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?

  6. william kay says:

    Hi im looking for a front anti roll bar for my austin metro 1275 1990, has anybody got one i could buy or tell me where I could get one as I have been struggling to fine one on the internet

  7. D.HILTON says:

    I Have a Metro Cabriolet rover 114 very tidy new hood fitted M.O.T can you
    tell me what it worth and have you any body in your club that might be interested
    in it. D .Hilton

  8. Eddy Horley says:

    I have a 1983 Metro Special with only 20,000 miles and has be in a garage for the last seven years and not used, before then it only went out to have an M.O.T. then put back in garage colour is brown and gold with sunshine roof looks in very good condition and has alot of paper work to go with it would anybody be interested ?
    Many Thanks
    Eddy Horley

  9. Keith Bradfield says:

    I am trying to obtain a front near side indicator cover (clear plastic,triangle shape) for a 1991 Austin Metro . Can anybody please advise me where l can get one.

  10. Don Jones says:

    My late dad had a beloved Austin Metro that’s been long gone. Recently my mum asked me to clean out his old tools and I think there is a dynamo/alternator still wrapped in plastic that he never got to use. I went to bin it and then thought perhaps someone could use it, plus there’s a few odds and ends, points, condensers etc. I don’t know if any of it is working but It seems wrong to throw it out.
    So if any enthusiast would like it I’m not looking for money, perhaps just postage
    Anyway I’ll give it a week
    Don Jones

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