09 January 2015

Giant car tribute drawn on Anglesey beach.

Iconic British car manufacturer Land Rover has gone back to a prominent location in its history to celebrate the classic Defender vehicle.

A unique 1km sand drawing of the outline of a Land Rover was created at Red Wharf Bay in Anglesey.


The resulting image is a fitting tribute to the moment in 1947 when the engineering director of Rover, Maurice Wilks, whilst on holiday in Anglesey, first sketched the shape for the original Land Rover in the sand of Red Wharf Bay, proposing the idea to his brother Spencer, Rover’s then-Managing Director.

The vast piece of sand art was created using six Land Rovers each towing 12-foot harrows. Each of the vehicles chosen represents the evolution of the Defender from its introduction in 1948 to the present day.

The artwork only remained in place for a few minutes before the tide washed it away, leaving no trace of this iconic event.

Find out more about Anglesey and Beaches in Wales.