Events : BMC/BL Rally 2003

The National BL Day, which is held on an annual basis at Nene Park in Peterborough has become something of a Mecca for all those afflicted with “Leyland-itis”.

Many of the country’s owners’ clubs attend this meeting – and as a result, there is a fascinating mixture of BMC>Rover machinery from the Oxford/Cambridge brigade, through the Maxi, Marina, Allegro triumvirate to more modern cars such as the Rover 800, 200 and 400. All in all, if there is a BMC>Rover car you would like to see in the flesh, you will see it at Peterborough.


Needless to say, thanks to the hard work of everyone involved, the show was a great success for Austin-Rover.co.uk and hopefully. it will be the first of many, many more. Obviously, my own thanks go to those who brought their cars along, and those who visited the show stand. Let’s hope that it generated even more interest in the website, and the community that is building up around it.

Next year, we hope to see even more people join in… all are welcome


Other Show highlights

The racing Maestro of the Full Throttle Racing team, as driven by Chris Yates. These guys need sponsorship, so if you have some cash, why not drop them a line.... tell 'em Keith sent you! (picture taken by Daniel Pike, courtesy of the Maestro forum)
The racing Maestro of the Full Throttle Racing team, as driven by Chris Yates. These guys need sponsorship, so if you have some cash, why not drop them a line.... tell 'em Keith sent you! (picture taken by Daniel Pike, courtesy of the Maestro forum)
This gorgeous Toledo bodied Sprint is the car that Triumph should have always built. There were investigations into such a car (as indeed there was a 1.5TC Toledo TS), but sadly, they amounted to nought.
This gorgeous Toledo bodied Sprint is the car that Triumph should have always built. There were investigations into such a car (as indeed there was a 1.5TC Toledo TS), but sadly, they amounted to nought.
Ken Green's ex-Works Landcrab... a unique car.
Ken Green's ex-Works Landcrab... a unique car.
This Mark one MG Metro has been the subject of what appears to be a loving restoration. The car is owned by Steve Johnson from Hull, and as a result of all his hard work, the MG Metro picked up the show's concours award. Steve is a member of the MG 'M' Group.
This Mark one MG Metro has been the subject of what appears to be a loving restoration. The car is owned by Steve Johnson from Hull, and as a result of all his hard work, the MG Metro picked up the show's concours award. Steve is a member of the MG 'M' Group.

Thanks to Dale Turley for the photographs (unless otherwise stated)

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