Roverfest - Celebrating 50 years of the V8 engine

Date: 11 August, 2017

Location: Wroxall Abbey, Warwickshire, CV35 7NB

This year’s Roverfest celebrates the 50th anniversary of what is arguably the greatest engine of all time, the Rover V8 Engine. Developed as the ‘power plant’ for the Rover P5, the engine was subsequently installed into the Rover P6, SD1, Land Rover and Range Rover. The engine proved a big hit with other non-Rover marques including TVR and Morgan.

Set in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, the three-day event (11th - 13th August) is taking place on the grounds of the award winning country house of Wroxall Abbey, close to the original Rover manufacturing plants in Solihull and Coventry. In celebration of the V8 engine, the Rover Owners Club, amongst nine others, are working together to create the largest Rover show to date and here’s what to look out for:

Classic Car Road Runs & Museum Entrance
Throughout the weekend enthusiasts will have the opportunity to take part in road runs including Saturday’s Coventry Car and Motorcycle Day, plus Sunday’s run through the picturesque Warwickshire countryside. On the day enthusiasts have the chance to check out some of the amazing vehicles at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon who is offering reduced entry on the Saturday.

Rover Rally
As well as meeting like-minded enthusiasts throughout the weekend, Roverfest finishes on a high with the Rover Rally on Sunday 13th August in the grounds of Wroxall Abbey. It is expected to be the largest gathering of Rovers to date. Alongside all the hustle and bustle, the show will provide a range of trade and catering stands, so make sure you take some time out to see what they have to offer!

Tickets and further information
Roverfest’s entry form is now available with tickets on sale for just £10 per car with a selection of suitable hotels around the area to ensure enthusiasts have an enjoyable weekend without a fuss.