11th October 2009
Neale and James arrived at my house around 8.20am and we set off straight away. Neale and James were in the 75 tourer and John and I were in the 820, as the normally reliable P6 had a fuel pump problem. We arrived at our meeting point at Sprucefield before 9.00am. Shortly after we were joined by Peter, Georgina and Claire in their 75 tourer and Colin Bell and family in the P5B along with Bo Simpson in the other P5B. Quite some time later George arrived with Alex and Leslie in the green P5B. We were on our way. Continue reading
Saturday 22nd August 2009
The first Titanic Vintage Day took place on Saturday 22nd August 2009.
The event was held at the site of Titanic’s Dock and Pump-House in Belfast. This dock was specially built for the Olympic class liners and, at the start of the 20th Century, was the largest dock in the world. It was once the beating heart of the Harland & Wolff shipyard during the construction of the great White Star Liners – the Britannic, Olympic and most famously, the Titanic. Continue reading
21st June 2009
We had a good turnout of 13 cars this year at Hillmount and a good variety on display. I think we again had the biggest turnout of any of the clubs there.
Billy Reilly and Colin Jeffery were first there and George Crothers arrived shortly after to secure the prime spot and put up our banner. Cars in the ‘Rover’ line-up included 1 Rover P4, 3 Rover P5Bs, 2 Rover P6s, 3 Rover SD1s and 3 Rover 75 Tourers and Leslie Millar with the Toyota MR2. Continue reading
20th June 2009
We had 14 cars entered for this event with a total of 34 people. An excellent entry and even better considering all entrants this year were club members.
The cars included three Rover P5Bs, four Rover P6s, one Rover 820, one Rover 25, three Rover 75 tourers a Toyota MR2 and a Renault Van.
Our meeting point was at Wilson’s Auctions at Mallusk. Everyone was there for about 10.00am and by 10.15am we were on our way. The first stage of the run was only 17 miles and took us through Templepatrick and Antrim to our first stop at The World of Owls in Randalstown.
23rd May 2009
In previous years we have always had an indoor display as well as our outdoor line-up. But this year, due to the absence of a couple of key members we only had an outdoor display.
On the Saturday morning we were down early to claim our usual spot. This year we had 8 Rovers on display including 1 P4, 1 P5B, 2 P6Bs (1 series 1 and 1 series 2), 3 SD1s, a 75 tourer and an Ital. Continue reading
25th April 2009
After our last two enjoyable trips to the Argory we decided that we would return again this year.
A number of us met up at Sprucefield at 9.00am. Shortly after this we set off for the Argory. The high speed of the trip caused Brian’s P4 to lose its aerial! Other members were travelling from different areas and we all managed to arrive well before the official opening time.
Once again the Argory gave us the Courtyard area, exclusively for our impressive Classic Rover display. We filled the courtyard and had 14 Rovers there ranging from P4 through to 75 along with a Sierra and an MR2.