Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club

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Latest edition of The Viking issued10 Apr 2024
The edition of the club magazine `The Viking` has now been published and is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued
10 Apr 2024
The edition of the club magazine `The Viking` has now been published and is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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HH-R front jacking point repair panels25 Mar 2024
The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club has sponsored the production of more repair panels, this time front jacking points for use on HH-R models.

Panels are available for both sides, and as well as being for Rover 400 (second generation) and 45 models are also suitable for MG ZS and Honda Civic (sixth generation) models.

The panels will be available to purchase from the end of April from Discount MG Rover Spares, and club members will be able to pay a discounted price. A new page will be added in the Members Area under Members Discounts -> Repair Panels for members to obtain the discount once orders are being accepted by DMGRS.

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HH-R front jacking point repair panels
25 Mar 2024
The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club has sponsored the production of more repair panels, this time front jacking points for use on HH-R models.

Panels are available for both sides, and as well as being for Rover 400 (second generation) and 45 models are also suitable for MG ZS and Honda Civic (sixth generation) models.

The panels will be available to purchase from the end of April from Discount MG Rover Spares, and club members will be able to pay a discounted price. A new page will be added in the Members Area under Members Discounts -> Repair Panels for members to obtain the discount once orders are being accepted by DMGRS.

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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 202421 Mar 2024
Don`t forget to come and see us on stand 5-818 in Hall 5 at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2024 at the NEC in Birmingham.

Two of the three cars on display are project cars, both having been donated by their current owners. The first is a Celadon Green Rover 45 iXL 16v manual 5-door, first registered in August 2000, with only 38,000 miles on the clock. It has been garaged all its life, has been carefully looked after, and is in good condition. This car is on the road, having passed an MoT recently. The second car is a very rare one indeed – a Targa Red 1987 Rover 216 Vitesse EFi, a one owner car that has covered 88,000 miles. Currently, there are only three of these cars on-the-road in the UK, and hopefully this will be number four. Our third car is a lovely Rover 420 GSDi, which has been family owned since new by a club member. Having covered 180,000 miles and been off the road for the last eleven years, it is now in need of some TLC to return it to the road.

The two project cars will be sold either at the show or afterwards, with any profits made being shared between various charities.

The show is open to the public on Friday 22nd (10.00 - 17.30), Saturday 23rd (09.00 - 18.00) and Sunday 24th (09.00 - 17.00). We hope to see you there!

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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2024
21 Mar 2024
Don`t forget to come and see us on stand 5-818 in Hall 5 at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2024 at the NEC in Birmingham.

Two of the three cars on display are project cars, both having been donated by their current owners. The first is a Celadon Green Rover 45 iXL 16v manual 5-door, first registered in August 2000, with only 38,000 miles on the clock. It has been garaged all its life, has been carefully looked after, and is in good condition. This car is on the road, having passed an MoT recently. The second car is a very rare one indeed – a Targa Red 1987 Rover 216 Vitesse EFi, a one owner car that has covered 88,000 miles. Currently, there are only three of these cars on-the-road in the UK, and hopefully this will be number four. Our third car is a lovely Rover 420 GSDi, which has been family owned since new by a club member. Having covered 180,000 miles and been off the road for the last eleven years, it is now in need of some TLC to return it to the road.

The two project cars will be sold either at the show or afterwards, with any profits made being shared between various charities.

The show is open to the public on Friday 22nd (10.00 - 17.30), Saturday 23rd (09.00 - 18.00) and Sunday 24th (09.00 - 17.00). We hope to see you there!

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Rover Meteor Works Celebration event29 Feb 2024
There will be a special event to celebrate the Rover factories in Coventry on Saturday March 16th, from 9am until 3pm.

Rover occupied several sites in Coventry from the late 1800s to the 1940s. One of the last remaining original buildings on the second Meteor Works site is the former Rover Showroom, now known as the Litten Tree Building, on Warwick Row. It opened in 1910 and was used by Rover until 1932. It is due to be redeveloped this year.

With the help of the organisers of Coventry MotoFest, all Rover owners are invited to join the large collection of all later generations of Rover cars, based in Broadgate, in Coventry city centre. To attend this event in your Rover, pre-booking is necessary on the MotoFest website. There is a small £3 fee to help with MotoFest`s administration costs.

There will also be a collection of cars built at the second Meteor Works (pre-1930) in the Bull Yard, next to the original Rover showroom.

For further details please see the topic in the Events Forum.

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Rover Meteor Works Celebration event
29 Feb 2024
There will be a special event to celebrate the Rover factories in Coventry on Saturday March 16th, from 9am until 3pm.

Rover occupied several sites in Coventry from the late 1800s to the 1940s. One of the last remaining original buildings on the second Meteor Works site is the former Rover Showroom, now known as the Litten Tree Building, on Warwick Row. It opened in 1910 and was used by Rover until 1932. It is due to be redeveloped this year.

With the help of the organisers of Coventry MotoFest, all Rover owners are invited to join the large collection of all later generations of Rover cars, based in Broadgate, in Coventry city centre. To attend this event in your Rover, pre-booking is necessary on the MotoFest website. There is a small £3 fee to help with MotoFest`s administration costs.

There will also be a collection of cars built at the second Meteor Works (pre-1930) in the Bull Yard, next to the original Rover showroom.

For further details please see the topic in the Events Forum.

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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 202418 Jan 2024
Join us at Spring`s best classic car show, Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, which is being held at the NEC, Birmingham from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th March 2024.

You can save by booking tickets in advance at www.necrestorationshow.com.

Club members can save £3.50 off single-day adult tickets or £2 off other ticket types by using the club code linked in the Members Area. Please book your tickets by 29th February to help us earn additional benefits for the club (although the ticket discount will still be available until 21st March).

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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2024
18 Jan 2024
Join us at Spring`s best classic car show, Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, which is being held at the NEC, Birmingham from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th March 2024.

You can save by booking tickets in advance at www.necrestorationshow.com.

Club members can save £3.50 off single-day adult tickets or £2 off other ticket types by using the club code linked in the Members Area. Please book your tickets by 29th February to help us earn additional benefits for the club (although the ticket discount will still be available until 21st March).

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Latest edition of The Viking issued23 Dec 2023
The edition of the club magazine `The Viking` has now been published and is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued
23 Dec 2023
The edition of the club magazine `The Viking` has now been published and is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show9 Nov 2023
We are all set up ready for the weekend!

If you are visiting the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at the NEC, Birmingham, over the next three days don`t forget to come and see us in hall 5. Our stand number is 722.

We have an interesting mix of cars on display - a 1989 LHD 216 EFi Vitesse, a 1995 416 SLi Tourer and a 2005 Streetwise GSi TD.

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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show
9 Nov 2023
We are all set up ready for the weekend!

If you are visiting the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at the NEC, Birmingham, over the next three days don`t forget to come and see us in hall 5. Our stand number is 722.

We have an interesting mix of cars on display - a 1989 LHD 216 EFi Vitesse, a 1995 416 SLi Tourer and a 2005 Streetwise GSi TD.

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Club AGM 202315 Oct 2023
The 2023 Annual General Meeting of the Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club was held on today at the Coventry Transport Museum. Visit the Past Events page for photos.

The meeting was attended by 17 members. Reports from the committee members were received, followed by the re-election of the existing committee members with the exception of the Events Secretary. After many years in the role, the existing Events Secretary, Paul Vincent has stood down and Iain Turner was elected to take over from him.

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Club AGM 2023
15 Oct 2023
The 2023 Annual General Meeting of the Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club was held on today at the Coventry Transport Museum. Visit the Past Events page for photos.

The meeting was attended by 17 members. Reports from the committee members were received, followed by the re-election of the existing committee members with the exception of the Events Secretary. After many years in the role, the existing Events Secretary, Paul Vincent has stood down and Iain Turner was elected to take over from him.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued12 Oct 2023
The edition of the club magazine `The Viking` has now been published and is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued
12 Oct 2023
The edition of the club magazine `The Viking` has now been published and is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued18 Jul 2023
The edition of the club magazine `The Viking` has now been published and is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued
18 Jul 2023
The edition of the club magazine `The Viking` has now been published and is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Club AGM 202314 Jul 2023
The 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club will take place on Sunday 15th October at the Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD. The meeting will start at 1.00pm.

All club members are invited (and encouraged) to attend.

Any items for discussion or nominations for committee posts should be sent to the Secretary using the CONTACT US menu item above.

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Club AGM 2023
14 Jul 2023
The 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club will take place on Sunday 15th October at the Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD. The meeting will start at 1.00pm.

All club members are invited (and encouraged) to attend.

Any items for discussion or nominations for committee posts should be sent to the Secretary using the CONTACT US menu item above.

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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 202325 Jun 2023
We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at this year`s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show to be held at the NEC in Birmingham from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th November.

The theme for this show has been set as `Perfect Partners`, so we will be considering how best to meet that challenge over the coming months. For further details of the show please visit the event website.

Club members can save £4 off single-day adult tickets or £2 off other ticket types by quoting the club code published on the show advert in the next edition of The Viking club magazine and also available in the Members Area of this website.

Please book Club Member tickets by 19th October to help us earn additional benefits, although the discounts are available until 9th November.

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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2023
25 Jun 2023
We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at this year`s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show to be held at the NEC in Birmingham from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th November.

The theme for this show has been set as `Perfect Partners`, so we will be considering how best to meet that challenge over the coming months. For further details of the show please visit the event website.

Club members can save £4 off single-day adult tickets or £2 off other ticket types by quoting the club code published on the show advert in the next edition of The Viking club magazine and also available in the Members Area of this website.

Please book Club Member tickets by 19th October to help us earn additional benefits, although the discounts are available until 9th November.

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Rover document download library added to website1 May 2023
A new feature for members has been added to the website to allow the download in pdf format of selected Rover documents (eg workshop manuals, etc).

Please read the topic on the forum for more details.

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Rover document download library added to website
1 May 2023
A new feature for members has been added to the website to allow the download in pdf format of selected Rover documents (eg workshop manuals, etc).

Please read the topic on the forum for more details.

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Project Muriel handover at Pride of Longbridge16 Apr 2023
Project Muriel was handed over to her new owners, Adam (left) and Peter (centre) at PoL yesterday.

Muriel was donated to the club by the family of her first owner, and was subject of a recommissioning by the club before and during last month`s Restoration Show. During the show we received a generous offer for the car from the new owners, enabling us to make donations to the Red Cross Turkey/Syria Earthquake Appeal and Milton Keynes Museum.

At the handover there seemed to be a bit of discussion about whether to leave the paintwork as is, or to repaint!

We look forward to hearing how that works out and to hearing the feedback of their first drive of Muriel back to Lincolnshire.

Further photos from PoL can be found in the Past Events section of the website.

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Project Muriel handover at Pride of Longbridge
16 Apr 2023
Project Muriel was handed over to her new owners, Adam (left) and Peter (centre) at PoL yesterday.

Muriel was donated to the club by the family of her first owner, and was subject of a recommissioning by the club before and during last month`s Restoration Show. During the show we received a generous offer for the car from the new owners, enabling us to make donations to the Red Cross Turkey/Syria Earthquake Appeal and Milton Keynes Museum.

At the handover there seemed to be a bit of discussion about whether to leave the paintwork as is, or to repaint!

We look forward to hearing how that works out and to hearing the feedback of their first drive of Muriel back to Lincolnshire.

Further photos from PoL can be found in the Past Events section of the website.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued6 Apr 2023
The April to June 2023 edition of the club magazine `The Viking` has now been published and is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued
6 Apr 2023
The April to June 2023 edition of the club magazine `The Viking` has now been published and is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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New 20th Anniversary Streetwise mug now on sale28 Mar 2023
We are pleased to announce that we now have a new mug for sale in our Online Shop, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the launch of the Streetwise in 2003.

We also have a non-anniversary version of the R8 5 door mug back in stock.

Club Members should use the Club Regalia Online Shop in the Members Area to benefit from Club Member discounts.

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New 20th Anniversary Streetwise mug now on sale
28 Mar 2023
We are pleased to announce that we now have a new mug for sale in our Online Shop, to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the launch of the Streetwise in 2003.

We also have a non-anniversary version of the R8 5 door mug back in stock.

Club Members should use the Club Regalia Online Shop in the Members Area to benefit from Club Member discounts.

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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show with discovery+27 Mar 2023
We have just completed another successful weekend at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show with discovery+, held at the NEC in Birmingham. Thanks to everybody who helped on the stand or popped by to say hello.

The main focus was 'Project Muriel', an early R8 5 door hatch recently donated to the club. The car had been sitting on a driveway in London for six years following the death of the original owner, Muriel. A lot of elbow grease was used to clean off moss and algae, a replacement leather interior fitted, and a full service carried out. 'Project Muriel' now has a new owner and the car will be handed over at Pride of Longbridge on 15th April.

The other car we worked on was a later R8 that is currently on loan through the Classic Car Loan Project. This car benefited from a new clutch as well as some routine servicing.

Finally, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Rover Streetwise, we had a modified 2004 3 door SE as our "show" car. This car has a 1.8 VVC engine taken from an MG ZR.

More photos from the show can be found on the Past Events page.

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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show with discovery+
27 Mar 2023
We have just completed another successful weekend at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show with discovery+, held at the NEC in Birmingham. Thanks to everybody who helped on the stand or popped by to say hello.

The main focus was 'Project Muriel', an early R8 5 door hatch recently donated to the club. The car had been sitting on a driveway in London for six years following the death of the original owner, Muriel. A lot of elbow grease was used to clean off moss and algae, a replacement leather interior fitted, and a full service carried out. 'Project Muriel' now has a new owner and the car will be handed over at Pride of Longbridge on 15th April.

The other car we worked on was a later R8 that is currently on loan through the Classic Car Loan Project. This car benefited from a new clutch as well as some routine servicing.

Finally, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Rover Streetwise, we had a modified 2004 3 door SE as our "show" car. This car has a 1.8 VVC engine taken from an MG ZR.

More photos from the show can be found on the Past Events page.

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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with discovery+22 Jan 2023
Join us at Spring`s best classic car show, Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with discovery+, which is being held at the NEC, Birmingham from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th March 2023.

You can save by booking tickets in advance at www.necrestorationshow.com.

Club members can save £3.50 off single-day adult tickets or £2 off other ticket types by using the club code linked in the Members Area and also published on page 7 in the January to March 2023 edition of the club magazine The Viking. Please book your tickets by 2nd March to help us earn additional benefits for the club (although the ticket discount will still be available until 23rd March).

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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with discovery+
22 Jan 2023
Join us at Spring`s best classic car show, Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with discovery+, which is being held at the NEC, Birmingham from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th March 2023.

You can save by booking tickets in advance at www.necrestorationshow.com.

Club members can save £3.50 off single-day adult tickets or £2 off other ticket types by using the club code linked in the Members Area and also published on page 7 in the January to March 2023 edition of the club magazine The Viking. Please book your tickets by 2nd March to help us earn additional benefits for the club (although the ticket discount will still be available until 23rd March).

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Latest edition of The Viking issued20 Dec 2022
The January to March 2023 edition of the club magazine `The Viking` has now been published and is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued
20 Dec 2022
The January to March 2023 edition of the club magazine `The Viking` has now been published and is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Classic Car Loan Project handover27 Nov 2022
Club committee member Paul Vincent handed over his Rover 214 SLi on loan through the Classic Car Loan Project today at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon.

The aim of the project is to encourage the next generation of classic car owners by giving younger drivers the use of a classic car for up to a year as an extended driving experience. Further details on the project can be found on its website: classiccarloanproject.co.uk.

If we are offered a stand at the Restoration Show at the NEC next March we intend to feature this car and cover the experience of both the owner and the recipient to provide more publicity for this worthwhile scheme.

Our photo shows the car at the handover along with (L to R) Bob Wilkinson (CCLP Co-ordinator), Ian Thorpe (loan car borrower), Paul and Teresa Vincent (owners) and Tom Caren (BMM Events Co-ordinator).

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Classic Car Loan Project handover
27 Nov 2022
Club committee member Paul Vincent handed over his Rover 214 SLi on loan through the Classic Car Loan Project today at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon.

The aim of the project is to encourage the next generation of classic car owners by giving younger drivers the use of a classic car for up to a year as an extended driving experience. Further details on the project can be found on its website: classiccarloanproject.co.uk.

If we are offered a stand at the Restoration Show at the NEC next March we intend to feature this car and cover the experience of both the owner and the recipient to provide more publicity for this worthwhile scheme.

Our photo shows the car at the handover along with (L to R) Bob Wilkinson (CCLP Co-ordinator), Ian Thorpe (loan car borrower), Paul and Teresa Vincent (owners) and Tom Caren (BMM Events Co-ordinator).

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Classic and Sports Car Awards12 Nov 2022
We are pleased to announce that our joint entry with the Rover Coupe Owners Club won the Best Club Event (Action) in this year`s Classic and Sports Car Club Awards.

The award was in recognition of the Tomcat Affair @ 30 event we jointly ran at Millbrook in August, to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the setting of 37 UK land speed records by Rover with the soon to be launched Rover 200 Coupe.

Members of both clubs accepted the award yesterday evening at the awards ceremony held as part of the Classic Motor Show at the NEC complex.

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Classic and Sports Car Awards
12 Nov 2022
We are pleased to announce that our joint entry with the Rover Coupe Owners Club won the Best Club Event (Action) in this year`s Classic and Sports Car Club Awards.

The award was in recognition of the Tomcat Affair @ 30 event we jointly ran at Millbrook in August, to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the setting of 37 UK land speed records by Rover with the soon to be launched Rover 200 Coupe.

Members of both clubs accepted the award yesterday evening at the awards ceremony held as part of the Classic Motor Show at the NEC complex.

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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+10 Nov 2022
We are all set up ready for the weekend!

If you are visiting the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+ at the NEC, Birmingham, over the next three days don`t forget to come and see us in hall 5. Our stand number is 262 and we are next to the Rover Coupe Owners Club and the BRM Owners Club.

This year, we are flying the flag with red, white and blue cars - a 1997 420 GSi Saloon, a 1998 200 Vi 5 Door and a 1998 216 Cabriolet.

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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+
10 Nov 2022
We are all set up ready for the weekend!

If you are visiting the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+ at the NEC, Birmingham, over the next three days don`t forget to come and see us in hall 5. Our stand number is 262 and we are next to the Rover Coupe Owners Club and the BRM Owners Club.

This year, we are flying the flag with red, white and blue cars - a 1997 420 GSi Saloon, a 1998 200 Vi 5 Door and a 1998 216 Cabriolet.

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Classic and Sports Car Awards9 Nov 2022
We made a joint entry with the Rover Coupe Owners Club for our Tomcat Affair @ 30 event in the `Action Event` category of this year`s Classic and Sports Car Awards; and have just been told that we have been shortlisted.

The results are announced on Friday evening, 11th November, so wish us luck!

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Classic and Sports Car Awards
9 Nov 2022
We made a joint entry with the Rover Coupe Owners Club for our Tomcat Affair @ 30 event in the `Action Event` category of this year`s Classic and Sports Car Awards; and have just been told that we have been shortlisted.

The results are announced on Friday evening, 11th November, so wish us luck!

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Club AGM 202224 Oct 2022
The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club was held on 23rd October at Harbury Village Hall near Leamington Spa. Visit the Past Events page for photos.

The meeting was attended by 19 members. Reports from the committee members were received, followed by the re-election of the exisiting committee members.

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Club AGM 2022
24 Oct 2022
The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club was held on 23rd October at Harbury Village Hall near Leamington Spa. Visit the Past Events page for photos.

The meeting was attended by 19 members. Reports from the committee members were received, followed by the re-election of the exisiting committee members.

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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+23 Oct 2022
Don`t forget to book your tickets for this year`s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+ to be held at the NEC in Birmingham from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th November.

Club members can still save £4 off single-day adult tickets or £2 off other ticket types by quoting the club code available in the Members Area of this website.

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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+
23 Oct 2022
Don`t forget to book your tickets for this year`s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+ to be held at the NEC in Birmingham from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th November.

Club members can still save £4 off single-day adult tickets or £2 off other ticket types by quoting the club code available in the Members Area of this website.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued11 Oct 2022
The October to December 2022 edition of the club magazine `The Viking` has now been published and is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued
11 Oct 2022
The October to December 2022 edition of the club magazine `The Viking` has now been published and is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Club AGM 202210 Oct 2022
The 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club will take place on Sunday 23rd October at Harbury Village Hall, South Parade, Harbury, near Leamington Spa. Postcode is CV33 9JE. The meeting will start at 2.00pm.

All club members are invited (and encouraged) to attend.

Any items for discussion or nominations for committee posts should be sent to the Secretary using the CONTACT US menu item above.

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Club AGM 2022
10 Oct 2022
The 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club will take place on Sunday 23rd October at Harbury Village Hall, South Parade, Harbury, near Leamington Spa. Postcode is CV33 9JE. The meeting will start at 2.00pm.

All club members are invited (and encouraged) to attend.

Any items for discussion or nominations for committee posts should be sent to the Secretary using the CONTACT US menu item above.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued8 Jul 2022
The July to September 2022 edition of the club magazine `The Viking` has now been published and is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued
8 Jul 2022
The July to September 2022 edition of the club magazine `The Viking` has now been published and is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+1 Jul 2022
We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at this year`s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+ to be held at the NEC in Birmingham from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th November.

The theme for this show has been set as `Part of the Family`, so we will be considering how best to meet that challenge over the coming months. For further details of the show please visit the event website.

Club members can save £4 off single-day adult tickets or £2 off other ticket types by quoting the club code published on the show advert in the next edition of The Viking club magazine and also available in the Members Area of this website.

Please book Club Member tickets by 20th October to help us earn additional benefits, although the discounts are available until 10th November.

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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+
1 Jul 2022
We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at this year`s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+ to be held at the NEC in Birmingham from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th November.

The theme for this show has been set as `Part of the Family`, so we will be considering how best to meet that challenge over the coming months. For further details of the show please visit the event website.

Club members can save £4 off single-day adult tickets or £2 off other ticket types by quoting the club code published on the show advert in the next edition of The Viking club magazine and also available in the Members Area of this website.

Please book Club Member tickets by 20th October to help us earn additional benefits, although the discounts are available until 10th November.

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Website and Forum Refresh - Update1 Jul 2022
The refresh to the club website and forum has been completed.

Exisitng members and forum users should be able to log in using their existing username and password. If you experience difficulties please contact the Webmaster using the CONTACT US option above.

Thank you for your patience whilst the refresh was being carried out.

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Website and Forum Refresh - Update
1 Jul 2022
The refresh to the club website and forum has been completed.

Exisitng members and forum users should be able to log in using their existing username and password. If you experience difficulties please contact the Webmaster using the CONTACT US option above.

Thank you for your patience whilst the refresh was being carried out.

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Website and Forum Refresh25 Jun 2022
The club website and forum are being updated and moved to a new web host on Friday 1st July. Consequently there will be some disruption whilst the move takes place.

The forum will be taken off line during the move, and will be unavailable from early on Friday 1st for most of the day. The website should remain available apart from possibly a short period, but will change to the new layout (see image). Whilst the new name server information is propogated across the www you may find that you are redirected to an alternative internet address, but this will return to normal within, at most, a few days.

Please accept our apologies for the disruption.

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Website and Forum Refresh
25 Jun 2022
The club website and forum are being updated and moved to a new web host on Friday 1st July. Consequently there will be some disruption whilst the move takes place.

The forum will be taken off line during the move, and will be unavailable from early on Friday 1st for most of the day. The website should remain available apart from possibly a short period, but will change to the new layout (see image). Whilst the new name server information is propogated across the www you may find that you are redirected to an alternative internet address, but this will return to normal within, at most, a few days.

Please accept our apologies for the disruption.

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The Tomcat Affair @ 30 update18 May 2022
The price of a one car track access pass for this event, being held at Millbrook on 28th August, is now confirmed at £30. This will allow the clubs to cover the costs of running this event. Any profits made will be donated to BEN, the charity for the UK Automotive Industry. Entry is by application only, and you can still apply by clicking HERE.

Closer to the time, entrants will be sent a pack containing joining instructions, a windscreen sticker and entry passes. There is no charge for visitors to the event but they will be limited to the external car park, as no spectators are allowed inside the Millbrook site.

We are excited to be able to announce that the original yellow Tomcat Affair car will be present at the event. It has very rarely been seen in public before.

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The Tomcat Affair @ 30 update
18 May 2022
The price of a one car track access pass for this event, being held at Millbrook on 28th August, is now confirmed at £30. This will allow the clubs to cover the costs of running this event. Any profits made will be donated to BEN, the charity for the UK Automotive Industry. Entry is by application only, and you can still apply by clicking HERE.

Closer to the time, entrants will be sent a pack containing joining instructions, a windscreen sticker and entry passes. There is no charge for visitors to the event but they will be limited to the external car park, as no spectators are allowed inside the Millbrook site.

We are excited to be able to announce that the original yellow Tomcat Affair car will be present at the event. It has very rarely been seen in public before.

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Event Cancellation - The Jubilee Car Show at Burghley House5 May 2022
The organizers of The Jubilee Car Show that was due to be held on 12th June at Burghley House have announced that this event is now cancelled. The Club was going to have a display at this event.

We will still be having a display at Luton Festival of Transport on the same day, so we hope to see you there instead.

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Event Cancellation - The Jubilee Car Show at Burghley House
5 May 2022
The organizers of The Jubilee Car Show that was due to be held on 12th June at Burghley House have announced that this event is now cancelled. The Club was going to have a display at this event.

We will still be having a display at Luton Festival of Transport on the same day, so we hope to see you there instead.

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Pride of Longbridge 202225 Apr 2022
The club attended the first Pride of Longbridge event held since 2019 on Saturday. We were allocated an area jointly with the Rover Coupe Club and between us had around 90 cars on display.

Photos from this event can be found in the Past Events section of the website.

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Pride of Longbridge 2022
25 Apr 2022
The club attended the first Pride of Longbridge event held since 2019 on Saturday. We were allocated an area jointly with the Rover Coupe Club and between us had around 90 cars on display.

Photos from this event can be found in the Past Events section of the website.

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The Tomcat Affair @ 303 Apr 2022
The Rover 200 Coupe was launched in 1992, designed as a unique derivative of the highly successful Rover 200/400 Series range. To establish the cars credentials as a potent and reliable high-performance Coupe (codenamed Tomcat), a group of Rover employees working on the about-to-be-launched model established The Tomcat Affair team to break as many official UK Land Speed Records as possible. Their activities centred on the building of 2 special cars to run on the high-speed circuit at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, which resulted in 37 UK Land Speed Records being broken, 36 of which still stand today.

The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club and the Rover Coupe Owners Club are joining forces and planning a unique celebration of the The Tomcat Affair on Sunday August 28th 2022, 30 years to the day after the first attempt. The clubs have teamed up with UTAC, the owners of the Millbrook Proving Ground, to recreate aspects of the event including an opportunity to drive on the same banked, high-speed circuit, but this time at closer to UK motorway speeds than the 156mph originally achieved!

Further details on this event can be found on our forum by clicking HERE. Owners of original or near-original road-going Rover 200 Coupes are invited to complete an application form for this exclusive event by clicking HERE.

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The Tomcat Affair @ 30
3 Apr 2022
The Rover 200 Coupe was launched in 1992, designed as a unique derivative of the highly successful Rover 200/400 Series range. To establish the cars credentials as a potent and reliable high-performance Coupe (codenamed Tomcat), a group of Rover employees working on the about-to-be-launched model established The Tomcat Affair team to break as many official UK Land Speed Records as possible. Their activities centred on the building of 2 special cars to run on the high-speed circuit at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, which resulted in 37 UK Land Speed Records being broken, 36 of which still stand today.

The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club and the Rover Coupe Owners Club are joining forces and planning a unique celebration of the The Tomcat Affair on Sunday August 28th 2022, 30 years to the day after the first attempt. The clubs have teamed up with UTAC, the owners of the Millbrook Proving Ground, to recreate aspects of the event including an opportunity to drive on the same banked, high-speed circuit, but this time at closer to UK motorway speeds than the 156mph originally achieved!

Further details on this event can be found on our forum by clicking HERE. Owners of original or near-original road-going Rover 200 Coupes are invited to complete an application form for this exclusive event by clicking HERE.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued28 Mar 2022
The April to June 2022 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published and is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued
28 Mar 2022
The April to June 2022 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published and is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery21 Mar 2022
It was great to see so many current members and meet many potential new members at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show with Discovery over the three days of the show.

Over the course of the weekend we managed to get quite a bit of work done on the main project car, the white 200 (R3) Vi - several bits of the aircon installation were fitted, and the thermostat was relocated from the awkward location behind the engine block to below the airbox using a Freelander PRT. Our restored car, the lovely red 216 (R8), looked fabulous, and the green 414 (HHR) now has two functioning mirrors and has had a good exterior clean and wax.

Many thanks to all that came to help for some, or all, of the show. It is greatly appreciated.

More photos can be found on the 2022 Past Events page.

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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery
21 Mar 2022
It was great to see so many current members and meet many potential new members at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show with Discovery over the three days of the show.

Over the course of the weekend we managed to get quite a bit of work done on the main project car, the white 200 (R3) Vi - several bits of the aircon installation were fitted, and the thermostat was relocated from the awkward location behind the engine block to below the airbox using a Freelander PRT. Our restored car, the lovely red 216 (R8), looked fabulous, and the green 414 (HHR) now has two functioning mirrors and has had a good exterior clean and wax.

Many thanks to all that came to help for some, or all, of the show. It is greatly appreciated.

More photos can be found on the 2022 Past Events page.

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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2022, with Discovery17 Mar 2022
Don`t forget to come and see us on stand 5-170 in Hall 5 at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2022, with Discovery at the NEC in Birmingham.

We have three cars on display, a recently refurbished second generation 200 (R8), a third generation 200 (R3), and a second generation 400 (HH-R).

The show is open to the public on Friday 18th (10.00 - 17.30), Saturday 19th (09.00 - 18.00) and Sunday 20th (09.00 - 17.00). We hope to see you there!

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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2022, with Discovery
17 Mar 2022
Don`t forget to come and see us on stand 5-170 in Hall 5 at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2022, with Discovery at the NEC in Birmingham.

We have three cars on display, a recently refurbished second generation 200 (R8), a third generation 200 (R3), and a second generation 400 (HH-R).

The show is open to the public on Friday 18th (10.00 - 17.30), Saturday 19th (09.00 - 18.00) and Sunday 20th (09.00 - 17.00). We hope to see you there!

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Roverfest - change of venue15 Mar 2022
The Roverfest Committee has been informed by Sywell that they are now unable to meet the previously agreed expectations and have cancelled the booking. The Roverfest Committee has been able to relocate the event and have been lucky in finding, at short notice, a suitable venue 15 miles from Sywell.

Roverfest 2022 will now take place in the village of Weston Underwood, Buckinghamshire (MK46 5JS) for the whole weekend of the 5th to 7th August 2022. Plans are in progress to provide onsite catering to satisfy existing rally bookings. The alternative venue is larger than that offered at Sywell and can accommodate limited camping and caravanning.

Rally attendees who are currently booked at the Aviator Hotel may receive a message cancelling their booking and incorrectly stating the event has been cancelled. Roverfest 2022 HAS NOT BEEN CANCELLED, just re-located.

Please visit the show`s website for further details.

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Roverfest - change of venue
15 Mar 2022
The Roverfest Committee has been informed by Sywell that they are now unable to meet the previously agreed expectations and have cancelled the booking. The Roverfest Committee has been able to relocate the event and have been lucky in finding, at short notice, a suitable venue 15 miles from Sywell.

Roverfest 2022 will now take place in the village of Weston Underwood, Buckinghamshire (MK46 5JS) for the whole weekend of the 5th to 7th August 2022. Plans are in progress to provide onsite catering to satisfy existing rally bookings. The alternative venue is larger than that offered at Sywell and can accommodate limited camping and caravanning.

Rally attendees who are currently booked at the Aviator Hotel may receive a message cancelling their booking and incorrectly stating the event has been cancelled. Roverfest 2022 HAS NOT BEEN CANCELLED, just re-located.

Please visit the show`s website for further details.

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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2022, with Discovery26 Jan 2022
The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at the 2022 Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, which will be held at the NEC, Birmingham on 18th, 19th and 20th March.

We will be located in hall 5, and our stand number is 5-170.

Club members can pre-order discounted tickets by using the discount code that can be found in the Members Area.

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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2022, with Discovery
26 Jan 2022
The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at the 2022 Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, which will be held at the NEC, Birmingham on 18th, 19th and 20th March.

We will be located in hall 5, and our stand number is 5-170.

Club members can pre-order discounted tickets by using the discount code that can be found in the Members Area.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued29 Dec 2021
The January to March 2022 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published and is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued
29 Dec 2021
The January to March 2022 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published and is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery 202111 Nov 2021
Don`t forget to come and see us on stand 4-570 in Hall 4 at the Classic Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

This is the first classic car show at the NEC since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the theme for this year`s show has been aptly set as `The Journey Continues`.

The show is open to the public on Friday 12th (10.00 - 18.00), Saturday 13th (09.00 - 18.30) and Sunday 14th (09.00 - 17.00). Please note, in the interest of everyone`s safety, the NEC will be undertaking COVID Pass checks when visitors arrive. More information on this, and other safety measures, is available on the event`s webpage.

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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery 2021
11 Nov 2021
Don`t forget to come and see us on stand 4-570 in Hall 4 at the Classic Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

This is the first classic car show at the NEC since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the theme for this year`s show has been aptly set as `The Journey Continues`.

The show is open to the public on Friday 12th (10.00 - 18.00), Saturday 13th (09.00 - 18.30) and Sunday 14th (09.00 - 17.00). Please note, in the interest of everyone`s safety, the NEC will be undertaking COVID Pass checks when visitors arrive. More information on this, and other safety measures, is available on the event`s webpage.

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New 30th Anniversary Cabriolet, Coupe and Tomcat Affair mugs now on sale27 Oct 2021
We are pleased to announce that we now have three new Club Mugs for sale in our Online Shop, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the launch of the Cabriolet and Coupe, and the record-braking Tomcat Affair event in 1992.

We also have non-anniversary versions of the R3 and SD3 mugs in stock.

Club Members should use the Club Regalia Online Shop in the Members Area to benefit from Club Member discounts.

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New 30th Anniversary Cabriolet, Coupe and Tomcat Affair mugs now on sale
27 Oct 2021
We are pleased to announce that we now have three new Club Mugs for sale in our Online Shop, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the launch of the Cabriolet and Coupe, and the record-braking Tomcat Affair event in 1992.

We also have non-anniversary versions of the R3 and SD3 mugs in stock.

Club Members should use the Club Regalia Online Shop in the Members Area to benefit from Club Member discounts.

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Club AGM 202111 Oct 2021
The Club held its AGM yesterday at the Wythall Transport Museum, the first since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Visit the 2021 Past Events page for photos.

Reports from the committee members were received, followed by the re-election of the committee members.

Members had the opportunity of a guided tour of the museum before the AGM. The AGM itself was held on the top deck of one of the museum`s open top double decker buses. A ride on the museum`s other open top double decker followed the AGM for those members who chose to brace the falling temperature of what was a lovely sunny October day. Our thanks go to the museum for hosting us and to the members that attended.

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Club AGM 2021
11 Oct 2021
The Club held its AGM yesterday at the Wythall Transport Museum, the first since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Visit the 2021 Past Events page for photos.

Reports from the committee members were received, followed by the re-election of the committee members.

Members had the opportunity of a guided tour of the museum before the AGM. The AGM itself was held on the top deck of one of the museum`s open top double decker buses. A ride on the museum`s other open top double decker followed the AGM for those members who chose to brace the falling temperature of what was a lovely sunny October day. Our thanks go to the museum for hosting us and to the members that attended.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued28 Sep 2021
The October to December 2021 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes a report from the BMC and Leyland Day at BMM Gaydon; two meet the members articles; and part 12 of the restoration of an R8, which covers painting. There are also technical articles covering the revitalisation of a 25 (including how an annoying misfire was resolved); how to deal with rusty nuts and bolts; and replacing an R8 bonnet stay lower bush.

The Viking is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued
28 Sep 2021
The October to December 2021 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes a report from the BMC and Leyland Day at BMM Gaydon; two meet the members articles; and part 12 of the restoration of an R8, which covers painting. There are also technical articles covering the revitalisation of a 25 (including how an annoying misfire was resolved); how to deal with rusty nuts and bolts; and replacing an R8 bonnet stay lower bush.

The Viking is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Club AGM 2021 - Update14 Sep 2021
All of the day`s activities will now take place at the Wythall Transport Museum (Chapel Lane, Wythall, Worcs, B47 6JA). Attendance and voting is for Club Members only but you can join on the day. Please bring along your current club membership card with you on the day as this will gain free-entry to the museum premises.

Further details can be found on the Club Forum.

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Club AGM 2021 - Update
14 Sep 2021
All of the day`s activities will now take place at the Wythall Transport Museum (Chapel Lane, Wythall, Worcs, B47 6JA). Attendance and voting is for Club Members only but you can join on the day. Please bring along your current club membership card with you on the day as this will gain free-entry to the museum premises.

Further details can be found on the Club Forum.

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BL Autumn Rally29 Aug 2021
The Club will be exhibiting at this popular end of season outdoor show, which again will be held at Milton Keynes Museum on Sunday 26th September

Entry to the show is free and pre-booking is not required (subject to any changes in Covid restrictions).

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BL Autumn Rally
29 Aug 2021
The Club will be exhibiting at this popular end of season outdoor show, which again will be held at Milton Keynes Museum on Sunday 26th September

Entry to the show is free and pre-booking is not required (subject to any changes in Covid restrictions).

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Club AGM29 Aug 2021
After having to miss last year, we are pleased to announce that this year`s AGM will be held on Sunday 10th October at a new, but still central, location.

The AGM itself will take place in the Heath Suite at Becketts Farm (Wythall, B47 6AJ - just off the M42, Junction 3) starting at 13:00.

As this is a busy area, not suitable for displaying our club cars, we are meeting at the nearby Wythall Transport Museum (B47 6JA) from 10.30am. There is the opportunity for a guided tour of the museum after the AGM has finished at a small additional cost - more details to follow.

We will be transported between the museum and Beckets Farm on one of their many buses!

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Club AGM
29 Aug 2021
After having to miss last year, we are pleased to announce that this year`s AGM will be held on Sunday 10th October at a new, but still central, location.

The AGM itself will take place in the Heath Suite at Becketts Farm (Wythall, B47 6AJ - just off the M42, Junction 3) starting at 13:00.

As this is a busy area, not suitable for displaying our club cars, we are meeting at the nearby Wythall Transport Museum (B47 6JA) from 10.30am. There is the opportunity for a guided tour of the museum after the AGM has finished at a small additional cost - more details to follow.

We will be transported between the museum and Beckets Farm on one of their many buses!

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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery 202120 Aug 2021
The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at the 2021 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, which will be held at the NEC, Birmingham on 12th, 13th and 14th November.

We will be located in hall 4, and our stand number is 4-570.

Club members can pre-order discounted tickets by using the discount code that can be found in the Members Area.

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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery 2021
20 Aug 2021
The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at the 2021 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, which will be held at the NEC, Birmingham on 12th, 13th and 14th November.

We will be located in hall 4, and our stand number is 4-570.

Club members can pre-order discounted tickets by using the discount code that can be found in the Members Area.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued20 Jul 2021
The July to September 2021 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes a summary of the UK Low Emission Zones, two meet the members articles, and a report from Luton Festival of Transport. There is also an article covering re-trimming the interior of an R8 in leather.

The Viking is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued
20 Jul 2021
The July to September 2021 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes a summary of the UK Low Emission Zones, two meet the members articles, and a report from Luton Festival of Transport. There is also an article covering re-trimming the interior of an R8 in leather.

The Viking is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Club attends mammoth BMC and Leyland Day at British Motor Museum12 Jul 2021
The club attended its second event of the year at the BMC and Leyland Day at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire yesterday. Pent up demand from the classic car world following the decimation of the classic car show scene during the Covid-19 pandemic drew an enormous entry of cars at the show, including an impressive array of club cars.

During the event, the club helped member Suzy Bishop celebrate 25 years of ownership of her 416.

Photos from the event can be viewed on the Past Events page.

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Club attends mammoth BMC and Leyland Day at British Motor Museum
12 Jul 2021
The club attended its second event of the year at the BMC and Leyland Day at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire yesterday. Pent up demand from the classic car world following the decimation of the classic car show scene during the Covid-19 pandemic drew an enormous entry of cars at the show, including an impressive array of club cars.

During the event, the club helped member Suzy Bishop celebrate 25 years of ownership of her 416.

Photos from the event can be viewed on the Past Events page.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued20 Apr 2021
The April to June 2021 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes a comparison between the SD3 and R8 models by a club member who has owned both generations, two meet the members articles, and a review of a Rover specialist in Stockton. There are two technical articles, one on the implications of the introduction of E10 grade fuel and the other on how a member replaced the top hose on his T series engine.

The Viking is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued
20 Apr 2021
The April to June 2021 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes a comparison between the SD3 and R8 models by a club member who has owned both generations, two meet the members articles, and a review of a Rover specialist in Stockton. There are two technical articles, one on the implications of the introduction of E10 grade fuel and the other on how a member replaced the top hose on his T series engine.

The Viking is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Roverfest postponed again31 Mar 2021
The JRC (Joint Rover Clubs) has reluctantly taken the decision to postpone Roverfest again until 2022 due to the continued uncertainty over Covid-19 restrictions regarding large events.

Roverfest had originally been due to take place at Sywell Aerodrome near Northampton on 7th/8th/9th August 2020, and was postponed until 6th/7th/8th August 2021.

The new dates will be 5th/6th/7th August 2022. Please visit the show`s website for further details.

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Roverfest postponed again
31 Mar 2021
The JRC (Joint Rover Clubs) has reluctantly taken the decision to postpone Roverfest again until 2022 due to the continued uncertainty over Covid-19 restrictions regarding large events.

Roverfest had originally been due to take place at Sywell Aerodrome near Northampton on 7th/8th/9th August 2020, and was postponed until 6th/7th/8th August 2021.

The new dates will be 5th/6th/7th August 2022. Please visit the show`s website for further details.

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Club wins Best Club Contribution to Charity award28 Mar 2021
The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club is delighted and honoured to be awarded the Best Club Contribution to Charity award in recognition of the saving from scrappage and subsequent sale for charity of the 400k+ miles Rover 216 (SD3) last year.

The citation reads "This award will be presented to a club which has demonstrated outstanding charitable fundraising or support for charitable aims during these extraordinary times. The motivation to help is one of the most admirable qualities of our community, the achievement of the winner will be an inspiration to us all and a reminder that we can help others even during challenging times".

The award was announced by Danny Hopkins, editor of Practical Classics magazine and one of the judges, to Club Chairman John Batchelor (who was the driving force behind the project) during an online video presentation yesterday. The video can be watched by clicking HERE (the presentation of our award starts at 2 minutes).

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Club wins Best Club Contribution to Charity award
28 Mar 2021
The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club is delighted and honoured to be awarded the Best Club Contribution to Charity award in recognition of the saving from scrappage and subsequent sale for charity of the 400k+ miles Rover 216 (SD3) last year.

The citation reads "This award will be presented to a club which has demonstrated outstanding charitable fundraising or support for charitable aims during these extraordinary times. The motivation to help is one of the most admirable qualities of our community, the achievement of the winner will be an inspiration to us all and a reminder that we can help others even during challenging times".

The award was announced by Danny Hopkins, editor of Practical Classics magazine and one of the judges, to Club Chairman John Batchelor (who was the driving force behind the project) during an online video presentation yesterday. The video can be watched by clicking HERE (the presentation of our award starts at 2 minutes).

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Latest edition of The Viking issued14 Jan 2021
The January to March 2021 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes a feature by the new owner of the latest charity car, the mega miler 216S SD3, and a report on the Lakeland Motor Museum. There is a meet the members feature and a Club Annual Summary (in lieu of last year`s AGM which had to be cancelled due to Covid-19). A technical article covers rust-proofing of a restored R8.

The Viking is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued
14 Jan 2021
The January to March 2021 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes a feature by the new owner of the latest charity car, the mega miler 216S SD3, and a report on the Lakeland Motor Museum. There is a meet the members feature and a Club Annual Summary (in lieu of last year`s AGM which had to be cancelled due to Covid-19). A technical article covers rust-proofing of a restored R8.

The Viking is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Charity Car Auction25 Oct 2020
The Rover 200 (SD3) rescued by the Club from a scrappage scheme has now been auctioned for charity, with the winning bidder being Club Member Adam Ellender from Kent.

The car was handed over to its delighted new owner by Club Chairman John Batchelor last week.

Following the sale a donation of £403 was made by the Club to Muscular Distrophy UK. This represented £1 for every 1,000 miles the car has covered during its 33 year life, and was made up of the profit from the sale of the car and a donation from the Club.

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Charity Car Auction
25 Oct 2020
The Rover 200 (SD3) rescued by the Club from a scrappage scheme has now been auctioned for charity, with the winning bidder being Club Member Adam Ellender from Kent.

The car was handed over to its delighted new owner by Club Chairman John Batchelor last week.

Following the sale a donation of £403 was made by the Club to Muscular Distrophy UK. This represented £1 for every 1,000 miles the car has covered during its 33 year life, and was made up of the profit from the sale of the car and a donation from the Club.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued23 Oct 2020
The October to December 2020 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes event reports from Gaydon and Milton Keynes, a history of the R3 and an article on the making of the R3 launch TV advert. There is a meet the members feature, as well as a report on a Rover 25 Coastal Challenge. Two technical articles feature ball joint and front brake disc replacement on the R8; and how to avoid rusty nuts!

The Viking is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued
23 Oct 2020
The October to December 2020 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes event reports from Gaydon and Milton Keynes, a history of the R3 and an article on the making of the R3 launch TV advert. There is a meet the members feature, as well as a report on a Rover 25 Coastal Challenge. Two technical articles feature ball joint and front brake disc replacement on the R8; and how to avoid rusty nuts!

The Viking is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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The Real R3 Story booklet launch17 Oct 2020
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the launch of the third generation Rover 200 (R3), the Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club has published an 80 page full colour booklet with contributions from many of the Rover Group team that were involved with the development and launch of the car.

This booklet is available to purchase online - members should visit the Club Regalia Online Shop in the Members Area to take advantage of a special discounted price. A new Online Shop for non-members has been launched, which also sells a range of mugs as well as the new booklet.

A video to promote the new booklet can be watched by clicking HERE.

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Club charity car on display at MK Museum28 Sep 2020
The club`s latest charity car, the 402,000 mile SD3 216S saved from a scrappage scheme, made its public appearance on the club display at Sunday`s BL Autumn Rally held at Milton Keynes Museum.

Photos from the event can be viewed on the Past Events page.

The charity car is being sold by sealed bid auction, with bids closing at 8.00pm on Sunday 11th October 2020. Bids can be sent to the club Chairman by using the Contact Us feature. Profits from the sale will be donated to Muscular Distrophy UK.

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Club charity car on display at MK Museum
28 Sep 2020
The club`s latest charity car, the 402,000 mile SD3 216S saved from a scrappage scheme, made its public appearance on the club display at Sunday`s BL Autumn Rally held at Milton Keynes Museum.

Photos from the event can be viewed on the Past Events page.

The charity car is being sold by sealed bid auction, with bids closing at 8.00pm on Sunday 11th October 2020. Bids can be sent to the club Chairman by using the Contact Us feature. Profits from the sale will be donated to Muscular Distrophy UK.

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Classic Motor Show postponed21 Sep 2020
The organizers of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery have announced that the show has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The show had been due to take place at the NEC in Birmingham on 13th/14th/15th November.

Further details, including options for tickets already purchased, can be found on the show`s website.

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Classic Motor Show postponed
21 Sep 2020
The organizers of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery have announced that the show has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The show had been due to take place at the NEC in Birmingham on 13th/14th/15th November.

Further details, including options for tickets already purchased, can be found on the show`s website.

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Club stand at British Motor Museum7 Sep 2020
The club finally got to attend its first event of 2020 yesterday, after most shows this year have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The club stand at the postponed BMC and Leyland Day at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon soon filled up and overflow parking had to be used.

Photos from the event may be viewed in the Past Events section of the website.

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Club stand at British Motor Museum
7 Sep 2020
The club finally got to attend its first event of 2020 yesterday, after most shows this year have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The club stand at the postponed BMC and Leyland Day at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon soon filled up and overflow parking had to be used.

Photos from the event may be viewed in the Past Events section of the website.

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BL Autumn Rally at Milton Keynes Museum3 Sep 2020
The annual BL Autumn Rally at Milton Keynes will be going ahead on 27th September, however due to Covid-19 restrictions this year the show is restricted to 1100s, Allegros, Maxis, Marinas, Landcrabs, Metros, Maestros, Montegos and Rover 200/400/600/800s only. The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club will have a designated parking area so if you are going in a 200, 400, 25, 45, Streetwise or BRM please come and park with us.

Contact details will have to be collected by the Club as you arrive for track and trace purposes. A small cash donation for the museum would be appreciated, and a collection bucket will be available at the site entrance.

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BL Autumn Rally at Milton Keynes Museum
3 Sep 2020
The annual BL Autumn Rally at Milton Keynes will be going ahead on 27th September, however due to Covid-19 restrictions this year the show is restricted to 1100s, Allegros, Maxis, Marinas, Landcrabs, Metros, Maestros, Montegos and Rover 200/400/600/800s only. The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club will have a designated parking area so if you are going in a 200, 400, 25, 45, Streetwise or BRM please come and park with us.

Contact details will have to be collected by the Club as you arrive for track and trace purposes. A small cash donation for the museum would be appreciated, and a collection bucket will be available at the site entrance.

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Club Online Shop Revamped26 Jul 2020
The member`s online shop has been revamped, with many new lines introduced. In the new memorabilia section four new commemorative mugs to celebrate the 30th anniversaries of the R8 4 door and 3 door, plus the 25th anniversaries of the HH-R and R3 have been added; whilst in the new clothing section, we now offer sweatshirts and fleeces with the club logo embroidered on them, both available in burgundy or grey.

All items in the shop are available for mail order, and all items other than the fleeces may collected (free of delivery charges) from most events that the club attend.

Please visit the Members Area to view the available items.

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Club Online Shop Revamped
26 Jul 2020
The member`s online shop has been revamped, with many new lines introduced. In the new memorabilia section four new commemorative mugs to celebrate the 30th anniversaries of the R8 4 door and 3 door, plus the 25th anniversaries of the HH-R and R3 have been added; whilst in the new clothing section, we now offer sweatshirts and fleeces with the club logo embroidered on them, both available in burgundy or grey.

All items in the shop are available for mail order, and all items other than the fleeces may collected (free of delivery charges) from most events that the club attend.

Please visit the Members Area to view the available items.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued9 Jul 2020
The July to September 2020 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes articles on MG Rover Concepts, the Show Scene in the North and the British Commercial Vehicle Museum at Leyland. Two technical articles feature fuel tank repairs and the rear brake dust shield. There is also an update on the club`s social media presence and the minutes of the club`s 2019 AGM.

The Viking is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website. There is also now an index of technical articles from this and past editions of the Viking available in the Members Area.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued
9 Jul 2020
The July to September 2020 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes articles on MG Rover Concepts, the Show Scene in the North and the British Commercial Vehicle Museum at Leyland. Two technical articles feature fuel tank repairs and the rear brake dust shield. There is also an update on the club`s social media presence and the minutes of the club`s 2019 AGM.

The Viking is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website. There is also now an index of technical articles from this and past editions of the Viking available in the Members Area.

Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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2019 AGM Minutes25 Jun 2020
The minutes of the 2019 AGM are now available to view in the Members Area.

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2019 AGM Minutes
25 Jun 2020
The minutes of the 2019 AGM are now available to view in the Members Area.

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Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show With Discovery re-rescheduled1 Jun 2020
The Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show With Discovery (that had been recsheduled for the 7th to 9th August 2020) has now been postponed until 26th to 28th March 2021 due to the continuing Coronavirus pandemic.

Tickets already purchased can be used at next year`s show, or may be exchanged (before 1st September 2020) for tickets to November`s Classic Motor Show or Race Retro due to be held in February 2021.

Please visit the show`s website faqs for further details.

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Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show With Discovery re-rescheduled
1 Jun 2020
The Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show With Discovery (that had been recsheduled for the 7th to 9th August 2020) has now been postponed until 26th to 28th March 2021 due to the continuing Coronavirus pandemic.

Tickets already purchased can be used at next year`s show, or may be exchanged (before 1st September 2020) for tickets to November`s Classic Motor Show or Race Retro due to be held in February 2021.

Please visit the show`s website faqs for further details.

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The Viking Archive12 May 2020
All editions of the club`s magazine, The Viking, have now been uploaded to the Members Area of the website.

This archive includes issues 1 to 18, which covers from when the club was formed in 2007 through to Summer 2012; as well as the current series from Spring 2015 to date.

The arhive may be viewed by all current members of the club by visiting the Members Area.

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The Viking Archive
12 May 2020
All editions of the club`s magazine, The Viking, have now been uploaded to the Members Area of the website.

This archive includes issues 1 to 18, which covers from when the club was formed in 2007 through to Summer 2012; as well as the current series from Spring 2015 to date.

The arhive may be viewed by all current members of the club by visiting the Members Area.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued7 Apr 2020
The April to June 2020 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes articles on the 30th anniversary of the R8 400 launch and the 25th anniversary of the HH/R 400 launch. Plus four reports on members cars; and a book review about the K series engine. There is also a How To guide to renewing a sagging headlining.

The Viking is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website. Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued
7 Apr 2020
The April to June 2020 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes articles on the 30th anniversary of the R8 400 launch and the 25th anniversary of the HH/R 400 launch. Plus four reports on members cars; and a book review about the K series engine. There is also a How To guide to renewing a sagging headlining.

The Viking is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website. Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show With Discovery tickets7 Apr 2020
Tickets already purchased for the 2020 Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, which was due to be held at the NEC, Birmingham on 27th, 28th and 29th March, are valid for the new show dates of 7th, 8th and 9th August.

However tickets for the new dates can still be bought from the show`s website; and club members can pre-order discounted tickets for the Saturday and Sunday by using the discount code that can be found in the Members Area of this website.

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Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show With Discovery tickets
7 Apr 2020
Tickets already purchased for the 2020 Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, which was due to be held at the NEC, Birmingham on 27th, 28th and 29th March, are valid for the new show dates of 7th, 8th and 9th August.

However tickets for the new dates can still be bought from the show`s website; and club members can pre-order discounted tickets for the Saturday and Sunday by using the discount code that can be found in the Members Area of this website.

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Roverfest 2020 postponed27 Mar 2020
The JRC (Joint Rover Clubs) has reluctantly taken the decision to postpone Roverfest 2020 until 2021 due to the continued uncertainty over the Corona virus outbreak and a potential clash with the rescheduled Restoration Show.

Roverfest had been due to take place at Sywell Aerodrome near Northampton on 7th/8th/9th August.

The new dates are 6th/7th/8th August 2021. Please visit the show`s website for further details.

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Roverfest 2020 postponed
27 Mar 2020
The JRC (Joint Rover Clubs) has reluctantly taken the decision to postpone Roverfest 2020 until 2021 due to the continued uncertainty over the Corona virus outbreak and a potential clash with the rescheduled Restoration Show.

Roverfest had been due to take place at Sywell Aerodrome near Northampton on 7th/8th/9th August.

The new dates are 6th/7th/8th August 2021. Please visit the show`s website for further details.

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Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show With Discovery rescheduled27 Mar 2020
The Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show With Discovery has been recsheduled for the 7th to 9th August 2020.

The show had been due to take place at the NEC in Birmingham starting today, but had to be postponed due to the Corona virus outbreak.

Please visit the show`s website for further details.

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Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show With Discovery rescheduled
27 Mar 2020
The Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show With Discovery has been recsheduled for the 7th to 9th August 2020.

The show had been due to take place at the NEC in Birmingham starting today, but had to be postponed due to the Corona virus outbreak.

Please visit the show`s website for further details.

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Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show With Discovery postponed16 Mar 2020
We have been notified by the organizers of this show that it has been postponed due to the COVID-19 situation.

The show had been due to take place at the NEC in Birmingham on 27th/28th/29th March.

Please visit the show`s website for further details.

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Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show With Discovery postponed
16 Mar 2020
We have been notified by the organizers of this show that it has been postponed due to the COVID-19 situation.

The show had been due to take place at the NEC in Birmingham on 27th/28th/29th March.

Please visit the show`s website for further details.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued13 Jan 2020
The January to March 2020 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes reports on the R8 Press Launch Re-run at Lucknam Park and the NEC Classic Motor Show; and articles on the R8 development and Honda engine mounts.

The Viking is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website. Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued
13 Jan 2020
The January to March 2020 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes reports on the R8 Press Launch Re-run at Lucknam Park and the NEC Classic Motor Show; and articles on the R8 development and Honda engine mounts.

The Viking is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website. Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2020, with Discovery19 Dec 2019
The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at the 2020 Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, which will be held at the NEC, Birmingham on 27th, 28th and 29th March.

We will be located in hall 5, and our stand number is 5-660.

Club members can pre-order discounted tickets for the Saturday and Sunday by using the discount code that can be found in the Members Area.

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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2020, with Discovery
19 Dec 2019
The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at the 2020 Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, which will be held at the NEC, Birmingham on 27th, 28th and 29th March.

We will be located in hall 5, and our stand number is 5-660.

Club members can pre-order discounted tickets for the Saturday and Sunday by using the discount code that can be found in the Members Area.

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Russ Swift back on two wheels in an R8 at the NEC14 Nov 2019
The Club reunited reknown stunt driver Russ Swift with a second generation Rover 200 (R8) at last weekend`s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show With Discovery, held at the NEC in Birmingham. Russ rose to national (and international) acclaim in the late 1980s for his television adverts for Rover Group, starting with parking a Montego in a full office car park. Many cars, including the R8, have since been promoted by Russ` unique style of driving on two wheels. As the Club`s sectioned car was displayed with two wheels raised off the ground, we couldn`t resist getting Russ to pose for photos in it!

The display of the sectioned car was part of the Club`s celebration of the 30th anniversary of the launch of the second generation Rover 200, as well as the 35th anniversary of the launch of the original version (SD3). Photos of the Club stand can be viewed by visiting the 2019 Past Events page of this website.

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Russ Swift back on two wheels in an R8 at the NEC
14 Nov 2019
The Club reunited reknown stunt driver Russ Swift with a second generation Rover 200 (R8) at last weekend`s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show With Discovery, held at the NEC in Birmingham. Russ rose to national (and international) acclaim in the late 1980s for his television adverts for Rover Group, starting with parking a Montego in a full office car park. Many cars, including the R8, have since been promoted by Russ` unique style of driving on two wheels. As the Club`s sectioned car was displayed with two wheels raised off the ground, we couldn`t resist getting Russ to pose for photos in it!

The display of the sectioned car was part of the Club`s celebration of the 30th anniversary of the launch of the second generation Rover 200, as well as the 35th anniversary of the launch of the original version (SD3). Photos of the Club stand can be viewed by visiting the 2019 Past Events page of this website.

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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery7 Nov 2019
Don`t forget to come and see us on stand 8-260 in Hall 8 at the Classic Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

This year we are celebrating two anniversaries - the 35th anniversary of the launch of the first generation Rover 200 (SD3) and the 30th anniversary of the launch of the second generation (R8). As well as the sectioned display car (photo) we have four `complete` cars on display - an SD3 Rover 200, and three R8s (including the first production R8).

The show is open to the public on Friday 8th (10.00 - 18.30), Saturday 9th (09.00 - 18.30) and Sunday 10th (09.00 - 17.30). We hope to see you there!

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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery
7 Nov 2019
Don`t forget to come and see us on stand 8-260 in Hall 8 at the Classic Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

This year we are celebrating two anniversaries - the 35th anniversary of the launch of the first generation Rover 200 (SD3) and the 30th anniversary of the launch of the second generation (R8). As well as the sectioned display car (photo) we have four `complete` cars on display - an SD3 Rover 200, and three R8s (including the first production R8).

The show is open to the public on Friday 8th (10.00 - 18.30), Saturday 9th (09.00 - 18.30) and Sunday 10th (09.00 - 17.30). We hope to see you there!

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Club AGM 201928 Oct 2019
The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club was held on 27th October at the Coventry Transport Museum. Visit the 2019 Past Events page for photos.

Reports from the committee members were received, followed by the re-election of four of the committee members and the election of a new Secretary.

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Club AGM 2019
28 Oct 2019
The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club was held on 27th October at the Coventry Transport Museum. Visit the 2019 Past Events page for photos.

Reports from the committee members were received, followed by the re-election of four of the committee members and the election of a new Secretary.

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Club AGM24 Oct 2019
A reminder that this year`s Annual General Meeting will be held this Sunday, 27th October, at the Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD; starting at 1.00pm.

All members are welcome and are encouraged to attend.

Satnav users are recommended to use the postcode CV1 1JR to get to the club`s display parking in front of the museum.

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Club AGM
24 Oct 2019
A reminder that this year`s Annual General Meeting will be held this Sunday, 27th October, at the Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD; starting at 1.00pm.

All members are welcome and are encouraged to attend.

Satnav users are recommended to use the postcode CV1 1JR to get to the club`s display parking in front of the museum.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued18 Oct 2019
The October to December 2019 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes reports on BMC and Leyland Day at Gaydon, the Scottish Transport Extravaganza at Glamis Castle, The Graduate Advert Re-Run in the North East of England and the BL Autumn Rally at Milton Keynes Museum; and articles on R8 production car number 1, what was happening in Austin Rover in 1984 and early/pre-production R8s.

The Viking is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website. Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued
18 Oct 2019
The October to December 2019 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes reports on BMC and Leyland Day at Gaydon, the Scottish Transport Extravaganza at Glamis Castle, The Graduate Advert Re-Run in the North East of England and the BL Autumn Rally at Milton Keynes Museum; and articles on R8 production car number 1, what was happening in Austin Rover in 1984 and early/pre-production R8s.

The Viking is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website. Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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R8 Press Launch Re-Run15 Oct 2019
The club held a unique event last week to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the launch of the second generation Rover 200 (R8) by creating a re-run of the press launch at the original venue from 1989, Lucknam Park near Colerne in Wiltshire.

The day started with a display of the four launch models - 214 Si, 214 SLi, 214 GSi and 216 GSi - plus 12 other R8s in front of the country hotel that was hired by Rover for four weeks leading up to the public launch date of 11th October 1989. Members of the club were joined by several members of the press, some of whom had attended the original event 30 years ago.

There then followed a talk by club chairman John Batchelor, who worked on the R8 project; and Dennis Chick, who was Rover`s Group Product Communications Manager at the time of the launch. A buffet lunch was enjoyed by all before the cars set off to follow one of the original routes taken by the motoring press in 1989.

Photos of this event can be found on the 2019 Past Events page of the website.

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R8 Press Launch Re-Run
15 Oct 2019
The club held a unique event last week to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the launch of the second generation Rover 200 (R8) by creating a re-run of the press launch at the original venue from 1989, Lucknam Park near Colerne in Wiltshire.

The day started with a display of the four launch models - 214 Si, 214 SLi, 214 GSi and 216 GSi - plus 12 other R8s in front of the country hotel that was hired by Rover for four weeks leading up to the public launch date of 11th October 1989. Members of the club were joined by several members of the press, some of whom had attended the original event 30 years ago.

There then followed a talk by club chairman John Batchelor, who worked on the R8 project; and Dennis Chick, who was Rover`s Group Product Communications Manager at the time of the launch. A buffet lunch was enjoyed by all before the cars set off to follow one of the original routes taken by the motoring press in 1989.

Photos of this event can be found on the 2019 Past Events page of the website.

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Lancaster Insurance NEC Classic Motor Show with Discovery25 Aug 2019
This year the club stand will be found in Hall 8, which is dedicated to cars that have been launched since the inaugural show back in 1984. We will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of the original Rover 200 (SD3) with an excellent example of a Rover 213SE. We will also be marking the 30th anniversary of the R8 Rover 200 and will have a selection of these cars on show including the club`s sectioned car and the first production R8 Rover 200.

Why not join us at the show and take advantage of our club member discount by pre-ordering your tickets using our club discount code. Go to the Members Area and then "Show Discount Codes" to find the club ticket offer code.

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Lancaster Insurance NEC Classic Motor Show with Discovery
25 Aug 2019
This year the club stand will be found in Hall 8, which is dedicated to cars that have been launched since the inaugural show back in 1984. We will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of the original Rover 200 (SD3) with an excellent example of a Rover 213SE. We will also be marking the 30th anniversary of the R8 Rover 200 and will have a selection of these cars on show including the club`s sectioned car and the first production R8 Rover 200.

Why not join us at the show and take advantage of our club member discount by pre-ordering your tickets using our club discount code. Go to the Members Area and then "Show Discount Codes" to find the club ticket offer code.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued2 Aug 2019
The July to September 2019 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes reports on Pride of Longbridge and the Scottish All Rover Rally; a history of the R8 Rover 200/400; three meet the members articles; plus articles on the recommissioning of a Cabriolet and driveshaft replacement.

The Viking is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website. Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued
2 Aug 2019
The July to September 2019 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes reports on Pride of Longbridge and the Scottish All Rover Rally; a history of the R8 Rover 200/400; three meet the members articles; plus articles on the recommissioning of a Cabriolet and driveshaft replacement.

The Viking is available for download by club members by visiting the Members Area of the website. Postal members will receive their printed copy of the magazine within the next few days.

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Even More Press Coverage!12 Jun 2019
Press coverage of our cars and the club continues with an article in this week`s Classic Car Weekly. Richard Gunn reports on his Rover 216SLi that he bought for £150 at the end of last year. Richard brought his car to our stand at the Practical Classics, Classic Car & Restoration Show with Discovery and he reports on the car and his experiences with the club at the show. Richard headlines the article "When your other cars falter, there`s only one option - buy an R8".

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Even More Press Coverage!
12 Jun 2019
Press coverage of our cars and the club continues with an article in this week`s Classic Car Weekly. Richard Gunn reports on his Rover 216SLi that he bought for £150 at the end of last year. Richard brought his car to our stand at the Practical Classics, Classic Car & Restoration Show with Discovery and he reports on the car and his experiences with the club at the show. Richard headlines the article "When your other cars falter, there`s only one option - buy an R8".

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More Press Coverage!17 May 2019
The June edition of Classic Car Mart contains a detailed review of the R8 Rover 200 & 400 range. There is also a report on Pride of Longbridge with both a mention and photographs of our club stand.

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More Press Coverage!
17 May 2019
The June edition of Classic Car Mart contains a detailed review of the R8 Rover 200 & 400 range. There is also a report on Pride of Longbridge with both a mention and photographs of our club stand.

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R8 coverage in Classic Car Weekly26 Apr 2019
Following the fantastic display of second generation Rover 200s at the recent Pride of Longbridge, this weeks edition of Classic Car Weekly has a three page coverage of the car, including a feature on production car number 1 and interviews with eight owners at PoL.

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R8 coverage in Classic Car Weekly
26 Apr 2019
Following the fantastic display of second generation Rover 200s at the recent Pride of Longbridge, this weeks edition of Classic Car Weekly has a three page coverage of the car, including a feature on production car number 1 and interviews with eight owners at PoL.

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