Fans of the Rover 800 are coming together with the aim of forming a new owners’ club. The Rover 800 Owners’ Club will cater for all variants of what was once the country’s best-selling executive car, including MkI (XX) and MkII (R17) variants. The club’s purpose is to ensure the survival and continued enjoyment of all versions of 800.
The club has come together through an online network of 800 owners, contributing to popular forums and also to a Facebook group. The step towards forming an official club has come about to better represent the car at shows and within the classic media, as well as to ensure the model’s 30th anniversary is celebrated in a befitting manner.
A number of events are being planned for 2016 to mark the model’s 30th birthday, including one event specially dedicated to the 800 and its followers. More information will follow after the club is officially formed. The new club aims to work closely with existing clubs and forums, including those supporting other Rover models and associated brands. The 30th anniversary is the perfect platform to do this, and to provide 800s and their owners with the support that a dedicated owners club can afford.
Anyone wishing to be involved with the club, or interested in becoming a member, is invited to an initial meeting, during which plans for the club’s official formation will be announced . The event takes place on Sunday, 4 October 2015, at 1.00pm at the MINI factory in Cowley, where 800 production began almost 30 years ago.
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