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It's been six months since we launched our new website and what an impact it has had. We've been monitoring usage, and since the launch, we are experiencing a good steady stream of visitors.

Some interesting statistics include:

  • 1,700 visitors per month
  • 4,500 page views per month
  • 1,000 new visitors per month

This is also more interesting when you realise that 500 of these visitors are outside of the UK, so we're getting a good stream of website guests from all over the world. This has also been reflected in our overseas membership which has increased by a whopping 55% in 6 months.

Coupled with this, we've found that our "mobile strategy" of ensuring a good experience on all screen sizes is paying dividends.............

Southern National Rally 2015

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

 30 August 2015

This year we've been scratching our heads to come up with an idea that would bring greater numbers of Club members to our National Rallies. If the press are to be believed, the traditional "park up in a field" is going out of fashion and Club members have higher expectations for what constitues a good day out. We are also very conscious of some of the comments that we've received about how expensive it can be to come to a show with the family.

This year, we have teamed up with our friends in the Joint Rover Clubs - the Rover P4 Guild, who host the second longest running Rover show ever in the UK at The Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton. This show has been running since 1979 and continues to attract a large number of guests.........

2015 Practical Classics Restoration Show

2015 Practical Classics Restoration Show

As previously announced back in August, The Rover P6 Club was the first club to be offered a stand and is the only P6 Club taking part in this years Practical Classics Restoration Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. Plans are already well advanced to select members cars for the stand.

Hot off the press from the organisers are the stand details that you will need to join us on the day...........

2015 Donington Historic Festival

Donington Historic Festival

2-4 May 2015

Donington Historic Festival

Club ticket booking deadline: 5pm on Saturday, April 25th 2015

Donington RacingWith close-fought racing every day, over 400 historic racing cars spanning seven decades, historic rally car and karting action and a ‘living motoring museum’ created by dozens of car clubs displays – plus a host of other attractions – exhilaration and entertainment is guaranteed, whether you buy a ticket for one, two or all three days. On each day of the Festival gates open at 07.30am and the circuit activity starts at 9.10am, finishing at around 6.30pm............

Northern National Rally - Bowes Museum

16/17 May 2015

Rover P6 Club Northern National Rally - Bowes Museum

Bowes MuseumAfter the first year was such a success in 2014, we have decided to hold our Northern national event again at the Bowes Museum situated in the beautiful location at Barnard Castle, County Durham. Once more, we are sharing our day with our friends in the Rover Sports Register and expect to have a broad range of Rover cars on display.

On Saturday 16th May the event will begin with a scenic road run leaving Bowes Museum and travelling throughout the North Yorkshire Pennines. Throughout the day there will be various stopping points for refreshments and to take in the glorious Yorkshire views.

Sunday 17th May will consist of of a display of the Rover range of cars from the Rover P6 Club and the Rover Sports Register. Throughout the day there will be a raffle, the option of cream teas/refreshments and if desired a tour of the museum and all its artefacts. All awards will be determined by self judging of the cars and presentations for the various classes of cars will be made in a room in the museum.

To join us at this spectacular location, download the entry form and return it to Barry Gill

Club Trip to Ireland

Ireland sign The date for the Classic Car Show at Terenure College in Dublin has been confirmed as Sunday July 5th 2015. We will be booking the following crossings:

Holyhead to Dublin, leaving Holyhead on Friday 3rd July at 11.50am. Ferry crossing is 3½ to 4 hrs

Dublin to Holyhead, leaving Dublin on Monday 6th July leaving at 08.05.

Both timings are to assist with members getting from home to Holyhead and on the return getting from Holyhead to home at a reasonable time.

The cost for the return crossing is £227.50p which is for the car and 2 adults. Each additional Adult (over 16 years) is £23.00. Children aged 4 to 15 are an extra £11.

A deposit of £30 is required ASAP to book your space with the ferry company. To pay your deposit, please perform a bank transfer to to the following account 77-19-26 23063268 including your name as the reference of the payment. Your deposit guarantees your place. Accomodation will be organised early in the New Year.

If anyone requires any further details, please contact me - selecting "Dublin Trip" as your "Type of Enquiry".

If you intend to join us on this not to be missed trip please pay your deposits ASAP.

Club Awards - Best Contribution by a Youngster

C&SC Awards

WINNER! Classic & Sports Car / Lancaster Insurance NEC Awards Ceremony 2014

 

We are delighted to announce that Michael Allen of The Rover P6 Club has been awarded the one of the most prestigious awards at the Classic & Sports Car / Lancaster Insurance NEC Awards ceremony.

Free P6 Event at Motorcycle Museum & AGM

 

Over the Winter season, there are very few outdoor car shows and many of those who don’t use their P6 every day get less of a chance to drive it over the Winter. 

We're wanted to do something about that, so we're laying on free entry to the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull for all club members on Sunday 30 November from 10:30am. Bring your membership card to get in to the museum for free - we want to gather as many P6s as possible in the car park for this informal Winter meet. 

On the day, we will also be holding the Club's AGM. 

Practical Classics to 'relaunch' the P6 at NEC

 

Rover P6 Re-LaunchThis weekend at the NEC Classic Motor Show the Club will be relaunching the Rover P6 to the press and public as the defining sports saloons of the 60s and 70s. 

We are championing the P6 as one of the most attainable and advanced performance classics you can buy today - in fact, the most technologically advanced British saloon of the period.

We are pleased to announce that Practical Classics' Danny Hopkins and Sam Glover will be the face of the relaunch when they present the ceremony, which will take place at midday on Friday 14 November..............

SelectaDNA Offer from FBHVC

Being a member club of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs enables us to bring this offer to all members of the Rover P6 Club. The FBHVC is endorsing the SelectaDNA product which you can use to securly mark your car. This product is different to other marking products in that each bottle of liquid is unique. Suspended in the colourless liquid are tiny microdots which carry a DNA code that can be quickly read by the Police. Application takes only a few minutes and once applied your vehicle is invisibly marked for life. It is visible under ultra violet light and can be decoded by the Police. Your unique DNA code is held on a central database so that your property, once identified, can be returned to you.

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