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Classic And Modern Range Rovers Celebrate The Brand's 50th Anniversary At Goodwood

Land Rover is using the 2020 Goodwood SpeedWeek to celebrate the Range Rover’s 50th birthday with a unique parade of classic and modern SUVs.

Among the vehicles driven on the Goodwood Motor circuit were the Beaver Bullet, the one that broke 27 speed records in 1975, a Trans-American expedition that crossed the Darien Gap in 1971 and the 2004 Greater Manchester police car.

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The pack was led by the 1969 drivable chassis, which allowed engineers to monitor the powertrain and suspension over arduous terrains, making sure that the Range Rover could cope with pretty much everything Mother Nature could throw at it, and also the Range Rover Fifty #1/1970, made this year to celebrate the brand’s anniversary. Other vehicles present included a modified ambulance and even a 6×6 fire engine.

“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 JLR UK’s Managing Director, Rawdon Glover. “Of course, the gathering was aptly marked by the debut of the new Range Rover Fifty limited edition, which epitomizes the design, luxury and capability Range Rover stands for today.”

Having ran the Goodwood course, all 50 vehicles then took part in a dynamic ‘50’ formation that created a moving aerial image, captured with a drone. Prior to the show, all drivers underwent training to navigate and position each vehicle so as to achieve the visual.