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Metro Owners Club goes live

Keith Adams

Metros of all shapes and sizes are welcome in the Metro Owners Club.

Metros of all shapes and sizes are welcome in the Metro Owners Club.

The Metro Owners Club has been up and running for nearly a year – mainly as an online community. However, as of the 1st February 2009, it’s going to expand to become an official Owners’ Club organisation and, to celebrate the event, there will be a Launch Party at Longbridge Vicarage from 1.00pm on the 1st February.

You’ll be able to meet other members and their cars, as well as join the Club. There will also be a small Autojumble, refreshments and screenings of Metro-related films.

The Club caters for all Metros from 1980-1998, including Austin, MG, VP, Rover, 100, vans – all the varieties you could possibly think of. The Club is very diverse in people and cars and members have cars ranging from basic City models to the roadburning MG 6R4.

The aim of the Club is to help preserve this oft-overlooked part of British motoring history. The Club has already held a number of events, including the annual Metro birthday bash, which is held at Q-Gate Longbridge (see picture).

For more information, visit or contact the Club’s Media Secretary, Grant Parker, on 07929 969972.

Posted in: AROnline News, MG Rover
Keith Adams

About the Author:

Created in 2001 and watched it steadily grow into AROnline. Is the Editor of Classic Car Weekly, and has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, Classic Car Weekly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, and the the Motoring Independent... Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasable adventures all across Europe.

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  1. alasdair says:

    i have a dunlop hydrolastic unit for sale brand new never used still in box,i know that now adays they need to be recon at a price of about £300,if anyone is intrested

  2. Could the following be altered on this page as Grant is no longer associated with the Club
    “or contact the Club’s Media Secretary, Grant Parker, on 07929 969972.”
    “or contact the Club Secretary, Jack Thornton, on 07753 818169.”


  3. MM says:

    I have a new (unused) carburettor from a Metro 1 litre A plus engine, any reasonable price considered, would like it to go to an enthusiast.

    Also have the AR Metro workshop manual as issued to dealers, issue date of about 1987, very very superior to the Hyanes manual, again any reasonable offer accepted

  4. Marc says:


    First visit to this site, very interesting.

    I have for sale a 1996 Rover Ascot finished in Tahiti Blue with Beige cloth trim. Only covered 12,000 miles from new with MOT December 2015 (no advisories) Was recorded as Category C total loss 2006 with subsequent VOSA approved inspection.
    Lovely condition with service history. Complete with owners book pack and two sets of keys/immobilisers. Offers in the region of £995. Located Sussex.
    Please contact Marc on 0754 000 1979.

  5. Jill Beck says:

    Hi, my dads recently passed away leaving his cherished Rover 111 GSI it was first registered in 1996 and owned for 2 years by the garage owners daughter, dad bought it in 1998 and has cared for it ever since.
    It passed its MOT first time in May and has only 53,327 miles on the clock.
    Would any body be interested in buying it from us?

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