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For love of your Landy: Book now for classic SA off-road fest

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Nothing says “off-road” better than the best-loved four-(and six)-wheeler vehicle of them all, the Land Rover – and especially their older generation – the Series 1, 2 & 3 and other leaf spring-suspended Land Rovers.

BRING A FRIEND ALONG: Not only are children also welcome – bring your favourite mascot, too. Image: Supplied

The annual Land Rover (LR) Classic will again host the LR Series Fest of 2020 – this year over a long weekend from Friday April 24 to Monday April 27, sponsored by Leimer’s Land Rover, but once again at the Rust de Winter All-Wheel Drive Club’s terrain north-east of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.


The LR Series Fest will open to all other Landys and all Land Rover fanatics, ”the original conquerors of the wild” for a weekend of Landy fun in the sun! Join them for a camping weekend of games and festivities from Friday-Monday morning for only R750 per camping site for two adults. Day visitors R150 per vehicle – click here for more information.

Series Land Rover owners will have a designated Series camping area to rub shoulders, compare, enjoy, and do some serious Series talk around the campfire.


Preliminary programme:

Friday April 24 2020
Arrival for all Series vehicles, other campers, visitors and exhibitors.
Late afternoon meet-and-greet and chat around the central campfire.

Saturday April 25 2020
Exhibitor stalls open at 7:30am.
8am start for Series Land Rover Games – Land Rover Series (all leaf-spring Landys) only. 8.30 Convoy line-up for Games departure.

The Series Games will start with an Adventure Route through natural and man-made obstacles. Not a vehicle destroyer; challenging, but not too difficult.
Fun Games en route that will involve the driver and co-driver (spectators and day visitors welcome).

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Back at the exhibit arena after lunch – fun activities, among them “start with crank handle”.  It’s a timed event, promising great fun for all competitors and spectators.
Saturday evening – live entertainment. Join us around the central campfire.

WHO NEEDS DIGITAL? Give the old-fashioned dials some smiles. Image: Supplied

Sunday April 26 2020
Land Rover Owners’ Club adventure outride and playground, obstacle course, and mountain 4×4 adventure open to all Land Rovers.
Radio-controlled 4×4 models on purpose-built track.

NOT THE REAL THING! There will be an obstacle course for model Land Rovers. Image: Supplied

Sunday evening
Prize giving – Loads of prizes and lucky draws
Many activities will be available throughout the weekend: chauffeured Series Land Rover rides, games, food stalls, swimming-pool, play area for youngster.

The exhibitor arena will be open right through the weekend. Please visit our exhibitors for all their products and service offerings.

Entrance fees
Series Land Rover vehicle entry for Series Games: R500 per vehicle that includes once-off memorabilia, T-shirts and goody-bag.
Weekend camping: R750 per stand for two adults for three nights; additional campers R150pp (pre-school children free, maximum four people per stand). No part-weekend fee.
Day visitors: R150 per vehicle (unlimited occupants).

The event is expected to attract a huge entry so interested Series owners should book early.


LOVE YOUR LANDY: Every classic Land Rover loves tough conditions but a little tender loving care – and a sunscreen – are always appreciated. Image: Supplied

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