How did your passion for Land Rovers start?
As a young Civil engineer. Land Rovers were the vehicle of choice for carrying equipment and assistants around a large earth moving contract. No matter what the conditions they always got through.
What was the first Land Rover you owned?
First I actually owned was a 1974 Range Rover bobtail pick up. Had been bodged by several previous owners. I took 2 years to go through it and get it how I wanted.
How many Land Rovers have you owned?
Have owned 6 now. Series 2,3, 90, Range Rover and Discovery XD.
Do your Land Rovers have a name? If so, what is the name?
My Range Rover was known as Apollo 13 as everything kept going wrong. A 0-60 in a thousand pounds vehicle.
My 90 does not have a name.
What is your most memorable Land Rover moment?
As an engineer we had a company Series 3 which had a hard life. I remember driving a country lane between structures with my assistant. Went round a tight corner when the passenger door flew open. Not wearing seat belts my assistant shot out and the door slammed shut. I locked up the brakes and reversed at high speed fearing the worse, to find my assistant extracting himself from a large nettle bush completely unharmed.
What is your favourite accessory on your Land Rover and why?
My favourite accessory is a decent set of MS Tyres. With them it will truly get anywhere.
Complete the sentence: My Land Rover has a Soul because…
Despite damage or part failure they will always get you there. They become a trusted friend and companion. There is very little you cannot achieve in a Land Rover
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