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Dunsfold Collection revs up for Land Rover Show

Published 24 May 2017

Hundreds of Land Rovers will head to Surry next month for this year’s open weekend. Now called the Dunsford Collection Land Rover Show, it’s held at Springbok Estate on the weekend of 10-11 June.

The event is a great chance to see rare, prototype and pre-production Land Rovers from the famous Dunsfold Collection, including an immaculate replica of the brand’s very first model – a 1947 ‘centre-steer’.

Enthusiasts will be able to see all 130 vehicles from the collection. Ten new exhibits will be on show this year, including a prototype of the new Land Rover Discovery Sport and a limited-edition Land Rover Defender Autobiography. Other highlights include concept vehicles, and military originals.

Gary Pusey, director of the Dunsfold Collection, said, ‘The first Open Weekend was held back in 1993, with just 40 vehicles in the collection. However, the event has gone from strength-to-strength and now welcomes thousands of global visitors every other year.

Dunsfold Collection

‘We’ve renamed the event to recognise the significant place it now holds in the classic calendar and look forward to continuing to develop the collection and open the doors to enthusiasts from around the world.’

More than a dozen Land Rover car clubs from across the UK will showcase their own unique examples, with the Freelander Owners’ Club taking the opportunity to celebrate the model’s 20th anniversary with a unique display of vehicles from the past two decades.

The 101 Forward Control Club and Register will be adding to the Collection’s own examples of this rare workhorse, which includes Tail-end Charlie, a beautifully restored vehicle that completed the first west-to-east crossing of the Sahara in 1975. While, the oldest Discovery1 in existence, dating back to 1988, will also be on display.

Advance adult tickets are available from £15 per day or £25 for the weekend, while advance family tickets are available from £36 a day or £60 for the weekend. For further information, visit www.dunsfoldcollection.co.uk/land-rover-show.

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