At the time the vehicles were making the transition from being 'old Land Rovers' to being 'desirable and collectable old Land Rovers'. Since then growth has been exponential and membership has spread right around the globe. There are currently strong groups in Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Belgium as well as members from Africa, North and South America and other European countries. The club welcomes all Series One owners regardless of whether their Land Rover is modified or standard, rough and ready or concours, on the road or being restored.
The club publishes Legend, its full-colour, 56pp, A4 magazine bimonthly and, being an International club, this is the only regular contact many of the members have with the club. Within Legend are regular sections; Living the Legend which comprises members' photographs, Readers' Tech which helps members keep their Land Rovers on the road as well as letters, news, dates and travel stories, things you'd expect in a Land Rover club magazine.
Following successful events on notable anniversaries of the Land Rover, the club has instituted its own annual rally.
In 2009 it was in Staffordshire.
2010 at Ripon Racecourse in North Yorkshire.
And 2014 will be in Scotland.
These rallies offer a chance for the members to get together and talk, have a say in the running of the club at the AGM, win one of the club's annual trophies and meet Series One-related traders. Next year's rally is likely to be in Dorset.
The club runs schemes to reproduce rare and obsolete parts for the five wheelbases of Land Rover within its remit, namely the 80in, 86in, 88in 107in and 109in Series Ones. Within its ranks however are members who own the rarer derivatives including the 81in military prototype and the Tickford Station Wagon. In the last couple of years the club has been boosted by its excellent website www.lrsoc.com coordinated by Peter Jolly. This asset contains an active forum which has increased communication between members and Internationally. It is also a source of information for those buying and restoring Series One Land Rovers.
Year formed - 1979
No of full members - 2400 worldwide
Affiliations - ALRC & FHBVC
Web Site - http://www.lrsoc.com
Full Membership - £25 UK
4x4 Response Group - No
Club Mag - Legend
Published - Bi-monthly
Annual National Rally
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