Issue 6 - June 1996
Geof Miller, ARC Press & Publicity
Brandlehow, Wolverton, Stratford-on-Avon CV37 0HF
Tel: (+44) 1789 73 1669
Following my suggestion that Club newsletters should not put
too tight a copyright restriction on their material, i.e. allow
other ARC clubs (and me!) to use it, but with its source duly
credited, I'm pleased to see that several clubs have already
responded - thanks folks - the spirit of co-operation is alive
And whilst on that subject, anything quoted in ARC News is, of
course, copyright free - you may use it as you wish, but I would
prefer that you do not cut it into squares and punch a hole in
the corner and hang them in a certain small room of the house!
- Sunday 7th July 1996 - the Heritage
Motor Centre hold their "Heritage Vintage
& Classic Motoring Show" from 10.00 a.m.
onwards. There will be over 400 pre- and post-war cars
and motorcycles on display, autojumble stands, and club
displays of Minis, Alvis, Daf, and Wild Cat.
attractions include Horse & Carriage rides, Pit Stop
Challenge. Penny Arcade, Driving Displays, Children's
Roadway, Quad Bikes, Jazz Band, and of course the 4 x 4
Experience rides on the offroad circuit.
The usual museum displays will be available, including
200 historic cars, cut away cars and engines, Lord
Nuffield's office, a children's' drawing area, etc.
Normal admission fees will apply (no discounts), and
special "Grounds only" tickets will be
available if you only want to see the outside activities
and not the Museum.
You can stay on if you wish for an evening's
entertainment of words and music (from 7.45 p.m. onwards)
given by celebrities John Nettles, Jenny Agutter, jazz
singer Sara Colman and keyboards maestro Al Gurr. Tickets
for this 'Just Tyre' sponsored evening event are
available in advance from the Heritage Centre at a cost
of £10 each.
For more information on the day's events or the
evening show contact Kate Watson or Hilary Pead on 01926
- July 13/14th All Rover Rally at the Heritage
Motor Centre, Gaydon. Booking forms for caravan rally
and display space are available. If you're coming as a 'club'
or representing your club, bring your club flag and pole
- let's have a photo opportunity showing that "Above
all it's a Rover Club".
Don't forget your
membership cards and don't forget to come onto the rally
field first to get your discounted tickets. If you go
straight into the Museum entrance you will pay full price
- you have been warned!
- 4th/6th October 1996 is the date for this year's
"Majors Trial" at Eastnor. All
ARC clubs are invited to this MROC hosted event, which
this year takes on a different format to that used in
- There will be no competitive safari.
- The trial will take place over both Saturday and
Sunday, allowing an earlier finish to each day's
- Mobile catering will be available on site during
- Prize giving will be in the Eastnor Bowls club (just
behind the wood yard) with full bar facilities,
and meals available.
As usual teams of three drivers representing their
club will compete for the Major's 'Rose Bowl', with a
shield going to the highest placed team driving standard
vehicles. A maximum of three teams is allowed from each
Closing date for entries is 17th September, and they
must be pre-booked and pre-paid.
The outline programme is:-
- Friday 4th
- Campsite opens 12.00 noon
Scrutineering and signing on from 4.00 pm to 8.30
- Sat 5th
- Scrutineering and signing on 7.00 am to 8.45 am
Trial starts at 9.45 am
- Sun 6th
- Scrutineering and signing on 8.00 am
Trial starts at 10.00 am.
For more information contact Steve Cook on 01527
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Disclaimer, August 1996