Land Rover clubs are often treated as the poor relations of the ‘car club’ world. So I was delighted to see that a recent listing by intelligentcarleasing.com/ included the ALRC affiliated Southern Rover Owners Club in their top 30 English car clubs. In fact they drifted, or should that be slipped in at number 30.
Reading the acknowledgment, I think the author’s understanding of what a competitive Land Rover club is really about has hit the 12-gate. I suggest they pop along to the ALRC National Rally which SROC will be hosting at Copford Farm in East Sussex over the Spring Bank Holiday, particularly the Comp Safari, to see just how fast and competitive it can get. But at least a Land Rover club got acknowledged, well done Southern.
Intelligent car leasing’s thoughts -
‘So far the post has mostly focused on motoring clubs that engaging in competitive driving activities. However there are several clubs dedicated to owners of the same type of vehicle and we thought at least one of them deserved a mention. The Southern Rover Owners Club is one such organisation, and one which goes way beyond just a bunch of enthusiasts.
‘The SROC isn’t just a bunch of Rover owners meeting in a pub for a chat. They actively participate in various events throughout the calendar year. This sees them take their vehicles for trials in some rough off road terrain where they’re most at home.
‘Off roading is one of the most adrenaline infusing forms of motorsport, and one which doesn’t rely on speed and mph. It’s a different type of challenge and one which we’re proud to give credence to in this top 30 list.’
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