Kelmarsh is a one-stop shop for any Land Rover enthusiasts requirements with exhibitors covering all areas of interest and specialities. Thousands of Land Rovers to look at and enjoy; products, equipment and services to browse through and savour and action-packed arena events.
Thousands of Land Rovers and Club Displays, bigger and better Jam Packed main arena action, ranging from all-action demonstration laps, off-road demonstration challenges and a number of technical challenges - plus a daily competition with the winner getting the opportunity to be a passenger in one of the vehicles over our main arena obstacle course!
Kelmarsh Land Rover Show What's On
Our off road course has been upgraded and is now situated just seven minutes up the road at the superb Avalanche 4x4 off road centre. The Avalanche Adventure tough terrain track comprises hard and soft ground, steep inclines, shallow and deep water, side slopes, axle twisters and an extreme wooded section. In fact, there is every type of terrain you are ever likely to come across. Vince Cobley and his experienced Protrax team will be on hand to make sure your experience is nothing else then excellent with suitable vehicles granted access to the extreme wooded section at no extra cost. It gets better – thrill seekers will also be able to book onto extreme activities that are available to book on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Anyone interested would need to give the centre a call to book in on 01858 880613.
1 Hour Quad Bike Safari- minimum of 2 people is £45.00 per person
50 Sporting Clay Shoot- minimum of 2 people is £50.00 per person
Gemini Race Buggies- minimum of 4 people is £45.00 per person
DTV Shredders- minimum of 2 people is £45.00 per person.
Don’t miss out book your off road session now for just £10. Click here to book.
Children and young adults can experience driving a real mini monster truck for themselves around our designated course.
We have teamed up with the UK’s Monster Truck National teams and have replicated your favourite trucks to experience and drive first hand. Take a ride on Big Pete, The Grim Reaper, Swamp Thing, Slingshot or PodZilla at Kelmarsh Land Rover Show 2018!
Go Off Road
Mini Land Rover Display
NEW for 2018: Kelmarsh Land Rover Show will see a new addition of a dedicated Kids Zone, expect Big Top tents, Talent Shows, Children's Entertainers, Low Tightropes, Play and Circus Skill Workshops, Stilt Walking, Balloon Modelling, and even a Land Rover to graffiti! All free of charge for all visitors too!
Massive Trade Village
And of course Kelmarsh will showcase the UK's best Land Rover clubs including over 80 clubs from old favourites and some new clubs from the Land Rover community showcasing over 800 vehicles. Get your Club entry in for 2018.
Extensive amounts of trade stands offering bargains, expert advice and show exclusives for everything for you and your Land Rover from over 200 traders. Demonstrations and product reviews from Land Rover experts, Fun and Games and Evening Entertainment ensure there’s something for all the family.
Mini Monster Trucks
Do you or another member of your club own a mini Land Rover replica that you could bring as part of our main arena display? Owners will be invited into the main arena to complete a small obstacle course with a view to getting as many replicas together for a group photo. We see so many driving around the site and thought it would be fantastic to get them all together for one big display.
Street Food and Craft Beer
NEW for 2018! An authentic Independent Street Food Avenue comes to Kelmarsh Land Rover show - expect lots of choice! If that doesn't tickle your tastebuds, we have a new addition of craft beers and real ale on tap too!
Live Music and Evening Entertainment
Weekend visitors can expect live music on Friday and Saturday evenings at Kelmarsh Land Rover Show. Confirmed acts are: Tiger Club as Saturday Night's Evening Entertainment and Plugged In as Friday Night's Evening Entertainment.
Throughout the day will see Johnny Cash tribute John Barry and top Beatles tribute band The Caverners.
NEW for 2018: Kelmarsh Land Rover Show add the addition of an evening Bubble Disco and Balloon Disco for Child Campers across the weekend.
Celebrate Land Rover's 70th Anniversary at Kelmarsh!
Kelmarsh Land Rover Show will be celebrating Land Rovers 70th anniversary at this year’s event. With help from Land Rover owners from across the country the organisers aim to create a feature display of Land Rovers with one vehicle from each year selected to create a living history of vehicles from 1948 to 2018.
Should owners wish to apply to be part of this stunning display they must complete the application form including all of their vehicle details. The organisers will then select the vehicles and the successful applicants will be contacted. All confirmed participants will receive a free weekend ticket to the event that also entitles them to a camping pitch. The only terms and conditions are that the vehicles remains in the static display throughout the three day event except when we would like to parade the vehicles around our main arena, all of which will be timetabled in advance.
Bushcraft Demonstrations at Kelmarsh Land Rover Show
1948 Original Equipment will be demonstrating bushcraft techniques on their stand all weekend in a tipi tent! Both children and adults can come and have a go, come and see us at the 2018 Kelmarsh Land Rover Show.
Monster Truck Madness at Kelmarsh Land Rover Show 2018!
Monster truck Swamp Thing 4x4, driven by the fearless Tony Dixon stomps into the 2018 Kelmarsh Land Rover Show!
Swamp Thing 4x4™is a :
Ford F350 Super Duty
Engine: Methanol injected 572 Cubic Inch Tall Block,BDS Supercharger by ZaNNtec
Trans: ZaNNetec Turbo 400
HP: Est 1950 bhp
Top Speed: 75 MPH
Suspension: 8 X 26" Racesource Nitro Shocks
Height: 11ft 6" Width: 12ft 6"
Weight: 5,000 Kg.
Tony Dixon the driver of Swamp Thing 4x4™Monster Truck first saw monster trucks on TV at Christmas time during the early 80’s Tony was inspired that one day he would own his very own monster truck. He debut in Swamp Thing 4x4™in 2003 and he still loves it just the same now 15 years later . Tony does all the work on the truck in his purpose built workshop near his home. Performing at shows all over the UK, Europe and Russia and is one of a few European drivers to perform at Monster Jam®. He has also been on many TV shows and has had his very own TV series called Monster Mania. See him perform at Kelmarsh Land Rover Show on Saturday and Sunday of the event!
The Mac Tools Cruiser is the oldest working monster truck in Europe and still wows fans with its old school looks and old school thrills!
Starting life in the Canada, the Cruiser was just a regular Dodge Ram pickup truck. Over the years the owner decided that it just wasn't quite big enough, and the truck got bigger and BIGGER! It started its competition life as Desperado, and back in the 1980s it was one of the trucks to beat. As monster truck technology moved on Desperado got left behind, but having such a strong pedigree there was a keen appetite from the American monster truck faithful for Desperado to live on, and live on it did. It transformed from thrilling thousands of people by crushing cars, to giving them the ride of their lives!
Moving to the UK brought about a name change and the loss of the iconic burgundy paint scheme that was synonymous with the Desperado name. The truck was then known as Mudzerella. In the summer of 2013 Nigel Morris of Bigfoot brought Mudzerella and decided to put her to work once again in the UK. Completing a small tour towards the end of 2013 the truck performed as if it was a few years old, not nearly 30! Despite the great reception the truck achieved in its first touring season, the perfectionist within Nigel wanted the truck to look as good as possible, and in the winter of 2013/14 the truck had another overhaul, this time emerging from the Bigfoot workshop with a gleaming new bright and shiny red paint scheme set off by the shining black chassis. Whilst in the workshop the old and tired cab interior was also taken out, and a more purposeful interior fitted.
This dramatic visual transformation might have been enough for some, but the Cruiser team decided that a full mechanical overhaul was just polite for such an old truck! The truck received an engine rebuild, new ignition system, new fuel pumps & carburettor. K&N supplied one of their patented flow charger filters The Cruiser also got a new transmission, custom radiator and a huge 160 amp alternator to keep her fully charged and ready to go. If you know Nigel then you know that the truck continues to be maintained to the highest possible standards.
2016 saw the arrival of a new title sponsor, Mac Tools and Nigel started touring the truck around events - get your chance to take a ride in a real life Monster Truck at the 2018 Kelmarsh Land Rover Show!
Guest speakers on the Land Rover Monthly stand at Kelmarsh Land Rover Show 2018
Land Rover Monthly hosts a variety of guest speakers on their stand throughout the weekend!
Listen to Veronica Lamond, author of the Landy books - who will also be doing readings of her new book for children, Graeme Bell, who has driven his Land Rover around the world with his family for other ten years! And lastly, Trevor Cuthbert, an avid Land Rover Monthly contributer will give a tech talk on the stand. Come and listen to what they all have to say over the weekend at Kelmarsh Land Rover Show!
Veronica Lamond, who was born in South Africa but has spent the last 40 years living in Cornwall, is the author, illustrator and publisher of the well-loved and highly successful Landy and Friends picture book series. Her eight books are based on the loveable, animated characters of Landy, (a 1956 Series 1 Land Rover) and his friend Fender (a 1999 Defender). Together with their energetic young owners, Jack and Dan, Veronica introduces young children to diverse, real life activities. The books have won the hearts of thousands of children and adults around the world with their charming illustrations and warm-hearted, engaging stories. In 2010, while working full-time as a Manager at a busy Medical Centre in Cornwall, Veronica decided to dedicate every evening and weekend to fulfil her dream of becoming a children’s book author and illustrator. A chance remark by a friend one evening, set her off down the Landy road.
Jacques Smit, Mark Ratcliffe and Nikki Finch - These three musketeers have driven all the way from Cape Town to the Kelmarsh Land Rover show! They departed on the 15 May and the only plan they had was to get to the show on time. Jacques, who owns two independent Land Rover dealerships in Cape Town, was in his Defender 110 Td5. Mark, from the Isle of Wight, was driving a newer TDCi Defender 110. Land Rover Monthly has been following their progress with great interest and we cannot wait to find out more about their once-in-a-lifetime adventure that took them through Europe, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa of course. With just over two weeks to go to the show their Defenders are currently on a ship in the Mediterranean as they are being shipped from Egypt to Italy. If they make it to the show on time their two Defenders will be on the LRM stand and our three friends will be making several appearances in the arena during the course of the show. Do come over and have a chat to them about their incredible drive from Cape Town to Kelmarsh.
Tailwagger Club Dog Display Team join us at Kelmarsh Land Rover Show 2018!
The Tailwagger Club Dog Display Team will be running a dog activity and display area, incorporating a fun agility ring, for dogs of all abilities, temptation alley and a Fun Dog show ring, with classes such as Most Appealing eyes, Cutest Ears and Waggiest Tail, judged by the use of our ‘Waggometer’ ! All the money raised from this will be going to our nominated charities for this year, which are: Support Dogs for Autism, Epilepsy and Disability, Blind Dog Rescue UK, Hope Pastures Horse, Pony and Donkey rescue, and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.
Additionally, on Saturday and Sunday, we will be performing our original Dog Display, which incorporates musical sequences, fun obedience and our Boneyard choir! There will also be Have a Go Games for taking part with your dogs and demos of our Tournament Games. Altogether, a fun time for you and your dogs! Why let the humans have all the fun..?!