Land Rover Owner October 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

There have been loads of great Land Rovers over the years, and we’ve whittled them down to the top 10. They’re the models that have, in one way or another, made great contributions to Land Rover as we know it. Obviously, everyone has their own opinions on it so, if you have a different view, let us know. You can chat to us about it at the LRO Show – it’s not long now. If you’ve managed to miss us talking about this great event, it’s on 14-15 September at Peterborough. There’s a preview on p26, and details about how to get tickets on p78. You can be sure that this is the Land Rover show of the year – it’s the only one we do, so we put everything into it…

2 min
world of land rovers

1st prize SCOTT NICHOLSON WINS A SEALEY ½in SQ DR CALIBRATED MICROMETER TORQUE WRENCH ‘Scott’s Foley-converted 130 utility looks like it’s had all that Shetland peat designer-applied! That’s his mate Callum Pottinger’s Defender 110 parked behind.’ NEIL WATTERSON, EDITOR 2nd prize ASHLEY LUCAS WINS A SEALEY 5W CREE XPG LED HEADTORCH ‘This beautifully restored Series I 80in romping across the Tukituki River in the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand belongs to Nic Stewart. Ashley has framed the shot perfectly, and it’s pin-sharp.’ NEIL WATTERSON, EDITOR…

1 min
win! gear in the next issue of lro

1st PRIZE Sealey Welding Helmet Auto Darkening Shade 9-13 (S01001) LIST PRICE £77.94 2nd PRIZE Sealey Breaker Bar Extendable1/2in Square Drive (AK7315) LIST PRICE £50.34 For a chance to see one of your pics in print, send it to Include a vehicle description, where the pic was taken and names of anyone in the photo. Please send us the biggest file sizes you have. Well done to first prize winner Scott Nicholson who wins a Sealey ½in Sq Dr Calibrated Torque Wrench. Second prize; a Sealey 5W CREE XPG LED Headtorch, goes to Ashley Lucas.…

15 min
the 10 greatest land rovers

Discovery 1 A much-needed third addition to the brace of Land Rover models that made up the range in the late ’80s, the Discovery is often quoted to have saved the company – because it did. The Disco, developed on a tight budget, was designed as a bridge to span the gap between the utilitarian Ninety and One Ten and opulent Range Rover. It burst on to the scene in 1989 – initially with only a two-door body style – to cater for the family and lifestyle sector, and it was a great success. Combining the proven Range Rover chassis, the new 200Tdi diesel engine, a tall, airy body and an interior designed by Terence Conran, the Discovery made a fantastic package. Its price put it in direct competition with the many Japanese 4x4s…

1 min
red cross testing

Experts from the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have helped with the final phase of testing of the new Defender before the eagerly anticipated launch. The testing has taken place in the blistering heat of the United Arab Emirates – close to where IFRC’s first Land Rover, a Series I converted to a mobile dispensary, was used in 1954. IFRC has its global vehicle base in Dubai, so it was the perfect location for testing the still-disguised new model, while maintaining ties with the charity which is in its centenary year. The schedule included driving punishing sand dunes as well as the hairpins of the renowned Jebel Jais highway, which winds its way up the tallest mountain in the UAE. Land Rover has been conducting hot-weather testing – which includes high…

1 min
manics’ siii stolen

The Series III that the Manic Mechanics were due to overhaul on the Polybush stand at the LRO Show has been stolen. Owned by team member Gary Tuffnell for years, the Land Rover had been parked up in a yard near Milton Keynes awaiting attention. It’s fitted with a 2.5-litre petrol engine, front light bar with G4 spotlights, Mach 5 wheels, Recaro bucket seats and tub-mounted fuel tank. The dash has a custom wooden top, and the roof is black canvas over a specialist frame. Seen it? Call 101 and quote incident 40/47880/19.…