Land Rover Donates the One Millionth Range Rover to Help for HeroesBy Range Rover, PRNE
Thursday, November 4, 2010
LONDON, November 5, 2010 -
- The one millionth Range Rover has been built at the company's Solihull Plant - Land Rover employees, enthusiasts and owners celebrate landmark build - One millionth model to be auctioned for Help for Heroes - Jeremy Clarkson, Patron of Help for Heroes receives car on behalf of the charity
- With Photo
Land Rover is celebrating the production of its one millionth Range Rover
by donating the vehicle to Help for Heroes.
The landmark one millionth vehicle, a Range Rover Autobiography in
ultimate black, has been built at the Solihull manufacturing plant, where
three generations of the Range Rover have been built since June 1970.
Land Rover employees joined Alan Volkaerts, Solihull Manufacturing
Director and Land Rover's Managing Director Phil Popham to celebrate the
milestone event in Range Rover's fortieth year. The one millionth Range Rover
was driven by Phil Popham to London to deliver the car to Help for Heroes.
The handover took place on the Top Gear Live set at Earls Court in London
where Jeremy Clarkson - who is a Help for Heroes patron - took delivery of
the one millionth Range Rover on behalf of the charity.
"Land Rover is very proud to support the Help for Heroes charity by
donating the one millionth Range Rover. The vehicle will be auctioned later
this year and should raise valuable funds for the practical and direct
provision of aid for wounded service people and their families," said Phil
Popham, MD Jaguar Land Rover.
The Range Rover being donated is the highest-specification model
currently available, the Range Rover Vogue, valued in excess of GBP85,000.
Estimates suggest it will raise over GBP100,000 for charity when auctioned
later this year.
"We're delighted that Land Rover has chosen to give Help for Heroes their
millionth Range Rover," said Bryn Parry, CEO and Co-founder of Help for
Heroes. "This is a real milestone in their history and so a very special
donation, made even more special by knowing the money raised from the car
will be able to provide much needed funds to help our wounded heroes on their
road to recovery
One of the most significant vehicles in the history of motoring, the
Range Rover was the world's first vehicle as good on-road as off-road. It
remains Land Rover's flagship model, peerlessly blending comfort, luxury,
design, technology and versatility in one highly-accomplished package.
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