With a date booked and a team ready to take the orange back to Solihull the G4s prepared to say farewell to the iconic badge and see how the old girl has changed over the years, or not as the celebration tour proved.
The G4 team included Brian Reynolds a member of the 2006 UK G4 Challenge team, so arrangements had been made to get Brian doing some work on the production line to enable the club to leave their farewell mark. They weren’t able to stick any G4 logos on anything, but as luck would have it they did get the opportunity to apply some heritage badges to the back of a £43,000 orange 110 Adventure special-edition. A similar honour to that recently bestowed upon LRO’s editor, Mike Goodbun, on the two-millionth Defender.
The club’s vice president, Jon Roberts commented, ‘with Brian ready and prepared we approached the work station and, shock horror, by total coincidence, the Orange 110 was just about to come in for its badges. We could not have planned this if we had tried. With the job completed it is satisfying to know we have done our bit, all be it a badge on the back, but the G4s have left their mark.’
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