|Paul Barton, ARC
26 Summerhill Grange, Summerhill Lane,
Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1RQ
GENERAL MEETING - SOLIHULL - 11th March 2000
We are looking for clubs to consider hosting the
ARC National Rally in the year 2002 and onwards.
We still have vacancies on the executive committee
for two posts; Rover Company Liaison & Minutes
Following elections the ARC Council &
Executive Committee for 2000/01 is shown below:
|VICE CHAIRMAN (c)
||MSA LIASON (c)
|CARAVAN SEC. (c)
||CAR CLUBS LIAISON (c)
|INTERNATIONAL LIAISON OFFICER (c)
||SHOWS & DISPLAYS COORDINATOR
||Jack & June Green
|COUNTRYSIDE ACCESS OFFICER (c)
||NON COMPETITIVE CLUBS COORDINATOR (c)
||Chris Savidge (Snr)
|NATIONAL RALLY LIASON OFFICER (c)
||Council Member without Portfolio (c)
|PRESS, PUBLICITY & SPONSORSHIP
||Council Member without Portfolio (c)
|ARC NEWS EDITOR (c)
||Council Member without Portfolio (c)
|ROVER COMPANY LIAISON
||Chairman of Sub Committee for Competitive
||To be elected at first meeting of
(c) denotes Council Member
Club Scrutineers, - Adam Pinder and Tony Lockwood
have been elected to the sub committee for
Flanders ARC Secretary UPDATE ON ARC 2000
INTERNATIONAL RALLY 27th - 29th May - Hants &
Berks Rover Owners Club
It's funny how when you start organising an event
like the Association of Rover Clubs International
Rally it seems a long way in the future, and a
relatively straight-forward exercise. Then you
suddenly realise that there's two months to go, and
life has got immensely more complicated. However the
chips are down, the tables loaded and the dice are
rolling, so there's no going back!!
The management team are all busy tying up final
plans for everything from rubbish bins to
commentators, and shower blocks to comp safari rescue
support. So far so good - touch wood, there have been
no major hiccups, and the minor problems have been
resolved professionally and quickly. Like all one-off
events there will always be some compromise, but so
far ARC2000 has managed to minimise the impact of
this factor. One important consideration in planning
ARC2000, has been that thanks to the Spirit of ''Hants
and Berks" members and committee, the event is
not required to maximise the financial return to the
Club. This has meant that the management team has
been more able to allocate funds to ensuring the
quality of the event. This has still meant getting
the best value, both in sponsorship and trade income
as well as minimising costs, but allowed expenditure
on better facilities, entertainment and services. The
Club, Management Team and Members alike all want this
event to be both successful and fun, after all this
is our hobby.
So far there are 14 sponsors, plus several more
likely to sign-up shortly. This is more than we could
have hoped, even though LR themselves were unable to
commit. Most of the sponsors will also have trade
stands, and current expectations are for more than 20.
Competition entry lists are filling quickly now as
the rate of applications continues to grow from
February to March. Camping will continue to stay open
through to the event, as the site is able to cater
for much larger numbers than the ARC event could
A number of arena activities is planned, including
an attempt at bringing back some of the older inter-club
fun events, such as "tug of war", and a
charity "101" pull. A dog show/competition
as well as a number of other special activities are
Entertainment will comprise evening music in the
beer tent, courtesy of Greene King, as well as a
number of 'special' events in tune with the 'lets
enjoy our off-roading' theme.
There will be a series of vehicle displays and
processions, as well as a 'vehicles for sale' show in
Several static/active displays will be on-going
throughout the event, including the Dunsfold
Collection of Rare and unusual Land Rovers, the
Medway Military Vehicles Group, Radio-controlled Off-Road
models, Rally Cars from the Association of Central
Southern Motor Clubs, and maybe some large
interesting green vehicles from the local heavy mob.
On the competition side, the management team has
been preparing for all the normal activities;
scrutineering, course planning, marshalling, radio
communications, scoring systems, and above all Safety.
A Health and safety Policy has been prepared,
together with planning documents for all competitive
events and non-competitive and site activities. Risk
assessments have been issued covering all aspects of
the event. One focus for ARC2000 will be shortening
the scrutineering queues. Look out for the novel
handbrake test facility - it's a first for ARC!!
The scenic drive will involve 3 routes over areas
of varying terrain, and this should satisfy all
drivers from novice to experienced. As per MSA
regulations, driver and passengers will all be
required to wear seatbelts. Tickets for the scenic
drive will be on sale from the Event shop throughout
the event. The prices for the scenic drive are £12 (including
ARC levy) for the first run and £5 for each
Concours d'elegance will be running for both Land
Rover and Rover cars and this should prove
interesting for those who seek a little variation
from the theme. Price for entry to the Concours is £4
(including ARC levy).
Gymkhana and also Trailer reversing competitions
will be running over set periods over the weekend,
and can be booked on arrival at Rally Control. Day
entry will be £5 per day or £10 for the weekend.
This will include an introductory rally pack, parking
and access to all events in action.
The plan is to have a kiddies play area for under
fives, providing the necessary arrangements can be
An extensive array of ARC2000 clothing will be
available to order prior to the event, either for
delivery by mail, or for collection at the event. A
smaller selection will be available to purchase from
the event shop, or orders will be taken for delivery
later. Credit card facilities are being organised to
support clothing orders and payments at the Rally.
Order forms will be sent to all those pre-booked with
confirmation letter, or can be accessed via the ARC2000
website, or alternatively are available from Jackie
Pocock on 01264 710546.
The www.4x4web.co.uk/ARC2000 website has all the
latest news and views, and will be kept updated up to
and throughout the event. See the website for maps,
accommodation, what's-on, clothing, SR's and all
other things ARC2000! For more information, call
Maureen Ridden for entries on 01794 514834 or general
enquiries on 01264 710546.
I hope that you can all make it, and true to form
Hants and Berks Rover Owners will do their best to
make you feel welcome, wanted, watered and ..........you
know what I mean !!
Ashley Pocock Event Director
International Rally - Chris Savidge (Snr) Non
Competitive Clubs Coordinator
Those of us who have read "Land Rover Monthly"
(LRM) April issue and ARC News March issue will now
be left in no doubt that this year, both ARC and
Hants & Berks Rover Owners Club are very
supportive of not only the "non-competitive"
interest generally, but also the Concours D'Elegance
event at the International Rally. It is worth
mentioning here that this year will not be a "one-off"
either - the host club for the 2001 International
Rally (Cornwall & Devon LRC) tell me that they,
too, want to see a greater involvement in the rally
from "non-competitive members", and will
run a concours event embracing both Land Rover
Products and Rover cars next year. LRM unfortunately
used my old list of Trophies, which did not include
the Rover Sports Register Cup for best Rover car in
the concours. The working vehicle class for Land
Rover products has been expanded to two classes, each
with a first and second place trophy. One class will
cover original condition working vehicles and the
other the everyday working vehicle without judging on
So it is entirely without apology for the
repetition, that I exhort ARC members to attend the
rally, either camping with us, or taking advantage of
the favourable day visitor rates of £5 per car per
single day or £10 per car for the whole 3 days. An
entry into the concours on the Sunday, either in the
Working Vehicle section (Land Rover Products) or the
traditional concours classes covering both Land Rover
Products and Rover cars, would be even better! Chris
30th / Land Rover Marque Day and HMC Run 17th-18th
At the time of writing this missive (early March,
and with issue 32 only just on your doormat), entries
are coming in regularly at the rate of 3 or 4 per day.
Spaces on Sunday's Run are limited, and camping
spaces at HMC (ARC members only, this year) even more
limited, so I recommend that, if you are considering
entering and have not yet done so, you complete the
application form circulated with the last issue of
ARC News and reproduced again this month and send it
to me very soon.
ARC clubs interested in having a display stand at
HMC on Land Rover Marque Day (18th June) should
contact Jane Roche on 01926 645120 without delay.
The Range Rover Register are still searching for
those "unusual" Range Rovers - special
derivatives, limited editions and the like - to take
part in their celebrations on the Saturday, marking
30 years of the Range Rover and 15 years of their
club. Any information here to Chris Elliott on 01676
534756 please. Chris Savidge Snr
Rover Weekend 26th-28th August
As previously stated, this will take place as part
of the "Motor World" section of the Town
& Country Festival at the Royal Showground near
Coventry. Costs are the same as in the previous two
years (now there's value for you), both for those
camping or caravanning, and for day visitors,
provided you exhibit your vehicle on the ARC display.
A booking form will appear, along with greater detail
of the event, in a future ARC News. Rover Sports
Register and P6 Rover Owners Club members are most
welcome at this event. Chris Savidge Snr.
LAND ROVER E617 PFR
STOLEN FROM SPITTAL DERBYSHIRE 25th JANUARY 2000 E617
PFR LAND ROVER 90 2.5 DIESEL - CHASSIS No. SALLDVAC7EA324645
- ENGINE 12J38301C
Dark Blue, white roof, county stripes, fitted
white LR Wheels with Wrangler AT Tyres, chequer plate
Also fitted with WARN 9000i winch, Bettaweld Roll
Cage, Rear Ladder, CB Aerial, Spot and Marker Lights.
Scuff marks on roof (drivers side roof from green
laning) no cill on passenger side, slit spot lamp as
reversing light, Peak and Dukeries Wheel Cover.
Fitted radio cassette.
Any information 01246 233401 or phone your local
police - reward leading to recovery.
LAST FIFTY (Forty, thirty, twenty, going, going.....)
Well very nearly almost. We still have a few
copies of the very special video produced by Rover,
showing the History of Land Rover from conception and
testing on that farm in Anglesey to the present day.
Get your orders in now (this is a great Christmas
present idea) to Andrew Neaves, 8 East House Drive,
Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 2HB. The cost is £14.95
including p&p for the U.K. and £15.95 for
overseas. Cheques payable to "Association of
Rover Clubs Ltd" please.
After having sold out of the first batch, fresh
supplies of the new type ARC radiator badges have
been secured and are now available from ARC Non
Competitive Clubs Co-ordinator, Chris Savidge. The
badges are in stainless steel with polished stainless
steel lettering over a maroon background to the ARC
Viking Ship design. Fixing holes are provided. Priced
at £7.50 plus £1 for post and packing you can
obtain yours by sending a cheque made payable to
"Association of Rover Clubs Ltd" for £8.50
Chris Savidge, Wicketwood House, 86, Spring Lane,
Lambley, Nottingham. NG4 4PG Club Shop co-ordinators
should contact Chris for details about "bulk"
EAST NORHANTS LROC have changed their secretary
and Dave Vaughan has stood down at the Club's AGM
after 11 years in the post.
New Secretary is Gary Culpan. 14 Smitherway,
Bugbroke, Northants. NN7 3PT Tel 01604 831197 (home)
or 07899 933257 (mobile).
The Committee and membership of ENLROC would like
to publicly thank Mr David Vaughan for his
contribution to the club from its inception to date.
Dave was a founding member of our club and club
secretary over the last eleven years. During that
period he has worked tirelessly in his efforts to
promote the club and its range of activities both
within ARC and locally. It is a reflection of his
success that the club has grown into the successful
organisation it is today. Always an active member,
but also through his work with the Belo Russia Aid
Charity, he has been a marvellous ambassador to the
club both at home and abroad. Doubtless without his
efforts, the club would not be what it is today. He
will be a hard act to follow, but we hop he will
continue to work for the club even though he has
stepped down as Secretary.
Finally we would all like to wish him and his new
bride Tamara, the very best of luck in their recent
marriage in February. We shall look forward to seeing
them both soon at future club events.
Gary Culpan Club Secretary East Northants Land
Rover Owners Club
NEWS _ URGENT SAFETY INFORMATION FROM MSA -15/3/00
TO ALL EVENT OFFICIALS, COMPETITORS AND CLUB
We have been advised that due to an accident the
following safety precautions must be implemented
A STOP across the line or the use of a 'box' to
stop in at the end of a Comp. Safari SHOULD NOT be
used. When crossing the finishing line (Competitive
Safari, Hill Rally), a run off area of at least 100m
should be taped off on both sides of the course to
allow for a deceleration run off area. Vehicles
should not stop, park or loiter in this area (other
competitors will be behind you). Competitors should
not remove helmets or release seat belts until they
have cleared the area and then 5mph should be
enforced. Failure to implement these safety
precautions could invalidate your permit for the
Please do not forget to double tape the finish
area to keep spectators well clear.
The clerk of the course will also keep in mind to
use the natural terrain and obstacles to slow the
competitors down as they cross the finishing line. Do
not have a fast finish and a 90-degree bend on the
It has also been pointed out that non-competitive
vehicles should not be in the competition area. All
marshals and recovery vehicles should be positioned
by the clerk of the course in safe areas. If you
require further information, contact the ARC
scrutineering committee who will advise you.
When we have further information, we will inform
you through your club or through ARC NEWS.
We have been advised by Ian Davis MSARAC Off Road
Committee to inform you of these recommendations as
quickly as possible.
H.Carman - MSARAC off road committee.
NEWS - ARC CLUB EVENTS
FORWARD DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - ARC CLUB OPEN
EVENTS - DETAILS AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE - CLUB
COMPETITION SECRETARIES PLEASE USE ARC NEWS
EASTER WEEKEND - April 21st -24th - Hosted by
Lancashire and Cheshire ROC Interclub Weekend -
Trentham Gardens, Trentham, North Staffordshire.
RTV Trial, CCV Trial, Comp Safari and Team
Recovery. Entry forms from Mr C Barrance, I Rivington
Place, Coppull Moor, Chorley, Lancs. PR7 5DY Tel
enquiries: 01257 792802
MAY DAY INTERCLUB - STAFFS AND SHROPS LRC Friday
28th April til Monday 1st May, WHITCHURCH, SHROPSHIRE
RTV Trial, CCV Trial, Shiny Vehicle Trial, Day
Comp Safari. Camping available from noon Thursday
until noon Tuesday. Off the A525 Whitchurch to
Wrexham Road about two miles west of Whitchurch.
Entry forms ASAP from Von Bayliss, 1 Neath Close,
Weston Park, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 1TQ.
LINCOLNSHIRE LAND ROVER CLUB - TIMED TRIAL 22nd
& 23rd JULY 2000
Invitation Two day team trial with the same format
as the Eastnor (50th) National Timed Trial. ARC Clubs
invited to enter teams of three for this event. Six
sections on Saturday and six sections Sunday. Flat
camping field in Lincolnshire Wolds, with bar in the
evenings plus BBQs for socialising. The fee is £50
per team payable to LLRC. No limited on numbers of
teams per club but only first 25 teams guaranteed a
place. Trial will run to new rules in the 2000 Blue
Book for timed trials, all other ASR's to Green Book.
Closing date for entries is 1 May 2000. Please apply
to Carole Cavill, 6,Hall Farm, Binbrook, Lincs LN3 6BW
Tel 01472 399746 compsec.llrc@virgin net
August Bank Holiday Weekend
NORTH WALES LAND ROVER CLUB - BALA 2000 AUGUST
BANK HOLIDAY 25th - 28th
Why not join NWLRC in picturesque Bala, North
Wales this August Bank Holiday. The club are
returning for the third successive year to the
Landcraft site at Llandderfel. Scenic Drive with the
emphasis on scenic, TYRO Trial, Gymkhana, Bike Trial,
Dog Show, RTV Trial, CCV Trial, Comp Safari and
Adventure Drive. Contact the Rally Secretary, Dave
Cuthbert (Bala 2000) 25 Sunningdale Avenue, Colwyn
Bay, LL29 6DF - 01492 534417. Bookings before 30th
June attract a 10% discount!
WYE AND WELSH PRESENT THE BASKERVILLE CHALLENGE -AUGUST
9th/10th The Majors Memorial Trial - Eastnor -
23rd/24th Southern ROC -Team Two Day Trial. Entry
forms available shortly.
11th/12th Somerset and Wilts ROC - Mendip
Challenge Details to follow nearer the date
COMPETETIVE EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
OSTERREICHISCHER ROVER CLUB - SALZBURG, AUSTRIA
After a spectacular Rover Meeting in Salzberg last
year, a three day event is to be held this year
starting on Saturday 29th April beginning in Salzberg.
Total cars expected around 50. Programme only
available in German at present but cost circa £85
for package staying in double room locally. Organiser
is Vicktor Swobeda tel: 0043 06245/84275 or fax 0043
6245 84275 4.
Derek Spooner International Liaison Officer
INTERNATIONAL LAND ROVER WORLD SHOW - WEST WYCOMBE
6-7 MAY 2000
Ticket hotline is 0181 774 0790. General enquiries
- 0181 774 0974
SURREY 4x4 AUTOJUMBLE - CAPEL SURREY - SUNDAY 4th
Now in its third year this is a popular event
which grows in size each time it's held. Located 20
minutes south of junction 9 of M25 on A24 to Capel (South
of Dorking). Details (01306) 711069
CLASSIC CAR EVENT - ELSECAR HERITAGE MUSEUM - 18th
Elsecar is near Barnsley, Yorkshire. This classic
car event is open to all Rover car and Land Rover
products. Everyone gets a plaque. Contact Laurence
Mitchell 01226 - 205821
MID-LINCS ROVER CLUB - EAST KIKBY AVIATION MUSEUM
- "HOME OF THE LANCASTER" _Nr SPILSBY,
LINCOLNSHIRE - 2 JULY 2000
The Mid Lincs Rover Club invite entries from Rover
car enthusiasts to a Rally to be held on Sunday 2
July 2000 from 10am onwards at the "Home of the
Lancaster", East Kirkby Aviation Museum Nr.
Spilsby, Lincolnshire. A plaque will be available to
all participants who register before the end of May.
Entry to the rally is by paying a reduced Museum Fee
of £3.00 per car including all passengers, which
also allows entrance to the Museum and use of all
facilities. (Facilities for the disabled are
available) Dogs are permitted on a lead please. The
Rally is open to ALL Rover Models. East Kirkby is
situated on the A155 at the village of East Kirkby.
Entry forms are available from the Rally Secretary;
Bryan Leggate The Old Smithy Old Bollingbroke
SPILSBY Lincs PE23 4HG
Tel: 01790 763344
ALL ROVER RALLY - BEAMISH OPEN AIR MUSEUM -16th
Beamish Open Air Museum is in County Durham. There
are 2 adult passes to t he museum free to each
vehicle on display, (other passengers must pay normal
admission charges). This event is open to Rover cars
and Land Rovers. Some camping facilities available.
Please contact Barry Gill, P6 Rover Owners Club
Regional Organiser on 0191-373-4806.
VALLANCE BY-WAYS SUMMER SHOW 2000: 24th/25th June
The Southern Counties Historic Vehicles
Preservation Trust (SCHVPT) invite A.R.C. members to
take part in this Show, which is held close to
Gatwick Airport. There are sections covering all the
usual classes - Classic Cars, Land Rovers,
Commercials, Fire Engines, Tractors, etc., and the
venue is a disused airfield where there are vintage 'planes
on display, and even an off-road course. All the
usual "supporting attractions", and
exhibitors get a commemorative plaque. For further
details and an entry form, write to Stephen &
Natalie Eastman at 16 Monarch Close, Bewbush, Crawley,
W.Sussex, RH11 8JH, enclosing a stamped self-addressed
envelope. Please state in which section you would
wish to exhibit - Land Rover, Classic Car, or
Military. Whilst they are mainly looking for pre-1980
vehicles, later dated exhibits may be accepted at the
LAND ROVER MARQUE DAY THE HERITAGE MOTOR CENTRE,
GAYDON 16/18th JUNE 2000 BOOKING FORM
BLOCK CAPITALS PLEASE
Date ............................ Address.......................................................................................................
Postcode .......................... Telephone.................................................
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 1. The
Third Heritage Motor Centre Run--Solihull to Gaydon--Sunday
18th June. Vehicle Model & Description..............................................................................
Special Features/ Equipment...............................................................................
Year of manufacture................... Reg. No.......................................................
Entry Fee = £ 10. Deposit required with this form =
£5. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 2.
ARC Caravanning/ camping reservation--16th/ 18th June.
Reg. No............................... Pitch required
for -------- CARAVAN*/ TENT*/ CAMPING IN VEHICLE*.
Fees are:- 1 night =£7 ; 2 nights = £12; 3 nights =
£18; Nights required Friday*/ Saturday* / Sunday *
Deposit with this form = £7.
1 enclose herewith a deposit as required above for
1. HMC Run £5.* 2. ARC caravan pitch. £ 7.* 3. Both-
£12.* *DELETE AS REQUIRED
All cheques / postal orders to be made payable to
'BMIHT' Please note that due to the administration
costs involved, deposits are non-returnable.
Please return this form, with your deposit, to: -
Chris Savidge (Snr), 86 Spring Lane, Lambley,
Nottingham, NG4 4PG.
ARC News 33 April 2000 Page 8
Note - ARC News Distribution
Just a reminder that address updates
are only done three times per year. The closing dates
for clubs to send information are 1st March, 1st July
and 1st November. If you change your address you need
to ensure your club has registered your change of
address and has then passed that change on in your
club's next update to the ARC. The responsibility for
getting any change of address to the ARC rests with
your club. Any club, which has missed two updates,
will be removed from the circulation list until a new
address update is received. Please be aware that with
the exception of duplicates, (which may arise if you
belong to more than one club) all address errors
should be directed towards your club. With a
circulation list of over 10,000 addresses, the ARC
cannot handle address changes. Club member address
lists/updates to Andrew Neaves please - address as
above in previous item. Thank you.
Participation at any competitive event or show is at
your own risk. Although the ARC is happy to publicise
such events it does not act as an agent for the
organisers. Statements or opinions expressed in ARC
News are not necessarily those of the ARC Council.
You are advised to obtain independent advice on
matters involving safety, finance or legislation.