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NNROC September Meeting

Our Next Monthly Club Meeting will be held on Tuesday 28th September at 7pm, at Mangreen Country House, Mangreen, Swardeston, NR14 8DD.

Please bring a Mask, a drink and a pen.

Look forward to seeing you.

Marie-Anne Read – Chairman

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Bressingham 2021 – Finally !!

Well, on Sunday 5th September 2021, the NNROC finally held their, long awaited 43rd Annual Rover Rally at Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens.

The day started with mist and then the sun came out to make a glorious day for Keeping the Rover Name Alive. It had been 2 years since we had all meet up, due to Covid…and Boris. (enough said).

The queue at the gate was too early for our little over subscribed show. We are however, so lucky to have so much interest, and will welcome entries for next year after the New Year 2022, keep an eye on our website for news.

We were joined by our Sponsor Jason from J Moore Classic Cars Ltd, Stowmarket.  Who is in the process of building a Rover P4 Woody….Wow, what a project and drawing lots of interest, Jason and Leanne spent all day chatting to interested Club Members and the public about the car. They also judged the Best Club Car award.

After the gates shut at 12 o’clock, people started to mingle and chat, some still, even after Covid lockdown holidays, cleaned and tweaked their cars…..

Then, the day was spent by everyone self judging the cars, this was not easy, the standard was so very high that so many people just simply couldn’t choose.

So the trophies were made by my husband Glen and son Sam.

The hard choices were made and the winners were presented with their trophies by our sponsor Mark Grey at MGBD Parts Ltd, Wolverhampton. Mark and his wife Angie selected the Car of the Show.

So the Winners were……..

Pre  P4 ………    P.Wilkinson        1947     P2 Tourer

P4         ………..  M. Arter    1959    P4 100

P5         ……….   J.Wallett    1969     P5B Coupe

P6         ……….   S. Smith      1970 P6 3500

SD1       ……….   S. Mulcahy    1986   SD1 Vitesse

Modern Rover  ……….  T.Morley     1989 Metro GS

Non Rover         ……….  P.Baker    1953  Alvis TA 21

Phillips Challenge Cup  ((Best Club Car)  S. Munford 1972  P5B Coupe

John Ringwood Trophy (longest serving member)  I. Newton

Jubilee Shield  ……….  G.Phillips  1962  P4 100

Car of The Show  ………  P. Wilkinson  !947  P2 Tourer

Thankyou so much to  Hagerty Insurance for sponsoring the event publicity, to each and every one of our entrants who came to show their cars, to all the Club Staff and to Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens for a fantastic venue to hold our Club Rally.

Here are some photos of the day…….

       

     

     

                                                    

Thank you so much to everyone for making a great Rover Day.

Marie-Anne Read – Chairman   NNROC -see you all again in 2022 !

See a video of the day courtesy of Club member Bryan Davidson.

 

 

 

 

 

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August Club meeting

Hello Members,

Just a quick reminder that our next Club Meeting at Mangreen Country House, Mangreen, Swardeston, NR14 8DD will be at 7pm on Tuesday 31st August.

Please bring a mask, if you feel more comfortable, a pen and a drink.

Hope to see lots of you there

Club stand at Mundesley Car Show

Mundesley Car & Bike Show 25th July 2021

With the first planned show being cancelled, along with most other events in 2020, the rescheduled event took place on Sunday 25th July.

As appears to be the case these days, the weather forecast was completely inaccurate. With no sign of the predicted thunderstorms and heavy rain, whilst it was a bit misty first thing in the morning, it was warm and sunny.

We took our P6 3500S and met up with Mark Watson in his P6 2000Tc and enjoyed a very pleasant drive along the coast road from Cromer to Mundesley, arriving at Gold Park about 8.30am. What a lovely touch to be greeted by the organiser by name and shown to a spot allocated for our club. Other club members arrived during the morning, Stuart Littleton, in his MGZT 260, Mervyn and Linda Hardingham in their Rover Maestro and Singer Vogue and it was good to see new club member Ron Bowers in his P4.

 

There were over 100 cars and bikes on display ranging from an early Ford V8 Pilot, a lovely VW Karmann Ghia to a very noisy Ford Mustang. There were a few craft stalls, a beer tent and sponsors Swash Nosh selling very good bacon rolls in the morning and burgers etc during the day. The show attracted many local visitors and it was good to see the interest in our club cars.

 

 

We enjoyed a walk along the beach, the amusement arcade and of course an ice cream. All in all, a very good day and certainly one to look out for again next year. All money raised went to local charities.

Peter and Janet Cane

 

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July 2021 Club Meeting

Hello Members

I am pleased to be able to let you know the current Covid Guidelines are allowing us to have a Club Meeting at Mangreen Country House, Mangreen, Swardeston, NR14 8DD at 7pm on Tuesday 27th July.

Please bring a mask, if you feel more comfortable, a pen and a drink.

Hope to see lots of you there

Best wishes

Marie-Anne Read – Chairman NNROC

Hempstead Gardens 27th June 2021

On Sunday 27th June 2021 our Club attended an Open Garden event at Hempstead, near Holt.

The weather was cloudy, but it was a chance to catch up and chat with members that we had not seen for over a year. There was plenty of variety to see, not just the gardens, but a lovely selection of Classic cars as well.

      

Our Club stand was made up of 3 P4s, a P5, 3P6’s, a modern 75 Estate and an MG ZT. Another Club member also attended in their Ford Consul to  enjoy the day.

       

       

There were 9 Gardens open in the Village and everyone of them was different, from Cottage gardens, to Sculptures in a landscape to a Wildlife Conservation Wilderness. Blessed with a dry day our Members took the day wandering around the gardens and enjoying Tea/Coffee, Cream Teas and Cake at the Village Hall.

       

       

       

     

Marie-Anne Read – Chairman – NNROC