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LRM’s first auto jumble event of the year was a massive success

LRM’s first event of the year, the 4×4, Land Rover & Vintage Spares Day, held in Feb 2022 at the Malvern showgrounds, was an unprecedented success. It had double the number of trade stands compared with last year’s winter event, while attendance was up by a whopping 100 per cent. The fact that the sun was shining brightly certainly helped the success of the day.

Octane magazine’s Dep Ed Mark Dixon, snaps up an ex-MoD exhaust extractor

Most attendees pre-booked their tickets online which meant a saving of £2.50 per ticket, with the added benefit of no standing in line. Definitely the way to go if you’re thinking of attending any of the four LRM events coming up later this year.

While the first two halls were full of 4x4 and Land Rover bits, the third hall was occupied by the Tractor World Parts & Spares Day traders. Our esteemed editor was spotted in this hall purchasing a vintage Union Jack flag at the Send Her Victorious trade stand. He must be getting ready for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Attendance was up by 100 per cent over last year’s, while trade stand numbers doubled ​​​​​​

The Charlesworth & Son trade stand in the 4x4 and Land Rover Spares hall was a popular one. This family business makes quality switches and knobs for classic Land Rovers. All its goods were neatly displayed in a cleverly converted Sankey trailer, while the family’s Border Terrier puppy also helped to attract people to the stand.

The ‘new kid on the block’ award for the event has to go to Defender Rear Tubs. This relatively new business does exactly what its name implies: it makes quality new rear tubs for Defenders. Who said you can’t build a whole ‘new’ old Defender from bits purchased at one of the LRM events? There’s a challenge for you.

Build a Land Rover or fill your house and garden with memorabilia – there was something for everyone ​​​​​​

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Because of the sunshine, many traders who had booked indoor stands opted for outside ones instead. The Series I Club used the day to sign up new members, while they also had a lovely display of 15 vehicles which proved very popular. Many had their bonnets up with several enthusiasts gathered around to chew the fat and exchange ideas.

These events are all about finding elusive and rare bits for your Land Rover at bargain prices. Octane magazine’s Deputy Editor, Mark Dixon, looked pleased as punch with his purchases. Mark bought an ex-MoD exhaust extractor so that he can run an engine from inside his garage. Plus, he found a cover for the pick-up bed of his Series I 107-inch.

Knobs or the coolest snooker balls ever?

Event founder Mark Woodward and his team must be congratulated for another job very well done. Thanks to the increased number of traders and attendees there were smiling faces everywhere and a fantastic atmosphere.

Our next event is traditionally the most popular of the year, the Newbury 4x4, Land Rover and Vintage Spares Day on Sunday 10 April. Save money and avoid the long lines at the entrance gate by booking your ticket now. It’s going to be Europe’s biggest Land Rover auto jumble and we really hope to see you there – it’ll be a great day out.

To book your pre-admission day visitor tickets or plot at any of these events head to


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