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RGS Overland Workshop

What's on:- Lectures, demos, trade stands, exped vehicle displays
When:- 28&29 May
Where:- Terrington School, York,YO60 6PR
How much:- £10 per vehicle
Details:- watsonsam@talk21.com


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sounds perfect, thanks
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while its great that there is an 4x4 overland travel show, Its mostly the same commercial tours/suppliers and odments that come with Land Rover shows. I cannot see anything new coming out of this.

Now the Adventure travel show in London, with its talks etc. COMBINED with some hardware might be the way to go, it would certainly make me more interested. Im swaying more toward the London show (Im in Bristol so almost equidistant!) but will likley venture to the abenteuer-allrad show and maybe the RGS one up north end of May.

who knows.

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Whilst it's true there won't be seminars and talks, because the Trade Stands are low cost you are more likely to find 'small traders' there. Exactly the same as the Motor Show, the most interesting stands are not the bling manufacturer's stands on the ground floor, they are the little un's on the first floor which are far better.

Also, for me the bloke's got it right from the off - only £5 adult entry - and these days with the horrendous price of fuel, low entry is very welcome. Fair play!!! Doubtless seminars and the like will come in due course. Little acorns an' all that.
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I'm going on Sunday. Will report back on what I find.
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I'm going on Sunday. Will report back on what I find.
Lonesome - you'd better update your location or have you got a very long drive / ride to get to the show


Found I can't make it as got family commitments that day
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Meeting up...

Should we look to establish a meeting point on Sunday so that we can introduce ourselves?

I will be lurking around the various stands looking for bits and bobs...
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I'll be on the Matt Savage stand drinking coffee!
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I'll be on the Matt Savage stand drinking coffee!
Makes a change from . Me, I never drink at shows!

As it happens it will be a dry show being only one day. Sure we'll make up for it at all the others. See you there Matt.

And just in case others are still wondering about going, let me repeat what I said before about this event. It's cheap entry (£5 adult admission is more like it), it's going to be varied (yes the big players will be there, but there will also be plenty of small guys), and as it's the first show of it's type I feel it deserves supporting.

I'll be there on a joint stand - D3 - wearing several hats - Landy Rally Euro 4x4 Charity Drive, Pyrenees 4x4 Tours, 4x4 Overland Forum, Macks 4x4 info, 4x4Calendar ... and CONVOY for HEROES (in aid of Help For Heroes, an attempt to break the world record for the Largest Land Rover Parade at Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon over Easter weekend). That's all!!!
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Show report...

I popped over to the show yesterday. The venue was packed with all the traders - plenty showcasing vehicles and adventure trailers.

Overall I think it was worth the people aspect more than the buying opportunity - good to catch up with old friends and the various traders.

Hopefully the traders felt it was worthwhile...

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good show old bean

Yes, we had a good show. About time too, we did quite a few shows last year and none of them were much good for us.

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I popped along on Sunday and have to say it was OK. I'm coming at this from the two wheel view point so it was never going to be as good as the NEC bike show for me. I was on the look out for a few things (Tent, cooker, etc) and was a little disappointed. There was only one stall selling camping stuff and it was (understandably) all big stuff - no good for a biker really.

Have to say, I'm really glad I already have all I need for a trip. Walking around all the options reminded me how hard it is when you are the start of organsing a trip. There is SO MUCH to buy and so MANY options.
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gutted I couldn't make it, had to work. looking forward to next year as this looked good. long overdue in this country
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Podcast

I took time to interview a few of the traders... here is a link to the podcast...
Overland Live - The Blog about Overland Expedition & Adventure Travel

The website also has a link to the live webcast series I have been doing. The next one is this Sunday evening featuring the owner of the ZA Overland Forum. Hennie will be sharing about his passion for overland travel.
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Just trawling though some old posts and came across this one. Not certain if this show will be taking place February 2013, but in the meantime there is always the Adventure Overland Show

Don't forget, it's free entry to all overland vehicles/campervans/trucks over 3.5 tonnes as display vehicles, so inform any owners you may know. The Who's Attending section of the website is interesting as is the Display Vehicles section.
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Just to let you all know, David Round who ran the travel show at Warwickshire Exhibition Centre 2011 is not running it in 2013.

Instead he has announced a new event - Donington 4x4 Show to be held 17th February 2013 - www.donington4x4show.co.uk
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