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Last updated 11th December 2018


 

An early invitation for your diary from the Norwegian Land Rover Club's National Rally in 2020!

Norwegian Land Rover Club

Monday 13th to Sunday 29th July 2020

The Rally will be held at Evjemoen Military Camp in the county of Agder, Southern Norway, in the same Land Rover spirit as in 2005, with participants from most of Europe and approximately 500 cars.

• Greenlaning       
• Gymkhana
• Children's and youth games       
• Youth activities
• The beautiful nature of the area       
• The area's many sights and amusements
• The proximity to all southern Norway's activities and sights       
• Pokerrun (whatever that is!!). 

Click here to download the information   Click here to go to the NLRC's website


November 2018

The Telegraph TYRO reportTYRO Experience reported in The Telegraph...

An article by Ed Wiseman appeared in The Telegraph on 19th November 2018, after he took part in a TYRO, helped and guided by Andrew Flanders of Anglian LRC.

"Motorsport. It’s easy to forget just how broad a term it is. To many it means the champagne-soaked spectacle of a Formula One weekend, or the gilded swing-badges of Goodwood’s Revival. Expensive, elitist, excessive events which are difficult to even attend, let alone take part in. But for tens of thousands of people, all around Britain, every single weekend, “motorsport” means something much more real.

It’s eight o’clock on Sunday morning and I’m gingerly nosing my borrowed Audi down a farm track in Hertfordshire. Crisp white sunlight cracks through the conifers, the forest floor a mess of golds and browns - about as far removed from Silverstone as it’s possible to get. I’m here to join the Anglian Land Rover Club, and take part in what might be the most accessible and good-natured motorsport in Britain."

To read the complete article, click here!

 


November 14th 2018

Tony Kempster with Dad Bert circa 1980Tony Kempster 1939 - 2018

It is with sadness that we received the news that Tony Kempster died this last weekend.  Tony was a valued member of the ALRC, serving on the ARC / ALRC Council for nearly thirty years in the role now known as the Countryside Access Officer.  Below is some of the information that Tony gave on his CV when he was a member of the Council but I am sure you will all have your own memories of Tony, who was passionate about this hobby we all enjoy.

The funeral will take place at 11.45 on Friday, 14th December 2018 at Hastings Crematorium, The Ridge, Hastings, TN34 2AE.  Family flowers only please.

Any donations will be given to The Dunsfold Collection of Land Rovers in Tony's memory.

 

Tony’s initial interest in Land Rovers stemmed from the occasional illicit night-time rabbit shooting jaunt on the RAF airfield where he was stationed during his National Service in the early 1960’s.  Land Rovers, mostly Series Ones, were used primarily for airfield security patrols and therefore the occasional surreptitious use of one them for this purpose seemed appropriate.

After National Service, Tony bought an old 80” which he subsequently discovered had the annoying habit of jumping out of gear on the overrun.  After he could not tolerate this any longer, the decision was taken in 1963 to replace it with a new Land Rover.  So, the piggy bank was raided to buy a new 109” pickup which had a leaflet left on the driver's seat about the Land Rover Owners' Club.

In the mid- '60s, Tony recalled being with a large group of Land Rovers on 'safari' using tracks in mid-Wales which was organised by the general secretary of the then Land Rover Owners Club, Tim.  That really got him interested in green-laning and he got bitten by the 'LR bug' so badly that over the years he has probably owned about 50 different Land Rovers!  Tony joined the Southern Land Rover Owners' Club in the late '60s and entered his first trial in 1969 driving an ex-army 24v FFR Series II 88” and won his first club trial in 1972.  The first National Rally he entered was in 1970 hosted by the ROA at Eastnor which consisted of just one competitive event – what we would now call an RTV trial. 

On 20th March 1977, Tony lead a group of 35 Southern club members driving Land Rovers and one Range Rover, along the Berkshire Ridgeway from Uffington Castle to Streatley.  In April the following year he led a smaller group of Land Rovers on a green road run on part of the Ridgeway and along local byways.  There were then no TROs in operation!  Tony was Southern Club Secretary from 1977 to '79 followed by two years as evening meetings organiser, then vice-chairman for three years, chairman for five and finally three years as president.  Soon after becoming secretary, Chris Gregory and Tony attended the ROA EGM at the NEC at which it was decided that the ROA should be replaced by the ARC and a working party meeting was held the following month to consider details for the change.

In November 1977, Chris and he attended an ROA meeting held at the Manor Hotel in Meriden at which it was agreed that the name change would be on 1st January 1978 and they attended the first AGM of the ARC at Meriden in March 1978.  The first ARC meeting at the Land Rover factory in Solihull was on 1st July 1978.                                                                                                             

At the 1986 ARC AGM Tony was elected rights of way officer, a title that mutated over the years to become countryside access officer so as to include land access issues for competitive events as well as rights of way issues. This post was held until 2015, a total of 29 years.  He held the post of vice-chairman from 1987 until 1995 and was a member of the MSA cross country specialist committee for a total of about ten years.  Tony also represented the ALRC on the LARA steering committee since its formation in 1986 until retiring from the ALRC Council in 2015.


November 2018

ALRC National Rally 2019Roll up!  Roll up!

The Bookings Office for the ALRC National Rally 2019 is now open.

The online booking facility is not quite ready yet; the Tech Wizards are hard at work performing their magic, ironing out a couple of final minor glitches before declaring the portal opened, however….

The form can be either posted or emailed, and entries can be paid via cheque or BACS. 

1) For the Postable Paper Booking Form - click here.
2) For the E-Booking Form, click here.  (You will need download the form and open it in Adobe Acrobat in order to fill it in).

The payments information is contained on the Booking Form, and also detailed below.

Completed forms can be posted to: Bookings Officer, 54 Northwood Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 2ES, or emailed to the Bookings Officer.

• Cheques are to be made payable to: Anglian Land Rover Club. 
• BACS payments
using your Surname and Club initials as a reference to: Sort code: 09-01-29,  Acct No: 32260854, Account name: Anglian Land Rover Club, (Santander Bank).


November 2018

Lazy Boys Garage on DavePlease join us for Dave’s new TV Car Restoration show!

October Films are making a brand-new car show for the ‘Dave’ channel. We are restoring 10 rare and unusual cars including a 1987 Range Rover Classic, which our presenters, Jonny Smith, Tom ‘Wookie’ Ford and Tim Glover have been working hard on restoring.

We’ll be auctioning the car on Sunday 2nd December (please not that this has changed from Sunday 18th November) in Stamford, Lincolnshire. There’s no reserve price!

Katie Johnson, October Films


October 2018

ALRC National Rally 2019 LRONational Rally Bookings Office to open soon!

The 2019 National Rally is to be held at a site at Whaddon, just outside Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire.  It will be jointly hosted by Anglian LRC and Chiltern Vale LRC, with the support of other clubs who will be helping organise and run some of the events.

The Rally runs from Thursday 23rd to Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2019, with the event competitions starting on Saturday 25th May.  Saturday features the Tyro, the CCVT and Team Recovery competitions, whilst the RTV, Concours D'Elegance and Children's Bike Trial are to be held on the Sunday.  Monday brings the Comp Safari and finally the close of the event weekend.

Several of the ALRC Council including one of the Event Directors, Andrew Flanders, have made several trips to check out the land and facilities and are more than happy with the trialling and camping grounds, including the spectating opportunities.  Andrew who is particularly excited about the Comp grounds, said "the course looks good and is around 4.5 miles per lap, including a table top jump, with part of the circuit on a purpose built motocross track".

We will be open for Bookings very soon!
The online bookings facility will be open at some point during November; all we are waiting for at the moment are bank account details - and as we all know, banks never operate swiftly!  There will be, as per usual, an online Booking Form and also a downloadable Booking Form for posting with the option to pay by cheque or BACS.

Finally, a quick thanks must go to Russ Brown for publicising our event - read his Club Zone column in the December issue of LRO.  For more event information click here.


September 2018

National Rally 2019 update

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 ALRC National Rally will be held at a site close to Milton Keynes and will be co-hosted by Anglian LRC and Chiltern Vale LRC, with the support of other clubs.

Full details will be available in October.

Simone Birch.


magazine-collection

September 2018

Interested in a historic motoring literature collection?

We have recently received a letter from Mr Duncan, in Devon regarding his extensive collection of motoring memorabilia.

Over the last 40 years he has been collecting books, booklets, magazines, brochures, photos, colour slides, prints, calendars, posters, postcards and cigarette cards etc.  Mr Duncan is looking for a good home for his collection - some 2000 items - and is open to offers.

He has compiled a 63 page list of the books and booklets which he has offered to photocopy and post out to anyone interested for £5.00.  Unfortunately he doesn't have a computer and therefore cannot email a list!

Click here to view/download his letter in full - and if you are interested and would like to contact Mr Duncan, please email the webmaster.


September 2018

Announcement about ALRC National Rally 2019

The ALRC Council will be in a position to make an announcement on next year's event on or before 16th September.


Air Ambulance donations 2018June 2018

National Rally donations to Air Ambulance

We are delighted that so many of you attending and competing in the 2018 National Rally forgot to sign your membership cards, thereby helping us to raise £100 for Air Ambulance.  Thanks to all of you.

Your fines sorry, 'donations' have been gratefully received and will be put to very good use!   We split the donation between two Air Ambulance bases as Stainby is on the edge of both areas.  We have received a letter from Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance, and a letter and a certificate from Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance.  Please click on the links below to view/download.

Lincs & Notts certificate
Lincs and Notts letter
Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland letter


June 2018

Competition Update for the 2018 National Rally RTVT

A competitor has  highlighted the fact that he has been placed in the wrong class in the RTVT results.

The positions for the Class 2 winners have been changed accordingly and no other classes are affected by this change:

 1st - Andy Milne – Chiltern Vale LRC – 41 points
2nd – Jim Bradford – Lincs LRC – 44 points

Apologies for this error and thank you to those who brought it to our attention!  Click here for link to see amended results.


ALRC National Rally feature in LRO by Russ BrownJune 2018

Look out for the feature in LRO!

Russ Brown's feature on the ALRC 2018 National Rally will be out in the shops on June 13th (the July issue).

Russ has given our event a four page feature in Land Rover Owner International magazine, complete with lots of pics.  If you are not a subscriber, make sure you go out and get your copy - you never know... you may be in it!


The Future....?June 2018

The future...

...and so say all of us!

This picture is of Samuel and Dylan (whose parents are Brian Travis, who won the RTV, and Adele Guy) and my children, Oliver and Josh who are the 4th generation of our family to be members of P&D.  All are sat on Allen Rowell's trialer.

Both my and my wife's families have been involved in the ARC / ALRC since the 70's so there's no hope for our kids really!

Al Reaney


ALRC National Rally 2018May 2018

Phew what a scorcher!

It may sound like your typical Sun newspaper headline - but it's true....

What a fabulous weekend we all had at Stainby.  Whilst the rest of the country seemed to be deluged with thunderstorms and the resulting floods, the National Rally enjoyed steaming hot days with a lovely breeze to help keep the temperature bearable.  Competitors and spectators alike packed the beer tent every evening for prize giving and fun on the Rodeo Bull afterwards - no doubt there will be some pics circulating shortly (and on this website too!).

The results are available by clicking here, and links to the image galleries are here.


Lancaster Land RoverMay 2018

Thanks to Lancaster Land Rover...

Lancaster Land Rover have very kindly covered the cost of a copy of the 70th Anniversary ONE LIFE Magazine for inclusion in each Rally Pack for this year's National Rally.

We hope that you will enjoy reading the magazine - and please visit their website to see what Lancaster have to offer.

 


ALRC National Rally Royal Wedding Party 2018

May 2018

A right Royal toast!

The ladies thoroughly enjoyed celebrating the Royal Wedding over the working weekend, whilst the men played with tractors and hammers!

"We couldn't have asked for better weather....and we have put in our order for more sunshine over the Bank Holiday weekend too" said Simone Birch. (According to my weather predicting app, it will be sunny and warm all over the weekend - hooray!  Ed.).


ALRC National Rally 2018May 2018

National Rally Update...

We are delighted to announce that Britpart is sponsoring this year's National Rally - you will find various goodies from them in your Rally Packs.  I'm sure you will join us in thanking them for their support.

Fire Extinguisher Servicing
Cannon Safety Ltd will be in site too, providing fire extinguisher servicing. Cannon currently look after the fire extinguisher needs of P&DLRC and will be able to carry out servicing of extinguishers. 
They will also have a stock of both 2ltr & 3ltr AFFF extinguishers complete with brackets to purchase if you need them.  Servicing will be £5 per extinguisher 
2ltr extinguishers £25, and 3ltr £45.

If anyone wishes to pre-order an extinguisher before the event please contact Cannon via the details on their website.  Cannon will be on site all day Saturday & maybe Friday too.

RB Motorsport
RB Motorsport Equipment will be joining us at the National this year! Aligned with next year’s new regulations, they will be displaying and trial fitting various FHRs and helmets as well as other safety related items.  They will be bringing a seat to make sure that the FHRs fit to you correctly, and there may be the opportunity to try the devices in your own car (but this has not been confirmed yet).

We are arranging a group buy for FHRs; details of this will be available from Rob over the weekend. When the FHR regulations came in for Rallying, Rob managed to negotiate the cheapest deals for over 100 competitors!

As Rob is coming over from a rallying background, he has asked if everyone can fill in a short survey for him, so that he can get a better feel of everyones needs in the Off Road community.  Please click here to go to the survey.

Catering
Classic Catering will be on site from Thursday.  The burger van will be running on Thursday with full catering set up for Friday.

We are looking forward to seeing you all next weekend!


Bearmach ALRC Member's DiscountApril 2018

BEARMACH offer all ALRC Members 10% discount...

Bearmach, a leading UK supplier of Land Rover parts and accessories is offering all ALRC Club Members a 10% discount.

To take advantage of this offer, click here to download the full information.  Happy shopping!


April 2018

NEW Data Protection Privacy Policy requirements

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is due to come in on the 25th May 2018 there is a requirement for the processing activities regarding club members data to be documented in writing.

This applies to all of the ALRC member clubs regardless of whether or not they are a company limited by guarantee or not.   The ALRC are happy for its member clubs to use the ALRC Data Protection Privacy Policy as a template for their own use, making any specific amendments to their situation, if they so wish.

Click here to download the ALRC Data Protection Privacy Policy


ALRC Ntional Rally Bouncy Atractions!April 2018

National Rally Updates

Preparations for the ALRC National Rally are now well under way, with bookings streaming in for all the various competitions and camping.

New to the Event weekend for 2018 is the addition of some 'bouncy' attractions! Family Fun for this year running throughout Saturday and Sunday includes a Bouncy Castle, Bungee Run, Inflateable Slide, Dunk Tank, and Rodeo Bull... all free of charge for children (minors....!).  Thanks go to Allen Rowell and Peaks and Dukeries LRC for organising this extra entertainment as part of their taking on the role of Site Services.

The Caterers for this year are Classic Catering who will be bringing their very large marquee with them, and there will be, as usual, toilets and showers on site for those without their own facilities.  We have a few Trade Stands booked, but more are always welcome - interested parties should contact Allen Rowell or email the organisers.

Don't miss out! Click here and get your booking in now to join us for what is shaping up to be a lively event!


ALRC Meetings

Future meetings will be combining the EGM and S&ORC on the same day. The EGM will take place in the morning, the S&ORC in the afternoon.  Clubs are asked to try and avoid the dates of the general meetings for organising club events if at all possible.

The meetings will now be held at the British Motor Museum
, Banbury Road,
 Gaydon,
 Warwickshire 
CV35 0BJ
. 
Please check out their website as road works close by are ongoing.

Dates for 2018
Council - 3rd February, 9th June, 6th October. We can only do February at the British Motor Museum, hopefully will move all Council meeting elsewhere.
ALRC AGM - March 17th
EGM/S&ORC - March 17th, July 7th, November 17th.


MSA 2018 Fire Extinguisher Regs - Competitor Guidance.

This guidance sets out to clarify the new fire extinguisher requirements for vehicles competing in MSA-permitted events. These new requirements have been published in
section (K) of the MSA Yearbook, with effect from 1 January 2018.

These regulations only apply where the discipline-specific regulations require a fire extinguisher to be carried on the vehicle as a mandatory piece of equipment.

Is a fire extinguisher mandatory in my discipline?
The fire extinguisher requirements are detailed in the discipline-specific regulations of the MSA Yearbook, and in all cases the regulations give the mandatory minimum
requirement. This has not changed, so if there has not previously been a mandatory requirement for extinguishers in your discipline then the new regulations do not change
this. In disciplines where there is no mandatory requirement it is nonetheless recommended that extinguishers are carried.

What are the changes and when do they apply?
Since 1 January 2018, it has been a requirement for all extinguishers to be serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines or every 24 months, whichever is sooner.  From 1 January 2019, new build vehicles in relevant disciplines must comply with (K) Competitors: Safety; Appendix 3.  From 1 January 2022, all vehicles in relevant disciplines must comply with (K) Competitors: Safety; Appendix 3.

Which regulations apply to my vehicle?
If your vehicle has competed, or been issued with a Competition Car Log Book/Vehicle Passport, prior to 1 January 2019 then it can continue to comply with the existing regulations in (K)3 until 31 December 2021. Therefore, in existing cars, non-homologated extinguishers can continue to be used until this date, providing that the extinguisher is serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines or every 24 months, whichever is sooner.  If your vehicle competes for the first time after 1 January 2019 or is issued with a Vehicle Passport after this date then it must comply with the new regulations in (K) Appendix 3.  After 1 January 2022, all vehicles for which there is a mandatory requirement for a fire extinguisher will need to comply with the new regulations in (K) Appendix 3. The individual discipline regulations will define whether the requirement is for a plumbed-in or hand-held system.

For further information, download the leaflet here, or if you have any queries regarding fire extinguishers, please do not hesitate to contact the MSA Technical Department on 01753 765000 or technical@msauk.org.


2017 National Rally Charity Donation

The ALRC have received thank you letters from Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland and Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance organisations for our donations from the proceeds of the ALRC National Rally 2017.  Click here to download