Sat 10th & Sun 11th June 2017
What a glorious weekend in the sunny Surrey countryside! Our Show this year was undoubtedly our biggest and best yet, and thank you for attending. If you were unable to join us, please watch this space for details of our next Show, or visit us on our stand at one of other of the motoring events we attend each year - details are posted on our 'News' pages. We will also be posting features on the Show that appear in the press, and you can find these on the 'In the Media' page.
This year, we had over 130 Collection vehicles on display and almost twice that number were presented on the twenty Club stands. The weather was superb for the whole weekend, and the Land Rovers in the dedicated car park were a mini-show all by themselves. A brand-new, pre-production example of the Range Rover Velar was on display throughout the weekend, and certainly attracted a great deal of attention.
Mark Evans chose the winner of the 'Best in Show' award, which he presented to the Land Rover Optional Equipment Collection, for their superbly-restored Series IIa 109 inch with a factory-approved Harrier backhoe by AirDrive. Commenting on his choice, Mark said ‘I was delighted to find this wonderful IIa with the backhoe. The team have done an excellent job of restoring it over the last three years, and it was tremendous to see it being demonstrated. It was a worthy winner!’
The newly-launched 'Brian Bashall Memorial Award', which will be presented annually to individuals, groups, companies, clubs or other entities that have made significant contributions to the preservation of Land Rover history and heritage, was presented to the Houben family from Holland. For the very few of you that haven’t heard their name before, the Houbens are respected throughout the world for their knowledge of the marque, their wonderful collection of Land Rover vehicles and their excellent restorations.
The VIP marquee for Friends of the Collection proved very popular, and our ever-helpful volunteers served tea, coffee, sandwiches and cakes throughout the weekend. As we often say, we could not stage our Show without the support of the volunteers from among the Friends, and we are extremely grateful to them for giving up their time before, during and after the Show.
We were especially honoured when the Defender 50th Owners’ Club & Vehicle Register presented us with a donation of £1,000 and we are delighted to add them to the Wall of Fame as a Gold Supporter.
We are grateful to photographer Nick Dimbleby for the wonderful photographs in the Show Gallery.