We are pleased to announce the launch of our 2018 summer event. This year, ROAV teamed up with 3 of our local Land Rover Club neighbors; Fort Pitt Land Rover Group, Carolina Rover Owners Club (CROC), and the Royal Offroad Vehicle Expeditionary & Recreation Society (ROVERS) to sponsor the "Oxford to America Summer Land Rover Fund Raiser Rally".
This event will take place on June 29-July 1 and will be located at the Chaos Offroad Park (http://chaosoffroadpark.com/) located near Capon Bridge, WVa or about 30 minutes west of Winchester, VA. The cost of each vehicle will be $95. Registration is now open at the ROAV web store: (https://squareup.com/store/roav)
The purpose of this rally (besides to have a little off road fun in the summer) will be to help raise funds for the Oxford To America project. Some of you may already be familiar with the original overland trip undertaken by two teams from Oxford and Cambridge in 1955 where they drove 2 Series I Land Rovers from London to Singapore. The adventure was epic and the subject of books and documentaries for years to come. You can learn a little more about the journey by watching this YouTube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghkshNE4Hig) or check out issue #60 of the Centresteer Podcast (http://centresteer.com/podcast/centr...quartermaster/).
We have been in discussion with the current owner of the original Oxford truck and Tim Slessor, the original driver of the Oxford truck. They are very interested in keeping the Oxford Land Rover traveling and showing it at various events. It has already done events across Europe this past summer and they have a goal of having it reach all 7 continents. We have signed up to help them make this a reality with a 2019 North American Tour. To make this happen, we are hosting this fund raising event to help with shipping and travel expenses and in return we should expect to see it at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Rally (MAR).
We hope to see many of you at this year's Oxford to America Summer Land Rover Fund Raiser Rally!!