Land Rover Owner July 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

One of the things I said when I was (a lot) younger, was that I wasn’t really fussed about travelling abroad until I’d explored all of Great Britain. There is such a vast range of places to visit, roads to drive and scenery to enjoy that you don’t really need to have a passport to have an adventure. We’ve picked 10 of our favourite destinations for our Secret Britain feature (p37); and because they’re dotted around the country, you’re bound to be close to one. Head out for a day, or make a weekend of it. While you’re out, grab some pics of your adventures – and let’s have them for our World of Land Rovers pages (p6). Or, you still have a couple of weeks to submit an entry for the…

2 min
world of land rovers

1st prize NICK CHAPMAN WINS A SEALEY 115mm 11,000RPM ANGLE GRINDER ‘Who wouldn’t want to stop for a picnic here? Nick found this idyllic spot while greenlaning near Dolgellau.’ NEIL WATTERSON, EDITOR 2nd prize MIKE BUTLER WINS A SEALEY HOT AIR GUN 1600W 2-SPEED 375°C/500°C ‘The amusing sign turns this photo into a discussion point – good spot, Mike! He and his wife Loretta ,from Queensland, Australia ,were visiting Saunders Island in the Falklands.’ NEIL WATTERSON, EDITOR…

1 min
win! sealey gear in the next issue of lro

1st PRIZE Sealey Screwdriver, Hex Key & Bit Set 44pc (S01090) LIST PRICE £45.54 2nd PRIZE Sealey Large Angled Flo-Thru Brush with 1.7m Telescopic Handle (CC50) LIST PRICE £38.94 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, Nick Chapman wins a Sealey 115mm 900W Angle Grinder – might prove handy for his Discovery in coming years! Second prize, a Sealey 1600W 2-Speed 375°C/500°C Hot Air Gun, goes to Mike and Loretta Butler.…

8 min
university challenge

For many university students, the summer break is a welcome opportunity to take some time out from seminars, essay-writing and late-night library sessions – time to chill, go travelling or earn a few bob delivering pizzas or waiting tables. Not for Exeter University undergraduate Ollie Fielding, though. A family friend was keen to own a Defender that was a bit different from the crowd, and Ollie and his pal Duncan Hyde were just as keen to turn that brief into something tangible – so the would-be owner gave the guys free rein to come up with something memorable. And that’s how, during his three-month break in 2018, they embarked on an ambitious project to fit a Chevrolet LS3 V8 engine into a 2003 Defender 90. ‘It all started out with a conversation…

1 min
tech spec

• Year: 2003 • Model: Defender 90 hard top • Body: Tinted Masai windows and VGS alpine lights • Engine: Chevrolet LS3 6.2-litre V8 petrol, Holley Hooker headers, K&N air filter, Profusion custom stainless exhaust • Power: 430bhp at 5900rpm • Torque: 424lb ft at 4600rpm • Transmission: Tremec Magnum six-speed manual, Bailey Morris propshafts, Redbooster clutch servo • Axles: 24-spline halfshafts front and rear, four-pin front diff and limited-slip rear diff, heavy-duty flanges • Wheels: 18-inch Sawtooth alloys • Tyres: BFGoodrich All-Terrain • Brakes: EBC discs, vented and grooved • Suspension: Bilstein B6 shocks, Urban Automotive springs, SuperPro bushes…

1 min
the builders

When he’s not working on Land Rovers, Exeter University student Ollie Fielding is studying for his degree in mechanical engineering. The 20-year-old hopes to devote more time to creating custom Land Rovers and aftermarket accessories after completing his course. Friend Duncan Hyde has with many years’ experience making vehicles go faster, including racing hovercrafts, speedboats and motorbikes. Duncan’s engineering business, Repairs Unlimited, regularly tackles projects even more challenging than custom Land Rovers. It was in Duncan’s workshop that this Defender was created – using the tools and skills acquired over a lifetime.…