Drew Brown, from the Old Leafsprung Land Rovers forum, has asked us to point out that the forum's members are again hosting the annual 'Leafers at t'Pit' event in West Yorkshire. For the past few years, the ‘Leafers at t’Pit’ event at the National Coalmining Museum, Caphouse Colliery, Wakefield has taken place, with 2010 being no exception. The event is an opportunity for Land-Rovers of a ‘leaf-sprung only’ variety to congregate and demonstrate to the general public that utility vehicles of over 60 years of age are still occupying a valid place on the roads. With some of the oldest Series1 models, right up to Stage-One V8 examples, plus Series 2, 2a, 2a and 2b FC, Series 3 and military brands like Lightweight AP, 101 FC and even SAS ‘Pinkies’ standing on show, a great swathe of the history of Lode Lane production has stood proud together, for the general public to see.
Being hosted by the ‘Old Leaf-sprung Land-Rover (OLLR) forum over the week-end of 19th 20th June, simple visiting to the show, as with the NCM itself, is free of charge. However, a charge of £3 is payable for vehicles wishing to show, with all monies being returned to the museum itself, that it may continue to provide free entry in its efforts of educating visitors of a hugely important aspect of British industrial history. As with previous years, prizes will be awarded for the finest examples of the various models on display, as well as other categories deemed creditable. However, whilst all are welcome to visit, it is to be stressed that Land-Rovers to be shown are of a pre 90/110, 'leaf-spring only' variety. Autojumblers and traders are welcome but will be charged £20 per pitch.??www.leafersatpit.org.uk
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