Members of the Norfolk and Norwich Rover Owners Club were invited to join the Norwich Classic Vehicle Club to provide a display stand at the Royal Norfolk Show on the 26th/27th June.
The Royal Norfolk Show has been a tradition for many years. It celebrates a blend of Agriculture, Horticulture, all aspects of our County’s diverse countryside community and also it’s many industries since 1954. The Show includes everything from the traditional Livestock/Animal Judging, Equine Competitions, Farming Machinery to Gardening Tools, Science and Technology Research, Local Food and Wine Producers, Displays of Sheep Shearing to Gun Dog Training, Wildlife Preservation to Animal Rescue, Arts and Craft Producers the list is endless.
This Year it also included 17 cars on our Award Winning Stand of Classic Cars, showing the range of British Motoring from 1935 – 2000.
P2 Rover 10 Humber 1650
P4 Rover 100 Sunbeam 90 Mk3
Rover P5B Mini Clubman Estate
Rover P6 2000 Vauxhall Viva SL
Rover SD1 Ford Capri 3Lt Mk2 Ghia
Rover 213 S Lotus Cortina
Rover 75 Triumph Herald 1200
Rover 825 Sterling V6 Coupe Saab 99 EMS
Vauxhall Astra Mk2
Vic Built Timmy Trike 2000 (made from an MR2 Base )
Our Stand attracted significant interest from the public who attended the show, many of which stopped to share family memories of cars they remember from their younger days, or ask questions about cars on our display.
The Royal Norfolk Show Association Judges who witnessed the public’s interest in our stand awarded our team The Tibbenham Challenge Trophy, which is ‘Presented to the stand of any classification showing the Greatest Initiative and Originality’ and was presented by Lord Chumley.
To say that our we were happy was an understatement. It was the Cherry on the Top of a very unique experience for both our clubs and a well deserved award for our stand’s organiser Gary Reeves from the Norwich Classic Vehicle Club.