R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#91 Post by RoverRevival » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:07 am

:clapping cracking article
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#92 Post by Dorchester » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:09 am

Great article that makes our hearts even warmer! :thumbup
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#93 Post by StubbornPatriot » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:53 am

The event was a fantastic idea. The day was a fabulous day. The organisers did an incredible, praiseworthy job. This is great coverage. This is a club to be proud of. Thank you so much for putting this together for us. Long live our R8s.
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#94 Post by cabriolet106 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:26 pm

What an absolutely first class article. It describes the events of the day brilliantly and showcases what great cars the Rover 200 & 400 cars still are 30 years on.

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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#95 Post by Colonel Mustard » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:15 pm

Photos from this event can now be found on the club website:
https://rover200.org.uk/events/past-events/2019#2019LP

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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#96 Post by GTiJohn » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:14 am

There are small reports of this event in this week's editions of both Classic Car Buyer and Classic Car Weekly, very small in the case of the latter.
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#97 Post by itcaptainslow » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:34 pm

Had a sneaky peek at both when I was in WH Smith the other day (I'm not usually tight but I detest paying nearly £3 for a newspaper, and one which the articles are mostly regurgitated from magazines) and the write up in the former is certainly much better.

I guess it's too much to expect anything more as we're still a bit of a "niche" club! Hopefully the Auto Express article will be good!
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#98 Post by GTiJohn » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:53 am

The Telegraph's review of the R8 and our recent press launch is here - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/classi ... -industry/

You do need to register to read the full article though, unless you already subscribe

Healthy discussion too :laughing2
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#99 Post by GTiJohn » Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:27 pm

And they keep on coming!

Here is Classics World's video coverage of the event - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkzKp3E ... IJPI98gHXI

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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#100 Post by 961tat » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:26 pm

Cracking video :clapping :clapping

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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#101 Post by Nigel B » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:52 pm

961tat wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:26 pm
Cracking video :clapping :clapping
:clapping indeed :clapping

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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#102 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:11 pm

And you might recognise some of the scenery in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPsn1yUxVXY :)

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