Land Rover Owner June 2021

LRO is the world's biggest magazine dedicated entirely towards the Land and Range Rover enthusiast. Every issue you'll find our team of experts writing inspirational features on: - Adventure! Off-road adventures in some of the world's most spectacular countryside - Restoration! Inspiring tales of old Land and Range Rovers lovingly rescued and restored... - Maps! Tough tracks with OS maps for you to try - Rare models... find something unusual in every issue - Land Rovers and spare parts for sale... a fantastic range of parts & vehicles for sale, every month Plus the latest club news and events from around the world. Love Land Rovers? Love LRO!

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The Land Rover seen the world over Land Rover dominated the news in early April, when it was announced that Prince Philip would make his final journey in one. He had been quoted as saying: ‘Just stick me in the back of a Land Rover and drive me to Windsor’ – and that is essentially what happened. He had not only planned the funeral, but also had input into designing his hearse (see p18). There was plenty of mainstream media attention about the vehicle – and I was even called to discuss Land Rovers on a drivetime radio show. Clearly, no one I know listens to that station because I didn’t get any friends saying: ‘Hey, you’re on the radio!’ Mind you, the presenter getting my surname wrong (Patterson…!) probably didn’t help. Is…

writing in this issue…

JOHN DEAN CONTRIBUTOR • The same problems clearly afflict Land Rover owners across the world. Just ask Tasmanian John, who’s been wrestling with Range Rover Classic springs – p98. RUSS BROWN CLUBS EDITOR • Russ has recently moved home and immediately joined his local club in his adopted county for some off-road motorsport (p20). He’s also tweaked his Defender (p101). VICKY TURNER COLUMNIST • Should we be trying to encourage more people to become enthusiasts? asks Vicky in her column (p33). Maybe, but not everyone may want to become one. MIKE GOULD CONTRIBUTOR • Mike got to play with the big toys when he went to check out the Series I breakdown vehicle that looked after Midland Red buses (p70).…

making a great discovery

It’s a crisp but bright spring morning at Frickley 4×4 Off-road Centre’s massive 75-acre site in West Yorkshire. While I’m waiting for Paddy Turner to arrive in his smartly modified Discovery 3, site owner Malc Cooke points out some likely areas to test the Disco’s mettle. It’s months since I’ve been for a play in the mud, so I’m looking forward to seeing what Paddy and his D3 can do. I don’t have long to wait. His gleaming Tonga Green 2005 Discovery 3 is very different from his first 4×4; his much-loved Daihatsu Fourtrak, but why the change? ‘It’s an itch you’ve got to scratch,’ says Paddy. ‘Many of my friends had Land Rovers. A few of them are into their Series too. I thought I just had to have a…

world of land rovers

1st prize WINS A SEALEY 3PC QUICK-RELEASE LOCKING PLIERS SET ‘This has “I want to be there” written all over it. And, after the year we’ve all had, it’s great to think that we can be there!’ NEIL WATTERSON, EDITOR 2nd prize WINS A SEALEY 6-24v AUTO PROBE ‘An evocative photo of this famous winter off-roading competition, which only ever featured one type of terrain. Pat clearly feels relaxed about tackling this slope, taking time out to gaze right at the camera.’ NEIL WATTERSON, EDITOR…


SEALEY gear in the next issue of LRO For stockists, to order a free catalogue, or to buy online, go to 1st PRIZE Sealey 23pc Metric/ Imperial Spanner Set (AK63256) LIST PRICE: £83.94 Send pics to Include a description of the vehicle and where the photo was taken, along with the names of anyone in it. Please send the biggest image file sizes you have – the bigger you send it, the bigger we can use it! This issue, it’s congratulations to first-placed Simon Thomas, who wins a Sealey 3pc Quick Release Locking Pliers Set. Second prize, a Sealey 6-24v Auto Probe, goes to Pat Booth. 2nd PRIZE Sealey Heavy-Duty 480mm Backpack (AP517) LIST PRICE: £45.54…

defender: philip’s 16-year project

The hearse of Prince Philip became the world’s most viewed Land Rover as it fulfilled its singular destiny at Windsor Castle on 17 April. More than 13 million people in the UK watched live as the Defender 130 was driven in low range at a sedate walking pace by 29-year-old Corporal Louis Murray, a vehicle mechanic from 8 Training Battalion REME. Beginning in the castle’s quadrangle, the journey ended at St George’s Chapel where the funeral took place. Customising the 2003 Td5 Defender 130 truck cab – one of two built – had been a 16-year project for the Duke of Edinburgh, with its low-key military theme reflecting his Royal Navy career. The paint is Deep Bronze Green, a discreet, traditional shade used on some MoD Defenders and on other older Land Rovers…