The Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon in Warwickshire was the venue for today’s Rover 75 & MG ZT Owners Club 16th National Meet.

There was a record turn out of 139 cars with the highlight being the dealer launch vehicle #1 allowed out of the museum to celebrate its 15th birthday.

Rover 75 dealer launch car #1 with just 33 miles on the clock! (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

Rover 75 dealer launch car #1 with just 33 miles on the clock! (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

Rover 75 dealer launch car #1 with just 33 miles on the clock! (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

Rover 75 dealer launch car #1 (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

Line-up of 9 Rover 75 dealer launch cars in Wedgewood Blue with Neptune Blue Personal Line leathers interiors. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

Line-up of 9 Rover 75 dealer launch 2.5 litre V6 Connoisseur SE cars in Wedgewood Blue with Neptune Blue Personal Line leather interiors. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

The Dutch Rover 75 Tourer in rare Monogram Chatsworth of Rob Wijnstok was voted 'best in show'.(Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

The Dutch Rover 75 V6 Tourer in the most common Monogram colour (23 produced) Chatsworth Supertallic of Rob Wijnstok was voted ‘best in show’.(Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

Cliff 'Teflon's' Rover 75 2.0 V6 in Monogram Lagoon, a daily driver kept in superb show condition. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

Cliff ‘Teflon’s’ Rover 75 2.0 V6 in Monogram Lagoon Supertallic, a daily driver kept in superb show condition. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

Facelift MG ZT 190SE in Monogram Moonshine Chromescent. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

Facelift MG ZT 190SE in Monogram Moonshine Chromescent. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

An early S reg Cowley, Oxford Rover 75 in Arran (Old English) White. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

An early S reg Cowley, Oxford built Rover 75 in Arran (Old English) White. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

Momogram Biomorphic Supertallic MG ZT-T. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

Monogram Biomorphic Supertallic MG ZT-T. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

Facelift MG ZT in Monogram Aubergine Supertallic. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

The one and only MG ZT produced in Monogram Aubergine Supertallic. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

The last Rover ever built  (a 75 CDTi Connoisseur SE hand made by 10 people during the administration period) sits rather forlornly inside the museum behind the first Toyota Carina produced in the UK.  (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

The last Rover ever built (a 75 CDTi Connoisseur SE hand made by 10 people during the administration period) sits rather forlornly inside the museum behind the first Toyota Carina produced in the UK. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

MG ZT 260SE, one of just 883 rear wheel drive Mg ZT, ZT-T and Rover 75 V8 models produced. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

MG ZT 260SE, one of just 883 rear-wheel drive MG ZT, ZT-T and Rover 75 V8 models produced. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

 

Rover 75 in Odyssey Blue (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

Rover 75 in Odyssey Blue (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

1950 Rover P4 75 ‘Cyclops’ (Panasonic LX-3)

1950 Rover P4 75 ‘Cyclops’ (Panasonic LX-3)

If you thought that the Rover - B.R.M. was just a 1990s boy racer car here is the gas turbine-powered 1963-65 Le Mans 24 hours car driven by Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart and Richie Ginther. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

If you thought that the Rover – B.R.M. was just a 1990s boy racer car here is the gas turbine-powered 1963-65 Le Mans 24 hours car driven by Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart and Richie Ginther. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

2004 MG XPower SV powered by the same V8 4.6 litre engine from the Ford Mustang as the Rover 75 and MG ZT V8 models. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

2004 MG XPower SV powered by the same V8 4.6 litre engine from the Ford Mustang as the Rover 75 and MG ZT V8 models. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

1938 MG EX135 Goldie Gardner’s record car which reached 200 mph+ on the Dessau Autobahn, Germany. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

1938 MG EX135 Goldie Gardner’s record car which reached 200 mph+ on the Dessau Autobahn, Germany. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

James Bond Aston Martin DB5 - the actual car used in 'Skyfall'. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

James Bond Aston Martin DB5 – the actual car used in ‘Skyfall’. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

Models of TWR Le Mans 24 hours Jaguar XJRs on the wall. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

Models of TWR Le Mans 24 hours Jaguar XJRs on the wall. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

Sinclair C5. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)

Sinclair C5. (Panasonic Lumix LX-3)