While the Rover V8 engine can be found under the bonnet of many a classic car that will be on display at the 2017 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, from MGs to Morgans, the Rover Sports Register will be reminding visitors where it all started.
The engine is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017 and if you head to Stand 585 in Hall 4 you’ll be able to see it installed in two of the company’s best-loved models. The P5B was the favoured transport of British Prime Ministers and Royalty and a fine example of the model will be on display, accompanied by another favourite classic in the shape of the P6B.
Of course, Rover’s history goes a lot further back than those two cars. The company started by producing bicycles, and the Register will be displaying a selection of those, too.
This year’s stand is also a chance to admire models from the 1930s and a unique Rover P3, the beautiful Graber-bodied drop head coupe that wowed the crowds when it was displayed at the 1948 Geneva Motor Show. Rare and special indeed it’s one you won’t want to miss.
And completing the line-up is the 1950 Marauder, a car developed by Peter Wilks and George Mackie and based on a Rover 75 chassis. Very few survive so this is a great opportunity to get up close to a rare model.
The Rover Sports Register has been in existence for more than sixty years and boasts over 1000 members across the UK and the world. They cater for all Rover models from the very earliest to the very last.
Make sure you include a visit to their stand in your plans at the show.