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[ARC Logo] ARC News Issue 41 - April 2001

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Paul Barton, ARC Newsletter Editor,
26 Summerhill Grange, Summerhill Lane, Lindfield,
Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1RQ

home@ukgateway.net

ARC Secretary: Caroline Flanders, tel/fax: 01689 878105

Each edition of ARC NEWS can be found on the ARC website www.the-arc.co.uk If you wish to subscribe to receive a copy by e-mail please log on to arcnews@tesco.net

FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE

With the crisis having now topped 900 cases there is no immediate prospect of an end to restrictions in many parts of the country. Realistically, with Government scientists predicting the disease continuing into the summer, there appears to be
little prospect of an early return to club and competitive events for many A.R.C. Members. Now would seem to be the time to either get stuck into that re-build or else to take a deep breath and start into that decorating around the house which
somehow never quite seemed to get done. If the smell of gloss paint gets to be all too much then there are still some events available. The Land Rover Marque Day & Heritage Motor Centre run on 6th May at Gaydon in Warwickshire is
SCHEDULED TO GO AHEAD AS PLANNED see details below. The LRO show at Stoneleigh has been postponed until September with the LRW Show now re-arranged for August. No news yet on the Land Rover Enthusiast Show. Please do
check though before setting out for any event as Foot and Mouth is unpredictable. Spare a thought too for Cornwall and Devon LRC's organising team who have had to announce the cancellation of the 2001 A.R.C. National. If you have ever
been involved in organising a National you will appreciate the efforts that go into making the event happen and to have got so near to completing arrangements only then have to put everything on hold until next year is a cruel blow. I am sure
that all A.R.C. members will wish to thank the C&D Team for all their efforts and join me in thanking them for agreeing to take on the event in 2002.

Denis Bourne A.R.C. Chairman

NON-COMPETITIVE CLUB NEWS FROM CHRIS SAVIDGE (SNR)

THE DISCOVERY OWNERS' CLUB

Originally formed following the successful "DECADE OF DISCOVERY" event held at the 1999 ALL-ROVER WEEKEND where several ex- press fleet Discoveries (G--- WAC's) gather together to celebrate the first ten years of the Land Rover
Discovery, the Club has experienced phenomenal growth and has recently had its first A.G.M. at the Heritage Motor Centre. They now have a full committee and officers "in post" and these include the four founder members; John Capewell,
Andy Smith, Mike Duncalf and Steve Goodfellow. The Club's rapid growth is due, in part, to its extensive use of the WEB.


THE LAND ROVER MARQUE DAY - THE HERITAGE MOTOR CENTRE RUN - THE HERITAGE MOTOR CENTRE, GAYDON, 6th MAY 2001

This event is still scheduled at the time of writing (28.03.01) to go ahead as planned. There are still some places on "the Run" available and plenty of space on Heritage Motor Centre's camp site within the Centre's grounds.

Entry to the RUN costs 10 per vehicle, including entry to both the event and the Museum, for the driver and one passenger. Additional passengers in "Run" vehicles should pre-book their entry tickets with their "RUN" entry, at the
discounted rate of 5 per person (note children up to 16years of age are free of charge). Entry forms may be downloaded from the ARC website at: www.the-arc.co.uk or by requesting the genuine article (non electronic !) from Chris Savidge
(Snr.) on 0115 926 7716.

For non-Run participants attending the Land Rover Marque Day in a Land Rover product, the driver will get free entry, but all passengers must pay the discounted admission rates of 5 per adult, 3 per child (5yrs to 16yrs), at the pay booths.
It is best to arrive before 11.00 am, in order to witness the arrival of the 150-vehicle cavalcade from Solihull - one of the Marque Day's highlights.

Basic caravanning and camping will be available for Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights (5th to 7th May) in the meadow within H.M.C's grounds. The site will open at 10.00 am on Saturday and close at noon on Tuesday. Fees are 10 per
unit per night, which covers two adults per unit for camping and admission to the Museum and all other normal H.M.C. facilities. Extra persons will need to pre book tickets at 5 per night per adult, 3 per night per child (5yrs to 16 yrs).
PLEASE NOTE that extra adults paying to camp do not need to pay again as passengers in the cavalcade.

Jane Roche, Heritage's Events Manager would like to hear from any Land Rover Club willing to mount a club display stand on 6th May. Booking forms are available direct from Chris Savidge, or may be downloaded from the ARC website at
www.the-arc.co.uk

For booking either Club, Trade, or Autojumble stands, please contact: Jane Roche, HMC's Events Manager, on 01926 645120 or fax 01926 641555, or e-mail at janer@heritagemotorcentre.org.uk

Booking form at the end of this Newsletter

THE ALL_ROVER WEEKEND 25th-27th AUGUST 2001 AT THE "TOWN AND COUNTRY FESTIVAL" STONELEIGH PARK,WARWICKSHIRE

The first and most important information about this event is that it is for both ROVER CARS and LAND ROVER products. The "motoring section " of the Town and Country Festival, of which the A.R.C.'s stand is but a part, has over 40
individual classic car club stands. The remainder of the "T&C" has so many different stands and activities that ALL the family members will find something of particular interest to them. Whilst a one-day visit is possible, by far the best course
of action is to make a weekend of it - this will allow you enough time to "take-in" all of the event - it really is that big!.

Those exhibiting their ROVER car or LAND ROVER product on the A.R.C. stand can book-in either as a day visitor or to stay on the adjacent camping/caravanning site for the weekend. Forms will be available shortly on the A.R.C. Web site
(www.the-arc.co.uk) or from Chris Savidge (Snr) on 0115 926 7716. Prices and conditions will be on the booking forms.

Further details of the Town and Country Festival and a list of local hotel and B&B information will be available on the R.A.S.E. website at www.rase.org.uk - the list is also available by telephoning the Visitor Services Office at Stoneleigh on
02476 858 296.

CVROC WEBSITE EDITOR SEEKS HELP WITH LAND ROVER HISTORY

My name is Russ Brown and I'm the web site editor at Chiltern Vale. I am planning to add a Land Rover history section to our club web site and am looking for contributors. I don't know a lot about the history of Solihull's products myself,
having only ever owned fairly modern vehicles but am very conscious of the level of enthusiasm and knowledge that is out their in our clubs.

I believe this has the potential of being a really interesting project as via the internet and e-mail we now have contact with so many enthusiastic owners that have never before had the opportunity to contribute their knowledge and experience
to something like this.

I have seen many well researched books on this subject but never one where all the contributions come from individual owners or enthusiasts, giving this project the potential of becoming something quite unique.

If it is really successful I will look at the options for compiling a book. So if you would like to contribute please forward your article on any Land Rover vehicle, even Freelanders to: = Website@cvlrc.co.uk

Please include photos where possible, I can supply a postal address if digital images aren't available. All authors will be acknowledged and I will include hyperlink to their web site or any they think are relevant to the vehicle in question.

Post script several days later;

After my recent 'global' request for articles for my Land Rover History web pages I have had a really good response. Dennis Wright of P&D has forwarded me a couple of excellent articles on his Series 1's which are now up on the CVLRC site.
One of the development engineers on the 1994 disco revamp and RR classic has promised to give the inside story on the chaotic simultaneous introduction of these two vehicles, I have also got a couple of articles on lightweights and F/C's coming from fellow Chiltern Vale members.

Russ Brown CVLRC Web site editor: - http://www.CVLRC.co.uk


NON A.R.C. NON-COMPETITIVE EVENTS

VALANCE BYWAYS SUMMER SHOW 2001- June 23d/24th 2001

The organisers would like to beat last year's attendance of 120 Land Rovers at this aviation and vintage vehicles show held close to the Gatwick Airport. There's an off road course, vintage aircraft displays including a Shackleton, a beer tent
and even helicopter rides. Further details from Stephen and Natalie Eastman, Land Rover and Military Vehicles Section Marshals e mail eastmans@uk.packardbell.org or 16 Monarch Close, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 8JH Tel 01293 517621
(ansaphone)

FUTURE EVENTS CALENDAR -SUBJECT TO FOOT AND MOUTH!

MAY 2001

6th - Land Rover Marque Day/Heritage Motor Centre Run 11th- 13th Land Rover World Show - CANCELLED NOW TOB EHELD IN AUGUST 18th -20th Land Rover Owners Show - CANCELLED TO BE HELD IN SEPTEMBER- Hotline - 01733
467102 25th -29th May A.R.C. INTERNATIONAL 2001 Newnham Park Plymouth C&D LRC- CANCELLED CORNWALL AND DEVON HAVE KINDLY AGREED TO HOST IN 2002

SCRUTINEERING NEWS AND UPDATE

I have compiled a complete list of everything that has been sent to ARC News for publication, and when the info was actually published. It was while I was compiling this that I found that this batch never made it into ARC News. 8 of the 10
items are still relevant. ================================================================================== "The Scrutineering & Off Road Committee wish to publicise the following:-

1. Comp Safari course marking:- a) Markers should be red on the front and black on the back so a disoriented driver can see if he is going the wrong way on the course. b) Course markers should be visible one from the other. That is, as you
pass one, you should be able to see the next. c) Mark hazards well in advance. If it's a major hazard, mark it twice at different distances unless a distance marker is used. d) Corners - mark with tape around the corner. e) Natural tracks still need
markers to confirm route.

b) 2) Unacceptable crash helmets. Scrutineers may remove the MSA approval label from a helmet in order to prevent its use for competition. They may confiscate the helmet for the duration of the event and then return it. The MSA sticker will
be applied when a helmet on the basis of the presence of the British Standards (BS) sticker on the back and the manufacturer's stitched-in label inside. The BS sticker is easily worn off and the pre-event scrutineer might feel that the helmet is
not acceptable when this label is absent. Strictly speaking, he is entitled to reject the helmet. However, at a recent Scrutineering Seminar, the MSA suggested that the scrutineer uses a bit of common sense and conclude that where a valid MSA
sticker and the stitched-in one are both intact, then the helmet is acceptable. Helmet buyers should consider sticking a patch of clear vinyl or similar over the paper BS sticker to preserve it, and when not in use the helmet should be stored in a
box or a bag.

3) Roof mounted spare wheels. This mounting position should be discouraged. 4) Internal cab area safety. Check for overlong bolts etc. used for attaching items mounted on the roof. These could cause a hazard in the cab.

5) Windscreen glass. Types to be used in RTVs or CCVs:- Ideally, windscreen glass should be laminated, toughened or 4mm Perspex (or equivalent) How do you check? Laminated glass can be detected by tapping with a small coin. Laminated
glass will yield a dull knock whereas ordinary and toughened-glass will sound a sharp tap. The heat treatment stresses can usually be seen in toughened-glass when viewed with polarised sun-glasses. So if it yields a sharp tap but doesn't
have heat treatment stresses, then it's probably ordinary glass.

6) Front hoop mounts. Mounting method in Q.7.8. of the ARC Roll-cage Regulations shows one bolt attaching the bulkhead and the front hoop at the same time. Scrutineers might like to check that the bolt is high tensile.

7) Front hoop mounts on bulkhead. The fact that a vehicle is log-booked doesn't mean that the scrutineers should stop looking at the roll-cage and its mountings. This includes particular attention being paid to the bulkhead where this
supports the front hoop. So it is still down to the scrutineer to determine that the vehicle appears to be safe.

8) High Tensile nuts and bolts. Attention is drawn to the use of high tensile nuts and bolts being used to attach recovery fittings and roll-cages. See the ARC Handbook for details on bolt head markings. Please do report any errors or updates
in this information. Scrutineers shouldn't take any nonsense from drivers even when they are close friends, you have the right to check. It's your signature on the document! Note too that if the front tow-point is attached to the front bumper,
then the bumper must be secured to the chassis with HT bolts too. The ARC Handbook states this, but this problem still appears occasionally.

================================================================================== "A proposal from SROC on the use of petrol injection engines in Special Class vehicles was not included in the list sent to the clubs
in December 1999, as it should have been. The results of the subsequent additional Club vote was to accept the proposal. As of Jan 1st 2001, rule C.2.4. now reads:- C.2.4. The following are prohibited:- Forced induction petrol engines; slide
throttles; the inhibition of the firing of one or more cylinders to gain advantage.

Please amend your 2000 Handbooks accordingly" - Steve Kirby

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 Rover Clubs Contact Editor at 26 Summerhill Grange, Summerhill Lane, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1RQ e-mail:
PaulBarton.home@ukgateway.net

ARC Secretary: Caroline Flanders, 124 Crescent Drive, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent. BR5 1BE. Telephone: 01689 878105 e-mail: arcsec@ledburn253.freeserve.co.uk.

Association of Rover Clubs Ltd. Limited by Guarantee Registered in England No. 1806788 Registered Office, 124 Crescent Drive, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1BE

THE LAND ROVER MARQUE DAY incorporating THE HERITAGE MOTOR CENTRE RUN THE HERITAGE MOTOR CENTRE, GAYDON 6th MAY 2001 BOOKING FORM BLOCK CAPITALS PLEASE Name
.................................................................. Date.................................
Address...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
..................................................................................Postcode................................................ Telephone ...........................Club.......................................Membership. No..................................... ----------------------------- 1. The Fourth Heritage Motor Centre
Run--Solihull to Gaydon--Sunday 6th. May. Land Rover Model & Description ............................................................................... Special Features/Equipment............................................................................................... Year of manufacture .......................
Reg. No. ........................................ Entry Fees: Vehicle Entry (includes driver + one passenger, rally plate, plaque, etc.) 10.00 Extra passengers.........No. of Adults @ 5 each................................................. (Children up to 16yrs -FOC) TOTAL RUN/
ENTRY FEE ............. ------------------------------------------------------------------ 2.Caravanning/ camping reservation--5th / 7th May. Vehicle type .................................................................Reg. No. ....................... Pitch required for----CARAVAN / TENT /
CAMPING IN VEHICLE. Entry Fees: Caravan /camping fees, 10 per unit per night (includes 2 adults camping and entry to all normal museum facilities). Please indicate nights required. SAT / SUN / MON .......... * Extra persons........No. of
adults @ 5 each per night......... .......... No. of children ( 5yrs to 16 yrs) @ 3 each per night........ .......... TOTAL CAMPING/ ENTRY FEE ........ .......... *Extra persons paying to camp do not need to pay again as passengers in the Cavalcade
----------------------------------------------------------- I enclose herewith my full payment, as required above, for :- 1. HMC Run /Entry ............. 2. Caravan Pitch /Entry ............. TOTAL PAYMENT .............

All cheques / postal orders to be made payable to HERITAGE MOTOR CENTRE LIMITED . Please return this form, with your payment, to:- Chris Savidge (Snr), 86 Spring Lane, Lambley, Nottingham, NG4 4PG. ARC News No. 41 April 2001

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