They tell us… Gaydon Land Rover Show will celebrate the Range Rover 50th + 1 anniversary when it takes place on the 31 July & 1 August at the British Motor Museum. Now in its seventh year, the popular and dedicated weekend show will showcase hundreds of Land Rovers from 1948 to the present day and is one of the biggest days in the calendar for Land Rover fans and families.
The Range Rover Register will be present to celebrate the 50th anniversary. Visitors can enjoy displays showing how the range was developed over 4 generations. Vehicles will include 1970 Velars, special anniversary models, limited edition models, modified derivatives/emergency vehicle collections plus normal build models from 1970 to the present day.
Well known journalist, Emrys Kirby will host two special technical talks in the Museum workshop all about the 100” Wheelbase Land Rover on the Saturday. There will also be live commentary throughout the weekend talking to some of the clubs and hearing stories behind their cars.
At the centre of the show will be the Arena providing entertainment over the weekend. Dave Barker and Tim Watson will lead an enthusiastic and knowledgeable arena team, providing commentary and inviting owners, restorers, club members and enthusiasts to share their stories.
Tom Caren, Show Manager at the British Motor Museum stated “Last year’s 50th celebrations were postponed so this year we’re looking forward to having a belated birthday celebration! The show is a great day out for all the family with displays, live music, parades and club celebrations and for those wanting to make a weekend of it, camping is also available.”
Visitors can enjoy live music with popular singing trio ‘My Favourite Things’ performing on the Saturday and ‘The Barn-Ettes’ on the Sunday. Children are also invited to come along and display their ‘Mini Me’ vehicles.
Those looking for much sought-after spare parts can browse for merchandise and vehicle parts in the trade area. The Museum and Collections Centre will also be open where visitors can view a wide range of Land Rovers, including the original HUE 166.
Ticket prices are Adults £14.50, Children £9 (5-16 years), Under 5 free, Concessions £12.50. Camping is just £10 per person for one night booked in advance. Anyone wishing to enter their Land Rover into the show can do so for just £9. This also includes entry to the show for the driver and passenger for the weekend. Additional tickets are available to purchase if extra passengers are required.
To find out more about the British Motor Museum and the shows please call 01926 641188 or visit the website at www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/whats-on