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2003 Event Reports

Dax Open Day

2002 Event Reports


Bens and Glens

Le Mans

Rolling Road Day

Weekend extravaganza

Dax Open Day


Ash's Tour De France

2001 Event Reports

Dax Open Day


Cheshire Kitcar Show

Dax Benelux

BMH Museum Visit

Rick's French Holiday


2000 Event Reports

Dax Open Day



Dean's Driving

Graham's Racing

This page records the events and exploits of the DROC and DROC members in previous years, plus a list of what's coming up in the near future. Click on a link to find out more about an occasion.

We are always looking for more pictures and words from events, or news of forthcoming events. Please contact us at web-master@rushowners.co.uk if you would like to add your contributions here.

Forthcoming Events

Track days

In ever-so-'umble opinion of the webmaster, just about the best thing you can do with a Rush is to take it on a track day. Only that way can you find out what the car is really capable of.

There are many organisers of track days. The best consolidated list that I've found is on the TotalKitCar site, but even that does not have all the track days on it. It's a good idea to watch the web sites of the main organisers, who also appear on the TotalKitCar site.

12th & 13th March

Carcraft 2005

Stafford County Showground, Staffordshire

A large, bustling event that starts the season off in style, usually with several new model launches. Supported by most of the industry's big names, lots of accessory and parts stands, big second-hand car sales section, many club displays etc. One of the country's main events, this one is not to be missed. For more details telephone Limelight Exhibitions on 01737 225857.

25th March 2005

DJ Sportscars open day (Home of the Rush!)

2 Edinburgh Place Edinburgh Way, Harlow Essex CM20 2DJ

The one place your 're guaranteed to see Rushes! Also a look round the factory. Plus a great opportunity to gather advice and chat to Rush owners and the DJ technical chaps! Oh and a tea, coffee & nibbles are provided throughout the day.

2nd & 3rd April 2005

The European Kit Car Show

Kent County Showground, Detling, Nr. Maidstone, Kent

Now in its 13th year, this show isn't supported by many kit manufacturers but features loads of parts and accessory stands for you to browse around. Main kit car gathering is outside. There's usually a special attraction too. Further details telephone European Promotions on 01233 713878.

1st & 2nd May 2005

The Stoneleigh Kitcar Show, Stoneleigh Showground, Warwickshire.

This is arguably the year's biggest kit car show. Inside the new exhibition hall, you'll find just about every serious kit car manufacturer, not to mention loads of accessory stands. Outside always plays host to hundreds of enthusiasts who've brought along their own kit cars plus food stalls and family entertainment.

22nd May 2005
SE area spectacular!

A Beach Hut Rush!

Something different this year with a BBQ at Jane & Steve’s Mudeford beach hut near Christchurch. Yep meet at 12:00 at their beach hut and enjoy a relaxing BBQ and sunbathe. Swimming optional! You MUST book for this one as Jane & Steve are kindly supplying all food but bring your own drink. In return they will send directions and car parking arrangements. Contact steve.coleman@pennyandgiles.com or phone 01202-470206

22nd May 2005

Cheshire Kit Car Show

Capesthorne Hall, near Macclesfield, Cheshire

Several manufacturers and hundreds of privately owned kit cars always turn up to make this a terrific day out at a lovely location. Lots of clubs attend too. For further information telephone Rochdale Owners Club on 01332 690680.

18th & 19th June 2005

The National Kit Car Festival

Newark & Notts Showground, Newark-on-Trent, Notts

Principally an outdoor event with hundreds of cars to see all over the expansive grass areas, plus trade stands, auto-accessory and auto jumble stands, kids' entertainments and games. For further information telephone Newark Promotions on 01526 320721

26th June 2005
Special SE, SW
and B&B Area Event

Meet your Neighbours!

Special invitation to all SW, B&B and SE area members as well as anyone else who wants to join in. Meet at the Spring Inn just off M4 Junction 12 (Reading West) then 3 miles down A4 towards Newbury- on left and cannot miss it. Nearby canal will allow for that after pub stroll and ensure adequate exercise prior to journey home.

17th July 2005
SE Area Event

The Annual Uxbridge Auto Show

Nr Uxbridge Middx. Run by the Rotary Club of Uxbridge as a charity event, there is no cost to enter but donations are gratefully received. Loads (I mean it!) of cars from vintage to modern, central show arena with displays etc. Details can be found at: www.uxbridge-autoshow.com. As we are planning to have a DROC BBQ too, contact Ash Trowe (ash@ashtrowe.com) as he gets tickets and will arrange BBQ with Matt.

17th July 2005

Kimbolton Charity Classic 2005

This is a truly great day out, not just for us car nuts but for the whole family, so even if you don't yet have "My Precious" Rush on the road yet don't let that put you off. For those of you who know nothing about this terrific day out then please visit www.sportingbears.org.uk

If you want to take part in this event then please pre-book a place ASAP. The event organisers are trying to raise more cash than ever this year in aid of the Tsunami relief fund so any donations on the day will be duly handed over. I will actually be attending this year now that my Rush is otr so even more reason to come, even if it's just to take the p**s. Let's have a good attendance this year to wave the flag. (I do have a flag courtesy of the DROC!). First drink is on me. Contact Colin Croxford on gtb63@dial.pipex.com

23rd & 24th July 2005
National Event

The Rush North

The ‘not to be missed’ national DROC event – drinks, dinner, quiz (with prizes), hotel and breakfast all-in at a fantastic DROC price. Add in some Yorkshire dales and you have a good weekend lined up. All DROC members will be mailed nearer the time. Contact Richard Pope 01403-790407 or RichardPope50@Yahoo.Co.UK

7th August 2005
SE Area Event

Pub Meet

All welcome to 12:30 pub meet at The Sloop , Scaynes Hill (East of Haywards Heath off the A272. Use MultiMap and postcode RH17 7NP). Last time we had the largest SE area turnout so let’s do the same again. Contact Richard Pope 01403-790407 or RichardPope50@Yahoo.Co.UK

13th & 14th August 2005

The Great Northern Kit Car Show

The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, Yorkshire

This show is held close to the elegant spa town in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Many manufacturers, accessory and trade stands plus a decent kit car club gathering. Further details please telephone Europeon Show Promotions on 01233 713878.

4th September 2005
SE Area Event

Pub Meet

All welcome to 12:30 pub meet at Hintom Arms, Cheriton on A272 East of Winchester. Contact Richard Pope 01403-790407 or RichardPope50@Yahoo.Co.UK

17th September 2005

Special kit car day at Brands Hatch

DJ Sportscars will be there and a line up of other manufactures will be there too. See www.totalkitcar.com for full details.

25th September 2005
SE Area Event

A last of the season run

OK, so who has a suggestion of what to do before your tax runs out? Suggestions to Richard Pope 01403-790407 or RichardPope50@Yahoo.Co.UK

15th & 16th October 2005

The National Kit & Performance Car Show 2004

Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derbyshire.

A massive kit car extravaganza which features loads of displays by manufacturers and accessory firms. Plus usual track day.

19th & 20th November 2005

The Great Western Kit and Sports Car Show

Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter, Devon

If the success of 2004's event is anything to go by, this show should again be well worth visiting in 2005. Expect good kit manufacturer' support, lots of extras, a good atmosphere and at least one special attraction. Further details from European Promotions Tel: 01233 713878.


Event Reports for 2004

Event Reports for 2003

Dax Open Day 2003

18th April

Pictures from the annual DJ Sportscars Open Day.

Event Reports for 2002

Rolling Road Day

May 2002

Words and pictures from the Luton Rolling Road day.

Dax Open Day 2002

29th March

Report and pictures from the annual DJ Sportscars Open Day.

The DROC Weekend Extravaganza

4th & 5th May

Forty-odd of us had a wonderful couple of days on the inaugural DROC weekend away.

Stoneleigh 2002

5th & 6th May

The annual Stoneleigh Kit Car Show.

Ash's Tour De France

2nd - 15th June

Ash Trowe's marathon trip to the South of France.

Kimbolton Country Fayre

21st July

Colin Croxford's account of this day out.

Le Mans 2002

Dean Heatley's tale of Tangerine's trip to Les Vingt-Quatre Heures du Mans

Bens and Glens 2002

Dean Heatley's story about NADROC's outing into a wonderful area of Scotland.

Donington 2002

14th-15th September

Words and pictures from the other big kit car event

Bucks and Beyond Area trip 2002

Bill Rayner's account of the Bucks and Beyond areas trip out.

Event Reports for 2001

Dax Open Day 2001


Pictures from the annual Open Day at DJ Sportscars HQ, Harlow



The 2001 Stoneleigh Kitcar Show

Cheshire Kitcar Show


DROC secretary John Cellier wins Best Car in Show at the Cheshire Kitcar Show

Dax Benelux


Pictures from the Dax Benelux Open Day

BMH Museum Visit


The DROC visits the Motor Heritage Museum

Rick's French Holiday


Rick Clapham describes his trip to Chamonix in words and pictures

Donington 2001


The 2001 Donington Kit Car Show

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