The Club was established in 1983, when around sixty Rover enthusiasts responded to a newspaper advertisement and met in Mt Lawley. Doug Lyons and Trevor Ward, the two men understood to have conceived the idea of forming a club, became the inaugural President and Secretary.
An earlier club, the Rover Classic Sports Register, catered for models up to the P3 only and had become defunct by the mid 1970s. Some of its former members joined the new club at the inaugural meeting, thereby providing a firm foundation of experience on which to build.
Very early on the club adopted a constitution and became incorporated to give impetus to its main aim of assisting Rover owners and enthusiasts to preserve the cars, enjoy their use and keep the famous marque alive in Western Australia.
The WAROC held its first national Rove in Perth in 1992 and held a very successful second Rove in September 2004, celebrating 100 years of Rover cars. 2016 saw our third national Rove being held in Busselton, ably hosted by our South West Branch.
In 2001, a branch of the Club was formed in the south-west of WA to cater for the significant number of keen Rover and Land Rover enthusiasts in the area.