Founded in 1998, The Downeast Land Rover Club was the brainchild of John Cassidy, Bangor, ME, who sought to bring the state's Land Rover enthusiasts together in an informal organization.
An avid offroad driver, John organized rallys in the Costigan, ME region, taking enthusiasts to places few outside of the region had seen. Members came from Maine and other New England states, as well as New York and New Jersey.
John's energies later turned to his professional rally team, Last Ditch Racing. His legacy continued through his active support for Land Rover activities in Maine.
In 2009, Carey Knaus, an emigre from Pennsylvania and a technician at East Coast Rover, sought to energize the club scene again in Maine and led the revival of the Downeast Land Rover Club.
Events to Date:
-In January, 2010, the group met up in Topsham, ME, at the home of the Seadog Brewery, and committed itself to enjoy the company of other Rover owners and to seek opportunities to visit interesting regions of the state.
-In February, 2010, the club organized a Shop Day in Lincolnville, ME, where enthusiasts could work on maitenance and enhancement projects on their Rovers.
-In February, 2010, many club members attended and enjoyed The Maine Winter Romp in Unity.
-March 20, 2010 - The CELRC met at the boat shop of Doug Foster, Knox Road, Bar Harbor, ME, for a shop day on MDI
- May - August, 2010 - The club held several off road trail rides throughout southern and northern Maine.
-October 24, 2010 - The club enjoyed a day of conversation, food and spirits at the Sea Dog Tavern in Topsham.
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Read all about in Behind the Steering Wheel, Rovers Magazine, March/April 2010. The next column will be posted here prior to publication.