Now a firm fixture in the Yorkshire summer calendar, last weekend saw Twisted and Defender fans flock from across the UK and beyond to see the iconic vehicles and all that Twisted had to offer at its annual Open Day. Held on Saturday 16 June, the event saw approximately 400 visitors pack-out the iconic vehicles’ Thirsk base.
Visitors young and old enjoyed learning about what goes into each and every Twisted vehicle, spending time in the workshop and speaking to some of the highly-skilled specialist technicians that are dedicated to making the Twisted vehicles the best they can be. It also gave Defender owners the chance to see the new LR Coach-Works division and all that it offers.
And with a special appearance from world record-breaker and Twisted ambassador Sean Conway, crowds were inspired and wowed by tales of his latest challenge. Sean recently became the quickest person to cycle across Europe – completing his arduous journey in a mere 24 days. He was a definite highlight for young adventurers who got to see and climb aboard his specially-adapted Twisted Defender, affectionately-named Colonel Mustard.
The day’s guests included a visitor who travelled up from Barcelona in his own Defender, and his dedication was rewarded with an exclusive ride-out in one of Twisted’s demo vehicles.
The Open Day also marked the launch of the inaugural Twisted Experiences – with 15 Twisted Defender taking to the road in a unique tour of Yorkshire dubbed the ‘Yorkshire 300’. Coming from all across the country to be part of the experience, the Twisted owners joined founder and MD Charles Fawcett, as well as adventurer Sean Conway, to tour around some of Yorkshire’s finest spots over the course of four days.
Sean Conway commented: “I always look forward to visiting Twisted HQ, and to be able to show off my prized Colonel Mustard made it even better. I know Yorkshire is God’s own country, but last weekend it really was heavenly. Add to that a convoy of 15 Twisted vehicles and it really doesn’t get much better.”