The first Discovery birthday party was held in 2009 when a group of owners met on the Hoe to celebrate the vehicle’s twentieth birthday. For the twenty first birthday in October 2010 it was decided to recreate the 1989 press launch and follow the same two day itinerary, this year the aim is to make it the biggest and best birthday bash to date with the following itinerary.
Saturday morning: The Discoverys line up on Plymouth Hoe for a photo shoot.
At 1 o‘clock, they head towards the Mount Edgcumbe estate via the Torpoint ferry, with a stop-over en-route in the only lay-by in south east Cornwall big enough for more than fifty Land Rovers.
At Mount Edgcumbe, there will be an opportunity to have a look around the grounds, and then at around 16.00 there is a Deer Park drive.
Saturday evening is a Social/ Raffle/Charity Auction and meal, always a very pleasant part of the event.
Sunday morning: Owners meet up at Tesco, Lee Mill, and set off for the Steam Railway Station at Buckfastleigh. It was here during the original launch that a Discovery was driven on the tracks pulling a train!
At 14.00 all move off in a convoy for the hour long drive over the moor to the Two Bridges Hotel, where, on arrival, Devon Cream Teas are ready in the lounge before members head off home.
As momentum picks up for the event and raffle prizes are being accumulated from sponsors a very enticing prize has been announced, a one-off custom Superwich, care of www.superwinch.co.uk/. The long list of prizes currently include; an Alive tuning remap, a Disco One Safe-T-Pedal from Shire Fabrications and from JGS4x4 a Discovery One snorkel and a compressor.