Land Rover Owner August 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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‘Yay! The LRO Show is back’ If the amount of correspondence we’ve had about it is anything to go by, every Land Rover owner has been waiting for news about the LRO Show. And we’re pleased to confirm it will happen at Peterborough on 11-12 September, as we originally announced last year. We were waiting to see what would be allowed under government guidelines – being such a huge event, the show is subject to different rules to those that apply to smaller events, and we’ve made sure it can go ahead safely. Tickets are now on sale – go to to buy them. I wouldn’t hang about, because camping pitches are bound to be snapped up quickly. And if you’re a subscriber, don’t forget to apply the code printed on p12…

writing in this issue…

JOHN PEARSON EDITOR-IN-CHIEF ● It’s fireproof underpants time for JP as his Defender is subject to a recall in case it bursts into flames (p100); and he’s also been testing a plugin hybrid Evoque (p50). SAM WATSON OVERLANDER ● Sam has taken self-isolation to new heights with a solo drive across the dunes and mountains of the United Arab Emirates, exploring the country’s rich history (p66). VICKY TURNER COLUMNIST ● It’s a camping fest for Vicky, as she enlists child labour to make her camper daylight-proof (p98); and she wonders if she’s just a motorhomer (p35). MARTIN DOMONEY WORKSHOP EDITOR ● Martin took some time away from the workshop to check out the cracking Defender built by Max Wiseman (p6). He’s certainly inspired by it!…

german engineering

THE ENGINE: BMW M57 Rain patters down over the bleak fens, and a biting wind howls between the huge farm buildings that tower above. Just as I’m considering diving back into the Disco 3 for shelter, the unmistakable thrum of a six-cylinder engine comes into earshot, followed by a rasp of turbo whistle. I can barely contain my excitement as the 90 looms into view, its vibrant Estoril Blue paintwork popping against the gloomy grey surroundings. I’m in deepest Lincolnshire, at Wiseman’s Engineering’s new premises. And when I say new, I mean new – proprietor Max Wiseman has been running back and forth from his old place in Wales with his trailer piled high, and he’s only just started setting up his workshop here. ‘Excuse the mess’, he says, putting the kettle…

world of land rovers

1st Bluebell is SEBASTIAN CARDEW’S 1983 Series III, now with a 200Tdi from a Range Rover Classic. He uses her in his boat restoration business in Norfolk. ‘Good composition, nice use of light and a sturdy, hard-worked Series III – a winning combination from Sebastian!’ The Old Man of Coniston, one of the Lake District’s highest fells, is no challenge for ANTHONY RENDALL’S 2003 Discovery 2 Td5. It has a ‘G-WAC’ registration – homage to Anthony’s dream Land Rover, the original three-door Discovery 1. This 1994 200Tdi Range Rover Classic belonging to MARK BRADY looks ready for anything, even the ominous-looking weather above Upper Heston, near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. Go, John! Dutchman JOHN WAGENAAR Is clearly having a great time in his 1962 Series IIA in Mammut Park, in Stadtoldendorf, Germany. MATT HENCHCLIFFE is blessed…


LRO SHOW RETURNS IN SEPTEMBER Tickets are now on sale for the biggest Land Rover show of the year – head to for more information You can breathe again – the Land Rover Owner Show will be returning to the East of England showground in Peterborough on 11-12 September. Jam-packed with everything from the earliest Series Is to the latest models, it’s going to be a proper feast of Land Rovers and a welcome event to lift the spirits. If you’ve been before, you’ll have an idea of what to expect. But, if you haven’t, here’s a taster of what’s on offer. The centrepiece of the LRO Show is the main arena action – where we build a huge off-road section for the extreme Land Rovers to clamber over, giving a welcome shot of…

news in brief

New Lookers dealership Lookers has built what it describes as ‘the most modern Land Rover showroom in the country’ in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire. The site employs 42 people, and is equipped to handle the company’s increasing transition to electric vehicles. ● REAR-STEER COMING HERE Spyshots show mules of the next Range Rover, due this year, with rear-wheel steering. It’s a first for Land Rover, and could mean extra off-road agility. BXCC leader Round 1 of the 2021 British Cross Country Championship saw Edd Cobley drive his Defender 110, aka ‘Skippy 2.0’, to the top of the Class 3 (modified production) leaderboard. Freelander 1s were also in contention. The next outing is 17-18 July at Sweet Lamb, mid-Wales. Keeping Track(er) Figures show that, in April alone, £741,000 of stolen property equipped with Tracker devices was…