|Paul Barton, ARC
26 Summerhill Grange, Summerhill Lane,
Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1RQ
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I am pleased to say that the 2002/03 ARC Handbook
has now been printed and distributed to all Club
Secretaries. Competitive Clubs will have been
supplied with sufficient copies for all full members,
I suggest that you contact your Club Secretary to
obtain your copy.
Cornwall & Devon Land Rover Club apologize to
those of you who feel that they have been
inconvenienced by the request to complete a further
application form for this year's event. This has
proved to be a necessity for the organizing Club to
establish a reliable audit trail and to ensure the
continuity and trace ability of all entries for the
2002 event. Just a reminder to all of those members
who are competing at this year's National Rally
please ensure when completing your event entry form
that the correct ARC vehicle Class is inserted - if
in doubt contact your Club Scrutineer who will be
able to assist you. The time and date for the
Concours Event has been finalized as Sunday 2nd June
2002. This event is being coordinated by the Land
Rover Series One Club and entries must be made prior
to 11.00.a.m. on the day to the Series One Club Stand.
Details of the Bike Trial have not been finalized yet
- watch this space!
FOOT & MOUTH UPDATE
Having received confirmation from the Motor Sports
Association, the ARC Council are pleased to announce
that with immediate effect Foot and Mouth Disease no
longer affects UK Motorsport and that every form of
motorsport may now be permitted without restrictions.
Once again I congratulate you all on the voluntary
restraint shown by yourselves that has helped to
overcome the battle against this dreadful disease.
Our next General Meeting will be the A.G.M. at
Land Rover, Lode Lane on Saturday 16th March 2002
commencing at 10.30 a.m.
Nominations are invited to fill the following
positions within the ARC Council:
· Non Competitive Clubs Coordinator · Car Clubs
Liaison Officer · Minutes Secretary
If you are interested in any of the above
positions please contact our Secretary Caroline
Flanders at the Registered Office for a nomination
form as soon as possible.
Denis Bourne A.R.C. Chairman
ANNOUNCES NEW RANGE ROVER LINE UP AND PRICES - 15 January 2002
In the UK both petrol and diesel versions of the
new Range Rover will be sold in three models - the
SE, HSE and Vogue, all available with either the Td6
six-cylinder diesel or V8 petrol engine. Prices start
at £42,995 for the Range Rover Td6 SE - the same
price as for the outgoing entry-level model - rising
to £59,995 for the flagship Range Rover V8 Vogue.
The new Range Rover will be available through the
Land Rover UK dealer network from 15 March 2002.
Priced at £42,995 for the Td6 diesel and £49,995
for the V8 petrol, the SE model features leather
seats with electric adjustment, leather covered
steering wheel, automatic air conditioning, cruise
control and a six-speaker in-car entertainment system
with single CD facility. Safety features include
eight airbags including head airbags for the rear
seat passengers and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
HSE models are priced at £45,995 for the Td6 and
£52,995 for the V8 and feature heated leather seats
with adjustment memory that also automatically
adjusts the steering column and electro-chromatic
exterior mirrors. Facia wood trim in either cherry or
walnut is offered in addition to the standard
'Foundry' finish. An upgraded in-car entertainment
system with 11 speakers and a glovebox-mounted CD
autochanger is fitted. Convenience features include
rain sensing windscreen wipers, park distance control
and Bi Xenon headlamps.
The top-of-the-range Vogue models are priced at £51,995
for the Td6 and £59,995 for the V8. The Vogue
specification features Oxford leather 'Comfort' front
seats, heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel.
At the heart of the 12-speaker in-car entertainment
system with Digital Sound Processing (DSP) is a
widescreen monitor with TV and satellite navigation
system. The monitor also controls the functions of
the in-car entertainment system and provides driver
information including fuel consumption and range.
Convenience and comfort features include an electric
sun roof, ski bag fitted to the centre rear seat and
dual blade sun visors.
Commenting on the announcement, Mike Wright,
managing director of Land Rover UK, said: 'We are
very pleased to be announcing that prices for the new
Range Rover, an all-new vehicle, will be at the same
starting price as the model it replaces. The Range
Rover has always been a very successful vehicle in
the luxury car sector and with the new model Land
Rover is offering an unmatched breadth of capability
at a very competitive price. The model range is
designed to offer customers a wide variety of choice,
equipment and colours enabling new Range Rover owners
to specify a vehicle precisely tailored to their own
requirements and tastes.'
The new Range Rover is the most advanced 4x4
vehicle in the world. Designed to provide an
unrivalled level of on-road performance and off-road
ability, the new Range Rover has an all-new monocoque
body, independent front and rear suspension with
interconnected air springs and a variety of
electronic control systems - including the award-winning
Hill Descent Control (HDC) to enhance safety off-road.
Power units are the 210 kW (282 bhp) 4.4-litre V8
petrol engine and the 130 kW (174 bhp) 3.0-litre Td6
diesel. The transmission system comprises a five-speed
automatic gearbox with Steptronic gearshift operating
in both high and low range and a two-speed transfer
box with Torsen centre differential.
New Range Rover will be available in a choice of
12 exterior colours and seven interior colourways.
SAVIDGE - YOUR NON-COMPETITIVE CLUBS' CO-ORDINATOR
Once again, I have to "scale down" the
amount of work I do for A.R.C, and - inevitably - my
involvement in the running of events such as the
HERITAGE MOTOR CENTRE RUN/LAND ROVER MARQUE DAY, THE
A.R.C. INTERNATIONAL RALLY, and THE ALL ROVER WEEKEND.
The reason for this is my increasing health problems
- as I write this, (early February), I am awaiting
the call to go into hospital yet again for more
There is, therefore, now an urgent need to find
someone to takeover the role that I have undertaken
for the last 5 years within A.R.C. Whilst Heritage
Motor Centre Run and the International Rally are
"covered" for this year, a new non-competitive
clubs' co-ordinator needs to be "in post"
by this summer if the A.R.C.'s ALL_ROVER WEEKEND (August
Bank Holiday Weekend, at the Town and Country
Festival, Stoneleigh near Coventry is to go ahead
Such a person can only come from within the Clubs
that are the A.R.C., so it is now, with renewed
urgency that I ask all A.R.C. members to spread the
word and to try to find a willing volunteer to take
over my position within A.R.C. It would be a great
shame to loose the momentum that we have gained,
albeit slowly, over the last 5 years!
There is also a vacancy, (of some long-standing)
on the A.R.C. Council for a Car Club's Liaison
Officer. Would all relevant clubs please come up with
a volunteer for the post, There has been a suggestion
for a "run" similar to the Heritage Motor
Centre Run but for ROVER cars, and indeed MG-ROVER
would be happy for such a "Run" to begin
from Longbridge. However a Car Clubs' Liaison Officer
is essential before such an event can even be
Chris Savidge (Snr)
The dates for LARA green lane days in 2002 are the
weekends of 23rd /24th March and 26th/27th October.
Participation in clearance and maintenance projects
on any of these days by club volunteers is encouraged
as it can benefit all users and is good for public
relations. It is of course essential to obtain the
agreement of the local Highway Authority before
starting any work - contact details in your local
telephone directory. LARA would appreciate receiving
brief reports of all voluntary work carried out so as
to gauge the extent of involvement across the UK.
Snail mail to PO BOX20, Market Drayton, TF20 1WR or e-mail
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Tony Kempster A.R.C. Countryside Access Officer
UPDATE ON A.R.C.
NATIONAL RALLY 2002
Entry forms are now with Club Secretaries or via
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fully functional. REMEMBER there are over 1000 A.R.C.
log booked vehicles and with the CCV Trial at 240
entries and the Comp Safari limited to 120 entries
you'd better be quick if you don't want to miss out!!!
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 re-book.
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
AND SHROPSHIRE LAND ROVER CLUB LTD.
Following their AGM there has been a Committee "reshuffle"
and all clubs are asked to amend their records
Chairman Mr Adrian Longstaff
Vice Chair Mr Zam Alexander
Secretary Mr Allan Dawson email@example.com
Treasurer Mr Leigh Drake-Chapman
Competition Secretary Mr Stephen Bayliss (01782
A.R.C. CLUB EVENTS
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.
NATIONALS ESSEX LRC, EAST NORTHANTS LROC &
SUFFOLK LROC 29th March - 1st APRIL
Essex Land Rover Club, East Northants Land Rover
Owners Club and Suffolk Land Rover Owners Club are co-promoting
a mini nationals type event this Easter. This is the
1st Anglia Interclub weekend. Features a TYRO trial,
RTV trial, CCV trial. Mini Comp, Safari, Winch
Challenge and Team Recovery events. Event is located
at Wild Tracks Off-road Centre at Chippenham,
Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, (grid ref 154/ 686686). On
site catering plus pressure washers at small cost.
Supplementary Regs and Entry forms can be downloaded
from ESSEX LAND ROVER CLUB website Error! Bookmark
not defined. or contact Karl Reilly at 9 Goose
Cottages Chelmsford Road, Essex SS11 8TB tel 01268
762684 for more information.
EASTER LANCS AND
CHESHIRE ROC TRENTHAM GARDENS
STAFFORDSHIRE 29th March to 1st APRIL 2002
This famous Easter interclub offers a TYRO Friday
afternoon, RTV and Team Recovery on Saturday, CCV
Trial on Sunday with a night Comp followed by Day
Comp and prize-giving on Easter Monday. Forms have
been sent to club secretaries or contact the bookings
sec who is Colin Barrance on 01257 792802
EVENTS OF INTEREST TO A.R.C. MEMBERS
APRIL 6th OLD SODBURY
Newbury Showground. Entry is from 11am for buyers
with a £4 entry fee. Sellers pitches need to be
booked via 01454 323109.
APRIL 6th/7th DUNSFOLD
SPARES WEEKEND (PARTICULARLY SERIES 1 & SERIES
Philip and crew at Dunsfold Land Rover have
declared war on mounting stocks of series and
military parts, with some real bargains on used
spares. For Series 1 and Series vehicle enthusiasts
this sale is not to be missed! There will also be
significant stocks of spares on sale for 90/110 and
Defenders plus Range Rover and Discovery body parts.
Minimum of 10% discount on all stock. Sale starts
Saturday 9am to 4pm and 9am to 3.30pm Sunday. DLR is
at Alfold Road in Dunsfold Surrey. Call 01483 200567
for further details.
ROVER MARQUE DAY incorporating THE HERITAGE RUN,
SUNDAY 5th MAY 2002 at the HERITAGE MOTOR CENTRE,
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 please.
SUMMER SHOW, CHARLWOOD, NR GATWICK 22/23rd JUNE 2002
Southern Counties Historic Vehicle Preservation
Trust is once again hosting this event, which
attracted over 120 Land Rovers last year. Static
Vintage and Classic Aircraft, Cars, Commercials and
Buses, Tractors, Motor cycles, Stationary Engines.
Models, Organs, Military, Custom Vehicles, Steam and
Model steam, Land Rovers, Autojumble, Trade, Crafts
and Motor Clubs. Booking forms form Stephen Eastman
at 16 Monarch Close, Bewbush, Crawley, West Sussex,
WELLINGTON TO LAND
ROVER DAY HERITAGE MOTOR CENTRE GAYDON 30th JUNE 2002
To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Gaydon's
aviation and automotive history a new event is
planned and the assistance of the automotive
preservation movement is sought. During 1942, the
land adjoining the Heritage Motor Centre and now
known as the proving ground was used by the Royal Air
Force. Opened initially as a Satellite for No.12
Operational Training Unit, Gaydon became a night
bomber-training unit in 92 Group flying Vickers
Wellingtons. De-commissioned in 1975 RAF Gaydon was
acquired by the Leyland Group and is now wholly owned
by Land Rover. Hence the title of the event - "Wellington
to Land Rover Day". The assistance of Land Rover
clubs in mounting a stand on the day is sought.
HMC is trying to: · Identify people who served at
RAF Gaydon · Attract owners of "period"
vehicles to the event · Trawl for artefacts,
vehicles, people, memorabilia · Pre-war cars and
vehicles of all types will be of interest especially
if in RAF livery. All vehicles, which can display a
wartime appearance with headlamp shrouds and white
lining around the wings and running boards
enthusiastically, received. · Post war cars up to
1978 are equally important, as either Service
vehicles of "personal transport" ·
Military Model Aircraft enthusiasts, Military (aviation)
Art Collectors and General War Time ephemera
collectors are also asked to contact Gaydon to
Forms available to book from HMC telephone 01926
641188 John McCartney - Car Clubs Co-ordinator.
LRW SHOW - EASTNOR
CASTLE 22/23rd JUNE 2002 - see LRW Magazine for
details - remember LRW supports A.R.C. events
LR ENTHUSIAST SHOW
JULY 20th- 22nd BILLING AQUADROME NORTHANTS
See LRE Magazine for details.
AND OFF ROAD COMMITTEE NEWS UPDATE
A plastic bag over the battery will catch any
leaks should be vehicle become inverted. Most plastic
bags are acid resistant and this method really does
work. In fact, the MSA have advised on the
suitability of this cheap and adaptable method.
"Sealed-for-life" batteries should still be
covered in case they split. Any cover on a battery
should not be sealed, but open at the bottom in the
same manner as a fuel tank cover to prevent build-up
of gases. Batteries under large covers or under seats
still need to be looked at to check for security.
Fluid reservoirs (brake / clutch) that are inside the
cab with the occupants must either have a "proper"
cover or use a similar protection method. This is
also to apply to any vehicles that are manufactured
this way. Supermarket bags are fine for this but do
check that they do not have safety perforations.
(b) Log Book Scrutineers who leave the ARC may not
continue with their duties and must return all tags,
documents, folders etc to Dennis Wright.
(c) Drivers abandoning an event without announcing
the fact. Premature departure from an event must be
reported to the CoC by the competitor or someone
delegated by him/her. Unannounced departure is a
serious etiquette contravention and shows lack of
consideration for the organisers and fellow
competitors. Disqualification would be in order on
these occasions. If a score needs to be recorded for
a championship or similar, then 10 penalty points per
section in a trial, or maximums for a comp safari
should apply. There is provision for a fine in these
circumstances and competitors may need to be reminded
(d) Drilled radius arms This matter was discussed
at length in 1996 / 7 and "The outcome was a
decision that any radius arms that have been welded
to, drilled or cut into, deliberately notched or bent
up / down / sideways will not be allowed in ARC
events." This was not publicised further at the
time but we are publicising it now as the decision is
Steve Kirby. Chairman, Scrutineering & Off
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
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