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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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  1. #1 by David McConnachie on August 15, 2014 - 8:34 pm

    Does anyone have any info on my 16hp engine? I purchased it, nearly 30 years ago, from Mike C. I am not sure of the exact details but I believe it was given by the Rover Co. to Litchfield Tech Colledge for students to practice on. When no longer required Mike purchased a number of these units of which mine is one.
    Recently I was chasing a missfire and fearing the worst I ran a compression test hoping the result would be around 95 psi. for a 6.5 compression ratio
    To my surprise the readings came out at a consistant (thankfully) 125 psi. equating to an 8.5 ratio.
    There is a plate on the side of the block stating that it is a factory rebuilt unit quoting part number 245557, nothing resembling that in the book, and serial number L00559020.
    Anyone got any ideas? Or has it just been skimmed (a lot)?

    • #2 by Mike Evans on August 19, 2014 - 10:17 am

      245557 is a recondititioned 1946 16hp, the 55th one done at Seagrave Road (London); is standard bore, with -0.020″ crank jounals.
      I’ve not done the maths, but comp ratio is (swept volume + compression volume) divided by compression volume. (It’s easy to forget to include the swept volume).
      Or has a a 14hp head been fitted? My reconditioned engine (245565, a 1947 16hp) has ’16’ cast into the top of the head casting which I’d not seen on other heads.

  2. #3 by dh buchanan on August 4, 2014 - 12:27 am

    Further to Adrian Mitchell’s helpful posting on June 27th. of Brightwell’s of Leominster offering for sale at auction on July 16th.both Howard Eames’ 1935 12 Tourer and Tony Atkins’ 1939 14 H.P. Rover Tickford D.H.C., the former achieved £25K hammer price and the latter £35K, both exclusive of buyers’ premium, currently running at up to 15% ! If I had the garage space, I’d have bid more than that for the superb Eames tourer. It’s so original and a poignant reminder of the origins of the RSR.

  3. #4 by Dave Whitehouse on July 18, 2014 - 10:59 pm

    could you please give me some more info on your car
    regards Dave

    • #5 by dobson on July 21, 2014 - 9:40 am

      thanks for your reply dave ,but all sorted brian

  4. #6 by dobson on July 17, 2014 - 9:44 pm

    can anybody help? looking for a near-side shock absorber (or pair /parts),for a 1938 rover p12 sportsman can e/mail brian.dobson3@ntlworld.com brian.

    dobson :
    looking for a pair of front suspension arms for my 1938 rover p12 sportsman saloon.

    dobson :
    looking for a pair of front suspension arms for my 1938 rover p12 sportsman saloon.

  5. #7 by dobson on July 16, 2014 - 8:23 pm

    looking for a pair of front suspension arms for my 1938 rover p12 sportsman saloon.

  6. #8 by Adrian Mitchell on July 15, 2014 - 4:41 pm

    Martin, the car still existed at least up to last year. You can call me on 07759 576 662 for more info

    regards, Adrian Mitchell, RSR President

    • #9 by martin goodchild on July 23, 2014 - 7:25 pm

      hi adrian sorry for delayed reply yes would love more imfo on the vehiclei asked about on here trying to retrace it had email from mike maher giving details of a classic car site it may have been on last year have you got any pics of it in its last known condition etc thanks martin

  7. #10 by Adrian Mitchell on July 15, 2014 - 4:34 pm

    Don’t forget the RSR Spares Store open day next Saturday, July 19. Come and see what treasures lurk! Details, map etc are in June Freewheel, page 19.

  8. #11 by Adrian Mitchell on June 27, 2014 - 3:53 pm

    Brightwells auction at Leominster, July 16th includes the ex-Howard Emes and more recently ex-Wayne Blackburn 1935 12 tourer, as well as Tony Atkins’ 1939 16 Tickford. See

  9. #12 by David Steadman on June 24, 2014 - 4:18 pm

    My friend died recently and had a 1940 Rover 10 (2 door) in his garage for at least the last 35 years. It will obviously require some work to get it going again, a good restoration project? Is there a collector or enthusiast out there who might be willing to take it on.

    • #13 by Dave Whitehouse on July 18, 2014 - 10:58 pm

      can you please give me some more info on this car

      • #14 by David Steadman on July 24, 2014 - 3:12 pm

        The car has a recorded mileage of 27,487 and been garaged and off road for at least 35 years. Its been given a present day value of around £6,000

  10. #15 by martin goodchild on May 7, 2014 - 12:45 am

    can any one help my late father owned a 1931 rover 10 sports coupe reg number pj 364 from 1934 i sold it in 1995 as i was moving it became mine in the early 1990s i believe the reg number was sold and it was re reg usl 849 engine number was64375 chassis number was68464 i recently found it listed on an auction website from june 2001 it was unsold just wandered if any one had any knowledge of it and if it still exists even great car would love to retrace it

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