The organisers of this year’s NEC Classic Motor Show have confirmed that a special ‘Rover Village’ will be created at this year’s event to mark 130 years of the much loved marque.
Taking place at the NEC, just down the road from Rover’s spiritual home at Solihull, the three day event runs from November 14-16. Over 1,000 square metres in Hall 17, the focal point of the show, will be dedicated to cars bearing the Viking emblem, from the very first Rovers through to the last-of-the-line 75.
The focus won’t just be on the obvious classics, either, with clubs for many of the brand’s more modern offerings invited to take part.
The celebration is being led by the Joint Rover Club and will feature members such as the Rover Sports Register, the Rover P6 Club, SD1 Club, 75 and MG ZT Owners Club, The Rover Coupe Owners Club, and 200 and 400 Owners Club.
Celebration co-ordinator and Rover enthusiast Philip Copperwheat said: ‘The Rover Village will be a great opportunity for the Joint Rover Owners Clubs to come together in one area to display Rover Motor cars covering the years of Rover motor car production.”
As part of the celebration, show organisers also extended an invitation to the other Rover clubs for their members to take part as well. The 800 Owners Club, Maurauder Drivers Club, The P6 Rover Owners Club, and the Rover 75 and MG ZT Enthusiast Club accepted and will also feature in the display.
More information, along wth ticket details, is available from the Classic Motor Show’s website which can be accessed via that link.