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Little Classics News: 19 October 2015
Land Rover today: Heritage Motor Centre
Land Rover 1953: National Archives of Australia (A1773/1)

Historic Royal Land Rover Confirmed for NEC Motor Show

1953 Land Rover Series 1 royal review

Royal heritage will roll into the NEC for the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show on 13 – 15 November, courtesy of the Heritage Motor Centre.

The Heritage Motor Centre will be taking three of its spectacular cars to the annual Classic Motor Show, including the 1953 Land Rover Series 1 royal review, the first bespoke Royal Land Rover adapted for official use by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on her Commonwealth tour soon after the coronation.

1953 Land Rover Series 1 royal review in 1954 in Australia

To fit with the show’s theme ‘She’s a Beauty’ the Fabulous FAB1 from the Thunderbirds film and the 1965 Alvis Super Graber cabriolet will also join the regal wheels.

HMC staff will be talking about the Museum’s new Collections Centre which opens for preview viewings for 3 weeks in November, before closing temporarily whilst the Museum is refurbished. The Collections Centre will reopen along with the Museum in February 2016 when visitors will be able to enjoy a new museum layout with fresh interpretation and more hands-on interaction. Once both buildings are open, visitors will have nearly 400 historic British cars to view.

You may even have the chance to attend as a VIP for free if you can enter Little Classics’ photo competition, which closes 1st November. Enter at:

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