The Best of ROVER in the Fifties

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  • Rover Review (1956 & 1958)

    Return to the days of ‘newsreel’ as the Rover Review reports all the latest company news. Highlights include the Golden Jubilee of the Automobile Association, the Oxford & Cambridge Far East Expedition, the first ever Land Rover Owner’s Club rally, and the unveiling of the Rover 90 at press day for the 1956 London Motor Show at Earls Court. We join the Duke of Edinburgh on a visit to the Solihull and Tyseley factories where he gives the experimental T3 gas turbine car a spin on the proving ground and then we get the chance to see a display staged specially for visitors from NATO.

    In The Rover Tradition (1958)

    A chance to attend the launch of the Rover 3-Litre saloon, which gives a fascinating insight into the Rover Company of the Fifties, taking us back in time to the beginnings of the great marque before comprehensively illustrating the development of the ‘P5’ including its design, engineering and testing.

    How A Motor Cycle is Made (1912)

    The earliest known Rover film production has been carefully restored to reveal how Rover motor cycles were tested and manufactured circa 1912. The 30 hp vehicles featured were introduced in 1910. They are put through their paces in the English countryside along with a 12 hp Rover car of the same era, to the great consternation of the locals.

    Total running time 62 minutes approximately