Leap in your Land Rover to break a world record

  • The Land Rover community is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the biggest convoy of the vehicles, by gathering 500 Land Rovers to raise money for Help for Heroes on Easter weekend.

    The world’s oldest Land Rover, 1949-manufactured HUE 166, will lead the convoy, and bidding for a seat in the car has already reached £200.

    Nearly two hundred Land Rovers have registered to take part since booking opened in January. There can be a maximum of 525.

    The existing convoy record of 260 Land Rovers was set by McGuigan Motorsport at Towcester Racecourse on 18 April 2004.

    The Convoy for Heroes event takes place on 23-24 April, starting at Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire. The convoy will leave at 1pm on 24 April.

    Entry for the convoy itself is £20 and you will also need a visitor pass for the weekend, which costs £12, or £8 for a child.

    This includes free entry to the Heritage Motor Centre museum, which houses a working replica of the first car ever made and James Bond’s car from Quantum of Solace.

    To bid for a seat in HUE 166, email: c4h_organisers@btinternet.com. The auction closes at 6pm on 20 April.

    For more information, visit www.convoy4heroes.org.uk

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