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FREE GIFT WITH ALL WEEKEND CAMPING TICKETS

Purchase your weekend camping tickets for the Gathering before the end of May and receive a FREE Classic Land Rover Gathering insulated travel mug

Mugs to be collected from the Gathering.

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Guest Speaker confirmed as Bob Ives, Camel Trophy winner

During the 1980s, the Camel Trophy, an adventure journey and competition started to become well known to British 4×4 enthusiasts especially when the first British team entered in 1986 when the event took place in Australia’s Northern Territory. There were British teams in the annual event from then on and in 1989 the Camel Trophy took place in the Amazon Basin of Brazil. It was here that the efforts of British brothers Bob and Joe Ives – farmers from Hampshire – struck gold when the duo won the Camel Trophy after the gruelling weeks of the event.

This first and only British victory in the so-called ‘Olympics of 4×4’ made headline news around the world and later earned the Ives brothers the prestigious Seagrave Trophy for “victory in the off-road marathon the Camel Trophy, with its 1,062-mile route through the Brazilian rainforest from Alta Floresta to Manaus.”

Classic Land Rover magazine is enormously pleased that Bob Ives will be talking about his Camel experiences at the CLR Gathering this year and will be displaying the brothers’ actual event-winning 110 Land Rover.

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Display of rare Cuthbertson Vehicles

Cuthbertson Tracked Land Rover Conversions

The idea of converting the 4×4 Land Rover to a full-track crawler was tried with some success by J.A.Cuthbertson Ltd of Biggar, Scotland during the 1950s and 1960s. The conversion comprised a sublime that carried the bogies and tracks and four toothed sprockets that bolted to the driven hubs on the Land Rover axles. These then drove the endless tracks that ran around bogies on a separate subframe on which the Land Rover was mounted. The width of the tracks lowered ground pressure significantly and enabled the machine to cross very boggy ground without becoming stuck. The first conversion was based on a Series One and later versions on 88 and 109in Series II/IIAs. The RAF used some 88in versions for bomb disposal duties in marshy conditions but relatively few of either wheelbase were made and even fewer survive.

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1-Ton 109″Land-Rovers 1968-77

The 1-Ton Register was formed in 2006 to keep track of the surviving 1-Ton Land Rovers, and to offer advice and support to owners.

The main focus is the register itself, which lists the technical details of the surviving vehicles, as well as their owners. So far (Spring 2021) there are around 90 vehicles recorded as surviving, with more coming through every so often. The 1-Ton Register is not a club in the conventional sense as there are no fees and no monthly newsletter. It is simply a contact and advice point.

Most of the clubs activity takes place on the 900 club forum, a forum for owners and enthusiasts of 1-Ton and forward control Land Rovers. The Register undertakes research work into the 1-Ton model to try and find out more about its origins, and also the uses of the vehicles when produced. We try to attend Land Rover shows throughout the year to display surviving vehicles.

www.onetonlandrovers.co.uk

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Leafers Overland

Old Skool  Series Campers – factory conversions by Carawagon and Dormobile, and campers built to the owners spec. Designed to go round the block or round the world – the supermarket or the Sahara, the school run or The Silk Road. Come and have a chat and a brew, between us we’ve got some fanciful tales to tell…like the last time JohnH was in Timbuktu….

Land Rover S2A Carawagon

TOL – The Old Lady…- the ‘Lady Sopwith-Pilkington’ round the world barn find – reunited with its third owner for the second time, now with a revived engine and gearbox plus new brakes all round and an elevating roof built to last 

Land Rover 2a Dormobile 2.6L Station Wagon

‘Barney’ was abandoned for 14 years, until the trees growing through her threatened to destroy her completely. Rebuilt over 2 years, she has since travel extensively through Europe, Corsica and Morocco

Land Rover S3 LWB Hardtop

Plenty of room for all the camping gear in this 109…plus the occasional greyhound or two

Land Rover Series 2A LWB Hardtop 

First registered in May 1964 and with two owners from new it was purchased by my father in 1974…At the time it was fitted with a 2.2BMC diesel engine which was a popular conversion in the 70s. Reliable but a bad starter, the engine was underpowered and slow. The original chassis was in a poor state of repair and had to be replaced after 6 months although it was barely 10 years old. That second chassis has now been replaced with a galvanised one along with a galvanised bulkhead and front panel. The BMC2.2 engine has been replaced with a Discovery 200Tdi and an Ashcroft hi-ratio transfer box conversion fitted which returns around 35mpg……Fitted out as an occasional camper, the bed can be removed to retain use of the cargo area. In the finishing stages of a 12 month restoration after being stood for 20 years, just some minor work has to be completed…Only 3000 miles covered since rebuild. If any questions, please ask at my office, at the back of the Land Rover

Land Rover Series 2A ‘Hybrid’, fitted with a Dormobile elevating roof

This Land Rover has travelled extensively round Europe from the Czech Republic to Portugal, including a brief visit to Corsica and not forgetting a trip round Australia

Land Rover Series 2a SWB

Ex-Military 66EK90 First used/registered in 1963/4 Army FFR usage and no distinctions in any way sadly. Chassis No:24113283B – Full canvas tilt/ Colour Light Stone Gloss. Petrol 2.25 5 bearing block, Turner Engineering Stage 3 head. Webber carb. Ashcroft transmission ‘Hi-Ratio’ Gearbox, Stainless Steel replica Fuel tank, parabolics etc. We have owned it since 1995 when it was in need of lots of TLC – a little bit of chassis welding, plenty of fixing! – used regularly along with ongoing repairs etc – replacement block due to the original 3 bearing engine throwing a piston through the side of the block. Later 5 bearing ex-military fitted. Finally failed an MOT in 2006 with major Chassis work required. It stood idle for about 6 years – connected new battery, tipped a bit of fuel down the carb – started second time. Clutch was freed up and it sort of drove!…2012-2014 Complete rebuild with New Galvanised Chassis, Refurbed and Galvanised Bulkhead and Radiator Panel., new brake lines, master and slave cylunders etc, fully rewired with ‘Fuses and Relays’. Rear custom racking and cage through the canvas tilt for a Roof-rack. It has been rebuilt for our needs and purposes – a comfortable ride with plenty of usb outlets, sound deadening for normal-ish conversation and maximising sensible storage within the confines of a small vehicle just in time for its 50th
Anniversary Morocco Adventure – always an ongoing project to ensure it stays ‘fit for purpose’, we’re just happy that it gets us where we want to go

Land Rover Series 3 109 Stealth Camper

Rebuilt over a period of several years by a Mercedes Factory Engineer.…… Powered by a 200 Tdi engine with a 19J turbo, mated to a reconditioned gearbox with an Ashcroft Hi ratio transfer box . Fitted with an elevating roof, sofa bed and internal storage. Insulated and soundproofed throughout. A comfortable drive especially with the addition of PAS

Land Rover Series 2a 109 Carawagon

Factory conversion camper, 4 berth. Partially restored in 2011 and used regularly for camps, trips and shows

Land Rover Series 3 109 5 door Carawagon

Factory conversion camper, 4 berth. Restored in 2011 for a trip to Morocco. Used regularly for camps, trips and shows

Land Rover Series 2a 109 Carawagon

Factory conversion, 4 berth. Restored in 2010 prior to a trip to Morocco. Used regularly for camps trips and shows
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Daily Dog Show sponsored by Redmoon Overland Equipment

The Dog Show will run on both Saturday and Sunday, again kindly sponsored by Redmoon Overland Equipment.

Our judge this year will be Seniz Reyhan, from All Angels

Est in 2008, All Angels offer Dog training & Behaviour, specialising in aggression.  Working with all breeds but specialising in large and Bull breeds, from puppy groups to one to one sessions.

Also dog walking, Uk based pet transport and Raw pet foods.

In 2019 Seniz qualified as a canine hydrotherapist and opened a brand-new centre in Holbeach, with an underwater treadmill, treating many conditions from Hip and elbow dysplasia to Arthritis in all breeds. 

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The Military Vehicle Trust

We are the world’s largest military vehicle club and the only charity dedicated to the conservation of ex-military vehicles and so keeping our mechanical veterans alive.

Our members look after and restore a wide range of ex-military vehicles with origins in both the UK and overseas and from pre-World War One to the present day. They include the well-known jeep, tanks, transporters, lorries, ambulances, cars, Land Rovers, motorbikes, and even the humble folding push bike.

LOCAL AREAS -There is a network of 33 local MVT areas throughout the country, where like-minded people meet up, enjoy the hobby and offer mutual support to one another. They organise meetings, social events, road runs and events and many are active on social media.

EDUCATION -MVT members pay particular attention to the authenticity of vehicles, equipment and displays. Our events are of educational value for members of the public and we try to ensure that the younger generations are aware of our heritage and the debt we owe to all branches of the armed forces. All members are proud of the standard of their vehicles and this is reflected in the frequent requests for them for film and TV work.

EVENTS –The MVT and its members attend and organise a variety of shows both big and small across the U.K.,

We owe a debt of gratitude to all who fought for us, and still serve in the armed forces, so we can be free today.

You can contact the MVT by  Email or telephone  using our call handling service Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm.  0333 321 8977 or email: memsec@mvt.org.uk Website: www.mvt.org.uk

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Charlesworth Mouldings

Vehicles from our private collection of classics

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Land Rover Series 1, 1952 Model – Electric Conversion

Clive Wright has successfully added an electric conversion to a 1952 Series 1 Land Rover and will be at the Gathering to explain how this was achieved.