Important Register Shop Announcement
The committee decided that due to a number of reasons the operation of the club shop was no longer a viable proposition and it was therefore closed at the end of April 2017.
Some of the key factors that brought us to this decision were:
No-one came forward for the post of (or to offer help with) spares procurement.
Over the last few years a significant number of individuals are now producing quite a range of 80-inch related items and are marketing these individually.
Increase in popularity of the Series One has brought more major suppliers to the market.
The rise of the supermarket style Land Rover parts suppliers has created a ‘want it tomorrow with free postage’ environment that we can’t compete with.
The ability to manufacture and import products for less than the cost it would take to make them in the UK is beyond the scope of the Register’s resources.
Increasing insurance liability costs for shop sales.
Given these factors it was clear the original intentions of the shop had been overtaken by time and events.
The remaining stock in the Register Club Shop was acquired by the Land Rover Series One Club [LRSOC] who have now restocked the early pattern side entry distributor cap which was originally commissioned by the Register. Details of the LRSOC Club Shop may be found on the LRSOC/LRR Forum at:
A detailed list of LRSOC Shop stock for 80 inch Land Rovers is included in Full Grille from the end of 2017.