Club cars at Bressingham

Bressingham 2020 Cancellation

 

BRESSINGHAM 2020

It is with Sincere Sadness that I have to inform all Club Members and Entrants, That The Norfolk and Norwich Rover Owners Club has had to Cancel Our Rally at Bressingham Steam Museum on Sunday 20th September.

Purely due to the New Government Guidelines that come into force on Monday 14th September, unfortunately it is due to Public Safety that we have made our devastating decision.

All Club Members and Rally entrants have been sent emails – Please check your Inbox.

If you are a Postal Member/Rally Entrant, you will receive a phone call from the club.

Please stay safe and take care

Marie-Anne read – Chairman NNROC

 

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Classics at Glemham Sun 6th Sept 2020

Classics at Glemham – Sun 6th Sept

 

A damp, but sunny early morning met us all as our Club Members drove their Classics to Glemham for our 2nd Club Stand at a Rally this season.

A big field in front of Glemham Hall, near Woodbridge was our location. This was soon filled with a sea of socially distanced parked Vintage and Modern Classic Cars of every make and model you could imagine, along with a gorgeous selection of high performance cars of interest, including Porsche, Lotus.

Glemham as a show, only now in it’s second year. Embraced and carried out Covid Government Guidelines brilliantly. It proves that with a good layout and thoughtful organisation, a Rally can indeed be done even in these current circumstances.

Not even having time too dust off our new Club Gazebo from Stonham Barns, we set up our stand in a line of variety. We had a very smart, but small group of 4 cars. A Modern 75 Estate, An MG ZT 260 V8, An MG ZT 1800 Turbo and 2 P5B Coupes.

       

Our Gazebo was so easy too see from a distance, all our Club Members who visited the show found us very easily and called by for a chat. It was fantastic to see so many of them, some of which we had not seen since last year.

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STONHAM BARNS 16th August 2020

After a near full year of uncertain times…….. 13 brave intrepid Rover club members set out to Stonham Barns.

This was the very first large scale Rally the Club has attended since 2019. Set up began early and our new Gazebo proved very easy to assemble !!

Our Stand had 1 Jaguar (C/O Mr P Cane…..who’s P6 had misbehaved too much to bring ), A P5B, A P4, A Modern 75 Saloon, A Modern 75 Estate, A 216 Cabriolet and an MG ZT.

Cloudy, but dry weather saw over 700 cars arrive and a green field became a sea shiny paint and chrome. It was a wonderful sight for everyone after so long. Social Distancing was very respectful and there were lots of smiling faces.

With so many lovely Classics to see our members all took turns wandering as the temperatures rose higher and returning to our stand and our new gazebo for shelter and a sit down.

Well Done to Stonham Barns for being Brave in the Current Climate to host the Rally and thanks to the members who had faith enough to spend a fabulous day out with us.

         

 

 

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Club Meeting News – August 2020

Dear Members

It has been a bit of a strange thing to navigate The Club through 2020 so far.

As you will all know, I have been doing my very best as Chairman to keep you all up to date with all progress, as and when I have been able to.

Our First meeting at Mangreen went very well and subject to any new Government Guideline Changes, I can announce Our next meeting will be at Mangreen, On Tuesday 25th August 7.30pm.

Track and Trace/Temperature Details will be needed from all who attend. If you would like to join us please contact us by 20th August

via email  nandnroc@gmail.com   OR Phone 01508 470575 / 01953 607034.

We hope to see you soon

Please Stay Safe

Marie-Anne Read – Chairman

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Club Meeting News

Sad news folkes, due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, but for everyone’s safety,  Our Club Meetings for April and May have now been cancelled.

It is the Committee’s hope that our next meeting will now be held on Tuesday 30th June, 7.30 at Mangreen.

We will post any alterations here, so keep watching.

In the meantime from Your Committee and myself Stay Safe, Take Care and Stay in touch ……….We’ll meet again ……

Marie-Anne – Chairman NNROC

 

Club stand at the NEC Restoration Show March 2019.

CLUB NEC TRIP 22nd – 24th March 2019

On the 21st March, a team of 12 Enthusiastic Club Members set out to journey to the NEC in Birmingham to display 5 ‘Rare and Unusual Rovers’ for the Club at the Practical Classic Restoration Show with Discovery 2019.

This is now the club’s 4th invite to display at the show.  Our largest stand yet, at 10.5m x 11m was to display the stunning cars generously volunteered to fill the space. The display included ….. a 1957 Rover 90 P4 Utility Vehicle, 1964 Rover 3lt P5 Hearse, 1967 Rover P6 Open Top, 1978 Rover 2200TC P6 under full restoration and a 1996 Rover 825 Limited Edition Sterling V6 Coupe.

The team arranged the vehicles, our new club notice boards crammed with information, a table with club advertising leaflets, along with our club flags and banners and prepared for a busy 3 days.

The public interest did not disappoint, with some of the 28,800 visitors stopping to admire all the cars on our stand, ask questions and get more information about our Rare Rovers. Being only one of 170 National Car Clubs present at the show.  In the true Restoration Show spirit, 3 of our members took time to complete some light maintenance tasks while at the show.

The P4 owner is currently restoring the interior and removed his passenger seat to apply several coats of leather balm to make the seat supple and prevent the leather cracking.  Our P5 Hearse owner has brought a box of items to fit to his car, and over the 3 days raised the hearse up onto axle stands and fitted 2 front brake calliper’s and shock absorbers to the car. Our 1978 P6 owner raised his car onto axle stands to fully refurbish the hub and brakes, on dismantling the brakes, he realised that he needed some new parts, so with over 350 exhibitors at the show he went shopping, although he came back with the bits he wanted, he also came back with other items that he hadn’t realised he needed!

Our stand had visits from some lovely people, some kindly signed our visitors book, along with several Club members too, who braved the long journey to the NEC to support the Club. We provided a Members Enclosure with seating and enjoyed a chat.

The Committee would like to Thank the Team and the Rare Rover Owners who displayed their Cars. Plans are in motion for 2020, so if you are a member and you are interested, Please contact us.