I’m sure we all know that the 2/3 door SUVs are a rare breed. Once ubiquitous, and they have been nearly wiped out by their 5 door successors. 5 doors are objectively better in every way, a marginal increase in price and economy over 3 doors, for a massive increase in practicality. But smaller is better offroad,…
Land Rover spotted in Creswick
Oooh, a 1980 LR Discovery (the first two digits in the number are a clue)!
So. Much. Want
Monday was Land Rover’s 70th anniversary (or “birthday” if you are Land Rover).
Top trivia: when the Land Rover (as it was then called) was introduced the BBC couldn’t call it that because they refused to use makers’ names in case it was construed as advertising. It had to be a “country car” or similar.
I sat in traffic for about 30 minutes next to one of these and I had a good long time to stare at it. MY conclusion is that it’s a terrible design.
However, I can still swear. Land Rover Australia are clearly staffed by ignorant McGuffins.
Last night, as I picked up my wife’s car from our friendly neighborhood mechanic (the only guy in town who works on Volvos, apparently)... I saw this. Staring at me. Beckoning with is massive lights: “come on mate, let’s go exploring!” So I asked the owner of the garage the story behind this lovely Disco II and he…
So, pretty simple. Fly to Las Vegas. Pick up my vehicle for the week. (1991 FJ80). Drive to Red Rocks state park. Spend the week zigging and zagging over dirt tracks to Phoenix, AZ while training some military folks.
TL;DR: “Land Rover” MediaTek phone with a 1080p screen and “rugged” for US$699.
Brookfields is the site of the Brooklands Bowl race circuit and the old Vickers Aircraft R&D facility. It’s now a cars & planes museum. Well worth the visit if you’re in London. When I visited a few months ago, there was a military vehicle show going on as well as the usual museum displays. Here’s some photos.
I just saw a Defender 110, right side drive, Washington plates. Had a big “Traxx” decal on the side along with a huge paw decal. Snorkel, the whole shebang. This one didn’t look really foofy and, it was dirty and body wasn’t perfect so maybe they use the shit out of it.
What in the world is this awkward thing?
Well, it took us a while, but it’s done!
The 2017 Discovery SE (base) now comes with the 3.0 TD option - Thats good
Helping my dad prep his Land Rover for transport for their Floridian move so swapped in the replacement chassis today.