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Post by zukiara on Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:55 pm

Sat !8th set off in My S Cross for Donington Show the following day, Weather was Mixed but travel was brisk and the hotel Good.

Got to the show prompt at 9am, The show parking began to fill within 20 mins though.
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I parked strategically next to and Air Cooled Steyr Puch 6x6 as I knew it would get attention and it did.
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Getting Fuller, Quite a few comments from Peeps as they have a look around which is pleasing, a couple of Hard Core Land Rover boys saying what's the point in that, my reply was this is your future when your 90s and 110s start becoming hard to find, lack of parts etc, One guy got it, the other was of the opinion that his 90 would last forever Oops
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Great 110 Ambulance/Camper, took some looking after when I was in that Military though.
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G4 Challenge Discovery
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A good looking Wrangler Sahara 4.0Ltr nice and not over the top either
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This really caught my eye too, Hilux nicely presented
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So after chatting and looking for a good 90 mins, I'm getting closer to the entrance, Artic Trucks but not the full Big Daddy, Ive driven one of the real deals on my travels
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Finally into the show
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The Hiking Club had two Ford Rangers a 2012 and a 2014 with full front Winch set ups, trimmed and painted to suit.
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Suzuki Mods were there but nothing for my Crosser or the new Vitara lol
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APB Trading for some good quality Camping and Outdoors items, I spent a while here listening to all the Landrover Peeps complain that items were not discounted for the show lol
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These awesome Wheels and Tyres just wouldn't fit under my Crosser no matter how hard I tried.
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Fell in love with Method Wheels and they do 17"  Cool
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Full list of Exhibitors
1948 Original Equipment
4x4 Events UK
4x4 Goods.com
4x4 Lighting 
4x4 Overlander
4x4 Zone 
AJ 4WD Outfitters 
APB Trading 
Adventure Overland
Adventure Northside  / Southside   ( Germany )
Alive Tuning
Allcroft's Allsorts
Allisport
Allmakes
All Wheel Drive Club
Atlas Overland
Battlefields by 4x4
Beartown Tyres
Beechdale Jeep 
Boundary Tec
Britpart British Cross Country Championship 
Buzzweld
Buzz Racing 
Club WXT ( Welsh Xtrem )
Come Up Winch UK 
Convoy 4 Heroes 
Croytec
DT Engine Solution 
Damar Webbing Solutions
Defender Defender
Defender Demister
Delta-Tek
Eurotrial 2017 
Flatdog UK
Floflex Polyurethane
Fourby
GT Engineering 
G-Force 4x4
Get Jeeped
Get OffRoad
Gigglepin 4x4
Gloucester Land Rovers 
Goodwinch
Goole Surplus
Green Lane Association
Griffin Performance
Heritage Insurance
Hybrid 4x4
J33p
Jeep Owners Club 
Jeepey
Jeepspares.com
K2 Design & Fabrication 
LR Challenge 4x4
LR Matters 
Lancasters Marketing  Ltd. 
Landy Bits & Bobs
Le Blanc Overlanding 
LEGO Landrover 
Leics. & Rutland 4x4 Response 
Let's Overland
Lifting & Crane Services 
Llanerchindda Farm
Lodar
M12 OffRoad
Maxxis Tyres UK 
Megasquirt V8
Midland Offroad Club
Moose OffRoad
Muddy Engineering
Nomad webbing
Odyssey Battery Winch Challenge  
Off Road Armoury ( Surplus parts clearout )
Planetary 4x4 
Quick Fist 
RAC Parts 
Raptor 4x4 
Raptor Engineering
Red Winches
Rigid Industries Shop
Rock n Road 4x4
Saley Winches
See At The Back
Shire Fabrications 
Skytag Ltd.
Spanish4x4.com
Staffs 4x4
Storm Jeep
Storm Tuning
Sturgess  Land Rover
Suzuki Mods 
Syncro Gearboxes
Terrafirma 
Terry's Stickers
Theoc 4x4
Tomcat Motorsport 
Total Off-Road  /  The Landy 
Trailmasters International
Tuff Trek 
Tyres Direct 
Tunit Diesel Performance 
UTV Products
Ultra 4 Europe 
Venture 4x4
Viking Offroad Club 
WKD OffRoad
Wilderness Lighting
Walker's Components
West Coast Offroad Centre
Whitbread 4x4
 Winch Systems Ltd.
Xcess 4x4 
XS 4x4 Parts
Yorkshire 4x4 Treks & Training

There are a couple of items that I specifically went to the show to find out about and hope to update you soon, its just a shame that its 85% Landrover stands but as a few of the stand holders stated, they cannot sell quality products at this own as its way to expensive no matter how long the warranty or explaining why its worth the extra, all they want is cheap stuff.
Hope you enjoyed this little insight into this small show, especially when you get a few Landrover boys confused, frustrated and annoyed lol

The journey back was uneventful but quick thankfully.
The Crosser was impeccable, averaging 46MPG, turning heads and as ever comfy and such a joy to drive the 720 miles this weekend.
Cheers
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Post by Admin on Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:03 am

Great show report Ian, as you know I unfortunately had appointment in London early Monday so could not go but first thing Sunday morning I was sent this.....

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The guy who sent the picture is an experienced off roader owning all sorts from a 660 Turbo Jimny to a Man 6x6 and he was impressed with the quality and workmanship on your S-Cross saying it is as you say the future of off roading

zukiara wrote: ...... Artic Trucks but not the full Big Daddy, Ive driven one of the real deals on my travels
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Strangely the guy above also flew me and shipped out to Iceland his Hilux with the View of having the full monty installed but after seeing they moved the axles 10" either way and relying on the tyres for suspension rather than axle articulation we decided it may be great on a glacier but not really work on the lanes of the UK, I then got the job to drive the Hi-Lux back to the UK all be it in standard form bounce

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zukiara wrote:....its just a shame that its 85% Landrover  

You have hit the nail on the head there, I have some show reports to do from France and Italy last year and it is so different to the UK scene, by not being Land Rover dominated the shows then attract manufacturers like Suzuki/Fiat/Jeep/Mitsubishi etc and far more interesting than the green oval...

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Post by Gar Green on Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:25 pm

Great read! It's a shame no stands were stocking Vit/Cross items.
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Post by zukiara on Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:39 pm

Thanks Gents, maybe its a for the future To Do item, get a Vit and an S Cross and show them, we don't have to sell anything, maybe it would be an information stand as to what is around for that type of modern 4x4, owners choice of accessories, easy mods, information packages etc etc, should be able to drum up Suzuki backing from somewhere?
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