The Land Rover and Range Rover Weekly 15
In this week’s round-up of all things Land Rover and Range Rover, Eastnor Castle celebrates its 50th birthday with an eclectic range of vehicles, Richard Hopkins of Scrapheap Challenge donates a Discovery to a worthy cause and watch the Range Rover Evoque tackle tough terrain.
This week, we wished Eastnor Castle Happy Birthday as the estate reached the grand age of 50 years old. To celebrate, we gathered an eclectic range of vehicles, all of which came to existence thanks to the development work carried out on the tough, challenging terrain which makes up the Eastnor estate. Vehicles included an original Range Rover, Land Rover 129-inch wheelbase pick-up, a CB40 Freelander test mule, a Camel Trophy Land Rover 110, the new Range Rover Evoque. Below are some photos that Road and Track took of the day.
Whilst on the topic of Eastnor Castle, take a look at this video of the Range Rover Evoque making light work of the challenging grounds on three wheels.
We were delighted to hear that Richard Hopkins of Scrapheap Challenge fame and owner of 4×4 Driving School has generously donated a Land Rover Discovery to Daniel Sencier’s Romanian expedition for prostate cancer. Daniel Sencier, a mature student from Penrith and recovered cancer victim, along with fellow students will be taking the Discovery to Romania in May next year to film a wildlife documentary. He also aims to raise awareness of prostate cancer by forging links between the Prostate Cancer Charity and its sister charity in Romania. We wish him and the team the best of luck. You can follow his progress on his blog.
Finally, we’d like to end this blog on a festive note, so here’s a great photo from Chris Instone of the Shropshire Land Rovers. Remember, if you have any Land Rover stories or photos you’d like to share, e-mail us at uk.landrover (at) googlemail.com to get featured in our weekly round-up.