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COLUMN - A.R.C. CHAIRMAN
Here we are almost at the end of the year 2000, it
seems along time since we celebrated the entry into
the new millennium. The Land Rover scene appears to
be going from strength to strength, the number of
Clubs devoted to the marque is growing and we now
have four national publications solely for the Land
Rover owner or enthusiast. I sincerely hope that this
growth will continue into the new Millennium and
therefore enable more to enjoy our favourite pastime.
Bob Dover (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
Land Rover) has been appointed chairman of the
British Motor Industry Heritage Trust. He replaces
Peter Mitchell who has been acting chairman of the
Trust since the beginning of the year. I am sure that
Bob will be a great asset to the Trust as he is a
genuine car enthusiast and his hobbies include
driving and restoring classic cars - he owns a 1961
Daimler SP250 and a 1929 Bentley. Our company liaison
officer Derek Spooner has recently been in
correspondence with Bob Dover to make him aware of
our Association. To help get a better understanding
Derek enclosed a 2000 yearbook, a brief history of
the ARC, a copy of the 50th anniversary National
Rally video and a selection of member club magazines.
A recent meeting with the affinity-marketing
department of NFU Mutual has resulted in a
sponsorship deal, Reciprocal website links have been
set up and your club secretaries will be contacted
with further details. Thanks to those clubs that are
including ARC News in their own club newsletters.
With this support and the publication on our own
website we can continue to get up to the minute
information to the majority of the membership.
Finally on behalf of the ARC Council and Executive
Committee I wish you a Happy Christmas and a
prosperous New Year.
Denis Bourne A.R.C. Chairman
A.R.C. EGM 2
The agenda for this forthcoming meeting is
available from your club secretary.
Alan Kind, The Land Access and Recreation
Association's (LARA) planning officer will be the
guest speaker at the E.G.M. and will be taking
questions from the floor on LARA's activities
including what they are doing to protect the future
of Motor Sport. If you cannot attend the E.G.M. and
have a question for Alan Kind, please pass it on to
your club representative. This is your chance to
lobby Alan on issues affecting A.R.C. Clubs and club
STUCK FOR A
Just consider yourselves lucky that I did not put
this in the August issue! However, as I disagree with
the seemingly earlier and earlier start to the "commercial"
preparations for the Festive Season, I have been very
restrained and only submitted this for publication in
the November/December issue. Now that I have your
undivided attention, I will tell you what all this
talk of Christmas is all about. Why not buy yourself
a little extra present, or, your wives/husbands/partners,
why not buy your "other-half" one? I can
post out to you, a new type of stainless steel A.R.C.
Radiator Badge for the miserly sum of £8.50
including post and packing (U.K.) - £9.00 Europe and
£9.20 elsewhere - both these later by air mail.
Overseas orders in sterling please by either
international Money Order, International Giro Cheque
or a cheque drawn on a British Bank.
Orders received here by the following dates will
be posted prior to the relevant "Last Posting
dates for Christmas"
- for U.K. addresses....18th December 2000 - for
European addresses......11th December 2000 - for Rest
of World addresses ..... 4th December 2000
I will even send out badges in plain envelopes,
provided you ask nicely, so you can surprise your
other half on Christmas Morning!
PLEASE ORDER FROM Chris Savidge (Snr) 86,Spring
Lane, Lambley, Nottingham, NG4 4PG
INTERNATIONAL RALLY 2001 - 25th - 29th May 2001
hosted by Cornwall and Devon Land Rover Club -
Newnham Park, Plymouth Devon.
MORE EXCITING NEWS!
Clerk of the Course for this event, sponsored by
Superwinch is none other than Matthew Newton, a
winching expert of great experience, including the
training of Camel trophy teams. In his own words we
outline Winching 2001 thus: -
The winch competition used to be seen as an also
ran competition being thought of as a boring and
uninteresting activity. Then at the 50th anniversary
National in 1998, using experience drawn from the
Camel trophy @ events the Cornwall and Devon LRC laid
on a challenging task which required team work and
winching skill. For 2001 an all new task is planned
running strictly to the ARC regulations but once
again will require both team work and winching skills.
It will be a fast paced event and will aim not to
favour any particular type of winch. The winching
site is located within the boundaries of the main
site and handy for the beer tent, as in 1998 the will
be live commentary and extensive natural banking will
provide a good spectator viewing point. If you have a
winch on your Land Rover, which you don't use, then
put an entry in and come and have a go, the emphasis
is on entertainment for both yourselves and the
spectators. So there you go. Only 15 slots available
so hurry up!
Club Stands A block of 40 x 40 stands for the ARC
non - competitive clubs has been reserved right
opposite the main arena. Book with Wendy Arrowsmith A.S.A.P.
Follow on rally Planned next years holiday yet?
For only £5 per pitch per night you can stay in the
West Country. For a wonderful break contact Jean
French to reserve your pitch in lovely Newnham Park.
Tuesday - Saturday for only £25............... Beat
that! Communications The ARC International 2001
website is www.ARC2001.co.uk Club secretaries/editors
please ensure all our info is distributed to all your
members via your publications - For all the "internet
negative" folk the club magazine / pub meets are
often their only way of networking.
A.R.C. 2000 VIDEO
New Frontier Productions have issued the following
press release to A.R.C. News:-
"A New Start - Land Rover in the new
We apologise again for the delay in production of
this video, which is due entirely to continuing (new)
equipment malfunction. We have written once to
everybody who has ordered a copy of the video,
explaining the situation.
Presently, we hope to have the finally fixed
equipment back by mid-November, and be posting the
videos out first week December. If time is critical
for anybody, and they would rather have a refund of
monies paid, that is not a problem. We thank
customers for their forbearance during a set of
difficult circumstances beyond our control.
"New Frontier Productions"
MAY 2001 -
STAND BY FOR A HECTIC MONTH NEXT MAY!!
By the time this reaches you, many Land Rover
enthusiasts out there (and by the term Land Rover
enthusiasts I mean all Land Rover, Range Rover,
Discovery and Freelander Owners and enthusiasts) will
have realised that May 2001 will make excessive
demands, not only on your enthusiasm, but also on
your spare time (not to mention your wallet too - Ed)
Established events in May already include the Land
Rover Marque Day/Heritage Motor Centre Run (Sunday 6th
May) The Land Rover World Magazine Show (11th -13th
May) and of course the unmissable A.R.C.
International Rally (26th-28th May + follow -on
camping rally hoisted by Cornwall and Devon Land
Rover Owners Club.
Now we are to have yet another fairly big/major
Land Rover event - the Land Rover Owner Magazine
Show, which used to be at Billing Aquadrome in July,
has been moved both in date and venue to the 18th -20th
May (only one week after the L.R.W. Show!) and is now
to be held at the National Agricultural centre at
Stoneleigh Park. This venue will be familiar as the
home of the All Rover Weekend and the Town and
I fear that "saturation point" may have
been reached here, (an unfortunate term Chris after A.R.C.
2000!) Not least for hard-pressed Club Officers
trying to put on club stands at these events. These
officers are all volunteers, often with other
interests and commitments outside their hobby. There
just may not be sufficient spare time to go around in
this one month! Chris Savidge (Snr).
Following the recent heavy rainfalls and flooding
affecting many parts of the country, LARA is asking
all "green-roaders" not to use byways and
unsurfaced roads for the time being to avoid surface
damage which given the saturated state of the ground
could cause severe and lasting damage.
Clearly clubs putting on competitive events will
need to consult with landowners as to whether trials
and competitive safaris should go ahead.
RELEASE FROM CHILTERN VALE ROVER OWNERS CLUB
Hayley's on the telly!
Hayley Brown, CVROC Newsletter editor and winner
of the RTV Ladies trophy at the ARC 2000 Nationals,
has been showing TV Chefs Greg and Max what a Land
Rover can really do as part of a new series 'I Will
Survive' for Discovery's Home and Leisure Channel.
Under instructions from the Producer to "scare
them silly", Hayley took them around the CVROC
trial site at Great Brickhill in Buckinghamshire.
Driving 'Vinnie' (her V8 90 Pickup) she showed them
how it's done, producing hysterical laughter and
shrieks from both the chefs. She then allowed Greg to
drive Vinnie under her instruction on a much 'tamer'
"I was a little nervous at the start when
they were filming the introductory chat," said
Hayley afterwards "but then I forgot the camera
was there and just got on with it."
The eight-minute slot will appear on the Discovery
Home and Leisure Channel on Boxing Day and again, as
part of a re-run, on any one of the five Discovery
channels over the next two years, estimated total
world wide viewing figures are 8 to 9 million.
Throughout the article Hayley took every
opportunity to promote safe, responsible off road
driving and the benefits of belonging to an ARC club.
Greg and Max's current series 'Cookabout Canada
with Greg and Max' can be seen on Discovery Home and
Leisure every weekday morning throughout October.
For further information contact Hayley or Russ
Brown on 01480 212717 or John at Oval productions on
OWNERS CLUB CHARITY COMPETITIVE SAFARI, MEREWORTH
WOODS NR. MAIDSTONE - Sunday 21 JANUARY 2001
Booking forms for this event are now available
from Debby Darby, 54 Northwood Road, Tankerton,
Whitstable, Kent CT5 2ES. Event open to all A.R.C.
Clubs, Entry £20. Clerk of the Course is Tony
Howland and the grid reference is 188 643 554.
5th/6th Y Rali Bryn Cymru - Hillrally 6th - Land
Rover Marque Day/Heritage Motor Centre Run 11th- 13th
Land Rover World Show 19th -20th Land Rover Owners
Show 25th -29th May A.R.C. INTERNATIONAL 2001 Newnham
Park Plymouth C&D LRC
JUNE 2001 GKN
Driveline Scottish Hillrally
JULY 2001 20th-22nd
Billing 2001 Land Rover Enthusiast Show
SEPTEMBER 2001 8th/9th
September Langley Farm - Yorkshire ROC - details to
follow THE 4th MAJORS MEMORIAL TRIAL- Eastnor Deer
Park, Herefordshire - Midland ROC details to follow
Midland Rover Owner's Club are pleased to announce
that the 4th Majors Memorial Trial will take place at
Eastnor in September 2001. MROC will provide A.R.C.
Clubs with entry details and booking forms in due
OCTOBER 2001 October
5th/6th/7th The Hillrally
MACMILLIAN 4x4 UK CHALLENGE I would like to bring
your attention to a Charity event that I and a few
other members of Chiltern Vale ROC will be taking
part in next March. It is not an ARC event and will
involve vehicles other than Land Rovers but clearly
it would be nice to see a Landie come home with the
silverware, also it is in aid of a very good cause.
Entry fee is £100 per team of 2 + each team needs
to gain a further £400 in sponsorship for the
Macmillan Cancer Relief Fund.
If any of you or any of your members would like to
put a team forward either contact Peter Rowland on
01886 832320 or visit http://members.aol.com/TelemationLtd/Macmillan/
as soon as possible. There is a maximum entry of 50
teams. Russ Brown
IMPORTANT - Participation at any competitive event
or show is at your own risk or that of the organisers.
Although the A.R.C. is happy to publicise such events
it does not act as an agent for the organisers.
Statements or opinions expressed in A.R.C. News are
not necessarily those of the A.R.C. Council. You are
advised to obtain independent advice on matters
involving safety, finance or legislation.
This Newsletter is compiled and edited by Paul
Barton, ARC Newsletter Editor, for the Association of
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