Land Rover’s 70th Anniversary to be Celebrated at this Year’s Show

This 1948 Prototype will be at the show kindly loaned by National Motor Museum Beaulieu

The Marque Feature for the Classic & Supercars Show on Sunday 15th July will be a celebration of ‘Land Rover – 70 Years, 1948-2018’ sponsored by Yeovil Land Rover, Somerset.

The design for the original Land Rover was started in 1947 by Maurice Wilks, chief designer at the Rover Company, and his brother Spencer, managing director of Rover. The early vehicles only came in various shades of light green, as dictated by military surplus supplies of aircraft cockpit paint, and all models until recently featured a sturdy box section ladder-frame chassis.

Nigel Young, Chairman of the Show, comments: “After a hugely successful show last year, and with £130,000 raised for charity over the past four years what could be better for 2018 than to celebrate 70 years of the Land Rover. Land Rovers, for me, signify the best of British and I’m looking forward to seeing the range from 1948 Series ‘1’ to the very latest Range Rovers all on display.”

This prestigious charity event, now in its 15th year, is regarded as one of the premier classic and supercar shows in the South of England. Over 2,000 cars will be exhibited including Vintage, Classic, Rally, Race, Supercars, American, Custom and Hot Rods. There will be over 150 trade, craft and autojumble stands plus a Charterhouse car auction, live music in the catering village, amusements for children and beautiful picnic places in the Castle grounds.

For more information on the show visit www.classic-supercars.co.uk.