Last weekend saw the first Land Rover Legends at Bicester Heritage event, marking the 70th anniversary of this iconic British brand. As Daddy P has been a Land Rover Discovery owner for years I knew he’d love to have a look around on his day off. So that’s exactly what we did on Sunday, we live close by, so we always walk to events at Bicester Heritage, but free on site parking is also available.
I don’t think either of us could be classed as a Land Rover connoisseur but Daddy P is most definitely an enthusiast and we were all interested to see what the event entailed. It’s possible to save money on tickets by buying them online in advance, and kids under the age of 13 are free anyway.
We arrived just after Land Rover Legends at Bicester Heritage opened on Sunday morning and headed straight to the Land Rover Experience area so Daddy P could enjoy a free trip around the course. We did try to persuade my eight year old son to come along for the ride, but he wanted to watch his Dad from the safety of the tarmac.
Land Rover Legends at Bicester Heritage celebrates the Land Rover through the years, not just the shiny new one that Daddy P got to enjoy, but ones with a bit of history behind them too.
Land Rover Classic and the Dunford Collection had vehicles on display in the main hangar spanning the 70 year life of the brand. My son loved looking at all the different vehicles and spotting the differences from one to the next.
We got to listen to Dr Mark Evans talk to Adam Bennett who was responsible for bringing the Oxford blue landie back from St Helena, that had taken part in the 1956 adventure from London to Singapore and back. It was quite fascinating to hear what the vehicle had been through. We also heard from brothers, Bob and Joe Ives who won the 1989 Camel Trophy, the only time an English team won the endurance race.