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Issue 3 - March 1996

Geof Miller, ARC Press & Publicity
Brandlehow, Wolverton, Stratford-on-Avon CV37 0HF
Tel: (+44) 1789 73 1669

  1. First of all, many thanks to all those clubs who have responded to my request for Newsletter Editor's addresses, and copies of club newsletters, 16 UK clubs have responded, 20 have not!
  2. Whilst mentioning club newsletters, many quote "all material is copyright of the XYZ Rover Owners Club, and is not to be reproduced without written permission". Surely this is rather restrictive (do I need written permission?) and not really within the spirit of the ARC.

    Could I suggest that:-

    1. by all means put the Copyright restriction on organisations outside the ARC, but,
    2. allow all ARC clubs freedom to reproduce "provided the author and/or newsletter is acknowledged".

    .....as practised by Ted Ivory in Runes magazine.

  3. If you need to contact Andrew Stavordale, his telephone number has changed to 0161 292 0539
  4. How often to Club committees talk at their committee meetings about ARC matters? Club committees are always appealing for club members to come forward and play an active role in the running of the club. Look in the mirror again, folks, and make sure your club is represented at the forthcoming A.R.C. AGM to be held at the Presentation Suite, Lode Lane factory on Sat 16th March 1996 at 10.00 am.

    Nominations (or enforcement orders!) will be required for several important posts.

  5. If you're 'into' 4 x 2s, that is, Rover cars, there are one or two changes within the Rover Sports Register. This is the only club I know of which boasts two magazines, and there have been some editor changes recently.

    The editor of 'Freewheel' magazine is now Ian Elliott, 29 The Common, Earlswood, Warwicks B94 5SL, available on fax 01564 703177.

    Longship News is now edited by Adrian Chandler, 67 Red Oak Avenue, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA13 0LJ and by telephone on 01229 821647.

  6. Material is being collected for the 1997 ARC Handbook, and more material is required from the clubs, not just the recruitment handout, but something interesting about what the club has achieved i.e. Range Rover's 25th year, SD1's 20th year, 101 FC's 21st year, etc., and a touch of humour wouldn't go amiss! Tell the others what you're proud of.

    The deadline is end of April, we hope to elect a new handbook editor at the AGM, but in the meantime feel free to send any material to me for onward transmission.

  7. If you want to send club info or newsletters to Land Rover Owner magazine, you should now address it to Emma Taylor at Bushfield House, Orton Centre, Peterborough PE2 5UW.

Events - General

  1. Trailmasters are offering discounted off-road adventure holidays to Canada - May to September, Romania - 4th/11th/18th August, and Morocco (22 days) - 16th April/1st June/19th Oct/8th Nov 1996.

    For more details send me a 19p stamped DL or C5 SAE.

  2. There is an Old Sodbury Sortout on Saturday March 30th 1996 at Old Sodbury near Bristol. Clubs are allowed a free "club recruitment" pitch based around one vehicle only.

    Other dates are at Harrogate (alongside Great Northern 4 x 4) on Sunday 11th August and at Old Sodbury again on Saturday October 26th.

    For more info call the 'old Sod' himself on 01454 321010 or fax 01454 273054.

  3. A Viking ship (the stuff that Rover logos are made of) is sailing from Sigtuna in Sweden to Novogorod in Russia and then to the Black Sea during June to September. It will have land based back up from the Swedish and Norwegian Land Rover Owners Clubs.

    If you fancy helping out for any period between June 18th and Sept 15th, send me a 19p stamped DL or C5 SAE for more info.

  4. Off Roading Holidays in France, in the Auvergne region, are available via Cooper Brioude Limited, in groups of up to six vehicles. A guaranteed group of six vehicles for a seven day excursion would qualify for a 'group discount'. For more info send me a 19p stamped C5 SAE.
  5. Have you heard of Eurolink, it's a sort of European version of ARC, aimed at creating contact between all European Land Rover owners, and having regular rallies, but with a particular view to a major rally in 1998 to celebrate 50 years of Land Rover. More news later.
  6. Cornwall & Devon Land Rover Club have a feather in their cap!

    Round 2 of the 8 round series of the RAC National Off-Road Championship 1996 is being hosted by the above mentioned club at Newnham Park, Plympton, Plymouth, on Sunday 5th May.

    The event is open to all RAC registered off-road clubs, and full camping facilities will be available. Regulations are available from:-

    D. Dion, Hunters Oak. Trendle Lane, Bere Alston, Yelverton, Devon PL20 7HT

  7. The Lightweight LRC are planning a big celebration event at Billing in 1997, and want as many Lightweight Land Rovers as possible to attend. If you own such a vehicle, and would like more info, contact Sue Foster on 01204 396449.
  8. The LARA Anniversary Conference is being held at Gaydon on 17th April 1996 to discuss the way ahead for the next ten years. Starts at 9.30, ends at 15.30, includes lunch and museum tours. Cost 30 for club members. Booking form is in the Spring 1996 Runes.

CLUB EVENTS 1996

Apr 5/6/7/8 Easter
MROC's usual Eastnor Event - Caravans, Trials, Bike Trial. Contact Steve Cook on 01527 525021

Lancs & Cheshire Interclub Event at Trentham. - Caravans, Trials, Comp Safari, Team & Winch Recovery.

Details from Andrew Stavordale 0161 292 0539

Greystoke 96 - a joint Cumbrian Rover Owners and Red Rose Land Rover Club event at Greystoke Castle Estate, Cumbria. Caravans, RTV, CCVT, Gymkhana and Winch Recovery.

Contact Lynn Jeary on Tel 01772 671333 or Fax 01772 687174

Apr 21st/22nd
North Wales Land Rover Club's 10th Anniversary Rally at Rhydyglafes, Cynwyd, Corwen. Gymkhana on Saturday, Trials on Sunday and camping for the weekend.

Contact Dave Cuthbert on 01492 534417.

May 5th
RAC National Offroad championships - Plymouth.
May 5th/6th
Breckland 25th Anniversary Rally at Bircham Newton. All ARC clubs invited. Camping, RTV & CCV Trials, gymkhana, offroad route etc.

For details contact Wendy Chandler 0169 240 4453

May 4th/7th
Staffs & Shrops are holding an Interclub event at Lower Wallop.

Contact Andrew Bayliss 01782 627101

May 4th/6th
Lincolnshire LRC are holding their 3 day event (open permit) at Manby.

Contact Frank Champion on 01427 677357

May 24th/27th
International Rally run by Southern Rover Owners Club, at Uckfield, East Sussex. Your entry forms should be in by now!
June 13th/18th
Range Rover Register celebrate Range Rover's 26th Birthday at Manby Showground, Lincolnshire.

Contact Mike Perretta on 01732 350854

June 22nd/23rd
Rover Owners Club of Holland 25th Anniversary rally.

More details now available - send me a 19p stamped C5 SAE.

August 25th
Yorkshire ROC, 4 x 4 Classic Reliability Trial at Worrall, Sheffield.

Suitable for vehicles with spoilers and tow hitches! Contact John Bradbury on 01706 38801

August 23rd/26th
Porthmadog '96 - North Wales Land Rover Club's Bank Holiday Inter-club event in beautiful Snowdonia

Contact Dave Cuthbert 01492 534417


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