05 February 2020
Its official... Nominations are now open for the National Land Rover Awards 2020, the winners of which will be chosen at Land Rover Legends.
Aimed at preservationists, restorers and enthusiasts, the focus of Land Rover Legends is on authenticity and originality, so if that sounds like your cup of tea make sure you make a note in your diary for June 6-7.
Going by the past events, the awards will attract a strong list of contenders – we don’t envy the judges who will no doubt have a tough job coming to their final decisions. Owners who would like to nominate their cherished Land Rovers for the 2020 National Awards can do so now at landroverlegends.com. Shortlisted vehicles will be invited to be displayed in the main exhibition marquee where, on Sunday a panel of expert judges will select the Winner and Highly Commended entry in each category. There will also be an award for Best Club Display at the event, the Brian Bashall Memorial Award – in memory of the founder of the Dunsfold Collection.
Thruxton Circuit is the new host for 2020’s show, which means a load of added features and activities, with the additional bonus of the event sitting alongside the Thruxton Historic race meeting, which you can watch at no extra charge when you purchase a ticket. Period Land Rovers will be playing their part in the running of the race meeting, such as providing recovery and shuttle services for drivers and officials, and there will even be a Land Rover parade each day on the start/finish line, so be sure to catch the track action.
The show itself will take place in its own area of the historic WW2 airfield that once was RAF Thruxton, and the venue offers extensive visitor facilities, including the new Thruxton Centre, a dedicated campsite, a kart track, a skid pan – and a superb 4x4 course, which will be open throughout the weekend. Visitors can expect all the usual Land Rover Legends show features such as the Star Cars, unique displays, anniversary celebrations, clubs, parades, exhibitors and traders.
One of the delights of the past two Land Rover Legends has been walking around the parking area, spotting the rare and the unexpected. On top of this dedicated parking area for all visitors arriving in a Land Rover, clubs are now invited to register for a reserved plot in the club zone, along with a special ticket offer. Organisers will also be asking for those owners with particularly notable vehicles to apply to join the Legends Line Up display feature.
The 50th anniversary of the Range Rover will be celebrated and represented by a number of Star Cars which will form the centre piece of a panel discussion in the exhibition marquee on both the Saturday and the Sunday, featuring interviews with people closely associated with each of the models, either as development engineers, designers, owners, enthusiasts or preservationists.
Advance discounted tickets are available now, giving you two shows for the price of one! Full details can be found at landroverlegends.com.
LATEST UPDATE: In light of recent developments in the COVID-19 crisis, Motorsport UK (the governing body for motorsport in the UK) has today extended its suspension of all motorsport events until at least June 30.
This means that, sadly, the Thruxton Historic and Land Rover Legends event has been postponed to an alternative date. The Land Rover Legends website (https://www.landroverlegends.com/) and social media channels will be kept up to date with the latest information
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