News Item: : About the Club
Posted by Texas Rovers Admin
Tuesday 09 September 2008 - 23:29:38
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Originally established in July of 1995 and re-organized in April 2000, Texas Rovers is a dedicated Club for Land Rover owners and enthusiasts in Texas and Arkansas. Currently there are chapters in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Austin, and San Antonio with many more active members all over the surrounding states. The Club is made up of singles, couples, and families who come together to enjoy the great Texas outdoors and to share their enjoyment of Land Rovers.
Fee: $40 ($25 for out-of state members) The membership is from the date you pay to the following year on the date you first became a member.
As a member you receive
The big event for the club each year is the 4 day/3 night SCARR (South Central Area Rover Rally) event. This event has been held annually each spring since 2004 and is rapidly gaining recognition within the Land Rover community as a major event. There are organized trail runs, scavenger hunts, and obstacle courses for participants to try out their vehicle's prowess. The final evening consists of a catered BBQ dinner and a raffle. Everything from shirts and hats to entire lift kits are raffled off before the night is over.
- Access to special members only forums on the website.
- 15% off new products and 10% accessories at Texas Land Rover Service
- Discounted registration price to attend SCARR, (South Central Area Rover Rally) which Texas Rovers is the proud host of this event.
- Access to attend Sponsor "Tech Days" where you have access to people and equipment to help you modify or repair your Land Rover
- A club shirt and two decals
- Monthly Meeting Reminders with upcoming events and news
- 10% off parts and service at Land Rover Austin
- 10% off parts at Landrover Dallas and Landrover Frisco
At Barnwell Mountain, the Club has its own campsite and member built pavilion nestled among the quiet pine trees. The pavilion and campsite easily accommodate even the largest of camping groups. Barnwell Mountain has trails for everyone to enjoy, and Land Rovers from stock to extreme can find a trail to challenge them.
Besides the annual SCARR rally, members regularly organize trips to locales far and wide from places as close as a dirt lot down the street to the National Rally in Colorado and Utah. Other destinations include camping on the beach of North Padre Island, the longest undeveloped beach in North America. The wild backcountry, ghost towns, and hidden hot springs of Big Bend National Park in Southwest Texas are also frequented during the cooler times of year, and neighboring Arkansas boasts one of the best off-roading parks in the country and numerous public trails.
Regular classes are held to teach off road safety for new owners and allow experienced off-roaders show beginners the capabilities of their trucks off the pavement. Tech days are also hosted by the club allowing members to help each other with repairs and upgrades to their trucks. Club members also assist as trail guides and spotters for the local Land Rover dealers during their twice yearly 'Wheels Events' in Dallas and Austin.
The Club hosts a very active website which is open to Rover enthusiasts of all kinds and is the main source of communication among members due to the vast distances between chapters.
Each Texas Rover’s chapter holds monthly meetings at a local venue that include discussion and planning of future rover events, soliciting member feedback on club business, guest speakers ranging from first aid to vehicle maintenance, and merchandise raffles. The club is always looking for new members either as just social members or the more adventurous type who want to explore the full potential of their vehicles.
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