Coventry ring road test successful
Kind of looks like a Disco 3, which isn’t terrible however I don’t see this being able to be sold as a 3/4 tonne pickup either.
We came to film a normal review of the 2019 Range Rover HSE Diesel. We ended up driving a group of hang gliding enthusiasts to the top of a mountain. Funny how some days turn out. (Also, these guys are nuts!)
Been MIA for a while but just a quick post. The parts for the Disco’s rebuild have arrived:
I want to turn my stupid Aprilia well the money from selling it, Seriously guys, someone please buy it!, into an off roader. And being British and constantly making “poor” vehicle choices I have decided I need a P38 Rang Rover for my Overland rig. I have loved this body style since they came out when I was a kid.…
In the heart of the Himalayas, there is a tiny region known as the ‘Land of Land Rovers.’ Sitting at an altitude of 3,636 metres (12,000 feet) above sea level, the village of Sandakpu is accessible only by a mountainous track. The community relies on a fleet of 42 Series Land Rovers to survive, some of which date back…
A 1952 Landrover, so one of the earlier ones:
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.