A number of classic Land Rover enthusiasts are all set to embark on an historic challenge in an effort to raise money for the MS Society on Saturday 15th May 2010. Departing the Kent Life grounds in Maidstone, Kent, 35 vehicle entries will be taking part in the drive which involves driving through Kent, crossing the channel by ferry and driving to Le Touquet in France before turning round and returning. The convoy of classic Land Rovers will be driving the route to proudly display the cars but more importantly to try and raise some funds for the MS Society. As part of the event, the convoy includes some very special Land Rovers which includes a pre-production Land Rover used at the 1948 Motor Show and was used to actually help launch Land Rover as a company. This same vehicle was then used by the BBC as a support vehicle in 1988 as part of an expedition to the Arctic Circle. The charity run has been open for all types of Land Rovers produced before 1975 and is certain to turn heads along the way.
One of the event organiser's Peter Wales commented, 'We're really looking forward to taking up the challenge. It won't be easy, especially with many of the cars being quite old, but if ever there was a reliable and robust car it is the Land Rover. To have so many Land Rover enthusiasts taking part, especially with historic stories behind them is marvellous. The main aim of the event though is to try and raise some funds for the MS Society. Multiple Sclerosis affects over 100,000 people around the country and the work the MS Society do is invaluable. We'd like to think that by doing this challenge we can help them in some small way and we have all been collecting sponsorship as part of our preparations.' For further information email event organiser Peter Wales at firstname.lastname@example.org