POL 2017 - Photo Thread

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POL 2017 - Photo Thread

Postby Alucard7002 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:47 pm

Hi all,

Was a great time this year round at POL.

Got to put a fair few more faces to names - well met, all of you. Also great to see some familiar faces too. A fair few new faces also, fingers crossed they can join the forum :lol:

I think the highest count of the day was 24 800s.

Not a bad show for an impromptu "Lets find an empty space and claim it as our stand!"

Anyhow, some photos for you to enjoy - apologies if I missed your car, lots of people on feet with baby wagons this year and getting photos without them was hard!

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Re: POL 2017 - Photo Thread

Postby thefarmer » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:07 pm

Was great to catch up with a few people on the stand. I don't think that I've ever seen so many 800s on the stand! Sadly I couldn't be there with my car (L843 TJK - 820 Vitesse Fastback, Nightfire) - see the thread in the gearbox section. It will be there next year and hopefully some other shows in the interim.

What a fantastic show PoL is! Have taken 300 odd photos - they'll be on Facebook, but I'll stick a few on here as well.

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Re: POL 2017 - Photo Thread

Postby mjc9967 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:56 pm

Nice pics, thanks for posting them

5th pic down, H926 HPD, not seen that anywhere before.... 820i ? Very nice.
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Re: POL 2017 - Photo Thread

Postby rovercoup » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:11 am

Great photos Dusan, and yes your right a good number of cars for this annual event. I do think it needs a freshen up by the organisers, but always good to get the car out and meet new people. Thanks for taking the photos and sharing them on here for all to see.
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Rover 620Ti 97 (NND)
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Re: POL 2017 - Photo Thread

Postby rovercoup » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:37 am

A little something to add to Dusan's excellent photo's and show what you others missed out on. Get your cars ready and out for Gaydon and make the 800 the car to be seen in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL9jVx03CSI
Rover 820 Coupe sport 94 (PMF)
Rover 820 Vitesse sport 95my SOLD
Rover 820 Vitesse 98 (COQ)
Rover 827 Sterling 90 auto (LMZ)
Rover 827 Vitesse Mk1 89 (HNR)
Rover 620Ti 97 (NND)
Rover 25 2.0TD 02 (HFH)
MGTF 135 02 (JFV)
Rover 45 1.6 SE 05 (LEF)

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Re: POL 2017 - Photo Thread

Postby mjc9967 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:38 pm

Lovely video. Never been so good to get a sense of the overall scale of it.

Silly question but that's the actual Rover factory in the background is it? I lose trck of what was made where - R800's were Cowley weren't they? What models were made at Longbridge?
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Re: POL 2017 - Photo Thread

Postby rovercoup » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:50 pm

Yes mark it is Longbridge factory or what is left of it now in the Background, and yes right again on 800's being made at Cowley along with 600 and 75, Montego and Maestro and if we can mention SD1 on here that one as well

I like to think that Gentlemen's cars were made at Cowley and the Ladies at Longbridge as they did the mini, MGF, Metro, Rover 200/25, Etc if you get my drift :twisted: :lol:
Rover 820 Coupe sport 94 (PMF)
Rover 820 Vitesse sport 95my SOLD
Rover 820 Vitesse 98 (COQ)
Rover 827 Sterling 90 auto (LMZ)
Rover 827 Vitesse Mk1 89 (HNR)
Rover 620Ti 97 (NND)
Rover 25 2.0TD 02 (HFH)
MGTF 135 02 (JFV)
Rover 45 1.6 SE 05 (LEF)

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Re: POL 2017 - Photo Thread

Postby n1tr0_9 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:49 pm

Great photos, thanks for posting them. I wasnt able to go. Still doing the sills on mine before i can get an MoT.

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Re: POL 2017 - Photo Thread

Postby traineefarmer » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:20 pm

rovercoup wrote:Yes mark it is Longbridge factory or what is left of it now in the Background, and yes right again on 800's being made at Cowley along with 600 and 75, Montego and Maestro and if we can mention SD1 on here that one as well

I like to think that Gentlemen's cars were made at Cowley and the Ladies at Longbridge as they did the mini, MGF, Metro, Rover 200/25, Etc if you get my drift :twisted: :lol:


The gentleman's engine and gearbox in the 2.0 and KV6 models was made at longbridge.
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Re: POL 2017 - Photo Thread

Postby scoubix16 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:22 pm

rovercoup wrote:A little something to add to Dusan's excellent photo's and show what you others missed out on. Get your cars ready and out for Gaydon and make the 800 the car to be seen in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL9jVx03CSI


I'm the one who did that video. Sorry I forgot to share it with you guys initially...
I was not there with my 827 Coupe at PoL, came with the ZT-T 260. But will bring the coupe to Roverfest in August...
There was a french 827 coupe there though with the other 800s, belongs to a friend of mine who came along.
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Re: POL 2017 - Photo Thread

Postby rovercoup » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:11 pm

Will be good to meet you Nick and don't forget to bring some of that French sunshine with you.
Rover 820 Coupe sport 94 (PMF)
Rover 820 Vitesse sport 95my SOLD
Rover 820 Vitesse 98 (COQ)
Rover 827 Sterling 90 auto (LMZ)
Rover 827 Vitesse Mk1 89 (HNR)
Rover 620Ti 97 (NND)
Rover 25 2.0TD 02 (HFH)
MGTF 135 02 (JFV)
Rover 45 1.6 SE 05 (LEF)


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