A field of Heroes, the legend that is the Camel Trophy, past winners and historic vehicle owners, and the project mobility team and 4×4 aftermarket industry have pulled together to support Project Mobility. On the May Bank Holiday (29-31 2010) Project Mobility is hosting the ultimate weekend of camping and fun in a field near Basingstoke. It's open to everyone and will be a weekend of fun and events including Greenlaning Expeditions – Grab a Roadbook and head out, Team Building Events, Driver Training – Talks, Seminars and Top Tips, Winch Training – Demonstrations and Talks from specialists, The Legend that is Camel Trophy – winners and crew, The 'Disable your Driving' Challenge, Events for kids and fun experiences – under parental supervision, Fire Pit BBQ (Sat and Sun evenings) , a Land Rover Coffee Stand and the Mammouth Auction - some amazing bits of kit to be bargained for!
The charge will be £20 per person for camping pitch (excluding kids under 16) and this covers the provision of toilets, hot water and shower on site for the weekend. The Banquet BBQ will be £5pp on Saturday and £5pp on Sunday night (kids eat free) and there will be a £1 charge for breakfast on Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning (again kids eat free), there will be a Bar in which you can grab some very cheap booze! So that's £33 PER PERSON (Kids go free) for a cracking weekend! The camp opens on Saturday 29th May at 10am and closes on Monday 31st May at 4pm. There will be Special Project Mobility Merchandise for the event available at the event as well as some selected traders and the Camel Trophy Owners Club Shop. The Camel Trophy Event Photographer Lee Farrant and his team will be snapping away to provide some fantastic memories for all at this event. The event is open to Land Rover Owners, Project Mobility members and users only.
Project Mobility is a organisation set up to provide advice, equipment and vehicle preparation of specialist Land Rovers for amputees caused as a result of recent conflict or service. This event will raise essential funds for the next build vehicle and you will have a chance to find out more about what Project Mobility does. You can find out more at www.projectmobility4×4.org, and book your pitch, these can only be booked in advance.
Project Mobility aims to help and assist MOD servicemen and women to open doors to the outside by fitting out Land Rovers for driving by amputee driving, enabling on and off-road driving experiences, expeditions and events. Aimed mainly at amputees who have lost legs, Project Mobility will provide training, vehicles and financial support for family breaks and holidays utilising these specially-equipped vehicles. Project Mobility will work with LANTRA to develop an amputee training module and enable and empower amputees to drive specialised vehicles and grasp a better understanding of driving 4×4 vehicles and allow them to gain confidence and qualifications to LANTRA standards to open up career choices. Also to create a rehabilitation workshop for those Engineers or infantrymen who wish to learn new skills within a workshop environment and work on and learn to maintain these specialist vehicles. This could be a experience placement, part of rehabilitation or even for those leaving the MOD a potential job proposition. Experience, to also work with the 4×4 clubs around the UK to offer respite / experience days and weekends, utilising the goodwill of the 4×4 community, and be able to offer Hedley Court users green-laning days, off-road racing experiences and camping weekends, using the network of 4×4 clubs to provide round the year events. Project Mobility is adapting its first project, a 110 Defender County Station Wagon to be driven by double-amputees, injured in Afghanistan and beyond. Until four months ago, Project Mobility was just an idea, but on November 30, one of the team tragically lost both legs when an Improvised Explosive Device was detonated. Suddenly, the team of Land Rover enthusiasts and servicemen were exposed to the full impact, emotional and physical, of such injuries. In response to almost overwhelming demand from amputees and injured servicemen who want to get behind the wheel of a Land Rover and be as mobile as possible, Project Mobility is pressing on with the development of MOB1, its first test-bed vehicle that will be suitable for double amputees, able-bodied and non-able-bodied drivers. Their ambition is to have a fleet of 12 adapted Land Rovers by the end of the year. Project Mobility has already received vital support from: Allmakes 4x4 Ltd, Exmoor Trim James French, Mammouth 4x4 Trading Ltd, SuperPro, John Craddocks Ltd,Camel Trophy Owners Club, Land Rover Coffee, Land Rovers UK and the MOD’s rehabilitation centre, Hedley Court. Fully equipped vehicles, designed for Long Distance driving to be built for regiments, starting with the Coldstream Guards after the blueprint vehicle has been built, tried and tested by Ben Hilton (double leg amputee). Ben will be testing kit, accessibility and new drivetrains for us, and will also be our first person to work with David Lovejoy (LANTRA Assessor) on the new modules and driving techniques.
www.projectmobility4x4.org or click here for Project Mobility