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Land Rover has launched a limited edition Defender
to coincide with the release of the action-adventure
film Tomb Raider. Whilst lacking the V8 power of the
film version some 250 TD5 powered Defender Tomb
Raider LEs will be produced either as Defender 90
Station Wagon or 110 Double Cab models with every
example produced in Bonatti grey. This special model
went on sale in Dealerships on 6th July.
A new limited edition of Range Rover, the Range
Rover Bordeaux is now available through the Land
Rover Dealer network. There will be 200 produced in
Alveston Red paintwork with colour detailed 18-inch
Pro-Sport alloys. There will be 100 4.0 litre petrol
automatics and 100 2.5 litre diesel automatics. On
the road price is £38,995
GOES TO PINEWOOD
It all began with a phone call from Mike Gould in
the LAND ROVER Press Office, shortly after the
Heritage Motor Centre Run. Mike had received a
request from Carlton T.V. to provide a classic Land
Rover for some filming at Pinewood Studios, and
passed on the request to me. I spoke with the
researcher who was asking for the Land Rover, to get
some idea of what was required. They wanted either a
late Series One or early Series Two and my rusty
geography told me that Pinewood Studios was somewhere
One phone call to Brian and Catriona Crelling, (Bucks-Herts-
North Hants Area Organisers for Series Two Club and
it was arranged they would take their Series Two 88"
"Rag-Top" named "Will" to
Pinewood for filming. The name incidentally, so I am
told, came about because whenever they go to start
they wonder "will it or won't it?"
They spent more than half a day at Pinewood with
presenter Mike Rutherford, filming both inside the
Studios and outside on an off-road track They also
had a the opportunity to have a good look at Land
Rover's latest special edition, the "Tomb Raider
Defender", which also features in the film. The
finished production will appear in Carlton
Television's "Pulling Power" series of
programmes, which examines the great British marques,
such as Land Rover, Mini, M.G. etc. Also in the Land
Rover programme will be scenes filmed at Gaydon, on
Land Rover Marque Day and also at the Dunsfold
On behalf of A.R.C. I would like to thank both the
Series Two Club and particularly Brain and Catriona
for taking on the task at only a few days' notice.
Chris Savidge (Snr) Non-Competitive Clubs Co-ordinator
A.R.C. CLUB EVENTS
Just in case you hadn't heard the Wye and Welsh
Land Rover Club have had to announce the cancellation
of the Baskerville Challenge 2001 (August Bank
Holiday weekend) due to Foot and Mouth Disease and
Midland Rover Owners Club have cancelled the Majors
Memorial Trial to have been held at Eastnor on 8th/9th
September also due to FMD restrictions.
YES IT'S ON BALA 2001 24th
to 27th AUGUST at Llandderfel, Bala, North
Wales - Site Courtesy of Landcraft
The North Wales Land Rover Club has confirmed that
it is optimistic that it will be able to run its
popular interclub weekend at August Bank Holiday.
Planning for the event started long before the
current foot and mouth outbreak began but as things
progressed the situation has become far more serious.
The Club is liasing with all the relevant authorities
and the local community and will not hesitate to
cancel the event if that is what is advised. In order
to assist with event planning and to enable an
accurate risk assessment to be prepared, the Club
would welcome prospective entrants and attendees
contacting the Club.
Subject to foot and mouth requirements, on offer
will be Scenic Drives, a TYRO trial, a CCV Trial, an
RTV Trial, adventure drive, bike trial and a dog show.
The Clubs Information line will be used to announce
any change in the status of this event - 07977 128989.
Please help the Club to gauge the level of entries
by telephoning Event Co-ordinator Alan Brown on 01248
352645 or Event Secretary Suzy McLachlan 01244 547436
(sensible hours only please)
PEAK AND DUKERIES
LAND ROVER CLUB - ECKINGTON 2001
P&D LAND ROVER CLUB are hopeful of being able
to run their well known and well supported Bank
Holiday event at ECKINGTON RTV Trail CCV Trail and
Day and Night Competitive Safaris, subject of course
to the position with foot and mouth disease. The site
for camping overlooks the Peak District National Park.
As we go to press P&D are very hopeful and for
more information and an update either phone Dave
Banner, Competition Sec for P&D on 01773 785980 (sensible
hours only please) or www.pandlrc.fsnet.co.uk
CHANGE OF DATE! CHANGE OF
DATE! CHANGE OF DATE! SOMERSET & WILTS MENDIP
CHALLENGE 2001 - 13th/14th October 2001
Somerset & Wilts ROC cordially invite all A.R.C.
affiliated clubs to join us at West Harptree, located
in the Mendip Hills, Nr, Cheddar, Somerset for a Road
Taxed Vehicle Trial on Saturday 13th October and a
Cross Country Vehicle Trail on 14th October.
Scrutineering from 12.00 pm to 5.00 pm on Friday.
Trials limited to 100 vehicles. Camping available
from Friday 12th October @£5 per unit per night.
Booking forms from John Donovan, Competition
secretary, 7 Campion Close, Thornbury, Bristol, BS12
DISCOVERY OWNERS CLUB
Are pleased to announce an Any Make Off-Road
Driving Day on Saturday 29th September to be held at
Dalton Barracks/Abingdon Airfield on Oxfordshire
sponsored by the Rotary Club of Abingdon Trust Fund.
Novices welcome Non-damaging course Experienced off-road
drivers available to help Several 4x4 dealerships on
site with demonstrators Opportunity to drive around
the Army Driver Training Course in your own vehicle
24-27 BALA 2001 - The North Wales Land Rover Club
- Bala North Wales - see item above for details
24-27 ECKINGTON 2001 - Peak and Dukeries Land
25- 27 STONELEIGH PARK WARWICKSHIRE - THE ALL-ROVER
WEEKEND 25th-27th AUGUST 2001 AT THE "TOWN AND
COUNTRY FESTIVAL" STONELEIGH PARK, WARWICKSHIRE
8 - 9 THE DUNSFOLD COLLECTION OPEN WEEKEND, Alfold
Road, Dunsfold, Surrey. Don't miss this! Saturday 8th
September from 10.00am on. Sunday 9th September from
10.00am to 4.00 pm. Your chance to see many very
rare, prototype and special Land Rovers all gathered
together for this weekend in one place and on view
with regular guided tours of the vehicle line up.
There will be many rare vehicles from 1948 to date
with possibly some "special guest surprises".
This is THE opportunity to see the Collection's 60+
vehicles in one place DLR will offer a limited parts
sale over the weekend. Second-hand parts available
from auto-jumble stalls. Guided tours and talks about
Collection vehicles. Courtesy off-road rides in
Collection vehicles around a dedicated course.
Display of current Land Rover products. Prizes
awarded for various vehicle classes. Various trade
stands including David Mitchell's Land-craft shop.
Recovery demonstrations by the REME display team
Various other demonstrations throughout the weekend
subject to weather conditions. Food available
throughout the weekend. Bar facilities for those
allowed to drink!
In addition there will be a quiz night and BBQ on
the Saturday evening. Pre-booking for the BBQ
essential. Limited camping facilities available. Call
Admission by programme only on sale from the
Dunsfold Collection at the Gate.
Admission £3 per person, children under 10 and
friends with current membership cards free.
Dunsfold Collection +44 (0) 1483 200567, or www.dunsfold.com
22/23rd LONDON to BRIGHTON LAND ROVER RUN -
Organised by South London and Surrey Land Rover Club
- booking details to follow.
29th DISCOVERY OWNERS CLUB - ANY MAKE OFF-ROAD
DRIVING DAY - Dalton Barracks/Abingdon Airfield
Oxfordshire- Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Abingdon
Trust Fund Access via southern entrance near A34
Marcham Interchange (Barrow Road, Shippon).
IMPORTANT - Participation at any competitive event
or show is at your own risk or that of the organisers.
Although the A.R.C. is happy to publicise such events
it does not act as an agent for the organisers.
Statements or opinions expressed in A.R.C. News are
not necessarily those of the A.R.C. Council. You are
advised to obtain independent advice on matters
involving safety, finance or legislation.
This Newsletter is compiled and edited by Paul
Barton, ARC Newsletter Editor, for the Association of
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