Land Rover Legacy Project completed 2011

The aim of the Land Rover Legacy Project was to tell the story of the Lode Lane Solihull factory, its people and products. This project was undertaken in 2010 by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund, Jaguar Land Rover and Solihull Borough Libraries.

The project involved researching the vast British Motor Industry Heritage Trust archives, cataloguing material and digitising relevant photographs and film.

Helping the Community learn about their heritage

During 2010, the local community contributed to the Land Rover Legacy Project at events held at the Solihull Central Library. People brought along their own photographs and material, shared their memories and provided a valuable insight into the history of the Lode Lane factory.

One of the project outcomes was a photographic exhibition that toured Midlands libraries during 2010 and 2011. Many of these photographs and film have never before been viewed by the general public. You can view some of these archive photographs at As a result of the Land Rover Legacy Project, three new DVDs of archive film featuring Rover and Land Rover are now available at

The project formed an integral part of the Heritage Motor Centre’s entry into the 2010 Heart of England Excellence in Tourism awards, winning them joint Gold in the Regional Culture category.

To find out more information about the Land Rover Legacy Project or the Heritage Motor Centre, please visit the website

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