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At the end of a year that was marred by Foot and
Mouth disease, the effects of which have been
reflected throughout this country, we can now
hopefully close the chapter on these events and look
forward to a better year in 2002.
At our recent E.G.M. Ted Ivory reported, on behalf
of Cornwall & Devon Land Rover Club, that the
arrangements for the 2002 International Rally are
going ahead and your Club secretaries will be
receiving application forms shortly. Ted advised that
those entrants who have already completed an
application form for the 2001 event will be asked to
complete a revised form for the 2002 event. It is
encouraging to see that the disappointments of 2001
have not dampened the enthusiasm of our members and
we now have 2 Member clubs who are already planning
to host the 2003 and 2004 International Rallies.
In accordance with the process defined by the A.R.C.
Future Competition Policy, (accepted by the clubs at
the 2000 AGM) the ARC Council has endorsed the "
Future Competition Regulations " and agreed that
these are to be implemented on January 1st 2003. A
copy of these rules will be published in our 2002/2003
handbook. If you require a copy sooner please contact
your club secretary.
Our next General Meeting will be the A.G.M. at
Lode Lane on Saturday 16th March 2002.
As we go to press, the Department for Environment,
Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have confirmed that
there are no longer any infected areas and in a
statement issued on 10th January 200, The Motor
Sports Association confirm that, with immediate
effect, FMD no longer affects motor sport. MSA are
shortly to issue new advice to every registered club
and this will also be available at their website, www.msauk.org
It just remains for me on behalf of the ARC
Council and Executive Committee to wish you a very
happy New Year.
Denis Bourne A.R.C. Chairman
LAND ROVER TO INVEST
£2.5 BILLION ON NEW MODELS
Gaydon, Warwickshire, 10 December, 2001 - Land
Rover has announced plans to invest £2.5 billion
over the next five years on developing and building
new vehicles. At the same time the company has
announced its intention to build its next model, a
new Land Rover Discovery, due in the middle of this
decade, at its Solihull plant. This follows a study
of various factory locations in Europe and North
'We concluded that Solihull provided the best
business case to justify the level of investment and
expected returns,' said Land Rover's chairman and
chief executive officer Bob Dover. 'It is also a
tribute to the dedication and commitment of our
Solihull workforce and recognition of the
improvements that have been achieved in the last 17
months, since Land Rover became part of Ford Motor
Company's Premier Automotive Group.'
Commenting on the £2.5 billion investment plan on
new models, Dover said: 'It's a highly competitive
business and buyers of prestige brands expect the
very best in quality and design. We intend to provide
CELEBRATES RECORD SALES IN 2001 - 9
January 2002 Warwick, 9 January 2002 - Land Rover is
celebrating record sales in the UK with over 45,000
vehicles sold, 15 per cent up on the previous year.
Total Land Rover sales in the UK for 2001 were 45,033.
The best-selling Land Rover was the Freelander with
24,812 vehicles sold, an increase of 19 per cent over
2000. Freelander sales in 2001 were boosted by the
introduction of a V6 derivative and a revised diesel
engined version. The mid-sized Land Rover Discovery
recorded sales of 11,528 vehicles, 17 per cent more
than in 2000 with improved sales coming from product
refinements introduced during 2001 as well as
improved performance against competition. The Range
Rover luxury 4x4 sold 3,545 vehicles in 2001, an
increase of 3 per cent with improved sales coming
from limited editions such as the 'Westminster'
launched during the year. An all-new version of the
Range Rover will be launched early in 2002. Sales of
the Defender utility vehicle were 5,148, an increase
of 1 per cent on the previous year. The increase in
Defender sales was made despite a downturn in the
agricultural sector and was due to improvements to
the Defender product range made during 2001 and to
increased fleet sales.
Commenting on the results Mike Wright, managing
director of Land Rover UK said: '2001 was another
record year for Land Rover in the UK which is great
news for our customers, dealers and employees. Our
success was built on our range of competitive
products and the focus on the experiential strength
of the Land Rover brand extending into holiday
adventures, the driving experience and our unique
dealer environment. This result paves the way for
further development of the Land Rover brand in the UK
with the launch of the new Range Rover in 2002.'
IS YOUR COMPANY CAR A LAND
ROVER? ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT REVISIONS TO COMPANY
VEHICLE TAXATION EFFECTIVE APRIL 2002?
Land Rover Financial Services has produced two
very helpful booklets. "COMPANY VEHICLE TAXATION
- WHAT ARE THE CHANGING ISSUES FOR COMPANIES AND
COMPANY VEHICLE DRIVERS? and "Company Car Driver
- Freedom of choice"? The changes are explained
and various alternative-purchasing options reviewed.
Both are available from your local Land Rover dealer.
UPDATE ON A.R.C.
NATIONAL RALLY 2002 Web site: www.arc2002rally.co.uk
CORNWALL AND DEVON
LAND ROVER CLUB have published
supplementary regulations and the event calendar for
ARC National 2002, at Newnham Park, Plymouth, Friday
31st May to Wednesday 5th June 2002
Entries Open 1st January 2002 Entries Close 30th
March 2002 Entries confirmed April 2002 Site Opens
Thursday May 30th, 2002 Official Rally Opening Friday
31st May, 2002 Winch Recovery Friday 31st May and
Sunday 2nd June - max entry 15 RTV Trial Saturday 1st
June, 2002 - max entry 240 CCV Trial Sunday 2nd June,
2002 - max entry 240 Competitive Safari Monday 3rd
June, 2002 - max entry 120 Site Closes 12.00 hrs -
Wednesday 5th June 2002
ALL ENTRANTS will
need to book using an A.R.C. Rally 2002 entry form.
Even if you booked for 2001 and didn't get a refund
you will still need to rebook.
Entries for concours D'Elegance, trailer
reversing, gymkhana and scenic drives can all be
booked on arrival at the event. Completed entry forms
need to be sent to Jo Arthur, Entries Secretary,
Torridge Firs, 21 Parkstone Lane, Plympton, Plymouth,
Devon, and PL7 2DF
EVENT - LAST P38A / FIRST OF THIRD
GENERATION RANGE ROVER SATURDAY - 9th FEBRUARY 2002.
The last P38A (2nd Generation Range Rover) came
off the Production line at 3pm on December13th 2002
and the Range Rover Register has been asked to
organise a Cavalcade of Range Rovers consisting of
the 2nd generation derivatives, to escort both the
last p38A and the First of the 3rd generation models,
from Land Rover (Lode Lane) to the Heritage Motor
Centre - Gaydon, where both models will be on
permanent display along with the first and last of
the Classic models.
The cavalcade will leave Land Rover at
approximately 10:45am, arriving at the Heritage
Centre at approx. 11:45am. The Convoy will consist of
between 25-30 vehicles and will hopefully cover the
range of the Special Derivatives of the P 38a models.
If any member has one of these Special Derivatives (Holland
and Holland, Bordeaux, Westminster models etc) and
has not yet contacted me but would like to
participate, please contact me direct a.s.a.p.
Telephone number 01676 534756.
All members/ Range Rover owners are invited to
view and welcome the arrival of the Cavalcade at the
Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon. They will also be
invited to display their vehicles to form part of a
grand display covering 32 years of Range Rover models.
This will be the first opportunity for the general
public and members to view the New model at close
quarters, as the launch vehicles will not be
available to see until March 15th at the Dealers.
Throughout the day the Heritage Motor Centre will
be showing video coverage of the New model, and it is
hoped to arrange for a member of the Design Team to
be in attendance to give a presentation of the
Technical merits of the New vehicle.
Why not be one of the first to see the New model
and participate in this special event and make it a
day to remember!
DRIVERS OF RANGE ROVERS, ARE ADMITTED FREE, WITH A
SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR PASSENGERS ON PRODUCTION OF
THEIR RRR MEMBERSHIP CARD.
All other Museum attractions and activities will
be held throughout the day. Local and National Press
also 4 X 4 magazines will be in attendance on the day.
Although it is not essential to book for the event
(you can just turn up) but it would be helpful if we
had some idea of how many people and vehicles will be
attending, as this will assist us to organise the
various displays. Will you please drop me a line to
let me know the following a.s.a.p.with, YOUR NAME.......
YEAR OF REGISTRATION OF YOUR VEHICLE........MODEL HOW
MANY WILL BE IN YOUR PARTY...... Send to :- Chris
Elliott , Briarbank, 62, Kenilworth Road, Balsall
Common, Coventry, CV7 7EX
Your support on this event will be greatly
appreciated by Land Rover, Heritage Motor Centre and
The Range Rover Register Ltd.
SPECIAL NOTE PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE AT LAND ROVER,
LODE LANE TO FOLLOW THE CAVALCADE AS THIS WILL CAUSE
TRAFFIC PROBLEMS, ONLY CAVALCADE VEHICLES WILL BE
ALLOWED ON SITE.
The Heritage Motor Centre is located off Junction
12 of the M40 Motorway between Warwick and Banbury.
Chris Elliott, Vice President RRR, Factory Liaison
A.R.C. CLUB EVENTS
SOUTHERN ROVER OWNERS CLUB
CHARITY COMPETITIVE SAFARI, MEREWORTH WOODS,
SEVEN MILE LANE, WROTHAM, NR. MAIDSTONE. KENT -
Sunday 24th February 2001
Booking forms for this event are now available
from Tony Howland 01622 745461. Event opens to all A.R.C.
Clubs, Entry fee is £30.00 Clerk of the Course is
Tony Howland and the grid reference is 188 643 554.
THE LAND ROVER
MARQUE DAY incorporating THE HERITAGE
RUN, SUNDAY 5th MAY 2002 at the HERITAGE MOTOR
CENTRE, GAYDON, WARWICKSHIRE
Booking forms now available either via the ARC web
site at www.the-arc.co.uk or from Chris Savidge (Snr.)
on 0115 926 7716, or Geoff Miller on 01789 731669 (e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org) all telephone calls before 9pm
BRITISH INDOOR 4x4
SHOW SUNDAY 10th February 2002
Venue is Donnington Race Park Track (near Derby)
and organiser David Round has 50 trade stands booked.
Doors open 9.30am and entry £8 per person with under
14s free. Event closes at 5pm Tel 021 520 6315.
THE OUTDOORS SHOW
NEC BIRMINGHAM 15th -17th MARCH 2002
Ticket hotline is 08701 214141 fist ever show of
its type see www.theoutdoorsshow.co.uk for further
LRW SHOW - EASTNOR
CASTLE 22/23rd JUNE 2002 - see
Magazine for details - remember LRW supports A.R.C.
LR ENTHUSIAST SHOW
JULY 20th- 22nd BILLING AQUADROME NORTHANTS
See Magazine for details.
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,
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ARC Secretary: Caroline
Flanders, 124 Crescent Drive, Petts Wood, Orpington,
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