AROnline is 20 years old in 2021 and, to celebrate, we going to be hosting an exclusive gathering at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon on 19 September 2021. You’re all invited, although places will be limited…
How are we celebrating? Back in 2011 for the tenth anniversary many of us trekked over to the British Motor Museum (Heritage Motor Centre) to celebrate. It was a nice day with a guided tour of the museum (below), a quiz in the museum’s cinema (bottom of page), a gathering of the site’s regular readers and their cars outside, followed by a more informal meeting at a nearby pub to catch-up with old friends.
This year, we’ll be doing the same, and we’ll all be a little bit older and a lot wiser no doubt. We’re expecting a nice reunion of the site’s Contributors and fans, alongside one or two special guests who have played a significant part in Rover’s history along the years. We’ll be announcing them nearer the time.
We’re looking at gathering in the BMM car park from 10.00am, followed by an informal tour of the museum and its reserve collection where we’ll get a good look at some of the prototypes that defined the success – and failures – of the company. Following that, we’ll be heading over to a conference room for a Q&A and Product Knowledge quiz. There will be prizes!
Obviously, it’s still not 100% clear what state the country will be in regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic but, following Sajid Javid’s recent proclamation that all restrictions will be lifted on 19 July, we should be good to go. Let us know in the comments if you’re coming, and what car you’ll be bringing!
Cost of the event is £10, which covers parking, discounted entry to the museum and of its facilities, which you pay the museum on the day quoting AROnline as the reference. We’ll also be publishing the event’s COVID-safe guidelines nearer the time.
Photography from 2011 event: Andy McGeechan