The Gaydon Land Rover Show returns in May for 70th celebrations

By Claire Dukes - 6 March 2018

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The Gaydon Land Rover Show returns to the British Motor Museum on May 12 and May 13.

The show, now in its fourth year, will celebrate 70 years of the iconic Land Rover marque with a range of models on display from 1948 to the present day. In addition the show will also celebrate 50 years of the Lightweight Land Rover and aims to highlight the history of Land Rover's development, as well as feature vehicles from rival brands such as the Austin Champ and Austin Gipsy. Diana Tigwell, the compere and commentator, will be here leading an arena team. Together they will provide arena commentary and will invite owners, restorers, top crews from Land Rover motorpsort, club members, alongside the movers and shakers and enthusiasts of the world of Land Rovers to share their stories. 2018 will see the return of the popular ‘Best Dressed’ exhibitor competition with certificates and prizes for the best turned out owners and drivers. VIP Guest Judges will be looking for exhibitors' authenticity and attention to detail to match dress to the age of their vehicle. Visitors are very welcome to join in and can chose an era or personality from any part of Land Rover history. 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 and Dave Barker, will take place again with rounds on both days leading to the grand final on Sunday, to declare the Land Rover Academician of the Year 2018. Clubs, exhibitors and visitors are encouraged to enter in teams of two, and test their knowledge on a selection of carefully chosen quiz questions. Prizes and certificates will be awarded at each round. Retro singing trio 'My Favourite Things' who performed last year, will again perform a variety of live music on the Sunday and invite visitors to join in and sing-a-long. There will also be a trade area with Land Rover merchandise and vehicle parts to help with restoration projects. Visitors will also be able to visit the Museum and Collections centre which is home to a wide range of Land Rovers, including the ever popular original Huey. Tom Caren, Show Manager at the British Motor Museum 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. Clubs wishing to enter vehicles into the show can do so from our website and for those wanting to make a weekend of it, camping is available." Advance ticket prices are: Adults £10, Children £6 (5 to 16 years) under 5 free, Concessions £10. Camping is just £10 per person for one or two or £25 for three or moreoccupants when booked in advance. On the day tickets and camping are more expensive. To find out more about the British Motor Museum, the Gaydon Land Rover Show and this year’s official media partner Classic Land Rover Magazine, visit the website at www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/events or call 01926 641188.

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