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Land Rover Monthly August 2019

The magazine that covers all you need to know about your Land Rover

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United Kingdom
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English
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Dennis Publishing UK
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a case of immortality

DEFENDER’S don’t die. They might take a sabbatical for a couple of years in a field, without moving, trying to keep the mileage down before someone takes them on as a project, but for better or worse, they don’t die. In the case of our cover story, it was definitely for better as the Withers family asked Astwood 4x4 to give their beloved One Ten a resto after it stood unloved for five years. They say that 70 per cent of all Land Rovers ever made are still on the road. The other 30 per cent are in a field, waiting to be fixed or restored. This is great news for the enthusiast looking for a project, of course, and our cover story and the Withers family are living proof of just…

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new defender at work in africa

THE new Land Rover Defender has moved a step closer to production after completing a demanding testing program with Tusk in Kenya, in support of their lion conservation initiatives in Africa. As well as tracking prides of lions and transporting supplies, the prototype Defender – fitted with an integrated raised air intake and wearing a unique camouflage, also crossed deep rivers, pulled heavily-loaded trailers and negotiated the challenging terrain of the Borana Conservancy, which is home to flat plains, deeply rutted tracks, steep rocky inclines and thick forests. Supporting the lion conservation initiative was a fantastic opportunity for the new Defender to showcase its unrivalled breadth of capability. Nick Collins, Engineering Vehicle Line Director, JLR, said: “We are now in the advanced stages of the new Defender’s testing and development phase. Working…

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range rover astronaut edition

ARE you a member of the Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut community? No, thought not. But if you were you could bag yourself an exclusive Range Rover Astronaut Edition produced by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations. Why? Well, Land Rover has been working with Virgin Galactic since 2014 as its exclusive automotive partner, and it seems that any collaboration is a reason for JLR to produce a one-off these days with a six figure price tag. Exterior details include a bespoke puddle lamp illumination design featuring the silhouette of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, Astronaut Edition badging and a unique Zero Gravity Blue paint job–inspired by the night sky. Inside, is a piece of the spaceship’s front landing skid that flew on Virgin Spaceship Unity’s first space flight in December 2018, which has been re-purposed to…

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the last overland

BETWEEN 1955 and 1956, a team of six young men embarked on The Oxford & Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition, and made history by being the first to successfully drive the 10,000 miles from London to Singapore. Now, 64 years later, a member from that first expedition, Tim Slessor (age 87) joined by award-winning film-maker, Alex Bescoby (age 31), will drive the original 1955 ‘Oxford’ Land Rover Series I on a road journey to retrace that first overland expedition. This time they will make the journey in reverse, from Singapore to London. But as before, they will travel across three continents. It is an expedition that will take them through the jungles of Malaysia and Myanmar, the mountains of the Himalayas and northern Turkey, and the deserts of the Middle East, as…

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news bites

Award-winning times MIKE Cross, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Engineer, has won Autocar’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Having joined Jaguar Cars in 1984, Cross became Chief Engineer across the two brands when they merged in 2008. He has personally been responsible for developing the globally-acclaimed handling, comfort and precision of all Jaguar and Land Rover cars and given final sign-off on every one since. Under Cross’s guidance, not only has the Land Rover brand retained its position as the ultimate off-road car; it has also grown enormously to take on new segments. He has played a part in the development and engineering of the Range Rover Evoque, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Velar and plug-in hybrid models such as the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport P400e. Mike said: “It’s always been a given that Land Rovers…

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landrover monthly

The editorial team: Editor Patrick Cruywagen Technical Editor Ed Evans Sub Editors Louise Woodhams, Dave Phillips Art Editor Sam McMurray Regular contributors: Louise Woodhams, Dave Phillips, Richard Hall, Philip Bashall, Trevor Cuthbert, Gary Pusey, Steve Miller, Dave Barker, Thom Westcott, Jack Dobson, Ian West, Mark Dixon, Gary Stretton, Ali Cole, Aldri van Jaarsveld, Alisdair Cusick, Tim Hammond, Bob Weir Reader contributions: We welcome any correspondence and feedback from readers, email patrick@lrm.co.uk Advertising and Promotions: Chief Revenue Officer Julian Lloyd-Evans Production Manager Michael Hills Newstrade Director David Barker Head of Marketing, Publishing Anna Ingram Syndication Manager Ryan Chambers Dennis Automotive: Publishing Manager Amrit Gill Dennis Publishing Ltd: Company Founder Felix Dennis Group CEO James Tye CFO/COO Brett Reynolds…

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