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SA Landys in world record bid

2014-02-11 13:53

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT: Local outdoor enthusiasts should head to Vereeniging in May for the annual Landy Festival. This was the 2014 event. Image: LAND ROVER SA:

The South African Land Rover community will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the biggest convoy of Land Rover drivers at the 2014 Landy Festival in May.

The festival will be held over May 10/11 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Soetdoring Vakansieplaas in Vereeniging with the record attempt on the Sunday.

Event organiser Craig Dutton said: "We will be chasing a record set in the UK by a convoy of 349 Land Rovers. The venue is enclosed and the convoy will not be required to drive on any public roads as it was in 2012."

‘BUSH MALL’ EXHIBIT

Dutton said the festival would be a weekend gathering of Land Rover owners and enthusiasts from all over South Africa.

A "bush mall" of exhibitors would showcase Land Rover products and services.

The venue has a 4x4 track offering ascents, descents, soft sand, waterholes, axle twisters and off-camber sections, the use of which will be free to campers.

The event will include a World Wheel-Changing championship, food stalls, a kids' zone and camping facilities.

Day visitors will pay R50/adult , teenagers R25, a2 and younger free.
Main-camp sites  - R150 per adult, R80 per teenager. Field camp - R130/adult, R60/teenager.

Entry into the bush convoy R40 per vehicle.
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