Fans of Rover’s luxury flagship, the 800-Series, have come together to create an official formalised club for the model, which will be launched at this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show.
After existing as an online community for several years, the transition to fee-paying club seems natural for fans of the model, which has seen a significant upturn in classic interest in recent years and is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2016.
“We’re very excited to be using the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motorshow 2015 at the NEC to officially launch the transition from an online-based community to that of a more traditional fee-based Owners Club,” said chairman, Alex Sebbinger. “We aim to build on the strengths of the existing community which will remain as is and free of charge, but by adding the framework of a traditional owners club, expand on the successes of the existing community to provide both enthusiasts and owners of the cars the support needed to ensure the Rover 800 survives long into the future.”
2016 sees the 30th anniversary since the model’s launch, so the new fee-paying club, with the strapline “Preserving Rover’s Flagship”, is both timely and topical. The club is planning a series of events around the anniversary, and more details will be announced shortly.
In the meantime, if anyone is interested in joining the club, or finding out more, please contact the club here
Exerpt from Lancaster Classic Car Show Press Release