The Heritage Motor Centre (HMC) in Gaydon is to hold a special exhibition of royal cars to mark The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The display will be the centrepiece of a week of activities in which children will be encouraged to come dressed as queens, kings, princes and princesses and join in with crown and bunting making. HMC will also be lighting a beacon to mark The Queen's reign on Monday 4 June.
The Royal Cars exhibition will run from 2-10 June showcasing a number of royal vehicles including a 1983 Land Rover One Ten station wagon, one of the first One Tens and The Queen’s private car. It was used on her estates at Sandringham and Balmoral but taken out of service in 2001 and donated to HMC. This will be the first public viewing of the car since the Golden Jubilee.
Also on display will be an open-topped 1954 Series One Land Rover, the first of the bespoke royal Land Rovers and known as ‘State IV’. The body was especially designed with a rear platform from which its passengers could view the crowds. The vehicle was part of a fleet that The Queen and Prince Philip took on a six month tour of the Commonwealth after the coronation.
Visitors will also be able to see a 1958 Series II Land-Rover, a 1968 Vanden Plas Princess limousine and a 1971 Rover Saloon that was the personal property of The Queen.
To find out more information please visit the website at www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk. click here for Heritage Motor Centre
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