Tuesday, 21 May 2019

A CELEBRATION OF LAND ROVERS PAST AND PRESENT




A CELEBRATION OF LAND ROVERS PAST AND PRESENT


Hundreds of Land Rovers of all ages and permutations will converge on atmospheric Bicester Heritage this weekend (May 25/26) when Land Rover Legends pays homage to that most British of marques. From post-War beginnings to present-day technology, the development of the vehicles and the vast number of roles they have played - and continue to play - in private, commercial and military use will be celebrated at this family-friendly event.
The event sets out to showcase the very best examples, from original vehicles to renovated and restored cars, including prototype and pre-production vehicles, production models, rare conversions, military derivatives, bespoke conversions and much more, from the 1948 Series 1 to the very latest models. With camping also available, a trade village, food court and bars, Saturday evening entertainment, and well-behaved dogs on leads welcome, it’s a fabulous weekend of family entertainment at a unique venue. There’s even the chance to take flight in a vintage Tiger Moth aircraft!
Land Rover Legends is an event for all Land Rovers. The world’s leading Land Rover collection, the Dunsfold Collection, is bringing a range of very special vehicles for display and, in addition to the main exhibits and demonstration vehicles, 20 major Land Rover Clubs have booked display space for the event. Every Land Rover attending - whether with a club or not - will become a part of the show by being displayed in the dedicated forward-parking area that will be set aside to showcase representatives of the marque.
In addition to the fantastic range of very special vehicles on show, Land Rover lovers will find a host of other things to fascinate and tempt them, with top Land Rover restorers, specialists and associated suppliers, plus carefully-selected exhibitors and traders all positioned in and around Bicester Heritage’s magnificent main exhibition hangar - and those who fancy getting a bird’s eye view of all the Land Rover action can take to the skies with a Tiger Moth flying lesson experience.
Advance online discount tickets are still available. Saturday and Two-Day tickets come off sale at 10pm on Friday 24th May. Sunday tickets come off sale at 10pm on Saturday 25th May. Camping packages are available in advance only and come off sale on Thursday 23rd May. Adult advance one-day tickets cost £16 each (£20 on the gate) and advance two-day tickets cost £25 each (£30 on the gate). Each adult ticket to the event also includes a free souvenir programme. Children aged 15 and under are admitted for free.
Star cars on stage
Television presenter, self-confessed petrol head and serious Land Rover enthusiast Mark Evans will take to the stage in the main exhibition hangar at Bicester Heritage to celebrate four Star Cars, each representing a very special milestone in the history of Land Rover. The event places great emphasis on authenticity and originality, and Mark will interview the people behind the star cars’ history. In addition, dozens of vehicles will take part in daily parades to celebrate the Land Rover anniversaries.

National award-winners revealed
The ultimate show for Land Rover connoisseurs, preservationists, restorers and enthusiasts will also see the announcement of the results of the National Land Rover Awards 2019, the winners of which will be chosen at Land Rover Legends. Shortlisted vehicles will be displayed as part of a dedicated indoor exhibition at the Bicester Heritage event where, on Sunday 26 May, a panel of expert judges will select the Winner and Highly Commended entry in each category.

A real family affair - and dogs are invited too!
A love of Land Rovers often seems to run in a family, and Land Rover Legends welcomes all ages of Land Rover fans. There’s plenty to keep younger visitors occupied when they're not making a mental list of the Land Rovers they want to own in the future, with family entertainment including a mobile climbing wall, archery, air rifle shooting and axe throwing. This year, for the first time, canine companions are welcome to attend the event (regardless of whether or not they arrive in a Land Rover!). So there’s no need to leave well-behaved four-legged friends at home; just pop them on a lead and bring them along.

Make a weekend of it
There is still some availability for on-site camping. Campers shouldn’t miss the Saturday evening entertainment in the Airfield Marquee from Beat N Trak DJ Landrover with period dance routines from Old School Rovers and liquid refreshment from The Wriggly Monkey Brewery, which is based at Bicester Heritage.

For more information or to book tickets please visit: www.landroverlegends.com.

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