Welcome to HBLRO Online
This site promotes the Hants and Berks Land Rover Owners Club and provides information on events past and present. For the last 29 years HBLRO has offered events for Land Rover enthusiasts in the Hampshire and Berkshire areas. The Club runs a variety of competition and open events ranging from trials through to driving days and green laning. If you are interested in joining a club that is friendly and sociable, that doesn't take life too seriously and whose main aim is to have fun in the pursuit of all things Land Rover, why not come and see us.
Saturday 15th June
Sunday 21st July
Venue to be confirmed
Monday 26th Aug
Hook End Farm
Pay & Play day
Sunday 27th Oct
Hogmoor (nr Bordon)
6th May 2013:
HBLRO Clothing with "Team Hants & Berks" artwork on the back
Please note that to cover additional manufacturing costs any clothing bought from the club shop with our "Team Hants & Berks" artwork on the back is now subject to an additional £3 on top of the usual retail price.
6th May 2013:
Finally some sun !... we had a great time and hope you did to.
Thanks the the guys that set up the TYRO and RTV on Saturday, to Hugh Duffett and his team for running a great event on Sunday, Paul and Zoe for cooking up the burgers Sunday evening Steve and the team for running the TYRO on the Monday.
Well done to Mark Furnell for winning the Dave Cuthbert Memorial trophy on Saturday and to Max Childs for winning TYRO on Monday.
Special big thanks to those members who stayed behind to help take the marquee down and tidy up...
17th April 2013:
Cut off date for entries for the Devon & Cornwall Charity RTV
Please ensure that you have lodged both your interest in entering this years charity event and your fee to Kevin Wood by the 2nd of June
15th April 2013:
Brick Kiln site closed until further notice
The Brick Kiln site remains closed until further notice due to the site being very very wet. This means that we are having to look else where for a venue for our July RTV - please watch the calendar
13th April 2013:
ALRC Nationals - Comp Safari Tyre notice
All, the ALRC have released a bulletin regarding tyre regs for the comp - click here to view
20th Mar 2013:
Green Laning event dates set
This years green laning dates have now been released - please check out our calendar page for more details
17th Mar 2013:
Hook End RTV - Cancelled
Sorry for the short notice today but due to the very soft going, the snow and the irreparable damage we would have caused to the site, today's RTV has had to be cancelled
10th Mar 2013:
Committee archive created
We have trawled through the club archives and have managed to put together a fully comprehensive Committee History chart - you can find this in the lower half of the magazine archive - or click here
Spanner Man stickers born today !
As we are now nearly out of the green shields that we give away to spanner man winners we a going to change over to using stickers instead. This is a picture of them being born earlier today. Thanks to Nick at iSigns Graphics - www.isignsgraphics.co.uk/
17th Feb 2013:
11 Feb 2013:
ALRC Nationals - Half price HBLRO Clothing promotion
Members attending this years ALRC Nationals (in any capacity) qualify for 50% discount on all HBLRO clothing. Please place your order with Heather Joyce by 11th April
Devon & Cornwall Charity event (Plympton)
Once again Kevin Wood will co-ordinate our entry to this great event. If you are keen to go please make yourself known to Kev
02 Feb 2013:
HBLRO Annual Awards: Crown Hotel, Alton
Thanks to all our members who attended the event, the committee trust that
you enjoyed the evening as much as we did. Our newly crowned champions are:
Winter Series: 1st: Hugh Duffett: 2nd: Garry White
Summer Series: 1st: Garry White: 2nd: Alan Braclik
Red Leader: 1st: Neville Dewdney: 2nd: Russell Vare
Pilot Trophy: 1st: Garry White: 2nd: Joe Stacey
Performance Trophy: 1st: Alan Braclik: 2nd: Hugh Duffett
Dave Cuthbert Memorial: (Overall winner of the Spring Rally RTV): Martin Millerin
Boys Own: (best bloke driver at the Summer Rally RTV): Jack Dewdney
Member of the Year: Dave Scoffield
Wally of the Year: Martin Millerin
Boobs Bust: Andy Butcher
Officials Awards: 1st Matt Hewitt 2nd: Sarah Duffett 3rd: Ian Parker The Winners on the night….
Safari Engineering Cup
Safari Engineering are kindly sponsoring a new award. This is presented to the driver with the best overall performance through the year Jan - Dec. This award will compliment the established Winter, Summer and class specific awards. Competitors can keep track of their performance as the year progresses. After each event the master score sheet will be amended and uploaded to the Safari Engineering Cup page on the web site. January's results are already posted. See how you are doing here….
13 Jan 2013:
2000 ALRC Nationals (Hosted by the HBLRO)
We have managed to find a copy of the event program and have uploaded it onto the 'special editions' part of our magazine archive. Click here to view
16th Dec 2012:
28 Oct 2012:
AGM round up
The club welcomes new committee members Niall Banyard and Heather Joyce to the 2012/13 team. Niall has taken the role of camping and social secretary. Niall joins as a full committee member. Heather has taken the role of club shop over from Steve Aston.
A majority of the posts remained unchanged with very few nominations for the official roles on the committee. In Steve’s acceptance of the chairmanship he highlighted the need for new volunteers in these key positions. The committee urges that members consider becoming part of the management team in 2013/14. In order to develop confidence in the role, individuals will be offered mentoring and guidance to help with the transition and maintain consistency.
Full details can be found on the committee page.
23 Oct 2012:
The 'Classifieds' are back!
Following many requests we have re-launched the classifieds page on this
web site - find the link on the menu to the left.
Obviously we are looking for genuine sellers with legitimate/safe parts. The page will be moderated and any inappropriate posts will be taken down. Any one entering into an agreement with a seller does so at their own risk as a club cannot endorse or guarantee the quality of any of the parts listed.
Caveat emptor - buyer beware
14th Oct 2012:
Good results for team Hants & Berks at the Mendips Challenge RTV
Again the Mendips proved to be a great hunting ground for
team Hants & Berks. A very fine drive by Alan Braclik brought him overall
victory in class 4, with Mark Ambler taking 3rd overall in class 5 and a
great drive by Ashley Bartlett to scoop 2nd place in class 2 & 7 combined
More results on our calendar page
Full results here
8th Oct 2012:
Magazine Archive web page launched
Finally its finished!
After hours of searching, scanning and up loading we have competed the magazine archive web page. Find available every magazine (bar 2) from 1986 to the present day. Thanks so much to Steve Kirby for digging up his mag collection and scanning all the editions. Thanks to Steve Aston for then creating the page and uploading all the files onto the web site.
Please follow the link on the tabs on the left.
Please note that we do need an electronic copy of the May/Jun 2007 issue and the Jan/Feb 2009 issue to complete the set
23rd Sep 2012:
RTV Steep Marsh.
Thanks to all those that braved the rain today at Steep Marsh and a big thanks to Nev and his team of marshall's for a fine job in such bad conditions. Sorry that we were not able to complete all eight sections. The final blast out of the site at the end of the day was truly something to remember. See if you can guess which photo below shows the weather on Saturday and which was Sunday !