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Doncaster & District Land Rover Club

Doncaster & District Land Rover Club are a friendly family orientated club with a variety of motors and members.

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Camel Trophy Club

Camel Trophy, known as the Olympics of 4×4, was a legendary series of events held between 1980 and 2000. Synonymous with exploration,
adventure and Land Rover, international teams participated in challenges in some of the most exciting places in the world, from the Amazon to
Zaire. Over the years, every model of Land Rover was used in Camel Trophy, from Series III, Range Rover, One Ten, Defender, Discovery and
Freelander, all painted in the distinctive Sandglow yellow livery. Since the final event took place in 2000 it has been the role of Camel Trophy
Club to keep the spirit alive!

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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.

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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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Charlesworth Mouldings

Vehicles from our private collection of classics

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Project Jay

The Land Rover Discovery. 31 years old

In the mid 1980s, a new Land Rover model was being designed under the code name Project Jay, subsequently named Discovery.  At the 1989 Press and Dealer launch in Plymouth there were 86 cars, all with consecutive registration numbers from G451WAC to G537WAC, enthusiast call them “gee-wacks”. (G-WAC)

In 2007, a few owners of these early cars met at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, and formed a group called the Project Jay Preservation Group to find the launch cars and any other Jay of interest. Jays were built from 1989 to 1993, which we know as the ‘200’.  The ‘300’ had the code name Romulus.

The group have found 22 launch cars that are still “alive”; together with several other factory registered G-WACs that were used in the factory demonstration fleet, and as test cars.  The group formed a club in January 2019 and have a website at

Roy Preston, Chairman, Project Jay Preservation Group

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Peterborough Volunteer Fire Brigade

Land Rover 88 inch Forward Control Fire Appliance.

Peterborough Volunteer Fire Brigade is a registered charity, started in 1884. It is a unique organisation under contract to provide fire cover for Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service. We operate as an on-call station but the Members provide their time free of charge.

The 88-inch Forward Control Fire Appliance and the Peterborough Volunteer Fire Brigade

A unique vehicle preserved

 and exhibited by an equally unique organisation

Retaining its original registration number of REG 999, this is one of only four 88-inch Forward Control Fire Appliances built on a Land Rover Series II chassis that were manufactured by Land Rover and converted by Alfred Miles Ltd/Dennis Brothers Ltd. This model is unique in that it is the only one that has been fully maintained to retain its original condition.

Its construction and conversion enabled it to transport fire-fighting equipment across rugged terrain and was intended to be particularly useful in country districts to negotiate fields, ditches and undulating land to reach forest, brush and grass fires.

Manufactured in 1960 by Land Rover, the vehicle was intended for conversion by Alfred Miles Ltd in Brockworth, Cheltenham. Difficult times forced them to sell their fire appliance division, so the conversion was completed by Dennis Brothers Ltd, Guildford, and designated to their ‘M’ series.

The standard Land Rover selections were modified by Alfred Miles to provide eight forward and two reverse speeds in high and low range, with the cab mounted over the engine.

Its main gearbox was remote controlled to Miles’s special design, giving positive selection into any gear and retaining the quality of drive achieved by the Rover Company.

It was fitted with equipment lockers usually found only in the larger type models. A 150 gallon water tank was housed below these compartments, as close as possible to the chassis to ensure a low centre of gravity.

In 1963, the vehicle was purchased and registered by Baker Perkins and spent her life until 1992 as part of the works’ fire brigade at the Baker Perkins factory in Westfield Road, Peterborough.

In 1992, she was presented to the Peterborough Volunteer Fire Brigade when Baker Perkins moved to a new factory.

Vehicle has clocked up only 9,000 miles in her entire life. She is now in full working condition, having been painstakingly restored by the PVFB.

The other three vehicles include a prototype fire appliance, a drop-sided truck and a fire appliance similar to the one in the ownership of the Peterborough Volunteer Fire Brigade. Each has now been located and the PVFB are in touch with their owners. All three are undergoing restoration. The ultimate goal is to get all four vehicles back together again for a public reunion.

Peterborough Volunteer Fire Brigade is also unique as it is the only volunteer fire brigade under contract in the UK. Formed in 1884 by Peterborough city businessmen, the brigade is a registered charity and operates as a private fire brigade under a special contract with the Cambridgeshire Fire Authority, responding to calls as directed from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service to serve the people of Peterborough and the surrounding villages. The brigade effectively operates as an On Call (retained) fire station, except that its members provide their services unpaid.

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Popski’s Private Expeditions

Popski’s Private Expeditions is a group of adventurers that pursue desert expeditions in the old school style, with stripped down, open top Land Rovers and often in search of historical challenges.

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The Land Rover Register 1948/53

The club is dedicated to the research and preservation of all 80” Land rover vehicles. We publish a magazine for our members, who are located worldwide, called Full grille. we welcome everyone with an interest and passion for these adorable and lovely cars.

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Ex Military Land Rover Association

The Ex-Military Land Rover Association was set up with the following aims:
  • Promote the operation, restoration and preservation of ex-Military Land Rovers, and interest in them.
    • Support this aim by promoting events and shows, attending established vehicle shows, and by organising Association meetings for members to socialise and display their vehicles.
    • Provide members with information, advice and assistance concerning ex-Military Land Rovers. Encourage research and accumulation of documents, photographs and other relevant material by the Association.
    • Afford members such benefits and privileges as it may be possible.
    • Operate a club merchandising service to supply items for the benefit of members.