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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

P1130125

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

 

 

Club banner

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

 

Club cars at Bressingham

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