World record attempt set for Billing Off Road Show next weekend
The annual show at Billing is set to smash Germany’s record Land Rover line-up, which currently stands at 632 vehicles
To celebrate the momentous 70th anniversary of the Land Rover, Billing Off Road Show organisers are determined to beat a recent Land Rover convoy World Record set in Germany on May 30 this year.
Land Rover Monthly magazine has partnered with the Billing Off Road Show to bring the record home to the country proud for inventing the Land Rover, determined to beat the 632-vehicle benchmark set recently in Bad Kissingen.
‘Land Rover turns 70 in 2018 and we wanted to do something really special to celebrate this milestone. What could be better than setting a World Record in your own Land Rover for the Largest Parade of Land Rovers?’ said Sarah Arrowsmith, organiser of the Billing Off Road Show.
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To ensure their record attempt is considered official, participating vehicles are required to keep within two car lengths of one another, with the parade exceeding two miles in length and all drivers refraining from taking toilet breaks during the record attempt. Each vehicle must proudly display a Land Rover badge to qualify, with owners of eligible vehicles encouraged to join in and take part.
‘This is a momentous year for Land Rover as they turn 70. We want to celebrate it by bringing the record back to Great Britain. We are calling on all Land Rover owners to help us smash the German-held record.’ declared Patrick Cruywagen, Editor of Land Rover Monthly.
The weekend-long event takes place between June 30 and July 1, and plans to celebrate the launch of the iconic vehicle, originally unveiled at the Amsterdam Motor Show on April 30, 1948. Visitors will have the opportunity to drive the famed off-road tracks in their Land Rover’s, as well as take part in the legendary mud run.
Individuals wanting to participate in the record attempt must register on the day for a £5 fee. The cost guarantees participants a plaque to display on their vehicle as a memento.
More details about the World Record attempt can be found here.