P6 ROVER OWNERS CLUB NATIONAL SHOW SUNDAY 6th AUGUST 2017

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P6 Rover Owners Club National Classic Car Show at Castle Howard, York
Sunday 6th August 2017

Visit website www.p6roc.com for further details and Entry Form
Open to all vehicles - Awards for other Classics and Modern Vehicles
Tel: 01484 607772 Email: editor@p6roc.com
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as a meber of club always feel guilty never been to a meet but its wee too far of wife to travel and I do not trust the old girl( car) to make it there and back without issues. shame ..hope u all enjoy though
 
#3
Sorry you are unable to make it this year.
Our 2018 National Show will be held at Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey on Sunday 5th August 2018.
Of course you can come to many shows all over the country where we will be exhibiting.
 
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Attached new updated entry form for Castle Howard on Sunday 6th August 2017.
This year instead of having a small rally plaque, each pre-booked entrant will receive a rally gift that will be more useful than a just a plaque.
 

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chrisw

Well-Known Member
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Hmmm, weekend after Roverfest 50....
All that is, is two clubs holding their national rallies on the same day. The Roverfest lot have picked a date that only relates to P5B production, and last I checked, the P5 club isn't attending. They have very little knowledge of V8 history - even the website is full of rubbish.

So don't class it as this huge event vs a club national rally. It's one P6 club vs the other.. I won't be attending either this year, as York is too far for me to travel. I will go down to Brooklands next year though, as that's only an hour from me.
 
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I booked the P6 Rover Owners Club National Show in July 2016 and will be held on Sunday 6th August 2017.
As far as I am aware the Roverfest show is the following weekend.
The P6ROC celebrated 50 years of the V8 engine in 2015 at The Heritage Motor Museum, Gaydon - This was when Rover were licenced to manufacture the V8 engine.
 

chrisw

Well-Known Member
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My apologies; they are on two different weekends.

There are a lot of dates connected with the V8.

1964 - V8 engine seen at Mercury Marine and shipped back to the UK
1964 - V8 engine installed in first prototype P6B, then known as a P7 - different from the P7 6-cylinders
from then onwards, you have the first engines shipped over, signing of the licence agreement, installation into more P6B prototypes, then P5B prototypes, then P5B going live, then P6B going live.
 
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ONLY 4 WEEKS TO GO !!!
P6 Rover Owners Club National Classic Car Show at Castle Howard, York
Sunday 6th August 2017

Visit website www.p6roc.com for further details and Entry Form
Open to all vehicles - Awards for other Classics and Modern Vehicles
 
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Each Driver & Passengers entering into our National Show at Castle Howard on 6th August will receive a voucher to gain discounted entry into Castle Howard House & Gardens, saving up to £3.95 per person. Still time to pre-book your vehicle into our show !!!
 

Riddler

Active Member
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An excellent show - the sun shone and by my count there were between 70 and 80 P6s in attendance, many in really beautiful condition.
Well done to Deborah Stanley, the organiser, for all her hard work.
Here are a few pictures I took on the day:
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PeterZRH

Well-Known Member
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I booked the P6 Rover Owners Club National Show in July 2016 and will be held on Sunday 6th August 2017.
As far as I am aware the Roverfest show is the following weekend.
The P6ROC celebrated 50 years of the V8 engine in 2015 at The Heritage Motor Museum, Gaydon - This was when Rover were licenced to manufacture the V8 engine.
Rover bought the rights outright. It wasn't to my knowledge a licensing deal as such. Which is why GM couldn't put it back into production a few years later as they wanted. The story goes Rover wouldn't sell the rights or license the engine back to GM but offered to supply them. GM declined the offer. I doubt the offer was particularly serious in any case.
 
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According to the minutes of the Rover board meeting from January 1965 the licence agreement was confirmed and signed. The exact date is not mentioned in the minutes. Richard Lezer has a photograph of the mentioned page and this is why the P6 Rover Owners Club celebrated 50 years of the V8 engine in 2015 at the Heritage Motor Museum, Gaydon.
 
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