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    Don't be shy! Join in the fun by registering to post on the forum, and to get full benefits you can buy 12 months club membership for just £20!  Membership includes a quarterly club magazine, discounts with insurance companies and specialist suppliers,  exclusive, early or discounted access to a number of events each year and much more!

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  • Welcome to RHOCaR - The UK Kit Car Club

    The aim of the club is to help and support members during the build (and inevitable on going maintenance and modifcation) as well as to plan and organize a wide range of social and sporting events, from local area events to our national End of Year Bash! We have one of, if not the largest club stand at the National Kit Car Show at Stoneleigh each year, and we definitely serve the best burgers! We also have stands at many other shows throughout the year all around the country. It's not just shows though, our active area secretaries and members arrange regular run outs and even longer trips including the ever popular Wales and Scotland trips.

    The Club produces four magazines a year, exclusively for club members. It is packed with news, events, articles, technical features and irreverent cartoons. The Club is an independent organisation, and although we have our roots as the Robin Hood Owners Club and Register, we are very much a club for all makes and model of kit car, so anyone can be a "Hoody", as its all about the state of mind, not the car you drive!

    Being a member of The UK Kit Car Club has many benefits above those already mentioned. Members benefit from discounted insurance with nearly all of the specialist kit car insurers, and often get a discount that is more than the membership fee itself. Membership also gets you full access to the forum, and a wide variety of other discounts, including discounts at Euro Car Parts. You'll also find other members are willing to go well above and beyond for anyone they see is in need of help, as long as they too are a member!

    So whether you own a Robin Hood, a GBS Zero, a Locost, an MK, a Westfield or a Caterham, all can benefit form joining, so what are you waiting for?


    Newark kitcar show

    petew
    By petew,

    Just had email from Grosvenor show said show all being well is on 25-26 July 


    Peterborough Show - Where there's a wheel there's a way

    Danielle
    By Danielle,

    I have booked a club stand for both days.
    If you wish to attend please let me know. It is only £5 per car when booking via me if we have more than 10 vehicles attend 🙂

    I just need to provide vehicle details and owner names 7 days before the event

     

     

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    Couple of "Proposed Shows"


    Great Central Railway Event

    Derek
    By Derek,

    I will not be running a dedicated kit car event at the GCR this year.

    HOWEVER the Ford Club are having an event there over the weekend of 10th and 11th July which we can join in.

    There will be trains running, the café will be open and I think there may be beer in the Tin Shed.

    No commitment, but if you could let me know if you are interested please I can pass numbers onto the organiser.

    The address is Woodhouse Road, Quon, Loughborough LE12 8AG.

    I believe the weather forecast is for endless sunshine all over the weekend 🤪 (Somewhere!)

     


    London to Brighton June 6th

    dandan62
    By dandan62,

    Hi. I've just booked my slot for the London to Brighton Kit, Replica and Sports car run. Leaving from Brooklands Museum this year. Anyone else going? 

    David


    Camping weekend, nr Tamworth. 29/30/31st May 2021

    tractor
    By tractor,

    hi all again due to the lack of events i am looking at organizing  a camping weekend at the same place as last year their have been some major changes to the site over the last year . so if there is any interest i will start organizing it obviously when lockdown ends so if you are up for it say yeaaaaah  


    End of Season Bash 3rd to 5th September 2021

    Danielle
    By Danielle,

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    Stilton Run 2021 CANCELLED

    Derek
    By Derek,

    I have received the following email from the organiser of the Stilton Run......

    The board has decided that it will not be possible to run the event on the usual date this year (last Sunday in April) due to Covid-19 restrictions and will therefore offer the event at the usual time in 2022. However, if there is sufficient interest,  it is proposed to offer an extra event in September this year, on a Sunday morning, which will involve a navigation around the villages of Rutland, returning to Uppingham for a choice of lunch/afternoon tea venues and music in the market square.

    We would appreciate knowing if you would  be interested, in principle, in attending such an event. It would probably be limited to 200 cars. If a sufficient numbers of car owners say yes, we will forward full details in about a month and accept bookings giving priority to those already registered with us for the Stilton Run. 

    If you are interested in the event in September please PM me and I will send you the email address of the organiser.


    The old Rover shadow factory visit

    Andi
    By Andi,

    Im just gauging interest for a visit to this place that I didnt even knew existed (Hmm maybe thats because it`s a secret)

    Come the end of lockdown, and the arrival of good weather, and god knows I need something to look forward to next year, Im going to visit the Drakelow Tunnels near Kiddiminster which is an old nuclear bunker with 3 miles of tunnels which they open up to the public every now and then. It was also used by Rover after Coventry got bombed.

    Obviously I cannot give a date yet. 

    Has anyone visited this place?

    The day would include a proper run out and lunch (maybe even breakfast for the early risers) They take 180 people at a time which does sell out and it`s a tenner each.

    If you go on their website please enable "flash player" as there are some great photos.

    Andi

    https://www.drakelow-tunnels.co.uk/index.php

    https://www.facebook.com/SaveDrakelow

    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Drakelow+Tunnels/@52.4287278,-2.2740658,3145m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x48708ea7a919e9e5:0x4857d78401a3f6b2!8m2!3d52.4271213!4d-2.2654546?hl=en

    PS I see some have got permission to take their cars in there for photographs

    Drakelow Tunnels are a former Top Secret underground military complex beneath Kingsford Country Park north of Kidderminster, Worcestershire. The tunnels were built between 1941-1942 as a Shadow Factory for the Rover car company. Parts for aircraft engines were machined in the 3.5 miles of tunnels throughout WWII. After WWII the tunnels began producing parts for tank engines until 1958 when the tunnels were handed over to the Ministry of Supply, and later Ministry of Works.

    In 1961 the British Government converted half of the tunnels into a top secret facility, designated: Regional Seat of Goverment 9 (R.S.G. 9). Drakelow, along with 12 other facilities scattered across the U.K. formed a national network of highly classified Nuclear Bunkers, that the British Goverment would operate the country from, in the event of Nuclear War.

    In 1980, Drakelow was re-designated: Regional Government Headquarters 9.2 (R.G.H.Q. 9.2). The tunnels were also upgraded and Blast Doors and Air Locks installed to bring the complex upto full Nuclear Bunker status. Through out the 1980's Drakelow operated under complete secracy until the end of the Cold War in 1990. In 1993, the Ministry of Defence deemed the facility surplus to requirements, and the entire complex was decommissioned and sold.

    Since 1993, the Drakelow Tunnels Preservation Trust, have been restoring the entire complex to its original condition to become the largest Cold War Museum in the UK. It also the largest underground space in the UK open to the general public.

    Open days and private tours are conducted of the WWII Rover Shadow Factory tunnels, 1960's RSG and 1980's RGHQ Nuclear Bunker through out the year. The complex is also available for filming, training and private functions. Please see the Filming & Training page and Visit Us page for more details


    London to Brighton Run 2019 memory

    alanh65
    By alanh65,

    Last year, my son who lives/works in London expressed an interest in participating in the London to Brighton Run.

    My father, who passed away many years back, was brought up in London and then his family moved down to Brighton where he became a member of 'Brighton Shiverers'  ... back in the day, and where he was schooled. It seemed an appropriate opportunity to mark the fact that that 'history' led to our existence ... so to speak.

    Not the most exciting of drives for a hoodie but we had a great time, I drove down, my son drove back and we spent the evening in London celebrating.

    Will the event ever be the same again? With London's Emissions Zone expanding , Brighton's frontage being (temporarily?) pedestrianised and Covid ???? I am pleased that we chose to enter last year. Value for money .... well, questionable. Good day ... yes. Do it again .. unlikely to be honest - but nice to have experienced it.

    Evidence of the event ( acquired the photos without the need to pay the extortionate fee asked for them!)

     

    A start.jpg

    B finish.jpg


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