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MERRY CHRISTMAS 2021

Dear Members

Just a short note from me, wishing you all a very Safe Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year in 2022.

We hope things are better next Year, but should things get difficult to meet up again, we will keep in touch with all of you as we did last year. If we are all safe and are able to, our first Club Meeting at Mangreen should be March 2022.

Sincere Wishes

Marie-Anne Read NNROC Chairman

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Tinsel Talk From Your Chairman !!

Well, Dear Members…. Sun 12th Dec………..

It is finally the end of 2021 and although many will think that it’s a good job ?!! , I have at this time,  a sincere need to Wish all of the members of the Norfolk and Norwich Rover Owners Club a Very Merry Christmas and a Safe Covid free, Peaceful New Year in 2022…….. Stay Safe Guys xxx

My grateful thanks as always go to my Committee, who have again kept my sanity in check this year and always keeping me in the loop………. Janet & Pete, I couldn’t do what I do without you guys xx……..

To Paul our Newsletter Editor, Top Job ‘Keeping the Rover Name Alive’ , newsletter has room to grow and it could be we can go to 4  editions next year…… don’t give up on it yet,… Please xx

To Grant, Adrian, and Dave Thanks for your work behind the scenes and your advise, it is always welcome, relevant and so helpful………Special thanks also to Club Vice President Terry who’s support is a virtual hug on a dark day xxx

Today was our Club Christmas Meal, Bless you all who took the time to attend, most who attended where the Backbone of the Club………… What a great afternoon to spend in absolute superb company……….Thanks Guys and Gals………. The Meal was great, service fabulously friendly and a great way to end another topsy turvey year.

So,  At the moment the plan is to meet at Mangreen in March 2022……..Dear Members, IF,… the worst should happen and the Omicron Covid Varient gets a gather on, As a Club Chairman I shall be going back to Monthly Bulletins to replace Monthly Club Meetings……..It would  be lovely to get Q n A’s from members, just so I’m not talking to myself for the next few months………..

Until We Can meet again dear friends, Don’t know where, Don’t know when, But I Know we meet again some Sunny Day xxxxxx (God Bless Vera Lynne !!!!! )

With uncertain times coming, Please keep an eye on our club website. our members only section and our facebook page for relevant information from me and the Club.

*** A reminder from Janet and Pete Cane****

……CLUB MEMBERSHIPS ARE NOW DUE…….

contact us for payment details and any other queries via email  ………….   nandnroc@gmail.com

Bless you all and Please Stay Safe

Marie-Anne Read  – Chairman NNROC

 

Club Chair

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.