Entries for Bressingham 2021 are now Closed.
Please do not turn up unless you have pre-booked and have a pass as you will be directed to the Car Park.
The Norfolk and Norwich Rover Owners Club
With the first planned show being cancelled, along with most other events in 2020, the rescheduled event took place on Sunday 25th July.
As appears to be the case these days, the weather forecast was completely inaccurate. With no sign of the predicted thunderstorms and heavy rain, whilst it was a bit misty first thing in the morning, it was warm and sunny.
We took our P6 3500S and met up with Mark Watson in his P6 2000Tc and enjoyed a very pleasant drive along the coast road from Cromer to Mundesley, arriving at Gold Park about 8.30am. What a lovely touch to be greeted by the organiser by name and shown to a spot allocated for our club. Other club members arrived during the morning, Stuart Littleton, in his MGZT 260, Mervyn and Linda Hardingham in their Rover Maestro and Singer Vogue and it was good to see new club member Ron Bowers in his P4.
There were over 100 cars and bikes on display ranging from an early Ford V8 Pilot, a lovely VW Karmann Ghia to a very noisy Ford Mustang. There were a few craft stalls, a beer tent and sponsors Swash Nosh selling very good bacon rolls in the morning and burgers etc during the day. The show attracted many local visitors and it was good to see the interest in our club cars.
We enjoyed a walk along the beach, the amusement arcade and of course an ice cream. All in all, a very good day and certainly one to look out for again next year. All money raised went to local charities.
Peter and Janet Cane
I am pleased to be able to let you know the current Covid Guidelines are allowing us to have a Club Meeting at Mangreen Country House, Mangreen, Swardeston, NR14 8DD at 7pm on Tuesday 27th July.
Please bring a mask, if you feel more comfortable, a pen and a drink.
Hope to see lots of you there
Marie-Anne Read – Chairman NNROC
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
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
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