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.

If you have any queries or ideas then please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Events with a title prefixed with an * are joint Classic Rover club and MG Car Club events to celebrate 120 years of the Rover company and 100 years of the MG company.

2024 Events
28th - 30th June

*Inter-Club International Show (Rover and MG anniversary stand)
Three Counties Showground
Malvern
Worcestershire
WR13 6NW

Please e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm attendance. Tickets are available from January but as an external show they will need to be purchased by each attendee individually.

13th - 14th July

*Glamis Transport Extravaganza
Glamis Castle
Angus
DD8 1RG

Cars must arrive before 9am. This is a weekend event, with camping available Friday to Monday. One day attendance is also possible. In order to be able to coordinate with the organisers in Scotland, any member wishing to attend should advise via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ensure that there is suitable provision of spaces on the Rover 120/MG 100 stand.

3rd - 4th August

*Post Abingdon Weekender

The Post Abingdon weekender is aimed at cars from 1975 onwards, however, given the importance of this anniversary year, we welcome Rovers & MGs of all ages to join us to show the breadth of history and model ranges across both marques.

Saturday 3rd August - An exclusive Social will be held in the morning at the Piston Club just outside Stratford on Avon, this will be limited to 50 cars. At 12 O'clock we will then go on a road run through the Cotswolds to Toddington, where we will then hold an afternoon of events. The afternoon at Toddington will be open to anyone who wishes to come along not just those who attended the morning event at the Piston Club.

Sunday 4th August - this will be our main show day - running from 09:30 to 16:30 details of the activities and possible guests will be announced asap - the show site will have a variety of trade stands.

Tickets can be booked from Buy tickets for MG Rover Events (tickettailor.com). A discount code for Guild members will be published in the March 2024 Overdrive magazine. If you wish to book earlier then please contact the Guild Chairman or Events Officer for the discount code. To use the discount code please click the link which says 'do you have an access code?' this will then unlock discounted ticket options.

If you have any queries about the event then please e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Facebook: https://facebook.com/events/s/post-abingdon-weekender-2024/1087834285905707/

18th August

The Rover P4 Drivers Guild Devon Group 11th Annual Car Show
The South Devon Railway
Buckfastleigh
Devon
TQ11 9DZ

We cordially invite you to join us for our 11th annual car show. There will be a collection of P4s, other Rovers and other classic cars plus the Steam Railway to visit. You can be sure of a good West Country welcome with plenty to see and do. So why not make a weekend of it with Dartmoor only 3/4 hour away and the beautiful South Devon Coastline close by. There is plenty of accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets including camping.

For further information about our show and to get an entry form please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

25th August  Quainton All Rover Rally

Quainton Railway Centre
Station Road
Quainton
HP22 4BY

This event is one of the oldest-established rallies in our history, held every year virtually since the group formed in 1977. Our archivist Colin Blowers, who spent many years as a railway employee and is a qualified train driver, is a long-term member and used his links to inaugurate the meeting. The Railway Centre can be found six miles north of Aylesbury, just north of the A41 and signed just west of Waddesdon, or can be accessed through Quainton village. NB - the HS2 works may still be causing disruption and re-routing so please follow any temporary signage. If there is any further useful information I shall post on the Guild website or Facebook page nearer the date.

Start time is 10:30am. All Rover models are welcome and we also embrace non-Rovers. There is a lot to see and experience, with steam train rides both full size and miniature. The re-erected station beside the car park has static locos and rolling stock at the platforms, including Winston Churchill's World War 2 travelling office suite and one of Queen Victoria's dining cars. There is an excellent cafe and outside picnic area. Across the tracks via the footbridge there is an extensive museum where all aspects of railway life across the decades can be seen.

No prior booking is necessary and the cost has remained at £6.00 per person for the last three years, a 52% discount. Please note that any Covid -19 or other restrictions that may be imposed must be observed and safety notices obeyed.

For further details, please contact the Guild's Bedfordshire representative Peter Irving (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07799 206 743).

1st September

Annual Rover Rally at Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens
Diss
IP22 2AA

The Norfolk & Norwich Rover Owners Club is pleased to announce its 46th Annual Rover Rally at Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens. The entrance fee for discounted exhibitor tickets is £8.00 per person for adults and children (free for children under the age of 3). This payment is due on the day to Bressingham and gives each entrant full access to the Museum buildings, gardens, rides on the Steam Railways and famous Gallopers. The site will be open for exhibitors from 8.30am and vehicles must be in place by 10.30am, at which time the gates open to the public. For more information please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or download an application form by clicking HERE. Also, please click HERE to access the Norfolk & Norwich website.

6th - 8th September

The Lakes Rally

The Lakes Rally for 2024 has confirmed venues and timings. The Rally will take place on Friday the 6th, Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of September. The format will be as per previous years, with a few little changes for this year.

Friday the 6th of September 2024 (New this year)
13.00 Meet at the Bower House Inn Eskdale, then go off in convoy to climb the Hardknott Pass. Hardknott Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 400m (1,312ft) above the sea level, located in the Duddon Valley of Cumbria, in England. It’s said to be the steepest road in England with a gradient of 1 in 3 (about 33%). This road is extremely steep in places and narrow with parking places. It should only be undertaken in cars that the owners are confident that brakes, suspension and general car condition is in good order. Members who wish to partake in this activity must contact Alex Heaton first as he needs to know numbers. Contact details are below.

Saturday the 7th of September 2024
10.00 Meet in the carpark of The Haverthwaite Railway Centre. Options are to travel on the train to Lakeside, then on the ferry round the Lake. Whilst some people like to stop on the car park and talk about Rovers etc. There is an added option for a Road run around Windemere lasting approximately 2.5 hours, starting at 11.00, finishing at the Lakeland Motor Museum.
13.00 Leave Railway carpark and drive to Lakeland Motor Museum in Convoy. This Museum has a good carpark, great exhibits, and a good café.

Sunday the 8th of September 2024
10.00 A Static Rally of Rovers at Levens Hall. Cars on display will be mainly Rovers, but others do turn up. Whilst at the Venue exhibitors will have the opportunity to visit the Hall, Gardens, and sample food in the very good restaurant.
Please note Dogs are not allowed in the gardens and the Hall, which I believe includes the car show area.
16.00 Rally end and look forward to next year.
Venues
Bower House Inn
Eskdale, Holmrook
Cumbria, CA19 1TD
https://www.bowerhouseinn.com/

For further information, please contact Alex Heaton, Guild Events Support Officer, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07506 699366.

8th - 10th November

Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show
NEC Birmingham

The Rover P4 Drivers' Guild will have a special stand at the show where we will be celebrating 75 years of the Rover P4 coming into production.

You can now book tickets at www.necclassicmotorshow.com. Show management has allowed us to advertise club ticket discount codes for all to benefit from, not just paid-up Guild members. Quote our club code CCCNOV401 and save £4 off single-day adult tickets or £2 off family, child or multi-day tickets. The discount is applied to Advance prices if booked before midnight on Thurs 7th Nov or Show Open prices thereafter. Full ticket information at: www.necclassicmotorshow.com/ticket-information. Book by 17 October and you’ll help the Guild earn additional benefits. At the show you can find us on stand 3-445.

17th November

London Westway Rover Group meeting at RAF Hendon Museum
Grahame Park Way, London, NW9 5LL
For SatNav use NW9 5QW


A final meet up before the winter arrives. The normal parking charge of up to £10 for 3 to 6 hours still applies, but this also provides free museum admission. There is a cafe inside. This has been enormously popular in the past so it would be lovely to see you and end the year in style. Warm togs often needed to chat in the car park but we normally head in around 11.30 a.m. It is inside the ULEZ but that does not normally affect Historic cars. Meet from 10.30 a.m. to 4.00p.m at the museum. Any queries, call Karen Field on 07773030022 or contact via email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please click HERE for event ticket information.

2025 Events
2nd - 3rd August

Roverfest 2025
High Street
Weston Underwood
Olney
MK46 5JS

This very popular event is back due to very positive feedback arising from Roverfest 2022. More details will become available soon.......

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