Convoy celebrates Land Rover birthday

The convoy of Land Rovers crosses the Lion Bridge in Alnwick. Picture by Andy Cowan
The convoy of Land Rovers crosses the Lion Bridge in Alnwick. Picture by Andy Cowan

A convoy of more than 50 Land Rovers made an impressive sight in north Northumberland this afternoon.

Alnwick-based Land Rover specialist, Mastora, organised the event to mark Land Rover’s 70th birthday.

The Land Rover convoy on the Lion Bridge, Alnwick. Picture by Andy Cowan

The Land Rover convoy on the Lion Bridge, Alnwick. Picture by Andy Cowan

Land Rovers and Range Rovers met at Coquet Industrial Estate, Amble, at 10am and the vehicles drove through Amble, Warkworth, Lesbury and then in to Alnwick.

They did two laps around the town before stopping at Mastora’s base on Greensfield Industrial Estate for tea and cake.

The event was raising money for Mountain Rescue and Forward Assist.

Forward Assist's own 101 Forward Control Land Rover, which serves coffee, and two operational Mountain Rescue vehicles joined the convoy.

The convoy drives through the Hotspur Tower in Alnwick. Picture by Andy Cowan

The convoy drives through the Hotspur Tower in Alnwick. Picture by Andy Cowan

Monday is World Land Rover Day, 70 years since the British icon's debut at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show.