Best of  Land  Rover

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Best of Land Rover

BMIHT Reference Number:

Code: A153466

The Best 4x4xFifty (1999) - 38 minutes
World Adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes explores 50 years of Land Rover history and development. From the beaches of Anglesey to the world stage, from simple farmer’s best friend to global explorer, from the first spartan models to the luxury Range Rover, this film portrays the Land Rover story in a very personal fashion. Including interviews with many of the people who were instrumental in making Land Rover a world-wide success, along with rare archive footage and home movies from the Wilks family.

Mid Snow and Ice (c1950) - 3 minutes
A short Australian film showing Land Rovers being used in rugged conditions during the construction of the Snowy River hydro-electric project.

Rover Review (1955) - 8 minutes
A newsreel-style presentation of short Land Rover stories, featuring the first Land Rovers Owner’s Club rally at Solihull, Land Rovers at the Golden Jubilee of the AA, and a tour of the factory with some Turkish visitors.

Anything You Can Do (1956)
- 20 minutes
A demonstration of the extraordinary versatility of the Series 1 Land Rover and its many possible applications.

Rover - Pacific Review (1955) - 4 minutes
A rare newsreel from New Zealand showing the Land Rover at work and play.

Overland to Singapore (1956) - 13 minutes
A film record of the Oxford & Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition from Solihull to Singapore using two Land Rover 86 inch Station Wagons.

Ready For Anything (1957)
- 11 minutes
The launch of the new diesel engine with more displays of Land Rover’s adaptability.

Total running time 90 minutes approximately

(c) British Motor Industry Heritage Trust