Rovers Galore! Well two anyway!!!


Because of being rather ill these last few months getting out has no been something I have’nt done very often. However, Sunday 21st May was a beautiful if a little cold and windy day. We decided to go for a drive up west in the afternoon. Can you imagine my utter surprise when coming along a little used road we came across a 1968 Rover TC. Haven’t seen a Rover lurking in a driveway for years in fact I prided myself with knowing where all the island Rovers were. This one look familiar, it was an automatic which made it rare. I did know of one auto from a few years back, but wasn’t completely sure this was the same one. We took some photos and drove on in a westerly direction. My interest was now on high alert looking for more British cars, even though I knew the chances were slim at best.

Two or three miles down the highway this appeared!!!!!

A second Rover TC it was green and this one had a Wabasso sliding roof ,I recognized it immediately. Both these Rovers had last belonged to Gary Rainer of Island Travel. He offered them to me some years ago, but my Rover days were over. Indeed, for a moment I was excited but quickly caught my breathe, too old and too tired to even think of taking on another Rover and certainly not two., particularly two that needed lots of work. Nevertheless. it was a very interesting drive, just like old times when we went out looking for old British cars. We towed quite a few home in those days and got them back on the road, it was fun and my hobby and often Lind’s too. Today was a tonic for me and truly a blast from the past!!!!

God Bless and keep reading

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About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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