Monday, 2 September 2013

Eastnor Land Rover Show 24th/25th August.

Friday morning dawned bright and clear, so with the caravan on the drive I was able to prepare it ready for or trip to Eastnor, which is less than an hour away from home.  This is a very different trip for us as there is no electric hook up.
Lizzie had a blood test in the morning, so that dealt with I loaded the Freelander2 with all the Landy Town stuff and off we went. Out through Wickwar and onto the M5 heading north. That was a mistake as the motorway was very busy in both directions. Only two junctions to go and we came off at Gloucester.

We soon arrived at Eastnor Castle site.  Last year we were on a very sloping site, this year we were in the next field which was flat. It was also very dry, unlike last year when it was a sea of mud.
The showground with Eastnor Castle in the background

Ian and Tina hda arrived first and we pitched in front of them. We were next to Manckester Land Rover Club, and Robert and Cathy were pitched beside us.

An evening of setting up the club stand and socialising followed.
Our Stand 

The show was open on Saturday and Sunday, and despite an iffy weather forecast everything went wel and it stayed fine.  There were a fair few visitors between 10.00am and 3.00pm. The arena had plenty going on, all Land Rover based, unlike other shows
Denty turned up on the Saturday evening and provided information for all of us.

Here follows a few of my highlights of the show!

Robert takes his Range Rover on the Twist off.

A replica of the original Centre steer Land Rover.
HUE.  One of the most famous Series 1's

Looks like fun to drive!

The show finished on Sunday evening, but we all stayed on until the Monday when we cleared up and left for home.

When we got home we had to totally empty the caravan, ready for it to for service the following morning.
We had intended crossing to France on the Thursday for a month, but with Lizzie having to have some hospital treatment that has had to be delayed for a while.

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