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Historical Record of the

Mid-Atlantic Rally

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1994 - Penlan Farm

Buckingham County, VA

Workhorse of the World - Rally, BBQ, and Storm


We had draft horses at Penlan doing a demonstration dragging logs and such as well as a Series vehicle doing similar stuff. 

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1995 - Penlan Farm

Buckingham County. VA

Built Like a Locomotive


We rented the Buckingham Branch Railroad passenger train. A Land Rover caravan including a 101 from Canada took us all down to the old Penlan Station site where we boarded the train for a ride to a picnic site near the James River catered by the C&O Restaurant.  The train ride included a "train robbery" by the local Tom Mix Rangers group on horseback. The rally included the off road demonstration track at Penlan (including the Gensing Bog and creek crossing), teetertotter and blindfold obstacle course.

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1996 - Penlan Farm

Buckingham County, VA

In the Beginning....


We rented the local drive-in movie theater for a private club showing of "The God's Must Be Crazy". 1950's or Australian Outback attire was encouraged.  We had over 85 LR's filling up the drive in!


1997 - Penlan Farm

Buckingham County, VA

Elegance In The Rough


We decorated the tent in an upscale manner and the evening's entertainment included a jazz band. We had an award for the best creative black tie attire. Fireworks finished off the evening.


1998 - Penlan Farm

Buckingham County, VA

A Dog Day Afternoon


The theme came about partly because we had up until that rally had asked folks not to bring their dogs because we were worried about the pet's safety. We finally gave up the loosing battle and that became the theme. It was to be the last rally where we camped at Penlan. We used Pearl's Pond trails during the day

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1999 - Pearl's Pond

Arvonia, VA

Clan Cudiheagh O’ Usquebeath O'Corn


We had a marching bagpipe band along with single malt whiskey tasting

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2000 - Pearl's Pond

Arvonia, VA

30th Anniversary of the Range Rover


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2002 - Pearl's Pond

Arvonia, VA

Rovers On This Side of the Pond

I think this is the only ROAV T-Shirt with a Freelander on it - and it is front a center.

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2001 - Pearl's Pond

Land Rovers On Safari

Seeking event logo and stories from this event.

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2003 - Pearl's Pond

Arvonia, VA

Seeking theme name or stories from this year's event.

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2004 - Pearl's Pond 

Land Rover Special Vehicles

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2007 - Pearl's Pond 


The theme and logo of this year's MAR was dedicated to the trucks and owners that survived the last two year's of events.

Photo Gallery (Shawn René)

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2005 - Pearl's Pond 

Arvonia, VA

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2006 - Pearl's Pond 

Arvonia, VA

A Virginia Safari


Hurricane Isaac - I think it rained 10 inches over the day on Saturday. 

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2008 - Oak Ridge 

Arrington, VA

Land Rover's 60th Anniversary

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Photo Gallery (Shawn René)

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2009 - Broadus Farm 

Caroline County, VA

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Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock!

This was the year of the Federal government's Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS), colloquially known as "cash for clunkers", program.

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2011 - Willow Hill Farm 

Arvonia, VA

Elegance in the Rough (reboot)

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Photo Gallery (Shawn René)

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2012 - The Cove

Gore, VA

This year, the MAR joined forces with the Conclave hosted by Lucky 8 at The Cove. The club had lost access to land at Pearl's Pond, Willow Hill Farm, and at Broadus Farm. We were on the look out for a new home for the MAR.

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2013 - Wheatland Farm 

Giles County, VA

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ROAV Member Sam Moore granted access to ROAV to use Wheatland Farm as the new home of the MAR.

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2014 - Wheatland Farm 

Giles County, VA

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2015 - Wheatland Farm 

Giles County, VA

A hurricane forecast prevented big top tent from being set up. The Saturday evening activities took place in the Newport Community Center. (Hurricane Joaquin)

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2016 - Wheatland Farm 

Giles County, VA

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Lucky 8 gave a demonstration on vehicle recovery using a donated white Discovery.

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2017 - Wheatland Farm 

Giles County, VA

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2018 - Wheatland Farm 

Giles County, VA

This is the first year of pipeline construction. The weather was good and dry, as well.

Photo Gallery (Photos Courtesy Kevin Smith)

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2019 - Wheatland Farm 

Giles County, VA

In stark contrast to previous MAR events, the weather was extremely dry. Giles County had issued a burn ban for outside fires due to the drought conditions - so no campfires this year. Bill Burke was a featured guest and offered several classes on recovery techniques.

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2020 - Wheatland Farm 

Giles County, VA

The 2020 MAR was held under global pandemic conditions as the COVID-19 virus gripped the world. This was also the year that the ROAV sponsored the Oxford in America Sea to Shining Sea Expedition with the world famous Oxford Rover stopping in at the MAR!

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2021 - Wheatland Farm 

Giles County, VA


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2022 - Little George Rod and Gun Club (Pearl's Pond) 

Buckingham, VA


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