2013 Dunsfold Collection open Day
A fantastic opportunity to visit the Dunsfold Collection and see some of the rare, classic, strange, special and development vehicles Land Rover has made over the years. With club displays and traders it was a great day out.
The Collection started life in 1993, as a progression of a private collection started in 1968 by Brian Bashall and continued today by one of his sons, Philip. The vehicle that started it all was a 1962 ex-military 109-inch APGP wader, after that the collection gradually grew larger. Brian's interest in Land Rovers was founded back in 1953, when his girlfriend's father told him that he couldn't take his daughter out on his Vincent motorbike (sounds like a pretty sensible father to me!).
The choices facing Brian were either a Jowett Bradford van, a Ford Prefect or a second hand Land Rover. To his eternal credit, Brian chose the Land Rover. Because of his vast experience and enthusiasm for the marque, Brian's knowledge was soon being sought by writers and historians from around the world, when information on Land Rovers was needed. This 'task' has now been mainly taken on by Philip, who is internationally known and respected as a Land Rover 'Guru'.