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Gaydon Show to celebrate 70 years of Land Rover

Published 06 March 2018

The Gaydon Land Rover Show returns to the British Motor Museum on the 12-13 May to celebrate 70 years of the iconic marque. The show, which is now in its fourth year, promises a huge range of models on display from 1948 to the present day.

This year’s event will also mark 50 years of the Lightweight Land Rover and aims to highlight the history of Land Rover's development, as well as featuring rival vehicles such as the Austin Champ and Austin Gipsy.

In the arena, there will be interviews with owners, restorers, motorsport crews, and club members, giving enthusiasts the chance to share their stories.

And the 2018 event will see the return of the ‘best dressed’ exhibitor competition with certificates and prizes for the best turned out owners and drivers. Judges will be looking for exhibitors' authenticity and attention to detail to match dress to the age of their vehicle. And, of course, visitors are encouraged to join in.

There will be a special parade through the arena for children to showcase their vintage and modern mini Land Rovers. The fiercely competitive Land Rover team quiz, hosted by motoring journalist and quiz master, Dave Barker, will include rounds on both days before a grand final on Sunday. Clubs, exhibitors and visitors are encouraged to enter in teams of two to test their knowledge.

Away from the action, retro singing trio My Favourite Things, will perform a variety of live music on the Sunday and invite visitors to join in and sing along to some well-known songs. There will also be a trade area with Land Rover merchandise and vehicle parts for those with a project on the go. Visitors will also be able to visit the museum and collections centre which is home to a wide range of Land Rovers.

Tom Caren, British Motor Museum show manager, said, ‘The Gaydon Land Rover Show is an absolute must for fans that want to come along and help celebrate 70 years of this iconic marque.

‘We’re expecting thousands of enthusiasts and club members to enjoy a great family day out. Along with fabulous displays, live music, parades and club celebrations, the atmosphere at the show is second to none.’

Advance ticket prices are: adults £10, children £6 (5-16 years, under-fives go free, and concessions £10. To find out more about the British Motor Museum, the Gaydon Land Rover Show visit: www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk.

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