Land Rover Legacy Project uncovers classic motoring films
By Luke Hudman
New classic films from the Archives of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust are now available for the first time on DVD. The release of these DVDs is one result of the Land Rover Legacy Project that ended last month. During the past year, the project has involved researching the BMIHT archives, cataloguing material and digitising relevant photographs and films.
The three new DVDs are titled, ‘The Best of Rover in the Fifties’, ‘The Best of Rover in the Sixties’ and ‘Further Adventures of Land Rover’ and are available from the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon, near Warwick or by visiting the on-line shop.
The Land Rover Legacy Project has told the story of the Lode Lane, Solihull factory, its people and products, from 1940 to the present day. The project was undertaken by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (BMIHT), based at the Heritage Motor Centre, with valued support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Jaguar Land Rover and Solihull Libraries.
The project has received enthusiastic support from the local community and a travelling exhibition will continue to tour libraries in the Midlands.