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.
12th - 14th November
Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show
The Guild is delighted to confirm that we will be exhibiting at the 2021 NEC Classic Car Show on the 12th - 14th November. We have been allocated stand 4-565 and have a fabulous display lined up. RP4DG's Devon Regional Group will be displaying their exciting Fireball Rally P4. We will also be exhibiting a Rover 60 and a Rover 100, both of which are in superb condition.
Guild members are able to receive a club discount on their ticket prices by using the information printed in Overdrive. We look forward to welcoming you on the stand for a chat.
London Westway Rover Group is proud to announce the following meet up, open to all 10.30 a.m to 4 p.m
RAF Museum London, Grahame Park Way, London, NW9 5LL
Entry to the museum is free but Parking costs £5 for up to 3 hours and £7 for the day. Payment can be made on exit but prepayment and booking on line is recommended. Please make a booking time slot via the Museum website to gain entry for the museum, facilities and cafe. This will also ensure that adequate parking is put aside for us as a group.
Any queries can be made by calling Karen Field (see Regional group information for contact details) or RAF questions direct to Hendon via their website.
Was 6th - 8th August 2021
Now 5th - 7th August 2022
Roverfest 2021 Sywell Aerodrome, near Northampton
It is with great regret that the Joint Rover Clubs committee has decided to postpone Roverfest until 2022.
We were looking forward to putting on another spectacular event for us all in August. In the UK, England has started its journey on a roadmap out of lockdown with a programme of vaccinations and plans to gradually relax Covid restrictions if circumstances permit. But there are warnings of another wave of Covid infections on the horizon. The UK’s other devolved administrations are on similar but different timetables. This could affect travel in the UK and it seems unlikely that international visitors will be able to come to the UK for Roverfest in the short term.
Whilst we are all hoping that Covid 19 lockdown restrictions will be lifted by the summer and larger events may continue, that depends on the roadmap holding and a Government pilot scheme showing that this is feasible. It is likely that some restrictions on social distancing will still be in place. We note that some early events are planned from May and June but these are pre-booked only, to control attendance, with no turn up and pay on the day option and the events are liable to short notice cancellation.
Our events have always welcomed friends who choose to turn up on the day, boosting rally attendance. We don't know whether the book in advance requirement will be lifted and could be faced with a "booked in only" Roverfest event for 2021 with very little time remaining to make potential "I'll do it on the day” visitors aware given Club magazine issue dates and ultimately, not covering our expenses, which ultimately would have to be covered by the JRC clubs.
Now is the time of year when we normally start reserving, booking and paying for infrastructure and services for Roverfest, Covid safety measures are additional to our normal requirement. If we are unable to guarantee recouping at least the costs for these outgoings, then as a committee we will be acting irresponsibly in our duties to safeguard finances. Given the uncertainties we all face in the near future we do hope that you understand the rationale behind taking this difficult decision.
We are pleased to say that Sywell Aerodrome have carried forward all bookings for the on-site Aviator Hotel to the new dates 5th, 6th and 7th August 2022. If you intended staying at other hotels, you will need to change arrangements with them.
Roverfest entries and rally entry fees will be carried forward or can be refunded, if you prefer.
The JRC Committee hope that you will join us at Roverfest 2022.
The Guild's bi-monthly Overdrive magazine is the only club magazine that is dedicated to the Rover P4 range of cars. It's 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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