Land Rover Owner

February 2022

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!

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
H BAUER PUBLISHING LIMITED
Frequency:
Monthly
$6.58
$62.57
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
welcome

‘More Land Rovers on TV? Yes, please It’s always good to see Land Rovers on the TV, especially when they’re the star of the show, rather than just being a prop or shown in passing in news stories. Getting Guy Martin behind the wheel of a Land Rover as part of a Channel 4 series will have got Land Rovers in front of more people – my phone kept pinging with messages asking if I knew about it. Having watched it, one of the significant bits was seeing his sheer enjoyment of competing in the trial. Admittedly, it was a cross-country vehicle (CCV) trial where you need to have a roll cage on your Land Rover, but you can start trialling in a standard Land Rover – it is one of the grassroots…

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1 min
writing in this issue…

JOHN PEARSON EDITOR-IN-CHIEF ● John needs his Land Rover to be tough when he’s overlanding, and the addition of rocksliders (p96) means he’ll be able to shrug off boulders on mountain tracks. JAMES TAYLOR HISTORIAN ● Our James knows a thing or two about Range Rover Classics, so he was in his element checking out the two Autobiography LSEs owned by one man (p78). VICKY TURNER COLUMNIST ● What’s that noise? Most of us will have a tale of hearing something while camping, especially when we’re overseas. Vicky ponders what to do (p35). MARTIN DOMONEY WORKSHOP EDITOR ● Martin spends a lot of time in the workshop, so we’ve given him some space to talk about what he’s been getting up to – read it on p121.…

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9 min
guy martin: land rover racer

‘GUY’S COMP SAFARI ATTEMPT WAS MUCH BETTER THAN IF I HAD ATTEMPTED THE ISLE OF MAN TT’ The story begins in January 2021, when the North One TV production company gets a commission from Channel 4 to make a four-part series centred on Guy Martin and his mate Cameron ‘Camy’ Whitworth, modifying ‘classic’ vehicles for racing and competing in them at venues scattered around Europe. The resulting series, Guy’s Garage, debuted in November. In that episode, Guy entered a Volvo 240 Estate in a Swedish ‘folk race’, a brutal cross between banger racing and rallycross. Next up was a three-wheeler Piaggio Ape, followed by a Trabant – and then it was the Defender’s turn. It was decided to outsource most of the build to a brand expert. Guy liked the look of the…

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1 min
the key players

GUY MARTIN Guy – named after Guy Gibson, the RAF pilot who led the Dambusters raid in the Second World War – has always lived in his native Lincolnshire. By trade he is a lorry mechanic, starting as an apprentice with Volvo when he was 16. He went on to work for various commercial vehicle companies, including his dad’s. In 1998, he followed in his dad’s footsteps by taking up motorcycle racing and enjoyed considerable success, achieving 17 podium finishes at the Isle of Man TT before he retired in 2017. He started doing TV work in 2010, and his down-to-earth, enthusiastic nature soon won him a huge following. He’s been a regular on our screens ever since, although he still works as a lorry mechanic. guymartinracing.co.uk DAVE BILLINGS Dave got his first Land Rover,…

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2 min
world of land rovers snow special!

‘The light cast on the snow by the last rays of the setting sun really elevates this pic. Good job!’ NEIL WATTERSON, EDITOR ‘Really nicely framed shot that captures one of Scotland’s best-known mountains in all its snow-covered magnificence.’ NEIL WATTERSON, EDITOR…

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1 min
win!

gear in the next issue of LRO To browse the full range of gear, go to exmoortrim.co.uk 1st PRIZE Exmoor Trim T-shirt, mug, flask, coffee cup and keyring, worth £50.99 2nd PRIZE Exmoor Trim T-shirt and mug, worth £27.99 Send pics to wolr@LRO.com. 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 better! This issue, it’s congratulations to our two prizewinners – first-placed Charlie Woolford and runner-up Terry Finlay. A neat one-two for snowy Scottish scenery!…

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