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dutchman
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16 of 23  Thu 28th Jan 2016 4:22am  
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Thanks Osmiroid Thumbs up I believe there were eighty motorcycle manufacturers in Coventry at one time. Oh my
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Osmiroid
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17 of 23  Thu 28th Jan 2016 11:46am  
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Eighty! A large amount! I know a lot of carmakers used to, e.g. Riley:
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Chris Gilbert
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18 of 23  Mon 21st Mar 2016 1:47am  
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For the last 58 years my family have owned a 1936 'P1' Rover 12 Speed 'Tourer' Registration TL6200 built in Coventry by Rover cars as an entry for the 1937 RAC Rally. It appears to be the very last 12 soft-top built in Coventry and was, we believe, specially prepared by Rover with a number of non-standard features. The car was then campaigned from 1937 by a Sleaford Rover Dealer & first owner; William 'Billy' Maidens, who entered and drove the car in the RAC, Scottish & Welsh Rallies as well as the 1938 Brooklands JCC Speed Trials. Confirmed by photographs on the Motoring Picture Library website. The vehicle is currently undergoing a complete restoration which should see it on the road and at shows later this year. What I am seeking is any information that may exist about this car particularly with regard to a photograph I have found displayed (via the attached URL) on a ‘German Friends of Rover’ website. The image shows a number of official looking chaps possibly handing over the car in Coventry and who may have worked at Rover. Does anyone recognise any faces as Rover notables? www.rover-freunde.de/rffzh660dt.html The driver has been identified as ‘Billy’ Maidens. I would appreciate any information.
Colchester Chris

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NeilsYard
Coventry
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19 of 23  Mon 21st Mar 2016 2:13am  
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Hi Chris - the translation from that photo is Here it is not known what reputable men participate here with its Sports Tourer at a rally - so not sure if its actually in Coventry.
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mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
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20 of 23  Mon 21st Mar 2016 3:09am  
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There are a few more pictures with captions here.
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mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
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21 of 23  Sat 29th Oct 2016 3:23pm  
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An aerial view of the Rover Works courtesy Getty Images. A hi-res version is available, a snip at £485! Oh my Edited by member, 29th Oct 2016 3:24 pm
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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22 of 23  Wed 9th Aug 2017 4:09pm  
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Heads up for Rover Fest 2017 this coming weekend at Wroxall Abbey Estate - website A Joint Rover Clubs major event in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the launch of the iconic V8 engine.This unique event will be run over 3 days (Friday 11th - Sunday 13th August 2017) and will be based around Wroxall Abbey, Warwickshire within close proximity to the original Rover manufacturing plants of Coventry and Solihull, culminating in an all Rover Rally on Sunday 13th in the grounds of Wroxall Abbey.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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23 of 23  Tue 15th Aug 2017 1:11pm  
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Just one of my photos from Roverfest 2017 at Wroxall Abbey - delightful to see such wonderful cars. This is 1938 Rover 20 - click on the image to see my full gallery of images** Thumbs up (** click the thumbnails or "slideshow")
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