Metal Dash Weekend Info

Date: September 26-28, 2014

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 planned for the weekend after British Invasion weekend in Stowe, Vermont, so for 2014 the dates will be September 26-28.

Metal Dash Weekend 2013 is now history! What a great turnout! Perfect weather brought some 50 Land Rovers and about 80 people, by far a record for the event. Photos of the 2013 event can now be found here.

2013 Schedule Of Events

Friday:

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

Saturday:

8:00am - Breakfast, featuring Armeno coffee.

9:30am - Tech session time with Rick and Peter

11:00am - Informational session with Jeff Stern from Chestnut Hill Appraisal Service

12:00pm - Green laning - Destination Red Apple Farm where lunch is available for purchase.

3:00ish - Time trials.

6:00ish - Dinner on the farm, Howdy's fresh caught tuna or BBQ chicken with lots of sides followed by dessert

After dinner, swap meet and stories by the fire.

Sunday:

8:00am - Breakfast, featuring Armeno coffee.

9:30am - Breakout groups determined by interest, local destinations, hiking, mountain biking, birdwatching, more off road track adventuring and more.

 

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 Don Flye by email ([email protected]) or phone (978-724-3318 evenings).

           

Last updated: 01/15/14