It is with great sadness that we have learnt that our friend and member Gwyn Williams has passed away. Both Gwyn and his lightweight were very popular within the club, and will be deeply missed.
We send our condolences to Gwyn's family and friends.
There's now less than a week to go until the St Davids Tour, and the club is getting very excited!
This Friday sees the club assemble at Bearmach HQ in Bedwas for prompt departure at 15.30. Well, unless there are any split hoses...
The Unplanned Tour will then meander its way through lesser ventured parts of South / Mid / Potentially North (if we get really lost) Wales before pointing ourselves in a St Davids direction on Saturday! The Planned tour will likely head straight to St Davids along the motorway as that's the unadventerous types that they are!!!
Will Saturday evening's view match the above from Marc and Lisa's previous trip? Stay tuned to find out! Any undecided club members umming and ahhing whether to join us or not? Get your names down quickly!
The weekend of 19 and 20 May saw the inaugral Welsh Festival of Land Rovers at the Royal Welsh Spring Festival in Builth Wells. The weekend was the culmination of several months of hard work between South Wales Land Rover Club and the Royal Welsh organising committee, and saw close to forty Land Rovers, ranging from 1949 to present day, on display at the Royal Welsh showground.
2018 membership fees are now due for the majority of members! This year’s membership remains fantastically good value at £20, and we’d obviously love everybody to renew!
One of the things affecting our membership records this year are the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that come into force next month. Basically the GDPR says that we cannot hold a person’s private information for longer than is necessary, or use it for a reason that it has not been provided for.
Have the lengthening days started you thinking, like us, about long summer days and camping? Then why not sign up to join us on the weekend of Friday 15 to Sunday 17 June, when we will be winding our way westward to the Ancient City of St. David's in Pembrokeshire? (We obviously won't be travelling in a straight line though - the journey could possibly go as far north as Mid-Wales...).
It's nearly the end of January, and how many people's New Year's Resolutions have collapsed, or are prooving harder to keep then expected? Good intentions of eating more healthily, or drinking less altogether can be a lot trickier than expected, but there is one easy thing that everyone can do to make this year better than the last - join a club of like minded individuals doing something that you enjoy! Now, I'm not saying that it has to be a Land Rover club that you join, but it might certainly be a good idea if you're interested enough in Solihull's finest products to have visited the site!
Show season is over for another year, and members are grudgingly accepting that whilst it's atmospheric to have a barbeque in the dark, it's probably better that we move indoors and have a non-butaney smelling meal! To that end it has been proposed that we hit the bright lights of Cardiff and have a curry! It's not as easy as slumping into a tent a few feet away at the end of the night, and the evening is definitely poorer without dogs and frisbys, but on the plus side there's no chance of running out of alcohol, or having forgotten a cork-screw!
Saturday 14 October has been put forward as a likely date - head over to the forum to sign up!
Club members' vehicles pose for one final photo at the end of the Big Welsh Car Show 2016
The last two years has seen the Big Welsh Car Show take place at Margam Park. This year it's all change as the show moves to its new venue at Chepstow Racecourse.
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