The LRRSA is one of the largest and longest standing clubs in Australia catering exclusively for Land Rovers; to become a member you must own a Land Rover. The founding ethos of the Register remains constant: To perpetuate the marque and to promote interest in Land Rovers amongst enthusiasts and owners.
The club organises a wide range of activities for members, including motoring trips ranging from Sunday Drives to expeditions to the far reaches of Australia lasting several months, and everything in between. Training in both the theory and practice of off-road driving is also available.
The highlight on the calendar is its annual Land Rover Show. Now in its 21st year, this has been staged at since 2012 at Melrose in the Southern Flinders Ranges over the Easter weekend. Hundreds of Land Rover enthusiasts from all around Australia make the annual pilgrimage to enter a variety of events such as Best of Breed, Trials, Motorkhana and Rock Crawl. An outback dinner dance and presentation night as well as tag-along tours on nearby private station properties are some of the other things on offer all through the weekend.
The Register is authorised to inspect and nominate vehicles for Historic registration on behalf of members. If a Land Rover was manufactured before the 1st January 1979 and is in substantially original condition, the owner is entitled to a reduced registration (road tax) fee.
With vehicle restoration in mind, the Wayne Reynolds Award is presented annually to recognise the efforts of a member who has undertaken a project which involves significant effort to modify or restore a Land Rover vehicle - the project must constitute ‘significant work’, in short it is an award for excellence in rebuilding a Land Rover.
Wayne Reynolds was one of the founding members of the Register and was its Technical Officer for many years. A most knowledgeable member, his technical ability was second to none and his passion for Land Rovers was immeasurable. The award was offered for the first time in 2002 after Wayne lost his battle with cancer in 2001.
So, if you are a Land Rover obsessive living in the state of South Australia, who would like to meet up with some kindred spirits, visitors are always welcome at the Model-T Clubrooms on Port Road, Croydon, Adelaide, on the last Friday of any month apart from December.
Year formed - 1989
No of full members – 150
Full Membership – Single $75, Family $95
Club Mag – The Obsession
Published - Monthly
Regular general meetings, often with a guest speaker or BBQ, regular day and weekend trips with some trips extending over 1-3 weeks (or even 1-3 months), Series-led trips, social events (dinners, quiz nights etc.), display events such as All British Day.
Annual Easter Land Rover Show in the Southern Flinders Ranges, includes a trial, Rock Crawl, Motorkhana, Best of Breed and tag along tours.
Secretary - Andrew Humpage
Web Site - www.lrregsa.org.au