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Stody Lodge Gardens Classic Vehicle Day 30th May 2021

Just for a change the weather on the Spring Bank Holiday weekend was glorious, the perfect weather to enjoy taking your Classic Car to a show.

After almost 15 months with no shows to look forward to, it was a delight to join fellow Club members and other Classic Car enthusiasts at the Stody Lodge Gardens Classic Vehicle Day at Melton Constable, near Holt.

The Stody Estate garden has light sandy acid soil and is particularly suitable for growing rhododendrons. During May the gardens are open and have a spectacular display of over 200 varieties lining the walks and pathways. Leaving the main garden behind is the Azalea Water Garden, which has over 2000 azaleas and is believed to be the largest planting in the UK.

All in all a perfect setting for a Classic Car display, where this year at least 250 cars were parked up in the sunshine. It was good to see fellow enthusiasts out enjoying the day.

Certainly a good start to the 2021 show season with the prospect of similar events to follow.

Janet Cane, Secretary, N&NROC

 

 

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BRESSINGHAM – NOTES FROM THE CHAIR…June 2021

Dear Rover Friends….. Finally, I have lots of positive news for you all.

We at the NNROC are proud to announce details of our Annual Club Rally at Bressingham Gardens and Steam Museum on  Sunday 5th September 2021.

Covid Guidelines from gov.uk will apply if necessary, but our entry form is on our events calendar for you to download if you wish to join us.

We have limited entries to just 85 this year and we have very limited places left. Entry Deadline is 31st July.

As you can appreciate this last year and a half has been exceptionally difficult to advertise events, as there have been none, or lots of cancellations to announce, we aim to help all our Club Members and all Rover owners  if possible and apologise for any upset this time lapse has caused. But Covid has been extremely difficult to navigate and hopefully, god willing we are in the other side now.

MORE GOOD NEWS  –   If all is stable after 21st June and we can hold an actual Meeting at Mangreen. We are aiming for Tuesday 27th July at 7pm.  Please contact us via phone or email if you would like to join us and put the date down in your diaries.

Stay Safe All – Hope to see you all soon.

Keep The Rover Name Alive.

Marie-Anne Read  –  Chairman NNROC

 

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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.