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Details and online entry form for the RSR National 2016 



2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Rover launching the V8 engine. This engine was developed as the power plant for the Rover P5 which gained the B suffix indicating the engines origins from Buick. The engine was subsequently installed into the Rover P6, SD1, Range Rover and Land Rovers. During its lifetime it appeared in other non -Rover Marques such as the MGBGT V8, TVR and Morgan.

In celebration of this engine, the Joint Rover Clubs of Great Britain, consisting of the Rover Sports Register, The Rover P4 Drivers Guild, The P5 Club, The P6 Club, The SD1 Club, The Rover 200/400 Club, The Rover Coupe Club, The Rover 75 and MG ZGT owners club and Rover 800 Club will be joining forces to stage one big celebratory “Rover Fest” weekend in August 2017. Rover Fest will be the combined National Rallies of all of the Rover Clubs stated above for 2017.

This unique event will be run over 3 days (Friday 11th – Sunday 13th August 2017) and will be based around Wroxall Abbey Warwickshire located in the Heart of England within close proximity to the original Rover manufacturing plants of Coventry and Solihull and of course well known tourist attractions of Warwick, Stratford upon Avon and Leamington Spa. There will be organised events throughout the weekend with visits to local attractions culminating in an all Rover Rally on the Sunday 13th in the grounds of Wroxall Abbey, which is expected to be the largest get together of Rover produced vehicles, including bicycles, ever held in the United Kingdom.

We particularly want to see as many of our members from the United Kingdom but also mainland Europe and the rest of the world in attendance in their Rover vehicles where possible.
More details will be issued shortly indicating booking contacts accommodation etc. Please put this date in your diaries and keep an eye open for further details in your Rover Club Magazine and on the Websites.
Philip Copperwheat
JRC Co-ordinator

Roverfest web site is www.roverfest.uk

“The FBHVC are conducting the National Historic Vehicle Survey during
April 2016. This survey will be the largest and most detailed survey of
historic vehicle owning that the Federation has ever conducted and the
results will help shape the future of the industry. ”
survey is HERE


Weston Park was challenged by storm Katie this year and came second, we survived Easter Sunday but the show was cancelled on Monday because of snow and strong winds.clubstand

Sunday’s highlight was that Angie Gray’s P6 won one of the new awards as ‘best classic car on a club website‘  angie_prize


So it was definitely worth braving the elements.




April  Freewheel now out to members.

Members of the RSR receive the club magazine Freewheel every two months and also are eligible for a number of benefits plus access to specialist help and an increasing range of club regalia.

There are monthly local meetings as well as a dedicated online forum and facebook pages for discussion and debate.


The RSR represents all models and variants of the Rover Marque and is proud to be the oldest and one of the largest Rover clubs.The club welcomes enthusiasts and owners of all Rovers, from Bicycles through to the last Rover 75s. In terms of benefits we offer : –

  • Coverage of all Rover models, old and new
  • Comprehensive Spares coverage for early cars, access to specialists for later cars
  • Technical expertise for all models
  • National Network of Regional Meetings
  • Extensive Programme of Rallies and Events
  • Access to Library plus Technical Publications
  • Insurance Scheme
  • Haynes Manual scheme
  • On line forum at http://www.rover-forum.thersr.co.uk
  • A First class· Bi-Monthly magazine – FREEWHEEL, plus additional publications
  • Workshop manuals and parts lists for early cars
  • Club badges and regalia

RSR members are just as welcome to visit and use the site. As you may expect, they have access to additional facilities. Why not join us and get all the benefits of membership. You can join online now, here!




RSR members renewing their subscription can now choose a

Direct Debit option see Direct Debits under the Members tab.

pc_july_2015_frontJuly 2015 Practical Classics Magazine  nominated the RSR as the club of the month.

club_month_pc_july2015Elsewhere in the July issue is a report on the restoration show showing the RSR stand where Mark Gray was changing the gearbox on a P6 next to the Practical Classics P6 which was also on our stand.

pc_july_2015_restoshowThe story of this P6 and it’s engine swap at Beaulieu, again helped by Mark is also in the magazine.  In fact the July edition of Practical Classics has a strong Rover feel about it.



The Rover Sports Register is the only car club for people who enjoy Rover vehicles of all types and ages. Join us and find similar minded people as well as access to our own series of workshop manuals, regular magazines and a vast resource of support.

If you are using a Rover or restoring one or just thinking about buying one then the RSR is for you.

Since 1953 the RSR has been helping Rover enthusiasts for more information about us follow the ‘About‘ tag.

If you would like to join us then go here.

p5Photos from the 2015 National, now online HERE


In Polish (Rower) and Belarusian (Rovar, Poþap) the word for bicycle is derived from the name of the company.

For more video look at the Videos link underneath the About tag


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