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As previously stated we, the organising committee of Roverfest 2020, which includes the RSR, have been reviewing the viability of the event especially in the light of the recent Government guidance regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19). After recent negotiations with Sywell Aerodrome, we have reached an agreement to Postpone Roverfest 2020 until 2021. Sywell have also agreed that we can have the same weekend and also any hotel bookings made with them at their Aviator Hotel will be honoured for that weekend at no extra cost.
The decision has therefore been made to postpone Roverfest 2020 for one year and to honour all existing entries and Sywell Aviator Hotel bookings.
Roverfest 2020 will now become Roverfest 2021, to be held on 6th, 7th & 8th August 2021. All existing Roverfest bookings will automatically be transferred to the rescheduled event unless this is not required, in which case a full refund will be made available using the same method as the original payment. It should be noted that while existing entries will be honoured new entries are not guaranteed to be at the original price.
This decision was not easy to take but when we were informed that the Practical Classics Restoration Show was to be rescheduled from March to the same weekend as the original Roverfest, this August, we felt in order to make Roverfest the best event we had to postpone. We hope that if you have made arrangements around the original date they too can be put forward 1 year.
Wishing you continued good health,
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. NEW RSR Workshop Manuals now available
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
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As I write this, we have just been informed that the Classic Motor show, due to be held at the NEC from 13-15th November has been cancelled for this year. It is both disappointing given the effort put in to organising both the show and club stands, and a relief given the possible spread of the coronavirus in a confined space. This year there were Rover anniversaries to celebrate, and cars were booked for our display showcasing 70 years of the Marauder, 50 years of the Range Rover. Incidentally also 30 Years of the Rover Metro (and 40 of its Austin sibling). The show would have co-incided with the 80th anniversary of the air raid on Coventry that caused hundreds of deaths and destroyed or damaged dwellings and factories including the Rover “New Meteor Works” at Helen Street. On a happier note, I know of some cars for sale including a 1932 10 Special (near Coventry)in excellent condition plus spares and a 1947 14 Saloon in decent condition with the optional Bedford Cord upholstery, again plus spares (in Surrey) and a 1949 P3 75 Sports Saloon apparently requiring restoration/ repairs to its boot area (in Kent) and finally a concours Series 11A Land Rover near Birmingham. Please let me know if you are interested. We are still trying to resurrect more local meetings within the government guidelines. The weekly on-line meeting that I connect to has attracted visitors from the USA and Australia. This uses Jitsi meet (meet.jit.si) and the meeting name is Roversport. Why not join us (Tuesday from 19:30 UK time) or let us know if you have an online meeting to publicise Mike Maher, Chairman Sept 2020
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