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A great end to 2016 and what’s on in 2017

A huge thanks to all who turned out for our end of year “Cold turkey” play day at Mannington. We had a great turnout, and a grand time was had by almost everyone – we’re not sure if the guys stuck in the ice-cold pond were having fun or not, but it looks like they were providing entertainment for those stood on dry land!

Here’s just a couple of the many photos from the day which are already up on our Facebook group:

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So with 2017 just a few days away, here’s a couple of dates for your shiny new calendar:

The January Club Social is Thursday 5th January.

The next event is a green lane day on 22nd January – please get in touch with Dan Thain either via our Facebook group or the contact form to book a place.

Mannington Playday 27th December – Christmas Special

Its almost Christmas and that means lots of fun, beer, crazy last minute shopping, and rushing around to see family. If you fancy a bit of a break and some time away from the Christmas craziness, come along to our Mannington Playday and enjoy a few hours of off road fun!


Delays processing membership / renewals

It’s that time of year, and our membership secretary is incredibly busy (some lame excuse about rennovating a house) so if you are waiting for a membership application or renewal to be processed please be patient – it WILL get done!

If you’re planning on attending our post-Christmas play-day and your membership card has expired or you haven’t had one yet, please just contact us ASAP and we can make sure your name is on our list.


We’re Land Rover Monthly’s Club Of The Month!

We’re club of the month in the January 2017 issue of LRM Magazine, here’s a sneak peek:

Shire LRC Feature in LRM

Thanks to Kimberley and Gary Clark for writing the article and David Lang and Teresa Brown for the photos!

Shire member Daan Schreuders also gets his own feature with his excellent Series 3 Hybrid in the December issue of LRO magazine.

Mannington Play Day Halloween Special

On Sunday 23rd October we are holding a Halloween Special Play Day at Mannington.

For an added bit of fun we are running a competition for the best dressed truck with the best truck receiving a prize.


Check out the event page for more details.

Newbury 4×4 & Vintage Spares Day

We will be having a club stand at October’s Newbury 4×4 and Vintage Spares Day.

Newbury is the Largest Land Rover Autojumble in Europe plus large Vintage Spares Section alongside, over 800 plus traders usually attend!

For anyone wishing to come along into the event to sell, the Shire convoy will be meeting at Sutton Scotney Services on the A34 at 7:30am, leaving at 8:00am. Tickets need to be purchased in advance to ensure we are all together in the event.
If you are not selling you are still welcome to join us in convoy but gates don’t open until 10:00am for buyers.
If you are joining the convoy please let Gary know by email at
Look forward to seeing you all there!
Checkout our Events page for more details.

Seven Sisters 2016

There are days to go but it’s not too late to join us for our second Seven Sisters event.

“Seven Sisters,  a weekend of action packed off roading and green laning at one of the biggest sites in the UK. Seven Sisters is a family friendly site suitable for all ages, all trucks and all drivers regardless of experience.”

Best of all It’s only £99 for the weekend!!

As a major highlight for the September event we are once again running a night driving event on the Saturday night! We close the site a bit early on Saturday afternoon to allow everyone time to return to the base for a while, then head back to the site once the sun has set to give everyone the unique experience of off-roading in the dark!


Night Time @ Walters Arena

This year we are holding a BBQ Banquet, which will be a wonderful way for members to come together to discuss the day so far, and get to know one another. If this is something you would be interested in tickets can be purchased alongside your event booking. Check out our website for full details.

Camping is also available at nearby Dan yr Ogof showcaves which can be booked alongside your ticket.

For 2016 we are allowing non-road-legal vehicles to attend our Seven Sisters events, subject to the Shire Land Rover Club rules. If you have any doubts or questions about bringing your vehicle please contact us well in advance and we will be able to advise.

Get your tickets here:

Tracks Across the Field 2016

We have recently been approached by the organisers of “Tracks Across the Field” which is a Vintage tractor working weekend in Froxfield, Petersfield on the 20th & 21st August.

The weekend displays and exhibits approximately 100-120 tractors over the weekend.
They also have a large field with horse ploughing, horticultural machines, beer tent and trade stands and much more for the whole family to enjoy.

Shire Land Rover Club will be on display all weekend and members are welcome to join us, either during the day, or for the camping as well.
Non-members are welcome to come along, join or re-join the club, and get stuck in! This will also give you another opportunity to purchase your club merchandise and stickers!

The event is located in Froxfield, Hampshire, just opposite the Trooper Inn Pub (GU32 1BD)

If you are interested in coming along to join in the club display please contact us.

Simply Land Rover Show @ Beaulieu

Shire Land Rover Club organised a convoy of members to take part in “Simply Land Rover Show” at Beaulieu Motor Museum.

The event was very successful for the club, we recruited several new members and spread the word about our fantastic club, plus it was brilliant day in the sunshine!

Roll on next weekend for the “Tracks Across the Field” show!

Members raising money for charity

The Shire Land Rover Club supports the Hampshire & Isle Of Wight Air Ambulance as our “nominated” charity, but there are also individual members raising money for charity, we’d love you to show your support for them:

First off, our long-standing club treasurer Henry has had his amazing beard for 40 years, but is offering to shave it off if we can raise £1000 to be shared equally between the Royal British Legion and The West of England School for Blind Children (WESC).

Have a look at his daughter’s campaign for a clean-shaven Henry here:

Secondly,  Shire LRC member Daan and some friends have decided to enter the Croatia Trophy 2016, running from 27th of April until May 5th. They are raising money for Cancer Research UK. They have chosen this charity because Mark, Daan’s co driver, lost his mother at the age of 17 to cancer, and exactly 1 year ago, Daan’s uncle Herman passed away having lost the battle with it. We can all think of examples in our family, friends colleagues etc.

Their just giving page is here – please show your support:


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