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Guinness World Record attempt at Great Billing Off Road Show 2018

Discussion in 'Land Rover Shows' started by yfo866, Nov 18, 2017.

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  1. yfo866

    yfo866 Member

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    Guinness World Record
    Plans are going ahead for the 2018 Billing Off Road Show. We have taken on board all the comments and advice that has been given to us since the summer, and can confirm it is full steam ahead.
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    Land Rover’s 70th Birthday is next year and what better way to celebrate than to attempt to set a world record. The organisers are planning to set a world record for the biggest ever off road Land Rover convoy on the Saturday afternoon of the show.

    For those interested in participating and being recognised by the world's authority on record-breaking achievements, it will cost five of your finest English pounds, but that does include your own unique sticker with the number of your entry. You will still need to pay for a ticket to the show itself, but if you book early online you can save 20% – for more information check out our website.

    So far, just two records of a similar ilk have been set by the Guinness World Records, including 'the Largest Parade of Land Rover/Range Rover vehicles', which featured 516 vehicles and was achieved by LandMania Clube de Portugal in Gouveia, Portugal on 7 September, 2014, and 'the Largest Convoy of Off Road Vehicles', which consisted of 449 vehicles and was organised by Lancelin District Community Association in Australia on 15 October, 2016.
     
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    NorfolkBird Well-Known Member

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    This could be great for a meet up.
     
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    Would be great to have the record held by the birth country.
     
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    Paul D Glass rep for South Yorkshire LZIR Despatch Agent

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    I'm probably on the Glass stand again .. ;)
     
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    This show was great last year,
     
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    Totally agree, looks like a fab weekend. Possibility of a landyzone stand? Well and trult up for this!!!
     
  7. Ed Arrowsmith

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    Hi all, I am one of the organisers of this event. Would be great to have as many of you there as possible!

    Also, would be fab to have a landyzone club stand too if this is something you think would be of interest? If so i can send across a form (no cost and you get some free passes)

    Let me know

    Ed
     
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    This could be interesting... Landyzone took part in this very challenge on a previous occasion. Unfortunately it turned sour and caused quite an argument around various forums/Clubs.

    I might well be there myself if work allows.
     
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    Paid my fiver to join in....:D:D.

    Cheers
     
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    I dont think there even trying. France is much further than the south coast FFS. :rolleyes:

    Far to easy to get to............... :confused:
     
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    thats probably down to the lz representatives rather than the forum as a whole
     
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    edd what is the off road going to be like is it deep ruts ect as I only have a freelander but would like to join in
     
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    Northampton is in the middle of the country

    5 mins from Junction 15 of the M1
     
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    You should be fine in your Freelander, you can bypass all of the major obstacles.

    I would suggest not doing the mud run but everything else is fine.
     
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    Sign up for the world record attempt, numbers are filling up so should be a very special spectacle!
     
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    Traditionally the way to find the official centre of a country is strangely by Land weight.

    If you where able to cut out the UK and it’s islands then balance it on a pin you might be surprised to find the official centre of the UK is in the Trough of Bowland near a place called Dunsop Bridge, Lancashire.

    https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/2014/08/where-is-the-centre-of-great-britain-2/
     
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    Oh - what is the story behind that?!

    Also i was considering going to this anyway - would be nice to do a club thing :)
     
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    Do a se.......... :eek:.
     
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    lol - when it wor..
     
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