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25th Birthday Party - 21st Sept 2014 - Heritage Centre

Postby GTiJohn » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:53 pm

As previously trailed in http://www.rover200.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3319 and discussed at the AGM, I've been in to see John Bishop who is "Senior Co-Ordinator for Clubs Groups and Rallies" at the Heritage Centre.

He was excited to discuss us using their 'Autumn Classic' event for (one of) our 25th Birthday celebrations.

We'll be able to use a separate and segregated parking area in front of the museum.

He says that by getting in early, they'll be able to use our presence in their promotion of the event, which in turn should help us with attendance.

Also, he's going to put me in touch with their Archivist to discuss the opportunity of getting the engineering, sale & marketing and manufacturing team members back together to record their memories of a unique time in the history of Rover Group, as a linked event.

We said that we would look at running next years AGM on the same day to potentially boost involvement.

It would be useful to get an early estimate of numbers , so pls post on this thread if you think you'll be attending.

To get the ball rolling :-

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Re: 25th Birthday Party - 21st Sept 2014 - Heritage Centre

Postby 1234dist » Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:54 pm

location?
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Re: 25th Birthday Party - 21st Sept 2014 - Heritage Centre

Postby GTiJohn » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:01 pm

Heritage Motor Centre , Warwickshire.

Just off J12 of the M40

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Postby 1234dist » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:27 pm

i'll be a maybe for this I go into semi retirement on 1st august so unless I'm still tying things up should be good to go.
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Re: 25th Birthday Party - 21st Sept 2014 - Heritage Centre

Postby Red Icon » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:37 am

I reckon Mrs Icon and myself should be able to make this. :)

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Re: 25th Birthday Party - 21st Sept 2014 - Heritage Centre

Postby 216secoupe » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:53 pm

Has anyone thought about getting this in the coupe forum?

Have put this in the diary but wont be able to confim until th enew year

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Re: 25th Birthday Party - 21st Sept 2014 - Heritage Centre

Postby 214cab » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:52 pm

I'm a definately maybe.

Just need to check with the missus, that date rings a bell...

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Re: 25th Birthday Party - 21st Sept 2014 - Heritage Centre

Postby GTiJohn » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:07 pm

216secoupe wrote:Has anyone thought about getting this in the coupe forum?

Have put this in the diary but wont be able to confim until th enew year


Tom Pinney is our man on the inside - but I did talk to them at the NEC Classic Car Show and they're interested.
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Re: 25th Birthday Party - 21st Sept 2014 - Heritage Centre

Postby 214cab » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:36 pm

I've checked and that's free I the diary so pencil me in!

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Postby 220 GSi turbo » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:18 pm

Count me in.
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Re: 25th Birthday Party - 21st Sept 2014 - Heritage Centre

Postby Mr Teddy Bear » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:07 pm

Yes I should be there, all being well.
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Re: 25th Birthday Party - 21st Sept 2014 - Heritage Centre

Postby Red Icon » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:13 am

Are we inviting the JRC clubs, as we can go to all their events, they should be included in ours.

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Re: 25th Birthday Party - 21st Sept 2014 - Heritage Centre

Postby Mr Teddy Bear » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:59 pm

I would say yes.
We need to make a decision before Saturday, in case the topic is raised.
I have emailed you about the meeting Trev.
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Re: 25th Birthday Party - 21st Sept 2014 - Heritage Centre

Postby GTiJohn » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:28 am

Red Icon wrote:Are we inviting the JRC clubs, as we can go to all their events, they should be included in ours.


Yes, please invite them. :)

It is an open event see - http://www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk/events/upcoming/#.UyvbhblF3PQ

I'm expecting more details from the organiser today so I'll be posting again later.
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Re: 25th Birthday Party - 21st Sept 2014 - Heritage Centre

Postby GTiJohn » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:52 pm

As promised, here's the update from John Bishop

"I have discussed your request to have the memories of the Engineering & Manufacturing Team recorded, in principle our Curator is in favour.
The Museum has Oral History Volunteers trained in the process, the Curator will need to discuss this further. We will be in touch regarding how we will proceed after we have launched our 21st Birthday Celebrations and exhibition in May.

In the meantime your celebration will be the centrepiece display for our Autumn Classic, we will also provide a room for talks etc FOC.
Very happy for the Rover Coupe Owners Club to attend.

The cost to individuals attending in qualifying cars is £5 per person. Payment at the Pay Desk on the day, access to Grounds, Cafe & Meeting Room only is FREE.

Content in your own Display Area and room is your responsibility, the gathering supplies good numbers, so you should have a good audience.

At this stage we are happy for you to advertise your presence at our Autumn Classic as the Centrepiece Display, you can also mention that you are in discussions with us regarding recording memories of Owners and Rover Group employees.

Please let me have some high resolution images for us to use in press releases and on our Website.
Also the Title for your Display / Talk / Exhibition
Contact Name for our website
Contact details for our website"


So a few points from the above:-
We'll be " the centrepiece display for our Autumn Classic" !
- The having the "memories of the Engineering & Manufacturing Team recorded" is something that I'm personally very interested in and I still have lots of contacts from Rover and Honda
- It's £5 per person
- Has anybody got suitable high-def photos photos we can use? Preferably including a display - even better if it was one at Gaydon. Pls email them to me at
- I'm happy to be the Contact Name for their website, as long as I'm not stepping on any toes...
- I'll prepare a Press release for the (limited) Press contacts we have. I'll get my daughter to help as she does it for a living now!
- We should probably include this info in a new webpage on our website
- Should we get some fliers organised for distribution at PoL? I could possibly get this done, as long as I'm not stepping on any toes...

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