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Issue 9 - September 1996

Geof Miller, ARC Press & Publicity
Brandlehow, Wolverton, Stratford-on-Avon CV37 0HF
Tel: (+44) 1789 73 1669

The Way Ahead

Accompanying this newsletter, you will find an A.R.C. Policy Document, setting out the A.R.C.'s Vehicle Competition Policy for the future.

This is an important document, and the A.R.C. Council requests your assistance in ensuring that all of your members get a copy of it, either by inclusion within your Club Newsletter, or by issue of a separate flyer with your next mailshot.

Electronic Secretary

Our Secretary John Bradbury has been 'hot wired' and dragged screaming and shouting into the 90's in preparation for the millennium. Once he has mastered the connections in the 13 amp plug, you will be able to contact him at johnb@arcsec.demon.co.uk

Runes - by A.R.C. - out of Land Rover

Many of you will know of the plan to issue Runes to all A.R.C. Club members via the printing and mailing operations at Land Rover. This requires that your Club's mailing list be passed on to Land Rover to be included in the database.

In case you do not already know, I should perhaps re-iterate that both the A.R.C. and Land Rover have given an undertaking that the mailing list will not be released to any third party, you and your Club should, therefore, have no fears on this score. Hopefully we will benefit, from time to time, by the receipt of latest Product Information releases.


A red 110" County Station Wagon has been stolen from the Mold, North Wales area. It is 1991 Tdi, registered H241 AMA. VIN - SALLDHMF7HA 902369, with Tdi engine no. 11L08475A. It is in good condition with bullbar, towbar, standard limestone wheels, and grey interior.

If you see anything suspicious, report to your local police and ring David Owen on 01352 810281.

Events - Looking Back

After all of the bad press the privatised Water Companies have generated recently, it's nice to hear that North West Water have got their P.R. machine in full swing, as reported by ARC Secretary John Bradbury:-

The 'Rivington Experience' is a countryside activity taster weekend for disabled people, family and friends, staged by North West Water. Now in its sixth year, the event takes place at the Rivington Water Treatment Works, Horwich near Bolton over a weekend in August.

Amongst the outdoor activities available are water skiing, abseiling, riding, cycling and sailing, additionally there were displays of stone carving and dry stone walling, tours of the Water Treatment Works (very interesting) and many others. Of particular interest to club members however, will be the Land Rover Safari, which is organised and run for North West Water by the Red Rose Land Rover Club as part of their GO 4x4 IT initiative.

The Safari, of around a half-hour duration, explored private land not normally available for vehicular use and the route was, of course, carefully chosen by Red Rose. Passengers were treated to some breathtaking views of the area, some woodland tracks and a steep descent of a rocky gully. Members were kept busy all weekend meeting the demand for trips which were very much enjoyed by all their passengers.

North West Water offered to pay expenses for the weekend but in the true spirit of GO 4x4 IT none of Red Rose's members would accept payment, and the proffered money was donated to Water Aid.

North West Water, Red Rose and all other contributors to this excellent weekend should be commended for their efforts to help disabled people achieve things they may not have been able to without this generous help.

I feel privileged to have been invited to participate and hope to have the opportunity again next year.

Well done North West Water and well done Red Rose Land Rover Club.

Events - Looking forward

October 5th/6th - Dunsfold Open Weekend

See the history of Land Rover laid out on show, there is nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world, and this year there are other attractions for all the family. See you there!

October 5th/6th - MROC Majors Trial, Eastnor

As previously reported. Contact Chris Myatt tel: 0956 479411

October 6th - Motor Heritage Centre - Gaydon

Celebrate the 37th anniversary of the Mini, and the 35th anniversary of the Mini Cooper at Gaydon 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. All drivers of a Mini will get free admission, and other passengers in the car get 1 discount (normal price 5.50). Lots of activities including Mini Quiz, Pit Stop competition, Children's Treasure Hunt, Mini Trader Stalls, Cinema, Displays and best Mini awards. Celebrity guest Johnny Briggs will be in attendance.

December 7th - A.R.C. E.G.M. at Land Rover, Lode Lane.

Events 1997

  • 14th/15th June 1997 - Three Spires Club hold their 2 day 'Open' Super Comp Safari at Ironbridge, Telford. It is open to all RAC MSA affiliated 4 x 4 clubs.

    Camping will be available, and a barbecue on Saturday evening.

    For info and booking forms, contact Tony Crutchley on 01922 31631

  • 21st/22nd June 1997 - Gaydon '97. The All Rover Rally comes forward three weeks for next year to avoid the clashes with the British Grand Prix and the West Wycombe 4 x 4 Show.
  • Enclosed is Issue 1 of the 1997 Events Calendar, please let me know if you would like an entry - it's free!

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Disclaimer, February 1997


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