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Land Rover Owner November 2018

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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editor’s welcome

We’re back! After 2017, when heavy rain put a dampener on it, we were blessed with fabulous weather for both days of this year’s Land Rover Owner Show – and I’m still buzzing from it. It’s a bit of a manic weekend for me as I’m always running around trying to sort stuff, which means I was rarely on the LRO stand, but I did manage to chat to quite a few of you – and hear about your great vehicles. If you were there for the weekend, you may have seen me on Friday evening – catching up with friends and starting to make plans for next year’s show, even before the 2018 one had got underway. I’m incredibly pleased with how it all went. The tremendous feedback – both on…

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world of land rovers

1st prize ANDY MEDLICOTT WINS A SEALEY 33pc METRIC/IMPERIAL COMBINATION SPANNER SET ‘You can almost feel the sea breeze and smell the salty air in this shot of Andy’s 2009 2.4 TDCi Defender 90 on the beach near Tela, Honduras.’ NEIL WATTERSON, EDITOR Just in case JLR needs reminding what a ‘real’ Land Rover looks like and does for a living, here’s BOB RAE’S 2004 Defender 90 Td5 hard top, taking a rest from a day out in stunning Glen Isla in Angus with the Tay 4x4 Club. Like father, like son, DOM AND JASON MYCOCK are both into Land Rovers – in this case a Disco 2 and a Range Rover P38. Before he owned the Discovery, Dom’s previous Freelander 1 used to wear the D9 MYC registration. IAN McCONNELL captured this moment after surviving…

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sealey gear in the next issue of lro

1st PRIZE Sealey 13-piece ½in drive metric socket set AK2745 LIST PRICE £92.34 2nd PRIZE Sealey 44pc screwdriver, hex key and bit set S01090 LIST PRICE £45.54 For a chance to see one of your pics in print, send it to wolr@LRO.com (big files, please). Include a description of the vehicle and where the photo was taken, along with the names of anyone in it. This issue, it’s well done to first-placed Andy Medlicott, who wins a Sealey Combination Spanner Set (33pc metric/imperial). Second prize, a Sealey Rechargeable Inspection Lamp (24 SMDs + 7 LEDs), goes to Paul Fletcher.…

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tough as a defender

I’ve come to meet Brian Handley. He’s a busy film and TV cameraman, who often needs to carry a lot of kit to distant and remote parts of the country. For years, he relied on a Range Rover Classic. It was perfect as a work car; it also doubled as a prop sometimes, even appearing in The Bill. Eventually, the Classic succumbed to the ravages of time and had to be retired. Brian replaced it with a Discovery 2 – but that was just the starting point for what he had in mind. Brian is pretty confident doing anything mechanical. His father and his uncle were both mechanics. ‘I got it from them; no official training. I have a 1968 Triumph Spitfire I’ve had from almost new. As soon as I…

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action man

‘I’m a freelance camerman and author. I started many years ago at ATV on Crossroads. Later I went to HTV in Cardiff where I worked with Harry Secombe and Tom Jones. After the ITV restructuring in 1993, a BBC manager tipped me off about a new drama in Spain. The working title was Little England – but it became Eldorado. I spent a year back and forth to Spain setting it up and worked on it for two-and-a-half years in total. ‘Then I went freelance and made dramas, including scores of episodes of The Bill – my Classic was outside the station as a prop, and a camera car. I used it in the BBC drama This Life as a camera car, and in Hollyoaks too. ‘I’ve always been interested in railways…

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new disco sport hybrid

The 2020 version of the Discovery Sport should come with significant upgrades – as these ‘Gotcha!’ shots of the prototype show. The facelifted front, with full LED headlights, can be seen despite the camouflage. The five-plus-two-seater SUV also has a sharper, more aerodynamic body shape. Stickers on the windscreen reveal that this particular prototype is a hybrid, although further details are unavailable. The photographer reported that there were no obvious undercarriage alterations, so this Disco’s electrically assisted transmission would likely offer a modest range on full-electric power. The exhaust system is different from that of current production Disco Sports. The prototype is part of Land Rover’s plan for all its models to have an electric option by 2020. However, it shows Land Rover will still use the current Disco Sport platform for…

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