The Rover P4 Drivers' Guild provides support to owners of the Rover 60, 75, 80, 90, 95, 100, 105, and 110 range of cars that were manufactured between 1949 and 1964. A key aim of the Guild is to help P4 owners to keep their cars in a roadworthy condition, for regular use, by assisting them to locate spares, provide literature, provide technical advice, specialist tool hire and other services. Another key aim is to provide social events to support the enjoyment of P4 ownership. A helpful, friendly and welcoming culture has been established within the Guild which actively supports its key objectives.
The Guild is managed by a committee which meets in March and October every year for formal meetings. Much activity is undertaken throughout the year by the committee members who are all volunteers. The Guild became a limited company in January 2016 and each committee member is a Director of the company.
Guild membership year runs from January to December and renewal forms are issued with the November issue of the Guild's magazine, called Overdrive. The forms can be used to pay for membership by cheque. However, a large and increasing number of members are using the Guild's e-Commerce service to pay their subscription using credit/debit cards or a PayPal account. Direct bank transfer of membership subscriptions is also possible using the bank details provided on the renewal forms. New members can join at any time in the membership year, they pay the full annual subscription amount from January until end of June which results in all previous Overdrive magazines for the year being included as part of their Welcome Pack. Those who join from July until end December can choose to pay for the full year or the final half year. Those who choose the full year will recieve all six Overdrive magazines of the membership year. Those who choose the half year option will recieve the final 3 Overdrive magazines of the membership year.
Overdrive is published every two months starting in January every year; it contains maintenance hints and tips, repair information, members' experiences, lists of events, local regional group meetings and classified advertisements. Advertisements for members' cars and spares are also included in Overdrive. The A4 sized magazine is published in colour and on quality paper. Bumper editions of Overdrive are published in May and November, they contain additional editorial content and special items of interest.
Please click HERE to download an example of Overdrive which has had all personal information removed, hence the gaps in the text.
Members can obtain technical advice and insurance valuations for their P4s from the Guild's Technical Advice Officer whose experience in maintaining P4s extends to over 50 years. An extensive archive of P4 ownership and history information is maintained by the Guild's Archivist. Information from it, subject to GDPR rules, is available to members in relation to their cars.
Specialised tool hire is available to members who wish to maintain their P4s themselves, contact details for this service are published in Overdrive.
Recently there has been an increasing number of younger P4 owners and the Guild has responded to this by establishing a new committee role of Young Owners Officer. This role will be responsible for developing new approaches that make P4 ownership and the surrounding Guild services more carefully tuned to this age demographic whilst maintaining the Guild's relevance for its other members. Please look at the relevant menu item for more information.
Social media is a key and powerful way to enhance P4 ownership by sharing experiences and establishing friendships amongst owners. The Guild has a very active Facebook Group, an Instagram presence and a Forum.
Several regional groups of members in the UK have evolved to cover most of the country. The groups hold regular monthly meetings, organise local rallies, and provide self-help between members. A list of meetings and contacts can be found in Overdrive as well as on this website. These regional groups are extremely effective in bringing P4 owners together on a frequent basis and in essence they are the "coal face of the Guild".
The Guild also has International Contacts in several countries where there are Guild members. A list of these contacts can be found in Overdrive as well as on this website.
Several rallies throughout the warmer months are organised by the Guild, often in conjunction with other Rover clubs. The Guild's annual National Rally is always a major attraction with a selection of prizes for the best vehicles. Venues are invariably chosen in "middle England" which offer interest on the day to P4 owners and whoever they bring along. The locations are chosen to ensure that a reasonable driving distance is provided to members.
Over the years the Guild has commissioned the remanufacture of several hard to find parts for P4s, e.g. hub cap centre badges, quarterlight seals and more recently door sill matts, at very attractive prices for members. Details of these items, along with other items of Guild merchandise (regalia and publications) can be found in Overdrive and on this website.
Members of the Guild are able to take advantage of the Membership Supplier Benefits and Membership Discount Scheme. Cash savings can be obtained on car insurance, rechroming, body repairs, clock repair kits and so on. Please select the appropriate menu link on this website for further information.
The Guild is one of the founder members of the Joint Rover Club association (JRC) which aims to find synergies across our clubs for the mutual benefit of our members. JRC organised Roverfest 2017 and a follow up Roverfest is scheduled for 2022. JRC comprises all of the major classic Rover clubs. Please click HERE to open the JRC website.
The Guild is a member of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs which ensures that we have awareness of important national changes whilst providing a channel for the Guild to feed into the national arena. Guild members can access recent FBHVC publications in the Members Only section of this website.
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