Invicta Land Rover Club is a friendly family orientated club which meets monthly and has a wide range of members of all ages.
The club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at:
'THE DOG AND DUCK INN'
CT 3 1JB
These casual meetings start at 8.00pm
Members often enjoy great food from as early as 7.00pm
Donations for the raffle are gratefully received, in aid of the Air Ambulance
Children and Dogs are also welcome.
We regularly attend car shows throughout the summer months, as well as organising different off-road, on-road and green-lane 'driving days' throughout the year.
The club's chosen charity is:
8 Year Total: £3941.12
Invicta Land Rover Club has been raising money for the Air Ambulance for many years now. We do this in a whole variety of ways; from charity raffles at club meetings to charity fundraising pots and enlisting the help of 'Kermit the Frog' to sell things at car shows.
The Tim Letley Memorial Cup
After the very sad loss of our son Tim in March 2016, long time club member Charlie Thorn donated a wonderful cup in his memory and suggested that the family should decide how it should be awarded.
Everybody who knew Tim would know that he would do anything for anybody at any time, now we have all heard this said of people but with Tim it was so true.
We as his family did not realise how many people he had helped over the years because he was such a quiet man who would just get on with helping folk and not say a word (or take payment except for a cuppa) and we did not find out how true this was until people started telling us after he had gone, it did not matter if you had only just met him or been a mate for a long time.
So we decided that to honour his life the cup should go to the person who has helped others in the same vain as Tim.
Members can make their nominations throughout the year by giving the name of the club member and a brief reason why, put in on a slip and place in into the box, then in May the box will be opened and Tim’s family will go through them and decide the most deserving to award the cup to and they will hold the cup for the next year.
This Year's Winner: Richard Francis - 2019
"This year’s winner is somebody who embraces the truest values of what our Tim was all about. There to help anybody and everybody but not once seeking thanks or reward and usually disappearing into the background once the job is done.
This person is there with advice, help or even a natter and a cup of tea if that is what is needed, and we all know how important tea is to Landrover owners!
He, yes I said he… was a great friend of our son and like Tim he is going to probably hate this moment as Tim would never ever seek the limelight.
So with the maximum of embarrassment and a very large round of applause please put your hands together for the 2019 winner of the “Tim Cup” --- Mr Richard Francis….".
The Founder of the Club
The club was founded in the late 1980s by Clem Lee (right).
(Left - Charlie Thorn, a member of the Invicta Land Rover Club who's articles can often be found in the 'Land Rover Monthly' magazines).
His car history is as follows: (in his own words)
"My first LR was a 1973 standard issue 88" series 3 to which I fitted a winch.
I then got my first 1952 -80" series 1 which I stripped to renovate. At that time I fitted a new (re-con) standard engine in time to attend the LR. 50th. anniversary celebration at Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire.
I then got the 88" series 1 [pictured], already fitted with a LR V 8. To this I transferred the winch and converted to LPG.
I then sold the Series 3 which went off to Spain.
Later I bought a standard 1987 -90" with V 8. The winch transferred with internal and external control and high level air intake fitted, also the LPG.
Sadly, with my going abroad all these had to go. The early
series went up North, the series 3 to Spain and the 90" back to Surrey
where it came from.
Hope this is of some interest. Ken."