Classic Land Rover Display
29 January 2016 saw the very last production Land Rover Defender roll off the line, victim of modern pollution and safety requirements.
GWCT Scottish Game Fair in 2015 recognised the end of that iconic vehicle by displaying twenty classic and modern Land Rovers, making the public aware of the long history of the marque.
The story started with the Second World War ‘Willy’s Jeep’ which had given the idea of a similar rugged four-wheel drive British vehicle to Maurice Wilkes, the post-war technical director of the Rover car company, who used one on his property in Anglesey. Thus, the first Series 1 Land Rover appeared at the Amsterdam Motor Show in April 1948, and the name Land Rover can still be seen today. not only in fields and hills all over the world but also gracing the streets and leafy suburbs of the city.
So, after 70 years the story goes on, and is told again at this year’s Game Fair where you can see classic examples of the Jeep, Series 1 Land Rover, Series 11, 11A,111, Defender and many more. Come along and be part of the history!