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.
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
Land Rover 2a Dormobile 2.6L Station Wagon
Land Rover S3 LWB Hardtop
Land Rover Series 2A LWB Hardtop
Land Rover Series 2A ‘Hybrid’, fitted with a Dormobile elevating roof
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 www.pjpg.co.uk
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.
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.
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.
Now in our 41st year, we are a family friendly club who welcomes all vehicles from full military spec to personalised ones. We enjoy getting together at shows to display our vehicles and are happy to chat about them and help in any way we can.
Come and see us, you can be sure of a warm welcome.
The Land Rover Series One Club was formed in 1979 by three enthusiasts for those interested in early Land Rovers, it has since grown to be the largest Land Rover club in the world now with over 3,000 members across the globe.
We publish a bimonthly magazine, Legend, its contents include photographs, historical and technical information as well as forthcoming events.
The Club’s website (www.lrsoc.com) contains Land Rover Technical bulletins, past editions of the club magazine and the world’s largest web based collection of Series One photographs. Our extremely active forum, provides a point of contact for members from all over the world
We can supply extensive range of original and remanufactured parts and also have appointed technical officers who specialise in particular models and can offer expert help.
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