence the blank areas.

 

 

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The Guild is one of the founder members of the consortium of classic Rover clubs, known as Joint Rover Clubs, JRC. Please click the icon above for further information about JRC.

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The Guild is a member of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs to ensure that we are kept appraised of national developments in addition to being able provide our views into national debate. Please click the icon above to open up the FBHVC website in a new window.