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April Freewheel now out to members.





 RSR National Rally 2014  Ickworth House




The RSR received the Classic and Sports Car Award for Best Club Event 2013 at the awards ceremony at the NEC Motor Show 2013.

This was for the RSR Jubilee Rally and P6 Club Anniversary Joint Rally

Of course, we have actually managed to get the award twice now, previously for our 50th  anniversary!



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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.

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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

  1. #1 by Graham on April 17, 2014 - 8:18 am

    Hi All,
    I have just placed the horn and dipped headlight switch column in to my Rover 12 (1947) when I placed oil in the reservoir it leaked out where the wires appear, I noticed a conical rubber stopper behind the base plate (may need replacing) but is there another rubber insert that goes in the end of the base plate section that needs to be tightened? Not sure if I’ve explained myself well enough, so if you need anything more please let me know.

  2. #2 by Adrian Mitchell on March 17, 2014 - 10:03 am

    Last Friday, the Heritage Motor Centre started up the Rover-BRM and gave it a run around their car park. There’s a short video at their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/HeritageMotorCentre
    Sounds good!

  3. #3 by Michael Harwood on February 26, 2014 - 12:04 am

    I believe a 1936 Rover14 sports saloon( JB6652 ) I owned 50 years ago still exists , I would like to trace the current owner ,can anyone help me please

  4. #4 by Peter Vinnicombe on February 24, 2014 - 9:18 am

    I now have a number of genuine Rover books which I now wish to dispose of, P3 parts book TP/110 Dec 49, P4 parts book Mar 54, which are in excellent clean condition and also a boxed P4 Workshop manual part Feb 65, which is in new condition. These all belonged to my family. Can send pics if req’d

  5. #5 by John Edwards on November 29, 2013 - 2:03 am

    Hi, I wonder if someone can help me. I have a NOS electric aerial, made by Merlin Aerial Limited, which has embossed on the body of the unit…ROVER-DRC3018 NA610NDF(R). Can anyone can tell me if this a Rover part, and importantly what date it is, and for which model ?Thank you for any information, which would be much appreciated .

    • #6 by Mike Maher on December 5, 2013 - 11:59 am

      By reference to the Rimmer Brothers site, DRC3018 is an “Aerial – Electric, wing mounted Rover SD1 to VIN3222216″ – This indicates that it was used on Cowley built cars post 1982.

      Hope this helps

      Mike Maher

    • #7 by Peter Vinnicombe on February 24, 2014 - 9:21 am

      Please emailme or phone 07963 003426

  6. #8 by jeff lee on November 26, 2013 - 10:30 am

    Hello Roverites, dose anyone know of detailed information about our Viking badges and mascots and there designers and makers.
    thanks Jeff Lee

    • #9 by Paul Hart on January 13, 2014 - 8:46 pm

      HI Jeff – Oddly the Viking head chrome design on the car badge looks like 3D embossing of a 1920′s Rover advertising Viking head image I adapted for the Freewheel masthead some years ago. I had to tidy up and square off the hat feather and beard it looks like this is what has been reproduced.

  7. #10 by Adrian Mitchell on November 10, 2013 - 7:26 pm

    Rover 8 for sale! In Classic Car Weekly this week, there is a 1921 Rover 8 advertised. The colour appears to be rust brown and the picture shows a 2-seat tourer with the LH front wing missing. The ad wording is as follows:
    “Rare car needing complete restoration. Described as rthe missing link betwewen the cycle car and the lightcar. Flat twin aircooled engine. Car generally complete. V5 document with original number. 01566 782218 Cornwall”

  8. #11 by Richard Wood on October 28, 2013 - 7:53 pm

    My father owned a 1936 Rover 14 sports saloon on which I learnt to drive.
    It was the model with the spare wheel still mounted on the outside of the boot but now enclosed with a cover. The registation number was BRK 73, is it still around?
    Lovely car.

    • #12 by Mike Maher on December 5, 2013 - 11:50 am

      Hello Richard, I’m afraid neither the RSR nor DVLA have any trace of the car, that said it could be in store somewher as there is nothing to suggest that the number has been transferred.


      Mike Maher, Chairman

  9. #13 by John Sewell on September 20, 2013 - 5:12 pm

    I did register in order to ask a question but in spite of getting an acknowledgement email I still can’t log in to you forum. My question is simply whether you maintain a log of registration numbers. My father had a Rover 14 Sports Saloon reg no WG 6879 from about 1952 to 1957. I can across some photos recently and had forgotten what a handsome-looking car it was (not that I thought so at the time). I just wondered if it’s still around.

    • #14 by Mike Maher on October 3, 2013 - 5:34 pm

      John, Sorry for delay. I have just checked and unfortunately we have no records pertaining to WG 6879. I also checked the the available DVLA data and there is no record of the car.

      Sorry we can’t be of more help

      Mike Maher

  10. #15 by D.H. Buchanan on July 16, 2013 - 10:30 pm

    With reference to earlier correspondence concerning the failed auction of a 14/6 Speed Pilot at Edmonds’ in early March, it seems that one has finally made its s money and may go on to greater things yet. A 1933 Carbodies example, reg. BPB 54, sold at Bonham’s RAF Hendon sale on April 29th. for a total of £25.5K. Condition was described by The Automobile- a publication not given to exaggeration- as “excellent”. The car is now on offer by Classic and Sportscar Consultants Ltd. & Nicky Paul-Barron for 50 quid short of £35K.

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