Land Rover Classic, the arm of the company that restores vintage vehicles and supplies parts for older models, is hosting a drive event at Eastor Castle in Herefordshire, England on November 9, with some of the most special Land Rovers from the company collection available to drive.
Eastnor is the spiritual home of Land Rover, where testing has occurred for most of the company's history. Camel Trophy trials were held here, as have a myriad of other training, press, and launch events over the years. Now, Land Rover Classic is hosting an exclusive driving event for nine enthusiasts, who can take iconic vehicles on these iconic tracks.
The routes driven include the 1970 Range Rover Classic launch off-road run, as well as Gearbox Hill, a testing area that's been in constant use since the 1960s. Other routes will include historic qualifying courses for the Camel Trophy and G4 Challenge.
The vehicles will span the history of the company. At the earliest end is a Series I vehicle restored by Land Rover Classic. Spencer Wilks' Series IIa, the inspiration for the new Defender Works V8 Islay Edition, will be in the fleet -- a rare opportunity to drive Land Rover history. Range Rover Classics, an early Discovery 1, a G4 Challenge Discovery 3, and the latest Trophy Works V8 models are all possible drives as well.
The event includes lunch, and photo documentation by famous Land Rover photographer Nick Dimbleby. It also comes with the opportunity to come back at a future date to tour Land Rover's Classic Works facility and see the collection stored there.
Though not cheap -- the experience is a easter-egged £1,948 -- it's an incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the serious Land Rover dork to drive iconic vehicles at an iconic venue. If you can get to the UK in a few weeks, click here to sign up.
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