Since leaving Hong Kong on June 9th, a team of 16 Land Rovers has covered more than 9000 miles in all weathers and terrains, journeying through mainland China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and France before reaching the UK.
On July 18 the Lode Lane facility at Solihull played host to the 45 adventurers as they made a pilgrimage to the plant where their vehicles were manufactured.
Land Rover Manufacturing Manager, Joe McNamara, welcomed the vehicles to the factory and paid tribute to their owners. He said, ‘It is a pleasure to welcome these vehicles home to Solihull, and to meet their intrepid drivers and passengers, who are undertaking such a challenging and gruelling journey. But they have certainly chosen the right vehicles for the trip.’
After a short break in London, the next stage will take the team through southern Europe and on to North Africa. At the end of this month they will return to mainland Europe, where some vehicles will be shipped back to Hong Kong while the remainder go to Halifax, Canada. From there the expedition will loop south to New York and Washington DC before heading west to Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Driving north to Vancouver, they will then be shipped to Tinjan in China for the penultimate leg of their expedition, and stop at Wuzhou to see the new Chinese Land Rover Experience centre. They aim to return to Hong Kong on September 24.