Land Rover Owner March 2019

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!

United Kingdom
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editor’s welcome

At the time of writing, it’s not been particularly cold in the UK this winter – but it ain’t over yet. Last winter it was cold right up to early April, so there’s still plenty of time. And that means there’s loads of time to get the most out of your Land Rover before the fresh shoots of spring arrive. I’ve already encountered snow – I was in north Devon in December when we had a light dusting and I managed to get on to some greenlanes. I was rather hoping we’d see some snow while we were in North Yorkshire (p42), but sideways rain was the order of the day! Still, I’ve a few more trips planned to the area in the coming months, so we’ll see what we get. Of course,…

2 min
world of land rovers

1st prize ALICE ALLENTGEOD WINS A SEALEY 33pc METRIC/IMPERIAL COMBINATION SPANNER SET ‘Congratulations to ALICE ALLENTGOED, who expertly captured husband Henk’s heroism in the family’s V8i Discovery 1 in South Africa’s Limpopo province.’ NEIL WATTERSON, EDITOR 2nd prize NICO CHAPMAN WINS A SEALEY RECHARGEABLE 24 SMD + 7 LED INSPECTION LAMP ‘The perfect way to admire the view from Gavarnie ski station in the Pyrenees. That’s why D2 owner NICO CHAPMAN is our deserving runner-up.’ NEIL WATTERSON, EDITOR…

1 min

For stockists, to order a free catalogue, or to buy online, go to 1st PRIZE Sealey Rechargeable 360° Slim Inspection Lamp (LED3604UV) LIST PRICE £74.34 2nd PRIZE Sealey Rechargeable Portable 20W COB Floodlight & Power Bank (LED184) LIST PRICE £71.94 For a chance to see one of your pics in print, send it 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. This issue, it’s well done to first-placed Alice Allentgoed, who wins a Sealey 33pc Matric/Imperial Combination Spanner Set. Second prize, a Sealey 24 SMD + 7 LED Rechargeable Inspection Lamp, goes to Nico Chapman. Well done all!…

8 min
queens of the desert

With just a few months to go until Helen Tait-Wright and Haley Bennett line up on the start line of the 29th Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc, the British duo are in the thick of their preparations. On the banks of a working French quarry near Nantes, the pair are subjecting their Defender 110 to a rigorous shakedown, flinging it repeatedly into the fast, loose corners, getting a feel for the handling and responsiveness of the vehicle they hope will carry them to victory. Along with their 110 hard top ‘Priscilla’ (a real Queen of the Desert), the duo will be the first all-British team to take to the start-line of the gruelling two-week off-road rally, rolling into the Moroccan desert alongside 129 other all-female teams after a glitzy opening…

1 min
wrapping it all up – ready for a rat run

This Defender’s stand-out distinctive finish is a mix of Mad Max and steam punk, wrapped around the hard top’s curves by Blue Lizard in Crawley. The rally includes a vehicle beauty competition – and Helen and Haley’s attempt to catch the judges’ eye has been to venture down a rat-look finish of rust and decay. Explains Haley: ‘We wanted it to look like it’s stood in a desert for 20 years, which took some explaining to the wrapping company. We’re both artistic so we wanted to do something different – but it took a lot of sketches and emails before we were happy.’…

1 min
new defender gets a workout in america

At last! After years of procrastination, Land Rover has confirmed the new Defender will be unveiled in 2019 before arriving in dealerships in 2020. This suggests to us that the reveal will be late in the year, possibly at the Frankfurt Motor Show – where the DC100 concept was shown in 2011. The press release is a teaser and includes the line: ‘With an all-new exterior and interior design respecting Defender’s unmistakable shape…’ We’ve spoken to people close to the vehicle and they have said they have never known a body-test mule so well camouflaged. So, what we’re seeing isn’t what we’ll get – and it may look closer to an old Defender than we expected. After all, if the Evoque’s redesign kept its looks, retaining the Defender’s boxy shape should be…