Metal Dash Weekend Info

Date: September 23-25 2016

Land Rover enthusiast Don Flye hosts the annual Metal Dash Weekend and Land Rover swap meet each fall at his farm in Petersham, Massachusetts. Petersham is located in the scenic New England North Quabbin Woods region. All Land Rover enthusiasts are welcome. The event offers free on site camping, swap meet, vehicle displays, tech sessions, off road adventures, driving course, good people and good times for all. There is hiking right on the property and a pond for water adventures like fishing and canoeing.

The annual event is held the weekend after British Invasion weekend in Stowe, Vermont, so for 2016 the dates are September 23-25.

Metal Dash Weekend 2016 is now history! What a great weekend! After some rain Friday night, we had perfect, mostly warm weather combined with lots of Land Rovers and fans of Land Rovers. Photos of the 2016 event can now be found here.

Thanks also to Steve Hoare of Alloy + Grit magazine who provided an article and photo gallery.

2016 Tentative Schedule Of Events


Check in, swap meet, make camp and relax with friends old and new by the camp fire.


8:00am - Continental breakfast, featuring Toltec Coffee

10:00 am - Green laning - Destination Red Apple Farm where lunch is available for purchase.

2:00 - 5:00 pm - Time trials and tech sessions on the farm.

5:30 pm - Caravan to dinner.

6:00 pm - Old fashioned meatloaf dinner hosted at the Franco-American National Club (592 South Street, Athol). $8.00 per person. Full cash bar.

8:30 pm Camp fire, stories and s'mores.


8:00am - Continental breakfast, featuring Toltec Coffee

All day - 18th annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival, Forster's Farm, 60 Chestnut Hill Road, Orange MA (


The event is centrally located in New England and is accessible from everywhere and all are encouraged to come. A suggested donation of $20 for the weekend or $10 per day is asked to help cover expenses. Bring the family, children are welcome under the careful supervision of their parents.

On-site camping is encouraged. Camping is in a farm field with no marked sites or specific facilities. Cooking is allowed and there is a common bonfire area.

Trade and sale of parts is encouraged. Anyone who shows up with a truck load of parts will be welcomed for free.

For additional information, contact host sponsor J. Whites Automotive by email at [email protected] or phone at 508-872-4752.


Last updated: 10/04/16