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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.