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Range Rover 50th anniversary celebration - Goodwood 2020

A parade of 50 Range Rovers has taken place at Goodwood Motor Circuit to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Range Rover.

The procession included an eclectic mix of models from all over the country including Range Rover fire engines, expedition vehicles, ambulances, and record breakers.

Range Rover 50th anniversary celebration - Goodwood 2020

It was led by two cars, a drivable chassis, used to demonstrate the original Range Rover 4×4 system in the 1970s and the latest Range Rover ‘Fifty’ limited edition model – number 1 of 1970.

All four generations of Range Rover featured in the convoy and included the Beaver Bullet, which broke 27 speed records in 1985, a Trans-American Expedition example which crossed the all-but-impassable Darien Gap in 1971 and a 2004 example used by Greater Manchester police.

The same 50 Range Rovers were also driven that afternoon to create a dramatic ‘50’ outline which was captured from the air to commemorate the anniversary.

Range Rover 50th anniversary celebration - Goodwood 2020

“As we continue to celebrate Range Rover’s 50th Anniversary throughout 2020, it has been a pleasure to remind ourselves not only of some of the extraordinary forms that the Range Rover has taken over the years, but also the people and stories behind them, said Rawdon Glover, Jaguar Land Rover UK Managing Director.

“Of course, the gathering was aptly marked by the debut of the new Range Rover Fifty limited edition which epitomises the design, luxury and capability Range Rover stands for today.”

Original Range Rover and the new Range Rover Fifty

The 50 special Range Rovers featured:

  • Darien Gap Range Rover – British Trans Americas Expedition Vehicle
  • Ambulance
  • Greater Manchester Police 2 door Range Rover Classic
  • Range Rover LSE
  • Range Rover CSK
  • Bare Drivable Chassis
  • P38a
  • L322 Range Rover Sport
  • L405 Range Rover PHEV
  • P38 Holland and Holland
  • Range Rover Sport SVR
  • Range Rover Velar SVAD
  • Range Rover Evoque (New)
  • Beaver Bullet
  • P38a stretched limo
  • P38 Linley
  • Camel Trophy Range Rover
  • G4 Challenge Range Rover
  • Range Rover Fifty LE
  • Bowler EXR-S
  • 1993 2 Door factory 200TDI
  • Evoque Convertible
  • Range Rover Sport
  • Classic – Tuscan Blue
  • Classic – Masai Red
  • Classic – Bahama Gold
  • Classic – Davos White
  • Range Rover Sport PHEV
  • 1981 Original Vogue
  • L320 Range Rover
  • First production RR – Tuscan Blue
  • 1995 Classic RR Autobiography
  • L538 Evoque 2-door
  • L322 RR from Die Another Day
  • L322 35th Anniversary edition
  • P38a Mobile Office conversion
  • 1984 2-Door Classic – Saudi Arabia car
  • L405 Sentinel
  • Range Rover ‘Velar’ prototype
  • 1977 Dakar Range Rover
  • L405 Pre-Prod engineering assessment
  • 1981 2-door RR Convertible – owned by Roger Taylor
  • 6 x 6 Fire Engine
  • RR Classic
  • Africa tour RR 2002 Vogue
  • 50th Years of Land Rover
  • 6 x 6 vehicle
  • Range Rover Classic Anniversary edition 21/25
  • G4 Challenge Range Rover L320
  • Range Rover Suffix-F

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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