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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.