Author: Jon

Join us at Silverstone!

In case you missed it in the events calendar we’ve got  a club stand at Silverstone Classic 2017 – Shire LRC members can book using a special code and display their vehicle on our stand amongst the Ferraris and Aston Martins. There’s a full weekend of classic racing, live music, thousands of awesome classics, free funfair for the kids and loads more.

Click here for full information on how to book!

FREE Play Day for members! [UPDATED – WIN PRIZES!]

Thanks to RR Parts Ltd, we are having a FREE play day at Mannington on the 12th February!

Some exciting news is that RR Parts are providing a selection of raffle prizes including a Bearmach service kit, Bearmach wrap-around diff guard, and a T-Max hi-lift jack. We are also putting some club merchandise into the raffle so you could win some lovely ShireLRC gear, or if you’re unlucky you might win a club keyring!

The T-Max hi-lift jack will go to one randomly selected member on the day – you’ve just got to be there and signed in to be in with a chance!

We can also confirm there will be a burger van on-site for food and drinks.

Proceeds from the raffle will go to the Hampshire & Isle Of Wight Air Ambulance.

If you are not already a member, you can join up online right here, right now or you can join up on the day for £15.

Click here for full info & directions – see you there!

Seven Sisters 2017 Dates Confirmed

We are delighted to announce our Seven Sisters 2017 Dates are confirmed – put these in your shiny new 2017 Calendar:

Summer Sisters – 17th-18th June

Seven Sisters – 23rd-24th September

Full information on our Seven Sisters pages – online booking will open nearer the time.

See you all there!

A great end to 2016 and what’s on in 2017

A huge thanks to all who turned out for our end of year “Cold turkey” play day at Mannington. We had a great turnout, and a grand time was had by almost everyone – we’re not sure if the guys stuck in the ice-cold pond were having fun or not, but it looks like they were providing entertainment for those stood on dry land!

Here’s just a couple of the many photos from the day which are already up on our Facebook group:

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So with 2017 just a few days away, here’s a couple of dates for your shiny new calendar:

The January Club Social is Thursday 5th January.

The next event is a green lane day on 22nd January – please get in touch with Dan Thain either via our Facebook group or the contact form to book a place.

Delays processing membership / renewals

It’s that time of year, and our membership secretary is incredibly busy (some lame excuse about rennovating a house) so if you are waiting for a membership application or renewal to be processed please be patient – it WILL get done!

If you’re planning on attending our post-Christmas play-day and your membership card has expired or you haven’t had one yet, please just contact us ASAP and we can make sure your name is on our list.

 

We’re Land Rover Monthly’s Club Of The Month!

We’re club of the month in the January 2017 issue of LRM Magazine, here’s a sneak peek:

Shire LRC Feature in LRM

Thanks to Kimberley and Gary Clark for writing the article and David Lang and Teresa Brown for the photos!

Shire member Daan Schreuders also gets his own feature with his excellent Series 3 Hybrid in the December issue of LRO magazine.

Tracks Across the Field 2016

We have recently been approached by the organisers of “Tracks Across the Field” which is a Vintage tractor working weekend in Froxfield, Petersfield on the 20th & 21st August.

The weekend displays and exhibits approximately 100-120 tractors over the weekend.
They also have a large field with horse ploughing, horticultural machines, beer tent and trade stands and much more for the whole family to enjoy.

Shire Land Rover Club will be on display all weekend and members are welcome to join us, either during the day, or for the camping as well.
Non-members are welcome to come along, join or re-join the club, and get stuck in! This will also give you another opportunity to purchase your club merchandise and stickers!

The event is located in Froxfield, Hampshire, just opposite the Trooper Inn Pub (GU32 1BD)

If you are interested in coming along to join in the club display please contact us.

Simply Land Rover Show @ Beaulieu

Shire Land Rover Club organised a convoy of members to take part in “Simply Land Rover Show” at Beaulieu Motor Museum.

The event was very successful for the club, we recruited several new members and spread the word about our fantastic club, plus it was brilliant day in the sunshine!

Roll on next weekend for the “Tracks Across the Field” show!

Members raising money for charity

The Shire Land Rover Club supports the Hampshire & Isle Of Wight Air Ambulance as our “nominated” charity, but there are also individual members raising money for charity, we’d love you to show your support for them:

First off, our long-standing club treasurer Henry has had his amazing beard for 40 years, but is offering to shave it off if we can raise £1000 to be shared equally between the Royal British Legion and The West of England School for Blind Children (WESC).

Have a look at his daughter’s campaign for a clean-shaven Henry here:

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Secondly,  Shire LRC member Daan and some friends have decided to enter the Croatia Trophy 2016, running from 27th of April until May 5th. They are raising money for Cancer Research UK. They have chosen this charity because Mark, Daan’s co driver, lost his mother at the age of 17 to cancer, and exactly 1 year ago, Daan’s uncle Herman passed away having lost the battle with it. We can all think of examples in our family, friends colleagues etc.

Their just giving page is here – please show your support:

www.justgiving.com/Daan-Mark-Steve-Ken-croatiatrophy

 

Club Social & Mannington play day coming up (UPDATE!)

UPDATE: The club social is of course 1st Thursday of the month as usual, that’s the 7th of April. Apologies. Hope to see you there!

The next club social is Thursday 7th April at the Empress Of Blandings,come along and say hello!

The next play day is Sunday 17th April at Mannington, due to a site fee hike we’ve had to make the entry price £25 which is still excellent value for a day playing in the mud!