Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club

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Latest edition of The Viking issued8 Jul 2022
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
8 Jul 2022
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 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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Pride of Longbridge 201918 Apr 2019
The 30th anniversary year of the launch of the second generation Rover 200 was well and truly marked with a display of over 30 R8 models of all types in the shape of the number `30` at this year`s Pride of Longbridge.

In all over 70 cars representing the club attended this increasingly popular event that is organised to mark the end of volume car production at the iconic Longbridge plant in Birmingham.

Please visit the Past Events page for pictures of the event, including an aerial view of the `30` courtesy of rover-club.fr.

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Pride of Longbridge 2019
18 Apr 2019
The 30th anniversary year of the launch of the second generation Rover 200 was well and truly marked with a display of over 30 R8 models of all types in the shape of the number `30` at this year`s Pride of Longbridge.

In all over 70 cars representing the club attended this increasingly popular event that is organised to mark the end of volume car production at the iconic Longbridge plant in Birmingham.

Please visit the Past Events page for pictures of the event, including an aerial view of the `30` courtesy of rover-club.fr.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued11 Apr 2019
The April to June 2019 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes reports on the NEC Restoration Show; articles celebrating the 35th anniversary of the launch of the original Rover 200, two one-owner 100k mile cars, R8 rear suspension bush replacement and petrol tank refurbishment.

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
11 Apr 2019
The April to June 2019 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes reports on the NEC Restoration Show; articles celebrating the 35th anniversary of the launch of the original Rover 200, two one-owner 100k mile cars, R8 rear suspension bush replacement and petrol tank refurbishment.

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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Pride of Longbridge - this Saturday11 Apr 2019
If you are attending Pride of Longbridge in your club car please display a "P1" on a sheet of paper in your car as you arrive. Further details are in the latest edition of The Viking. We encourage you to support this event this year with significant anniversaries being celebrated by the club. Classic Car Weekly will be in attendance and will be focussing on our club.

The charity car from the Restoration Show, a Rover 216 Cabriolet, will be in attendance. We are holding a closed auction for this car, so if you are interested in bidding we encourage you to inspect the car there.

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Pride of Longbridge - this Saturday
11 Apr 2019
If you are attending Pride of Longbridge in your club car please display a "P1" on a sheet of paper in your car as you arrive. Further details are in the latest edition of The Viking. We encourage you to support this event this year with significant anniversaries being celebrated by the club. Classic Car Weekly will be in attendance and will be focussing on our club.

The charity car from the Restoration Show, a Rover 216 Cabriolet, will be in attendance. We are holding a closed auction for this car, so if you are interested in bidding we encourage you to inspect the car there.

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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery31 Mar 2019
The Club had another successful show at the NEC last weekend.

Five cars were displayed, three of which were worked on as part of the restoration theme of the show. The main exhibit was a Tahiti Blue Cabriolet that the Club has bought to restore with the intention of selling to make a profit that will be donated to the Club`s chosen charity this year, Chron`s & Colitis UK.

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

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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery
31 Mar 2019
The Club had another successful show at the NEC last weekend.

Five cars were displayed, three of which were worked on as part of the restoration theme of the show. The main exhibit was a Tahiti Blue Cabriolet that the Club has bought to restore with the intention of selling to make a profit that will be donated to the Club`s chosen charity this year, Chron`s & Colitis UK.

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

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We`re ready for the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery at the NEC21 Mar 2019
The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club stand is ready at the 2019 Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery. We are on stand 5-362 in hall 5.

We have five cars on display, including this year`s charity car - a Tahiti Blue cabriolet.

We hope to see you there!

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We`re ready for the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery at the NEC
21 Mar 2019
The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club stand is ready at the 2019 Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery. We are on stand 5-362 in hall 5.

We have five cars on display, including this year`s charity car - a Tahiti Blue cabriolet.

We hope to see you there!

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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery25 Feb 2019
It is less than four weeks to go before the Practical Classics, Classic Car & Restoration Show at the NEC, Birmingham. The club will be exhibiting in Hall 5 Stand 362 and we will be pleased to meet as many of you on the stand as possible.

Discounted tickets for the show are available in advance and if you would like your club to benefit from advanced tickets sales as well as you getting a discount on the entry fee you need to book your tickets by the end of February (this Thursday).

To purchase tickets please visit the show`s ticket website. The club`s unique discount code for tickets for Saturday or Sunday can be found in the Members Area of this website.

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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery
25 Feb 2019
It is less than four weeks to go before the Practical Classics, Classic Car & Restoration Show at the NEC, Birmingham. The club will be exhibiting in Hall 5 Stand 362 and we will be pleased to meet as many of you on the stand as possible.

Discounted tickets for the show are available in advance and if you would like your club to benefit from advanced tickets sales as well as you getting a discount on the entry fee you need to book your tickets by the end of February (this Thursday).

To purchase tickets please visit the show`s ticket website. The club`s unique discount code for tickets for Saturday or Sunday can be found in the Members Area of this website.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued7 Jan 2019
The January to March 2019 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes reports on the NEC Classic Motor Show and the Gathering of the Clans show in Stirling; a book review on the `K` series engine; and articles by several members - stories of Rover ownership; technical tips on front hub refurbishment, hidden rust and sagging headlinings!

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 Jan 2019
The January to March 2019 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes reports on the NEC Classic Motor Show and the Gathering of the Clans show in Stirling; a book review on the `K` series engine; and articles by several members - stories of Rover ownership; technical tips on front hub refurbishment, hidden rust and sagging headlinings!

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 2019, with Discovery20 Dec 2018
The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at the 2019 Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, which will be held at the NEC, Birmingham on 22nd, 23rd and 24th March.

We will be located in hall 5, and our stand number is 5-362. We are very fortunate to have been allocated a large stand, so will be able to put on a great display to start off this important show year in which we will be celebrating the 35th anniversary since the launch of the original Rover 200 (SD3) and the 30th anniversary of the launch of the secend generation Rover 200 (R8).

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 2019, with Discovery
20 Dec 2018
The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at the 2019 Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, which will be held at the NEC, Birmingham on 22nd, 23rd and 24th March.

We will be located in hall 5, and our stand number is 5-362. We are very fortunate to have been allocated a large stand, so will be able to put on a great display to start off this important show year in which we will be celebrating the 35th anniversary since the launch of the original Rover 200 (SD3) and the 30th anniversary of the launch of the secend generation Rover 200 (R8).

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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R8 30th Anniversary Mug7 Dec 2018
A commemorative mug to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the launch of the second generation Rover 200 (R8) in 1989 has been created by the Club.

The mug has been designed by the Club Treasurer, Jonathan Living, based on the launch advertising material.

The mugs can be ordered from the online shop in the Members Area.

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R8 30th Anniversary Mug
7 Dec 2018
A commemorative mug to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the launch of the second generation Rover 200 (R8) in 1989 has been created by the Club.

The mug has been designed by the Club Treasurer, Jonathan Living, based on the launch advertising material.

The mugs can be ordered from the online shop in the Members Area.

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Another successful club display at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery16 Nov 2018
The club had a busy weekend at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery with a steady stream of visitors to our stand. We were positioned in Hall 4 alongside other Rover clubs. The theme for the show was “Built to Last” and so it was very appropriate that we had a 216GSi on the stand that had clocked up 184,000 miles. The car has until recently spent its life commuting between Britain and Greece and despite its high mileage is in very good condition.

Complimenting this was one of the last SD3 models a 1990 213SE and one of the “last” Rover models to be launched, a 2004 Streetwise looking resplendent in Firefrost Red.

To complete the stand we were lucky enough to have one of the original Rover GTi Dunlop Challenge Cars. This car has continued to be used as a race and time trial car since the end of the original race series.

Photos of the club stand can be found under Past Events.

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Another successful club display at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery
16 Nov 2018
The club had a busy weekend at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery with a steady stream of visitors to our stand. We were positioned in Hall 4 alongside other Rover clubs. The theme for the show was “Built to Last” and so it was very appropriate that we had a 216GSi on the stand that had clocked up 184,000 miles. The car has until recently spent its life commuting between Britain and Greece and despite its high mileage is in very good condition.

Complimenting this was one of the last SD3 models a 1990 213SE and one of the “last” Rover models to be launched, a 2004 Streetwise looking resplendent in Firefrost Red.

To complete the stand we were lucky enough to have one of the original Rover GTi Dunlop Challenge Cars. This car has continued to be used as a race and time trial car since the end of the original race series.

Photos of the club stand can be found under Past Events.

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The club stand is ready at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery8 Nov 2018
The club stand at this year`s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery has been set up and is ready for when the show opens to the public tomorrow at 10.00.

The show is open on 9th/10th/11th November at the NEC in Birmingham. Come and see us on stand 4-552 in hall 4. Please remember to bring your ticket stub along to our stand to enable us to collect commission from the organizers.

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The club stand is ready at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery
8 Nov 2018
The club stand at this year`s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery has been set up and is ready for when the show opens to the public tomorrow at 10.00.

The show is open on 9th/10th/11th November at the NEC in Birmingham. Come and see us on stand 4-552 in hall 4. Please remember to bring your ticket stub along to our stand to enable us to collect commission from the organizers.

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Don`t forget to book your tickets for the NEC Classic Motor Show4 Nov 2018
From Friday we will be exhibiting at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery at the NEC, Birmingham. Come along and see us in hall 4, on stand number 4-552.

Don`t forget that Club Members benefit from discounted tickets on Saturday 10th or Sunday 11th November if booked by midnight on Thursday 8th November – see the show advert for promotion codes and T&Cs in the Members Area of this website.

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Don`t forget to book your tickets for the NEC Classic Motor Show
4 Nov 2018
From Friday we will be exhibiting at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery at the NEC, Birmingham. Come along and see us in hall 4, on stand number 4-552.

Don`t forget that Club Members benefit from discounted tickets on Saturday 10th or Sunday 11th November if booked by midnight on Thursday 8th November – see the show advert for promotion codes and T&Cs in the Members Area of this website.

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Club AGM 201815 Oct 2018
The 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club was held on 14th October at the Coventry Transport Museum. Seventeen members braved the inclement weather, bringing with them a fine selection of cars that were displayed on Millenium Place outside the front of the museum (see Past Events for more photos).

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

Several other item topics were discussed, most notably the club`s plans to celebrate next year the 35th anniversary of the launch of the original Rover 200 and the 30th anniversary of the launch of the second generation 200.

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Club AGM 2018
15 Oct 2018
The 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club was held on 14th October at the Coventry Transport Museum. Seventeen members braved the inclement weather, bringing with them a fine selection of cars that were displayed on Millenium Place outside the front of the museum (see Past Events for more photos).

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

Several other item topics were discussed, most notably the club`s plans to celebrate next year the 35th anniversary of the launch of the original Rover 200 and the 30th anniversary of the launch of the second generation 200.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued3 Oct 2018
The October to December 2018 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes reports on the Peterborough and Milton Keynes shows; a book review on `Making Cars At Longbridge`; and articles on the Norfolk & Norwich Rover Owners Club visit to this year`s Restoration Show, the Riverside Museum in Glasgow, the stripdown of a 216, drive shaft restoration and brake pad fitting.

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
3 Oct 2018
The October to December 2018 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes reports on the Peterborough and Milton Keynes shows; a book review on `Making Cars At Longbridge`; and articles on the Norfolk & Norwich Rover Owners Club visit to this year`s Restoration Show, the Riverside Museum in Glasgow, the stripdown of a 216, drive shaft restoration and brake pad fitting.

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 issued27 Jul 2018
The July to September 2018 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes reports on five shows; notice of the club`s 2018 AGM; and articles on fuel economy and performance, a member`s trip to Europe, subframe restoration and tips for removing stubborn bolts.

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
27 Jul 2018
The July to September 2018 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes reports on five shows; notice of the club`s 2018 AGM; and articles on fuel economy and performance, a member`s trip to Europe, subframe restoration and tips for removing stubborn bolts.

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 Forum maintenance26 Jul 2018
The club forum is operational again.

Apologies for any inconvenience during the move and upgrade.

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Club Forum maintenance
26 Jul 2018
The club forum is operational again.

Apologies for any inconvenience during the move and upgrade.

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Club AGM2 Jul 2018
This year`s Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 14th 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.

Further details to follow.

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Club AGM
2 Jul 2018
This year`s Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 14th 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.

Further details to follow.

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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery 2018 - Club Member Tickets30 Jun 2018
Details of the special discounts available for club members for tickets for this year`s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery have been released.

These discounts are available on tickets for Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November.

Please visit the Members Area to access the codes.

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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery 2018 - Club Member Tickets
30 Jun 2018
Details of the special discounts available for club members for tickets for this year`s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery have been released.

These discounts are available on tickets for Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November.

Please visit the Members Area to access the codes.

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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery 20189 Jun 2018
The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club is pleased to announce that it has again been offered a stand at this year`s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery, which will be held at the NEC in Birmingham on the 9th/10th/11th November.

Further details of the show can be found on the show`s website.

It is anticipated that discounted tickets will be available for members for the Saturday and Sunday, and further details on this will be published in the Members Area when available.

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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery 2018
9 Jun 2018
The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club is pleased to announce that it has again been offered a stand at this year`s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery, which will be held at the NEC in Birmingham on the 9th/10th/11th November.

Further details of the show can be found on the show`s website.

It is anticipated that discounted tickets will be available for members for the Saturday and Sunday, and further details on this will be published in the Members Area when available.

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Club Privacy Policy available to download17 May 2018
Our privacy policy has been reviewed in anticipation of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on 25th May, and may be downloaded for viewing by clicking HERE.

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Club Privacy Policy available to download
17 May 2018
Our privacy policy has been reviewed in anticipation of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on 25th May, and may be downloaded for viewing by clicking HERE.

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Pride of Longbridge 201813 Apr 2018
Due to the adverse weather conditions the organizers of Pride of Longbridge, due to take place on Saturday 14th April, have had to move the venue to the roads outside Cofton Park; and consequently there will not be enough room for club displays.

With this in mind there will be no official Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club display at this year`s Pride of Longbridge. The club has looked into alternative venues, but none are available (including BMM Gaydon, which already has two other events on that day).

If individual members still wish to attend the reduced PoL gathering that is their the choice, but please be aware there will not be an official club presence.

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Pride of Longbridge 2018
13 Apr 2018
Due to the adverse weather conditions the organizers of Pride of Longbridge, due to take place on Saturday 14th April, have had to move the venue to the roads outside Cofton Park; and consequently there will not be enough room for club displays.

With this in mind there will be no official Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club display at this year`s Pride of Longbridge. The club has looked into alternative venues, but none are available (including BMM Gaydon, which already has two other events on that day).

If individual members still wish to attend the reduced PoL gathering that is their the choice, but please be aware there will not be an official club presence.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued9 Apr 2018
The April to June 2018 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes a report on the club stand at the NEC Restoration Show; a meet the member feature; and articles on front wing replacement, fuel tank smells, headlamp alignment and the concluding part of the feature on suspension started in the last edition.

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
9 Apr 2018
The April to June 2018 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes a report on the club stand at the NEC Restoration Show; a meet the member feature; and articles on front wing replacement, fuel tank smells, headlamp alignment and the concluding part of the feature on suspension started in the last edition.

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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Back to the red at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show with Discovery28 Mar 2018
The club welcomed lots of visitors to its stand at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show with Discovery, which was held at the NEC in Birmingham over last weekend.

The club demonstrated how faded paintwork and grimy alloy wheels can be brought back to life with the right cleaning materials and a little bit of elbow grease. A Rover 400 (R8) saloon arrived at the show with very faded and discoloured paintwork, and by the end of the show its red paintwork was shining as it did when it left the showroom over twenty years ago.

As well as the Rover 400, the club applied some elbow grease to a Rover 200 (R3) hatchback; whilst a stunning 220 3 door hatch (R8) completed the display.

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Back to the red at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show with Discovery
28 Mar 2018
The club welcomed lots of visitors to its stand at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show with Discovery, which was held at the NEC in Birmingham over last weekend.

The club demonstrated how faded paintwork and grimy alloy wheels can be brought back to life with the right cleaning materials and a little bit of elbow grease. A Rover 400 (R8) saloon arrived at the show with very faded and discoloured paintwork, and by the end of the show its red paintwork was shining as it did when it left the showroom over twenty years ago.

As well as the Rover 400, the club applied some elbow grease to a Rover 200 (R3) hatchback; whilst a stunning 220 3 door hatch (R8) completed the display.

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Come and see us in hall 5 at the NEC Restoration Show - 23rd to 25th March22 Mar 2018
The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club stand is ready at the 2018 Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery. We are on stand 5-750 in hall 5.

We will be bringing the shine back to a Rover 400 and a 200 and showing what can be achieved with a stunning 220GSi. Come and join us and get your hands dirty!

Please remember to bring your ticket along to our stand to enable us to collect commission from the organizers.

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Come and see us in hall 5 at the NEC Restoration Show - 23rd to 25th March
22 Mar 2018
The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club stand is ready at the 2018 Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery. We are on stand 5-750 in hall 5.

We will be bringing the shine back to a Rover 400 and a 200 and showing what can be achieved with a stunning 220GSi. Come and join us and get your hands dirty!

Please remember to bring your ticket along to our stand to enable us to collect commission from the organizers.

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Don`t forget to book your tickets for the NEC Restoration Show12 Mar 2018
In less than two weeks we will be exhibiting at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery. We’re getting ready to join over 150 classic vehicle clubs taking part at this friendly action-packed show. Come along for expert advice or just a chat and see what the club that shares your passion is getting up to.

For tickets, call 0844 858 6758 or book online at www.necrestorationshow.com

Club Members benefit from discounted tickets on Saturday 24th or Sunday 25th March if booked in advance – see the show advert for promotion codes and T&Cs in the Members Area of this website.

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Don`t forget to book your tickets for the NEC Restoration Show
12 Mar 2018
In less than two weeks we will be exhibiting at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery. We’re getting ready to join over 150 classic vehicle clubs taking part at this friendly action-packed show. Come along for expert advice or just a chat and see what the club that shares your passion is getting up to.

For tickets, call 0844 858 6758 or book online at www.necrestorationshow.com

Club Members benefit from discounted tickets on Saturday 24th or Sunday 25th March if booked in advance – see the show advert for promotion codes and T&Cs in the Members Area of this website.

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Club regalia online shop now available for members9 Mar 2018
An online shop for club regalia has been launched for club members.

An online shop for club regalia has been launched for club members. Items available are club car stickers, club mugs and club polo shirts (available in grey or white and in four sizes). Items can be delivered or may be collected from certain events that the club is attending (starting with the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show with Discovery at the NEC later this month).

The online shop can be accessed via the Members Area of the website. Payment can only be made by PayPal at the moment.

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Club regalia online shop now available for members
9 Mar 2018
An online shop for club regalia has been launched for club members.

An online shop for club regalia has been launched for club members. Items available are club car stickers, club mugs and club polo shirts (available in grey or white and in four sizes). Items can be delivered or may be collected from certain events that the club is attending (starting with the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show with Discovery at the NEC later this month).

The online shop can be accessed via the Members Area of the website. Payment can only be made by PayPal at the moment.

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Club shortlisted for charity category at the National Car Club Awards 201827 Feb 2018
The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club has been shortlisted in the Best Car Club Contribution to Charity category at the National Car Club Awards 2018.

This nomination is as a result of a project that was mainly carried out at last year`s Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show. A 1991 Rover 216 GSi was purchased, restored and auctioned on the internet; with the profits donated to the British Heart Foundation in memory of former club member John Cooper.

There are six other shortlisted clubs for the award, and the winner will be announced at the Awards Dinner and Ceremony on Saturday 24th March, taking place at the NEC alongside the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery.

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Club shortlisted for charity category at the National Car Club Awards 2018
27 Feb 2018
The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club has been shortlisted in the Best Car Club Contribution to Charity category at the National Car Club Awards 2018.

This nomination is as a result of a project that was mainly carried out at last year`s Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show. A 1991 Rover 216 GSi was purchased, restored and auctioned on the internet; with the profits donated to the British Heart Foundation in memory of former club member John Cooper.

There are six other shortlisted clubs for the award, and the winner will be announced at the Awards Dinner and Ceremony on Saturday 24th March, taking place at the NEC alongside the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery.

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Latest edition of The Viking issued11 Jan 2018
The January to March 2018 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes reports on the club AGM and the club stand at the NEC Classic Motor Show; two meet the members features; and articles on dashboard illumination and rear shock absorber and spring 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
11 Jan 2018
The January to March 2018 edition of the club magazine "The Viking" has now been published. This edition includes reports on the club AGM and the club stand at the NEC Classic Motor Show; two meet the members features; and articles on dashboard illumination and rear shock absorber and spring 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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Club stand at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show With Discovery11 Dec 2017
The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club is fortunate to be one of 157 classic car clubs allocated a stand at the Practical Classics Classic Car Show with Discovery, which will be held at the NEC in Birmingham from the 23rd to the 25th March 2018.

Members of the club may purchase discounted tickets for Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March by quoting the special discount code that can be found in the Members Area of the website.

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Club stand at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show With Discovery
11 Dec 2017
The Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club is fortunate to be one of 157 classic car clubs allocated a stand at the Practical Classics Classic Car Show with Discovery, which will be held at the NEC in Birmingham from the 23rd to the 25th March 2018.

Members of the club may purchase discounted tickets for Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March by quoting the special discount code that can be found in the Members Area of the website.

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A successful weekend for the club at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery17 Nov 2017
The club welcomed lots of visitors to its stand at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery, which was held at the NEC in Birmingham over last weekend.

The show theme this year was "Family Ties", and so the club chose to portray the family connection between the Rover 200/400 `R8` and the Honda Concerto. The `R8` and Concerto were designed and produced through the collaboration between the two companies that started with the Triumph Acclaim. All Concertos for the European market were produced by Rover at its Longbridge factory in Birmingham alongside the `R8`.

Visitors to the stand were able to compare a Honda Concerto to its equivalent Rover 200; as well admiring two other models covered by the club - a Rover 200 Cabriolet and a Rover 400 (HHR) saloon.

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A successful weekend for the club at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery
17 Nov 2017
The club welcomed lots of visitors to its stand at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery, which was held at the NEC in Birmingham over last weekend.

The show theme this year was "Family Ties", and so the club chose to portray the family connection between the Rover 200/400 `R8` and the Honda Concerto. The `R8` and Concerto were designed and produced through the collaboration between the two companies that started with the Triumph Acclaim. All Concertos for the European market were produced by Rover at its Longbridge factory in Birmingham alongside the `R8`.

Visitors to the stand were able to compare a Honda Concerto to its equivalent Rover 200; as well admiring two other models covered by the club - a Rover 200 Cabriolet and a Rover 400 (HHR) saloon.

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The club stand is ready at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery9 Nov 2017
The club stand at this year`s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery has been set up and is ready for when the show opens to the public tomorrow at 10.00.

The show is open on 10th/11th/12th November at the NEC in Birmingham. Come and see us on stand 4-582 in hall 4. Please remember to bring your ticket stub along to our stand to enable us to collect commission from the organizers.

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The club stand is ready at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery
9 Nov 2017
The club stand at this year`s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery has been set up and is ready for when the show opens to the public tomorrow at 10.00.

The show is open on 10th/11th/12th November at the NEC in Birmingham. Come and see us on stand 4-582 in hall 4. Please remember to bring your ticket stub along to our stand to enable us to collect commission from the organizers.

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New club forum7 Nov 2017
The club forum has been updated to the latest version of software and is available for use.

You may need to clear your browser cache and refresh to see the updated forum.

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New club forum
7 Nov 2017
The club forum has been updated to the latest version of software and is available for use.

You may need to clear your browser cache and refresh to see the updated forum.

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New club website1 Nov 2017
The club launched its new look website today. Emphasis for the new site is coverage of the complete range of Rover 200, 400, 25, 45 and Streetwise models now covered by the club.

New features, such as an online shop for club merchandise will be added over the coming weeks.

If you come across any links etc that do not work, please contact the Webmaster using the Contact Us page.

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New club website
1 Nov 2017
The club launched its new look website today. Emphasis for the new site is coverage of the complete range of Rover 200, 400, 25, 45 and Streetwise models now covered by the club.

New features, such as an online shop for club merchandise will be added over the coming weeks.

If you come across any links etc that do not work, please contact the Webmaster using the Contact Us page.

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Club AGM 201726 Oct 2017
The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club was held on 15th October at the Coventry Transport Museum. Twenty five members attended, bringing with them a fine selection of cars that were displayed on Millenium Place outside the front of the museum (see Past Events for more photos).

Reports from the committee members were received, followed by the re-election of committe members (no other nominations having been received). Minor amendments to the club`s constitution were approved unaminously.

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Club AGM 2017
26 Oct 2017
The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club was held on 15th October at the Coventry Transport Museum. Twenty five members attended, bringing with them a fine selection of cars that were displayed on Millenium Place outside the front of the museum (see Past Events for more photos).

Reports from the committee members were received, followed by the re-election of committe members (no other nominations having been received). Minor amendments to the club`s constitution were approved unaminously.

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See us at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery26 Oct 2017
The club will be displaying four cars at this year`s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery, which is being held on 10th/11th/12th November at the NEC in Birmingham. Come and see us on stand 4-582 in hall 4.

Tickets can be ordered online at www.necclassicmotorshow.com or by calling 08712 301088. Club members should use the code that can be found in the Members Area of this website to receive discount on tickets. Please bring your ticket stub along to our stand to enable us to collect commission from the organizers.

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See us at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery
26 Oct 2017
The club will be displaying four cars at this year`s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery, which is being held on 10th/11th/12th November at the NEC in Birmingham. Come and see us on stand 4-582 in hall 4.

Tickets can be ordered online at www.necclassicmotorshow.com or by calling 08712 301088. Club members should use the code that can be found in the Members Area of this website to receive discount on tickets. Please bring your ticket stub along to our stand to enable us to collect commission from the organizers.

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