Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club

Club Committee

Committee members are elected from the clubs membership annually at the AGM and are unpaid volunteers who are passionate about their vehicles. If you have a query, suggestion or something to contribute then please contact the relevant committee member.
To email a committee member please use the Contact Us option on the menu above or click on the name below.
Committee members are elected from the clubs membership annually at the AGM and are unpaid volunteers who are passionate about their vehicles. If you have a query, suggestion or something to contribute then please contact the relevant committee member.
To email a committee member please use the Contact Us option on the menu above or click on the name below.

Chairperson - John Batchelor

John was heavily involved in the design and development of the R8 Rover 200/400 as he was a member of the Rover team on several of the derivatives from 1986 to 1992. He then led the R3 Chassis Team. His specialities are steering, suspension and braking systems.

He has owned 5 R8s, having also driven several of them as company lease cars, and currently owns a rare R3 200Vi.

He is currently exploring improvements to the parts supply for our club cars.


Chairperson - John Batchelor

John was heavily involved in the design and development of the R8 Rover 200/400 as he was a member of the Rover team on several of the derivatives from 1986 to 1992. He then led the R3 Chassis Team. His specialities are steering, suspension and braking systems.

He has owned 5 R8s, having also driven several of them as company lease cars, and currently owns a rare R3 200Vi.

He is currently exploring improvements to the parts supply for our club cars.


Secretary - Duncan Billingham

Owner of 4 R8 Rovers since 1993 and has still got them all.

Club member since 2014 when he discovered that the 216 GSi he had just acquired was the oldest know surviving R8 216.

Keen and reasonably competent amateur mechanic but rubbish at keeping them shiny.

Best known for baking cakes to bring to the shows.


Secretary - Duncan Billingham

Owner of 4 R8 Rovers since 1993 and has still got them all.

Club member since 2014 when he discovered that the 216 GSi he had just acquired was the oldest know surviving R8 216.

Keen and reasonably competent amateur mechanic but rubbish at keeping them shiny.

Best known for baking cakes to bring to the shows.


Treasurer - Jonathan Living

Jonathan is a software and hardware design engineer by trade.

He purchased his Rover 216GSi from Summit Garage in Dudley in 1995 having realised just how good the R8 model range was. He kept the car, and it has now been fully restored to look even better than it did in 1995. It has been recently joined by a Phase 2 R8 216SLi.

He has been a fully participating club member since 2013 and as well as his duties as treasurer he has written articles for the Club\'s Viking magazine, prepared content for the website and gathered together technical material for the complete range of cars.


Treasurer - Jonathan Living

Jonathan is a software and hardware design engineer by trade.

He purchased his Rover 216GSi from Summit Garage in Dudley in 1995 having realised just how good the R8 model range was. He kept the car, and it has now been fully restored to look even better than it did in 1995. It has been recently joined by a Phase 2 R8 216SLi.

He has been a fully participating club member since 2013 and as well as his duties as treasurer he has written articles for the Club\'s Viking magazine, prepared content for the website and gathered together technical material for the complete range of cars.


Membership - Jeremy Howson

Jeremy has been a life long fan of all things BL. Having been brought up in a family that only ever owned BMC-BL cars, he has continued that tradition, having only ever owned cars built at Cowley, Longbridge, or Solihull. He is not just a fan of the cars as he learnt to drive on Leyland tractors and has driven Leyland coaches. He currently owns two club cars, both R8 214 models including the first car off the production line in 1989.

His wife currently runs one of the last 25 models built, a 2.0TD GSi that she has owned from new. This is the third R3 Diesel she has owned.

Jeremy has a great memory for Rover models, specifications and trims and back in the 1990s represented his local Rover dealership at Rover product knowledge quizzes, getting through to the national final on one occasion.


Membership - Jeremy Howson

Jeremy has been a life long fan of all things BL. Having been brought up in a family that only ever owned BMC-BL cars, he has continued that tradition, having only ever owned cars built at Cowley, Longbridge, or Solihull. He is not just a fan of the cars as he learnt to drive on Leyland tractors and has driven Leyland coaches. He currently owns two club cars, both R8 214 models including the first car off the production line in 1989.

His wife currently runs one of the last 25 models built, a 2.0TD GSi that she has owned from new. This is the third R3 Diesel she has owned.

Jeremy has a great memory for Rover models, specifications and trims and back in the 1990s represented his local Rover dealership at Rover product knowledge quizzes, getting through to the national final on one occasion.


Events - Iain Turner

Iain was brought up in the 90s with his parents driving MG Rover products, thanks to a grandmother who worked for BL; so it seemed only inevitable he would end up collecting them!

He has owned a long line of R3s (including a Streetwise which gained a VVC engine, currently in the custody of another club member), R8s, 75s, an MG ZS plus a couple of Metros.

Currently in his fleet are a pair of low mileage examples of cars he grew up around - an R8 214 SEi and a 200 Vi.

Iain also has a love for lightweight, analogue driver`s cars, so has also owned a series of Lotus Elises (and currently still has one).

Keeping the cars mechanically fit and shining brightly is Iain`s thing.


Events - Iain Turner

Iain was brought up in the 90s with his parents driving MG Rover products, thanks to a grandmother who worked for BL; so it seemed only inevitable he would end up collecting them!

He has owned a long line of R3s (including a Streetwise which gained a VVC engine, currently in the custody of another club member), R8s, 75s, an MG ZS plus a couple of Metros.

Currently in his fleet are a pair of low mileage examples of cars he grew up around - an R8 214 SEi and a 200 Vi.

Iain also has a love for lightweight, analogue driver`s cars, so has also owned a series of Lotus Elises (and currently still has one).

Keeping the cars mechanically fit and shining brightly is Iain`s thing.


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