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.
Members’ details have always been kept private and secure and only used as necessary for administering club business, and that will continue to be the case, but in order to ensure that data is not kept any longer than necessary we are encouraging all members to renew their membership online. This means that we have a clear record of when the information was received, and it can then be easily deleted when a person reaches the end of their club membership, and does not wish to renew. To that end, if anyone receives this email and does not wish to renew their membership then by all means let me know and I will remove your details from our system.
To renew your membership online, simply visit http://www.swlrc.co.uk/the-club.html and click the Renew Membership link. (You’ll need to be logged in. When renewing if you’ve forgotten your Membership Number just enter 999, or similar so that we know that you’re a scatterbrain).
If anybody has any questions about when they last paid membership, or how to log onto the site, or anything unrelated that’s keeping you awake at night then please let us know! (email addresses in Contact Us page.
Of course, if you're not already a member, come along to a monthly meeting, see if the club's for you, and then you can join online too!



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...).

We'll be running two trips - the Planned and Unplanned trips!

As per last year's Unplanned trip to Anglesey we will hopefully find a campsite along the way, and if not, no doubt find a layby where we can stop! Caravans are obviously not allowed as this trip is only for hardy souls!

The planned trip, on the other hand, will be for those that complained continuously all the way to Anglesey last year about cold tents and slowly deflating mattresses. Caravans will be used on this trip! Campsites will also be arranged prior to setting off to make sure that there are electrical hook-ups, staff to blow gently on overly hot food, etc.

What type of person are you - the kind tha takes a Planned or Unplanned trip?

See the forum for further details and to add your name!





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!

Curry Night


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.

Haynes MM

One club member was approached by museum staff, who seeing the Land Rover t-shirt asked him if he knew who had parked the ambulance outside!


It’s been a busy few weeks within the club!

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Photo courstesy of Haynes International Motor Museum

Mid-August, and the last Bank-holiday before Christmas looms ominously! What will you do with that extra day off? What if it rains and ruins your outdoor plans?


 A previous visit: dressing as a land girl is optional.


Delicious autumn!  My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.  -   George Eliot