British Motor Museum To Host Range Rover 50th Anniversary Show

The British Motor Museum in Gaydon, near Royal Leamington Spa, is to host a Land Rover show to celebrate Range Rover’s 50th anniversary. The anniversary was actually last year, but the show had to be postponed due to the pandemic, the Leamington Spa Courier reports.

This year’s show will take place on the weekend of July 31 and August 1, and hundreds of Land Rovers from 1948 to the present day will be on display. Among the showcased vehicles will be limited edition models, modified derivatives and emergency vehicle collections, 1970 Velars, and special anniversary and normal models from 1970 to the present day.

Tom Caren, show manager at the British Motor Museum said: “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.”

The show will include two technical talks on the Saturday hosted by journalist Emrys Kirby in the museum workshop, which will focus on the topic of the 100” Wheelbase Land Rover. There will be an area for displays and entertainment throughout the weekend, plus live commentary featuring clubs and stories about individual vehicles.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy live music from singing trio My Favourite Things on Saturday, and The Barn-Ettes on Sunday. It will be a family occasion, and camping will be available for those who want to experience the whole weekend. Children will be encouraged to bring their ‘mini-me’ vehicles.

There will be merchandise stalls selling sought-after spare parts, and the museums and collections centre will be open, where a wide range of Land Rovers including the HUE 166 will be displayed. To find out more information and purchase tickets, visit the British Motor Museum website.

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