Great American Rover Rally

Tugela

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As an introverted agoraphobe, I would sooner spend a weekend in a custom picture framing store listening to the Jonas Brothers and drinking kombucha than going to a rally with a large group. But that's just me. I prefer to seek out the Land Rover community in small groups where I can get to know people, have conversations without interruption, and cultivate friendships away from crowds. This is also how I prefer to organize my trips. My idea of a good time is not descending on a beautiful landscape like a swarm of locusts to enjoy it with hundreds of other people. I'd rather go drive these trails and convene my own rally of 3 vehicles weeks before this large event.
 

p m

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As an introverted agoraphobe, I would sooner spend a weekend in a custom picture framing store listening to the Jonas Brothers and drinking kombucha than going to a rally with a large group. But that's just me. I prefer to seek out the Land Rover community in small groups where I can get to know people, have conversations without interruption, and cultivate friendships away from crowds. This is also how I prefer to organize my trips. My idea of a good time is not descending on a beautiful landscape like a swarm of locusts to enjoy it with hundreds of other people. I'd rather go drive these trails and convene my own rally of 3 vehicles weeks before this large event.
Amen to that (I'd skip the framing store and kombucha, though).
 

Howski

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I enjoy some of the larger events close by but if I’m making a long haul for a trip I’m going with a small group and on my own terms. I’d hate to drive 24 hours to end up in a group of 20 trucks stuck behind someone who can’t drive
 

bri

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Anyone planning to attend?

www.greatamericanroverrally.com

They’re saying they’ll have 300 vehicles and 500 attendees. I didn’t know there were that many Roverheads left.

What is the scoop?

Did the LRNR die? Solihullsociety.org is dead. Looks like JC is sponsoring event you mentioned.

Never been to a rally. Always went before or after with smaller groups.
 

Jimmy

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What is the scoop?

Did the LRNR die? Solihullsociety.org is dead. Looks like JC is sponsoring event you mentioned.

Never been to a rally. Always went before or after with smaller groups.
"Pack up your Rovers and make plans to be in Moab, UT September 14-18, 2020 for an event that will make Rover history. It’s been years in the planning and the time is quickly approaching. Join the organizers of the Land Rover National Rally and the Western National Land Rover Rally as they pool their talents to make history in Moab with 300 Rovers in attendance. And if that’s not exciting enough, this event will also be supported by numerous other Land Rover clubs across the United States. More details posted as they come at GreatAmericanRoverRally.com. "

Not sure if this means that there will never be another LRNR.

https://solihullsociety.org/ worked for me.
 
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bri

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Hey, maybe Gwagonbabe will show up.....
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"Pack up your Rovers and make plans to be in Moab, UT September 14-18, 2020 for an event that will make Rover history. It’s been years in the planning and the time is quickly approaching. Join the organizers of the Land Rover National Rally and the Western National Land Rover Rally as they pool their talents to make history in Moab with 300 Rovers in attendance. And if that’s not exciting enough, this event will also be supported by numerous other Land Rover clubs across the United States. More details posted as they come at GreatAmericanRoverRally.com. "

Not sure if this means that there will never be another LRNR.

https://solihullsociety.org/ worked for me.
The site is there, but that seems to be about all ...seems dated and nothing about LRNR.
 

SCSL

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The site is there, but that seems to be about all ...seems dated and nothing about LRNR.
A lot of the clubs have moved to facebook vs website. I know that's the case for Solaros and the NC clubs.
 

Jimmy

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The site is there, but that seems to be about all ...seems dated and nothing about LRNR.
The site stopped being a thing years ago; I think it took a nosedive after something happened with the forum (it's been so long ago, I've forgotten). The latest forum is mostly dead. There is a FB group for the club. LRNR has its own site and FB group.

I struggled to find the value of paying for a membership. The newsletters died off long ago. I don't care for big groups when offroading (which is why I've been to only one Rally) so the discount for registering for a Rally didn't matter. I rarely have someone else work on my D1 (thus not taking advantage of member discounts at local shops). And, I reached a point where I was comfortable exploring the backcountry without a guide (thinking of club trail runs, which also died off... though, there have been a couple of attempts to reinvigorate them in the last year or two).
 

bri

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Seems like the LRNR is dead. There is no update for 2020. The GARR is now on the solihull site.
 

Jimmy

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It's dead for 2020. I suspect if the GARR is successful, it'll stay that way. I don't think LRNR was scratching the itch in recent history, which is why other events were created, like WNLRR. Instead of competing (or possibly, having WNLRR grow as LRNR shrunk), they combined forces. Maybe this is a way to retire LRNR gracefully. I don't know, as I'm an outsider to the issue.

It would be interesting to have some insider perspective, but I don't know if any of those folks are on this forum, or other forums.
 

El Ed

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It's dead for 2020. I suspect if the GARR is successful, it'll stay that way. I don't think LRNR was scratching the itch in recent history, which is why other events were created, like WNLRR. Instead of competing (or possibly, having WNLRR grow as LRNR shrunk), they combined forces. Maybe this is a way to retire LRNR gracefully. I don't know, as I'm an outsider to the issue.

It would be interesting to have some insider perspective, but I don't know if any of those folks are on this forum, or other forums.
Accurate!
 
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