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Range Rover and Land Rover Day at Gaydon

land_rover_runThe Heritage Motor Centre, home to the world's largest collection of British cars, is to host a special celebratory weekend for Land Rovers and Range Rovers. The weekend, which takes place from 1 - 3 May, will feature the annual Heritage Land Rover Show and celebrate both the Range Rovers 40th anniversary and the launch of the new Land Rover Experience at the HMC. Thousands of enthusiasts and club members will congregate at the HMC to enjoy a host of exciting events and activities over the three days.
On Saturday 1 May, the ‘Range Rover Register’ will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Britain’s most iconic 4 x 4 model. Celebrations will include the chance to watch Range Rover footage from 1970 onwards throughout the day in the cinema. Geof Miler, a former Project Engineer at Land Rover will talk about the development of the model and its launch in 1970. Plus visitors will have the opportunity to ride in Range Rovers on the Land Rover Experience in return for a donation which will go towards the ‘Range Rover Register’, Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and the Red Cross. A “tailgate” sale will also take place offering visitors the chance to purchase goods.
On Sunday 2 May, two Heritage Runs, one for Classic Land Rovers and one for Range Rovers will take place from Lode Lane in Solihull to Gaydon arriving from 11am. The runs will feature around 150 cars and is an amazing spectacle to see. The day will also feature numerous Land Rover Club stands with the Chris Savidge Award presented for Best Club stand. Trade stands will also be selling Land Rover parts and accessories. Visitors will be able to enjoy a series of talks on Land Rover related topics and Ian Cook, the radical Auto Artist, will be drawing up some magic with his remote controlled painting - as seen on BBC’s Top Gear and Blue Peter. Slaughter House brewery will be selling bottles of Range Rover 40th Celebration Ale at the bar.
On Monday 3 May, a “Boot 4 BEN” car boot sale will take place with proceeds being donated to the ‘Motor and Allied Trades Benevolent Fund’.
Emma Rawlinson, Events Executive at the Heritage Motor Centre stated “We’re delighted to be hosting this special weekend to celebrate these fantastic models. The weekend is an absolute must for Land Rover and Range Rover enthusiasts and is expected to attract thousands of visitors from all over the world. For many the Land Rover Heritage Show is the highlight on the events calendar and a definite date in the diary for anyone who loves these famous iconic models”.
The show will be open from 10am – 5pm. General admission prices for each day are £9 in advance or £11 on the day for adults, £8 in advance or £10 on the day for concessions, £8 in advance or £10 on the day for children aged 5 – 16. Under 5’s are admitted free of charge. An advance family ticket costs £28 or £38 on the day and admits 2 adults and 3 children. A group ticket for 12 or more costs £7 (advance ticket only).
Visitors can make a weekend of it with a special camping and show entrance offer of just £46 for a family (family entrance ticket £28 & 3 nights camping £18 when purchased in advance). Those that purchase their tickets in advance for the Sunday show also gain access to the museum on Saturday.
Advance tickets or camping can be purchased by phoning the new ticket hotline on 01926 287728 Monday – Friday from 9:30am – 5pm. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased on-line at