Roverfest http://www.roverfest.uk Roverfest - celebration of the rover v8 engine Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:12:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Press Release http://www.roverfest.uk/press-release/ Sun, 06 Aug 2017 10:53:51 +0000 http://www.roverfest.uk/?p=218 Press Release For immediate release 06/08/2017 Official Major Historic Classic Rover Event in August Roverfest will be the official 50th anniversary celebration of the legendary Rover V8 engine, and is set to be the largest gathering of Rovers and Rover V8-powered vehicles in decades. Organised by the Joint Rover Clubs,…

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Press Release

For immediate release

06/08/2017

Official Major Historic Classic Rover Event in August

Roverfest will be the official 50th anniversary celebration of the legendary Rover V8 engine, and is set to be the largest gathering of Rovers and Rover V8-powered vehicles in decades.

Organised by the Joint Rover Clubs, a working consortium of several Rover owners’ clubs, the 3-day event will run from 11-13 August 2017 at Wroxall Abbey, Warwickshire, and include road-runs, driving skill tests, visits to the British Motor Museum, and an enormous rally. Eight classic car clubs are holding their annual national rallies at the event, and owners from all over Europe are travelling to be part of this historic event. Rovers, Land Rovers, Range Rovers, MGs, Triumphs, Leyland trucks, Morgans, TVRs, Kit cars, etc… are all invited, and over 70 clubs are also publicising the event to their members and we’re expecting a massive turnout!

We’ve have confirmation of several interesting and significant prototypes and experimental cars attending, including a racing SD1, the JET1 (P4-based gas turbine car) replica and a Rover V8 dragster.

Many ex-staff of the Rover Company will be attending the show, including P6 transmission engineer and later Director of MIRA Peter Willmer, Denis Chick who started with Rover as an apprentice in 1965 working through to 2000 when Rover folded and is now PR Director for Vauxhall, and former crash test engineer Lyn Thomas. They are available for press interviews regarding their time at Rover, and their personal stories of the company, its cars and the legendary V8 engine. The organisers will also be available for interviews either at the show or before by phone.

Please confirm if you will be attending the event and if you would like to pre-book interviews by emailing by return. Please check out roverfest.uk for further information, and feel free to email me with any questions you might have about the weekend. Your coverage would be most welcome!

For further information please contact

Contact Name: Mike Maher

Phone Number: 01280 700413 or 07884 061234

Email: chairman@thersr.co.uk

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Roverfest Accommodation http://www.roverfest.uk/roverfest-accomodation/ Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:13:48 +0000 http://www.roverfest.uk/?p=147 Roverfest is a full weekend of celebrations and activities for all things Rover – and of course especially the legendary Rover V8 engine which turns 50 years old in 2017. Activities will commence on Friday evening at Wroxall. On Saturday we shall be holding a range of activities at the…

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Roverfest is a full weekend of celebrations and activities for all things Rover – and of course especially the legendary Rover V8 engine which turns 50 years old in 2017.

Activities will commence on Friday evening at Wroxall.

On Saturday we shall be holding a range of activities at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon, or alternatively you will have the chance to visit local attractions and the historic nearby towns such as Leamington Spa, Warwick, Stratford upon Avon and Coventry.

Saturday evening is the Roverfest Gala Dinner at Wroxall.

The weekend culminates in the grand Roverfest Rally at Wroxall on Sunday 13th August at which we aim to have the largest gathering of Rover vehicles ever staged in the UK.

Accomodation

Wroxall Abbey is within 20 minutes of the National Exhibition Centre and therefore all hotels in the area could come under pressure from any event that may be being staged at the NEC over this weekend. Everyone is advised to book as early as possible to avoid dissapointment.

The JRC has obtained exclusive use of Wroxall Abbey Estate for the whole weekend. The Luxury Hotel has 72 rooms and special rates have been negotiated: 1-2 night stay £89 B&B per room, 3+ night stay £85 B&B per room. All rooms are on a first come first served basis. The address is Birmingham Road, Wroxall, Warwick CV35 7NB, telephone 01926 486729 website www.wroxall.com. Please state Roverfest when making your booking.

Please Note: Wroxall Abbey have advised that Friday and Saturday are now fully booked.

Due to our exclusive use of the hotel, rooms at Wroxall cannot be booked online. The size and scale of this event means that rooms are selling out fast. You are advised to book as early as possible.

Alternative Hotel Accommodation

Honiley Court Hotel offers 62 rooms.
Address: Honiley Court Hotel, Honiley, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV8 1NP
Tel: 01926 484234

Falcon at Hatton  Six double and two twin en-suite rooms on offer all with breakfast included.
Address: Birmingham Rd, Hatton, Warwickshire, CV35 7HA ‎Tel: 01926 484281

Holiday Inn Express  just off Junction 15 of M40 Tel 0870 902 1633

Hilton Warwick / Stratford-upon-Avon
Address: Stratford Rd, Warwick CV34 6RE
Phone:01926 499555

Holiday Inn Leamington Spa – Warwick
Address: Olympus Ave, Tachbrook Park, Royal Leamington Spa, Leamington Spa CV34 6RJ
Phone:01926 425522

Hilton Warwick / Stratford-upon-Avon
Address: Stratford Rd, Warwick CV34 6RE
Phone:01926 499555

Greswolde Arms
Address: Knowle
Phone: 01564 772711

Ramada Warwick Kenilworth
Address: Chesford Bridge Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LN
Phone:01926 858331

Chesford Grange (was wartime Rover HQ)
Address: Kenilworth, Warwick CV8 2LD
Phone:01926 859331

Barn – Premier Inn Hockley Heath
Address: Stratford Road, Hockley Heath, Solihull B94 6NX
Phone: 01564 782144

Caravaning / Camping

Mousley House Farm Camping & Glamping Site,Warwick
Address: Mousley House Farm, Case Lane, Hatton, CV35 7JG
Tel: 07443 475434.

Warwick Racecourse – Caravan Club
Address: Hampton Street, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 6HN
Tel: 01926 495448

Hatton Adventure World
Educational farm attraction and Victorian shopping village with 25 specialist shops and boutiques.
Address: Dark Ln, Hatton, Warwick CV35 8XA
Phone: 01926 843411

We hope to see you there and urge you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Booking forms will appear soon in your Club Magazine or book online.

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Announcing Roverfest http://www.roverfest.uk/announcing-roverfest/ Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:32:23 +0000 http://www.roverfest.uk/?p=34 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Rover launching the V8 engine. This engine was developed as the power plant for the Rover P5 which gained the B suffix indicating the engines origins from Buick. The engine was subsequently installed into the Rover P6, SD1, Range Rover and Land Rovers. During…

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2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Rover launching the V8 engine. This engine was developed as the power plant for the Rover P5 which gained the B suffix indicating the engines origins from Buick. The engine was subsequently installed into the Rover P6, SD1, Range Rover and Land Rovers. During its lifetime it appeared in other non–Rover marques such as the MGBGT V8, TVR, and Morgan.

In celebration of this engine, the Joint Rover Clubs of Great Britain, consisting of the Rover Sports Register, The Rover P4 Drivers Guild, The P5 Club, The Rover P6 Club, The SD1 Club, The Rover 200/400 Club, The Rover Coupe Club, The Rover 75 and MG ZT owners club and Rover 800 Club will be joining forces to stage one big celebratory “Rover Fest” weekend in August 2017. Rover Fest will be the combined National Rallies of all of the Rover Clubs stated above for 2017.

This unique event will be run over 3 days (Friday 11th – Sunday 13th August next year) and will be based around Wroxall Abbey Warwickshire located in the Heart of England within close proximity to the original Rover manufacturing plants of Coventry and Solihull and of course well known tourist attractions of Warwick, Stratford upon Avon and Leamington Spa.

There will be organised events throughout the weekend with visits to local attractions culminating in an all Rover Rally on the Sunday 13th in the grounds of Wroxall Abbey, which is expected to be the largest get together of Rover produced vehicles, including bicycles, ever held in the United Kingdom. We particularly want to see as many of our members from the United Kingdom but also mainland Europe and the rest of the world in attendance in their Rover vehicles where possible.

Please put this date in your diaries and keep an eye open for further details in Rover Club Magazines and on the Website.

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