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ex tony pond rover 827 racing at snetterton

the rover 827 vitesse driven by tony pond round the isle of man TT course. i believe it now has the 2 litre turbo m series engine fitted. here it is racing in the dunlop motorsport news saloon car championship at snetterton on sunday 27th april 2008, driven by barry vincent


 


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Tony Pond IOM TT Challenge Rover Vitesse 100mph lap record
In 1990 Tony Pond one of the greatest British drivers laps the Isle of Man TT course in a Rover 827 Vitesse averaging 102 mph. For me this is an incredible lap in a car that is far better than it was given credit for. Can you imagine someone trying that in a Ford Granada or BMW 520 or Citroen, Renault, Vauxhall or any other similar priced cars in the Rover price range. As said below by liverush24 this was to show how good the Rover is and at the same time Tony Pond showed how brilliant a driver he is. He did that lap with an average of over 100mph through those narrow lanes and country roads, find other 100mph average laps and get a true perspective of the achievement. Higgins lap to is impressive and a great achievement but done in a modern lightweight state of the art, turbo charged rally car with computer controlled 4 wheel drive to save you in big moments, ABS etc etc, Ponds lap is in an 80's front wheel drive production car with a about 180hp, that is truly brilliant.





Rover The Long Goodbye
Rover: The Long Goodbye 20 March 2007 BBC Four Documentary which traces the rise and fall of a great British brand. In the days when Britain's car industry was the envy of the world, Rover epitomised everything to which the driver of taste aspired, but in 2005 it reached the end of the road. The film explores how Rover cars went from defining their eras to becoming victims of their times, telling the story behind the key models to the controversial joint ventures with Japanese and Indian manufacturers in later years. Geoffrey Palmer ... Narrator





Design with Style -- The Rover SD1
Rover and British Leyland were beset by problems in the mid 1970s. Out of this cauldron of mismanagement came the Rover SD1 in 1976. It was called SD for the Specialist Division and 1 for the first car to come from the in-house styling department. Despite a dramatic, innovative design both inside and out, the option of classic V8 grunt, and more or less universally praised dynamics, the SD1's reputation -and its longevity suffered at the hands of a company in meltdown. And it could all have been so different. The car, which was styled by Rover's design genius David Bache, had some grand ambitions. It had been designed to look like a family version of contemporary Italian supercars (they even got a load of Italian supercars in for comparison purposes early in the design process), while the attractive interior was intelligently designed from both a user's and an engineering perspective. Such was BL's confidence in it that they ploughed £31 million into a new factory (which in the end would be mothballed after just five years it even received rave reviews from the motoring press. "It is hard to be over-enthusiastic about the new 3500" said Autocar. "On every score, its qualities justify any kind of enthusiasm. It would have been hard to predict, especially looking at the bald paper specification, just how well the car would perform, handle and ride. "Add to that the spaciousness and aerodynamic efficiency of the body, and the attention paid to ensuring that the car will last, and it is easy to see why all competitors are casting worried glances, not only at the car but also at its price. If the 3500 will be built in sufficient numbers, if the quality can be maintained along with the price, and if the ground is not cut from under its wheels by ill-advised legislation, the new 3500 should be one of the successes of the decade." But production numbers, of course, could not be maintained and nor could the quality. And all we are left with in the 21st century is a whole bag of 'what ifs' and a dwindling handful of what was once one of the most promising cars ever to be created in Britain. Source: http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=996733





MG Metro 6R4 - Lombard RAC Rally Preview 1985
Had to take asmall section out to get it under 10 minutes but it was only about Tony Pond flying a helicopter.





Rover - Rover 600 - Product Insight
Rover - Rover 600 - Product Insight Copied directly from a dealership VHS video If you have any Austin/Rover videos, especially relating to the Maestro and Montego models, we would love to hear from you. Programme Content A review of the upcoming Rover 600 range and the differences between the models. ST0046 1993





Ferodo MG Metro 6R4 Trophy Race - Birmingham Superprix
Very rare footage kindly lent to upload by dave dixon. Hope you all like it!!!





Rover - Service Insight - Rover Security
Rover - Service Insight - Rover Security Copied directly from a dealership VHS video If you have any Austin/Rover videos, especially relating to the Maestro and Montego models, we would love to hear from you. The video takes a detailed look at the various security alarm systems fitted to the 1995 Rover Cars range, including the new Rover 400. Programme Content -Security alarm systems -Emergency access code -Handset and key operation -Systems finding 29 Minutes





Rover 827 Vitesse 5 Speed
Short footage of a MK1 Rover 827 Vitesse 5 speed, being driven by a moron!!! The owner is the guy in mid film, with the worried smile on his face! I cannot believe, that a few months later, I went on to own this car... superb bit of kit, and my 2nd Honda V6 powered Rover....





Manx Rally 1985
Part 1 of BHP/World of Sport broadcast of the 1985 Manx Rally, including in car footage from Tony Pond's Rover Vitesse, and many group B cars





Rover - Rover 75 - Petrol and Diesel Engines Introduction
Rover - Rover 75 - Petrol and Diesel Engines Copied directly from a dealership VHS video If you have any Austin/Rover videos, especially relating to the Maestro and Montego models, we would love to hear from you. Section 1 - General Features of all engine variants Locations of fluid Reservoirs under the Bonnet Engine Twin Tie Bar Torque Axis Mounting System Radiators, Fan and Cooling System ECD-3, Year 200 European Regulations- Including on Board Diagnostics Section 2 - The M47R Diesel Engine General Description Coolant Heater Acilliaries Drive Belts turbo Charger and Intercooler Bosch "common rail" Direct Injection System Diesel Engine and Cruise control Section 3 - K 1.8 Petrol Engine Introduction Catalytic Converter System Dual Mass Flywheel and Hall Effect Sensor The Camshaft Belt and the Air Conditioning Drive Belt MEMS-3 Engine Management System Oxygen Sensors Idle Speed Valve Section 4 - KV6 Engine - 2.5 and 2.0 Litre Introduction Damp Cylinder Liners Exhaust Valve and Head Gaskets New Auxiliary Drive Belt Inlet Manifold (VIS) Air Assist Injectors Spark Plugs Siemens Engine Management System Hall Effect Crankshaft Position Sender Temperature and Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor Knock Sensor ECD-3 and Oxygen Sensors Running Time 32 minutes 1999





Rover 820 Vitesse v RS Turbo Sapphire Astra Renault 5 Turbo Nova
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Rover - Variable Valve Control - VVC
Rover - Variable Valve Control - VVC Copied directly from a dealership VHS video If you have any Austin/Rover videos, especially relating to the Maestro and Montego models, we would love to hear from you. an informative program on the operation of the VVC system fitted the K Series Engine Programme Content - An overview of Rover 'K' Series engine - Principles of the 4 stroke engine cycle - 3D graphics showing the principles of Variable Valve Control - How the principles of VVC are transmitted into reality on the 'K' Series engine - Cam period variation and increases in power and torque - Servicing aspects of the new engine RLB 0201





Rover 75 Review (1999)
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