LAND ROVER CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF RANGE ROVER AT GOODWOOD SPEEDWEEK

16 October 2020

One of this year’s Goodwood Speedweek highlights was a unique gathering of 50 Range Rovers, as they took part in a parade around Goodwood Motor Circuit to celebrate 50 years of Range Rover.

  • A parade of 50 Range Rovers drove the famous Goodwood Motor Circuit yesterday to celebrate five decades of Range Rover
  • The procession included an eclectic mix of models from all over the country including Range Rover fire engines, expedition vehicles, ambulances, and record breakers
  • Led by two cars, a drivable chassis, used to demonstrate the original Range Rover 4x4 system in the 1970s and the latest Range Rover ‘Fifty’ limited edition model – number 1 of 1970
  • The same 50 Range Rovers were also driven that afternoon to create a dramatic ‘50’ outline which was captured from the air to commemorate the anniversary
  • Goodwood Speedweek takes place this weekend; an event that sees action normally found at Festival of Speed and Revival streamed live online and on ITV
  • The Range Rover 50 Parade and ‘50’ outline will be broadcast on goodwood.com at 15:48 on Friday 16th October

Friday 16th October 2020, Chichester – One of this year’s Goodwood Speedweek highlights was a unique gathering of 50 Range Rovers, as they took part in a parade around Goodwood Motor Circuit to celebrate 50 years of Range Rover.

An eclectic mix of Range Rovers from the last half century formed the parade to commemorate the special anniversary, from original classics to a modified ambulance and a 6x6 fire engine.  The parade was led around the famous circuit by two iconic vehicles: The first, a 1969 drivable chassis, originally developed to allow engineers to monitor suspension and powertrain over rough terrain, ensuring the Range Rover was one of the most capable vehicles of its time.  The second was a brand-new limited edition ‘Range Rover Fifty’, number 1 of 1970, produced specifically to mark this year’s celebrations.

Range Rover 50 – Goodwood SpeedWeek
Range Rover 50 – Goodwood SpeedWeek
Range Rover 50 – Goodwood SpeedWeek

All four generations of Range Rover featured in the convoy and included the Beaver Bullet, which broke 27 speed records in 1985, a Trans-American Expedition example which crossed the all-but-impassable Darien Gap in 1971 and a 2004 example used by Greater Manchester police. 

The same 50 Range Rovers also took part in a  complex dynamic ’50’ formation, creating a spectacular moving aerial image, co-ordinated by professional drivers, and captured with a drone. All 50 vehicles and drivers had to undergo training during the day to precisely navigate and position each vehicle to achieve the one-off visual.

Range Rover 50 – Goodwood SpeedWeek
Range Rover 50 – Goodwood SpeedWeek
Range Rover 50 – Goodwood SpeedWeek

As we continue to celebrate Range Rover’s 50th Anniversary throughout 2020, it has been a pleasure to remind ourselves not only of some of the extraordinary forms that the Range Rover has taken over the years, but also the people and stories behind them. Of course, the gathering was aptly marked by the debut of the new Range Rover Fifty limited edition which epitomises the design, luxury and capability Range Rover stands for today.

I would personally like to express my thanks to the owners and collectors who contributed to the event, helping us celebrate this significant milestone in Range Rover’s heritage.

Rawdon Glover
Jaguar Land Rover UK Managing Director

The limited edition Range Rover Fifty is available to configure at www.landrover.co.uk with a on the road starting price of £111,195.

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Further information

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Kim Palmer

Public Relations Manager, Land Rover UK

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E: kpalmer@landrover.com

 

Mark Griffin

Senior Press Officer, Land Rover UK

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Notes to Editors

Editors’ Note:

About Jaguar Land Rover

 

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques.

At Jaguar Land Rover, we are driven by a desire to deliver class-leading vehicles, which will provide experiences our customers will love, for life. Our products are in demand around the globe. In 2019 Jaguar Land Rover sold 557,706 vehicles in 127 countries.

We support around 260,000 people through our retailer network, suppliers and local businesses. At heart we are a British company, with two major design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities, an Engine Manufacturing Centre and soon to be opened Battery Assembly Centre. We also have vehicle plants in China, Brazil, India, Austria and Slovakia. We have seven technology hubs. In the UK these are based in Manchester, Warwick (NAIC) and London. Globally these are located in Shannon, Ireland, Portland, USA, Budapest, Hungary and Changshu, China.

We have a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles as well as continuing to offer the latest diesel and petrol engines. All new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicle models offer the option of electrification, giving our customers even more choice.

List of vehicles used below:

  • Darien Gap Range Rover – British Trans Americas Expedition Vehicle
  • Ambulance
  • Greater Manchester Police 2 door Range Rover Classic
  • Range Rover LSE
  • Range Rover CSK
  • Bare Drivable Chassis
  • P38a
  • L322 Range Rover Sport
  • L405 Range Rover PHEV
  • P38 Holland and Holland
  • Range Rover Sport SVR
  • Range Rover Velar SVAD
  • Range Rover Evoque (New)
  • Beaver Bullet
  • P38a stretched limo
  • P38 Linley
  • Camel Trophy Range Rover
  • G4 Challenge Range Rover
  • Range Rover Fifty LE
  • Bowler EXR-S
  • 1993 2 Door factory 200TDI
  • Evoque Convertible
  • Range Rover Sport
  • Classic – Tuscan Blue
  • Classic – Masai Red
  • Classic – Bahama Gold
  • Classic – Davos White
  • Range Rover Sport PHEV
  • 1981 Original Vogue
  • L320 Range Rover
  • First production RR – Tuscan Blue
  • 1995 Classic RR Autobiography
  • L538 Evoque 2-door
  • L322 RR from Die Another Day
  • L322 35th Anniversary edition
  • P38a Mobile Office conversion
  • 1984 2-Door Classic – Saudi Arabia car
  • L405 Sentinel
  • Range Rover ‘Velar’ prototype
  • 1977 Dakar Range Rover
  • L405 Pre-Prod engineering assessment
  • 1981 2-door RR Convertible – owned by Roger Taylor
  • 6 x 6 Fire Engine
  • RR Classic
  • Africa tour RR 2002 Vogue
  • 50th Years of Land Rover
  • 6 x 6 vehicle
  • Range Rover Classic Anniversary edition 21/25
  • G4 Challenge Range Rover L320
  • Range Rover Suffix-F