Landie owners set to smash record for heroes

| 13 Oct 2011

Owners of Britain’s favourite off-road vehicle are planning on breaking their existing record for the longest Land-Rover convoy by creating a line of 1000 Landies next year.Convoy for Heroes set a Guinness World Record earlier this year when it arranged for 348 examples to drive around the Heritage Motor Centre’s test track at Gaydon on 24 April, beating the previous record of 260 at an event in Towcester in 2004.The enthusiast group  – which raised £15,000 for the Help for Heroes charity this year – is organising the new record attempt at Prestwold Hall in Leicestershire over the 2012 Easter weekend (7-8 April). It will again raise funds for Help for Heroes, which supports the UK's armed forces.Organiser Patrick Stoner is upbeat about the group’s chances: “This year we were victims of our own success as we had to close the booking at 350 vehicles – there simply wasn’t enough room to accommodate more, and a lot of people were disappointed. “The move to Prestwold Hall, a much bigger location, means that we won’t have to turn anyone away and that we will have room to grow in future years because, we hope, Convoy for Heroes becomes a fixture in the Land-Rover events calendar.”See Convoy for Heroes if you want to take part or support the record attempt.