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2017 Land Rover National Rally Leadville, CO 24-28 July

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2017 Land Rover National Rally Leadville, CO 24-28 July

#1 Post by AlohaRover » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:12 am

2017 Land Rover National Rally, Leadville, CO 24-28 July, 2017
Mark your calendars every one, in July 2017 the Solihull Society will be returning to Leadville, CO for the annual Land Rover National Rally. We are still busy working on final details for evening venues and the final trail list, but as those that attending the 2005 and 2009 events can attest, Leadville is made for Land Rovers, both old and new.
Situated at 10,000’ above sea level, Leadville is the quintessential 1880s mining town. Come see where Horace Tabor made his fortune, walk in the steps of Doc Holliday and the Unsinkable Molly Brown, tour old mines, reconnect with friends, and let’s not forget, run some amazing trails in the Best 4x4xFar.
Trails in the area include Iron Mike Mine, Mosquito Pass, Holy Cross, Chinaman Gulch, and Wheeler Lake to name just a few.

Monday 24 July – Afternoon, Registration Check In
Tuesday 25 July – Trails during the day. Cocktail party and raffle in the evening
Wednesday 26 July – Trails during the day. Possible overnight camping trail run.
Thursday 27 July – No organized trail runs. Late afternoon vendor event, cook out and raffle.
Friday 28 July – Trails during the day. Banquette dinner in the evening and final raffle. ... nal-rally/

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Re: 2017 Land Rover National Rally Leadville, CO 24-28 July

#2 Post by Greg S » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:13 am

I have to say that when I was there in 2009 it was incredibly well run. The trails were spectacular. I wish I could get back there this year but the dates conflict with other plans. To challenge a tougher trail rating than I did last time would be nice but having to drive 1800 miles home after the event instills some caution into the choices.

To those concerned about elevation and performance of your non-turbo non electronically controlled Land Rover, no worries. My 4 cylinder carburetor 2.25 litre 109 station wagon did just fine except on one little hill were some idiot shut my electric fuel pump off. (That idiot would be me.)
Greg S
1986 ex mil FFR 90 2.5 NA canvas top
1970 109 SW, 2.25, Parabolics, disk brakes
1955 86 SW stock & rusty
1951 80" in parts

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