Higgins Park

Nelson Vintage Engine & Machinery Club Inc



  • Gavin Hill (Parts Manager)
  • e-mail: info@rainsaver.co.nz
  • phone: (03) 54 87 044
  • fax: (03) 54 87 034

Other enquiries:

  • Chris Clark (Secretary/Treasurer/Editor)
  • e-mail: cgclark@ihug.co.nz
  • phone: (03) 54 79 363

The Club postal address:

  • Post Office Box 2170
  • Stoke
  • Nelson
  • 7041



The Rover Car Club host their Classic Cars day on the first Sunday in September

Regular meetings are:

  • First Sunday in each month except January at the Clubrooms

The Rover Car Club's rooms are modelled to be a replica of an early garage complete with a range of restored, historic petrol pumps and a small museum of early motoring items.

Our Club has a meeting at the Clubrooms on the First Sunday in each month except January and a group of members is usually working there on some project or another on the middle Sunday of each month. The rooms are complete with hall area, kitchen, toilets, library and spare parts areas.

The extensive grounds and rooms are regularly used by groups of visiting enthusiasts and motoring clubs who make Nelson their venue for a National Rally or similar.

Over the years we have built up a huge stock of new and used parts for all Rover vehicles. There are even some parts suitable for the 1930s P2 and 3, but our main stocks are for the P4, P5 (B), P6 (B) and SD1 Mark 1 & 2. They include nearly all glass (windscreens and doors) panels, doors, guards, instruments, mechanical, motors, transmissions, gearboxes, differentials, brakes and the list goes on. To contact our Parts Manager, Gavin Hill, send an e-mail to info@rainsaver.co.nz or phone him on (03) 54 87 044 or fax him on (03) 54 87 034 with your enquiry. If we don't have a particular part, we have a network of contacts throughout NZ and overseas where parts are remanufactured to original specifications.

For other inquiries, contact the Secretary/Treasurer/Editor, Chris Clark with an e-mail to cgclark@ihug.co.nz or phone (03) 54 79 363.

The Club holds stocks of workshop manuals for most models, which are available for photocopying, reference and advice is free. Our library also houses all sorts of magazines and reference books for the use of members. We regularly receive newsletters and magazines from Rover enthusiasts around the world.

We welcome new members who own Rover vehicles, and this includes Land Rovers and we also have a number of members who are without Rovers but simply belong for the social link with a car club. We have members from the top half of the South Island (Marlborough to the West Coast) as the next closest Club Branch is in Canterbury and then Otago completes the three South Island Branches.